Transportation Services Lead

Lancaster Mobley has always embraced a small business culture and market position. We are small enough to enjoy a close-knit office environment and personal, direct relationships with our clients and strategic partners. However, we are also large enough to be successful on larger and more complex public and private projects.

The firm continues to grow, and we are currently searching for a Transportation Services Lead in our Portland office. This is a senior leadership position that, together with senior management, is integrally responsible for the company’s future strategic growth and success.

Necessary Skills for Success

In our small business environment, the ideal candidate will need to wear many hats. As such, a strong mix of technical, managerial, and communication skills is critical.

A demonstrated ability to reinforce the company’s commitment to responsiveness and prompt communication.

Outstanding written and verbal communication skills to communicate details to technical and non-technical audiences that include your team, client, and strategic partners.

Successful experience developing relationships with clients and being selected for project contracts.

Motivation and the ability to work independently with multiple priorities.

Experience training and mentoring junior staff members

Project management experience through the entire project lifecycle, including proposal preparation, project scoping, contracting, reviewing invoices, and managing client deliverables and expectations.


Provide leadership on the pursuit, planning, and development of transportation engineering and planning assignments throughout Oregon and Washington.

Establish client relationships, and be involved with marketing, contracting, and executing business development plans as needed.

Work with senior management for staff hiring, staff development and with company management, as needed.

Coordinate design issues with clients and work with the project team to develop solutions to technical challenges.

Serve as a technical expert and task lead on large, complex projects.

Perform and oversee a wide range of transportation planning, analysis, and design tasks, including transportation and parking demand management plans, transportation impact analyses, design plans for signing, striping, traffic signal, lighting/illumination, Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS), and temporary traffic control.

Technical Requirements

Minimum of 10 years of experience in transportation engineering, traffic operations, and transportation planning.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the States of Oregon and Washington or be able to easily obtain registration in these states by comity.

Knowledge and experience in land use processes and regulations in Oregon and Washington.

Experience testifying at legislative and quasi-judicial land-use hearings.

Proficiency with traffic analysis and drafting software applications such as Synchro, SimTraffic, Vistro, VISSIM, AutoCAD, and Microstation.

Demonstrated familiarity with key reference documents such as NACTO manuals, MUTCD, ITE Trip Generation and Parking Generation manuals, AASHTO Green Book, etc.

About Us

Founded in 1983 by Tom Lancaster, Lancaster Engineering is the longest-standing independent transportation engineering and planning firm in Oregon. We are engineers and planners that specialize in transportation, providing a wide range of consulting services for public and private clients. We’ve seen the industry shift from a heavy car-centric focus to the current prioritization of walking, biking, and public transit. We are a small, nimble company and excited to be working to advance this mode shift in transportation. Our primary market area is Oregon and SW Washington and we have offices in Portland and Bend.

Please apply by sending your cover letter and résumé in PDF format to

Compensation/Benefits Package

Competitive salary with potential year-end bonus.

100% Lancaster-paid medical and dental plan.

401K Plan with annual profit sharing and guaranteed 3% employer contribution.

Generous PTO, with anniversary increments.

7 paid holidays, with potential for last week of year office closure with pay.

Collegial atmosphere with company sponsorship and active team participation in transportation-related events, training, and advocacy as well as a variety of workshops, transportation related conferences, webinars, and seminars.

A spacious workspace with private offices for quiet independent work as well as collaborative communal space.