Come join our St. Louis office as a Senior Engineer. This is an excellent opportunity for an engineer to help creating livable and healthy communities and to work with a dedicated group of bicycle and pedestrian planners and designers who are leaders in the field. Alta Planning + Design is a full service consulting firm providing planning, engineering, and landscape architecture services in the areas of multi-modal and sustainable transportation including street and intersection design, corridor and safety studies, trails and greenways. Alta is a world leader in bicycle, pedestrian, complete streets, and active transportation projects from planning to implementation including outreach and education programs. Alta is a fast-growing and dynamic company with 200+ staff working in a collaborative fashion from 35 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Alta’s mission is to help ensure that every community offers a full range of mobility options for people of all ages, interests, and abilities.
An understanding of the field of transportation engineering specifically related to non-motorized transportation, the ability to collaborate across discipline boundaries to support the delivery of solutions which meet client expectations is required in order to successfully meet the requirements of this position.
The essential priorities of this exempt, salaried position are to:
Enhance Alta’s reputation as a trusted advisor and expert by educating clients and other relevant parties, supporting solutions which will meet their business objectives.
Produce high-quality, accurate, and complete design drawings, cost estimates and other project deliverables.
Responsibilities + Tasks
Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Contributing to the development of proposals, statements of work, contract addenda, and scope changes.
Participating in the development of detailed design plans, specifications, cost estimates and construction drawings for roadway and trail projects.
Conducting research and writing relevant reports including formatting documents and developing presentation materials.
Mentoring less senior staff in the development of their own professional technical proficiencies.
Contributing to research and enhancing professional staff knowledge.
Contributing to blogs and internal whitepapers.
May contribute to the hiring process.
This position requires a combination of skills, experience and education including, but not limited to:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.
Five (5) or more years of experience as a Transportation Engineer in a consulting environment or public entity.
Knowledge of, and interest in the field of active, non-motorized transportation.
Working knowledge of NACTO, MUTCD, ADA, and relevant state DOT design requirements.
In-depth knowledge of engineering principles and techniques.
Exhibits strong initiative and the ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and multiple simultaneous projects involve cross-functional project teams.
Ability and willingness to travel.
Strong professional ethics, leadership kills, accountability and decision-making capabilities.
Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication and analytic skills.
Exhibits accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
Proficient in MS Excel, Word, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Synchro/SimTraffic, or similar products.
Proficiency in an enterprise-wide resource planning and project management tool.
Preferred Skills + Certifications
There are a number of additional skills, experience and education that would be beneficial to this position including, but not limited to:
Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or a related field of study.
Marketing knowledge of the local market where the position is located.
Experience mentoring professional staff.
Experience using Deltek Vision.
Experience using MicroStation V8.
Experience presenting white papers or other presentations at conferences and other events promoting the field of sustainable infrastructure an active, non-motorized transportation solutions.
Active participation in industry-relevant professional associations and committees.
To apply, please visit and upload your resume and a cover letter, telling us why you're interested in Alta and why you'd be a good fit. Due to the high volume of applicants we will not be able to respond to email or phone inquiries.
Alta is an Equal Opportunity Employer Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy that decisions involving people are made on the basis of job-related criteria, independent of an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law. This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and company-sponsored programs. Alta Planning + Design maintains formal employment policies, available on online and by request.
Affirmative Action Plan Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to affirmative action regulations requiring written Affirmative Action Plans (AAP’s) for minorities and women, and for covered veterans and individuals with disabilities. We worked intensively with a local firm who specializes in Affirmative Action Plans to develop a program for our company that will not only satisfy our federal obligations, but will be a living document. This means the plan is integrated into our recruiting and evaluation procedures, and is revisited often in order to ensure we’re doing everything we can to embrace and promote diversity within our company.
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About Alta Planning + Design
Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is an international consulting firm with a mission to create active communities. We plan, design, and implement infrastructure and programs that improve community and individual health, safety, mobility, and livability, such as bicycle, pedestrian, trail, park, green-way, and roadway planning, design, and implementation, as well as outreach and education.