Senior Civil Engineer
KZF Design
Cincinnati, OH

About $73,000 - $100,000 a year

The Senior Civil Engineer is a creative self-starter willing to assume the day-to-day responsibilities of Civil Engineering design and production for assigned projects, as well as construction administration, marketing support and professional development.

The Senior Civil Engineer supports all areas of Civil engineering design from concept development through final construction documents.

The Senior Civil Engineer is a detailed oriented, confident decision maker capable leading roadway and site design projects. This person motivates and mentors other team members and junior staff while working to self-improve and enhance their own professional skills. This person is an honest, reliable, team player who works with all team members to develop and implement Civil designs that meet the constraints of budget, schedule and client expectations.

The Senior Civil Engineer is a good listener, an experienced communicator, a leader, a teacher, a trusted collaborator and a “caretaker of the vision” of KZF Design; maintaining a recognized presence in the Engineering community.

As well as being creative, this person exhibits versatility in the approach of design solutions, is an outgoing and personable problem solver, and is experienced and comfortable working on a broad range of project types.

The ideal candidate is able to delegate and leverage skill sets through mentoring, coaching and training staff. They are able to see the big picture without becoming labored or entrenched in the minute details of a solution. KZF believes in the Promise of Design and delivering on its promises. As a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals working together to create competitive solutions for our clients, the Senior Civil Engineer is an integral participant and a critical leader in that effort.

The responsibilities of the Senior Civil Engineer include, but are not limited to, the following:
Keeping KZF’s promise of design and client satisfaction
Have responsible charge and substantive control over Civil engineering projects
Designing, engineering and overseeing a broad range of project types
Demonstrating experience with both public and private projects
Working within a full range of budgets
Working closely with all company disciplines
Assisting KZF’s Senior Vice-Presidents to market projects to clients, including providing marketing support, proposal input and participation in client interviews
Reinforcing KZF’s brand in the marketplace
Serving the external client by serving the internal client
Supervising and providing technical oversight to KZF’s junior engineers and technical staff
Participating in internal and external design charrettes and presentations
Estimating Design hour budgets and working within established budget constraints
Active involvement in the local Engineering community
Mentor, provide guidance and be a professional educator for junior staff
KZF Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiter calls please.

Do you meet these specifications?

Minimum 7+ years of experience in the Highway design industry
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, ABET accredited
PE License, NCEES certified with ability to be licensed in any State
Demonstrated strong engineering skills in Civil Engineering
Proven experience leading and managing roadway design projects
Knowledgeable of current AASHTO and ODOT technical criteria
Track record of success working for an E or A/E firm
Experience in managing ODOT and/or LPA projects
Engineering experience with a variety of project types for a diverse range of clients in both the Private and Public marketplaces
Experience with Microstation and GeoPak design software related to roadway design
Experience in writing technical approaches, developing budgets and schedules

10+ years of experience in the Site and Highway design industry
Knowledgeable of current site design and infrastructure technical criteria
Demonstrated experience working on Civil engineering projects for a wide range of United States Government agencies and United States military organizations
Proficient in AutoCAD Civil3D
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel
Involvement in professional development: continuing education, engineering design trends, new products and materials
Experience performing site and roadway material take-offs and Mechanical cost estimating
Experience mentoring junior engineering professionals
Demonstrated strong presentation skills
Demonstrated progressive career development
Willing to travel

AutoCAD proficient
MicroStation GeoPak proficient
Demonstrated leadership in professional organizations

What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:
KZF is financially strong and stable
KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
The company serves five diverse marketplaces in the public and private sectors
KZF has many long term public and private financially stable clients
Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
KZF offers true full service with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, planning services
For 31 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
Cincinnati’s 10th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May-2015)
Cincinnati’s 10th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier Feb-2016)
We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 60 years
Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
A mentoring work environment is part of our culture
Continuing education is encouraged and supported
Good Benefits including health care, life and disability insurance and 401-k matching

The Team says:
A warm culture “people genuinely care and support one another”
A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
A company where you can grow “changing for the better and you can be a part of it”
Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
A great downtown location in a LEED Gold and ENERGY STAR office designed by us
Awesome, open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration