Principal Engineer (Civil)

Job description

A Principal Engineer perform's leadership tasks such as training staff, establishing budgets and assigning tasks and projects. Principal Engineers are considered the expert and authority of the firm.

 Responsibilities 

  1. Leads team members to ensure they apply standard practices and techniques for all ongoing projects.
  2. Oversees, manages and assigns the project’s conception, design and specifications including the scheduling, estimating and securing of materials.
  3. Reviews the preparation of calculations, such as storm drain, wastewater, water system, hydrologist, earthwork quantities, transportation, cost estimates and other supporting documentation for public and private projects.
  4. Leads all team members through all areas, including engineering, office staff, marketing, and design.
  5. Assure that the teams are in accordance with company production, codes, and established standards.
  6. Conduct strategic planning for the firm.
  7. Sets and implements team and individual goals.
  8. Shares and mentors team members with their expertise and insight.
  9. Motivates team members and fosters collaboration among the teams and departments.
  10. Provide engineering guidance to all teams
  11. Train new engineers and keep abreast of industry trends and issues.

Competencies

    • Utility and Pipeline Engineering
    • Topographic Survey Processing
    • Cost Estimating
    • Report/Technical Writing
    • Construction Document Preparation
    • Coordination with Vendors and Contractors
    • Construction Administration/Support
    • Hydraulic Design
    • Cost Estimating
    • Strong leadership skill
    • Field Studies and Site Analysis
    • Environmental permit application preparation and negotiation
    • Excellent problem-solving skills
    • Collaboration Skills
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Time Management
    • Human Resource knowledge and experience

    • Supervisory Responsibility
      This position may supervise all team members on site.

      Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

      This is a full-time position. Civiltec is normally open for business between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, except on every other Friday, Civiltec is closed by virtue of the approval of an alternative workweek schedule.

      Travel
      Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be necessary.

    Requirements

    Required Education and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an accredited university.
    • Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer.
    • Minimum 15+ years’ previous engineering experience.
    • Understanding in computer operation for engineering design programs and AutoCAD Civil3D.
    • Expertise in using Microsoft Office suite programs, specifically Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook. Has the capacity to learn additional engineering software.
    • Understanding of applicable engineering codes.

    Additional Eligibility Qualifications
    Proficient in the design of water and wastewater treatment plants.