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POSITION:                  Registered Professional Engineer

DISCIPLINE:               Civil Engineer

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Department Director


Our customer is a nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary planning, architectural, and engineering firm specializing in planning and design of educational facilities. We thrive in creating long-term relationships with our clients, some for more than 71 years. Our 78 years of continuous service is testimony to the comprehensive in-house disciplines and single-source responsibility which we provide to our clients.


The Civil Engineer plays a key role in the successful execution of projects. Reporting to the Senior Project Manager, this individual will provide technical and engineering excellence, as well as successful delivery of work to our clients. The Engineer is responsible for a high level of customer satisfaction by ensuring expectations are clearly communicated and managed – both externally and internally. The successful candidate will also contribute to a dynamic team environment by being proactive, communicating clearly and frequently, and modeling a highly collaborative working environment.



The design of civil engineering systems as follows: grading, storm water runoff, pavement surfaces, retention and detention ponding, construction details, miscellaneous details, their coordination with other disciplines and the communication of the design to the contractors who will construct the project.

Specific responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

·         Serves as lead civil engineer for projects to ensure that proper system design is incorporated into projects through quality control.

·         Certify civil engineering documents for projects and assume overall responsibility for the quality of the contract documents.

·         Design and layout civil engineering systems to include grading, storm water runoff, etc. and equipment.

·         Selects civil engineering equipment and assures that the client approves all systems and equipment.

·         Perform calculations for sizing and dimensioning civil engineering systems for the project.

·         Review and edit the master civil engineering technical specifications to ensure the requirements of the project are described.

·         Check and approve civil engineering shop drawings for conformance to the requirements of the project documents.

·         Incorporate department and industry standards and applicable codes into design and layout of civil engineering systems.

·         Provide site observations and issue observation reports of civil engineering systems during the construction phase and attend construction meetings.

·         Perform substantial completion, follow-up, and final punchlist reports of civil engineering systems.

·         Represent the civil engineering discipline at project meetings.

·         Liaison with client and client representative to incorporate client design standards and to communicate civil engineering system design.

·         Coordinate civil engineering designs with other disciplines and consultants to ensure a quality project.

·         Performs budgeting and cost estimating of civil engineering systems for projects.

·         Performs such other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

  • Basic understanding of Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical, Landscape, and Structural Engineering construction practices. 
  • Develops estimates for assigned scope of work, and is accountable for ensuring we stay within scope. 
  • Will serve as project manager for complete projects, overseeing a project team. 
  • Support the business development process through input to proposals, meeting and presenting to prospective customers, etc. 
  • Provides work direction to other team members, including subcontractors, as assigned. 
  • Approves final equipment selections and drawing submittals. 
  • Provides technical and engineering support to other departments/disciplines. 
  • Construction administration- leading and attending meetings, reviewing change orders, responding to RFI’s.


Getting Organized

  • Is well organized, resourceful, and planful; effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; is able to get things done with less and in less time; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles.

Focusing on Action and Outcomes

  • Attacks everything with drive and energy with an eye on the bottom line; not afraid to
  • initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to finish everything he/she starts.

Focusing on the Customer

  • Identifies and anticipates customer requirements, expectations, and needs. Creates systems and processes that make it easy for customers to do business with the company. Ensures that customer issues are resolved.

Communicating Effectively

  • Writes and presents effectively; adjusts to fit the audience and the message; strongly gets a message across.

Influencing Others

  • Ensures that proposals or arguments are supported by strong logic and a compelling business case, addressing all relevant factors. Identifies the agendas, concerns, and motivations of others.

Builds Relationships

  • Treats people with respect; relates well to people regardless of their organization level, personality, or background. Encourages others to express their views, even those contrary to current thinking.


Bachelors’ degree and/or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering is required. Professional Engineering Registration in Minnesota and a willingness to pursue this designation in other states is also required. 5-15+ years of experience preferred. 



The successful candidate will have a pragmatic and applied approach, while at the same time bringing a creative examination of customer needs and solutions. This person will have strong interpersonal skills to enable effective interaction with Designers, Engineers, and Project Managers. This person will also possess strong communication skills, and influencing skills, and has demonstrated the maturity and self-confidence to work with colleagues and customers. The level of experience we are looking for likely comes with a minimum of 8 – 20+ years of experience following graduation. The successful candidate will be naturally collaborative and possess the ability to assimilate a range of ideas, programs, or alternatives into a set of recommendations. This person will be self-directed but thrive in an environment where consultation leads to superior outcomes. Additional qualifications the successful candidate will possess include: Knowledge in both Revit and AutoCAD.

  • Effective meeting management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Adaptable and agile, responsive to quick changes in direction.
  • Ability to establish rapport and credibility with customers and other stakeholders.
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