Develops plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepares designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plans modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Design/Pre-Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Designs or prepares plans for new transportation systems or parts of systems, such as airports, commuter trains, highways, streets, bridges, drainage structures, or roadway lighting.
- Investigates traffic problems and recommends methods to improve traffic flow or safety.
- Checks construction plans, design calculations, or cost estimations to ensure completeness, accuracy, or conformity to engineering standards or practices.
- Prepares project budgets, schedules, or specifications for labor or materials.
- Prepares administrative, technical, or statistical reports on traffic-operation matters, such as accidents, safety measures, or pedestrian volume or practices.
- Evaluates traffic control devices or lighting systems to determine need for modification or expansion.
- Evaluates transportation systems or traffic control devices or lighting systems to determine need for modification or expansion.
- Estimates transportation project costs.
- Models transportation scenarios to evaluate the impacts of activities such as new development or to identify possible solutions to transportation problems.
- Confers with contractors, utility companies, or government agencies to discuss plans, specifications, or work schedules.