Are there jobs in transportation engineering?

Transportation agencies and consultants often contact us, asking if we have any students ready to enter the workforce. As we receive job announcements, we will post them here.

Current job listings

Job Openings David Plummer & Associates (DPA) was founded in 1978 as a Florida based engineering firm. By providing unparalleled service, maintaining a creative, experienced staff, and utilizing integrated computer systems, the firm has attained an excellent reputation for its high level of expertise in melding economic needs with government requisites. The result is durable and cost effective engineering projects. Composed of civil engineers, planners and supporting scientists, the firm is organized into four technical divisions:

  • Transportation
  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural
  • Environmental

David Plummer & Associates is a progressive Transportation/Civil Engineering Consulting Firm. Challenging public and private sector projects, and an excellent working environment, make it an exciting place to work. Our firm is always interested in highly motivated individuals for all types of technical and non-technical positions. We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits. DPA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. David Plummer & Associates has two office locations: Coral Gables; 1750 Ponce De Leon Blvd; Coral Gables, FL ;33134 Ft. Myers; 1531 Hendry Street Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Transportation Project Manager or Senior Project Manager Opening for a transportation project manager or senior project manager. Responsibilities include complete planning and execution of projects such as transportation analyses, impact assessments, corridor studies, traffic operations, and the like. Graduation from four-year college with five years or more experience. Graduate degree may substitute for some experience. Florida PE registration desirable. Specific hands-on skills needed include traffic operations analysis/simulation/modeling software. Other desirable expertise: GIS and ITS. Excellent oral and written communication is a must. The position requires effective interaction with clients and public agencies.

Roadway Design Engineer: Our offices have an opening for an experienced roadway design engineer. A minimum of 4 years of experience is required. Registration is desirable. Candidates must be proficient in Microstation, Geopak, as well as the FDOT Plans Preparation Manual and Design Standards. Excellent communication and computer skills are also required. Please call, or fax/e-mail/mail your resume to Kristina Gossman. Civil Engineer (Drainage and/or Site Development) Our offices have an opening for a civil engineer experienced in roadway drainage design and/or site development. A minimum of 4 years of experience is required. PE registration is desirable. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Please call, or fax/e-mail/mail resume to Kristina Gossman. CADD

Technician Engineering/Planning Firm seeks highly motivated, independent individual. Part-time or fulltime positions entail working with graphics, spreadsheets, data collection, research & general office duties. Experience with ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD preferred. Hours & salary negotiable pending experience and qualifications.

We currently have a position available for a MicroStation CADD Operator with a minimum of 2 years experience in Civil or Transportation projects. Knowledge of Geopak and Descartes software desirable. The position will be in our Coral Gables and Ft. Myers office. Please fax, mail or e-mail your resume to Kristina Gossman.

Scholarships and Training Programs: DPA has scholarships and training programs available for qualified minority students. For more information call, write or e-mail us. Contact person: Kristina Gossman. Summer Internship Every year we have summer internship positions available for senior / junior civil engineering students with excellent communications and computer skills. The positions will be full time, only during the summer, in several of our offices. Please fax a resume, indicating when you are available for work, to Kristina Gossman.

Please send all resumes to:

DAVID PLUMMER & ASSOCIATES Kristina Gossman 1750 Ponce De Leon Blvd Coral Gables, FL 33134 305-447-0900 Fax 305-444-4986

POSTED 9/12/06

Jobs in Intelligent Transportation Systems

The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) requires that Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects conform to the National ITS Architecture and appropriate standards. The availability of engineers who understand  ITS concepts, tools and techniques and are skilled in the implementation of these systems, and who are aware of the increasingly complex political and social environment in which decisions are made, are vital to the design and operation of efficient transportation systems.

There are several areas of employment within ITS.

The most encompassing category is often referred to as Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS). ATMS involves a number of different tasks. One such task may be to incorporate an incident management program for a particular jurisdiction, and insure the program is sufficient to handle the many common types of incidents that can occur in a traffic network. Tasks within ATMS often have some overlap with tasks in Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS). A task within ATIS may be to develop and manage a system that provides drivers with en-route information about the latest traffic conditions. Another category within ITS is Advanced Public Transportation Systems, and as an example, work within this category may involve development and deployment of security systems in public transportation facilities (11).  Advanced Rural Transportation Systems (ARTS) may involve the implementation of a “Mayday System,” which would be a GPS device that determines where a vehicle is located, coupled with a system to call emergency services to find and aid a lost vehicle.

Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO) is another category within ITS. An example of an application of ITS technologies in the CVO category is to setup a system providing electronic clearance for commercial vehicles through the use of on-board transponders and electronic license plate readers. This would eliminate wasted time stopped at heavy vehicle weigh stations. The final major category within ITS is referred to as Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Systems (AVCSS). An example of a user service provided under AVCSS is lateral collision avoidance, which utilizes safety and collision sensors to monitor the areas to the sides of a vehicle and present warnings to the driver about potential hazards.


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