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Construction Engineering Lead - Michigan

  • Job reference: NA-001084
  • Sector: Construction, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Detroit
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Why not...

How will we:

Create integrated and sustainable transportation networks
Ensure that transportation systems function successfully
Connect people and places safely and efficiently

If your interests lie in:

Highway Design
Construction Engineering
Project Management
Transportation Engineering

We want to talk to you!

We provide the full range of services required to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain transportation projects for public and private owners. From preparing feasibility studies to conducting preliminary and final engineering, we take projects from concept and see them through construction.

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Detroit, MI location as a Construction Engineering Lead.


Under direction, provides professional and project management expertise in the direction of highly unconventional projects requiring multiple technical units and/or subcontractors, heavy regulatory agency involvement or extremely complex technical requirements.

Functions as mentor to project managers and technical professionals to assist in their training and development.

Also performs the basic project functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, financial management and marketing.


Work involves management and coordination of usually large or complex projects involving significant billings, heavy regulatory agency involvement and unique management requirements and/or client needs.

Bachelor's degree in field(s) of practice. 

Graduate degree preferred. 

Management coursework and/or MBA a plus.

This level may be achieved with ten years of experience in project production and technical professional activities, four of these working as a project manager.


Proven interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; strong project financial management and team management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency.


Professional Registration in field(s) of practice required, if available. 
Certification as a “Project Management

Professional” (PMP) or “Certified Construction Manager” (CCM) required within one year of assuming this position.


Experience leading construction engineering and inspection on projects for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

PE in Michigan

Job will involve leading efforts to build a construction engineering practice with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Willing to take an active role in business development

Familiar with MDOT construction engineering practices and processes

Any of the following certifications will be considered a plus:

MDOT FieldManager Training

MDOT Computerized Office Technician Certification / Recertification

MDOT Prevailing Wage Training

Michigan Concrete Field Testing - Level 1 (MCA or MCPA)

Michigan Soil Erosion And Sedimentation Control (SESC) Certification

Storm Water Operator Certification

MDOT Bridge Deck Construction Inspection & Bridge Rehabilitation Inspection

MDOT Bituminous Paving or Michigan Bituminous Paving Operations Certification

Michigan Certified Aggregate Technician

MDOT Density Technology Certification

MDOT Hot Mix Asphalt (Bituminous) Paving: or Michigan Hot Mix Asphalt (Bituminous) Paving Operations Certification

Radiation Safety Training Certification

MDOT Bituminous QC/QA Technician Certification

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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