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Senior Highway Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-001978
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Ft Lauderdale
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 office in Fort Lauderdale, FL as a Senior Highway Engineer supporting the FDOT Engineering team.

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.

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.
  • FDOT or Broward County Experience preferred.

Special Skills:
  • Good technical writing, computer and communications skills. 
  • May be eligible to receive project management training.
  • Microstation and Geopak experience Required.
  • Previous Design/Build project experience a plus but not required.
  • Successful candidate will ideally have 5 to 12 years of total 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 here:


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