Civil Engineer, Transportation (10+ years)

Civil Engineering, Charlotte, North Carolina

LandDesign is a collection of visionaries and problem solvers who believe in the power of balance, combining creativity and practicality to design what we know will thrive. We leverage our diverse expertise and relentless curiosity to deliver innovative, attainable big ideas — aligning our clients’ vision with the culture of the community to delight those who will enjoy the space. We are driven by a boundless desire for better, because we believe that learning is lifelong and growth is infinite. This curiosity and uncommon collaboration fuel our culture and drive ideas that continuously improve our practice and the people who are part of it.

LandDesign is focused on growing our public transportation practice and are seeking senior engineers and project managers with experience in either roadway, hydraulic or active transportation (bike/ped) design of public transportation projects. We are currently seeking a Senior Transportation Engineer to join the Charlotte office
  • Provide a lead role through the design phase that may include roadway horizontal and vertical alignments, geometrics, 3D modeling of existing and proposed surface, cross-sections, proposed grading, intersection layouts, sight distance, barrier requirements, bike/ped aspects, drainage, hydraulic modeling, erosion, and sediment control, stormwater management, bicycle/pedestrian aspects, utility relocations, pavement markings, signing, and traffic control in accordance with AASHTO, NCDOT, and local agency standards and guidelines. 
  • Provide a lead role and conduct technical reviews of plans, design calculations, cost estimates, specifications, bid documents, and technical reports.
  • Project management to include developing, monitoring, and adhering to scopes, fees, and schedules and internal and external communication to include clients, subconsultants, on these aspects as the project progresses.
  • Contribute to engaging with potential clients with respect to the business development aspects of growing the public transportation practice.
  • Coordinate with clients, stakeholders, and reviewing agencies on the submission and acceptance of project deliverables.
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients.
  • Meeting client deadlines and expectations.
  • Ability to provide guidance to junior team members in design aspects and the development of accurate plans.
  • Meeting client deadlines and expectations
  • Ability to produce accurate plans
  • Successful project coordination with internal and external contacts
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field of study
  • P.E. license
  • 10 + years of related experience in roadway, hydraulics, or bicycle /pedestrian for public transportation projects, specifically for urban facilities.
  • At least 3 years of experience for candidates applying for project manager roles. Project management experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with either AutoCAD Civil 3D or MicroStation with GEOPAK Corridor Modeling, InRoads, or OpenRoads for candidates applying with roadway and bicycle/pedestrian design experience.
  • Experience in HEC-RAS and GEOPAK Drainage, OpenRoads, or other equivalent design software for those candidates applying with hydraulic design experience.
  • Experience in NC erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, and permitting regulations preferred for candidates applying with hydraulic design experience.
  • Experience with NC municipality and NCDOT public transportation projects preferred for all design disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to provide guidance to junior team members and work collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Time management skills for delivering multiple projects with the potential to have overlapping deliverable schedule
Don’t ask us if you’re the right fit for the position, tell us about it in your cover letter (we do read them!)  All interested candidates can submit their cover letter and resume directly through our website.  

Employees are offered a competitive compensation package and robust benefits package that includes access to wellness programming, 401k retirement plan, paid holidays, paid time off, paid parental leave, paid volunteer hours, health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurances. 

LandDesign is an equal opportunity employer and values a diverse workplace.

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Employees are offered a competitive compensation package, including a 401k retirement program and paid holidays, as well as health, life, dental, vision, and disability insurances.

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