Sep 10, 2020

Transportation Engineer - Transportation Market

  • Gresham Smith
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
Full time Engineering Transportation Engineer

Job Description

Location Charlotte, NC US
Raleigh, NC 27601 US (Primary)
Job Type Full-time Job Function Engineering Education Bachelor's Degree Job Description

Our transportation team helps improve the connectivity of the community through solutions that support the safe and efficient movement of goods, services, and people.


  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate transportation engineering work. Conceptualize the initial design approach for major phases of large roadway projects. Develop and review roadway design plans. Perform various aspects of roadway projects including geometric design, right-of-way plans, storm drainage design, utilities, signing and marking, and erosion control design.
  • Prepare engineering reports, plans and specifications for major projects. Design and produce engineering drawings based on calculations. Check, interpret and revise engineering drawings. Prepare and review plans and technical specifications, contract documents and estimates. Conceive, plan and conduct research in complex problem areas. Resolve a variety of complex problems (e.g., conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, difficult coordination requirements).
  • Participate in contract bidding and administration. Supervise and observe the design and on-going progress of a project, including the coordination of the project with city, state and county officials and other outside agencies.
  • Coordinate projects with clients, contractors, outside consultants and firm staff. Communicate and interact with project team members, client representatives, review agencies and others as appropriate to project. Supervise the work of less experienced engineers and/or technical support personnel assigned to the project.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Transportation Engineering, prefer Master's degree.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in the transportation industry required.
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license in North Carolina, or ability to obtain within six months of start date. 
  • Current roadway design experience with an engineering firm serving local DOT client.  May be required to have additional experience for some assignments.
  • Experience with North Carolina Department of Transportation systems, policies, and procedures is preferred.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of software systems - Microstation, InRoads (and/or OpenRoads), Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel - is required.
  • Advanced knowledge of the practical application of engineering principles, practices and techniques.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong organizational, project, and time management skills.
  • Ability to be proactive in determining the necessary steps to meet objectives and performance expectations of position. Ability to work independently on multiple tasks.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills. Ability to interact professionally and comfortably with a variety of personalities and communication styles. Adept in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues. Ability to build and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships.

Gresham Smith is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law. 

Gresham Smith will not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, headhunters, contract recruiters, search firms or employment agencies. An executed GRESHAM PLACEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT (PSA) is required prior to any payment obligation for either a referral or recruiter fee.  In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously executed PSA, GRESHAM SMITH explicitly reserves the right to recruit and hire those candidate(s) at its discretion, and without any financial obligation whatsoever to the recruiter or agency.  Any such unsolicited resume or candidate contact information, including those submitted directly to GRESHAM SMITH’S hiring managers or any other employee, shall become the property of GRESHAM SMITH upon receipt.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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