Traffic Signal Timing Engineer

Virginia Beach, VA, USA Req #92
Monday, May 3, 2021

Iteris is a pioneer and leader in transportation innovations and has been for more than 15 years. We have a long history of firsts in our industry, from developing statewide traveler information systems and connected vehicle technologies to traffic performance measurement and analytics software solutions. Our smart detection sensors – which can detect and differentiate between vehicle, pedestrians, cyclists and more – are used in one-third of all signalized intersections in the U.S. and are deployed in more than 40 countries worldwide. 

Our 10,000+ customers, including state, local and federal agencies, traffic engineering departments, and commercial enterprise customers, look to Iteris as the “trusted advisor” for guidance on smart mobility best practices and ways to make intersections safer, less congested, and more sustainable and cost-effective to operate. 

We are paving the way to the future of transportation and we want you to join us on this important journey. 

Iteris is seeking a Traffic Signal Timing Engineer.

What you will be doing:

Perform advanced‐level engineering related to traffic operations. Provide highly visible customer traffic operations support through the performance of on-site installation, as well as overseeing any necessary diagnoses, troubleshooting, service, and repair of complex equipment and systems.

  • Independently analyze, assess, and interpret data, conditions, and systems to plan and execute traffic signal retiming projects, covering the data collection phase through the project reporting phase 
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving arterial traffic flow and safety, prepare the development of system performance measurement tools, standard operating policies/procedures, deficiency reports and mitigation plans, coordinate with local agencies related to the operation and maintenance of traffic signals and arterial systems
  • Sign and seal engineering reports as Engineer of Record (EOR)
  • Closely coordinate with our department groups as needed
  • Train staff on traffic engineering fundamentals as well as advanced tactics to efficiently move traffic
  • Continuously improve project delivery (both quality and speed) through process improvements and staff training
  • Provide engineering support for our TSM&O performance monitoring platforms
  • Interact professionally and proactively with clients to ensure clients are highly satisfied
  • Maintain knowledge of ATMS platforms, optimization software, and analysis software to ensure technical competence
  • Travel, as required, to participate in retiming deployments.  Length of travel will depend on specific assignments and the successful completion of your responsibilities.

What you need to be successful in this role:

  • Minimum five (5)  years of experience in traffic signal systems and traffic engineering principles
  • Accomplished in common tools such as Synchro, CADD, GIS, traffic signal controller platforms, and all ATMS platforms
  • Traffic Management Center (TMC) operations
  • Hampton Roads District arterial corridors knowledge 
  • Bachelor's Degree (four year college or technical school) Required, Field of Study: Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning, Electrical Engineering, or related field 
  • IMSA Traffic Signal Field Technician Level II (or obtain within 6 months)
  • Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.  
  • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.  
  • Customer orientation -- a desire to serve both external and internal clients by focusing effort on meeting the clients' needs, understanding their concerns, and seeking to build trust.  
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.  
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.  
  • Safety awareness -- whether the individual identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety and upholds safety standards. 
  • Systems analysis -- the ability of the individual to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes
  • Technical aptitude -- the ability of the individual to relate to topics which require an understanding or specialized knowledge.
  • Decision making skills -- the ability of the individual to select an effective course of action while controlling resources and expenditures.
  • Training -- the ability of the individual to develop a particular skill in others to bring them up to a predetermined standard of work performance

What’s in it for you:

  • Incentive-based fiscal year-end bonuses
  • 401(k)/Retirement savings plan and match on day one
  • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
  • Vision plan
  • Life insurance
  • Medical reimbursement plans
  • Disability coverage
  • Generous paid-time-off (PTO) benefits
  • Family-friendly programs 
  • Comprehensive education assistance program
  • Home computer purchase assistance program
  • In-house training programs

Iteris, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Other details

  • Job Function Systems - Southeast
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA