Traffic Engineer/Project Manager


Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit


Consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as a Top 20 transportation firm, Michael Baker International offers clients an integrated team of professionals versed in all aspects of transportation planning, design, permitting, and construction management and inspection. In addition, Michael Baker International is a recognized leader in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation infrastructure.


As a part of our Transportation Engineering Team, the Traffic Lead is responsible for pursuing and winning work for design efforts and analysis for ODOT projects including roadway corridor studies, road safety audits and highway/bridge rehabilitations. The projects will include traffic modeling, transportation management plans, traffic signals, traffic control devices, pavement markings and temporary traffic control plans. 

 You will have the opportunity to grow and build a traffic department within the Columbus office while supporting, and guiding experienced engineers for projects within the part of the Great Lakes (IN, KY, MI, and OH) region. The best part being a Traffic Engineer at Michael Baker is that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day, some of which will be extraordinarily complex. Most days will be spent in the office leading the preparation of engineering designs including: 

  • Traffic signals, timing plans, traffic control devices, pavement markings and temporary traffic control plans
  • Lighting, fiber-optic, wireless, and Ethernet communications, and security systems
  • Other days you will help prepare technical proposals or meet with client representatives on projects.
  • Some days, you will make field visits to project sites to review, investigate and document existing infrastructure conditions or program, operate and manage traffic and ITS devices. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Electrical or Systems Engineering and 12 or more years of progressive traffic and potential ITS design experience. Master’s degree preferred.
  • P.E. license in OH or ability to obtain within six months. A PTOE, PTP and/or PMP certification is highly desirable.
  • Ability to pursue and win work in Columbus and throughout the Central Ohio region while continuing to build internal relationships.
  • Strong English language skills, written and verbal, are essential to long term success in this role.
  • Quickly get up to speed on our policy, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company’s service offerings and the client’s standards and procedures relevant to your projects.
  • Microsoft Office Suite, knowledgeable with Microstation and other traffic engineering software programs.



Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

 EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

Full time
Columbus, OH 43224, US