Senior Transportation Engineer - Highway Design

Job Locations US-MA-Watertown
Regular Full-Time


VHB’s Watertown, MA office is seeking a Senior Transportation/Highway Engineer to join our Highway Design team.


VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.


Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities and economic vitality, and balance development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.


Duties include highway design, drainage design, development of traffic management plans, cost estimating, right-of-way and layout plans. Our team uses its skills and experience to improve our communities with a sustainable, context driven and integrated project delivery mindset. Our clients include municipalities, MassDOT and other state agencies, and private partners who support the development of the places we live, work, recreate and learn.



  • Producing and delivering highway design projects from inception through the construction administration phase
  • Pre-design project planning and technical task management
  • Design of highways and roads including development of geometric layout, grading and drainage, working with utilities, and environmental permitting
  • Managing the development of technical design and specification documents


  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experienced user of Civil 3D, including corridor development
  • Capability to lead/mentor junior staff
  • Adept at technical task management and oversight
  • Aptitude for public presentations


  • BS in Civil Engineering, MS preferred
  • 7+ years of professional transportation engineering experience
  • Current PE in Massachusetts
  • Must have experience with MassDOT and MassDOT-funded municipal roadway improvement projects
  • Must have valid driver’s license, as the position requires travel to client meetings and project sites

Please submit applications online.


At VHB, we’re invested in what we do, compelled by intellectual curiosity, and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for over 40 years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact, and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.


New employees beginning prior to Labor Day 2020 will likely be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.




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