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Transportation Engineers
District Of Columbia

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Develop plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepare designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plan modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.

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Currently Employed: 970

Projected Annual Job Openings: 40

Typical Hourly Wage: $32.97 - $48.77

Typical Annual Salary: $68,600 - $101,400

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Design or prepare plans for new transportation systems or parts of systems, such as airports, commuter trains, highways, streets, bridges, drainage structures, or roadway lighting.
  • Investigate traffic problems and recommend methods to improve traffic flow or safety.
  • Check construction plans, design calculations, or cost estimations to ensure completeness, accuracy, or conformity to engineering standards or practices.
  • Prepare project budgets, schedules, or specifications for labor or materials.
  • Prepare administrative, technical, or statistical reports on traffic-operation matters, such as accidents, safety measures, or pedestrian volume or practices.
  • Evaluate traffic control devices or lighting systems to determine need for modification or expansion.
  • Evaluate transportation systems or traffic control devices or lighting systems to determine need for modification or expansion.
  • Estimate transportation project costs.
  • Confer with contractors, utility companies, or government agencies to discuss plans, specifications, or work schedules.
  • Model transportation scenarios to evaluate the impacts of activities such as new development or to identify possible solutions to transportation problems.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Special purpose telephones
  • Two way radios

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Map creation software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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