Report on Transportation Engineer Jobs In Houston, TX

Transportation Engineer Jobs In Houston, TX - 2018-02-12

HR Green • Houston, TX
Date expired: 
Fri, 04/13/2018
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The stability and success of HR Green is not possible without a great team in place making everything work for our clients. 

As part of our national firm, you will be exposed and expected to help be a part of the Transportation Engineer team for our Houston, TX Office.  This opportunity will allow you to develop your design skills along with learning and developing in all aspects of projects and enhancing your skill set and career goals.

You will have the ability to work on projects with clients of all sizes and learn from some great mentors as you develop your skills as an Transportation Engineer.  You will be part of a team that is growing and be able to have a large impact in a short period of time in a wide variety of projects from local roads to Texas DOT projects.  You will be able to grow and develop as you will be focused on design work within the Transportation group.

Are you an EIT engineer looking for a new challenge and ability to grow your career quickly?  Do you have experience and passion for Transportation Roadway design?  if so, apply now and let's get the conversation started!

Our comprehensive benefits program covers what you need: health/dental/vision insurance, 401K with company match, Paid Time Off, AND what you want:  Educational Assistance, annual paid volunteering time, work-life balance scheduling options, and fitness program reimbursements.  Professional development is woven into the fabric of HR Green as we offer flexible career path options, in-house training programs, and incentives for professional registrations and public speaking.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V

Please see below for the detailed Job Description for the position


The Staff Engineer I is responsible for completing assigned tasks under the direct supervision of the Project Manager or Project Engineer.  The Staff Engineer I is expected to apply the concepts learned through required education, and common sense to solve specific engineering related tasks within allotted schedules and budgets. Seeks guidance from more senior engineering staff and applies acquired knowledge to related assignments.


Designs portions of a project using relevant office software, modeling and/or CADD technology.

Completes calculations using engineering formulas and skills and/or utilizes computers in order to solve problems.

Prepares specification materials through the use of research and manufacturing catalogs to specify materials, installation, inspection and payment of items specific to a project.

Works with CADD Technicians in order to complete design details and plan sets.

Performs research and writes objective summary reports which are used in the completion of project work or inspection.

Assists in the preparation of engineering and construction cost estimates.

Completes field observation, inspection and data collection duties as directed by senior engineering staff.

 Communicates with client staff and internal design team as directed by senior engineering staff.


The Staff Engineer I must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited four-year or graduate engineering university in relevant discipline.  May possess between zero and two years of relevant engineering experience.  Basic knowledge of office software (Word, Excel, etc.) is required.  Proficiency in CADD software required for some positions.

EIT required, (PE license preferred);

2-4 years of experience;

Technical background in transportation engineering with experience in roadway, drainage and bridge design;

Knowledge of TxDOT and AASHTO Highway Codes;

Good working knowledge of Microstation, Geopak, and 3D software;

Ability to contribute and work well in a team environment;

Excellent oral and written communication skills.


Must possess strong technical verbal and writing skills. Must be able to read and interpret technical literature and engineering plans. 


Must be capable of correctly operating technical analysis equipment and computer equipment after being provided training.  Must possess analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to apply engineering knowledge toward solving assigned tasks and engineering activities.  Must be willing to develop competence in field inspection issues including daily progress documentation, measurement of quantities, quality assurance and contractor relationships.


Works cooperatively with other Staff Engineers, Planners, and Scientists, and CADD Technicians.  May communicate with clients on a limited basis as directed/authorized by the Project Manager, and communicates with subcontractors on specific technical and/or non-technical issues, but is not authorized to make commitments on behalf of the company related to fee, project tasks or project schedules without approval of supervisor.  Provides input to senior staff on project issues based on the results of analytical results, calculations, field observations and research.  Responsible for completion of tasks, reports, and plans, but is not authorized to sign/seal completed plans as an authorized representative of the company.


The position reports directly to the designated Group Manager with the day-to-day direction of Project Engineers, Project Managers or other staff for assigned projects.  Works to quickly and accurately solve assigned tasks, but is expected to seek guidance from senior engineering staff for non-standard and non-routine issues.  Has limited contact with external clients unless assigned to do so by a project manager or other senior engineering staff.  Cooperates with CADD and Field Technicians in the completion of assigned tasks.


Must have received, or receive within six months of hire, a valid E.I.T. license.   The employee must be capable of driving/operating a motor vehicle for company business, and maintain a valid driver’s license in the state of residence.


Work is primarily performed in a standard office setting.  Field assignments may be required. While performing work in an office environment, the position requires the use of office equipment.  Equipment includes, but is not limited to, computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, printer, etc.  The noise level in the office is moderate.  While performing the duties of this job, employee is regularly required to stand, sit, talk and hear.  Must frequently orally convey detailed or important information, instructions or ideas intelligently, accurately and quickly. Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive information. Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or see computer screen.

While executing the duties of this job, the employee is required to: stand, bend, sit, kneel, lift, reach and move about quickly and safely in construction projects and business office work locations. Read handwritten, typed or machine generated text, graphical and statistical material without aides other than eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.

While performing field assignments, the employee is required to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, cold, snow, rain) for extended periods of time and stand for 8 to 12 hours per day.  Exposure to extreme heat and humidity working outdoors; temperature swings from indoor air-conditioning to outdoors, extreme noise and dust from construction equipment and hand tools at sites; mechanical and radiation hazards at industrial and construction sites; electrical hazards of electrical wiring; explosive hazards; fumes and odors of gases and exhaust; dust of environment; toxic chemicals and waste. This work requires standing on uneven terrain. Employees must also be able to and lift and move a minimum of 30 lbs., Hand eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and other office equipment as required. The employee is also required to kneel, crouch, and bend and to operate the full range of equipment that is typically required of this job class without special aides.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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