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Parsons Corporation Midwest Traffic Practice Lead in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Job Description:

To serve as the overall lead for Traffic Practice in the Midwest. The role for this position will be to serve as a key member of the Midwest leadership, promoting our goals and objectives, alongside colleagues serving as Discipline Leads and Project Managers and reporting to the Area Manager.


  • Prepare, coordinate, and supervise traffic engineering design, analysis and modeling tasks and provide traffic discipline support to other Discipline Leads and Project Managers

  • Coordinate overall traffic backlog, schedules, budgets, and deadlines

  • Train and manage traffic resources including staff workloads, career planning, individual development plans, including one-on-one conversations, salary recommendations, etc.

  • Actively engage with Traffic Engineering Technical Organization within Parsons to share or seek resources as needed

  • Create a challenging professional environment of innovation, opportunity, development, and continuous improvement for the Traffic team focused on staff growth and succession planning

  • Plan, monitor and ensure compliance with scope, schedule and budgetary constraints on multiple projects

  • Lead/support (as appropriate) the development of Traffic Engineering and TSMO Design portfolio

  • Serve as Traffic Discipline Lead on pursuits and opportunities with DOTs and other clients in the Central Area (East, Mid, West)

  • Support Design-Build and major project in other Areas/Offices


  • Participate in Parsons’ Traffic Engineering Technical Organization to establish internal professional network.

  • Parsons Infrastructure Technical Organization (ITO) facilitates seamless sharing of lessons learned, resources, expertise, and backlog across offices. Grow your stature within the ITO in the near/long term

  • Support or lead traffic engineering tasks for other offices within the Midwest states.

  • Strategize and engage in hiring decisions to achieve organic growth.

  • Identify and develop high-potential talent.

  • Participate in strategizing, storyboarding, writing, and reviewing proposals – become an integral part of the team’s success

  • Participate in Business Development strategy meetings as needed

  • Engage and serve in leadership positions within industry organizations, with specific subcommittee involvement at relevant professional organizations including ACEC, ITE, ASCE, and others.

  • Seek opportunities to make presentations or write articles. Encourage others in the team to do the same.

  • Maintain current knowledge of project pipeline for key clients


  • 4-year degree in Civil Engineering (or related field) and 15 years or more of related work experience in traffic engineering and analysis

  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration is required

  • PTOE certification is highly desirable, but not required

  • Experience interfacing with DOTs within the Midwest is essential

  • Solid foundational knowledge of basic traffic analysis and design software such as Synchro, Vissim, Rodel, MicroStation and others

  • Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) experience is desirable, but not required

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Critical Infrastructure team.

For more than 75 years, our experts have designed and delivered the critical infrastructure that connects and protects communities around the world. We work in diverse, collaborative teams, both within the company and with our partners and customers, to plan, design, build, and modernize infrastructure. We take special pride in projects and solutions that improve communities as well as people’s quality of life by promoting economic growth, enhancing mobility, and increasing sustainability and resiliency. Powered by our people, we provide the imagination necessary to support our customers’ visions—and to help them see new possibilities.

Salary Range:

$136,200.00 - $245,200.00

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by customer requirements and some cases federal, state, provincial or local mandates.

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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