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Civil Engineer/Project Manager

Company: Huitt-Zollars
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

Civil Engineer/Project Manager

Job Summary: - Huitt-Zollars' Irvine, California office has an excellent full-time career opportunity for a Civil Engineer/Engineering Project Manager to work in our Federal Practice Area. This position will provide leadership, guide business development and project management on local Southern California (and beyond as needed) engineering projects. The candidate must be a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of California.

Location: Irvine, California
Employment Type: 40 FT Hours
Compensation Type: Salary
Registration(s): Professional Engineer
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE).


  • Function as a Lead Civil Engineer
  • Prepare preliminary engineering reports.
  • Research jurisdictional requirements for appropriate incorporation into design and construction drawings
  • Prepare of proposal/contract and of project work plans and schedule
  • Prepare design and construction drawings using AutoCAD and information obtained from research activities
  • Coordinate client management and marketing efforts for future work.
  • Conduct site visits and documents findings
  • Work directly with clients and directing a staff with varied levels of experience and expertise
  • Attend, record, and distribute meeting minutes and assist with general project correspondence
  • Writes or prepares graphic materials for presentations or documents -
  • Lead a team of engineers and drafters


    • BS Degree in Civil Engineering
    • Must be a licensed PE in California -with a minimum of 5-10 years of experience
    • Experience with producing accurate and complete construction plans and reports
    • Ability to work independently in a team environment and to manage multiple projects with limited supervision
    • Excellent verbal and written skills, communicating engineering information clearly and concisely
    • Ability to train staff and review work for quality assurance
    • Solid leadership and management skills, self-motivated, and possess a strong ability to meet deadlines, satisfy clients, and solve complex problems
    • Experience with CADD, site development, LID, grading, and utilities design
    • Experience with client development/relationships, and ability to generate work/projects
    • Caltrans design experience a plus
    • Highly organized and detail oriented
    • Willingness/ability to assume increased responsibilities when presented
    • Consistently deliver proactive communication with clients. When client issues arise, address or expeditiously escalate to discipline lead
    • Develop relationships with clients that allows for ease in communications and problem solving
    • Initiate and lead kickoff calls or high-level design calls with client in addition to preparing monthly forecasting and client cost estimates when appropriate
    • Troubleshoot issues and recommend solutions, effectively implement and document for internal and external stakeholders


      • Acquires, understands, and applies technical and professional knowledge and skills to perform job effectively, efficiently, and safely. - Understands and adheres to Huitt-Zollars policies and procedures. -Stays abreast of trends and pending changes within assigned area of responsibility.
      • Establishes, enforces, and drives policies that promotes Company vision and culture to achieve company objectives. -
      • Strong business acumen. Offers excellent communication and presentation skills in an organized, professional manner.
      • Ability to nurture and maintain key relationships internally and externally through communication and diplomacy. -
      • Contributes to a positive and productive team-oriented environment. Offers open communication/feedback within the team. Minimizes conflict and builds collaboration to maintain productive team. -

        About Huitt-Zollars:

        • Huitt-Zollars, Inc. is a privately held, 100% employee-owned leading Architectural and Engineering (A/E) firm since being established in 1975. Since then, our firm has been providing innovative planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build services to our clients. -
        • Located in more than 20 locations throughout 10 different US states, Huitt-Zollars holds a vision to improve the environment in which we live, work, and play. Employees/co-owners can expect to collaborate with their team, listen to client and community needs, and deliver world-class professional services. Learn more about a career with #teamHZ by viewing our LinkedIN Life page.

          Benefits & Perks:

          • Health insurance (BCBS TX BlueChoice PPO)
          • Dental insurance (BCBS TX BlueChoice PPO)
          • Vision insurance (BCBS TX BlueChoice PPO)
          • MDLive Telehealth
          • Employer-Paid Short- & Long-Term disability
          • 8 Paid Holidays
          • Employee Morale/Teambuilding events and activities
          • Paid Vacation/Annual Leave
          • Paid Sick Leave
          • Tuition Reimbursement
          • Commuter Benefits
          • Professional Societies and Registrations Fee Reimbursements
          • Term Life / AD&D insurance
          • Cancer and Specified Disease insurance
          • Two retirement plans: 401(k) and an ESOP

            Physical Requirements:

            • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
            • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
            • The employee must be able to concentrate on details, work under deadline pressures, apply sound logic and judgment, and prioritize tasks and responsibilities

              Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Huitt-Zollars in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. Currently, Huitt-Zollars does not sponsor H1-B or any other work visa petitions.

              Huitt-Zollars does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters without a previously signed third-party agreement. Any unsolicited third-party resumes forwarded by recruiters to any Huitt-Zollars hiring manager or employee will be considered public information, may be treated as a direct application from the person identified in the resume, and will not be eligible for placement fee payment to the agency submitting the unsolicited resume. -Huitt-Zollars will not pay a fee to a third-party recruiter or agency that has not coordinated their recruiting activity with the appropriate member of the Human Resources team and without an active, fully executed service agreement. -

              Annual Base Salary Range: $143,000-$164,000 depending on experience and qualifications of the selected candidate(s). The expected salary range for this position is displayed in accordance with the California Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The final agreed upon compensation is based on the success candidate's individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The total annual compensation package will consist of a base salary and consideration to participate in our discretionary annual bonus incentive program.

              Apply -online at:
              Job ID No: SD002

              Huitt-Zollars is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or any other legally protected status. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company will make reasonable accommodations to assist in the application process upon the request of an applicant. No question on this application is intended to secure information to be used for discriminatory purposes.

              This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 60-300.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Keywords: Huitt-Zollars, Irvine , Civil Engineer/Project Manager, Executive , Irvine, California

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