Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) Project Manager

The Rios Group, Inc. - Subsurface Utility Engineering
Round Rock, Texas
Generous Compensation, + bonus and employer paid benefits
May 24, 2022
Jul 23, 2022
Position Type
Project Manager
Contract Type
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering

The Project Manager/Professional Engineer (PM/PE) manages all aspects of his/her assigned public and private civil Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) projects, including field work, deliverables and client communication, under the direction of the Branch Manager. The PM/PE has a thorough knowledge of the methods, practices, and procedures to provide Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services. The PM/PE operates under a certain degree of autonomy using the staff and resources allocated to them to provide top quality service to the client while meeting profitability goals. The PM/PE position is a salaried, exempt from overtime position, and may require working more than 40 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions

  • Able to apply ASCE standard Civil Engineering practices to assigned SUE projects.
  • Able to perform project assignments within the scope of work and guidelines defined, within the time and schedule allocations provided. These assignments will include, but are not limited to:
    • Preparing client proposals and estimates
    • Coordinating permits as needed for project execution
    • Contacting local, state and federal agencies and client personnel to request and check data, reports, and other material, as needed
    • Reviewing and processing field data on assigned projects, recognizing discrepancies in results.
    • Preparing engineering documents using AutoCAD and/or Microstation software platforms, and assembling project deliverable packages
    • Reviewing invoices and preparing/reviewing progress reports to client
  • Able to QA/QC deliverables of peer PM’s
  • Able to communicate clearly with other company personnel, including other Project Managers, Field Staff, Administration, and Leadership via telephone, text and email.
  • Able to communicate clearly with client personnel and subconsultants via telephone, text and email
  • Able to represent the firm at client meetings in a professional manner
  • Able to report to work on-time


  • Education (Minimum) - B.S. degree in Civil Engineering
  • Certification – Professional Engineer, Civil, in Texas
  • Previous Engineering experience in SUE highly preferred, Minimum of 5 years of experience in related Civil Engineering field required
  • Previous experience in Utility Coordination a plus, but not required
  • Mastery of MS Office products, i.e.: MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook
  • Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is a plus
  • Proficient technical writing skills
  • Must pass pre-employment drug & alcohol screenings
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States 

Minimum Physical Requirements

  • Sit for up to 8 hours
  • May be required to go out to job site, walking long distances
  • Able to tolerate stress during peak work hours

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