Kelly Nicholas, PE

Senior Transportation Engineer

Kelly has diverse experience in transportation engineering, TSMO, and ITS planning. Throughout her career she has specifically focused on those projects where traditional engineering and innovation converge, such as signal system design, Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) and ITS master planning. Her experience includes working with a range of municipalities, state, and other public agencies. Kelly’s excitement for transportation engineering is fueled by helping clients solve unique challenges and achieve their goals.

In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and is most often found at the lake when weather permits!




  • PE: NC and FL
  • Years of Experience



  • Intelligent Transportation Systems Design
  • ITS &Communications Master Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Traffic Management Center & Data Center
  • Integrated Corridor Management
  • Arterial Signal Systems
  • Freeway Management & Active Traffic Management Systems
  • Construction Administration
  • Headshot of traffic engineer, Kelly Nicholas, PE of Exult Engineering