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Sr ITS Design Engineer at Atkins North America, Inc. in Ocoee, Florida

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Senior ITS Design Engineer

Why join us?

We are hiring! Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join Atkins in Orlando, Florida as a Sr ITS Design Engineer supporting the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) General Engineering Consultant (GEC) Program, working as an “extension of staff” in the client’s office in Ocoee, FL (metro Orlando area).  This position will provide career growth opportunities through design of FTE toll roadway projects. Relocation assistance is available.

The ideal candidate will have a background in Traffic Engineering, including ITS and/or electrical design, and experience with toll road facilities. Willingness to be a team player and an open communicator is a must.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies. Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

Typical Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and evaluating communication systems between field devices and central traffic management centers utilizing Gigabit Ethernet and ATM optical networks.

  • Prepare and review plans, specifications and inspection reports.

  • Review quantity estimates and cost estimates for proposed ITS work.

  • Responsible for preparing and managing staff hour estimates, concept reports and project scopes.

  • Assist in the supervision, scheduling, and checking of work of project team members and work closely with other disciplines on multi-discipline projects.

  • Coordinate, manage and review the development of conceptual, preliminary and final ITS design plans.

  • Perform field investigations and inspections and evaluate existing conditions of ITS facilities.

  • Provide general technical support and assist in development of ITS criteria for design projects.

  • Assist in performing post-design oversight such as shop drawing overviews and construction requests for information.

  • Works full time in the client’s office and must be able to communicate well with others.

  • Represents the client at meetings, making decisions and recommendations on behalf of the client concerning traffic design issues and disseminating the results of the meetings to the appropriate client staff.

  • May be required to speak in small/medium sized groups with other engineering consultants and as well as the clients to provide engineering direction to the team.

  • Performs other such duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor's degree in field(s) of practice.

  • This level may be achieved with eight (8) years of experience, which must include three (3)with FDOT ITS Design experience.

  • Experience with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Design Manual (FDM), FDOT Design Standards, FDOT Traffic Engineering Manual (TEM), and Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), but not limited to these resources.

  • Knowledge of the operations of toll facilities and Express/managed lanes is preferred.

  • Professionalism / Interpersonal Skills – Ability to deal effectively and harmoniously with people at all levels of the organization and to represent the firm professionally.

  • Client Service – Ability to listen to, understand and anticipate client needs.  Ability to track deliverables to meet those needs.

  • Leadership - Must have the ability to lead and coordinate meetings, as well as work well in a team environment with other consultants in the client’s office. Effective interpersonal, partnering and persuasive skills.

  • Communication - Strong, effective technical writing, oral and listening communication skills in English including ability to present concepts verbally; good public speaking ability to groups of people.

  • Analytical & Critical Thinking - Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skill; Ability to develop and review policies, methods, practices, and procedures.

  • Time Management & Organization - Must have excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Adaptability – Ability to adapt to changing needs, requirements, and priorities; lead and communicate to ensure staff are working in a coordinated manner.

  • Must be able to travel within the state on a limited daily and overnight basis as needed basis to support the client.

  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple projects.

  • Knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Professional, MicroStation and AutoCAD is required. 

  • Professional Engineer Registration in the State of Florida is required.  If registered in another state, the ability to obtain registration in the State of Florida within six months is a plus.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Group Insurance

  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Please review Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement here:

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