BC Consultants, a leading Northern Virginia land-development design firm, seeks a full-time Senior Project Engineer to join our team in Fairfax, VA.
You are a civil engineering graduate with four to six years of experience in land development design. You understand all of the elements that go into a plan, and are ready to serve as the lead designer for a project. You are competent with all areas of design, including grading, storm drainage, stormwater management, sanitary sewers, water mains, erosion and sediment control and the local jurisdiction requirements.
You will work on a variety of different project types, including residential, commercial and governmental. You will meet with clients and reviewers, and interact with the other disciplines in the office daily. You will assist with the instruction of junior staff and review their work. You will work closely with your Project Manager to monitor project performance and quality control.
You are highly capable using AutoCAD and Microsoft Office. You should have your Fundamentals of Engineering exam (EIT), and be working towards your Professional Engineer license (PE).
You are able to write effectively, and have excellent interpersonal skills. You are detail-oriented, creative, self-starting, and relate well to all levels. You have a positive attitude, a strong work ethic and a good sense of humor!
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Project Engineer will perform design work for all phases of projects for all plan elements including: storm drainage systems, sanitary sewer systems, storm water management and BMP facilities, street layout, grading, house sitings, bond estimates/reductions.
Perform complex design work for all phases of projects
Train engineers on plan preparation
Review calculations for projects
Participate in and may lead client and coordination review meetings
Provide sketches and layout information to planning staff
Research and develop standards for new design tools
Train new engineers and serve as mentor to engineering staff
Provide oversight to CAD technicians
Process projects through municipalities
Work within budgets and schedules and address discrepancies; assist Project Manager with developing budgets
Set up and provide overall design outline for overall project
Coordinate with other departments on project related items
Perform other duties as assigned
Supervision Received and Exercised
Reports directly to the Project Manager; in the absence of the Project Manager, reports to the Senior Project Manager
No direct supervisory responsibility; may serve as lead for new project engineers
Internal and External Contacts
The Senior Project Engineer regularly interfaces with employees, vendors, review agencies and clients.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university
Fundamentals of Engineering (EIT) preferred
4 to 6 years direct experience as a civil engineer, performing site design using the latest version of AutoCAD and Civil 3D
Northern Virginia market experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong knowledge of AutoCAD, design software, Microsoft Office
Thorough knowledge of state and local codes and ordinances
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines and work as part of interactive team
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
Ability to obtain P.E. license
The physical demands and work environment 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.
Requires extensive sitting and working at a computer
Requires local travel to coordination meetings and local government offices
BC Consultants is a leading Northern Virginia land-development design firm.
Our highly experienced civil engineers, land surveyors and landscape architects collaborate on a variety of public and private sector projects across Northern Virginia and the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Our current projects include residential, schools, assisted-living and mixed-use developments.
We offer a friendly, family-oriented work environment and potential for growth. We offer competitive pay and benefits, and are conveniently located in Fair Lakes, in western Fairfax County. BC Consultants is an equal opportunity employer.