Company: Wood
Skills: Project Management, Civil Engineering
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Topeka, Kansas, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is seeking a Kansas Transportation Team Lead. We are looking for an individual who wants to advance their career by leading and expanding the capabilities of a growing Kansas transportation group. With a minimum of fifteen (15+) years of highway/roadway design and project management experience, you will lead team members to successfully complete construction documents for highway and roadway systems. Career minded professionals with self-confidence and a teachable spirit find themselves advancing quickly. As a Transportation Team Lead, you will play a key role in managing projects, expanding the capabilities of the team, and growing the business. The ideal candidate has strong relationships with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and other Kansas transportation agencies and has served as Project Manager on Kansas transportation projects.

This individual can work out of either our Topeka or Wichita offices or remotely within approximately an hour's drive to either office.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Participating in and managing transportation/roadway design projects, and managing the Kansas Transportation Team
  • Build up backlog by pursuing and winning work as prime and subconsultant
  • Manage Team members under the transportation umbrella
  • Maintain effective client relationships; leverage project experience to win work
  • Recognize and initiate business development opportunities
  • Lead and/or assist with the coordination, development and production of proposals, SOQs and presentations, ensuring the highest quality of information and documentation output
  • Prepare and oversee preparation of the construction documents (Plans, Specifications, and Estimates)
  • Prepare and manage scopes, schedules, and budgets
  • Write reports and technical memos
  • Manage client communications, expectations, and satisfaction
  • Manage, advise, coach and develop junior engineers


Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an accredited college/university
  • Kansas Professional Engineer (PE) License or able to obtain within six months of hire
  • 15+ years as a Transportation/Roadway Engineer/Project Manager
  • Self-starter with strong oral and written communications skills
  • Detail oriented, proactive individual who takes ownership of their work
  • Proficiency in following software:
    • Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project
    • Inroads and MicroStation. Civl3D a plus
    • Experience with 3D modeling preferred
  • Candidates must be familiar with KDOT standards and procedures
  • Existing relationships with KDOT, Federal Lands, and Kansas Project Managers preferred
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships
  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients
  • Availability to work outside normal business hours as required
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Project sites - Approximately 5% overnight travel
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.