Transportation Engineer

Location: Richmond, VA
Date Posted: 04-24-2018
Our client is a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm.

This role features generous benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Paid Time Off, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
Job Description
Our client seeks to hire a Transportation Engineer Graduate or EIT in our Richmond, VA office who will be responsible for assisting in various aspects of the transportation engineering projects while working under the supervision and guidance of a licensed Engineer (PE). Typical responsibilities include tasks associated with designing a roadway and other associated infrastructure components. This person will work in stand-alone and multi-discipline design teams supervised by senior engineers and project managers on projects of small to medium scope.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performing various aspects of Transportation design as directed by a Transportation Engineer or Senior Transportation Engineer including analysis and design involving interstates and interchanges, urban roadways and bridges, site grading, storm water management, erosion control, and site plan preparation, and design related to a business development activity such as a response to a Request for Proposal (RFP).
  • Preparation of programming documents, schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents as directed
  • Coordination and communication with design team members to ensure the Transportation design details integrate properly with the work of all other project disciplines
  • Preparation of marketing and presentation materials as directed
  • Performing Transportation services associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments and opening and tabulating bids as directed
  • Performing Transportation services associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings as directed
  • Complying with quality control policies and procedures
  • Learn and implement department and company standards
  • Develop analysis and design skills
  • Participating in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
  • Researching standards and specifications based on project requirements
  • Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Senior Transportation Engineers, Project Managers and Design Managers
  • Working with a team of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Perform Transportation Engineer or Senior Transportation Engineer tasks as directed
  • Responsible for document organization and clarity
  • Responsible for discipline drawing coordination
  • Completing sections and details produced to a schematic-level of completion by the Transportation Engineer
  • Creating schematic-level layout and grading plans for projects of low to moderate complexity
  • Creating schematic level roadway layout and grading plans
  • Development of manual calculations and analytical models for transportation analysis and design purposes
  • Participate in developing a model of the site design and utilities in GeoPak and/or Civil 3D
  • Adhere to project budget and schedule
  • May require domestic and foreign travel
  • Graduate of an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines:
    • Civil Engineering
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
    • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Post-graduate degree in Transportation Engineering or Transportation Engineering-related degree may be given additional consideration
*Candidate who expect to graduate by June 1, 2018 are eligible to apply for this position.
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
  • Completed or be in a position to complete the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and all other state requirements for certification as an EI/EIT is preferred.
  • Ability to complete all requirements for PE licensure within 60 months after being hired is preferred.
  • Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices and pursuing LEED AP accreditation is desirable
  • Active membership in ITE, VASITE, ASHE, NSPE, ASCE or other related professional organizations is desirable
Software Skills
A Transportation Engineer Graduate or EIT should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable.
Career Experience
  • Successful completion of at least one student internship is desirable.
  • Prior experience in an Engineering or multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm is desirable.
  • Familiarity with applicable building codes and standards is desirable.
  • Previous experience with roadway and infrastructure design may be given additional consideration
Other Criteria and Considerations
  • Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
  • Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
  • Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
  • Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
  • Be dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession
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