Location: Boise

Kittelson has an immediate opening for a senior transportation design practice leader in our Boise, Idaho, office to work on roadway and traffic engineering projects, from concept to final design.

Position Summary

The senior transportation design practice leader, based in our Boise office, will apply intensive and diversified knowledge of transportation engineering and design principles across a broad range of projects in multiple locations throughout the U.S. He/she will:

  • Provide tactical and strategic direction in the growth and development of the firm’s design practice
  • Orchestrate project teams of various sizes and skills and manage staff and subconsultants across multiple offices and locations
  • Assume responsibility for various aspects of project and client management, project development, and business development within the firm’s transportation design practice
  • Provide roadway and intersection design guidance and support, including extensive mentoring to junior- and mid-level staff
  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control through the development and review of construction plans, specifications and estimates
  • Interface with clients, and represent clients and the firm at project meetings, open houses and/or public hearings

The successful candidate will also look for opportunities to take on additional responsibilities during the course of his/her career at the firm.


Required Qualifications

  • 15+ years of civil engineering experience, with emphasis on roadway and intersection design and preparation of final design plans
  • Significant experience in leading projects involving design of the following elements: roadways, intersections, roundabouts, drainage, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, traffic signals, construction traffic control, illumination, and/or signing & striping
  • Applied advanced project management and scheduling principles for all sizes of transportation design projects
  • Experience with the management and coordination of multidisciplinary teams involving one or more subconsultants
  • PE in either Idaho or Montana, and willingness to obtain licensure in other states through reciprocity
  • Experience with business development and other marketing efforts to secure design work
  • Experience mentoring or training other staff in the technical elements of transportation design
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following design software tools: Microstation, InRoads, Geopak, OpenRoads, and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Entrepreneurial by nature and ready to grow our firm’s transportation design practice
  • Passion for the transportation industry, with genuine commitment to the profession
  • Outward focus, with an inherent belief in customer service, collaboration and teamwork
  • Excited to teach and mentor other staff
  • Comfortable working with little guidance or oversight in an organization with a relatively flat structure
  • Eager to apply critical thinking to complex engineering problems and to communicate solutions to clients, project stakeholders, and the general public
Kittelson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not face discrimination on the basis of veteran status or disability.

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