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Project Manager - Highways

  • Job reference: NA-003142
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Planning, Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Orlando
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Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  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 has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Orlando, FL team as a Project Manager – Highways supporting the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) General Engineering Consultant (GEC) Program, working as an “extension of staff” in the client’s office in Ocoee, FL (metro Orlando area). This position will provide career growth opportunities through management of FTE toll road, and express / managed lanes toll road infrastructure projects.

The ideal candidate will have a background as a traditional design project manager for DOT highway projects, with experience in limited access projects. Experience with tolling facility projects is a plus. A broad base of skills, capability and experience is desired in engineering, project management, administration and communicating. Willingness to be a team player is a must.

Relocation assistance is available.


Serve as GEC Project Manager for the client’s Program Management Group and will manage other consultants and Atkins staff, as well as provide support to the client’s staff on numerous types of design/construction projects related primarily to limited access highway and toll facilities. Perform basic project management functions of production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and financial management. Collaborates with Client Management in Production, Construction, Tolls, Maintenance and Operations and program/project stakeholders.

  • Coordinate and participate in the preparation of the Request for Proposal documents developed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for the solicitation of civil contractors to prepare construction documents for capital improvement projects and deliver the infrastructure required to support associated tolling operations.
  • Assist the client with design services contract procurements.
  • Coordinate and work with FTE and FDOT staff to support project development and delivery from conceptual phase, planning, design, construction, implementation, to ongoing operations and maintenance.
  • Coordinate multi-disciplinary teams from client staff, GEC staff, and consultant staff to work towards technical solutions that are in the best interests of the overall project.
  • Serve as an extension of client staff, working on a daily basis with the agency’s offices.
  • Communicate regularly with client staff, project managers, external agencies and consultant staff.
  • Perform occasional field work with technical staff to collect site specific data as projects require.
  • Process supplemental amendments and contract invoices.
  • Prepare graphic displays, presentations, and reports, and present to various stakeholders.
  • Coordinate public involvement activities, including community workshops, public meetings, and presentations to agencies and organizations
  • Prepare and maintain project work plan, scope, schedule and budget, and communicate these to client project team members and management; monitor/manage project production for compliance with scope, schedule, budget and quality objectives and commitments.
  • Coordinate preparation of concept reports to be used for scoping and budgeting projects; participate in project opportunity evaluation.
  • Schedule and coordinate project meetings; establish and maintain project files.
  • Coordinate construction document reviews and development of agreements with local governments, utility agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with right-of-way needs identification and acquisition.
  • Provide post-design construction support including oversight of development of plans revisions, reviewing responses to contractor’s request for information, and coordination of shop drawing reviews.
  • Effectively manage engineering projects with interdepartmental and inter-agency coordination; identify and mitigate project risks.
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with established quality control standards, ensuring that appropriate quality assurance activities are being performed throughout the project; review QC plans and periodic QA compliance audits.
  • Assist client with evaluation of consultant performance.
  • Includes travel throughout the state of Florida to stakeholders’ offices and venues for meetings and presentations.
  • Perform such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Graduate degree desirable. Management coursework and/or MBA is a plus.
  • Requires a minimum of 8 years’ engineering experience in project production and technical professional activities, 2 of these working as a Project Manager.

  • Knowledge of FDOT policies, procedures, and standards is preferred.
  • Proven collaborative leadership with effective negotiation, interpersonal and partnering skills.
  • Strong written, oral and listening communication skills in English; good public speaking ability.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong project financial and schedule management skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft personal computer applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project; working knowledge of SharePoint and other project management / production support systems.

  • Professional Engineer Registration in the State of Florida required, or if registered in another state, the ability to obtain registration in the State of Florida within three (3) months.
  • PMP certification is desirable.

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.

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