Traffic Project Engineer

Traffic Project Engineer

Join the CM team…

Are you looking for a collaborative work environment where you can work on exciting and vital transportation projects that transform your community, where each person is valued and work-life balance is key?  If so, come join our growing, multidisciplinary team of engineers based in the greater NY Capital Region and Lower Hudson Valley.

This is an exceptional opportunity for personal and career growth through exposure to a wide range of design projects, interaction with highly skilled and motivated colleagues, and team-based training.

With over 50 years of experience in NY’s Capital Region and adjacent areas, our team provides expertise in civil engineering, surveying, and construction inspection– serving public and private clients across 4 main markets: transportation, municipal, land development, and energy.

Come be part of a winning team that leads in excellence, has received 16 different industry awards and accolades for engineering work over the last 7 years across various NY counties, and has been chosen as a 2023 Best Place to Work by the Albany Business Review and a Top Workplace for 4 of the last 7 years by the Times Union, the top news organization in NY’s Capital Region.                                  

Here’s what employees say about working at Creighton Manning:

Very solid company…understands the mix of life and work, and does not interfere with that. Mix of young and old within the company…lots of growth potential.

Flexible schedules –they care about keeping employees happy, even offering remote work 2 days a week.

Highly collaborative work environment, where you will work directly with (and learn from) Project Managers, which doesn’t happen at the biggest firms.

A lot of projects are once-in-a-career opportunities…many exciting career-defining projects…big bridge replacements and rotaries – projects that have real positive community impact.

The Company culture is great, everyone is looking out for each other.

Comprehensive, People-Centered Benefits for Total Wellness:

  • Excellent, competitive pay based on experience and qualifications
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage options
  • Flexible work schedule including WFH policy (2 days/week)
  • Discretionary annual employee bonus
  • 401K & Discretionary Profit-Sharing Plan
  • Generous PTO
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid professional licensing fees
  • Paid membership fees in professional organizations
  • Bonus perks such as summer BBQs, golf outing, holiday party, and free snacks!

About This Position:

We are seeking a qualified Project Engineer with 2-5 years’ experience to become a part of our growing Traffic Engineering and Planning Group for our Albany, Syracuse, White Plains, or Poughkeepsie Offices. Our traffic engineers work on a variety of projects and interact with transportation planners, highway engineers, transit professionals, structure engineers and our construction inspection staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading or preparing traffic impact and safety studies
  • Leading the traffic evaluation for multi-modal transportation planning projects
  • Evaluations of existing and proposed transportation improvements
  • Developing roadway, trail and sidewalk designs
  • Intersection design and layout including roundabouts and traffic signals
  • Checking design calculations prepared by others
  • Preparation of construction contract documents
  • Project coordination, report writing and estimating
  • Direct coordination with clients

All interested candidates should send in a cover letter and resume to include salary requirements and availability.

Typical projects include long-range transportation planning, traffic impact studies, site planning and design, highway and traffic signal design, transit planning and design. The project engineer level often requires efforts outside normal business hours to meet client requests and/or attend meetings.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Proficiency in traffic engineering and modeling software (Synchro and Vissim)
    Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of engineering work in part of a bigger project.
  • Plan and conduct work requiring some judgment and independent evaluation.
  • Apply standard technology and procedures.
  • Conduct analysis choosing appropriate applications.
  • Anticipate bigger project objectives
  • Complete intermediate and limited complex engineering assignments
  • Attend project meetings and present specific aspects of engineering assignments.
  • Responsible for report writing for basic projects and some intermediate projects.
  • Project engineer of basic projects – staffing, scope, schedule, budget.
  • Assume client relations for routine basic projects.
  • Provide some delegation and supervision of Assistant and Junior Engineers and Technicians.
  • Receive direction on technical guidance for complex problems.
  • Applied knowledge of NACTO, MUTCD, ADA, and relevant state DOT design requirements.
  • Strong analytical, writing, and public speaking skills


Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program or an approved equivalent. Professional Engineering (P.E.) licensure a plus.

2-5 years of experience in a similar engineering role required.

MicroStation, AutoCAD, ESRI ArchGIS, Synchro, Vissim, or Adobe Illustrator skills are a plus. 

Active member of a professional practice organization.

Pay Range:

Albany, NY, Syracuse, NY:  $34/hour – $42/hour

Poughkeepsie, NY $36/hour – $45/hour

White Plains, NY: $38/hour – $49/hour

Pay is based on applicant’s ability/experience and will be rated accordingly.


At Creighton Manning, continuous learning and mentoring are part of our DNA. There are opportunities to advance your career, either on the technical track towards Project Manager or into various corporate leadership positions. Team members get 360 reviews with input from peers and managers, to get a broad picture of their contributions.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Creighton Manning will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, relationship or association with a member of a protected category, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Job Category: Project Engineer Traffic Transportation
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Albany Poughkeepsie Syracuse Westchester

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