Senior Roadway Engineer Design Lead

 Virginia Beach, VA

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The Jacobs Virginia Transportation team is searching for a motivated and experienced Roadway Design Lead who can utilize their excellent technical and design management skills to deliver highways-related infrastructure projects. This opportunity is your chance to work on multi-disciplined transportation projects that focus on highway, roadway, and interchange projects. You’ll be a Roadway Design Lead on large transportation projects throughout the Virginia geography to lead project teams, perform preliminary and final design engineering and prepare documentation to satisfy the requirements for local and State roadway projects for our Virginia transportation top clients such as the Virginia DOT and local county and city governments.

We’d look to you to provide technical leadership and oversee all aspects of highway design projects including design-build transportation project. You’d perform work with the preparation of roadway design using local (State, County or City) or AASHTO standards at both conceptual, preliminary and final design levels. Also, you’d develop specifications, cost estimates, and prepare final bid packages.

You’d grow professionally with the opportunity to coordinate with all complimentary disciplines (roadway, drainage, structural, traffic, public involvement and environmental), technical preparation and supervision of roadway and planning design tasks, perform plan quality reviews, participate in value engineering studies.

You’ll be directing and coordinating activities of design engineers and technicians to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget. Our team would show growth because you’d assist with mentoring and leading early career engineers in developing final design plans. Participate in project decisions regarding technical approaches, cost and scheduling performance as well as maintain a close relationship with clients and track upcoming project opportunities and collaborate on project pursuits.

When coordinating the planning, staffing, scheduling, budget management, quality control, safety and organization of subcontractors, internal technical and support staff as well as assisting in business development and proposal efforts- you’ll be able to practice your business acumen skills.

  • Engineering degree in Civil Engineering.
  • License as a Professional Engineer in Virginia
  • Substantial professional project experience associated with the highway market sector and with large transportation infrastructure projects and programs.
  • Proficiency and prior experience of using MicroStation, OpenRoads, InRoads and Civil 3D
  • Proven track record of roadway design experience with VDOT, DDOT and MDOT. Expert knowledge of VDOT design standards and design criteria is required.
  • Experience in transportation design work with an emphasis on roadway/highway and geometrics final design and/or Maintenance of Traffic and Traffic Control final design.
  • Strong technical design background in traffic engineering, highway design, and highway drainage, as well as expertise with AASHTO, FHWA and MUTCD standards.
  • Previous experience working on alternative delivery (Design-Build and PPP) major transportation projects is preferred.

Ideally,you’ll also have:

  • 3D modeling experience using OpenRoads. Strong MicroStation and OpenRoads background.
  • Working knowledge of ProjectWise.
  • Previous Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) experience and understanding of VDOT policies and procedures.
  • Actively engaged in professional organizations.