Traffic Design Team Leader
Portland, OR 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

DEA's Portland, OR officeis hiring for a Traffic Design Team Leader in our Transportation Business Unit as part of our Smart Mobility Practice working on a variety of traffic engineering design and transportation analysis projects. As a traffic design leader in the Smart Mobility group this position will manage project design teams and tasks for transportation projects that may involve traffic signals, signing, striping, temporary traffic control, illumination, and ITS communications. The position will also have the opportunity to supervise and mentor team members and help grow the Oregon region Smart Mobility group. Responsibilities will be diverse and will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Managing traffic design tasks or projects of varying degrees including scope, schedule, budget, QC and financial management
  • Overseeing, designing, or reviewing the design plans, specifications and estimates (PSE&E) and serving as the engineer of record for traffic design aspects of projects
  • Opportunity to serve as a team supervisor under the direction and the Oregon Smart Mobility Group Leader
  • Building relationships with clients and peers in the industry
  • Mentoring and training junior staff
  • Traffic engineering design (signing and striping, signals, temporary traffic control)
  • Illumination design
  • ITS design
  • Transportation analysis and planning support
  • Serving as Project Manager for traffic design focused projects
  • Serving as Deputy PM or Task Lead on larger multi-discipline projects
  • Pursuing additional growth opportunities in project management, business development and professional though leadership
  • Opportunities to collaborate across DEA's diverse business units, markets and technical practices.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Oregon (or the ability to obtain it within 1 year)
  • 7 plus years of professional engineering experience
  • Good communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Desire to work in the Traffic Engineering field
  • Ability to work both in teams and independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Experience with design software such as Microstation, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Guide Sign, AGi32, Infraworks, ConceptStation, etc.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience leading project teams
  • Experience training others in fundamentals of traffic design tasks
  • Masters degree in Civil Engineering or related field


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule
  • Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals

Transportation Jobs with DEA

The increasing complexities of modern transportation include growing demands, aging infrastructure, rising costs, funding challenges, and environmental concerns. Agencies and communities faced with improving their transportation systems must do more with less. From initial investigations through planning, concept development, final design, and construction, DEA responds with solutions that serve today's transportation needs while accommodating tomorrow's growth. Our Transportation Business Unit focuses on five practices: Smart Mobility, Roads and Highways, Transit and Rail, Bridges and Structures, and Construction Engineering.

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 7 years
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