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Careers in Transportation Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineer Aerospace engineers plan, design and construct aircraft and spacecraft.
  • Marine Engineer Marine engineers design, plan, build and maintain all types of ships and submarines.
  • Environmental Engineer Environmental engineers use chemistry, and biology to solve environmental problems.
  • Transit Engineer Transit engineers are in charge of scheduling, routes placement, and transit design.
  • Highway Engineer Highway engineers are responsible for the design, planning, and construction of highways.
  • Traffic Engineer Traffic engineers optimize roadway operations using technology and geometric design.
  • Pipeline EngineerPipeline engineers plan and design oil and gas pipelines to fuel the country.
  • Bridge EngineerBridge engineers design bridges for vehicles, trains, and pedestrians.
  • Safety EngineerSafety engineers keep workers safe during roadway and other construction projects.
  • Rail EngineerRail engineers design the plans and layout of railroad tracks and bridges.
  • Building InspectorConstruction and building inspectors are responsible for ensuring that new construction and changes or repairs to existing buildings comply with building codes, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
  • LogisticianLogisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain, which is the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer.
  • Mechanical EngineerMechanical engineers design, build, and test mechanical devices, including machines, engines, and tools.
  • Urban & Region PlannerUrban and regional planners construct plans and programs for the use of land. These plans can create communities, accommodate growth, or revitalize physical facilities in towns, cities, metropolitan areas and counties.
  • Policy AnalystPolicy analysts work to influence political and social decisions in one or more of four areas: collecting information, analyzing potential policies and making recommendations, evaluating the outcomes of existing policies, and sharing information with government officials.
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Are you ready to Fast Forward to the world of possibilities in transportation? Here to welcome you to Fast Forward, a new online resource for transportation career awareness is Clark Martin, with the Federal Highway Administration.

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