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Traffic Project Manager, Nebraska

Kirkham Michael Omaha, NE
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Job Summary/Objective 

Our ideal candidate is a driven individual focused on building a career with our team with professional presence, solid decision-making, planning, and organizational skills. You will have the opportunity to build a career where your traffic and transportation planning skills can be unleashed. You will have the opportunity to build your own staff and create a premier traffic group.  You will serve as Project Manager on a variety of challenging projects and will have the opportunity to interact with many clients and staff. This is an opportunity to apply your broad knowledge of traffic and transportation planning principles and practices to develop solutions for our clients’ unique needs.   You will independently evaluate, select, and adapt standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.  You will work on multiple projects as part of our team on moderate size or major projects.  A focus on quality will be a part of your everyday process.   

This is an opportunity to really challenge your critical thinking with a significant opportunity for career growth!



  • Works on and manages a range of projects, including small to mid-sized traffic engineering projects, traffic   engineering tasks and/or larger multi-disciplinary projects
  • Responsible for overseeing data collection, technical analyses, and written documentation
  • Perform technical traffic analysis to identify traffic operations and safety related deficiencies for all modes
  • Develop travel demand forecasts for current and future conditions
  • Applies microsimulation, (e.g. VISSIM, Trans Modeler) and/or capacity analysis (e.g. Synchro/SimTraffic, SIDRA), modeling software and equipment to prepare engineering and traffic report documents
  • Participates in and presents project findings in writing and at client meetings, technical group gatherings, and day or evening public meetings/hearings
  • Identify mitigation alternatives or safety countermeasures to correct deficiencies for current and future traffic conditions
  • Evaluate alternatives and document measures of effectiveness to recommend proposed improvements
  • Traffic Design - Development of alternatives and design/construction plans to maintain traffic during construction of transportation improvements
  • Signing, pavement marking, and traffic signal design - prepare design/ construction documents for permanent signing, pavement marking, and traffic signal plans based on MUTCD guidance and standards
  • Participates in business development efforts and assists with mentoring and project-related management of staff
  • Oversees and directs the analytical work of other engineers and planners
  • Assist in the development of proposals to secure new business for traffic related work and as part of multi-discipline projects
  • Knowledge of traffic engineering guidance documents (e.g. MUTCD, ITE, NACTO, AASHTO) and industry best practices.
  • Ability to manage traffic engineering projects from start to finish and participate in management of larger multi-disciplinary projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited program. Master’s degree or Equivalent. (Required) 
  • 8 years of experience (required) in transportation operations and safety roles with specific experience preparing traffic impact analyses, safety studies, signal & communications designs, signal timings, and/or major feasibility studies.
  • Professional Engineering License (Required)
  • Professional Transportation Operations Engineer (PTOE) Certification (Required) and Road Safety Professional (RSP) certification is a plus.
  • Engaged in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues.  
  • High level of energy; great at problem solving.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong technical/qualitative writing ability.
  • Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines.


Salary: $95,000-$110,000 annually 


  • Paid Volunteer Time-Off
  • Parental Leave
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Continuing Education Programs
  • ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan)
  • 401k Match
  • Performance Based Bonuses
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible spending account 

Company Summary 

Kirkham Michael is an award-winning multi-disciplined civil engineering firm dedicated to the success of our clients. We provide full-service engineering from concept to final design and construction engineering services.  Kirkham Michael provides integrated engineering and construction services to a wide variety of public and private clients. We are a dynamic firm focused on our clients’ success and we fulfill project and program needs from initial concept through implementation with innovative, yet practical solutions. We employ results-oriented professionals in offices throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas. 

Kirkham Michael continually invests in our people and their skills to maximize the value delivered to our clients.  Our engineering expertise, clear communications, and commitment to our clients’ success have been proven time and again on successful projects throughout the region. 

We provide career growth opportunities and recognize and reward an individual's contributions, efforts, and teamwork. Kirkham Michael is a great place to work where you can achieve both your professional and personal goals. 

 At Kirkham Michael, employees are rewarded based on performance.  You create your own destiny!  


Kirkham Michael is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

Date Posted June 8, 2024
Date Closes July 23, 2024
Requisition 1170
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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