Project Engineer I

Assist the Project Manager in the development and design of civil and environmental projects which consist of the plans, specifications, and estimates.

Responsible For

Works with the Project Manager and Project Engineer II to develop and implement engineering solutions to project needs. Performs a variety of tasks which are intended to provide experience and interaction with higher-level staff, methods, practices, programs and culture of the corporation. For training and developmental purposes, assignments may include some work that is typical of a Project Engineer II. Prepares, or assists in the preparation of, engineering documents, details, schedules or reports as assigned. This position will be responsible for development / design of civil and environmental projects and requires independent judgement in regards to the overall design. The purpose of this position is to provide professional, technical day-to-day support and input. This is a developmental position in which the engineer learns to apply theoretical knowledge to practical application.


Graduation from an Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET) college or university with a degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology and Professional Registration as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT). Advanced knowledgeand experience using computer-aided design and drafting (AutoCAD and SoftDesk), spreadsheets (MS Excel) and word processing programs (MS Word). Advanced knowledge and experience in hydraulic and hydrologic engineering. Expertise in computer operation for engineering design programs and computer aided drafting. Continues learning process by attending in-house seminars and continuing education opportunities outside of office. Completion of the Engineer-in-Training exam is required.


Assist the Project Manager in the development and design of civil and environmental projects which consist of the plans, specifications, and estimates. Develop feasible design alternatives and compare significant parameters such as typical sections, project layout, grading, and drainage calculations. This position requires the constant use of independent judgment in completing engineering drawings, calculations, etc. which are reviewed by a Project Manager or higher to ensure the work conforms to the overall design parameters. Consult with the Project Manager in the review of detailed plans, specifications and estimate of cost to ensure conformity with the project scope and design standards. Review design details and coordinate technical recommendations, assess the cost-effective constructability of the project and generally evaluate the quality of the project. To provide day-to-day technical support, guidance and input. Other duties as assigned. Makes calculations, using engineering formulas and skills for design such as storm drainage, grading and piping system. Specialized drawings and calculations such as volumes,isopach grading, and graphic presentations. Research design details and document findings for Project Designer / Engineer. Provide information to Project Engineer II or Project Manager for incorporation into specifications. Review shop drawings. Research local, state, and federal regulations. Organize and maintain project files. Maintain neat and organized work area which allows efficient access to information required by other team members. Assure that drawings and designs are in accordance with company production and design standards. Keep Project Manager informed of work load and any changes in project scope or additional services. Input of data into pre-written computer programs. Expected to become proficient in the use of acomputer for design and CAD applications. May prepare the drawings of designs he / she had originated or from sketches provided by others. Assists in planning, designing and directing civil engineering projects by performing the following duties. Prepares design computations and quantity estimates. Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests and aerial photographs to plan and design projects. Instructs draftspersons / technicians to reduce designs to working drawings. Visits construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents. Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents. Has authority to perform moderately complex design duties, which are checked for accuracy by others. May not exceed budgeted hours on tasks without approval of Project Manager. May not change the scope of work or deviate from any other part of the contractual document without Project Manger’s approval. Examples of work products include:

  1. Landfill cell construction plans
  2. Surface mining land use plans
  3. Landfill Design and Operations plan
  4. Erosion and Sedimentation Control plans
  5. Engineering budget models for landfills
  6. Airspace and remaining capacity volume calculations
  7. Landfill design calculations

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