SJB Group
  • 04-May-2020 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Engineering
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Assists local government/state agencies/clients in advancing highway project agendas at the MPO and DOTD levels.  Complete and oversee a variety  of professional engineering assignments in one or more specialized areas of transportation systems and programs involving research planning, design, technology, materials, construction, traffic safety, traffic operations, and maintenance of highways, railways, and related structures and technological devices and applications.  This position is also network relationship building and marketing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads engineering and planning projects in local areas.
  • Prepares and checks detail plans, design calculations, cost estimations and recommendations prepared by other engineers for completeness, mathematical accuracy and conformity to engineering practices and standards.
  • Compiles and analyzes engineering data and prepares conclusions and recommendations.
  • Designs and prepares preliminary and final plans for highways, drainage structures, municipal utilities, roadway lighting, traffic control devices, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and miscellaneous highway facilities.
  • Provides input for the development and maintenance of traffic management policies and procedures.
  • Discusses plans, specifications and work schedules with contractors, utility companies and other governmental agencies.
  • Participates in studies to determine sufficiency of existing highway systems and structures and programming of future construction.
  • Estimates cost of projects and writes contracts and specifications for labor, materials, and equipment. 
  • Develops preliminary engineering applications to determine construction feasibility and estimated costs.
  • Meets with representatives of private industry, local organizations and citizens to discuss proposed highway construction activity.
  • Interprets contracts, specifications and plans to contractors, subordinates and the public.
  • Recommends construction methods best suited to soil types encountered.
  • Prepares final layout drawings and calculations.
  • Prepares studies and completes designs of highway structures of all classifications.
  • Develops data for public review, hearings or informational meetings.
  • Determines the validity and reliability of testing methods and procedures.
  • May serve as quality assurance engineer reviewing plans, testing or construction for highway projects.
  • Uses computers to carry out, track and troubleshoot work assignments.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Provides a marketing leadership role with emphasis on transportation and planning.
  • Maintains client contact and relationship.
  • Reviews data and operation analysis in support of development sites (new, expanded and upgrades), and involving interactions with federal and state/city agencies as well as community organizations.
  • Writes and reviews development proposals and associates transportation and planning studies.
  • May research and prepare applications for various grant programs.


Bachelor or Master degree in Planning, Civil Engineering or related field is preferable.  Engineer with 5-7 years of experience working with clients, local/state agencies, elected officials, and public stakeholders to understand and address local and regional transportation needs.  Understanding of the transportation planning process is important.  Experience managing transportation planning projects expected.  Must demonstrate excellent technical writing and public speaking skills.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex technical documents and plans.  Ability to compose clear, accurate reports.  Ability to orally query and obtain information.  Ability to speak effectively to clients and professional peers.


Ability to apply best professional practices in understanding how to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms;  and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics 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.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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