Traffic Engineer Jobs

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.


Typical Responsibilities

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.


Salary Range

40K – 95K per annum (NZD)


To view our latest Traffic Engineer jobs throughout New Zealand, click here.


Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427