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Job #: R-00081840
Location: Remote, United States
Category: Civil Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the future of transportation in a group of collaborative and motivated individuals?  Consider joining the Leidos Surface Transportation Solutions team. 

Leidos is seeking a Senior Transportation Operations Engineer to provide support with projects under contract to the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Federal Highway Administration and State/Local Departments of Transportation (DOTs).

JOB DESCRIPTION:  The successful candidate will support Leidos’ Surface Transportation Solutions Portfolio on contracts primarily with Federal and State clients and will focus on ensuring organizational preparedness to deal with non-recurring events (incidents, work zones, special events, weather, etc.) and associated disruptions to transportation operations. This position requires an individual who can provide technical leadership to staff working on projects and proposals in the area of managing disruptions to transportation operations. The candidate will identify, inform, and engage staff on industry advances and customer needs and direction. This position also entails managing and leading multiple projects related to transportation operations. 

The successful candidate will manage the project budget, schedule, client interactions, and deliverable quality. They will oversee and direct work performed by subcontractors and other project staff to meet project objectives. They will also perform work on projects as part of project teams. Activities may include guidebook development, data and analysis tool development and piloting, training course and training module development, leading workshops and training for State and local agencies, and research in one or more of the areas of work zone safety and mobility, traffic incident management, and road-weather management systems.  Projects range in size from approximately $50,000 to $5 million.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing new business in the transportation operations area in the Federal and state/local markets and maintaining existing client engagement.  This role also requires leadership on proposals for the operations program, including proposal team management, writing, reviewing content from other proposal team members, developing work breakdown structures, and estimating level of effort.

Typical job functions include:

  • Tracking new developments in techniques, practices, and technologies for managing disruptions to operations
  • Developing analytical solutions to client’s research objectives
  • Writing technical reports/system engineering documentation
  • Reviewing project deliverables (reports, software, etc.) and directing revisions
  • Providing technical guidance to proposal managers, project managers, and other staff 
  • Leading preparation of proposals
  • Leading meetings with and engaging project staff and clients

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:  At least 12 years of experience including increasing levels of technical leadership of significant work on transportation activities. Experience with ensuring organizational preparedness to deal with non-recurring events and associated disruptions to transportation operations. In-depth experience with at least one of the following areas and familiarity with all of the areas: work zones, traffic incidents, planned special events, and adverse weather. Experience demonstrating a thorough understanding of data, connected and automated vehicles, and transportation safety in relation to preparing and dealing with nonrecurring events. Demonstrated understanding of the tradeoffs and considerations in safety and mobility related to managing disruptions on highways.

REQUIRED EDUCATION/SKILLS:  Master’s degree in transportation operations, transportation systems, advanced transportation technology, or similar. Excellent analytic and quantitative skills as well as superb verbal and written communication skills. Fluency with Microsoft Office tools/programs, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Microsoft Access is a plus. Demonstrated project management experience ideally for Federal government projects. Detail-oriented, self-motivated, highly organized, and strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.


  • Work experience in a consulting environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration’s Operations Program.
  • Experience working with state or local DOTs on implementing real world programs/training for managing disruptions to operations
  • Ability to conduct statistical analyses and design program evaluations.
  • Field/management experience in managing highway disruptions, mitigating traffic impacts from disruptions, and achieving operational resiliency.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00


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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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