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Co-Op Civil Engineer: Traffic - Fall 2024

At HNTB, you can create a career that is meaningful to you while building communities that matter to all of us. For more than a century, we have been delivering solutions for some of the largest, most complex infrastructure projects across the country. With our historic growth, it is an exciting time to join our team of employee-owners. 

This opportunity entails being responsible for assisting assigned department(s) and/or project(s) by performing basic engineering related tasks which may reflect elements of standard post-secondary engineering curriculum.

As an Co-op in our Traffic Engineering group, you will play a vital role in analyzing, designing, and optimizing transportation systems. You will work closely with mid and senior traffic engineers and a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative solutions that enhance traffic flow, promote safety, and improve the overall performance of transportation networks. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated co-op to launch their career and make a meaningful impact in the field of traffic engineering.

Specific tasks performed by our Traffic Engineers include:

•Support the optimization of traffic signal systems, including signal timing and phasing, signal coordination, transit signal priority and adaptive traffic control systems.
•Collaborate with engineers to conduct traffic flow analysis, capacity analysis, and simulation modeling using software such as VISSIM, SYNCHRO, Sidra or HCS.
•Contribute to the development of transportation management plans, focusing on improving traffic operations and reducing congestion during construction or special events.
•Assist in the design of traffic elements of roadways, such as intersections, traffic signal layouts, pavement markings and signage
•Participate in the collection of traffic data, including traffic volume counts, travel time studies, traffic signal inventories, traffic observations and speed studies.
•Assist in the preparation of technical reports, drawings, and presentations summarizing findings, recommendations, and project deliverables.

The position is based out of our Boston, Massachusetts office. Relocation and housing are NOT provided for these positions.

What You’ll Do:

  • Assists engineer teams in various tasks and duties.
  • Assists Engineer with research, development and design of projects.
  • Assists Engineer with the preparation of engineering drawings and documents as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent plus current enrollment in an accredited post-secondary engineering program

What You’ll Bring:

  • Understands engineering, geometric, and algebraic principles at a basic level.
  • Shows proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Accepts and applies direction from peers and supervisors.
  • Obtains an understanding of introductory shop drawing and submittal procedures and requirements.
  • Ability to perform basic engineering calculations
  • Ability to organize information for use in drawings or other documents

What We Prefer:

  • Completion of 2 years of post-secondary engineering program
  • AutoCAD and/or MicroStation experience
  • Strong interest in transportation and infrastructure