Transportation Engineer with Planning Focus

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The longer I am with our firm, the more examples I see of people looking after the wellbeing and interests of one another. I am so happy to be part of this company.
- Amy Lopez, Planner, Oakland Office

Erin Ferguson

Associate Engineer

San Francisco

Laurence Lewis

Principal Planner


Neelam Dorman

Senior Engineer

Orange County

Matt Braughton



Miao Gao

Engineering Associate

Orange County

Aaron Elias

Senior Engineer


Transportation Engineer with Planning Focus

Kittelson & Associates has an immediate opening for a Transportation Engineer with an expertise in traffic operations and an interest in multimodal planning work to join our growing office in Sacramento, California. We are looking for an entrepreneurial, energetic professional who is passionate and experienced in analyzing complex transportation systems and developing data-driven recommendations to help make informed planning and operational decisions.

Sacramento is a small, growing office with a strong focus on planning as it relates to corridor studies, system planning, safety, and active transportation projects. We are seeking to add an engineer with an interest in planning studies to complement this work and who is motivated to build relationships and pursue new opportunities that will impact the local community.


Job description

The successful candidate will understand the importance of data-driven decisions and exhibit an interest in participating in collaborative, interdisciplinary project teams. This person will have a strong desire and the interpersonal skills to interface with clients, and will receive mentoring and support from the team in order to become successful in this role. The successful candidate will be looking for more opportunities to take on additional responsibility as they manage their own career path at the firm.

Job requirements

Required qualifications:
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years of demonstrated experience with a focus on data analysis, traffic operations, and micro-simulation analyses for complex traffic, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian projects.
  • Registered California Civil PE, California TE, or PTOE certification.
  • Candidates must have significant hands-on experience in traffic and freeway operations software, such as HCS, Synchro, CORSIM, SIDRA, FREQ, and VISSIM.
  • Ability to effectively manage tasks and develop solid internal and client relationships.
  • Proven experience in providing quality technical analysis.
  • Strong willingness and ability to lead and win competitive marketing pursuits.

Preferred additional qualifications
  • Experience in completing reviews of current multimodal transportation policies, analyzing historical crash data, and developing conceptual multimodal improvement concepts.
  • Strong familiarity with Highway Capacity Manual principles with a specific focus on traffic operations, multimodal operations, context-sensitive design, and safety.
  • An understanding of the Caltrans Highway Design Manual, Plans Preparation Manual, and CA MUTCD.
  • Experience in coordinating with environmental planners, stakeholder outreach teams, and other disciplines for project delivery.
  • Confident public speaker before laypersons, stakeholders, teaming partners, and owners.

Personality characteristics:
  • Entrepreneurial and consulting spirit to serve internal and external clients
  • Passion for the transportation industry and consulting
  • Natural teaching and mentoring ability
  • Takes initiative to learn (i.e. seeks feedback and coaching from others)
  • Outward focused with a high level of customer service
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build trusting relationships
  • Ability to think on their feet with strong communication skills

The professionals who now define our reputation and quality of work came to the company one by one, each bringing the commitment, initiative, inquisitiveness, and willingness to take risks that have led to our collective success. Our staff is committed to our overall firm purpose and mission to create and sustain a lifelong learning environment for all staff, increase the value and contributions of our profession and the communities we serve, and provide the opportunity for the independent success for everyone on the team.

If you have a passion for what you do and want to work with a great team that is making a difference in Transportation today, we want to hear from you!

Our Benefits Are Focused on You 

Kittelson & Associates understands that each person is unique in their needs. The benefits that we offer are an extension of that understanding and of our values and culture. We built our benefits to be flexible in order to accommodate your individual needs and beliefs; we are proud of our focus on setting our team members up for future financial stability; and we understand the need to balance priorities at home and work. In short, our firm puts people first. Below is a sample of the benefits that we are proud to offer as part of our total compensation package.

Kittelson & Associates is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of veteran status or disability.

Kittelson & Associates is proud to serve the communities where we live and work in California through many strong partnerships