Alta Planning + Design – Senior Engineer

Alta Planning + Design is seeking a Senior Level Engineer to lead our Northern California engineering team. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced engineering professional to take a principal-track leadership role working on high-profile active transportation and complete streets projects in this dynamic region which includes offices in Oakland, San Jose and Sacramento.

Alta Planning + Design is a full service consulting firm providing planning, engineering, and landscape architecture services in the areas of multi-modal and sustainable transportation including street and intersection design, corridor and safety studies, trails and greenways. Alta is a world leader in bicycle, pedestrian, complete streets, and active transportation projects from planning to implementation including outreach and education programs. Alta is a fast-growing and dynamic company with 200+ staff working in a collaborative fashion from 35 offices in the U.S. and Canada. Alta’s mission is to help ensure that every community offers a full range of mobility options for people of all ages, interests, and abilities.  Current northern California projects include cycletrack and bikeway concept and design, trail designs, corridor designs, transit projects, complete street projects, demand projections and safety planning.

As Group Leader, you will guide and mentor our Oakland-based team of talented engineering professionals, helping them grow, meet our clients’ needs, and collaborate with other Alta professionals to take projects from vision to implementation. You’ll manage some of our most high-profile projects, oversee the California engineering staff and project teams, and lead marketing activities throughout the region to grow our active transportation engineering practice.

We’re seeking an experienced professional who has a knowledge of and interest in active transportation, advancing technology in active transportation, has strong people and project management skills, and is looking for the next challenge in their career. As a Senior Associate/Principal Track you must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and 10 years as a transportation engineer in a consulting environment or public entity. You will also have an in-depth knowledge of NACTO, MUTCD, ADA and various DOT design requirements, and are proficient in AutoCAD & Civil 3D or similar.

Alta Planning + Design offers competitive salaries, opportunities for advancement including company ownership, great benefits including wellness and bike benefits, 21 days of paid time off to start, 10 paid holidays and a five year travel award, flexible work schedules, wellness and bike benefits, work-life balance, advancement opportunities and welcoming – and fun – work environments for our employees. Alta employees “walk the talk” and are passionate about creating livable and healthy communities.

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