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Senior Engineer - Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

  • Job reference: NA-001107
  • Sector: Rail, Transportation
  • Location: Calverton, Alexandria
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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. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firm with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have 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.

At Atkins, we offer our employees more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to shape the world for generations to come through innovative and sound design. As the official engineer of the 2012 London Olympics, few companies can rival the size and diversity of our projects. Whether it’s the concept for a new skyscraper, the upgrade of a rail network, the modeling of a flood defense system or the improvement of a management process, we plan, design and enable solutions.

Atkins seeks an experienced Senior Engineer - Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Design Build to join our transportation teams in MD/VA/DC areas. In this role, you will be part of an elite team of ITS professionals focusing on North American projects with some opportunity to work internationally, if desired. As with all of our positions, this position is an entrepreneurial role in which you will be able to leverage Atkins more than 3000 rail experts globally to your ultimate success.

An individual who would be required to have experience in engineering and preparation of Signing and Pavement Marking, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Signal design plans. The ideal candidate would have knowledge of the operations and signing requirements of multi-modal roadway and transit facilities and Express/managed lanes and have Design-Build project experience.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities of this position are:

You would be responsible for interaction as the discipline lead with the client and owner for traffic design development, review of plans and other work product of sub-consultants, preparation of staff hour estimates, change notices, and contract negotiations.

You may be required to complete minor in-house traffic design tasks ranging from the preparation of concept plans to signed and sealed contract documents.

Management of sub-consultants performing assigned tasks within traffic, ITS, signing & striping, and Lighting. Management of scope, schedule, and budget for all assigned tasks.

You will need to be able to review design plans and provide/communicate clear and concise comments from the reviews to other consultants and other agencies.

Position would also be responsible for Request for Information (RFI) requests during construction, as well as, all review and approval of traffic design related shop drawings from the contractor.

Must have the potential to be working full time in the client's office, and must be able to communicate well with others.

Position will require the ability to lead and coordinate meetings as well as work well in a team environment with other consultants in the client's office.

Position does require time management and organizational skills as you will be involved in multiple projects operating on multiple schedules.

You should be comfortable speaking in small/medium sized groups with other engineering consultants and as well as the clients to provide engineering direction to the team.


Minimum ten (10) plus years' experience in Signing and Pavement Marking, Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Signal design, but not limited to such, experience within the tolls industry is a plus.

Familiarity with Maryland DOT, SHA, and MTA policies and procedures, Design Standards, and Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).

Must have a Bachelors degree and Registered Professional Engineer in Maryland, or the ability to be registered with one (1) year.

Certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) not required, but a plus.


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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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

Please view Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.

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