Sample Civil Engineer Job Description

Job Description

Our firm is a leading developer of infrastructure projects. We utilize state-of-the art design systems to deliver projects on budget and on time, every time. We’re looking for an experienced civil engineer to help us develop meticulous solutions that serve the public. The ideal candidate will have a natural desire to improve infrastructure and a drive to engage in dynamic projects that improve the way the world and its residents move, work, and live.

Objectives of this Role

  • Oversee review and permitting processes with local, state, and federal agencies
  • Apply technical knowledge in the development of feasibility analyses for project specifications—ensuring all stakeholder expectations are met
  • Take responsibility for alignment and profile, geometrics, drainage, development of plans and, construction estimates
  • Design and manage both small-scale and large-scale projects with an eye on safety, scheduling, and budget
  • Track project progress—compiling technical reporting, specifications, and calculations for internal and external parties
  • Develop and maintain current project databases, creating secondary systems when necessary

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Prepare plans, profiles, details, and specifications for all aspects of roadways, storm drainage, erosion and sediment control, sanitary sewers, water, and utilities
  • Manage project documentation—including, but not limited to, contracts, development plans, construction specifications, design calculations, and project schedules
  • Perform drainage/detention reports, SWPPP reports, and other technical reports and documents for agency submittals
  • Oversee project operations to ensure organizational standards and safety guidelines are being upheld, and provide necessary research and technical information to the appropriate management teams and project representatives
  • Train and guide project managers and operators to ensure project requirements are fulfilled to specifications, keeping in direct communication with clients and other project stakeholders
  • Track project budgets by analyzing all related costs—including labor and materials

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in civil engineering
  • EIT Certification (PE Preferred)
  • Relevant prior professional experience as a civil engineer
  • Proven experience with site development
  • Highly skilled with design software (AutoCAD or similar)
  • Strong drafting capabilities, with a focus on site layout and utility design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficient database design capabilities
  • Civil 3D experience is preferred; general familiarity with Autodesk software is desired
  • Working knowledge of current compliance legislation—with an eye on future legal changes
  • PE Civil Engineer licensure
  • Prior project management experience, with a focus on direct supervision  
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