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Senior Transportation Engineer – Roadway

locationChesterfield, MO, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

Join Olsson’s dynamic and expanding Roadway team as a Senior Engineer and have a pivotal impact in shaping the success of our growth in the St. Louis area!  As we embark on the incredible opportunity to grow our footprint, we are seeking an experienced engineer to elevate our team to new heights. Olsson provides multidisciplinary design services for transportation-related projects including urban and rural highways, interchanges, and municipal roadways. 

In this influential role, you will spreadhead technical excellence, serving as the lead engineer and trusted advisor on intricate projects. Your responsibilities will extend to providing high-level technical design, overseeing quality assurance/control, and managing projects with a keen eye on scope, schedule, and budget. You will not only review contracts and champion efficiency in producing top-notch work but will also curate technical resources, fostering an environment of continuous improvement. There will also be opportunity to provide guidance to less experienced staff, contribute to team building, and engage in client relations.

As a Senior Engineer, you will take charge of supervising and nurturing the professional and technical growth of team members. Your emphasis on mentorship will contribute to a culture that values skill development, collaboration, and collective success. Together, we can make a positive impact on our communities and play a vital role in shaping the future of transportation infrastructure.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides high-level project design and review of project documents and design quality for complex projects.
  • Serves as a technical specialist, applying advanced engineering concepts and developing approaches to solve for complexities.
  • Performs QA/QC and ensures delivery of completed designs meets quality standards and project objectives.
  • Conducts research in areas of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Advises and directs staff on design approaches to fulfill project requirements.
  • Works collaboratively to promote efficiencies and produce high quality work.
  • Contributes to the development of standards and/or guidelines for engineering activities within the team.
  • Supervises, mentors, and reviews technical assignments of less experienced staff.


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Project management experience including scope, schedule, and budget control
  • 8+ years of experience in highway or municipal design
  • Must be a registered Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Experience with MicroStation and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Connectivity with local municipalities in the St. Louis area strongly preferred

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities.
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match.
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles.
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance.
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements.

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.


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