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Jacobs Entry Level Highway Traffic Safety Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

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Your Impact:

Support the Buildings, Infrastructure, and Advanced Facilities Group in broad and cutting-edge applications of the Highway Traffic Safety practice. Work with senior engineers, planners, and adjacent professionals on complex traffic safety analyses, production of technical documentation and other key client deliverables, supporting the development of transportation agency programming and planning, and highway and roadway design projects in the area of transportation safety. Join the Jacobs Highway Traffic Safety practice to support our team’s mission of providing traffic safety services with excellence, furthering our industry, and saving lives on our public roads.

  • Perform a broad variety of highway traffic safety analyses including network screening, predictive crash analysis, geospatial analysis, road safety assessment, and more.

  • Assist with the development of technical documentation, reports, interactive web maps, and presentation materials.

  • Implement practices outlined in the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM).

  • Assist with the development of highway traffic safety analysis tools using Microsoft Excel (VBA), Python, ArcGIS, and more. • Use computer-assisted engineering software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.

  • Assist with highway traffic safety research projects and analyses. • Provide support to engineering and project management staff members as needed.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • A minimum of a BS in Civil Engineering or a related field.

  • A minimum of one year of highway safety education, research, or traffic experience is preferred.

  • Previous safety, traffic, or design intern or professional experience is preferred.

  • Ability to self-motivate and work productively without supervision is required.

  • Working knowledge of Word and Excel is required.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, ArcGIS, Python, and VBA are preferred.

  • Strong analytical, conceptual, communication and organizational skills.

  • Knowledge of the AASHTO Highway Safety Manual (HSM) is a plus.

  • Ability to effectively interface with all levels of personnel and management.

  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • A candidate should have an understanding of data analysis and be interested in applying highway safety research to transportation planning and design projects.

  • Experience with traffic analysis, safety studies - especially using the AASHTO HSM, and technical document preparation are key skills necessary for success.

  • A candidate should have a BS in Civil Engineering or a related field (MS or higher preferred) with an emphasis on highway safety, highway safety experience including relevant education beyond a BS; or research, traffic engineering or planning experience along with knowledge relating to the use of databases and GIS is preferred.

  • The individual should have good communication skills, and a desire to grow both professionally as well as personally with each engineering career opportunity that this position will provide.

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

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At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.