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Chief Designer

Volkert Inc Tampa, FL

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

We are proud to have been doing business the right way since 1925. If you’re wanting to join a well-established company that values its employees and works on innovative, difference-making projects, you’re in the right place.”

– David A. Allsbrook, PE, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer


Volkert—a Top 100 design firm—is committed to delivering the future of infrastructure in three key areas of service:

Design + Engineering

Planning + Environmental

Program + Construction Management



We are currently searching for a highly motivated Chief Designer to join our Florida Region in Tampa, FL. 

Are we the road to your future?


The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordination and oversight of roadway design projects.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Familiarity with calculating plans quantities and engineering estimates, developing construction specifications, coordinating with subconsultants, and supervising staff.
  • Leading or assisting in the development of project designs and directing EIs and designers to successfully execute and deliver project work, while implementing client focused strategies.
  • Applying established and well-defined engineering techniques, procedures, policies or standards.
  • Prepares and modifies reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, and designs for projects.
  • Aspires to work in a team environment and is willing to participate in business development efforts and meetings with clients. Work as part of a team to deliver a range of transportation and civil design projects.
  • Participates in ongoing development, communication and implementation of team concepts, programs and policies. Coordinates work to ensure best practices with all team members.
  • Attends appropriate team meetings.
  • Work on detailed engineering assignments including calculations and relatively standard work activities.
  • Adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results.
  • Identify and analyze problems using reasoning to arrive at conclusions.
  • Applies standard practices and techniques to accomplish work assignments.
  • Understands and adheres to assigned phase and task schedules and budgets to ensure timely and cost-effective completion of project.
  • Adheres to company standards for quality assurance and quality control as defined in the quality manual.


What you need to have:

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university.
  • 7+ years relevant experience in roadway design.
  • Must have proven skills in meeting DOT expectations, schedules and budgets.
  • FDOT experience is preferred but not required.
  • Experienced in DOT design methods, plan preparation, standards, and specifications.
  • Proficient with MicroStation.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


To be a successful Chief Designer you must possess the following characteristics:

  • Be a Brand Ambassador for the company who believes in diversity and inclusion
  • Be self-motivated to meet individual goals and maintain accountability in a team environment
  • Be able to multi-task in a team environment
  • Exercise initiative and independent judgement in the solution of work problems
  • Be able to communicate effectively--verbal and written


If you share our passion to serve clients, the public, our employees, constituents, and our profession, we invite you to apply!


Volkert does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee-based recruitment services.




Volkert Inc


Tampa, FL
33607 USA



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