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Traffic Engineer

Auburn, AL | Full-time | Transportation | 1 Position Available

Safer roads, shorter commute times, informed drivers—At Sain Associates, we believe transportation planning and design can positively impact the communities we live in. If you want to make lasting change on your community, join our Traffic team as an entry-level Traffic Engineer in our Auburn office. 

On a typical day, you might be collaborating with your Project Manager to design a new traffic signal, conducting a traffic impact study, or attending a public meeting to educate your community on a project. This position is ideal for someone who is passionate about roadway safety and ensuring equitable transportation access to all road users. In addition to data analysis, this role includes writing technical reports, collecting field observations, and traveling to job sites. 

For examples of the kind of work we do, check out a few of our project profiles: Outer Loop Feasibility StudyAPPLE StudiesBike/Pedestrian Project, and Transportation Planning


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • EI Certification (or pursuing)
  • 0-5 years of experience 
  • Understanding of traffic operations and conceptual geometric design
  • Knowledge of the Access Management Manual, MUTCD, the Highway Safety Manual, and the Trip Generation Manual
  • CADD experience, preferably MicroStation
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills with English proficiency
  • Valid Driver’s License 


  • Experience with Synchro or capacity analysis software like HCS


Grow your career the way you want. All staff have check-ins throughout the year to support their career goals. We also offer in-house lunch and learns, webinars, and company-paid attendance to professional conferences.

Enjoy more work-life balance. Our engineers work typically 40-45 hours each week. We also offer the option to telework on Fridays. Sain’s culture is devoted to helping employees succeed in all aspects of their lives.

Have a voice in our company’s future. Our leadership invites employees to be involved in our annual strategic business plan. We also create opportunities to give feedback through staff surveys and focus groups.

Partner with an award-winning team focused on excellence. Through our diverse practice areas, we are shaping communities to provide more livable and vibrant spaces and infrastructure. Examples include the I-59/20 Central Business District Bridge Replacement Projectthe New and Improved I-65 Corridor in North Shelby CountyCahaba Road Transportation EnhancementsOpelika Bicycle and Pedestrian Project, and Updating ALDOT’s Access Management Manual.

To learn more about who we are, visit our blog!


  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401K contributions
  • Life Insurance
  • Long term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Education Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.