Senior Project Engineer, Transportation

  • Job Tracking ID: 20180618-2SBTRA
  • Job Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 19, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years

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Job Description:

The Senior Project Engineer purpose is to manage design projects profitably and deliver an excellent work product to the client; Mentor and transition work to staff; Assist with recruitment, writing proposals, and managing clients in the transportation market sector.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Apply a broad knowledge of principles and practices to perform engineering design tasks for roadway and drainage projects from conceptual to final design, and planning/technical studies.
  • Independently evaluate, select, and adapt standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Develop specifications, cost estimates, and prepare final bid packages.
  • Execute work on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects.
  • Utilize a solid working knowledge of an entire project life cycle.
  • Prepare complete project documents, including plan, specifications and studies.
  • Utilize a strong working knowledge of roadway and drainage design software tools.
  • Mentor and develop junior staff while providing valuable input into design Best Practices.
  • Plan and coordinate detailed aspects of the engineering work among staff.
  • Prepare scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments.
  • Assist with business development, client relations, and proposals to provide professional services.
  • Coordinate design activities and meetings between staff, subcontractors and clients.
  • Complete tasks within schedule and budget with teams comprised of different disciplines, identify schedule and cost variances, and develop and implement recommendations for corrective action.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited program.
  • Professional Engineer License in California.
  • Engaged in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Valid California Driver License.


  • 10 + years, Minimum experience of 2 years as a Project Engineer.


  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be a self-motivated, innovative, and resourceful.
  • Knowledge of and experience using/teaching CADD/Design software.

We offer a competitive benefit package that includes 100% of each employee’s health, vision, dental and life insurance, a 401(k)-contribution match, the best short-term and long-term disability benefit allowed, tuition reimbursement (career path), and many other benefits.

We commit to improvement processes with the belief that our employees are our greatest resource. We nurture a culture where each individual’s abilities, experience and style are encouraged, rewarded, valued and shared in a way that strengthens the overall outcome of each discipline. On a personal level, we host annual events and encourage outside activities such as company-sponsored softball teams and other community events.

We strive to make a difference in people’s lives every day. Our commitment to steady growth has allowed us to confidently celebrate over 50 years of past service as we prepare for 50 more!

Inquiries into this position are welcome! Contact us at (805) 456-3512 or