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Roadway Design Lead - Michigan

  • Job reference: NA-001085
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Detroit
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/Roadway Design
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 Roadway Design Lead.


MAJOR FUNCTION/ROLE:

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.

Lead roadway design project manager for projects with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).


JOB DUTIES:

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.

Lead roadway design projects for MDOT.

Support business development activities to build a roadway design practice with MDOT.

Serve as project manager or lead designer for roadway design projects for MDOT.


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

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.


SPECIAL SKILLS:

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.

Experience leading roadway design projects with MDOT.

Experience with Microstation and GEOPAK


PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:

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.

Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Existing relationships with MDOT in the road design area. 

Significant experience leading roadway design projects for MDOT.



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.