Entry-Level Traffic Engineers / Transportation Planners - Wells + Associates

Entry-Level Traffic Engineers / Transportation Planners

Wells + Associates, a leading transportation engineering and planning firm, is seeking a candidate for an entry-level Traffic Engineer/Transportation Planner in all of our offices located in Tysons, VA, Manassas, VA, and Bethesda, MD.  This could be the ideal job for you if:

  • You are enthusiastic and passionate about not only furthering your career but also contributing to the overall success of the company.
  • You are detail-oriented and take great pride in your work.
  • You are ambitious and strive to not only meet expectations but also look for ways to exceed expectations.
  • You believe that the best ideas and solutions result from collaboration with your teammates.

Under close and instructional supervision, performs entry-level professional duties in transportation planning/engineering and completes related work as may be required.

Responsibilities are to work with other higher level professional and non-professional staff as needed on a variety of tasks and expand areas of personal expertise.  Other duties as required.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Collection, analysis, and reporting of traffic data
  • Intersection capacity analysis
  • Parking studies
  • Review of roadway geometrics and signal timing
  • Bicycle and pedestrian evaluation
  • Perform engineering/planning work with supervision
  • Assist with preparation of technical reports; and
  • Travel to and from job sites, other offices, and meetings, as required.
  • Understanding of the theory and practice of transportation engineering principles
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, public review agency personnel, and clients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing and assist with report preparation
  • Ability to complete assignments efficiently and in a timely fashion


  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or Transportation Planning
  • 0 to 2 years of experience in traffic engineering and/or transportation planning
  • Knowledge of traffic analysis software (HCS, Synchro, VISSIM preferred)
  • Knowledge of CADD software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Drivers’ license and personal transportation
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) or American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certificate desirable.

Benefits + Compensation

Wells + Associates offers a competitive compensation package including:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and holidays
  • Flexible schedule, optional teleworking
  • Great company culture (one of “Virginia’s Best Places to Work” by Virginia Business), mentorship, on- and off-the-job training opportunities
  • Great corporate and social events

Salary is based on entry-level position, skill set and number of years of experience.

About Wells + Associates

Over the last 30 years, we have become trusted transportation consultants on over 8,000 projects in nearly 40 states. When you team with W+A, you will discover what many public and private organizations across the country and around the world already know: Our team members are among the most accomplished, most creative implementers in the industry.

Wells + Associates actively embraces diversity in the work force, hiring regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities, race, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Wells + Associates
Attn: Jessica Lake
1420 Spring Hill Road
Suite 610
Tysons, VA 22102
Email: hiring@wellsandassociates.com