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Sr Roadway Construction Project Director

  • Job reference: NA-001061
  • Sector: Construction, Transportation
  • Location: Houston
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We provide the full range of services required to plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain transportation projects for public and private owners. From preparing feasibility studies to conducting preliminary and final engineering, we take projects from concept and see them through construction.

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.

Public and private clients face myriad challenges – aging infrastructure, smart growth, lack of funding and limited staff. As a leader in sustainable design and construction, we take an integrated, innovative approach to help tackle those challenges.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our Houston, Texas office as a Senior Roadway Construction Project Director.


  • Under general direction, manages very complex and unconventional technology or delivery systems for specific and corporately significant clients. May involve the management of multiple projects in a specific delivery system. Responsible for the financial performance of projects of considerable magnitude and risk to the Company.
  • Typical projects might include major construction management engagements and design-build projects of national significance,. Responsible for mentoring project staff associated with highly sophisticated and unconventional projects. Projects of this magnitude generally involve over $5 million annually in net revenue and require very specialized expertise or experience of the individual.
  • The position will oversee all heavy-highway construction services delivered by the Transportation Business Group in South Texas. 
  • The primary duties will include responsibility for Construction Management, Project Controls and inspection staff supervision and quality control. 
  • Will manage and facilitate pursuits for the South Texas area in heavy-highway construction services as well as assisting with municipal transportation construction personnel. 
  • Capable of performing additional construction services activities including project management of existing TxDOT projects, review of contract document terms and conditions; performance of constructability and value engineering reviews; construction estimating; schedule preparation and reviews; coordinating expediting and reviewing construction submittals RFIs; monitoring and resolving contract changes; controlling the project budget and schedule; coordinating and managing project quality assurance and control and inspection services (including inspection reports); monitoring staff compliance with the Health and Safety Program through communication and inspections; and project setup and temporary facilities. 


  • Management assignments typically involve large, multi-discipline assignments, including unconventional or complex project made up of 3 or more highly sophisticated and specialized technical components generating annual net revenue exceeding $5 million annually.

  • Bachelor's degree in field of Engineering or Construction Management Graduate degree preferred. Management coursework and/or MBA a plus. 
  • This level may be achieved by technical professionals or managers with fifteen years of experience since B.S. or fourteen years since M.S., with at least two of these years in the Senior Program Manager position with highly complex project management responsibility. 
  • Must have recent experience delivering Construction services in Texas to Transportation clients preferably in the South Texas marketplace. 
  • Experience with scheduling software (Primavera P6) and project management software. 
  • Significant previous experience in the transportation construction field is required. Experience with TxDOT standards, specifications, policies and procedures.
  • Must have strong people skills and the ability to interact with the design team. 

  • Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, public speaking and persuasive ability; very strong financial management, team management, and leadership skills; ability to manage and coordinate efforts of various projects to produce budgeted profits and overall results. 
  • Possesses specific expertise to the extent that the individual is regarded as one of the Company's experts in a specific discipline, contract delivery method, particular type of project, planning process, design method, or modeling technique. Personal computer proficiency is required. 

  • Texas Professional Engineer (PE) or ability to obtain within 6 months 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.

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