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Senior Transportation Designer

Hoston, TX 77079

Posted: 04/17/2023 Specialization: Engineering Job Number: 2591 Salary / Pay Rate: $110,000.00

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Senior Transportation Designer for our client in Houston. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing firms in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industry.

Primary Duties

  • Research, understand, and apply published CADD and Design standards applicable to work assignments
  • Understand and visualize overall engineering concept and translate to design drawings
  • Use MicroStation to draft, edit and finalize design plans and details using appropriate symbols and drafting standards; Use Geopak, and/or OpenRoads to perform design tasks such as grading, surface analysis and creating alignments, profiles, and sections
  • Analyze sketches, notes and other input material to determine best approach to complete drawing set
  • Collect and/or assist engineer with collecting field data and applying it to design drawings and exhibits
  • Coordinate the transfer and integration of data supporting project drafting and design to include survey, geotechnical, engineering detail, as-built, and GIS data
  • Prepare preliminary and final drawings, plan & profiles, and exhibits from engineering sketches, verbal instructions, specifications and supporting documentation according to current company, client, and project standards
  • Prepare quantity summaries, hydraulic and utility tables, and right-of-way maps
  • Develop graphic presentations, exhibits, drawings, and visualization videos that include distinctive design features
  • Prepare and review complete project documents for accuracy, conformity, and quality assurance of format, drafting, and design constructability; Review work done by others for drafting and calculation errors
  • Organize and maintain all project related information per the company records retention and filing system
  • Develop standards of practice, techniques and improved processes and procedures for drafting and design production, especially related to roadway/highway CADD
  • Assist staff and management as a technical specialist and advisor
  • Coordinates work with graduate planners/engineers, interns, technicians and administrative staff
  • Receives general direction on key objectives
  • Receives guidance when necessary on unconventional or complex problems, direction on modified techniques, and new approaches on assignments with conflicting criteria
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Must be able to collaborate with other employees, clients, and sub consultants
  • Must be able to visually observe and differentiate details and colors of objects, recognize sound, tone and pitch; adjust to interruption and changes; work in hot, cold, and noisy work areas; stand, walk and sit for extended periods; climb stairs and ladders; deal with people in tense situations, and lift up to twenty (20) pounds
  • Must have State Driver’ s License and carry applicable State mandated auto insurance
  • Must have dependable transportation to attend meetings or to make field visits on a short notice
  • Must be willing and available to work all shifts, including rotation, weekends and holidays

Education And Experience Requirements

  • Has extensive experience using the latest release of MicroStation and other Bentley support products such as Geopak and/or OpenRoads
  • Uses additional automated design tools or specialized design procedures in areas including bridge/culvert detailing and designing retaining walls or other typical structures
  • Possesses a basic understanding of the latest releases of Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, Skype, Adobe PDF, and Windows File Explorer
  • Is able to mentor and train engineering interns, drafting, and other design staff
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of civil engineering basics including sheet organization, topographical data, scales, coordinate systems, site grading and volume calculations
  • Has the ability to read, analyze and interpret red line drawings from Engineers, Managers, or others on the project team, as well as understand and follow complex verbal and written instructions, and interact effectively to maintain a team environment
  • 8+ years of related experience in Civil Engineering environment
  • High School Diploma or GED; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training as outlined above. Associates Degree is desirable.
  • Engagement in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues.

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