Location: Portland

Kittelson has an immediate opening in our Portland, Oregon, office for a senior-level transportation engineer to help us develop our growing intelligent transportation systems practice in the northwest and across the firm.

Position Summary

The intelligent transportation systems (ITS) practice leader, based in our Portland office, will provide strategic vision and business development support across the firm and will manage and lead highly technical projects focused on the use of technology to improve transportation systems for all users. The ITS practice leader will be responsible for creating opportunities for less-experienced staff to develop skills in ITS planning and design. He or she will also present and develop cost-effective deployment plans, propose methodologies, and objectively present findings while building consensus among stakeholders and the public. The successful candidate will have the desire and interpersonal skills to interface with clients, and will receive mentoring and support to become successful in this role. The successful candidate will seek opportunities to take on additional responsibilities during the course of his/her career at Kittelson.


Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years of traffic engineering experience, with background in ITS planning and design
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Extensive experience working on a variety of projects related to the following areas:
    • Traffic monitoring and management, particularly for incidents, emergency services, construction, and weather-related events
    • Traveler information systems
    • Archived data management
  • Minimum of 4  years of hands-on experience in analyzing and solving complex transportation technology challenges dealing with all travel modes
  • Ability to use a variety of software programs effectively, and to make timely and informed recommendations to clients, elected officials, and stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively manage projects and develop solid internal and client relationships
  • Proven experience in providing quality-control oversight of technical analysis
  • Strong willingness and ability to lead and win competitive marketing pursuits

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) systems engineering process
  • Ability to provide technical advice on the following topics:
    • Network engineering, including interconnect planning and design
    • Transportation operation centers (TOC), including their connection to field equipment and role in monitoring traffic
    • Freeway management, particularly related to incident management, ramp meters, variable speed limits, and variable message signs (VMS)
    • Warning systems for speeds and/or challenging roadway geometry
    • Vehicle-tracking systems for transit and freight
    • Traffic signal systems and adaptive signal control technology (ASCT)
    • Systems engineering
  • Experience coordinating stakeholder outreach teams and other disciplines for project delivery
  • Experience conducting technical training

Preferred Soft Skills

  • Entrepreneurial and consulting spirit to serve internal and external clients
  • Passion for the transportation industry and consulting
  • Natural teaching and mentoring ability
  • A strong desire to learn
  • Outward focus, with high level of customer service
Kittelson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not face discrimination on the basis of veteran status or disability.

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