Junior Roadway/ Transportaion Engineer

Job Description

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description:

Arcadis is seeking an entry-level Transportation Design Engineer to join the team in Knoxville, TN. In this position, you will have the opportunity to be mentored and trained by technical experts in the field of transportation design.

With the support of one of the industry’s leading technical and professional staffs, you will assist our growing transportation design and traffic engineering group in Tennessee in the preparation of roadway design plans, engineering reports, studies and analyses in a wide range of areas (e.g. traffic operations, safety and transportation planning projects).

This position offers an excellent opportunity to grow professionally while working on a wide variety of projects alongside a dedicated and experienced staff.

Role accountabilities:

Position responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare conceptual designs and construction plans utilizing OpenRoads design software
  • Create engineering design including geometric design of highways and streets, drainage design (hydrology and hydraulics) and completion of construction engineering and inspection tasks
  • Complete transportation planning reports, roadway safety studies and general traffic engineering projects
  • Collect traffic and highway field data
  • Complete Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control (EPSC) plans, inspections and/or other stormwater related projects
  • Use various software platforms including Microstation, OpenRoads and related design & office software

Desired Skills/ Attributes:

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office tools such as Excel, Word & Powerpoint

Basic understanding of the application of geometric and traffic operations principles including AASHTO, MUTCD, and state DOT requirements/policies

Qualifications & Experience:

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or another closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EIT Certification
  • Experience using OpenRoads

Why Become an Arcadian?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth’s resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. We are dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

rcadis offers benefits for full time positions. These benefits include medical, dental, and vision, EAP, 401K, STD, LTD, AD&D, life insurance, paid parental leave, reward & recognition program and optional benefits including adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement. We offer seven paid holidays and potentially up to two floating holidays per calendar year depending on start, and 15 days PTO that accrue per year. The salary range for this position is $46800 – $70200 / year.

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