POSITION: Project Engineer – Roadway Design
TYPE: Full-time
LOCATION: Jackson, MS/Hernando, MS
JOB POSTED: September 2019

Waggoner Engineering is a civil engineering firm with a passion for helping communities realize their potential. We have expanded throughout the Mid-South and are recognized today for our innovative, multi-disciplinary services. 

We are currently seeking a Project Engineer – Roadway Design.  The successful candidate(s)  will provide quality planning, design and technical assistance to the Discipline Manager and other members of design team in delivering projects within budgetary and time constraints.


The candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of this role with or without reasonable accommodations which include:

  1. Performs engineering analysis and design (2D and 3D) for roadways, intersections and related infrastructure, including new construction and rehabilitation.
  2. Performs design of pavement structures based on data resulting from geotechnical investigations.
  3. Understands principles of urban transportation planning, including traffic forecasting and analysis, land use planning and zoning.
  4. Understands and applies principles of traffic signalization to design of roadway and intersection improvements.
  5. Performs analysis and design of stormwater management facilities for roadway drainage.
  6. Prepares construction plans, specifications, and contract documents for contracting and bidding of construction projects.
  7. Performs construction phase engineering, including periodic on-site reviews, in collaboration with Construction Services team.
  8. Maintains and documents written and verbal communications with clients throughout the development and completion of a project.
  9. Conducts project status review with project manager and team members, checking accuracy of work completed, and monitors timeliness of project completion.
  10. Attends meetings on project management.
  11. Assists Project Managers with administrative duties concerning completion of assigned projects, including review of schedules, scopes and budgets.
  12. Assists Project Manager in preparation of engineering studies and reports.
  13. Provides technical guidance and training to members of the project team.
  14. Prepares project design using sound engineering principles, engineering software and tools.
  15. Assists in preparation of contract documents and technical specifications.
  16. Assists Project Manager in assuring quality control procedures are performed.
  17. Maintains responsibility for the accuracy of each segment of the work and the final check of the work.
  18. Maintains responsibility for adherence to applicable codes.


 This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


This job generally operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some projects may require more out-of-the-area and overnight travel.


Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required. Five to six years of related experience, three-four years project related experience and knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations required. One to two years coordination/supervisory experience preferred.


License as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Mississippi required. Licensure as a PE or ability to obtain such within six months in contiguous states is desired. Certifications applicable to civil engineering, structural and bridge design and inspection desired.


Proficient in design using Bentley LEAP or other DOT approved software.   AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microstation experience software is preferred. Advanced knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project required. Knowledge of design, on-line reports and databases preferred. Knowledge and ability to use (or learn) Deltek Financial and Project Management system is required. Superior communication skills and in-depth knowledge of company products and operations.

Send your resume to Tracy Osborn