Senior Traffic Engineer / Transportation Planner - Wells + Associates

Senior Traffic Engineer / Transportation Planner

Wells + Associates, a leading transportation engineering and planning firm, is immediately seeking candidates for senior-level professionals who are passionate about how transportation planning and traffic engineering improves communities.  This could be the ideal job for you if:

  • You are looking for an opportunity to lead the growth of a transportation consulting practice in the Washington Metropolitan area,
  • You desire a career that allows you tremendous growth potential, and
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit.


  • Perform advanced, specialized engineering/planning work requiring independent judgment
  • Manage client relationships
  • Prepare and manage proposals and budgets
  • Coordinate and lead the work of junior staff on multi-faceted projects
  • Train and mentor junior staff
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Perform QA/QC procedures
  • Present information and/or findings to public agencies, review boards, governing bodies, and community groups
  • Participate in W+A internal committees to assist the company in achieving its overall goals
  • Other duties as directed by Principal Associates

      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering or Transportation Planning, or equivalent experience
      • P.E. License or AICP Certification
      • 10+ years of experience in traffic engineering and/or transportation planning
      • Project management experience
      • Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation experience
      • Proficiency with traffic analysis software, (HCS, Synchro, VISSIM preferred)
      • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
      • Experience training and mentoring junior staff
      • Has some experience with consulting
      • Drivers’ license and personal transportation
      • Authorization to work in the U.S.

        Benefits + Compensation

        Wells + Associates offers a competitive compensation package including:

        • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
        • 401(k) with 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 commensurate with experience.

        About Wells + Associates

        Over the last 30 years, we have become trusted transportation consultants on over 8,000 projects in nearly 40 states, serving clients from our offices in the Washington, DC region and Charlotte, NC. 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