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  • Civil Engineer/Project Manager

    Wightman & Associates, Inc.
    Job Description
    Location: All (Allegan, Benton Harbor & Portage)

    The Civil Engineer / Project Manager will provide design and plan production for general civil design on a wide variety of projects which may include site layouts, horizontal and vertical control, grading and drainage, paving, site utilities, and associated civil engineering activities. Will perform complex assignments exercising judgment in evaluation, selection, and modification of standard engineering techniques and procedures.

    Essential Functions:
    • Perform engineering calculations in support of civil engineering design projects
    • Manage projects including client communications, public input and feedback, and internal support
    • Perform AutoCAD Civil 3D design/drafting in support of civil engineering design projects
    • Performs, trains, and provides guidance for site investigations, survey work, CAD work, and data collection
    • Prepares, provides training, provides guidance, and reviews engineering designs and reports which includes design calculations and plan preparation
    • Performs, provides training for, and guides quality assurance, ensuring projects get carried out as designed and recommend modifications as needed
    • Ability to identify engineering and surveying services needed by the client and the ability to draft proposals and estimate fees
    • Coordinate with government agencies, client staff, and other professionals to obtain design information and approvals
    • Write and edit construction specifications and engineering reports
    • Tabulate bid items and calculate construction bid quantities from plans and specifications.
    • Estimate construction costs
    • Conduct periodic visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of the work
    • Knowledge of financing and funding including public and private sources
     
    Required Skills & Behaviors:
    • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in all work tasks
    • Ability to plan, schedule work and complete work assignments within established budgets and timelines
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Capable of working with a multidisciplinary team of planners, engineers, surveyors, architects and technicians
    • Broad computer knowledge in particular Microsoft Office products
    • Aptitude and demonstrated hands-on experience with computer applications such as AutoCAD Civil 3D
    • Mentoring capability
    • Broad knowledgebase of civil engineering projects rather than a subject matter expert in any one civil engineering area

    Organizational Relationships:
    • Matrix reporting to Director of Engineering / Regional Director
    • May have responsibility for multiple direct reports
    Required Education/Experience:
    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited university degree program is required
    • 5+ years’ experience in construction or civil engineering field
    • Active PE License or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment 
    All levels and years of experience are encouraged to apply.
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