Asheville, NC

Job Purpose

DAVENPORT is looking for a project engineer with 2 to 5 years of experience in traffic signal design and traffic operations and planning. Interested candidates must have a willingness to perform general traffic engineering and transportation-related tasks supporting various project managers as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop signal designs based on NCDOT and other State standards (VA, FL, and SC), including geometric layout, electrical details, pole loading diagrams
  • Review and provide QA/QC for signal designs developed by colleagues
  • ITS and fiber optic plans design
  • Design of alternative intersections and advanced signal features such as preemption for rail and emergency vehicles
  • Traffic capacity and operational analyses
  • Preparation of technical reports and deliverable file sets


  • 2-5 years traffic signal design experience. Experience working with NCDOT signal design standards is a strong plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineer is required. A Master’s degree in Civil Engineering is a plus.
  • EI is required; PE is a plus. Candidate should possess or be working towards obtaining their Professional Engineer (PE) license.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Detail-oriented; highly motivated
  • Proactive approach to tasks
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Should have MicroStation / AutoCAD experience. Experience with traffic engineering and planning studies and software (Synchro, HSC, TransModeler, VISSIM, Sidra, and ArcGIS) is a plus.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Candidate needs to be comfortable learning to work with a variety of traffic engineering software packages in the industry (Microstation, AutoCAD, Synchro, Excel, and others).

Demonstrated Abilities

  • Collaboration skills
  • Technical capacity
  • Communication proficiency
  • Flexibility
  • Time management

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