Colliers Engineering & Design

Senior Highway Engineering Project Manager

Job Location(s) US-NY-Buffalo
Highways & Traffic Engineering
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings


Are you ready to take our Buffalo-Niagara team to the next level?  Bergmann, an affiliate of Colliers Engineering & Design, is seeking a dynamic leader with an entrepreneurial drive who is eager to develop business opportunities, manage clients, and to grow our exceptional Highway and Traffic Engineering Team in the Buffalo, NY office.


This person should be a skilled Professional Highway and/or Traffic Engineer with experience winning and managing multi-disciplined transportation projects for agencies including (or similar to) the City of Buffalo, Erie County, NYSDOT, NYSTA, GBRTC and others. This person can expect to leverage the skills and resources of an existing team of engineers, designers, and project managers (approximately $1M in revenue annually) as well as the 75+ highway and traffic engineering professionals scattered throughout the country working on exciting and iconic projects. This person will be responsible for the growth, enhancement, and diversification of existing Highway and Traffic Engineering services in Western New York with a major focus on state, county, and city work.  


Leadership & Management:

  • Leadership & Oversight of Highway and Traffic Engineering staff and project teams
  • Overall Workload and Backlog Management
  • Management of project budgets and work schedules
  • Mentorship of Highway and Traffic Engineering Staff including goal setting and reviews
  • Coordinate training and staff development

Project Technical Duties:

  • Assist engineers, designers, and other project managers in design decision-making
  • Project management covering scope, schedule, technical design, and delivery
  • Provide Quality Control and adherence to Company Standard Procedures
  • Client communications and customer service
  • Accountable for the group’s financial performance (revenue, profitability, write-offs, billings, and collections)
  • Monitor administrative functions (ie. Timesheets, timeliness of billings, and collections, etc.)

Business Development:

  • Development of strategies to enhance and diversify our Highway and Traffic Engineering resume
  • Pursue and acquire project opportunities with clients
  • Prepare proposals including technical approach and pricing
  • Client management
  • Participate in outside organizations, events, conferences
  • Market and cross sell other company services


  • 12-15 Years’ Minimum Experience
  • Professional Engineering License in New York State (with the ability to apply for comity in other states)
  • Proven NYSDOT, LDSA, and municipal Project Management experience from Preliminary Engineering Phase through Construction
  • Experience in the NYSDOT and LDSA Project Delivery Process
  • Experience with managing projects through SEQRA and NEPA Processes
  • Experience being directly responsible for budget, scope, schedule, project delivery and quality
  • Community Outreach Process experience
  • Experience in NYSDOT Highway Design Manual and other agency roadway design standards
  • In-depth knowledge of the regulatory permitting process for the region.
  • Experience with preparing proposals, developing budgets, tracking budgets and the associated financial management skills necessary to run a team and monitor the performance of the business.
  • Effective written and communication skills
  • Ability to manage people in a hybrid work environment

What We Offer

At Colliers Engineering & Design, our people are our most important resource. That’s why we are committed to providing all our employees with a safe, comfortable work environment, the potential for career advancement, and the ability to impact society through their projects and company-sponsored activities.


This dedication begins with supporting a work-life balance through a generous compensation package that includes: company-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid pregnancy disability leave; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; a company-matched 401(k)/Roth; paid time off that includes parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses and a straight time policy that compensates exempt employees for billable hours worked in excess of 40 billable hours within a work week.


We have also created an internal culture that provides the resources and technology needed to encourage personal and professional growth opportunities through reimbursement for education; a free in-house resource for hundreds of educational and self-enrichment courses; a mentorship program; a wellness program; a Women’s Organization and ongoing philanthropic opportunities.


Apply today to learn how you can join our team of professionals, so we can help you Accelerate Your Success!


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