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Transportation Project Engineer
Company: Otak
Location: Denver, CO
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/13/2022
Expire Date: 11/11/2022
Job Categories: Construction, Mining and Trades, Engineering, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Insurance, Sales, Transportation, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Transportation Project Engineer

Otak, Inc. is seeking to hire a Transportation Project Engineer to work out of our Louisville or Denver, CO office. This position will work on a wide variety of projects throughout the Colorado region including municipal roadway, transit, grading, drainage, utility, and civic projects for various municipal clients and CDOT. This person will be working on multi-disciplinary projects and using engineering judgment to transform design concepts into construction drawings and technical specifications. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with an enthusiastic, team-oriented attitude.

What you'll do:

  • Manage tasks and teams associated with transportation projects
  • Perform design services related to roadway and site layout, grading, drainage, utilities, and erosion control in conformance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Prepare construction plans using AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or OpenRoads/Microstation.
  • Prepare specifications and cost estimates.
  • Plan and coordinate projects with limited supervision.
  • Assist in assigning duties and schedules to team members.
  • Participate in preparing proposals and project scope, schedule, and budget.
  • Participate in Business Development based on strong client relationships
  • Provide construction support services.

What you bring:

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a Civil Engineer, with an emphasis on transportation, public infrastructure, drainage, utilities, site development, and civic projects for municipal and private clients.
  • Bachelor's in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent education is required.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license in CO is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or OpenRoads/Microstation
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a creative, professional, team environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.

Salary Range: $100,000-130,000 per year


At our core, we believe that supporting our communities begins with supporting our employees. No matter what stage you're at in your career, we have a comprehensive total rewards program to enhance your quality of life, help support your family, and assist you in achieving your personal and professional goals. Otak employees enjoy competitive salaries; no-cost medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; a 401(k)-retirement match that is 100% vested immediately; Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual based on your industry experience rather than your seniority plus 9 paid holidays per year; a commuter allowance (based on your office location); support for your professional registration and/or certification fees; and much more!

Why work at Otak?

When you work at Otak, you aren't just joining a firm -- you're joining a community. We believe our best work happens in a culture of collaboration and inclusion, where the expertise of diverse individuals can thrive in a foundation of teamwork. The work environment we create is built on a simple concept: working on interesting projects with interesting people. However, we don't just believe in cultivating our own community; we're also committed to enriching the communities around us with smart, creative solutions. We know our employees make an investment in us, so we're committed to making an investment in them. Seasoned experts and young professionals work together to encourage personal growth and skill development at all experience levels. Plus, we're expanding -- and we're dedicated to developing an internal infrastructure with the strength and talent to support that growth.

What is it really like to work at Otak? Watch this short video: Our Why

Otak employees have a progressive mindset and sustainable community perspective. We encourage our staff to volunteer in their communities by giving them an option to earn extra vacation time for their volunteer hours. Otak combines the best of a small firm mentality with strong collaboration across disciplines with the plentiful opportunities to work on exciting projects offered by a growing firm. We also encourage life balance and foster a fun work environment. Our Northwest sensibilities are reflected in our commitment to sustainability and diversity. And believing that diversity fosters innovation and strengthens our skills, we embrace a culture of inclusion and equity in our company and in our communities.

Equal Opportunity

Otak is proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The Equal Opportunity policy at Otak, Inc. provides a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, nation origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, protected veteran status or disability or any other status(es) protected by law. Otak ensure nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and mandatory supplements to EEO (revisions).

At Otak, we recognize that inclusion is a practice and we are determined to lead our industry by embedding that practice into our work. Cultivating an inclusive workplace environment is ongoing and consistent work, requiring dedication and commitment from every member of the organization. This commitment is reflected in Otak's promise to significantly increase employee diversity, impact the communities in which we work, and establish ongoing relationships within these communities.

Otak's Vision for an Inclusive Environment includes the following:

  • We embrace diverse identities, and willingly engage across difference
  • All employees can experience the workplace safely and show up as their authentic selves
  • Fostering unique perspectives and an open exchange of ideas
  • Engaging one another with curiosity rather than judgment
  • Relationships are built on mutual trust, dignity, and respect

If you are a minority, veteran, person with a disability, or a member of the LGBTQA Community, we strongly encourage and welcome you to apply to any open position of interest. If you want to learn more about Otak, this position, or the company's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, contact our Human Resources Department at GRPHumanResources@otak.com.

*Please note, Otak is not accepting resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies at this time.

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