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Highway Engineer
Job Category:Engineering
Requisition Code:2019-PIT-007
Location:Pittsburgh, PA
FT / PT / TempFull Time
Hours Per Week40 hours

GAI’s NE Transportation market is undergoing exciting growth. Put your skills and expertise to work on challenging initiatives alongside accomplished colleagues from our Cranberry, Homestead, and Southpointe offices. Work in a supportive environment headed by a new, dynamic leadership team that encourages the entrepreneurial spirit. Now is the time to jumpstart your career with a rich pipeline of exciting projects that present long-term security and true career-growth potential.

GAI Consultants is seeking a Highway Engineer with a Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Civil Engineering and Pennsylvania FE Certification plus a minimum of five (5) years of post-baccalaureate, progressively responsible experience in Civil Engineering. Potential work locations may include offices in: Cranberry, Homestead, or Southpointe, PA. Applicants would be responsible for developing, coordinating and executing highway design efforts as well as preparing construction plans, right-of-way plans, specifications, and project estimates.

Join GAI and make your mark among a team of engineering, planning, and environmental consultants that provides innovative solutions to energy, transportation, development, government, and industrial clients worldwide. 60+ years strong and 100-percent employee owned, GAI is the right place for talented and motivated individuals who seek to distinguish themselves in a company poised for unlimited growth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Developing skills in specific practice area; applying standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform assigned tasks as part of a broader assignment.
  • Technical responsibilities: Collecting data and gathering information or documents; performing standard computations or analysis; checking/back checking drawings and computations; preparing visual aids; observing consulting activities; performing both field and office activities; reviewing tables and reports; assisting with all levels of report writing for various engineering activities; performing basic design tasks; preparing permit applications; assisting with drawing preparation and CAD work.
  • Management responsibilities: Working well in a team environment with other engineering professionals; coordinating work with CAD staff under the supervision of task managers and senior staff
  • Design assignments: Developing highway engineering horizontal and vertical geometry designs through CAD software (MicroStation, Inroads, and Geopak) using the AASHTO Green Book, AASHTO Roadside Design Guide, and applicable state/county/local government guidance documents; developing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and preparing storm sewer and storm water management design; preparing deliverables in compliance with engineering principles, company standards, client contract requirements, and related specifications.

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited Engineering School and pass Fundamental of Engineering Certification; actively pursuing or have obtained Professional Engineering (PE) License in the State of Pennsylvania is a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in highway engineering (horizontal and vertical geometry) and drainage engineering (hydrology, hydraulics, and storm water management); experience may have been gained concurrently.
  • The ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects or tasks is required.
  • Must possess basic oral and written communication skills, and have the ability to: interact with other staff, clients, and Project Managers & various Department Managerial Staff.
  • Must know (through coursework or experience): AASHTO Green Book, Roadside Design Guide, Microstation, Inroads, and Geopak.
  • Familiarity with PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission standards a plus.

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