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Job Description

Req ID: 14003

TranSystems Corporation - Transportation Infrastructure and Facilities - that's our focus. From infrastructure and facility design to computer simulation and economic impact analysis to finding alternative financing solutions for transportation projects - we do it. Our transportation specialists, located in offices across the nation, are unparalleled in the knowledge of the movement of freight and people, and unmatched in technical and managerial services. We provide full-scale professional services to both public and private sector transportation clients. Plans, designs and directs components of freight railroad; passenger rail and transit; states and municipalities; airports and air carriers; manufacturers and distributors; ports and maritime; trucking and automotive; energy and communication; and federal government projects.


The Columbus, Ohio office seeks and roadway/highway project engineer to join our growing office.

The person will be a member of our highway division and will assist in various tasks including plan preparation, quantity calculations, geometric design, pavement marking/signing, drainage design, public involvement, report writing, specifications, cost estimates, and other related tasks. Candidates with a background in preliminary engineering and/or development of detailed plans and working with City of Columbus and Ohio Department of Transportation are recommended.  The individual may also be called on to work closely with other teams on multi-disciplinary projects.  The engineer will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects in a unique and dynamic work environment.

The candidate will manage other engineers and technicians to achieve completion of various tasks, as directed by the team leader and project manager and will also complete certain tasks independently. Depending on experience level, the individual may bear responsibilities as a project manager or deputy project manager. Microstation, Geopak, and MS Office and other design software will be used. AutoCAD is a plus.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of related, in-field experience, including work directly or as a consultant for the City of Columbus (desired), Ohio Department of Transportation, local counties and municipalities.
  • Candidates must possess strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment on multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Previous highway, drainage, and City of Columbus experience is expected.
  • Ohio PE is desired.


General Duties & Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.

2. Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and occasionally represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.

3. Receives instructions from Project Manager or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected.

4. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.

5. Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.

6. Research design options and document findings for Senior Project Engineer.

7. Keeps Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.

8. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


TranSystems is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status or physical or mental disability. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).

About TranSystems

TranSystems is focused exclusively on the vital transportation component of the economy. Our passion is to bring solutions directly to each client in each of the market sectors. Our technical depth within each sector is matched by our consulting expertise delivered across all sectors: » Architecture, Engineering and Planning » Management and Supply Chain Consulting » Real Estate Consulting » Security TranSystems' Favorite Charity Roars into Town. Racing for Kids Drives its Message Home. MORE

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