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Highway Design Lead

Department: Design
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Job ID: 831974

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Highway Design Lead will be responsible for managing highway/roadway design projects, primarily for State and Municipal clients, soliciting design projects and otherwise developing design business. Furthermore, the Highway Design Lead will assist in training and mentoring of design staff and assist with the growth of the West Palm Beach Office/Florida Region.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Provide senior-level technical expertise regarding all aspects of highway/roadway geometric design, pavement evaluation and design, conventional drainage design, stormwater management design, preparation of erosion and sediment control plans, stormwater permitting, environmental permitting, utility coordination and design, preparation of signing and pavement marking plans, traffic control and staging plans, cross sections and preparation of final construction plans and specifications
  • Responsible for the technical and overall project management for multiple transportation design projects involving highway widening, roadway reconstruction, new highway/roadway alignments, complete streets design, intersection improvements, trail design and elements of transit design
  • Identify, pursue, and obtain new transportation design projects, new clients, expand design services, and assist with the development of the design group.
  • Represent McMahon Associates, at public and agency meetings.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

  • The position requires leadership skills, exceptional technical and interpersonal skills, and frequent interaction with both public sector and private sector clients.
  • Technical proficiency in geometric design using current standards, specifications and methods for highway, roadway and trail projects.
  • Exposure to complex highway design projects a must, with knowledge of structural/bridge design, a plus
  • Knowledge of permitting requirements. Experience with stormwater permitting.
  • Proven experience managing projects having had direct coordination with the FDOT Consultant Management
  • Experience managing sub-consultants.
  • Attendance at client meetings, presentations and public hearings.
  • Capable of training and developing a design staff.
  • Experience with design/build projects, a plus.
  • Possess outstanding written & verbal communication skills.
  • Business development skill and business savvy.
  • Must be proficient in the use of engineering design software i.e. AutoCAD and Microstation, MS Word, MS Excel, and other relevant technical programs.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • BSCE in Civil Engineering with Transportation emphasis
  • Currently Project Manager with at least 8+ years of progressive experience in transportation design

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES REQUIRED: 

  • Florida P.E. Required
  • Florida Advanced Work Zone Traffic Control Certification (We would expect that you will obtain this certification within the first six months of your transfer date)

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position has immediate supervisory responsibilities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

This job operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role requires frequent and prolonged use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works outside the office and may be exposed to outside weather conditions. This position may include occasional lifting up to 50 pounds. Valid driverís license and availability of a vehicle for field visits is required.

ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS

This position may risk exposure to bright/dim light, noise, fumes, odors, and traffic.

WORK SCHEDULE:

This is a full-time position. The typical work days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some night and weekend work may be required.

TRAVEL:

Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be required according to the needs of the business.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all qualified, interested parties, regardless of race, gender, gender identity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under national or local law.

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