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Sample civil engineer 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 develop infrastructure, and a drive to engage in dynamic projects that improve how the world moves, works, and lives.

Objectives of this role

  • Oversee the review and permitting processes for national and local agencies
  • Apply technical knowledge in the development of feasibility analyses for project specifications, ensuring that all stakeholder expectations are met
  • Take responsibility for alignments and profiles, geometrics, drainage, plan development, 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 reports, specifications, and calculations for internal and external parties
  • Develop and maintain current project databases, and create secondary systems when necessary


  • 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 schedules
  • Compile drainage/detention reports, SWPPP checklists, and other technical reports and documents for agency submittals
  • Oversee projects to ensure that organizational standards and safety guidelines are being upheld, and provide research and technical information to relevant management teams and project representatives
  • Train and guide managers and operators to ensure that project specifications are being met, and maintain direct communication with clients and other project stakeholders
  • Track project budgets by analyzing all related costs, including labor and materials

Required skills and qualifications

  • Professional experience in civil engineering
  • Experience in site development
  • Excellent skills with design software (AutoCAD or similar)
  • Strong drafting abilities, with focus on site layout and utility design
  • Professional certification, such as EIT

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in civil engineering
  • Proficiency in database design
  • Experience with Civil 3D, and general familiarity with all Autodesk software
  • Working knowledge of current compliance regulations, with eye on future legal changes
  • PE licensure
  • Project management experience, with emphasis on direct supervision