Sr. Traffic Engineer - CO OR WA


Lone Tree, CO, US Bellevue, WA, US Seattle, WA, US Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 167239 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Infrastructure Engineers 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering (KIE) has immediate openings for several Senior (Sr.) Traffic Engineers and Lead MOT Engineers, for our growing Traffic/ITS Group working in either our Lone Tree Colorado office or Bellevue Washington Office.  We are looking for strong leaders, who want to grow their skills in developing others, while staying hands on in the complex designs of design/build projects.  Be a part of our rapidly growing Infrastructure Design Department, which includes structural, geotechnical, MOT, pavement, utilities, drainage, roadway, rail, traffic, and materials disciplines. This infrastructure design group is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit with best-in-class technical expertise focused on the design-build delivery of infrastructure projects. 


We had our highest revenues ever in 2022 and our transportation market grew by 16% last year.  We don't just hire for "a project" - we have the largest backlog of work in our history and new projects starting up so we are looking for people that want a long term career, want to solve complex design problems and be a part of something big!  As a Senior Traffic Engineer or Lead MOT Engineer, you will be leading segments of complete portions of complex Traffic and MOT designs for our project teams in Canada, Mexico, for design/build and other alternative delivery projects in North America. 

ENR released its 2022 Top 400 Contractor rankings. Kiewit ranks No. 3, up one spot from last year's No. 4 ranking. 
•    No. 1 - Domestic Heavy
•    No. 1 - Petroleum
•    No. 1 - Transportation
•    No. 2 - Power
•    No. 4 - Working Abroad
•    No. 20 - Domestic Building / Manufacturing

District Overview

Kiewit Infrastructure Engineering's Design Build/Alternative Delivery team are driving clients to turn to Kiewit during all stages of design-build projects to manage their multi-disciplined design teams to improve schedule, control costs and minimize risk. Our construction-focused engineers work collaboratively with our estimators and builders to design solutions that are innovative, constructible, and designed with a focus on safety. They analyze problems, determine root causes, and resolve design issues before they impact schedule and budget. Particularly on large design-build projects, clients benefit from the proven processes and tools used by Kiewit to minimize project risk. We are an in-house resource that supports projects throughout the company. Our staff shares experiences gained, innovative concepts, and best design practices for all projects that we support.


Our teams execute safe, cost effective, and innovative designs that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


On our team, you’ll have the opportunity to see more, touch more, and do more than you ever imagined. Working hard will not only bring you satisfaction from a job well done, but it will help propel your career forward faster than you might expect. We provide training, develop your skills, and allow you to take on projects that impact millions across North America. With top-notch health benefits, a wealth-building 401k plan, and unbeatable growth opportunities, by joining Kiewit, you’re ensuring a lifetime of success.


These positions are based in our Lone Tree Colorado or Bellevue Washington offices.  We offer excellent relocation assistance to candidates outside of the area. 


  • Lead, mentor and oversee mid-level staff and junior staff. 
  • Lead/Supervise engineers/designers in the modeling and design of traffic signal systems, signing and striping, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), illumination, and temporary traffic control. 
  • Lead the production and delivery of project reports, plans, specifications and estimates for traffic portions of Infrastructure projects. 
  • Will be involved in the technical production and delivery of all traffic components for North America projects through coordination with multiple design teams. 
  • Lead interdisciplinary design coordination to ensure that project elements are compatible
  • Conduct capacity analyses, traffic counts on roadways to determine traffic volume and flow patterns, and oversee Traffic investigations being performed in the field
  • Recommend traffic safety enhancements based on field studies
  • Analyze and evaluate complex design and construction phasing plans to formulate effective traffic engineering strategies, and to ensure compliance with the feasibility and safety requirements
  • Lead project technical meetings and provide coordination to resolve design issues
  • Sign and seal final design of project traffic elements such as traffic signals, signing and striping, ITS, illumination, and maintenance of traffic (MOT) plans 


  • 10+ years of transportation project experience, performing similar traffic design functions as outlined above. 
  • Must have at least 2 years leading/mentoring engineers and interested in continuing in a role leading and supervising others. 
  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Civil Engineering. An emphasis in traffic engineering is desirable. 
  • Master’s degree in Traffic Engineering or related field desired
  • Professional Engineer licensure required. PTOE is recommended
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of designing traffic signal systems, ITS, signing / striping, and/or lighting/electrical elements for transportation projects
  • Familiarity with design-build delivery is preferred
  • Working knowledge and experience with MicroStation (OpenRoads Designer (ORD)) or AutoCAD / Civil 3D platforms
  • Skills in traffic simulation / modeling software including Synchro/SimTraffic, Vissim, TransModeler, HCS, and similar platforms are desirable
  • General knowledge of MOT is preferred, and experience developing construction plans for transportation projects is ideal.

Sr. Traffic Engineer, Sr. MOT Engineer, Sr. Maintenance of Traffic Engineer, Senior MOT Engineer, Senior Traffic Engineer, Lead Traffic Engineer, Traffic Lead, MOT Lead, Lead Maintenance of Traffic Engineer


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

Base Compensation: $120,000 - $200,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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