Lead Engineer - Traffic/Technology

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Olsson’s traffic experts provide clients with a single resource for such traditional services as traffic operations studies, pedestrian circulation studies, and intersection improvement/design projects. They are also proficient in more complex projects, including conducting citywide safety studies, signal timing, improving signal systems, and evaluating and designing Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).  Traffic design includes traffic signals, roundabouts, pavement marking, signing, and temporary traffic control.

As a Lead Engineer, you will oversee high-level project design and manage the overall design tasks for a specific discipline within a team. The lead engineer makes influential recommendations and decisions regarding advanced engineering activities and specialized client-type standards and has full technical responsibility of design assignments. This role manages the delivery of advanced project designs that provide purposeful, high-quality solutions to successfully solve engineering and design needs.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead large-scale project design, manage from inception to completion.
  • Execute high-level analysis of project documents for compliance.
  • Oversee engineering processes, maximize productivity.
  • Develop and implement engineering standards and guidelines.
  • Enhance team technical expertise through training and mentoring.
  • Support project management objectives by organizing resources effectively.
  • Collaborate with project managers to ensure timely, budget-compliant completion.
  • Demonstrate creativity, decision-making, and responsibility in design tasks.



You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.
  • Empowering others to use their talents.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • Minimum of 8 years traffic or transportation engineering experience.
  • Must be a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). 
  • At least 4 years of experience supervising and/or mentoring technical personnel. 

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.