Sr. Transportation Project Manager - Utility Design

Job Locations US-NC-Apex
Posted Date 3 months ago(1/19/2024 4:24 PM)
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Weston & Sampson is seeking a Sr. Project Manager with 7-10 years of experience with utility design to work in our Apex, NC office. Our Transportation group is rapidly expanding our engineering practice to help deliver on a variety of exciting projects both existing and newly awarded. 


What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for the following:
    • Preparing studies, design plans, specifications and other contract documents for public bidding and to meet client deliverables
    • Leading a variety of transportation related projects from a technical and financial perspective and overseeing the work of support staff
  • Assist in the development of utility design plans for a variety of transportation and municipal projects
  • Prepare:
    • Special Provisions / Specifications according to NCDOT / municipal guidelines
    • Estimates for projects at various stages
    • And submit Permit Packages to various state agencies
    • Legible, concise, scaled notes and drawings.
  • Perform on-site field work, including:
    • Walking the project site / corridor to verify the existing conditions of utilities
    • Observation of contractors and sub-consultants during construction
    • Verify the as-built conditions of facilities.
  • Represent and promote Weston & Sampson at project meetings, conferences, and professional society events
  • Peer review services of designs prepared by others.
  • Mentor junior staff in the development of utility design plans, specifications and special provisions
  • Work will also include supporting our other disciplines as well as our external client base
    • Some travel will be required within NC to client meetings and project sites, and potentially to other W&S office locations and industry conferences / seminarsoutside of NC

What you will bring:

  • BS in Civil or Mechanical Engineering is required; MS in Civil Engineering is desired.
  • Professional Engineer License in NC, or the ability to obtainwithin 1 year
  • Experience with the following:
    • Hydrologic/ hydraulic modeling softwarefor analyzing water distribution systems
    • Site Design to develop Site and Grading Plans for proposed Station Sites.
    • NCDOT Engineering Design Standards preferred
    • Perform a Utility Conflict Analysis between proposed roadway / hydraulic designs and existing utilities.
  • Background with the design of Sanitary Pump Stations, force mains, and gravity sewers.
  • Capable of reading DOT plans in order to differentiate between existing and proposed conditions
  • Bentley MicroStation experience or ability to learn; MS Office Suite including Publisher, AutoCAD is a plus
  • .Ability to work and interact with Client and Utility Owner Points of Contact.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and organization and time management skills



Weston & Sampson is an 100% employee-owned, full-service environmental and infrastructure consulting firm made up of more than 800 professionals, who work together to develop innovative, cost-effective solutions for our clients. Since our founding in 1899, Weston & Sampson’s mission has been to protect, improve, and sustain the natural and built environment to enhance the quality of life. As we grow, we are seeking dedicated technical and professional individuals who want to collaborate on meaningful projects with a team that respects and values their ideas. Weston & Sampson offers a flexible work environment, competitive compensation, industry-leading benefits, and exciting career growth opportunities—all in a supportive and dynamic corporate culture that embraces diverse perspectives and recognizes people for their contributions.


Weston & Sampson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace the rich perspectives and experiences that arise from people of different races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientation, gender identities, ages, socio-economic statuses, abilities, and religions, as well as other untapped groups, within our Weston & Sampson family and the communities we serve. Weston & Sampson is committed to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA). Our goal is to foster a sense of belonging and equitable representation across our organization and to empower our employees to incorporate IDEA values into the work they perform.


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A Note to Third-Party Recruiters:

Weston & Sampson coordinates all recruiting and hiring at our company.  We do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters, staffing agencies or related firms.  Resumes are only accepted if a signed agreement is in place.  All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Weston & Sampson.  Weston & Sampson is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


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