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Bowman Engineer III (Traffic) - Boston, MA/Taunton, MA/Westfield, MA/Lincoln, RI in Boston, Massachusetts



Execute complex technical transportation engineering techniques, procedures and criteria for transportation and infrastructure projects.   Assist in developing sustainable transportation solutions to make communities more livable by reducing traffic congestion, promoting multiple modes of transportation, supporting land development, and improving safety for all users.

Key Responsibilities

Do the Work

  • Work side by side with the project team on given specialty in transportation projects.

  • Execute technical assignments and lead the efforts on all phases of a variety of transportation projects under direct supervision of a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager. 

  • Prepare maps and graphics for public and client meetings, data analysis, performing field reviews and data collection, conducting research on trends and best practices, contributing to stakeholder and public engagement efforts, developing solutions to complex problems, and presenting recommendations.

  • Prepare engineering plans and reports.

  • Lead in the preparation of grant applications and associated services related to funding programs.

  • Participate in construction-related assignments.

  • Draft transmittals, memos, meeting minutes, letters, proposals, and other documentation/communications.

  • Prepare reports, plans, specifications, construction schedules, cost estimates, permits and/or designs for projects.

  • Coordinate and conduct field visits and ensure appropriate data collection and field observations occur. 

  • Direct tasks on projects and monitor project progress for technical accuracy and adherence to schedule and budget.

  • Provide internal and external technical presentations.  

  • Provide technical quality control of multiple assigned projects. 

  • Lead in the preparation of proposals. 

  • Lead with client and outside agency communication and attend project/public meetings. 

  • Develop and maintain accurate and organized project files. 

  • Develop procedures, materials, and/or tools to facilitate work by others. 

  • Follow established firm’s goals, SOPs and QA/QC procedures and assist in the QA/QC review of technical work of other staff.  

  • Assist and mentor junior staff.

  • Prepare and serve in a lead role on various analyses and concept design aspects of engineering projects which may include traffic studies, corridor/regional studies, safety studies, and other associated engineering services.

Education, Work Experience, Licensure/Certifications, and Technical Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related field required.

  • Completed coursework in transportation engineering and/or highway design preferred.

  • Five or more (5+) years of professional engineering experience with an emphasis on transportation engineering or related field. 

  • EIT Registration required, or alternatively, six or more (6+) years of successful transportation engineering experience required.

  • Professional Engineer (PE) Registration or ability to receive within six (6) months preferred. 

  • Experience with the preparation of construction plans and/or studies for roadway or traffic projects required. 

  • Experience directing tasks and performing QA/QC required. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Valid state driver's license and ability to successfully pass a motor vehicle check or reliable form of transportation to/from the office and/or project site strongly preferred.

  • Proficient knowledge of computer software such as Synchro, HCS, AutoCAD or MicroStation, VISSIM, SIDRA, and/or BlueBeam.

  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT), permitting agency and industry design, permitting and construction standards, policies and procedures.  

  • Knowledge of Federal and State ADA Standards and Guidelines.

Success Metrics and Competencies

Ideal candidate will consistently demonstrate...

  • Ability to work both independently and within a collaborative team environment.

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple time-sensitive projects/tasks.

  • Effective communication, presentation, writing, and graphic skills, including public speaking, written reports, presentation materials and technical writing.

  • Experience with the preparation of construction plans and/or studies for roadway or traffic projects.

  • Experience directing tasks and performing QA/QC.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and external partners.

  • Effective working relationship with internal leaders and peers, as well as external clients.

  • High degree of discretion and ability to manage highly confidential information.

  • Highly motivated and problem-solving attitude with a strong work ethic.

  • Strong sense of urgency in responding to work-related and project needs.

  • Commitment to promoting the reputation of the company through quality of work.

  • Aspirations to grow professionally and advance within the company.

  • Strong data analysis and interpretation skills.

  • Strong marketing/business development skills and mindset.

  • Desire, aptitude, and motivation to learn and apply new concepts.  

  • Commitment to driving profitability and growth.

  • Commitment to becoming a “citizen” of the broader organization, breaking down barriers and silos.

  • Active participation in a professional society/organization.

Leadership and Direction

  • Receive broad guidance relating to overall key objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters and broad parameters for execution. Receive direction as needed, and especially on highly complex assignments. Independently apply extensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields. Review work produced by staff for quality assurance.

  • May serve as a lead/resource among team of colleagues in equivalent roles to share technical proficiency, guidance, mentorship and delegation of assignments.  May occasionally provide feedback to managers. 

At the Operational and Company Level

  • Work closely with more senior members to learn about and assist with transportation engineering and planning work. Assist with the marketing of the firm’s capabilities to establish new clients and enhance relationships.

  • Coordinate with other disciplines and internal services/groups/offices as necessary.  

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Primarily indoor professional office environment which may include bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.

  • Mobility around an office environment.

  • Frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

  • Occasional outdoor work environment which may include adverse weather conditions, varying temperatures, excessive noise, and/or potential hazards.

  • Mobility around a job/construction site to include walking, bending, crawling, climbing, squatting, or kneeling and wearing of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Primarily local travel during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.

  • Occasional lifting or carrying up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional pushing or pulling up to 20 pounds.

  • Occasional reaching outward or above shoulder.

Note: While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, it is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary at any time with or without notice.





  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)