Senior Transportation Engineer

Bechtel   •  

Reston, VA

Industry: Healthcare


15+ years

Posted 167 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Job Overview:

This position is for a Senior Transportation Engineer who will prepare designs and lead engineering teams in the development and delivery of infrastructure designs for roadways, intersections, highways, and, interchanges.  The road/highway work may be associated with projects for roadway, bridge, rail, or multi-modal public works.  The Senior Transportation Engineer is responsible for direct production of design work by Bechtel as well as for managing the scope and integration of work assigned to subcontracted design entities.  The position will include work supporting business development and delivery of studies and proposals, and may ultimately transition to a project-specific assignment, typically in a lump-sum, design-build project environment.  The successful candidate must have strong organizational and teamwork skills, proven problem-solving abilities, and the desire to innovate designs and engineering work processes. 


 Job Responsibilities:


  • Plan and conduct independent work requiring judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of engineering techniques, procedures and criteria to roadway and highway transportation projects
  • Prepare conceptual studies, designs, reports, proposals, value engineering studies or alternate technical concepts (ATCs) in accordance with Bechtel Engineering Procedures
  • Coordinate design development with other departments which may include construction, estimating, project controls, procurement, and contracts management
  • Perform standard engineering work planning, scheduling, and job hour estimating
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with project budgets, schedules, quantities and quality requirements
  • Provide technical direction and assign work to subordinate engineers, designers, and drafters who assist on specific assignments
  • Review and check work of subordinate engineers
  • Coordinate and integrate design work between engineering disciplines and other design entities
  • Interface with clients and stakeholders to make presentations, define project requirements, and obtain contractual and statutory approvals
  • Assist in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provide input for their performance evaluations.
  • Prepare procurement and subcontract requisition documents and perform associated technical bid evaluations
  • Prepare and/or assists in the preparation of cost estimates, quantity take-offs and staffing requirements for proposals, forecasts and change orders
  • Resolve technical issues with construction and travel to the field to assist as required
  • Support the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.
  • Make business trips, or potentially relocate, to construction site, project office or client location as required


Job Knowledge:


  • Has broad working knowledge of precedents in the road and highway transportation industry and all relevant disciplines, including highway and interchange geometrics, grading, drainage, signing and marking, structures, signals, traffic engineering, ITS and utilities.
  • Is fluent in codes applicable in the United States (Canada is a plus) governing roadway transportation design including AASHTO, state DOT, and municipal requirements.
  • Has extensive experience in performing and managing self-perform road and highway design work
  • Has experience with cold weather design
  • Has experience with engineering work planning, scheduling and cost estimating,
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, design of engineered systems, and engineering and calculations.
  • Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2D and 3D), CAE and relevant Bechtel Standard Computer Applications to perform the work.
  • Understanding of engineering planning and control methods
  • Demonstrated Value Engineering experience


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years’ experience in road and highway transportation engineering design
  • US Professional Engineering (PE) license in Civil Engineering or Professional Engineering Registration in Canadian Province
  • Practical work experience sufficient to demonstrate competence and breadth in transportation engineering design
  • Experience in the supervision of less experienced engineers and CAD designers
  • Experience and proficiency with design software for digital terrain model generation and design, such as InRoads, Civil 3D, GeoPak, etc.
  • Experience in customer-facing roles, presenting to customers and working with authorities having jurisdiction
  • Must have the right to work and remain in the US without visa sponsorship
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Professional Engineering License/Registration in both the US and Canada
  • Active participation in professional association(s) for transportation engineering

Requisition ID:  201759