Senior Transportation Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Richmond
Regular Full-Time
Career Stage Type
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VHB’s Virginia Beach, VA office is seeking a Senior Transportation Highway Engineer to join our Transportation Design team.


Duties include highway and drainage design, development of traffic control plans, cost estimating, right-of-way, and construction plans and a leadership role in project/task management. Business development including client collaboration, development, and relationship building to develop Clients for Life. Our multi-disciplined team uses its skills and experience to improve our communities with a sustainable, context driven, and integrated project delivery mindset. Our clients include VDOT, NPS, counties, municipalities, and other state and federal agencies, and private partners who support the development of the places we live, work, recreate and learn.



  • Perform engineering related duties as a lead project engineer including analysis and design on complex transportation projects, grading, stormwater management, erosion control, and plan preparation
  • Lead production of design deliverables including plan preparation, construction documents, specifications, estimates, reports, and technical memorandums
  • Client presentations to discuss project goals, challenges, and solutions
  • Lead and/or be part of a multi-discipline design team, including coordination with subconsultants
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve technical and coordination issues
  • Field work for design and construction projects, as necessary
  • Employ QC/QA best practices, in compliance with VHB and client standards
  • Deliver related services associated with the construction bidding process and active construction
  • Lead and/or be part of a multi-disciplined team in business development activities including proposal development, presentations, scope of work, and fee development


  • AutoCAD with Civil 3D Corridor experience and/or MicroStation with Geopak or Open Roads experience required.
  • Ability to lead multiple concurrent projects and willingness to serve in a variety of roles within a design team
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills for project and business development
  • Capability to lead/mentor junior and project level staff
  • Adept at technical task management, oversight, and collaboration with other disciplines
  • Management of project scope and budgets
  • Aptitude for presentations and public speaking internally, externally, and publicly


  • BS in Civil Engineering, MS preferred
  • 8+ years of professional transportation engineering experience
  • 11+ years of professional transportation engineering experience preferred
  • PE license in VA strongly preferred or be able to obtain within a year
  • Virginia Advanced Work Zone TCDS, VA a plus
  • Experience with VDOT funded project programs a plus
  • Must have valid driver’s license, as the position requires travel to client meetings and project sites

Job Description Banner (June 2023)

We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 


Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 


VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.




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