Senior-Level Civil Engineer

Syracuse or Buffalo, New York
Commensurate with experience
May 05, 2022
Jun 04, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering

GZA GeoEnvironmental of New York (GZA) is seeking a Senior-Level Civil Engineer with 5+ years of experience to lead our Civil Engineering Team in our Syracuse, New York office.  The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced civil engineering consulting professional with civil engineering design skills, technical analysis skills, construction phase engineering experience, and regulatory knowledge.  The qualified individual has experience in civil or environmental engineering and is capable of planning, coordinating, and performing projects in compliance with state and local laws and regulations.  

As a senior Civil Engineer, you will work as part of a project team of dedicated staff of diverse professionals under the guidance of our Principal Engineers.  Together, we plan, design, permit, and support construction of a variety of projects including: electric utilities, renewable energy civil site design, and stormwater infrastructure. Our close-knit culture and multidisciplinary environment here at GZA will allow you to grow professionally.  You will lead a team of civil design (CAD) engineers and drafters, and work with other regional GZA offices in New York and New England states.  Our success relies on this collaborative environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with GZA’s Energy, Environmental, and Water Resources teams in a collaborative manner to successfully complete projects
  • Planning and design support for stormwater management
  • Conducting/reviewing civil and hydrologic/hydraulic engineering technical analyses/calculations
  • Development of permit-level site plans, stormwater management design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, stormwater pollution plans (SWPPPs), and stormwater drainage reports
  • 5 or more years of civil engineering experience (preferably in power/solar/wind development/land development
  • Development of design drawings and technical specifications
  • Providing technical input for permit application packages
  • Communicating effectively and efficiently with clients and team members
  • Preparing reports with Principal guidance and review
  • Developing health and safety plans and managing implementation and compliance with GZA Health and Safety programs, policies, and procedures during on-site activities
  • Overseeing and documenting civil construction projects
  • Project management duties including oversight of project team, preparation of schedules schedule and budget tracking and client relationships
  • Experience with business development efforts including proposal preparation, client management and project interviews.


  • NY Professional Engineer’s License or ability to obtain within 6 months to 1 year, out of state PE’s with ability to transfer to NY will be considered.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering required (Masters of Science degree preferred).
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a professional attitude and ability to work well with other professionals and contractors.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to prepare clear and concise letters, memoranda, technical reports, proposals, and figures.
  • Experience in site development, grading, stormwater design, erosion & sediment control
  • Responsive attitude when interacting with staff, peers, management and clients.
  • Experience using AutoCAD/Civil 3D
  • Knowledge of and experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software preferred, including: HECHMS, HECRAS, FLO2D, HydroCAD, HydraFlow, StormCAD, ICPR4, and/or CulvertMaster.
  • Ability to travel locally and regionally, infrequently for overnight stays.
  • OSHA 10-hour Construction training is a plus.

About GZA:

  • Excellent professional development and enrichment, including technical training
  • Exciting, friendly and flexible work environment
  • Generous, company-subsidized benefits package, including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and 401K retirement plan.

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm with a history of more than 50 years of providing innovative engineering solutions to improve the natural and built environment.  We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on environmental, geotechnical, water, ecological, and construction management services.  With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA’s experts provide seamless integration across practice areas, client types, and project locations. 

GZA values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.

This is a full time position