The Staff Engineer performs engineering design and analysis on projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria. Assists with the preparation of permit applications, material testing, surveying, construction staking, drawing preparation, and computer aided design (CAD) work.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Assesses feasibility and soundness of proposed site civil and development features.
Prepares engineering analysis, design, calculations, drawing and reports for a portion or all of a project under the direction of Project Engineers.
Works with dynamic design teams including landscape architects, land use planners, attorneys, owners, and facility managers.
Performs construction assistance related tasks including responding to RFI (Request for Information), visiting job sites, reviewing submittals, and coordinating with design team for revisions.
Assists with the preparation of technical proposals, cost estimates, plans, technical specifications, and reports, including day to day correspondences.
Prepares land use plans for review, permit applications, analyze zoning ordinances for plan compliance.
Researches code issues and work with City, State, and County officials.
Attends and participates in project meetings.
Stays current on legal and industry regulations.
Performs other related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested.
May assist in performing survey, geotechnical testing, constructions materials testing tasks.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Formal Education, Licenses and Certifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
Michigan E.I.T. | F.E. certification or in the process of obtaining certification.
Must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to obtain one prior to employment.
Knowledge and Experience
0-3 years of relevant civil engineering internships/experience- preferability in an environment that performs site layout, grading, sewer and other utility design, pavement design, permitting, budgeting, jurisdictional agency interaction, and other related project activities.
Understanding of basic civil engineering principles, theories and methods.
Experience using AutoCAD 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 make engineering design computations and check, design, and prepare engineering plans and studies.
Ability to learn and apply city engineering policies and procedures.
Ability to learn applicable laws and regulatory codes related to areas of assigned responsibility.
Ability to learn to prepare, understand and interpret engineering site plans, specifications and other related documents.
Able to follow directions from a supervisor and accept constructive criticism.
Effective written and verbal communication is necessary.
Ability to work on several projects concurrently, prioritize work load and cope with tight timelines to meet all deadlines without compromising quality.
Proficient with the use of computers including spreadsheets, word processing, engineering software and ability to prepare electronic design calculation documents.
Ability to work collaboratively on a project team.
Ability to manage time effectively and demonstrates good time-management skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills; complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound engineering judgment.
Strong attention to detail and has an aptitude for noticing small errors on engineering designs. Prepare plans and drawings neatly and accurately.
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 survey, inspection and testing at 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. Occasionally, travel may be required to job sites in other states and would require overnight stay.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
PEA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.