Career Opportunities with Trans Associates

We are always looking for quality engineers and professionals to add to our team. If you have a passion for transportation engineering and are looking for an opportunity to work for a firm with a wide array of clients and project work, please send us your resume!

Current Openings

1. Assistant Design Engineer

traffic engineering, and design. Our work spans various disciplines, providing a stimulating environment for professional growth and advancement. With a legacy of excellence and innovation, we have successfully completed projects for PennDOT, major municipalities, and private developers.

Job Description:
We are looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented Assistant Design Engineer to support our Design Services Manager. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work on high-impact projects and grow within our organization. Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating on the preparation and review of design plans and technical documents.
  • Coordinating project activities with managers and clients and permitting agencies to maintain project schedules.
  • Performing administrative tasks to support project workflows.
  • Conduct site visits and inspections.
  • Assisting in the preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Develop engineering products that meet customer quality requirements such as design drawings, procurement documents, and cost estimates.
  • Assisting with permit submittals.
  • Utilizing MicroStation for design tasks.


  • Min. 4 years of civil engineering design experience
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering degree
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Positive attitude with a good work ethic
  • Proficiency in design software – AutoCAD, Civil 3D or MicroStation


  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid membership in ASHE or similar professional organization
  • A supportive work environment that encourages professional growth
  • Gain experience in a wide range of projects

How to Apply:
If you are passionate about civil engineering and eager to contribute to impactful projects, we want to hear from you! Please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your experience and why you are a great fit for this role.

2. Civil Roadway Design Engineer (P.E.)

Trans Associates is seeking a passionate and skilled Civil Engineer, holding a P.E. license, with over 5 years of experience to enhance our dynamic Roadway Design team. This is an exceptional opportunity to dive into project development and bring your expertise to the forefront in plans preparation using MicroStation. You’ll be at the heart of designing or reimagining highways/roadways, multi-purpose trails, and more, ensuring our projects not only meet, but exceed expectations.

Why Trans Associates?

We pride ourselves on our collaborative workplace environment and our prestigious client base, including top-tier Pittsburgh area institutions, developers, and local municipalities, not to mention PennDOT. This diversity in our projects offers you a broad canvas to apply your skills, under the guidance of our experienced team in a collaborative workplace environment. At Trans Associates, mentorship is key; we’re committed to your professional growth, exposing you to a wide array of multi-disciplined and stimulating projects.

What will you do?:

As a Roadway Design Engineer you will:

  • Lead geometric roadway design initiatives in MicroStation, crafting contract documents that align with state and local agency standards.
  • Provide input and technical guidance to CAD Designer/Drafters, Designers, and lower-level Engineers working on the same project.
  •  Ensure deliverables are comprehensive, review-ready, timely, and within budget.
  • Assist with coordination of drainage design activities on highway projects
  • Perform field investigations and assessments of project sites.
  • Prepare and assist with specifications and permit submittals.
  • Assist in developing preliminary project cost estimates and evaluate quantities.
  • Be instrumental in preparing specifications, permit submissions, project cost estimates, and ensuring compliance with PennDOT standards.

Position requirements:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering degree, coursework in highway/roadway engineering
  • PA PE licensure
  • A solid grasp of relevant codes and standards
  • Demonstrate competent use of Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written – e-mails, project memos, reports, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A positive, team-oriented individual with a strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of PennDOT methods and procedures for roadway design preferred
  • 5 years of MicroStation experience
  • Drainage, stormwater, and erosion control design experience is a plus.

Our commitment to you

Trans Associates is more than just a workplace. We’re a community that values personal and professional growth, offering a supportive environment where you can thrive. Expect engaging social and educational lunch gatherings, onsite continuing education to support your P.E. licensure renewal, and paid membership in a professional association.

Join us at Trans Associates, where your career development is our priority, and your contributions shape the future of our communities. Let’s design a better world together.

Trans Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

3. Civil Engineer, E.I.T.

Trans Associates is on the lookout for an aspiring Highway/Roadway Civil Engineer, freshly graduated or with up to 5 years of experience, eager to make their mark in the world of transportation planning, traffic engineering, and design. As a distinguished transportation engineering firm, we take pride in our contributions to transportation infrastructure, serving prestigious clients across the Pittsburgh area, including top-tier institutions, developers, local municipalities, and PennDOT.

Joining Trans Associates Means You’ll:

  • Engage in geometric roadway design using MicroStation
  •  Collaborate within a dynamic design team, contributing to the design of projects varying in scope and complexity.
  •  Craft task deliverables with a keen eye for detail, ensuring they are comprehensive and ready for review.
  •  Conduct field investigations and site assessments, laying the groundwork for successful project outcomes.
  •  Support the preparation and submission of specifications and permits
  • Assist in developing preliminary project cost estimates
  •  Embrace additional responsibilities as guided by your mentor and supervisor, expanding your skill set and knowledge base.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering degree and E.I.T. or ability to obtain certification within 12 months
  • PE license a plus
  • A foundational understanding of applicable codes and design standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • A positive, eager-to-learn attitude with the ability to take direction and grow from feedback.
  • Familiarity with PennDOT methods and procedures for roadway design is preferred.
  • Some experience with CAD or MicroStation.

Why Trans Associates?

We understand the importance of a fulfilling work environment that promotes personal and professional growth. At Trans Associates, you’ll enjoy an excellent work-life balance with compensatory time off for any overtime worked beyond the standard 40-hour week. We’re committed to your development, offering educational lunch gatherings and training for P.E. licensure.

Embark on Your Engineering Journey

At Trans Associates, your career is just beginning. We’re not just offering a job; we’re inviting you to be part of a community that values innovation, integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Dive into a world where your work makes a difference, supported by a team that believes in your potential.

Trans Associates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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