Develops plans for surface transportation projects, according to established engineering standards and state or federal construction policy. Prepares designs, specifications, or estimates for transportation facilities. Plans modifications of existing streets, highways, or freeways to improve traffic flow.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Design/Pre-Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Checks construction plans, design calculations, or cost estimations to ensure completeness, accuracy, or conformity to engineering standards or practices.
- Designs or prepares plans for new transportation systems or parts of systems, such as airports, commuter trains, highways, streets, bridges, drainage structures, or roadway lighting.
- Confers with contractors, utility companies, or government agencies to discuss plans, specifications, or work schedules.
- Designs or engineers drainage, erosion, or sedimentation control systems for transportation projects.
- Prepares project budgets, schedules, or specifications for labor or materials.
- Plans alteration or modification of existing transportation structures to improve safety or function.
- Investigates traffic problems and recommends methods to improve traffic flow or safety.
- Prepares final project layout drawings that include details such as stress calculations.
- Estimates transportation project costs.
- Presents data, maps, or other information at construction-related public hearings or meetings.