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Sr. Highway Engineer

  • Job reference: NA-002069
  • Sector: Roads & Bridges, Transportation
  • Location: Tyler

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  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 has 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.

Atkins seeks an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our team in Tyler, TX as a Sr. Highway Engineer.

Major Function/Role:

Under direction, applies full competency in Roadway and Highway Engineering. Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of Roadway and Highway Engineering Design, and work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.

Job Duties:

Carries out complex or novel assignments requiring diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices in broad areas of assignments.

Work requires the use of advanced techniques and the modification and extension of
theories, precepts and practices.

Performs project design, sketching design concepts to be developed by junior engineers, CAD designers or technicians.

Plans and reviews the production of engineering drawings and specifications.

Plans and reviews the production of engineering investigations or planning work.

Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for new projects, weighing alternatives and selecting the most cost-effective solution.

Analyzes technical problems, assessing the feasibility of proposed techniques and procedures, and devising new approaches and alternative solutions.

Analyzes project dimension and scope, and prepares or oversees the preparation of cost and manpower estimates, schedules and job budgets.

Coordinates work with project manager, and guides junior professionals and technical personnel on the design and drafting of preliminary and final plans.

Is responsible for quality control, maintaining quality standards in all work produced, and checking computations or reviewing designs and drawings performed by others.

Education and Experience:

B.S. or M.S. in Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This level may be achieved by

Engineers with seven years of experience since B.S. or 6 years since M.S.

Typical incumbent has ten to fourteen years of experience.

Special Skills:

Proven technical writing and communication skills. Incumbent may be eligible for project management training.

Professional Registrations:

P.E. license is required

Additional Requirements:

Extensive knowledge of and experience with TxDOT PS&E preparation and review
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microstation, Geopak, and OpenRoads

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.


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