Transportation Practice Leader

Michael Baker International   •  

Katy, TX

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 46 days ago


Consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as a Top 20 transportation firm, Michael Baker International offers clients an integrated team of professionals versed in all aspects of transportation planning, design, permitting, and construction management and inspection. In addition, Michael Baker International is a recognized leader in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation infrastructure.


Michael Baker is actively seeking a Transportation Practice Lead to join our Transportation group in Houston, TX. The right candidate will provide strong leadership to a team of engineers and designers on transportation projects; satisfy project and customer requirements, technical standards and adherence to quality standards, procedures and protocols; and provide technical support, mentoring and development of junior professional staff. In this role, the Transportation Practice Lead will:

  • Be responsible for successful contracting and project execution, working closely with regional Michael Baker International staff and office leadership.
  • Continually bring in new work and increase backlog while managing client relationships and guiding the application of Michael Baker services within the transportation practice to best serve the interests of the client and Michael Baker.
  • Manage client relationships and guide the application of Michael Baker services within the Transportation practice to best serve the interests of the client and Michael Baker.
  • Lead plan production for conventional design-bid-build and design-build highway projects.
  • Review the work of other professionals – this includes QA/QC, mentoring, training and growing staff in the performance of job duties.
  • Manage project budgets and schedules, interface with clients, and prepare/submit invoices.
  • Have a broad understanding of all elements of the design of highway transportation facilities, including roadway elements, hydrology and hydraulics, structures and traffic related items.
  • Coordinate with other Project Managers to balance workload and staffing needs.
  • Determine direction and lead market awareness including involvement in professional associations, technical articles, conferences and boards.
  • Feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping to address our nation’s most critical infrastructure challenges while building the future of our organization!


  • At least 15 years in Engineering or Project Management preferred, with 10+ years supervising engineering personnel
  • A B.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering. If you have an advanced engineering degree, that’s even better.
  • Excellent external and internal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong engineering judgment and a solid background in transportation.
  • Direct contact with TXDOT, regional transportation authorities, and municipal clients.
  • TXDOT Precertifications in one or more categories
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Oracle-based ERP Project Financial Reporting System
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas
  • Travel around Texas is required
  • Travel around Texas is required