Highway Department Manager

Company: Michael Baker International ( Learn More )

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4 Year Degree
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Job Description


Michael Baker International is a global leader in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting professionals dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, Green Infrastructure, security management and intelligence solutions.


Consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as a Top 20 transportation firm, Michael Baker International offers clients an integrated team of professionals versed in all aspects of transportation planning, design, permitting, and construction management and inspection. In addition, Michael Baker International is a recognized leader in the practical aspects of operating and maintaining a safe and efficient transportation infrastructure.



As a Highway Department Manager you will be responsible to develop and maintain trusted adviser relationships with local clients as well as determine direction and lead market awareness including involvement in professional associations, technical articles, conferences and boards. As the Minneapolis office Highway Department Manager you will work closely with our office manager and other local staff in the development of targeted client service action plans for MnDOT and coordinate staff workload with other transportation departments within Michael Baker International. You will lead and participate in ongoing strategic positioning for major highway or roadway project opportunities and will be responsible for successful contracting and project execution.  

•The Highway Department Manager will be responsible for leading a team of engineers and designers in all aspects of design and plan preparation for roadway, highway, and freeway improvement projects for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and other local clients in our Minneapolis, Minnesota office.

•The successful candidate will deliver projects per agreed to plan, budget, program and quality objectives.  (S)He will lead, assign, and review work of the project delivery team and provide technical guidance and oversight for the design for transportation projects; check work and progress and identify changes of scope and additional services.

•Staff mentorship and development is a responsibility, as well as the development and overseeing of budgets and schedules. 

•The successful candidate will provide strategic planning while building and maintaining relationships with key client decision makers, keeping ahead of upcoming project advertisements and changes in the clients’ organization.  Additionally, the successful candidate will lead proposal strategies, content, etc. and participate in the interview process to win work as well as s(he) will be a visible and an active member of the Minnesota Transportation community through professional organization involvement.


•Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other related field

•Professional Engineer (PE) license

•10 years of roadway design experience with increasing levels of responsibility

•MnDOT and/or other local client experience is a must

•Demonstrated supervisor and mentoring skills

•Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including proposal writing and presentation skills, public speaking ability, and problem-solving skills are required

•Strong track record of overseeing successful project delivery

•Ability to work in a dynamic environment and conduct multi-tasking efforts

•Have the drive to be a leader in the company and in the professional community  

•Possess strong engineering judgment with a strive for quality and financial excellence


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

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