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Civil Design Project Engineer

12/15/2023 12:00 PM | Anonymous

Civil Design Project Engineer

Who we are

NTH Consultants, Ltd. (NTH) has been providing professional engineering consulting services to the energy, community development, industry, transportation, and water markets since 1968. From a small, Detroit-based, geotechnical engineering firm, our company has grown into to a nationally recognized, full service infrastructure and environmental consulting firm, providing a wide range of services in civil design, geotechnical engineeringenvironmental engineering, and facilities engineering. Those who join our team will see first-hand the impact they have on the environment, public infrastructure, renewable energy, and community development efforts through exciting, high-profile, and challenging projects. Every day, our staff solves problems and overcomes challenges that make an immediate difference to our clients and the people they serve.

A day in the life of a Civil Design Project Engineer at NTH

  • Prepare and review contract documents, designs, and specifications for civil projects.
  • Prepare technical proposals, cost estimates, plans, technical specifications, and reports, including day to day correspondence.
  • Assess feasibility and soundness of proposed site civil and development features.
  • Prepare site design calculations and lead effort of project team.
  • Perform a variety of engineering analyses and calculations, with and without the use of engineering software.
  • Develop design details and specify appropriate construction materials.
  • Coordinate construction quality control services, conduct periodic site visits, and review daily field reports prepared by others.
  • Develop and present project-specific or technical presentations to clients, technical organizations, and in-house staff.

What you need to apply

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Site/Civil Design from a 4-year accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of Fundamentals of Engineering exam, EIT, or EIT required. Professional Registration or ability to attain professional registration in the State of Michigan within 12 months preferred.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated site development experience including site layout, grading, sewer and other utility design, pavement design, permitting, budgeting, jurisdictional agency interaction, and other related project activities.
  • PMP certification is preferred.
  • Ability to support a multi-disciplinary team on projects with minimal oversight.
  • Expert-level Civil 3D and AutoCAD proficiency required, Infrastructure Suite experience is preferred.
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling software experience, including proficient use with HEC-HMS, SWMM, Storm and Sanitary Analysis or others.
  • Understand, read, and prepare design drawings and specifications.
  • Previous experience with an engineering consulting firm preferred.    
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills, be able to work in a team environment as well as independently, demonstrated team-oriented approach to problem-solving, and have strong interpersonal skills for contact with clients and fellow engineers/technicians.
  • Accuracy, dependability, and strong organizational skills
  • Have the ability to manage multiple assignments at any given time, delegate tasks and assignments, and have ability to work in a team environment.
  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • May be required to enter and work within confined spaces, once appropriately trained.
  • At least 2 years of demonstrated leadership experience in mentoring and leading junior staff.
  • Ability to organize technical material into comprehensive reports as well as perform QA/QC reviews on work product.
  • Project planning, budgeting, task delegation and management to ensure project is completed according to work plans.
  • Project Administration, including invoicing and collections.
  • May be required to perform job duties in the field and office, during non-standard work hours, as necessary.
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to and conduct field work at job sites/offices in Michigan.

What you will enjoy (the perks!)

  • Become an employee owner with us: company contributions to a qualified retirement plan through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan.
  • We believe in work life balance: Flexible and hybrid work schedules available.  
  • Generous PTO package and paid holidays.
  • Participation in our total rewards program with competitive salaries, and low-cost health plans.
  • Cafeteria plan options for health, dental, vision plans, and a 401K plan with a company match.
  • Company paid employee assistance program for employees & families.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Give back to the community through various volunteer events and fundraisers.
  • Tuition reimbursement for our long-life learners.
  • Professional development opportunities & paid professional memberships.

Why choose us?

In 2023, NTH has been named a Crain’s Best Place to Work in Southeast Michigan and a National & Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Company.

As an employee-owned firm, we take our work seriously, but we know how to have fun. We promote a relaxed company culture that focuses on improving not only our staff members' professional life, but also their personal life. We regularly schedule company activities which support employee ownership, such as golf outings, off-site company holiday party, food trucks, book clubs, ESOP month Oktoberfest celebrations, and many more team building events. We also offer a robust engagement program that focuses on all aspects of wellness. Opportunities include regular challenges, educational presentations and health initiatives, impromptu activities such as group lunch walks, healthy snack days, after work bike outings, and more.  

Work Authorization

Authorized to work full-time in the U.S.A. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired are required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

AAP / EEO Statement

NTH Consultants, Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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