Job Alert! Traffic Systems Engineer – Iteris, Inc @ Santa Ana, CA

January 13, 2017 at 10:04 am

Title:                     Traffic Systems Engineer

Requisition:        16-0247

Location:             Santa Ana, CA

Click here to apply online on the company website

Job Description

This role will focus on the in integration of traffic engineering practices into the Roadway Sensors products and services portfolio. It will involve developing new applications of products and services and integrating them into new and existing traffic systems. It involves creating new SW and HW based solutions either for general production or customer-specific applications. Additionally, it will involve developing reports, analyses, white papers and application-specific tech notes.

This position is not an hourly, billing-based position and does not do work such as signal timing plans or optimizing traffic networks, etc. This is not a traditional consulting role.

The person hired for this position will work with a team of diverse, multi-disciplinary professionals to design transportation engineering solutions and communicate those solutions to customers. This person will interface with public-agency customers, sales professionals, product design engineers, field and test engineers, and data scientists. They will build and maintain relationships with key traffic engineering & ITS clients. Position will require work in the field for evaluations, testing and assessment and will involve some travel.

Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering is required with at least two years of experience in traffic/transportation engineering
  • PE, PTOE certification is optional

Qualifications Desired

  • Knowledge of transportation performance measures
  • Experience with Adaptive traffic control systems
  • Connected and Autonomous vehicles and infrastructure: specifically V2I
  • Strong experience with traffic data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Knowledge of traffic signal controller operation, programming and control
  • Familiarity with communications systems – with an emphasis on wireless systems
  • Complete streets familiarity–A state-of-the-practice understanding of complete streets/active transportation design guidance, Transit, bike, ped & vehicle modes of travel.
  • Familiarity with analysis and simulation software programs in common use in the industry, such as HCS, Synchro, VISSIM, etc.
  • Strong skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint)
  • Experience or knowledge of: safety studies, intersection operations studies, traffic impact studies, traffic signal timing studies, parking analysis, bicycle and pedestrian studies, Traffic Signal Design and Operation, Traffic Control Design and Operation, Design Concept Reports, Corridor Studies, and Preliminary Traffic Reports, Safety Studies and Intersection Improvement Studies.
  • Experience with traffic signal design and innovative signal treatments for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Job Alert! Product Support Engineer – Iteris, Inc. (Location: Northeastern U.S.)

January 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

Title:                     Product Support Engineer          

Requisition:        16-0131

Location:             Northeastern US

Click here to apply online on the company website

Job Description

We are recruiting throughout the nation for product support engineers. We have an immediate need in the Northeast United States, but also throughout the US.

Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthier and productive.

Perform turn-on and technical sales support for Iteris video detection product lines and other product offerings represented by Iteris. Phone support, field support, troubleshooting, maintenance and installation of all products. Product testing support, managing field test sites for new products required. Work closely with district sales manager supporting all accounts as needed to maintain and grow customer base.

Qualifications Required

  • Minimum of IMSA level 2 and work zone safety certifications.
  • Experience with NEMA PrTS1, TS2, 170/332 traffic cabinet architectures and related equipment.
  • 2+ years experience with video detection installation, set up, and trouble shooting.
  • Min. 5 years experience with field installation, integration, and field support for transportation related systems.
  • Possess field and traffic cabinet level troubleshooting skills.
  • Perform aerial work in a bucket truck or other types of man lifts when required
  • Reside in the Northeast region of the U.S.
  • Travel within the Northeast region and ability to travel throughout the U.S. and Canada without restrictions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications Desired

  • Experience with RADAR vehicle detection technology.
  • Experience with Ethernet networking, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to learn quickly and retain/understand complex technical material.
  • Ability to work long and diverse hours outdoors while in various environmental conditions.
  • Computer literate with experience using SalesForce.com or other trip reporting and account management software systems including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
  • International travel flexibility (South America and Middle East)

Job Alert: General Engineer – USDOT’s ITS Joint Program Office @ Washington, DC

September 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm
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The U.S. Department of Transportation is pleased to announce an opportunity for a General Engineer within the Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO).

The successful candidate will serve on the Policy, Architecture, and Knowledge Transfer team and manage systems engineering, radio frequency spectrum, certification, cybersecurity, and deployment technical assistance projects that are consistent with the ITS Strategic Plan 2015 to 2019 portfolio. The General Engineer will also serve as a technical expert on ITS ranging from the development of connected vehicle core system architectures, application of wireless communication to safety and mobility enhancing systems, certification processes, smart city interoperability, vehicle and infrastructure cybersecurity, and connected vehicle testbed operations and deployment support.

Come join the ITS JPO team if you are passionate about advancing tomorrow’stransportation technologies to create a safer, smarter, more efficient transportation system!

The vacancy is open until October 6, 2016. Please visit the following for more information and to apply for this position:

FHWA.JPO-2016-0017:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451553000/ (open to all U.S. candidates)

FHWA.JPO-2016-0016:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451552800/ (open to candidates that are current or former federal employees or eligible Veterans with VEOA)

2017 Traffic Control Device Challenge (Submissions Due October 1, 2016)

August 15, 2016 at 5:45 pm

TRB is co-sponsoring the Traffic Control Device Challenge (TCDC), which aims to promote innovation and stimulate ideas in the traffic control devices area with a goal of improving operations and safety. The focus of this year’s TCDC is supporting advanced vehicle technologies, connected vehicles, or autonomous vehicles. In order to focus the submissions, priorities will be given to those that include pavement markings, traffic signing, and/or work zone devices. Submissions are due October 1, 2016, and guidelines for participation are available online.

If selected as a finalist, submitters should either plan to attend or have a representative attend the TRB Annual Meeting, January 8-12, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The judging for the top three submissions will take place during the TRB Annual Meeting. The first, second and third place winners will be expected to attend the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) Convention and Traffic Expo, February 12-14, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Job Alert: Transportation Analyst –  Cambridge Systematics @ Austin, TX

May 12, 2014 at 11:30 pm

Cambridge Systematics is a place where individuals are able to grow and develop both personally and professionally. When you come to work for us, you’ll be joining an independent, employee-owned company, recognized nationally and internationally. Through our world class on boarding process, new hires receive introductory training from our staff subject matter experts. Ongoing learning and knowledge sharing is a hallmark of our culture and our pursuit of excellence. Through our professional development opportunities, staff can branch out into several different career paths. In addition, we offer competitive salaries and superior benefits.

We are seeking a transportation consulting professional with proven project management and business development skills to help drive the expansion of our Transportation Planning and Management practice. This is an excellent opportunity to join an established and growing national team of planners, engineers, and economists recognized for innovative work in transportation planning and policy analysis.

The successful candidate will work with CS professionals around the country to address transportation challenges faced by Federal, state, and local governments, with a particular focus on clients in the western U.S. You will manage complex client projects, create and implement business development strategies, conduct leading-edge transportation research and analysis, and train and mentor other staff.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in planning, engineering, public policy, or a related field; 3 or more years of professional experience, including two or more years in a related consulting environment; proven business development, project management, and client service skills; proven writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills; and strong analytic and problem-solving skills with fluency in transportation data, planning methods, and analysis tools

http://www.camsys.com

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified Candidates Apply To: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=8965851

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The Journey Begins: World’s Largest Tunnel Boring Machine – Bertha – Boards A Ship in Japan Heading to Seattle

March 8, 2013 at 11:56 am

Via King5 News

Just spotted this nice report/update on the world’s tallest (5-story-tall) tunnel boring machine (TBM), Bertha, which will begin work in Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project (SR 99 Tunnel Project). Bertha’s deep-bore tunnel will replace the aging Alaskan Way Viaduct, which will eventually be torn down. She should begin digging next summer.  As reported below, Bertha’s 41 pieces – the largest weighing up to 900 tons – are being loaded on a single ship in Japan, leaving around mid-March and arrive in Seattle later this month, if all goes well in the choppy seas.

For those curious about the name Bertha, it was chosen as part of a contest for school-aged kids across Washington state. While we are at it, don’t forget to follow the live tweets from Bertha @BerthaDigsSR99, the only TBM in the world with it’s own twitter account (at least until the project finishes).  Pretty cool stuff, right? Also, you can follow the WSDOT blog to stay updated on the project’s progress.

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Coolest Gas Station, EVER (with Crazy Roof Structure)?

January 28, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Job(s) Alert – Many Entry-Level Engineers Wanted @ Connecticut Dept. of Transportation

October 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

(via Young Professionals in Transportation)

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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) is one of the leading transportation agencies in the nation.  ConnDOT offers a variety of transportation-related career opportunities for entry level civil engineers in their Office’s of Engineering and Construction, including traffic engineering, transportation design, and construction. Advancement opportunities also exist in our Bureaus of Policy & Planning and Bureau of Aviation & Ports.

ConnDOT is recruiting new hires to work in the Transportation Engineering field.  Entry at the Transportation Engineer Trainee level requires a 4-Year Engineering Degree from an accredited school and a ConnDOT interview. These positions have:   

  • Starting Salary: $56,208
  • 40 Hour Work Week
  • Excellent Benefits Package
  • On-the-job Training
  • Advancement Opportunities

More information can be found on their Human Resources webpage.

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Popular Mechanics explains WTF went wrong with the Qantas Airbus A380 Rolls Royce Engine

December 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm

(Source: Popular Mechanics)

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Image Courtesy: Popular Mechanics

As well as being the largest jet in commercial service, the Airbus A380 represents a bid by Europe’s EADS to take from America’s Boeing the title of world’s most advanced commercial aircraft manufacturer. Critical to that endeavor is the aircraft’s ability to not crash, come apart in midair, or generally imperil the lives of the public. Unhappily for Airbus, Qantas A380 was taking off from Singapore on November 4, 2010, when its number two engine exploded with a loud bang. Flying shrapnel punched a hole in the wing and injured two people on the ground, but the plane was able to land safely. Was the engine’s failure a one-in-a-million coincidence, or a result of a fundamental engineering flaw? The fate of billions of dollars worth of aircraft orders may ride on the answer.

Popular Mechanics looked into the investigation preliminary report into the accident and offers an easy to understand explanations in plain English for us not-so informed average citizens. In short, the report notes that the accident happened due to a fatigued metal element inside the engine, which resulted in oil seepage there by leading to a fire and eventually exploding the internal parts of the engine.  Great explanations along with the reference to the preliminary report makes for an interesting read (at least that’s what my techy brain says). Click here to read the full analysis.

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Job(s) Alert: Two Positions: Associate Program Director (Ops) and Program Manager (Engineering) – AASHTO @ Washington, DC

November 30, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Associate Program Director, Operations

  • Department: Engineering and Technical Services
  • Grade: 13
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Supervisor’s Title: Program Director, Engineering

Nature of Position:  The Associate Program Director for Operations assists the Program Director for Engineering in his/her role in coordinating the technical and engineering programs and the activities of the Association as assigned.

The Associate Program Director for Operations will assist the Program Director for Engineering and other senior staff in monitoring one or more transportation modes of interest to the Association, including the work of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways; its Subcommittees on Traffic Engineering, Maintenance, Systems Operation and Management; associated technical committees and task forces; and technical service programs in the engineering operations arena. The incumbent assists the Program Director in providing professional and logistic support to ensure that these committees understand AASHTO policies and procedures and are cognizant of key technical, legislative, and regulatory issues. With the assistance of the Program Director for Engineering, the incumbent also represents and promotes AASHTO’s position before federal agencies or other organizations. To this end, the incumbent develops working relationships with external governmental and technical organizations. The incumbent may represent the Association on panels or in workshops, and perform functions as necessary to further public comprehension of AASHTO’s purpose and activities.

The incumbent will also serve as staff liaison to one or more subcommittees or task forces. Duties will include attending meetings and providing policy or procedural advice; advising on meeting agendas and task force staffing; disseminating informational material to committee members; and providing other assistance as required. The incumbent also works with a variety of committees in the production of engineering and professional publications, and responds to technical inquiries on publications and policies.

Education:  A bachelor’s of science degree in engineering is preferred. Evidence of a higher degree of professional development is desirable.  Professional registration is desired.

Skill Requirements:  A broad understanding of transportation engineering and the technical aspects of one or more modes of transportation, as well as legal, legislative, and regulatory history of that transportation mode, and current developments and trends in that sector. Sound comprehension of the administrative, legislative, and regulatory process at the federal and state levels. Sound project management skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.  The incumbent must be available to travel.

Relevant Experience:   Approximately ten years or more of professional experience in one of the transportation modes is required, with demonstrated evidence of professional growth, increasing responsibility, and project management/consultant oversight skills.  Some of the previous experience should be in design, construction, operations, maintenance, and/or planning in a state, local, or federal transportation agency.

Relationships With:

  • Members: Maintain regular and frequent contact with committee members through meeting attendance, newsletters or correspondence, e-mail, and telephone contacts.
  • Governing Structure: The position involves a close and continuing responsibility to committee officers of assigned committees.
  • Government: The incumbent is responsible for maintaining contact with appropriate state, local and Federal government personnel.
  • Public: Responds to certain public written and telephone inquiries, especially in technical areas, and may have occasional contact with media representatives.
  • Other Organizations: The incumbent is expected to maintain good working relationships with other interest groups or associations, and may represent AASHTO on panels.  Depending on the specific duties assigned, the incumbent may be responsible for helping to negotiate contracts and for monitoring assigned professional consulting contracts.
  • Association Office Personnel: May assist other staff members as required.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Association Policy Formulation: The incumbent is expected to assist the Program Director in the development and implementation of association policies.
  • Planning: May be called upon to participate in various long-range planning efforts, and is responsible for planning pertinent elements of the Association’s annual conference. Depending on the specific duties assigned, the incumbent may be expected to assist in planning annual publication activities, budget preparation, and planning of the Association’s annual budget..
  • Transportation Policy Formation: The incumbent is expected on occasion to draft, write, or edit transportation policy statements or resolutions related to the assigned transportation modes, or other areas of interest to the Association; however, such positions may not be established without approval by higher authorities.
  • Decision Authority: As assigned by the Program Director.
  • Budgetary Responsibility: Assists the Program Director for Engineering in recommending and controlling his/her budget ranging from $50,000 to $3,000,000.
  • Supervisory Responsibility: Supervises Program Manager for Engineering, Telecommunications Manager, and several consulting contract employees.  May be designated to perform the duties of the Program Director in his/her absence or as assigned.
  • Supervision Received: Supervision is provided in terms of general objectives, rather than on a day-to-day basis.  Significant decisions will be reviewed by the Program Director for Engineering.
  • Availability of Qualified Personnel: The recruitment of a qualified replacement is estimated to require from three to four months.

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Program Manager for Engineering

  • Department: Engineering and Technical Services
  • Grade: 10
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Supervisor’s Title: Associate Program Director, Operations

Nature of Position:  The Program Manager for Engineering assists the Associate Program Director for Operations and other senior staff in the work of the AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways and its Subcommittees (to include one or more of the following: Traffic Engineering, Maintenance, and/or Systems Operation and Management), as well as technical service programs in these areas, as assigned.  Duties will include attending meetings and providing policy or procedural advice; advising on meeting agendas and task force staffing; disseminating informational material to committee members; and providing other assistance as required.  The incumbent will also work with a variety of committees in the production of engineering and related professional publications, and may respond to technical inquiries on publications and policies.

Education:  A bachelor’s of science degree in engineering is required, preferably in civil engineering, and professional development such as postgraduate education.  Professional registration is desired.

Skill Requirements:  A broad understanding of the technical aspects of highway engineering, to include traffic engineering, maintenance, and/or systems operation and management, and a sound comprehension of the administrative, legislative, and regulatory process at the federal and state levels.  Sound project management skills, as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.  Basic use of the computer for word processing, spreadsheet analysis, and use of databases.  The incumbent must be able to travel 50-70 days per year.

Relevant Experience:  A minimum of seven years of professional experience in transportation engineering is required, to include traffic engineering, maintenance, and/or systems operation and management, with demonstrated evidence of professional growth, increasing responsibility, and project management/consultant oversight skills.  Some of the previous experience should be at a policy planning or management level in a state, local, or federal transportation agency.

Relationships With:

  • Members:  Maintain regular and frequent contact with committee members and task forces through meeting attendance, newsletters or other correspondence, e-mail, and telephone calls.
  • Governing Structure:  The incumbent provides support to the Associate Program Director for Operations and to AASHTO committees, has frequent contact with certain committee officers, and may communicate with officers and members of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Government:  Initiates and maintains direct contacts with state, local and Federal government personnel.
  • Public:  Responds to written and telephone inquiries, particularly those relating to engineering projects.  Occasional contact with media.
  • Other Organizations:  The incumbent is expected to maintain good working relationships with other interest groups and associations.  Depending on the specific duties assigned, the incumbent may be responsible for monitoring assigned professional consulting contracts.
  • Association Office Personnel:  As directed, the incumbent is expected to assist, from time to time, other professional staff.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Association Policy Formulation:  The incumbent shall assist the Associate Program Director for Operations and other senior AASHTO staff in proposing, developing, and implementing association policies.
  • Planning:  May be called on to participate in various long-range planning efforts, and is responsible for strategic and operational planning for the Association’s activities relevant to assigned engineering projects.  Depending on the specific duties assigned, the incumbent may be expected to assist in planning annual publication activities, budget preparation, and planning of the Association’s annual budget.
  • Transportation Policy Formulation:  The incumbent is expected, on occasion, to draft, write, or edit transportation policy statements or resolutions related to assigned transportation modes, or other areas of interest to the Association; however, such positions may not be established without approval by higher authorities.
  • Decision Authority:  Participates in the selection of contractors for technical services and bids in various committee decisions.
  • Budgetary Responsibility:  Responsible for developing and maintaining the budget for assigned committees and technical service areas and other areas as assigned.
  • Supervisory Responsibility:  None.
  • Supervision Received:  Supervision is provided in terms of general objectives, rather than on a day-to-day basis.  Direct supervision on non-routine tasks is provided by the Program Director for Engineering.
  • Availability of Qualified Personnel:  The recruitment of a qualified replacement is estimated to require three months.