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Senior Highway Designer

  • Job reference: NA-001881
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Atlanta

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 seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Atlanta, GA office as a Senior Highway Designer.   


Major Function/Role:

  • Provides design, production and coordination of construction plans and drawings in support of engineering or architectural project(s).
  • Selects and recommends design procedures.
  • Note: The Sr Designer classifications are reserved for very experienced and capable designers who, lacking the official education requirements, are unable to obtain professional registration, but whose contribution to the firm is highly regarded and valuable.

Job Duties:

  • Work involves analytical ability to select and recommend design procedures, interpret complex ordinances and specifications, analyze design requirements and provide design solutions. 
  • Duties will involve design functions for complex projects such as managed lane and interstate/interchange projects.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture or equivalent technical discipline plus ten years' experience, or Associate's degree plus a minimum of fifteen years' progressive drafting and design experience, including at least seven as a Designer, or HS diploma (or equivalent) plus a minimum of twenty years progressive drafting and design experience, including at least ten as a Designer.

Special Skills:

  • Proficiency in CAD strongly desired; good technical writing and communication skills.
  • GDOT Plans Development Process (PDP) a definite plus but not required.
  • Strong MicroStation required and InRoads experience desired.
  • 3D modeling capabilities a definite plus.


 Professional Registrations:

  •  No professional registration is required; however, incumbent should be seeking applicable registration if movement onto the Engineering or Architecture career path is contemplated.




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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