Transportation Engineers


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.
Also called: Engineer, Project Engineer, Traffic Operations Engineer, Transportation Engineer

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • design
  • product and service development
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • physics
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Computer aided design CAD software
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Bentley MicroStation
    Analytical or scientific software
  • McTrans HCS+
  • Trafficware SynchroGreen
    Project management software
  • Microsoft Project
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Education:

    bachelor's degree
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