Senior Highway Design Transportation Engineer


Neel-Schaffer seeks applications from qualified individuals for the position of Senior Highway Design Transportation Engineer to assist in a wide variety of transportation projects focused on rural, urban, and metropolitan roadways, including freeways, toll roads, and interchange design.

The right candidate will have a minimum of 12 years of experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs work involving the application of all conventional aspects of civil engineering to the functional area of the assignment.
  • Exercises judgment in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Conceptualizes the initial civil design approach for major phases of large transportation (highway/roadway) related projects, experience in schematics and final design (PS&E).
  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates civil engineering work. Also, supervises the design and ongoing progress of a project, including the coordination of the project with City, State, and County officials, and other outside agencies.
  • Resolves a variety of complex problems, (i.e. conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, difficult coordination requirements).
  • Serves as a liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors, and design teams.
  • Reviews plans and schedules, and prepares or reviews technical specifications, contract documents, CPM schedules, technical reports, and estimates.
  • Participates in contract bidding and administration; may observe project action on site.
  • Supervises the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel assigned to the project.
  • Performs other duties assigned by a Project Engineer or Program/Project Manager

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer, Texas PE registration required within six months of hire date
  • Minimum of 12 years of progressive highway design experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Project experience applying State DOT and AASHTO guidelines
  • Ability to participate in project pursuits, proposal preparation and interviews
  • Technical ability to prepare feasibility studies, proposals (Project Approach) and reports, as well as final design (PS&E)
  • Ability to coordinate all phases of a project
  • At least 5 years with MicroStation and GEOPAK

Preferred Experience

  • Civil Engineering Degree
  • Masters Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering or Planning
  • Experience with SS10 and Bentley OpenRoads Designer
  • Experience with Bentley OpenRoads ConceptStation
  • TxDOT project experience
  • TxDOT pre-certification for Roadway Design, Freeway Interchanges, and Route Studies & Schematic Design

Equal Opportunity Employer