Highway Department Manager

Michael Baker International
November 13, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
Job Type



Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit https://mbakerintl.com/.


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 Highway Department Manager in our growing Indianapolis office, you will work closely with our office executive, transportation director and other local staff in the development of targeted client service action plans for INDOT, counties, and cities. You will 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, including alternative delivery projects, and will be responsible for successful contracting and project execution.  


•The Highway Department Manager will be responsible for leading a dynamic team of engineers and designers in all aspects of design and plan preparation for roadway, highway, and interstate improvement projects for the Indiana Department of Transportation (IDOT), and other local clients in our Indianapolis, IN 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 business development process to win work as well as s(he) will be a visible and an active member of the Indiana Transportation community through professional organization involvement.

  PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or other related field •Professional Engineer (PE) license in Indiana

•15 years of interstate, highway, or roadway design experience with increasing levels of responsibility

•INDOT 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 with a drive for quality product and financial excellence

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

•Solid work ethic and have the drive to be a leader in the company and in the professional community  



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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