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Project Engineer/Manager/Land Development – Conshohocken, PA

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Project Engineer/Manager/Land Development

DEPARTMENT: Municipal
FSLA STATUS: Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Senior Associate/Regional Manager
OFFICE: Conshohocken, PA

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Engineering Client Manager is a professional with 5-10 years of experience.  This individual will design and/or manage a variety of infrastructure projects (owned by municipalities and local school districts) and will report directly to the Director of Engineering & Planning for Municipal Services.  Such projects shall include roads, underground utilities, public buildings, recreational facilities, and land use applications submitted by private developers. Project engineers in land development are tasked with working outdoors in built environments, including traffic stops, landscaping, and commercial projects, and are entrusted with the responsibilities of planning, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures necessary to urban public health.

Project engineers in land development should have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related field and at least five years of project management experience. They must also be able to organize and delegate tasks to teams of five employees or more. Ideal project engineers should have strong communication and project-planning skills to work well with recurring clients and customers, and maintenance experience, the ability to adapt to quick changes, and multitasking to facilitate multiple projects at once are also important in this position.

The responsibilities of a project engineer in land development include bidding and contracting in commissions, reporting and documenting daily tasks, and developing and executing plans for outdoor construction projects, including public works, offices, and general landscaping to improve transportation of vehicles or people. They must be able to review equipment and ensure it is working properly on a daily basis, as well as oversee and coordinate engineers, site project teams, and various site contractors. They should also monitor statistical trends in land development, participate in data analysis to improve operations, estimate resource requirements, and communicate efficiently with other contracting companies to meet these requirements.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Responsible to act as the client manager to one or more municipalities or other public agencies. The client manager will act as the single point of contact between the firm and the client. He/she will supervise and coordinate all projects performed by the firm on behalf of the client, to the client’s satisfaction.

  • Develop or implement engineering solutions to assist clients with improving and maintaining their infrastructure.

– Design transportation, utility, facility, or hydraulic systems or structures (as appropriate) using computer-assisted design or drawing tools.

  • – Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, or material stress factors to determine design specifications.
  • – Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
  • – Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, or other topographical or geologic data.
  • – Conduct studies of traffic patterns or environmental conditions to identify engineering problems and assess potential project impact.
  • – Perform all design activities ensuring compliance with environmental, safety, or other governmental regulations.
  • – Identify environmental risks and develop risk management strategies for projects.
  • Attend regularly scheduled public meetings (conducted by Municipal clients) in the capacity of Municipal Engineer, or Land Use Board Engineer. Prepare and present public reports on topics such as bid proposals, project status reports, and developmental review projects.
  • Provide technical advice to clients regarding design, construction, or capital program modifications.
  • Support of the field activities of our construction inspection staff, including providing timely data, shop drawing review, and client coordination.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Municipal Engineering experience preferred but not required.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to make public presentations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions to present to co-workers and clients.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of computer-aided design software.
  • Ability to work in groups as well as individually.
  • Utilize engineering knowledge for construction project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • May be responsible for bid analysis, constructability reviews, and permit processing.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various sites and teams; supervise and train construction project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize construction engineering projects from conception to completion

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering (any discipline) from an accredited four-year college or university.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES REQUIRED:

  • PE License Required OR sufficient design experience for license to be imminent.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in the field and may be exposed to outside weather conditions. Work requires frequent and prolonged computer use. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

This company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all qualified, interested parties, regardless of race, gender, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other protected classification under national or local law.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary. We are an At Will employer.

TO APPLY EMAIL RESUME TO: resumes@rve.com