Complete Streets Practice Leader

Complete Streets Practice Leader


About the Role


W-Trans is seeking a Complete Streets Practice Leader who would be based in the SF Bay Area or Sacramento.


The successful candidate will win and manage complete streets projects. W-Trans has a long history of complete streets work and values an approach that marries technical expertise with creative and nuanced solutions. This person likely enjoys the opportunity to bring all their skills to their job – organizational skills for managing projects, engineering expertise, communication skills to build consensus, and an outlet for their curiosity and creativity to both understand and solve tangible issues in our communities’ transportation systems. This position involves interacting with clients, teaming partners, and the public, making important the ability to engage in technical discussions, manage relationships, and effectively explain challenges and alternatives to stakeholders in non-technical terms. Another aspect of this position is the mentorship of W-Trans staff. We have competent engineers and planners with experience contributing to and managing complete streets projects, and it is important to W-Trans to support their continued growth and development as future stewards of transportation networks that are accessible for all users.


Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in transportation
  • PE license in the State of California (Civil and/or Traffic)
      • A CA civil PE license is preferred, as this person should be able to evaluate feasibility and operational aspects of projects, as well as stamp plans; however, a person with a traffic PE license and strong complete streets qualifications would be considered.
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to perform site visits and “walk audits”
      • Note, these requirements may be adjusted as needed to make necessary accommodations; however, visiting project sites is an integral part of this position.
  • Minimum of fifteen years of professional experience related to traffic operations, design, or transportation engineering
  • Deep familiarity with the complete streets specialty area, demonstrated by
      • An established professional network
      • Strong familiarity with AASHTO, Caltrans, APBP, and other active transportation and complete streets design standards
  • Experience managing complete streets projects, with the following demonstrative skills
      • Managing teams, including subconsultants, to achieve project goals within budgetary and schedule constraints
      • Identifying and evaluating complex issues for corridors
      • Applying a creative approach to developing tailored technical solutions
  • Experience preparing successful complete streets proposals
  • Strong writing skills in both technical and non-technical styles
  • Excellent communication skills including client interaction, public meeting presentations, and/or workshop facilitation


Desired Qualifications


  • Experience overseeing, training, and mentoring staff
  • Consultant experience in Northern California (includes SF Bay Area and Sacramento region)
  • Experience integrating equity considerations of the transportation system during evaluation and development stages of complete streets projects
  • Familiarity with transportation funding and preparation of grant applications
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Synchro, GIS, and other operational analysis programs


Who is W-Trans?


W-Trans provides traffic engineering and transportation planning services throughout California with an emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California. We have offices in Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) and downtown Oakland. We specialize in projects that create more livable streets and sustainable transportation systems while also balancing the need to maintain traffic flow. W-Trans continues to serve existing and new clients in the Bay Area, increasingly working on projects in the Central Valley and Central Coast. We particularly welcome the opportunity to chat with prospective candidates who are currently located in Northern California or who would like to relocate to the region.


Experience True Work-Life Balance


What does balancing your professional and personal lifestyle mean? The answer is different for everyone. For many W-Trans employees, it means actually working a 40-hour work week on average. It means having the flexibility to work remotely three days a week if you choose, and the ability to work flexible hours that fit your lifestyle and family needs. It means producing great work that you find professionally fulfilling, having a passion for finding sustainable transportation solutions to complex problems, and perhaps looking at transportation differently than our profession did in the past.


Compensation and Benefits


W-Trans prides itself on maintaining a highly-collaborative, employee-focused workplace and offers the following to its staff:


  • Salary range of $140,000 to $165,000 depending on years of experience and licensure
  • Full Benefits package with 100 percent coverage of select medical and dental plans plus coverage for dependents
  • 401k plan with four percent employer match
  • A path to firm ownership, including profit-sharing for owners
  • Company commitment to sharing financial success through generous employee bonuses
  • Vacation accrual starting at two weeks and increasing with tenure starting after three years
  • Ten days of sick leave annually
  • Nine holidays, including two “floating” holidays to accommodate personal celebrations
  • Monthly transportation subsidy of up to $62 for transit passes, parking at transit stations, public parking near Santa Rosa office, or similar qualified transportation costs
  • Optional pre-tax commuter fund program
  • Hybrid work schedule with three days per week of remote work if desired (negotiable based on position and residence location)
  • Flexible work hours, including option to work a traditional 40-hour work week or a 9/80 schedule and flex time over the course of the month rather than just during a single pay period
  • Billing goal of about 70 percent to encourage work life balance with a true 40-hour work week and supplementary training


An employee-owned company with 80 percent of staff currently having ownership, W-Trans cultivates an employee-first work environment and culture. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organization; therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, family status, or veteran status, and are encouraged to apply!


To apply, please e-mail a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and references to