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Highway Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001642
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Raleigh
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.


Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Raleigh, NC staff as a Highway Engineer.


Major Function/Role:
  • Under supervision, applies technical professional proficiency to the investigation of engineering problems, the coordination of project activities, and the preparation of preliminary plans and documents. 
  • On design assignments, progresses toward learning how to clearly convey the design intent through engineering drawings and specifications.
  • On engineering and planning assignments, continues to develop a knowledge of the fundamentals of engineering processes and to apply them successfully to operating systems. 
  • On construction assignments, continues to develop an understanding of construction methods and the translation of engineering plans and specifications into constructed product. 
  • Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.

Job Duties:
  • Applies standard engineering practices and techniques in specific situations which may include the following:
  • Assists in the planning, design, and production of engineering drawings. 
  • May supervise the production of these drawings. 
  • Carries out specific assignments in preparing and assembling specifications.
  • Participates in conducting engineering investigations and planning work by completing well-defined tasks. 
  • These tasks may include collection and analysis of data using established procedures, performance of routine calculations, and participation in evaluating the feasibility of alternate solutions.
  • Prepares assigned sections of reports working under the close review of a more experienced professional.
  • Performs data acquisition and analysis, researching the feasibility of alternative design approaches.
  • Prepares material for reports and permit applications, gathering information, writing rough outline, and/or preparing work progression documents and graphic presentations.
  • Performs engineering calculations.
  • Performs field observations of construction where appropriate.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


Education & Experience:
  • B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. 
  • This level may be achieved by Engineers with 2 years' experience since B.S. or 1 year since M.S. 
  • The typical incumbent has 3 to 5 years' experience since Bachelor's degree.

Special Skills:
  • Good interpersonal skills and capable of developing technical writing, and communications skills. 
  • PC and CAD skills required.
  • Microstation and Geopak experience is preferred. 
  • Corridor modeling experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with North Carolina Dept. of Transportation also a plus.

Professional Registrations:
  • E.I. or EIT is usually 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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