Senior Civil Engineer (PE)

Job Purpose

Senior Civil Engineers (PE) are registered professionals that lead and support assigned engineers, planners, landscape architects, or other technical positions on a project and team level in the Land Development, Stormwater, Utilities or Environmental Departments. They would be responsible for their designs and associated deliverables and serve as a technical resource for the Department. Responsibilities include coordination, communication, and enforcement of Company and Department processes, procedures, and standards and the promotion of Company culture and core values. They are responsible for a positive working environment for their Teams.

Duties & Responsibilities

Project and Client Management

  • Assist Project Managers (PMs) and Assistant PMs in the budget and schedule management of the technical aspects of projects
  • Lead technical aspects of project meetings
  • Assist in communications with clients per PM direction
  • Communicate with PMs and Assistant PMs regularly and proactively about project and technical details; communicate any significant technical challenge, deviation from procedures and metrics, or incidents that occurs on projects


  • Review data, analyze information, and determine compliance with standards and design concepts
  • Lead the creation of preliminary and completed layouts, design concepts, and detailed design drawings, ensuring they meet our company and industry standards and codes
  • Research and obtain standards/codes required by client and jurisdiction coordinating with Project Management and technical staff as necessary to accurately and efficiently develop plans
  • Exercise judgement on details of work and technical concepts and theoretical design and apply to real world situations
  • Provide and review work by technical and professional staff that relates to work under the Professional’s Responsible Charge
  • Calculate and prepare planning and design documents and reports
  • Stamps/seals work performed and work performed by those under direct supervision
  • Work with PMs and technical staff to create and administrate the technical scope of work, schedule, and budget
  • Complete deliverables and project responsibilities within scope, budget, and schedule, reviewing drawings for completeness and accuracy
  • Organize and maintain all revisions of project-related information per our Company policies and procedures
  • Utilize, teach, and delegate the use of various applications to generate drawings, reports, or other technical based deliverables based on specific project requirements
  • Initiate and monitor quality control (QC) processes and teach technical aspects and policies of the Department and Company; analyze and propose QC improvements
  • Analyze technical problems; devise new or improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions; and communicate those to others in the Department
  • Utilize and promote current technology as much as practicable to design projects
  • Participate in scheduled Team meetings and project meetings and lead technical discussions

Client and Business Development

  • Participate in civic and community events
  • Seek opportunities for cross-selling to enhance and expand our existing client relationships during and after projects
  • Assist in the creation of technical material for Marketing purposes
  • Develops submittal responses to RFQs/RFPs
  • Markets/represents the company in a positive and professional manner


Required qualifications include:

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer
  • Self-motivated, engaged, and team-oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Handle multiple tasks under pressure and prioritize responsibilities
  • Know planning and/or design concepts and methods and challenge convention
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to mentor and lead technical staff
  • Energetic, flexible, confident, and forward thinking
  • 7+ years of experience in the appropriate field of expertise

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Additional technical certifications
  • AutoCAD, MicroStation, AutoCAD Civil3D, GEOPAK, and/or graphic software experience
  • Experience in Microsoft Office applications

Working Conditions

The assignment will require occasional evening and weekend work, frequent job site visits outdoors, and working in collaborative, fast-paced, and client-driven environment.

Physical Requirements

The assignment may occasionally require repetitive physical tasks (such as operating a computer), standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time, extended time travelling in a vehicle, and carrying equipment and materials up to 25 pounds.

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