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Highway Design Engineer - Virginia Beach, VA (20043)


Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 2,000 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT is currently ranked #59 on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.

Position summary: Responsible for engineering design using knowledge of general engineering principles and practices to interpret, organize, execute and coordinate assignments. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Perform alternative studies
  • Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects
  • Layout of highway and roadway design elements including roadways, sidewalks, open and closed drainage design and traffic relate items
  • Perform design computations
  • Design projects in accordance with client specifications and guidelines, using design software and drawing tools
  • Develop construction cost estimates
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering documents for advertisement and construction
  • Coordinate with internal team members to ensure project completion by the defined deadline and established quality

 Nonessential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Required Skills

  • Proficient in discipline specific design software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Written and oral communication skills

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field from ABET accredited engineering program
  • 0 – 4 years of experience

 Qualifications Preferred

  • Engineer-in-training certification
  • Related experience
  • Experience working with local clients at the county and state level

Working Conditions

Work is generally performed within an office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. within the office environment.

Field work is required on occasion where work may be conducted outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Some lifting (up to 25lbs) may be required as needed.

Job Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Attention-to-detail
  • Building Relationship and Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Job Proficiency
  • Planning and Organizing/Time Management

 JMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, and we are proud to be building an inclusive and diverse workforce.