Lead Engineer - Water Resources

Location: Fargo
Engineering Services Group: Water
Employment Type: Full Time - Salary

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has an opening for a Lead Engineer working in our Water Group located in our Fargo, ND office. Primary responsibilities include managing a team of engineers, technicians and support staff on water resource projects from the planning phase through design and construction. A Lead Engineer shall be capable of independently managing projects and collaboratively contributing to the design and development of project plans and specifications while working with and mentoring project team members. Lead Engineers typically report to a sector leader or principal of the firm. Additional responsibilities include general marketing of the firm and various business development activities.

Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required.
  • Professional Engineers License preferred or ability to be licensed within 6-12 months required.
  • 5 or more years of experience working as a Civil Engineer in the water resources and storm water management field.
  • Strong project management skills and experience is essential for this position.
  • Construction management experience is also required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a prerequisite.
  • Must be detail orientated, self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Windows/Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in watershed modeling, storm water collection system design, pump station design, sizing and selecting equipment, preparing civil design drawings and preparing cost opinions is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software is a plus.
  • A valid driver’s license is required or the ability to obtain one.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to sit and operate a computer under normal ergonomic office conditions.
  • Required to work in an outdoors environment during construction season.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing and walking to perform some of the typical tasks and duties associated with construction observation and surveying.
  • Required to lift objects or containers weighing 50-lbs.
Typical Tasks and Duties:
  • Provide professional engineering services for clients by providing: studies, planning, design, specifications, plans, reports, construction observation and project management.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with clients, supervisors and project team members on a consistent basis by providing updates and progress during all phases of projects.
  • Attend company meetings, project meetings and client meetings on a regular basis.
  • This position will be responsible to lead the preparation of proposals and participate in interviews for securing work for the firm. Responsibilities for business development will increase with experience and mentoring by senior staff.
  • This position will require the initiative to think independently and make rational judgment calls.
  • Provide direction and work with engineering technicians and other team members on the development of project plans and specifications.
  • Work and coordinate with other engineering departments on complex multi-discipline projects.
  • Understand and follow company employee handbook and mandated safety policies.
  • Perform responsibilities in a conscientious, legal and ethical manner with a strong attention to detail.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Participate in professional organizations and community leadership programs.
  • Travel and out of town stays may be required; may work overtime especially during the construction season.

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