The Senior Project Engineer technically leads a staff which may include a project engineer, staff engineer and/or CAD Designer, while the entire team reports to a Project Manager. Also requires working independently to plan, execute, and oversee engineering tasks in order to complete a project.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepares engineering analysis, design, calculations, and reports for a portion or all of a project for review by a Project Manager.
• Designs grading and drainage for site improvements.
• Designs utility piping systems, involving sanitary, water main, fire protection, and storm drainage.
• Performs hydrology and hydraulic calculations for gravity and pressure piping systems and above ground conveyances.
• Works with dynamic design teams including landscape architects, land use planners, attorneys, owners, and facility managers.
• Prepares project drawings, calculations, and specifications.
• Assists in the preparation of proposals and fee estimates for potential projects of limited scope and complexity.
• Maintains complete design responsibility for projects.
• Performs construction assistance related tasks including responding to RFI (Request for Information), visiting job sites, reviewing submittals, and coordinating with design team for revisions.
• Develop and present project-specific or technical presentations to clients, technical organizations, and in-house staff.
• Mentors staff engineers.
• Prepares plan review, permit applications, analyze zoning ordinances, and land use.
• Attends and participates in project meetings.
• Stays current on legal and industry regulations.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Formal Education, Licenses and Certifications
• Bachelor’s Civil Engineering or equivalent
• Michigan P.E. License or ability to obtain
Knowledge and Experience
• 8-10 years of engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
• In-depth experience using AutoCAD for land development applications, Civil 3D preferred but not required. Working knowledge of typical computer software programs used for civil engineering design and management (Microsoft Office, etc.)
Competencies and Personal Attributes
• Self-motivated and responsible.
• Ability to work collaboratively on a project team.
• Ability to plan ones’ own time and demonstrates good time management skills.
• Ability to problem-solve, complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound engineering judgment.
• Ability to work on several projects concurrently, prioritize work load and cope with tight timelines to meet all deadlines without compromising quality.
• Effective written and verbal communication is necessary. Ability to shape communications for specific audiences, and is able to accept and receive feedback.
• Strong attention to detail and has an aptitude for noticing small errors on engineering designs.
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and overtime as required.
Travel will be required to respective job sites and is primarily local during the business day.