We are seeking candidates with a minimum of eight to ten years of experience performing site civil engineering on a wide range of projects, including for public infrastructure and private development projects. Applicants will be expected to collaborate with firm landscape architects, engineers, architects, and urban designers to ensure site components are properly designed from an engineering perspective while maintaining the design intent and vision.

Employment location(s):  

  • Somerset, PA 
  • Norfolk, VA 

 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Work with landscape architects and engineers to complete project site plans, including layout, grading, drainage, and other elements necessary to navigate the land development process. 
  • Perform geometric design for downtown streetscapes; multi-modal complete street transportation projects; and traffic calming, trail, and transit planning projects.   
  • Develop erosion and sedimentation control plans for site construction projects and coordinate with governing agencies to obtain permits/approvals. 
  • Design stormwater BMPs including conventional above ground facilities and green technologies such as rain gardens/bioretention, constructed filters, underground storage/infiltration systems, etc. 
  • Prepare stormwater design calculations and report narratives. 
  • Coordinate with local governing agencies to obtain stormwater system permits, including NPDES permitting. 
  • Review local land development and zoning ordinances and ensure that project design meets those parameters. 
  • Design parking lot configurations as well as other vehicular access features like driveway aprons and drive-up lanes for retail establishments. 
  • Develop quantity and cost estimates for site/civil projects for the purposes of obtaining funding, budgeting, and informing design decisions. 
  • Make recommendations for structural site elements such as retaining walls, building foundations, etc.  
  • Perform structural design of site elements like retaining walls and sign/amenity foundations as needed. 
  • Read and interpret site geotechnical reports to determine potential implications for stormwater management and foundation/earth retaining structures on site. 
  • Effectively manage design projects including work completed by junior design staff. 
  • Prepare construction bid documents and specification packages. 
  • Visit project sites to obtain field measurements and photo documentation. 
  • Ability to work in a predominantly virtual environment with satellite offices.  
  • Manage multiple simultaneous projects. 
  • Ability to prepare and make presentations in a public setting, both live and virtually. 
  • Help to prepare project proposals to obtain new work. 
  • Communicate with clients to achieve project goals and expectations. 

 

Requirements: 

  • A professional engineering (PE) license in the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia is required or reciprocity in those states must be obtained within one year of hire. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering Technology, or equivalent. 
  • Minimum of eight years of experience. 

 

Proficiencies: 

  • Competent in writing, public presentation, and verbal communication. 
  • Knowledge of Sustainable Design practices. 
  • Proven knowledge of general site civil and architectural practice including programming, site planning, civil, structural, and general utility engineering. 
  • The ability to build quick rapport with all levels of employees, clients, consultants, and vendors. 
  • Proven ability in problem identification, problem solving, and conflict resolution. 
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D (including Hydraflow extensions), and MS Office. 
  • Proficiency in Masterspec, RS Means, and Microsoft Project. 

 

Value Added Skills: 

  • Construction background or construction inspection experience 
  • Experience with H&H studies and regional stormwater modeling methods 
  • SketchUp Pro, Autodesk Revit, and/or Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Licensed drone pilot or experience operating terrestrial laser scanner 
  • Project Management & Scheduling 
  • LEED Credentials 
  • Ability to perform structural design (retaining structures, lintels, wooden canopies, light pole foundations, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of architectural design or building construction. 
  • Background in site development and environmental mitigation of brownfields. 

 

 Physical Requirements: 

  • Sitting for extended length of time
  • Fluency in public speaking in the English Language 
  • Fieldwork/ability to travel  
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Listening 
  • Typing and handwriting 
  • Hand drawing 
  • Occasional lifting of boxes up to 50lbs  

 

Must have a valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.  

 

Please indicate the position (Site Civil Project Engineer – Level II) and the office location (Somerset, PA or Norfolk, VA) below. Phone inquiries are not accepted. 

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