Senior Traffic Engineer

Herndon, Virginia
Engineering – Traffic Engineering /
Full time /
A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT) is seeking a Senior Traffic Engineer to join our Transportation Engineering team in one of our Mid-Atlantic office locations of Herndon, VA, Richmond, VA, Towson, MD, Rockville, MD, and Washington, DC. Location can be flexible for the right candidate

The Senior Traffic Engineer responsibilities will involve leading traffic engineering services for the firm in Virginia with VDOT and other clients. Anticipated projects include traffic studies involving operations analysis, safety investigation, intersection and corridor operation, development traffic impact studies, and feasibility and design reports.

This professional position will also direct traffic engineering design services involving traffic signals, signing and pavement markings, and temporary traffic control for transportation projects.

Candidates must demonstrate a high-level understanding of traffic operations and traffic design, identify and develop creative technical solutions, and exercise excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills. Oversight, mentorship, and management support of traffic staff will be essential to delivering assignment on-time.  Candidates must have the ability to be highly responsive to clients.

The ideal candidate is someone who can compete for and win projects and develop a sustainable traffic engineering team that is able to undertake and deliver a variety of projects.

Project assignments can range from small-scale intersection improvements to complex interchanges and corridors. Specific assignments would include traffic operations analysis, modeling, micro-simulation, capacity analysis, safety studies, transportation planning studies, and design of traffic control devices including signals, signing, pavement markings, ITS devices and lighting.  Applicant should be intimately familiar with the HCM and HSM and possess a variety of traffic analysis computer skills.


    • BSCE with a minimum of 10 years of experience in traffic engineering
    • Licensed as a PE (VA registration preferred), Licensed as a PTOE through ITE
    • High-level understanding of traffic modeling (macro, meso, and micro) experience in model development and application
    • Experience with VISSIM, VISUM, HCS, Synchro/SimTraffic, SIDRA; experience in the design of traffic control signals, signing, pavement markings, ITS devices and lighting
    • Experience working with Microstation and /or AutoCAD is a Plus
    • Exceptional communication, technical writing, presentation, and organizational skills; positive attitude and willingness to work cooperatively with others; experience in project management and contract management
    • Excellent business development skills including proposals and client development
With 68 years of distinguished service within the mid-Atlantic region, AMT has established itself as an Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firm and has been honored by ZweigGroup as a Hot Firm. As a 100% employee-owned firm of approximately 500 employees, each one of our professionals has a stake in our business and thrive in this entrepreneurial environment where team members are encouraged to proactively work with their supervisors to identify roles that are complementary with their strengths, interests, and career goals. Our culture of innovation and collaboration places strong emphasis on team-spirit, diversity, thoughtfulness, growth and learning, discipline expertise and personal accountability offers a rewarding career in a dynamic, high-performance environment. We understand your career is a big part of your life but realize a work/life balance is important for personal health and wellness with the ability to work hybrid through a combination of office and remote technology.

AMT offers employee ownership, competitive salary, exemplary benefits package that includes a strong 401(k) matching plan, medical, dental, and vision coverage, flexible working conditions, educational assistance, in-house training programs, and more.
Why Join AMT?
At AMT, we understand that our most valuable asset is our staff. For 68 years, we have worked diligently to build a team of talented employees who fully embody our values as an organization – values such as teamwork, integrity, and innovation. Now that we have transitioned into an employee-owned firm, we are excited to place the future of AMT into nearly 500 sets of dedicated hands.

The AMT Difference
Our company culture is characterized by a workforce that holds the highest standards of ethics and integrity, focused client care, and commitment to AMT's Core Values of safety, respect, integrity, commitment, quality, teamwork. leadership, responsibility, and profitable growth. Operating as an ESOP allows us to reward our dedicated and loyal employees with additional benefits from the company’s stock as well as an incentive to continue building a high-performance ownership culture.
To strengthen and support its employees, AMT invests in programs and processes to sustain an engaging work environment. AMT also recognizes the importance of employee benefits and policies and remains committed to providing programs that are both comprehensive and competitive in the industry.