Civil Project Engineer | VanderHouwen

Civil Project Engineer

Beaverton, Oregon

Direct Hire

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Job Id: 63014

Civil Project Engineer
Our client is seeking a Civil Project Engineer to join their organization.

This role can be fully remote or a hybrid model for our client based in Portland, Oregon, or Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Civil Project Engineer Responsibilities
Projects for this position will include the development and modernization of heavy industrial facilities across the US. Most of the work will be with wood products manufactures (sawmills), cold storage facilities, or other manufacturing and distribution clients. Tasks for this position will generally focus on the site evaluation and planning, development of facility road and rail access, design of utility connections and coordination with service providers, site grading, stormwater and drainage design, development of erosion and sediment control measures, and coordination and acquisition of permits from federal, state, county, and local agencies.

  • Working with our client's Principals and Engineering Managers to plan general scopes of service, manhours, and budget, and resource allocation for existing and future projects.
  • Collaborating with the Engineering Manager and Project Managers to define deliverables and submission dates.
  • Preparing for and attending weekly/biweekly project progress meetings.
  • Assisting in the determination of feasible and effective resource allocation for projects throughout the company.
  • Executing engineering, design, and drafting (as required) to meet the project deliverables.
  • Overseeing and managing Staff Engineers/EITs and designers to meet the project deliverables.
  • Mentoring and evaluating Staff Engineers and EITs.

Civil Project Engineer Qualifications

  • Management of preparation and direct preparation of construction documents for civil site development) engineering activities. Including; site, grading; stormwater, and utility plans, profiles, details, and note sheets.
  • Extensive experience working in all aspects of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Experience with REVIT, MEP design, and other AutoDesk applications is a plus.
  • Experience in calculations for potable and fire water, sewage transfer and disposal, and natural gas and propane services.
  • Extensive experience in the use of stormwater and storm drain calculation software (HydroCAD, Hydraflow, etc.) and a working knowledge of the basis of these programs (TR-55 and TR-20)
  • Experience in floodplain calculations using HEC-RAS and a working knowledge of the basis of this program.
  • Preparation of specifications, scopes of work, quantity take-offs, and cost estimates.
  • Broad experience in environmental permitting and coordination for wetlands, waterways, floodplains, endangered species, stormwater quantity and quality, and erosion and sediment control.
  • Broad experience in jurisdictional permitting for zoning subdivision and land development.
  • Manage and mentor Junior PEs, EITs, designers, and drafters to successfully meet project requirements.
  • Structural design knowledge preferred, as well as a capacity and willingness to supplement civil engineering design with structural engineering.
  • Advanced knowledge of soils and geotechnical engineering for general suitability for construction, bearing capacity, infiltration, excavation, and fill.
  • Experience in construction oversight and construction management.
  • Advanced knowledge of means, methods, and equipment for a topographic survey and construction stake-out.
  • Effective communication with the design team to plan, develop drawings, prepare basic design models, and resolve problems.
  • Effective communication with project managers and clients to stay on-task, understand and implement changes in scope, and meet deadlines.
  • The position will require some travel to job sites once every two to three months. Travel should be equal to or less than 5 business days.

Education and Licensing:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering and 8 to 12 years of progressive experience in industry-related civil, structural, or geotechnical engineering.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • United States-based Professional Civil Engineer with licensing in a US state that permits licensing by reciprocity.

Additional Skills:

  • Must be a self-starter and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be comfortable making decisions.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Critical Thinking.
  • Attention to Detail.
  • Strong desire to learn and help others.

Salary: $105,000-$120,000/year. (DOE)

Our client offers 401(k), retirement plans, disability insurance, health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, health savings account, life insurance, paid time off, referral program, relocation assistance, and bonus pay to eligible employees.

About VanderHouwen
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

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