Senior Designer - Land Development - Various Locations

Richmond, VA posted on April 28

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Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With more than a dozen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and helping our clients achieve their vision resulting in shared success. For more information, visit .    

We are currently evaluating experienced Senior Civil Designers for positions in various offices throughout North Carolina and Virginia.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • As an individual contributor, uses professional judgment to direct and independently complete assigned engineering designs. 
  • Actively assists the Project Manager, or acts as Project Manager, and assigns tasks and schedules to Project Engineers and project team members, answers questions and monitors progress.
  • Checks the accuracy (formal and informal QA/QC) of assigned tasks completed by other engineering and technical staff.
  • Makes major design decisions that meet the needs of external customers while coordinating the impact of such decisions on related project efforts.
  • Pro-actively identifies technical, schedule or financial issues and seeks resolution from the Project Manager and/or the client, as appropriate to the situation. 
  • Assists the client in bidding or contractor selection if authorized by the Project Manager.
  • Monitors construction and supervises field personnel assigned to a task, data collection or a specific project.
  • Responds to contractor questions and issues, and prepares and issues project addendum as needed.
  • Recommends and prepares change orders.
  • Participates in the creation of engineering services proposals, including the calculation/estimation of time schedules and costs of the proposed work. 
  • Independently communicates on technical matters with the client.
  • Acts as technical expert on assigned projects when operating as an individual contributor and acts as Project Manager on smaller scope or specialty projects as assigned.

Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Have an Associate or Bachelor’s degree and/or five to seven (5-7) years of design/engineering experience in land development.  Residential and Commercial experience is preferred.
  • Intermediate to advanced ability to use Civil 3D software and other engineering automation tools.
  • Must be capable of correctly operating technical analysis equipment and computer equipment.
  • Must possess strong technical verbal and technical writing skills, and be able to read technical literature and engineering plans.
  • Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to apply professional knowledge to the solution of both routine and non-routine tasks and engineering activities.
  • Is expected to develop financial project management skills through assigned project work and assigned project management assignments.
  • Must exhibit maturity, professionalism and a willingness to solve internal and external client problems.
  • Must demonstrate two-way communication to effectively work with internal staff and external clients. 

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace.  Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission, and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.