Lead Engineer, Civil

Job Locations US-FL-Tampa | US-NC-Raleigh | US-FL-Gainesville | US-FL-Jacksonville
Job ID
Regular Full-Time

About Us:

We are a highly innovative surveying and engineering company with over 60 years of industry experience serving clients throughout the US and Caribbean.  

At Pickett, we use the acronym S.O.L.V.E. to define our core values that include: Safety first, Outstanding service, Lasting relationships, Valued teamwork and Engaged culture.

“We solve the problems that matter” and we are always looking to add passionate, motivated, and qualified individuals to our rapidly expanding team.

About The Role:

As a Lead Engineer, you will primarily support our Civil Department with land development and civil engineering practices for electrical substations and transmission line right-of-way.

This role will also play a pivotal part in developing and growing our Civil Department in other regional offices.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Manage all aspects of electrical substation civil design including permitting support, site layout, grading design, retaining wall design, stormwater analysis, containment structure design, survey coordination and civil construction support
  • Development of civil construction specifications, cost estimates, engineering proposals, and project schedules
  • Provide support for transmission line right-of-way access improvement design including culvert sizing, stormwater drainage analysis, stabilization specification, construction support and inspection.
  • Assist with analyzing the design for various civil elements related to high-voltage power transmission and substation design
  • Partner with clients, vendors, permitting agencies and various other team members and stakeholders to see projects through to completion
  • Act as our “brand ambassador”, passionately representing our company both internally and externally

What You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering (required)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification (required)
  • 10+ years of related engineering experience, whether through consulting or working for an electric utility (required)
  • Project management experience (preferred)
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of managing project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Experience in civil design work experience related to: 69kV/115kV/138kV/230kV/345kV/500kV electrical substations and/or electrical switchyards including: site grading, drainage analysis, detention basin design, structural foundation, retaining wall design, geotechnical analysis, pavement design, SPCC design, SW3P design, wetland access roads and security fencing (highly preferred)
  • Technical knowledge of design codes and software (Civil 3D, AutoCAD, MicroStation and stormwater analysis programs)
  • Understanding of basic practices for evaluating engineering and design issues
  • Mindset for developing better alternatives and recommendations related to the civil group (i.e.: structure, processes, software, etc.) with the ability to communicate and apply them accordingly
  • Ability to work in a safe manner and always obey safety regulations
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • Exposure to transmission, substation, environmental, right-of-way, construction, and maintenance stakeholders
  • Ability to use a collaborative approach when working with peers or clients
  • Demonstrate a high level of comfort with sharing knowledge freely
  • Ability to identify relevant metrics and ability to apply them to the business, our clients, and projects
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work in a team environment &/or independently
  • Ability to think creatively as it relates to engineering innovation and solutions
  • Capacity to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and highly agile environment

So...Why Join Us?

You will have the opportunity to learn, grow and directly contribute to our business. You will also have a very visible and tangible impact by solving real world problems.

You will contribute significantly to the growth and development of our company while also continuing to be challenged and inspired along the way!

We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive health insurance & benefits, retirement planning support, PTO and more.


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