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Traffic Project Engineer

City of New Haven
New Haven, Connecticut
$73,450-$101,000 annualized
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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Transportation Engineering
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type

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Are you a dynamic and driven engineer with a passion for shaping urban mobility? The City of New Haven is seeking a Traffic Projects Engineer to lead transformative initiatives in traffic engineering and transportation planning. In this pivotal role, you'll play a key part in enhancing the city's transportation system, utilizing cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices. If you're ready to make a tangible impact on urban mobility, we invite you to apply and be a part of our dedicated team.

The Traffic Projects Engineer plays a pivotal role in advancing traffic engineering and transportation planning projects within the City of New Haven. This highly responsible position, under the guidance of the Director or their designee, involves formulating comprehensive plans and recommendations to enhance the transportation system.

Hybrid remote work options for some aspects of the work may be available once work routine are established.

  • Designs, modifies, and coordinates the maintenance of the traffic signal system.
  • Prepares traffic projections and geometric plans for new and revised highways, including traffic control devices, to enhance flow and safety.
  • Reviews building plans to assess their effect on the city's street system and traffic load, and patterns.
  • Compiles statistics to identify high accident locations and develops plans to enhance safety at these sites.
  • Prepares comprehensive plans to optimize the safe and efficient flow of traffic on city streets.
  • Conducts specialized surveys to gather critical data for traffic engineering and transportation planning analysis.
  • Conducts comprehensive safety audits of roadways, intersections, and pedestrian crossings, identifying potential hazards and recommending safety enhancements.
  • Utilizes current technologies to model and analyze traffic flow, congestion, and intersection operations for complex urban and highway networks.

Requirements include:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in civil engineering, traffic engineering, or related field; and 3 to 5 years of engineering experience including 1 to 3 years of traffic engineering and transportation planning experience. (EIT required.) The candidate will have:

  • Connecticut Professional Engineering (P.E.) License or Registration by the date of hiring; or
  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) License or Registration from another state with the requirement to successfully reciprocate to Connecticut within twelve (12) months of hiring; or
  • Engineering-in-Training Certification by the date of hiring with the requirement to obtain a Connecticut Professional Engineering (P.E.) License or Registration within eighteen (18) months of hiring.

Preference given to candidates who currently possess a P.E. (CT or out-of-state)

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of traffic engineering and transportation planning.
  • Thorough knowledge of traffic signal systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of active transportation planning and design.
  • Ability to prepare complete plans, estimates, and specifications for major traffic engineering improvements.
  • Ability to prepare and make presentations to a variety of stakeholders. 
  • Must have and maintain a valid Connecticut Driver’s License.

In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal.

1) Go to our job portal.
2) First-time users will click "New User Registration" and create your Applicant Profile
3) Click on available job postings and Apply Online. You will need a valid, working email address to apply.

Accepting applications through 11/26/23; may be extended.


New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the 2010 United States Census, it is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport. New Haven is the principal municipality of Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. New Haven was the first planned city in America. A year after its founding by English Puritans in 1638, eight streets were laid out in a four-by-four grid, creating what is commonly known as the "Nine Square Plan". The central common block is the New Haven Green, a 16-acre (6 ha) square at the center of Downtown New Haven. The Green is now a National Historic Landmark, and the "Nine Square Plan" is recognized by the American Planning Association as a National Planning Landmark. New Haven is the home of Yale University. As New Haven's biggest taxpayer and employer, Yale serves as an integral part of the city's economy. Health care (hospitals and biotechnology), professional services (legal, architectural, marketing, and engineering), financial services, and retail trade also contribute to the city's economic activity.

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