Senior Transportation Engineer
Denver, CO Engineering
Job Type

Toole Design Group in Denver, CO is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Senior Transportation Engineer. Do you understand the nuts and bolts of conventional transportation engineering, but believe an auto-centric approach is outdated? Are you looking for the opportunity to work on challenging multimodal projects that make communities more livable? Do you love managing projects and building industry relationships? If so, please consider joining our Denver team.

This senior engineering position, with a focus on transportation engineering and sidewalk/bikeway/Complete Streets design, earns a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, a health savings account (HSA), and a flexible spending account (FSA). We practice what we preach and ensure that our employees also have access to transportation by providing them with financial incentives to bike, walk, or use transit for a better quality of life.

About Toole Design

Toole Design is the leading engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. Since our start in 2003 as a single office in Maryland, we have expanded throughout the United States and Canada. Our talented team of planners, landscape architects, and engineers are committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, ability, race, or gender. We have been named a "best firm to work for" and have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

Every project our employees deliver directly and positively affects our communities. We are industry-leading experts, and we work hard to encourage a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

Our design projects are at all different scales, from street reconstruction projects to concept development and design for high-comfort bikeways for states, cities, and counties. Our engineers, planners, and landscape architects work on multimodal corridor studies, Vision Zero projects, transit plans and studies, Safe Routes to School plans and designs, active transportation plans, new mobility and curbside management, trails and greenways, Complete Streets, design guidelines, and more. We remind ourselves and our clients to proactively think about equity every step of the way.

A Day in the Life of a Senior Transportation Engineer 

You are at the forefront of brainstorming creative solutions for challenging projects. You lead, support, and mentor interdisciplinary project teams to help deliver multimodal transportation projects in a wide range of contexts. You help lead the creation of signing and pavement marking, maintenance of traffic, and traffic signal plans for roadway projects and streetscapes. You use programs such as AutoCAD, MicroStation, Synchro, and Highway Capacity Software to oversee and contribute to production work on your projects, and state-of-the-art approaches to create sustainable multimodal transportation networks. 

You work on a wide spectrum of projects that inform your design work, including road diet feasibility analyses, multimodal corridor studies and designs, trail/roadway intersection studies and designs, parking studies, and design guidance and standards. You share your knowledge with staff and clients to develop feasibility studies, concept plans, and construction documents, and mentor your colleagues to ensure that our projects are consistently of the highest quality.  

As an experienced project manager, you lead many of the Denver office’s design projects with careful attention to scope, schedule, budget, client satisfaction, and team happiness. You help lead business development efforts and pursuits for the Denver office and sometimes across the Western region. You get to work with a close-knit team that is passionate about the work and the communities that you serve.

We are targeting a salary range of $114,000 to $135,000 for this position. Candidates with more years of experience or exceptional qualifications may fall into a different pay range. 

Work Schedule for a Senior Transportation Engineer

This full-time position typically works a hybrid schedule with 2 or more days in the office. Our team enjoys working together in the office on planned days, including Wednesdays. We provide employees with the flexibility and necessary equipment to work from home up to 3 days per week. Our Denver office is located in the heart of downtown and is easily accessed on foot, by bicycle, and via transit.

Our Denver team is a collaborative mix of staff that include civil engineers, transportation engineers, planners, IT support, and marketing staff. We have a diverse portfolio of multimodal transportation projects predominantly in CO, UT, WY, NM, and AZ. Our projects range from citywide plans to street transformations in Colorado and throughout North America. Collaboration, fun, flexibility, and exceptional quality work are just a few of the characteristics that define us.

Ready to Join our Denver Team?
We understand your time is valuable, so we have a quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Senior Transportation Engineer position, please fill out our application by clicking on the link on this page. 

At Toole Design, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We have a collaborative culture where people of all backgrounds come together to share ideas and build better, more inclusive communities. We encourage those from underrepresented communities—women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, those with disabilities, and people at all the intersections in between—to apply. Even if you don’t think your current skill set checks every box but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

We’re proud that about half of our managers are women and are committed to achieving racial diversity in our leadership as well. Toole Design is a woman-owned business and an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer).

Individuals may request accommodations or assistance with the application process by contacting 301-927-1900 and asking for Human Resources or emailing

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Qualifications of a Senior Transportation Engineer:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in civil/transportation engineering
  • Professional engineering license (Colorado preferred)
  • 10+ years of relevant experience developing concept design drawings, construction documents including signing and pavement marking plans, cost estimates, and traffic engineering studies
  • 3+ years of experience in a consulting firm or similar, managing and delivering projects for public sector clients and pursuing and winning work
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: AutoCAD, MicroStation, Synchro, Highway Capacity Software, SIDRA, or VISSIM
  • Experience in Complete Streets, bikeway, and bicycle and pedestrian crossing design
  • Understanding of the MUTCD at the state and federal level
  • Experience working on engineering projects for the Colorado Department of Transportation and the City and County of Denver 
  • Experience preparing transportation and local agency permit documents
  • Experience with operational analysis is a plus

You'll be great here if:

  • You have strong leadership skills and enjoy participating in multi-disciplinary teams
  • You enjoy producing high-quality work products and seeing your projects get built
  • You have strong communication skills, whether written, verbal, or graphical
  • You can build relationships, bring enthusiasm to exciting projects, and are detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills
  • You are passionate about sustainability and the opportunity to work on challenging multimodal projects that make communities more livable
Salary Description
We are targeting a range of $114,000-135,000.