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Senior Highway Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001644
  • 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 Senior Highway Engineer.


Major Function/Role:
  • Under direction, applies full competency in conventional engineering work and broad knowledge of precedents in specialty area.
  • On design assignments, understands how to clearly convey the design intent to engineering drawings and specifications. 
  • On assignments involving engineering investigations and planning work, has a firm grasp of the fundamentals of engineering processes and their application to operating systems. 
  • On projects involving engineering services related to construction activities, has developed a thorough understanding of construction methods and the manner in which engineering drawings and specifications are translated into the constructed product. 
  • Upholds engineering ethics and standards of conduct.

Job Duties:
  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or procedures, or difficult coordination requirements. 
  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Performs preliminary engineering design and/or reviews the design and drafting work of junior engineers, designers or drafters.
  • Prepares cost and man-hour estimates, job budgets and schedules.
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of final plans and reports and submits them for approval.
  • Conducts or oversees personnel involved in engineering investigations and planning work.
  • Coordinates work with other engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff.
  • May occasionally assist in the management of projects.
  • May perform 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 four years' experience since B.S.; three years’ experience since M.S. 
  • Incumbents typically have six to ten years' experience since Bachelor's degree.

Special Skills:
  • Good technical writing, computer and communications skills. 
  • May be eligible to receive project management training.
  • Strong Microstation, Geopak and Corridor Modeler experience preferred.
  • Previous Design/Build project experience a plus but not required.
  • Experience with the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Consultant Guidelines to Producing Roadway Design Plans a definite plus.
  • Successful candidate will ideally have 5 to 7 years of experience. 

Professional Registrations:
  • P.E. license is 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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