ZCS Engineering & Architecture is a multi-disciplinary Oregon A&E consulting firm that has served clients throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1978. As an established engineering firm with an emerging architectural department we work collaboratively across disciplines and offices to provide comprehensive services to our clients. Many of our recent projects include substantial renovations and additions for K-12 educational facilities and seismic retrofits of existing buildings. ZCS has four office locations; Grants Pass, Medford, Klamath Falls, and Oregon City.
ZCS Engineering & Architecture does more than design our built environment. We build lasting relationships with our clients, our employees, and our communities. Because we like a challenge, we continually take on projects that stretch and grow our skill set and hire employees who are willing to go above and beyond to meet those challenges with innovative solutions.
ZCS is passionate about building an environment that employees thrive in. As a collaborative design firm that offers architectural, structural, and civil design services, we rely on teamwork across our offices and across disciplines. At ZCS we value thoughtful design, improving the safety of our communities, consistency, dependability, and creative thinking and expect that our employees display these qualities.
As a Project Engineer in the civil engineering discipline, you will ultimately leverage your in-depth knowledge of civil engineering and construction, strategic thinking, collaborative skills, and strong communication acumen to manage projects through completion and develop construction documents. The responsibilities of this position include:
Utilize knowledge and experience in public infrastructure design including roadway corridor modeling, single-line and three-line roadway profiles, and utility (stormwater/sanitary sewer/water) network profiles to deliver projects for public procurement
Generate construction documents for site development projects ranging from private residences to K-12 campuses and commercial developments
Perform hydrology calculations (Rational, SCS, NRCS, SBUH methods) and prepare stormwater quantity plans for jurisdictional approval
Manage project delivery and utilize staff in a team atmosphere to produce projects from concept through construction including project status monitoring, tracking staff schedules and workload, project deadlines, and completing projects on time and on budget
Lead project entitlement through jurisdictional land use planning and project permitting processes
Review construction documents for compliance with applicable codes such as Portland Stormwater Management Manual, ODOT Hydraulics Manual, Oregon Standard Specifications for Construction (ODOT/APWA), AASHTO Geometric Design of Highways and Streets, MUTCD, AASHTO Bicycle Facilities, Oregon Structural Specialty Code, and local agency design codes/manuals
Follow projects through construction through review and processing of RFI’s, material submittals, and periodic on-site construction observation
Collaborate with project partners (in-house disciplines, owners, architects, sub-consultants, etc.)
Assist and instruct entry level staff on technical and project management best practices
Perform Project Manager duties as required.
The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job and may be changed as deemed necessary by the Company.
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited university required.
5 years minimum civil engineering experience, including but not limited to public roadway infrastructure, commercial & residential development, hydraulics & hydrology, and sanitary sewer & water resources (preferred, but not required).
PE is preferred, but not required.
Critical thinking with engagement skills coupled with detailed execution of concepts in a deadline driven arena.
Strong, experienced writer.
Must possess strong technical skills and have an aptitude for project management.
Ability to travel (occasionally) as we support projects throughout the state.
Valid driver’s license required.
Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Hydrograph’s Hydraflow extension, Autodesk Storm and Sanitary Analysis, Microsoft Office
The physical demands described here 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.
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
Repetitive use of hands and fingers (i.e. keyboarding, data entry).
Must be able to see and hear in order to gather and input information; respond to face-to-face and telephone inquiries.
Must be able to drive and have a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to occasionally lift, push, pull, and carry materials weighing a maximum of 50 pounds.
Able to work in low light conditions, with desk lamps versus overhead lighting.
Ability to walk throughout a warehouse floor following our internal safety guidelines.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.