Civil Engineer, Jr. – Pittsburgh, PA

Title: Civil Engineer – Jr.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Skills: Civil 3D, land development
Type: Contract + Direct Hire
Pay Rate: TBD based on experience
Duration: Long Term
Start Date: ASAP
Civil Engineer – Junior Level


  • Zoning reviews – Review of municipal zoning and land development ordinances and applicable agency regulations to determine land development limitations for the property
  • Site Investigation & Due Diligence – Includes the review of ordinances, utility service research, outside agency regulations and site visits to establish comprehensive development guidelines
  • Preparation of Concept Drawings – based upon client’s development objectives and conclusions of due diligence. Involves preparation of concept plan, including coordination with AutoCAD draftsmen
  • Design of Stormwater Management & Stormwater Conveyance Systems – including use of AutoCAD Civil 3D and Hydrology design software
    • Skills should include preparation of pipe sizing calculations for stormwater conveyance systems including drainage area maps
    • Surface runoff coefficients, invert, slope, velocity & hydraulic grade line evaluation using the Rational Method & Manning’s Equation
    • Knowledge of stormwater management design regulations should include County, SCD and governing municipality
  • Grading Design – to ensure value engineering is achieved through earthwork analysis, and site safety is accomplished through the use of appropriate design slopes
  • Design of Utility Systems – including stormwater conveyance, sanitary sewer service, pump station design, water, gas, telephone service, etc. Also involves determination and resolution of vertical and horizontal utility conflicts that may exist
  • Soil Erosion & Sediment Control Design – including stability calculations, Best Management Practices, swale design, spillway design, and determination of construction sequence
  • Preparation of Construction Cost Estimates – based upon site plan drawings as required for bonding and client purposes
  • Project Coordination – Includes conferring with the client, attorney, project team and affiliates for the purpose of preparing a comprehensive site plan application
  • Preparation of written correspondence – Outside agencies, client, attorney, contractor, etc. Also includes preparation of technical reports including drainage, sanitary sewer, and site investigation reports
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
  • 0-2+ years of residential and/or commercial site design and permitting experience.
  • Effective written and communication skills.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD (Civil 3D Preferred).
  • Knowledge of the planning and zoning process.
  • Self-starter who can work independently and with team members.
  • Experience dealing with regulatory agencies and review professionals a plus.


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