Traffic Simulation Lead

St. Louis MO / St. Charles MO / Edwardsville IL / Indianapolis IN / Kansas City MO / Springfield IL / Champaign IL
Traffic Engineering & Planning Department – Modelers /
Full Time /
We are seeking a talented and experienced Traffic Engineer to serve as our Lead for Traffic Simulation Modeling. This leadership role will oversee all traffic simulation modeling across a rapidly growing 30-person traffic engineering and planning team. You will provide quality assurance for traffic simulation models, scope and budget development, staff development and mentorship, and interface with clients through the presentation of traffic simulation model findings and results.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in simulation modeling, transportation engineering, statistics, data analysis, and modeling techniques, with a passion for solving complex transportation problems and creating safer and more efficient roadways. This is an opportunity to join a growing, employee-owned firm with a great workplace culture and substantial career advancement opportunities. This position could be based out of any of our offices in Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, or Kentucky, and may have an opportunity for a hybrid/remote working arrangement.

Lochmueller Group is a regional engineering consulting firm with an emphasis on infrastructure. We provide multi-disciplined services for a variety of public agencies and private entities, including transportation design; water resources design; environmental analysis & permitting; construction engineering & inspection; traffic engineering & planning; surveying; urban design & landscape architecture; and land acquisition & appraisal.

For over 40 years, Lochmueller Group has helped communities reinvent their future through thoughtful, actionable planning and design. Our dedication to building a team that demonstrates our corporate values (CARDIA) is what sets us apart:

CARDIA: Creativity; Accountability; Respect; Dedication; Integrity; Achievement
Lochmueller Group provides an excellent workplace culture established by our people who share these values. We are a 100% employee-owned company, and our people are invested in the success and continued development of each other and the firm. This is a great place to build a career and grow with a company that is dedicated to quality and service. 

In this position, the candidate will:

    • Develop scopes, budgets, and schedules for traffic simulation modeling projects.
    • Determine staffing requirements for upcoming simulation projects and complete resourcing plans to ensure project schedules can be met.
    • Review the work of junior staff and provide coaching and mentorship.
    • Serve as a Task Manager or Project Manager with oversight of traffic simulation modeling.
    • Utilize simulation modeling techniques to analyze traffic flows, congestion patterns, and transportation network performance.
    • Calibrate traffic simulation models to field conditions using a variety of data sources as targets.
    • Conduct detailed analysis of simulation modeling results and outputs.
    • Design and execute scenario-based simulations to evaluate the impacts of traffic management improvements, signal upgrades, and capacity expansions.
    • Provide technical expertise and guidance on traffic simulation modeling methodologies, best practices, and emerging trends.
    • Prepare clear and concise reports, presentations, and technical documents to communicate findings and recommendations to clients and stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate traffic simulation modeling into traffic impact studies, multimodal planning, corridor studies, highway design projects, etc.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred qualifications for this role:

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Civil Engineering, or a related field
    • 5+ years of relevant industry experience with traffic simulation modeling
    • Experience working on traffic engineering projects for government agencies or consulting firms preferred
    • Proficiency in VISSIM traffic simulation modeling software
    • Proficiency with traffic analysis and traffic signal operations using Synchro
    • Experience with traffic forecasting techniques and highway safety analysis methodologies
    • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis and data visualization
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment
    • Ability to program in Python and/or R
    • Experience with “big data” sources such as Replica or StreetLight
    • PE and PTOE licensure preferred

What we offer:

    • Health & Wellness (medical, dental, vision, disability, and basic life insurance w/ option for additional voluntary life insurance)
    • Work/Life Balance (vacation, holidays, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, flexible scheduling & telecommuting opportunities)
    • Wealth-Building (401k w/ company match, student loan repayment benefit, ESOP, competitive compensation package)
    • Professional Benefits (professional membership dues, career & educational development)
Lochmueller Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Lochgroup fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws. Some of the content in this job post may have been auto-generated using advanced AI.