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Lowe Engineers - Atlanta civil engineering and urban design - Careers

At Lowe Engineers, you are part of a highly qualified team of professionals that embraces and encompasses the firm’s philosophy to provide our clients with integrated project solutions.

We are confident that our projects make a real difference in the lives of people, companies, and the communities we serve throughout the Southeast. We approach our clients’ challenges with reliable and innovative solutions; but most importantly, we build lasting relationships.

Lowe Engineers is always looking for individuals who are aspiring to grow personally and professionally and who will contribute to our diversity of people, markets, motivations, styles and techniques.

Project Engineer – Traffic /Transportation

The responsibilities of this position include the design and preparation of construction documents for minor and major roadway, sidewalk, shoulder improvements, and drainage design projects. Duties include assisting a project manager with tasks associated with plan preparation, cost estimates, report writing, client coordination and permitting. The position requires strong communication skills due the amount of collaboration involved with the team as well as the occasional need for communication with outside agencies, client interaction, etc. The position will be a full-time salary position. Candidates must be willing to work reasonable overtime to meet project demands, when necessary. A BS in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology is required. EIT registration is required as a minimum. Experience must include 5-7 years of transportation design/traffic related experience. Construction experience is optional, but considered a plus if achieved in addition to direct design experience. Software design experience should include working with Microstation V8i and Inroads. Autocad and other additional cad platforms will be beneficial, but not required. Related experience should consist of working directly with GDOT and the Plan Development Process, GDOT collaborative projects with local counties or municipalities, and other local projects utilizing GDOT standards and specifications.

Stormwater / Municipal Engineer (Mid to Senior Level)

Lowe Engineers is seeking a full-time Stormwater Engineer (4-20 years’ experience desired) to perform professional and technical civil engineering work in the design, permitting, construction and maintenance of public works facilities.


  • Supervises and inspects minor construction and maintenance work on roadways, storm drains, sidewalks, or other public works projects

  • Prepares designs for simple public works projects

  • Prepare exhibits and descriptions for easement and right-of-way agreements

  • Inspects construction materials to see that they conform to specifications

  • Respond to citizen’s questions and complaints concerning stormwater and erosion requests

  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as computer assisted design programs (CAD), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments

  • Review utility and right-of-way permits

  • Prepares and Interprets NPDES and MS4 Permits

  • Includes possible development of MS4 Annual Reports

  • Interpretation of water quality testing data

  • Monitors, records, and implements municipal best management practices related to MS4 permitting

  • Assist with the development of Stormwater Management Plans

Required Skills

  • Knowledge and expertise in the design of Stormwater engineering projects

  • Principles and practices of engineering field and office procedures

  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in engineering construction

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • Learn and interpret NPDES and MS4 Permits

  • Learn and interpret City ordinances and department policies pertaining to Public Works.

  • Communicates effectively with Public and City Officials

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree* in Civil Engineering , Construction Engineering or closely related field and four to twenty (4-20) years of work experience, pre-or-post degree, which involved construction, surveying, design, traffic engineering, inspection, permitting or estimating. Engineer-in-training (EIT) certification required. PE License is preferred.
Construction Management experience along with knowing the Atlanta area are a huge plus, therefore a local Atlanta resident is highly preferred.

Intern / Administrative Assistant to Marketing

Lowe Engineers, LLC is looking for a qualified Administrative Assistant to join our marketing team. Be prepared to participate in various stages of print and online marketing campaigns, work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of marketing.


  • Assist with proposals

  • Create marketing pieces

  • Provide support to social media efforts

  • Enter contact information into contact management systems

  • Complete various administrative tasks


  • An eye for Graphic Design

  • Extensive knowledge of Web and Social Media

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow-up skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet, and Power Point required

  • Ability to learn other software programs

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills required

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Transportation Projects Manager – Preconstruction

Lowe Engineers is currently seeking a Professional Engineer licensed in Georgia to coordinate all aspects of the preconstruction process on the City’s Capital Improvement Program, including, but not limited to:

  • Project Management Responsibilities Include: scope definition, consultant selection, contract negotiation, concept development, plan review, right of way acquisition, and utility coordination

  • Define and maintain project schedules based on funding sources and project prioritization

  • Document Preparation:  Requests for Proposals, Invitations to Bid, memos to City Council, and grant applications

  • Provide technical support for other public works initiatives including, but not limited to shaping city policies, transportation planning, and small project layout.

  • Provide technical support for Community Development redevelopment plan and Parks Department projects

  • Deliver presentations to City Council and stakeholders

  • Intergovernmental Coordination:  GDOT, ARC, DeKalb County, MARTA, and neighboring cities

  • Grant applications

  • Obtain permits in GDOT right of way

  • PE Required

  • Transportation Engineering Experience Required

Bridge Structural Engineer 

The responsibilities of this position include serving as the Bridge Structural Engineer for the preparation of designs and construction documents for minor and major roadway bridges, retaining walls, culverts, and other transportation-related structures.

Examples of Duties:

  • continuous design activities for a variety of bridge projects.

  • assisting with roadway design and plan preparation

  • cost estimates, report writing, shop drawing review, quality assurance review, client coordination and permitting.

Basic Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology is required. Georgia PE registration, or the ability to obtain with Georgia within 6 months, is required. Experience must include a minimum of 5 years of bridge design related experience.

Bridge Hydraulics experience and Construction and bridge inspection experience is optional but considered a plus if achieved in addition to direct bridge design experience.  Roadway design and plan preparation experience is also optional but will be considered a plus.

Software design experience: MicroStation V8i and InRoads, and structural analysis and design software.  Experience with HEC-RAS, MicroStation V8i and InRoads, and structural analysis and design software.  Experience with HEC-RAS, AutoCAD and other additional CAD platforms will be beneficial, but not required.

Related experience consisting of working directly with GDOT and the Plan Development Process, GDOT collaborative projects with local counties or municipalities, and other local projects utilizing GDOT standards and specifications is not required but will be considered a plus.  Experience should consist of working as the Lead or Team Bridge Engineer for the projects described.  Past responsibilities should include certain project management functions to assist the Project Manager for larger projects or operating as more of a Deputy Project Manager for smaller projects with local or private clients.

Field Layout Engineer/Surveyor – Vertical Construction

Key Responsibilities for a Field Engineer:

  • Sets up and maintains permanent control throughout the entire line and grade portion of the project.

  • Validates accurate dimensions by reviewing the architectural and structural drawings prior to execution.

  • Is able to identify any discrepancies in drawings prior to execution.

  • Engages the project lead on the line and grade portion of the project to ensure proper scheduling and sequencing.

  • Proficient with the use of advanced instruments and total station to perform an accurate layout.

  • Is able to complete a layout in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner.

  • Delivers layout information to the project team to ensure proper execution.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • 5+ years of experience in field engineering, surveying, and layout for a large scale Self-Perform GC or Concrete Contractor.

  • Self-perform experience of concrete is required.

  • Seeking someone with a variety of project types with emphasis on Commercial/Industrial.

  • Knowledge of construction principles/practices required with experience on projects over 1 million dollars.

  • Experienced with using advanced instruments and capable of using Total Station to perform layouts.

Survey CAD Technician

Lowe Engineers, LLC seeks a CAD technician who is proactive, can work independently, is comfortable communicating with office staff, field personnel and clients as appropriate, and takes pride in delivering an exceptional work product.


  • Prepare ALTA/ ACSM Land Title Surveys, Boundaries, Topographic, Utility As-built including “Plan & Profile” and other drawings.

  • • Produce field worksheets for construction projects – architectural, civil & structural layout.

  • Perform project research.

  • Qualifications:

  • Working with Carlson AutoCAD or Civil3D is a plus.

  • Working with Microstation V8i and GDOT InRoads also a plus but not a requirement.

Instrument Man/Rod Man

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Holds level or rod at designated points to assist in determining elevations and laying out stakes for mapmaking, construction, land, and other surveys.

  • Is familiar with Party Chief and Rod man/Instrument Man’s roles.

  • Is able to operate all of the instrumentation required for the collection or distribution of survey data (total station, data collector, level).

  • Transmits survey data to the proper Party Chief in the computer network, and be able to acquire the data for field use.

  • Calls out reading or writes station number and reading in notebook.

  • Marks points of measurement with elevation, station number, or other identifying mark.

  • Measures distance between survey points with steel or cloth tape or surveyor’s chain.

  • Marks measuring points with keel (marking crayon), paint sticks, scratches, tacks, or stakes.

  • Places stakes at designated points and drives them into ground at specified elevation.

  • Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of survey.

  • Performs other duties as directed by Surveyor Crew Chief.

  • Performs occasional building & grounds maintenance.

  • Able to work Saturdays and overtime if needed.

  • Responsible for job specific quality system tasks as defined in quality manual.

Geospatial Analyst 

Lowe Engineers is currently seeking to fill the position of Geospatial Analyst. Qualified individuals must have a thorough knowledge of mapping concepts and techniques, as well as experience working with imagery, stereo-compilation, and various geospatial data formats. Must have 1-3 years of direct 3D imagery mapping experience utilizing aerial or satellite image stereo pairs to accurately compile/extract data (either topographic or planimetric) and possess the ability to obtain a national security clearance.

Please send your resume to hr@loweengineers.com.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no drop ins or calls.