Highway Designer or Highway Engineer

Company Info
Mackin Engineering Company
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Phone: 4127880472
Web Site: https://www.mackinengineering.com/

Company Profile


Highway Designer or Highway Engineer


Harrisburg, PA 



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Job Description:

Position Summary
Perform engineering tasks in the transportation and highway engineering field through application of relevant design criteria, standards, and processes. Assist with the design and develop of highway plans and specifications from preliminary to final design. Work on multiple design projects and assist in the preparation of engineering documents.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepares highway plans, under the direction of senior engineers – including construction, right-of-way, erosion and sediment pollution control, signing, stormwater, highway lighting, pavement marking, and maintenance protection of traffic
  • Establishes horizontal and vertical alignments, drainage design, and develops contract documents.
  • Coordinates utility conflicts and relocations and communicates all aspects of design that may affect directly or indirectly affect the project
  • Executes or assists with statement/letter of interest preparation and technical and price proposals.
  • Reviews submissions, prepares reports, cost estimates, specifications, tabulation of quantities and marketing field views/presentation figures for RFP’s and SOI’s as needed
  • Reviews plan designs and calculates and check quantities
  • Conducts field views, as needed
  • Provides direction and review for CADD design and drawings
  • Supports internal departments with highway engineering services required to execute projects
  • Advise management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations
  • Contribute to the overall success of Mackin by supporting internal departments, providing exemplary service to customers, and striving to meet on-going initiatives to grow and develop the company
  • Other duties may be assigned, as needed
Work Activities
  • Interact with computers
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Update and use relevant knowledge
  • Schedule work and activities
  • Communicate with supervisors, peers, and/or subordinates on various topics (e.g., policies and procedures)
  • Coordinate and/or supervise the work and activities of others (if applicable)
  • Get and process information
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work
  • Develop objectives and strategies
  • Think creatively
  • Communicate with individuals outside of Mackin employees

Basic Skills - Critical Thinking, Speaking, Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning

Social/Problem Solving Skills - Coordination, Instruction, Persuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Complex Problem Solving

Technical/System Skills - Operations Analysis, Quality Control Analysis, Resource Management, Judgment and Decision Making

Desktop Computer Skills - Databases, Graphics, Internet, Navigation, Presentations, Spreadsheets, Word Processing

System or Specialized Knowledge

To perform this job successfully, an individual might have knowledge of:

  • PennDOT’s engineering and construction management system (ECMS)
  • PennDOT’s project collaboration center (PPCC)
  • Familiarity with all PennDOT design and construction publications
  • MicroStation
  • Inroads
  • Deltek Ajera
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook
Work Demands/Conditions
Physical Demands
The physical demands 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Working Conditions
This position normally works first shift, however will frequently require the ability and availability to work extra hours in the evenings associated with the demands of our business. Some travel may be required.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing this job the employee is most commonly in a combined field and office environment setting.

Field Environment
When the employee is located within a field environment setting, adherence to Mackin safety standards and/or agency safety standards is required.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Mackin is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, Mackin complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.  Valuing the contributions of a diverse workforce, Mackin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.