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Parsons Corporation Senior Transportation Engineer in Fort Myers, Florida

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Job Description:


Parsons is looking for a Senior Transportation Engineer / CAV Specialist to join our team in Tallahassee, FL. In the role of Senior Transportation Engineer / CAV Specialist. This position will involve shaping the Florida Department of Transportation's CAV program today and for future generations. This position will focus on implementing and advancing the Department's 'Vital Few' of improving safety, advancing mobility, inspiring innovation, and fostering workforce development.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage connected and autonomous vehicle assignments (examples include SPaT, autonomous transit micro-shuttles, transit and freight signal priority projects, etc.)

  • Manage up to six (6) fellow engineers, planners and designers.

  • Assist with the development of policies and governance with a goal to develop and communicate an institutionalized framework for planning, designing, and deploying CAV in Florida to maximize safety, mobility and economic development (SME) benefits.

  • Assist with the identification of funding opportunities for implementation, operations, and maintenance. Develop grant applications for discretionary funding opportunities.

  • Identify education and outreach program objectives with a goal to create awareness of CAV deployments, and develop the CAV workforce in Florida.

  • Develop industry outreach to implement SME outcome-based CAV technologies through active partnerships with industry, universities, and stakeholders.

  • Identify and develop technical requirements and specifications to create a framework for CAV infrastructure preparedness including software and hardware upgrades and new installations.

  • Establish a platform for CAV implementation readiness in terms of technology implementation, infrastructure improvements and gaps identification.

  • Assist with full-scale CAV deployment and implementation using the most relevant CAV applications that have the potential to achieve the SME benefits.

  • Develop and review RFIs for CAV projects

  • Support FDOT's managed lanes and arterial management programs


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant field or relevant field or Associates Degree and 10 years documented project manager experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years of combined experience in traffic, ITS, connected vehicles, and traffic safety

  • Possess one or more of the following: PE license, EI (ability to obtain Florida PE within 6 months), PTOE

  • Project Management experience, preferably in programs and budget management

  • Experience with the project life cycle from project planning to implementation

  • Familiarity with national standards related to CAV such as USDOT RSU, SAE, IEEE, NTCIP, ARC-IT, etc.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Familiar with MS Project and work planning process

  • Ability to multi-task and stay organized. Highly responsive to requests from clients.

  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Engineering or relevant field

  • Florida PE preferred

  • PTOE and CVP certifications

  • IMSA III, or PMP certifications

  • CAV deployment experience

  • Managed lanes and arterial management experience

  • Local candidates are preferred

The position requires a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.