Due to a healthy forward workload, we are seeking a Graduate Traffic & Transportation Engineer to join our Traffic & Transportation team in Edinburgh office. Some relevant post graduate transportation experience would be beneficial for this role. The successful candidate will have a fantastic opportunity to work in one of the UK’s leading private Engineering Consultancies, working for a range of public and private sector clients. The Traffic & Transportation team are involved in development projects across Scotland. You will work within a small and enthusiastic team receiving guidance from an experienced engineer. Your tasks will include producing transport planning and engineering related reports, technical notes and drawings, and undertaking traffic analysis of junctions. As you progress you can expect to be active on a number of projects and to work with a number of clients at any given time


The Graduate Traffic & Transportation Engineer’s role includes the following duties:

  • Preparation of Transport Assessments and Statements, Travel Plans and Technical Notes, under the guidance of senior staff.
  • Preparation of drawings using AutoCAD software.
  • Preparation of diagrams and figures for insertion into reports using Microsoft programs.
  • Preparing briefs for and overseeing the work of specialist traffic survey sub-consultants.
  • Undertaking occasional traffic and parking surveys.
  • Attending site visits and meetings alongside senior staff.
  • Using Junctions 9 and LinSig software to assess traffic flow at junctions. Guidance and training will be provided.


The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Degree qualified in Civil Engineering, Transportation Planning or other relevant subject with 1 – 3 years post qualification experience working in a Transport
  • Planning and Engineering environment.
  • A Masters degree in Transport Planning would be an advantage.
  • Experience of preparing Transport Assessments, Statements and Travel Plans would be an advantage.
  • A numerate person with high levels of communication and presentation skills.
  • Good report writing skills in English.
  • Confidence in their work.
    Knowledge of Excel, Word and Publisher.
  • Experience using AutoCAD.
  • Experience using TRICS, Junctions 9 and LinSig software would be an advantage.
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to working within a team structure.
  • A driving license.


The current permanent employment opportunity offers a competitive salary and excellent flexible benefits package for permanent staff which includes training opportunities, reimbursement of professional fees, contributory pension, personal health care plan and life insurance, interest-free travel loan scheme, additional leave purchase and buy-back scheme, staff loyalty bonus. Additional benefits may vary between offices. You can learn more about our staff benefits here.


We aim to be the number one team and company of choice for our clients, who seek integrated and high-quality services.

As an employer, we are motivated to support and develop our staff and to provide an environment where people can flourish and reach their full potential. We are committed to taking equity, inclusion and diversity seriously and support and encourage staff from all backgrounds, genders, age, LGBQT+, race, faith and cultures. We offer a range of inclusive policies, including hybrid working arrangements and family-friendly flexibility and support.

The role offers excellent career progression opportunities within a fast paced, friendly and professional team that is proud of the quality of the service it delivers to its unrivalled list of Clients, whilst having a clear vision for innovation and sustainable design. This is an opportunity to earn while you learn on your way to a bright future.

To apply for this position, send your CV to recruitment@fairhurst.co.uk stating the position for which you are applying.