How to Enter
To enter a Traffic Engineering job in New Zealand, we recommend that you first complete a Bachelor of Engineering Technology, specialising in Civil Engineering – Roading and Transportation, or a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in Traffic Planning and Highway Design.
The daily job responsibilities of a Traffic Engineer can include the following:
Planning transportation networks, such as roads, highways and streets
Using computer simulation programs to explore potential impact of proposed traffic development projects
Running simulations to identify the impact of changing traffic light timings and intersection layouts
Running simulations for potential traffic and natural disasters, such as earthquakes
Using simulation data to plan amendments to transportation networks
Planning and supervising the repairing of roads
Reviewing plans for commercial or residential developments and their potential impact of transportation networks
The next logical step for many Traffic Engineers is to specialise further in Transportation Management and continue progressing their careers in Civil Infrastructure. However, this also opens the door to many other areas of Civil Engineering, including Urban Planning and Surveying.
40K – 95K per annum (NZD)