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Senior Transportation Engineer – NCDOT Roadway Design

Charlotte, NC

Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) is one of the largest, most discipline-diverse design firms in the United States, with continued expansion of the practice internationally into Shanghai and Dubai. We boast a portfolio that includes a wide range of projects: from rural clinics to massive-scale healthcare campuses; from historical renovations to new Fortune 500 headquarters; from small town streetscapes to multi-State intelligent transportation systems; and, from community water pump stations to life-saving flood gates. As we continue to expand our service offerings and locations in a way that meets the demands of modern design and responsibility, we do so with the focused vision of “building value with our clients, our people and the world.”

Share your passion. Fulfill your potential.

At GS&P, we are always looking for talented individuals who share our enthusiasm for design challenges, thoughtful responses, continual improvement and delighted clients. It is our goal to create a workplace that contributes to the professional and personal goals of everyone. Just imagine the excitement and satisfaction of what you can do, where you can go and the difference you can make with the right resources behind you.

Are you an experienced designer of complex transportation engineering solutions for traffic planning and large roadway projects? Gresham, Smith and Partners has expansive growth opportunities in our new office for the right individual!

Successful candidates should be able to:

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:

B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering or Transportation Engineering.

Minimum of 10 years of transportation/roadway and drainage design experience is required. Traffic and safety design experience is a plus. NCDOT project experience is strongly preferred.

Professional Engineer, P.E. certification is required.

Demonstrated strong problem solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot issues.

Ability to communicate technical concepts in an understandable way to clients.

Knowledge and skill in Microstation, AutoCAD techniques, and Geopak is required. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel.

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 personalities and communication styles. Adept in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues. Ability to build and maintain excellent interpersonal relationships.

Gresham, Smith and Partners provides design and consulting solutions for the built environment that contribute to the success of national and international clients. For more than 49 years, GS&P has focused on enhancing quality of life and sustainability within communities. GS&P consists of industry-leading professionals practicing architecture and engineering design as well as scientists and highly specialized planning and strategic consultants across our multidisciplinary practice. GS&P consistently ranks among the top architecture and engineering firms in the United States. For more information regarding GS&P, visit

Gresham, Smith and Partners 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.

EOE including but not limited to Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.