Lead Highway Engineer / Project Manager - Ottawa/Toronto, ON

21 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Challenge? Help support our Transportation clients and have a hand in transforming tomorrow.  

We are looking for a client facing, highly personal individual to provide day to day leadership of a small highway design team and assist senior management with strategic business development opportunities. If you have strong leadership and team building capabilities and are looking for an opportunity to join a firm with no ceiling. Your role will be to provide day to day leadership and direct supervision for a small team of Highways and Road drafters and techs, and to work closely with our Ontario, National, and International offices in delivering transportation projects. In this role, you will be supported by a strong business development team and senior road and highway engineers.


Highway Design Project Manager/ Lead Highway Engineer
  • Have a thorough knowledge of highway, municipal and roadway engineering and design.
  • Actively support the Business Development Manager and Client Service Managers in developing and expanding opportunities with existing and new clients.
  • Leverage existing relationships to win new work.
  • Provide input into strategy development within the geography.
  • Participate in professional societies, seminars, training, presentations and committee memberships to advance skills and professional relationships.
  • Champion the delivery of high quality projects that meet or exceed client expectations.
  • Responsibilities may include project management, design lead or design support, depending on the type of project.
  • Facilitate mentoring and help build broad employee networks.
  • Serve as a mentor to the project team, junior staff and junior engineers by assisting with finding answers to technical questions and concerns.
  • Serve as the primary communication link for providing business group strategy and other key information to office staff.
  • Facilitate learning and development, reward and recognition, and performance issues for assigned staff.
  • Work closely with the Operations Lead (OL) and other Project Managers to assure assignment of appropriate staff to projects.
  • Monitor project execution and progress, as well as actively assist other group leaders with staff resource, schedule, scope, budget, and client issues necessary to achieve successful project completion. Take actions required, including involving OM and/or Regional Technology and Quality Manager (RTQM) to improve project performance.
  • Balance project delivery and client ratio metrics to ensure the right staff are assigned to projects, that an appropriate amount of technical and business oversight is in place, and that performance feedback is properly communicated.

  • Minimum Qualifications
    Education, Experience and Certification
  • 10-15 years of road and highway design experience in Ottawa, Toronto, and other Ontario clients.
  • Experience on MTO assignments.
  • Experience with design build and PPP assignments an asset.
  • Experience writing technical proposals an asset.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Degree in Engineering
  • P.Eng
  • Project Management experience including supervising and mentoring a small team of technologists and engineers