Transportation Project Engineer & Lead Designer

Job Location: Portage, MI

Our team consists of over 120 committed professionals at all levels. Founded in 1979, we have been expanding over the past several years and now serve clients from offices in Benton Harbor, South Haven and Kalamazoo, Michigan as well as South Bend, Valparaiso, Lafayette, Hobart, Goshen, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. We offer civil engineering with emphasis on transportation design and construction engineering for Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), surveying, architectural, waterfront development, and landscape architecture services for local and state agencies.

We are seeking bright, new talent to join our knowledgeable, creative, experienced team. Benefits include a competitive salary, health, dental and vision insurance, 401k plan, paid time off, and life insurance. Some remote work may be available for this position. Please visit our website at www.abonmarche.com

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide engineering design for a variety of highway design projects including: roadway reconstruction and overlay, bridge approaches, storm sewers, sidewalk ramps, guardrail, pavement marking and signing, and right of way plans.
  • Develop plans, specifications and estimates based on current MDOT plan development and design wiki requirements.
  • Perform drainage delineation, calculation and storm sewer pipe sizing using GEOPAK drainage.
  • Ability to develop pavement marking plans, signing plans, and maintenance of traffic plans. Certification or training on SignCAD and MTSIS will be a plus.
  • Must have the ability to recommend Best Management Practices (BMPs) per requirements of MDOT and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ).
  • Perform and deliver cost estimates using MDOT’s Weighted Average Item Price Report and ability to work through AASHTO software and PQS Spreadsheet.
  • Prepare design computations and quantity estimates.
  • Review, assign and provide guidance to drafting technicians to prepare working design plans using OpenRoads / MicroStation.
  • Utilize OpenRoads/MicroStation GEOPAK SS4 and GEOPAK drainage to develop plans.
  • Assist in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, specifications, plans, design schedules, and environmental impact studies.
  • Ability to understand ProjectWise working

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with emphasis in transportation engineering.
  • Michigan Professional Engineer license preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in highway design (all components of alignment and geometrics design), based on Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) road design manual.
  • Must be proficient with Microstation GEOPAK SS4.
  • Must have an understanding of MDOT Workspace concept for plan development using OpenRoads/MicroStation.
  • Must have prior experience in 3D modelling using Microstation.
  • Ability to perform drainage design using GEOPAK drainage when needed.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Job Type: Full-time

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 401k Plan
  • Paid Time Off Program
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

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