Transportation Professional Manager / Technical Civil Leader

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Job Description


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Century Engineering, LLC a Kleinfelder Company is seeking a Transportation Professional Manager / Technical Civil Leader with experience in the design of highway and urban roadway projects to be part of a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team in our Norfolk, VA office. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on major transportation projects and supervise/mentor a team of Civil Transportation engineers and technicians. This is an opportunity for a talented individual who is inspired to promote and support the growth of our Transportation Market and the civil expertise within our well established and growing firm. Candidates should have a minimum of 10 plus years’ experience in civil/transportation engineering and a strong desire for learning and sharing knowledge. This candidate will work with a team of professionals with varied engineering backgrounds who collaborate to deliver a wide range of projects for high-priority clients in the mid-Atlantic region on dynamic infrastructure and transportation projects.


Responsibilities will include: 

  • Manage all phases of project execution including project organization, subconsultants management, scheduling, financial management, health and safety stewardship, and reporting.
  • Mentor and engage with staff
  • Lead and participate in technical, cost, and scheduling decisions for interdisciplinary teams ensuring company quality standards and driving client value
  • Oversee projects technically with all aspects of transportation design from conceptual and preliminary engineering to final design
  • Collaborate and manage with structural/bridge, water resources, environmental, geotechnical, survey, traffic professionals, and other designers to lead and complete project deliverables
  • Oversee and lead business development pursuits, designate the appropriate resources to projects, define client needs, address client concerns, and manage engineering resources within budget

To be successful in this role, you will need: 

  • Project experience in leading multi-disciplinary design, permitting and/or construction projects in the Transportation Market
  • Management experience
  • Experience with detailed roadway / highway design for State Departments of Transportation and municipalities including the development of construction documents, and support services.
  • Ability to assess and resolve issues and conflicts internally and externally.
  • Follow internal quality control and risk management protocols such as peer reviews
  • Work well managing virtual teams and willingly work with the appropriate resources regardless of location
  • Work with national in-house group of civil transportation engineers to support the growth in cutting edge innovation, learning, work sharing and resourcing


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • 10+ years’ experience in the design and preparation of construction contract documents for Highways
  • A passion to meet client objectives and goals, technical challenges, and mentoring other design professionals
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in VA or the abilitly to obtain within 6 months. 
  • Proficiency in design software specifically OpenRoads
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment

Understand and be familiar with Department of Transportation Design Guidelines and Standards with Virginia Department of Transportation Business Units and Localities. Maryland and District of Columbia DOT experience is a plus.  Experience in Alternative Delivery projects is a bonus.


Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.


Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.


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