Job Description:

Our transportation team helps improve the connectivity of the community through solutions that support the safe and efficient movement of goods, services and people.

The Transportation Market of Gresham Smith is actively seeking an experienced and talented Transportation Construction Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) Leader to expand our current portfolio of services and clients and lead significant growth of the practice. This individual will be expected to partner with our state leadership team and transportation market leadership to develop and lead a successful CE&I service line. As a key position for our organization, you will be joining a team of highly successful professionals with exceptional knowledge and experience in the transportation industry. This is a career opportunity that encompasses growing, leading, and mentoring our CE&I team, focusing on building a Georgia-based practice and then expanding across our firm-wide geography.


The Transportation Construction Engineering and Inspection Leader will be responsible for the overall development and execution of Gresham Smith’s CE&I services business plans for growth, recruiting, staff development, profitability and project performance. This role will lead transportation strategic planning such as: determining capabilities needed in the market; investment decisions on new hires and developmental training; and leading way to win pursuit strategies and teaming opportunities. This position is anticipated to start with a focus on Georgia but not be limited to assisting in leadership and activities across our transportation geography. This position will report to the Georgia State Transportation Leader. They will be expected to coordinate with state management, technical service leads, market leadership, other state leaders, and other Georgia Departments.

In this role, we will expect you to:

  • generate business opportunities with existing and prospective clients
  • build and maintain existing client relationships and develop new business
  • implement and execute Gresham Smith’s CE&I business plan
  • lead business development responsibilities, including proposal content coordination
  • travel locally and regionally
  • perform other duties as assigned

The selected could also function as an advisor on both public and private projects regionally in addition to their business development responsibilities; and assist with strategic planning, marketing proposals, and interviews. They will also work cooperatively with market leadership and be responsible for achieving defined group goals for sales, cost, profit, project schedules, and quality.

This position will need to be based out of one of Gresham Smith’s Alpharetta or Midtown Atlanta locations.

Job Requirements:

  • 15+ years of experience, including 5 years in Georgia (preferred), in engineering management related to the transportation industry (e.g., roadway/highway, bridge/structures, rail/transit, maritime, aviation) is required.
  • BS in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field required.
  • Business development experience in the transportation industry; this must include a strong track record in the Georgia marketplace
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be willing to travel on a routine basis; this travel will include both local field and office sites
  • A demonstrated track record of strong leadership skills and the ability to generate new business opportunities with transportation clientele in Georgia (assisting in surrounding states a plus)
  • Must have effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have critical thinking skills along with the ability to plan and conceptualize

Local candidates are preferred

Gresham Smith is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.

Gresham Smith will not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, headhunters, contract recruiters, search firms or employment agencies. An executed GRESHAM PLACEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT (PSA) is required prior to any payment obligation for either a referral or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously executed PSA, GRESHAM SMITH explicitly reserves the right to recruit and hire those candidate(s) at its discretion, and without any financial obligation whatsoever to the recruiter or agency. Any such unsolicited resume or candidate contact information, including those submitted directly to GRESHAM SMITH’S hiring managers or any other employee, shall become the property of GRESHAM SMITH upon receipt.