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Chief Highway Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001798
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Tampa

Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Tampa, FL office as a Chief Highway Engineer.   


Major Function/Role

  • Under general direction, provides technical expertise within area of specialization for diverse engineering activities throughout the assigned area of responsibility and/or company-wide.
  • May function as lead designer or technical consultant.
  • Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.


Job Duties

  • Defines scope of project, with full responsibility for interpreting, organizing and executing project assignments.
  • Selects problems for investigation, developing novel approaches and solutions to technical problems.
  • Conducts quality control checks, reviewing calculations, designs, evaluations and specifications developed by design staff for accuracy and completeness, performing on-site inspections and reviews, and conducting or overseeing remedial design work.
  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art methods and developments in area of specialization.
  • Recommends changes or improvements to plans and programs.
  • May function as the project manager for routine to semi-complex projects. 
  • Responsibilities may include marketing, negotiating contracts, budgeting, financial management, schedule coordination and resources allocation.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


Education and Experience

  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering.
  • M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred.
  • This level may be achieved by Engineers with ten years experience since B.S. or nine years since M.S.
  • Typical incumbent has 15 to 20 years of experience.

Special Skills

  • Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.


Professional Registrations

  • P.E. license is required.



Additional Requirements

  • FDOT experience is preferred with the ideal candidate having roadway and maintenance of traffic plans review experience. 
  • The position will entail review of consultant plans under the FDOT General Engineer Consultant contract on behalf of the department. 
  • Attendance of field reviews is required.




Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Please  view  Atkins  Equal  Opportunity  Statement.

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