Transportation Design Lead Engineer - 48377
Orange, CA

Transportation Design Lead Engineer - 48377

Be involved in projects with our Transportation and Civil Engineering Teams and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
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WSP is currently initiating a search for a Transportation Design Lead Engineer for our Orange, CA office.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with experience in the design and task management of highway/roadway  projects for county transportation agencies and local city clients. This position will function as a Transportation Design Lead Engineer, and lead a project team in the development and delivery of the highway, roadway and other civil design work. The primary responsibilities include leading a team of engineers and support staff by providing technical leadership while performing various transportation and civil engineering tasks such as highway design, geometrics, plan and profile, super-elevation, signing, striping, ADA accessibility, staging, utility design, and coordination with other design disciplines for the overall highway/roadway design  for PSR, PA/ED and PS&E development, including special provisions, cost estimating, quality controls, and a variety of other tasks and duties. The role will also include collaboration within project and stakeholder teams.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform transportation design tasks for civil/highway projects requiring independent judgment in the evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard design or engineering techniques and procedures
  • Perform highway design tasks and prepare calculations on projects for geometrics, plan and profile, super-elevation, signing, striping, ADA accessibility, staging, contour grading, site work, and underground utilities from conceptual and preliminary engineering to final design
  • Responsible for coordination with other design disciplines, including drainage, structures, environmental, traffic, electrical, utilities and right of way
  • Responsible for adherence to scope, schedule and budget on projects
  • Responsible for preparation of project reports, plans, specifications, and estimate bid packages
  • Ensure that production of reports and analyses meet scope, schedule, cost and quality requirements
  • Interact with clients, and lead technical project design meetings
  • Supervise the use and training of MicroStation (Inroads, OpenRoads, and possibly AutoCAD or Civil3D) software to support various projects
  • Participate in pursuit management and the development of proposals
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited program
  • Seven (7) years of experience in the task/design management, technical design and preparation of Caltrans project reports and construction contract documents for highway design projects
  • California PE registration, or ability to receive within 6 months
  • Experience on projects with Caltrans and/or FHWA oversight
  • Knowledge of Caltrans Highway Design Manual and Project Development Procedures Manual
  • Experience related to highway and roadway infrastructure and transportation market, particularly focused on transportation engineering design
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, MicroStation V8i and Inroads (AutoCAD experience is a plus but not required)
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to mentor staff and supervise the production of project deliverables
  • Knowledge of the Southern California market
  • Knowledge and understanding of AASHTO Highway Design Guide, California MUTCD, Greenbook / APWA standards, and other related standards.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
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The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.