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Position Summary: This position will design civil engineering projects including focus areas of Water Resources. This position is recognized as a technical specialist with an in-depth knowledge in planning, design, and construction of water treatment, storage, pumping, and distribution facilities. The focus of this position may include serving as an internal consulting resource to other professionals on projects throughout the company. Working closely with the Project Manager in charge of the project, the position may identify and develop the scope of work, meet customer expectations, assist in pricing contracts, perform engineering services, oversee project quality, identify resources and manage them relative to a specific project, and meet project deadlines and profitability goals. Position may be expected to serve as the Engineer of Record on project plans and documents.

Veterans encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a technical specialist for water distribution projects (water storage reservoirs, pump stations, and conveyance pipelines), and/or drinking water treatment projects. .
  • Provides internal technical advice to project managers throughout the company for the purpose of preparing proposals and developing client presentations.
  • Collaborates with a project manager with project planning and provides technical guidance on the development of the project scope, concepts and strategies to be used, task organization, estimates of effort, fee structure and amount, risk management, the identification of other required resources, and schedules necessary to complete the project. Collaborates with the development of cost and budget estimates for the project.
  • Directs, manages and participates in the production of the project deliverables, up to and including signing and sealing of work products as a Registered
  • Professional Engineer. Performs or participates in some or all of the following:
  • Preliminary studies, plans and cost estimates
  • Plan, oversee, and develop final report for studies
  • Definition of and oversight of design process
  • Designs and plan production
  • Conducting project status/review meetings
  • Specification and contract document development and production
  • Bidding and contract award
  • Contract Administration oversight
  • Monitors and maintains quality on all facets of the project deliverable
  • Performs site investigations and prepares report(s) documenting existing conditions.
  • Provides input to the project manager and/or others regarding the monthly project accounting process, including review of time and expense charges to projects.
  • In coordination with the project manager and team leader, oversees and directs the assignments of engineers and technicians assigned to a project.
  • Develops and fosters an open environment encouraging communication and collaboration among team members assigned to a project. Provides constructive performance feedback to project team members and coaches to improve performance.
  • Provides performance information on all project team members to the team leader, Delivery/Marketing leader or project manager.
  • Stays abreast of new engineering trends, techniques, strategies, philosophies and methods. Participates in professional organization(s) in the engineer’s area of expertise and/or client focus. Maintains professional licensure in the states required by the company.
  • Regularly analyzes specific issues on project manager’s project to recommend solutions that are efficient and cost effective.
  • Meets with vendors of equipment on a technical basis with project managers and project teams as directed.
  • Selects appropriate materials and equipment for the project application, accounting for desired performance, costs, and operation and maintenance considerations.
  • Typically works with complex, difficult projects that could also be large in focus and complexity.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent listening and reading skills, including proofreading
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Knowledge of pipeline distribution systems, elevated/ground storage tanks, municipal and regional water supply systems, irrigation and water diversion systems, water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and/or water collection systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop and maintain client and employee relationships
  • Ability to lead, train, and mentor others
  • Self-awareness: Knowing one’s strengths and limits with a strong sense of one’s self-worth and capabilities
  • Self-regulation: Keeping emotions in check; trustworthy; taking responsibility for personal performance; flexibility; innovative
  • Customer service orientation
  • Political awareness: Reads a group’s emotional current and power relationships
  • Collaborative
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to achieve business results
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain appropriate amount of detail
  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing and problem analysis and resolution
    Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil 3D, Water/Sewer GEMS, InfoWater, ArcGIS and water modeling software
  • Ability to embrace new technology and processes including learning other software programs as needed (Adobe, Bluebeam, Deltek Vision accounting and project planning software, Client Relationship Management software, etc.)
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and leadership
  • Good time management skills with ability to handle complex deadline driven workload
  • Ability to work independently and within a team successfully

Education: Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related engineering field required.

Experience: 8+ years engineering experience in water/wastewater and P.E. licensure required. Knowledge/experience of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Water/Sewer GEMS, InfoWater, ArcGIS and water modeling software strongly preferred. Must obtain professional licensure in the states required by the company as soon as possible.

Travel Expectations: Must be able to travel in-state and out-of-state on occasion, which usually would consist of visiting other office locations, project sites, attending seminars or business meetings. Minimum travel is 20% of the time depending on projects. Certain positions will require more travel. Travel expectations will be communicated through the employee-owner’s manager, and for newly open positions, travel expectations will be reflected in the job posting announcement. Driver’s license with clean driving record required.

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