Senior Roadway Designer


Neel-Schaffer is accepting applications from qualified persons for a new Senior Roadway Designer to join our growing engineering firm. This position is based in our Columbia, SC, location. Neel-Schaffer is an Engineering News-Record Top 250 engineering design, planning, and construction management firm. Neel-Schaffer offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that include health insurance and a matching 401(k) savings plan.

Experience must include setting roadway horizontal and vertical geometry, preparing cross-sections, earthwork calculations, preparing quantities, setting right-of-way, understanding of roadway drainage design, developing maintenance of traffic/traffic control plans, and familiarity with South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Plan Preparation/Roadway Design Manual. Typical projects include bridge replacements, interstate widening, interchanges, roadway widenings and intersection improvement projects.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual looking for career growth. You will be a part of the Engineering Team and will assist other teams as project and client demands dictate.

Capabilities and credentials:

  • Proficiency with MicroStation and GEOPAK/OpenRoads experience required.
  • Leading the development of roadway improvement plans for a variety of transportation projects.
  • Preparing technical calculations and assisting the preparation of technical reports and project specifications.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and provides guidance/mentoring to less experienced engineers.
  • Assisting in the preparation of technical reports and project specifications.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
  • Good communication, multi-tasking, attentiveness to detail.
  • Willingness to learn new skills, with opportunities to mentor junior design engineers.
  • Assisting in proposal development.

Education and experience:

  • At least 8 years of experience in roadway design REQUIRED.
  • At least 8 years of experience with MicroStation and Geopak/Open Roads REQUIRED.
  • Strong verbal communication and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products.
  • Familiarity with SCDOT standards is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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