AKS Engineering & Forestry Civil Engineer (Land Development) in Vancouver, Washington
AKS Engineering & Forestry (AKS) is seeking a professional civil engineer as a full‐time Land Development Project Manager for our Vancouver, Washington office. You will work closely with our principals and multidisciplinary task leads on a mix of projects throughout the region. This opening is ideal for a registered professional who can take the lead on design of private land development projects and can independently manage projects. AKS offers a supportive work environment with an excellent benefit package and an outstanding opportunity for personal and professional growth.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
A minimum of 10+ years' experience in civil engineering design related to private land development projects.
A Bachelors degree in civil engineering or equivalent degree (required).
Oregon or Washington Professional Engineer (PE) civil license (required).
Ability to identify and pursue business development opportunities.
Demonstrated experience as project manager successfully delivering site development projects in Washington.
Knowledge and familiarity with local codes and agency standards.
Basic understanding of financial reports, solid time management, and follow‐through skills, and the proven ability to manage a multi‐disciplinary team with a positive, flexible approach.
Various civil engineering technical skills required including good organizational skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills including proposal and report writing.
Self‐motivated, proactive, and detail‐oriented.
Ability to work quickly, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Reputation for high level of client service.
Experience and or training in project management.
Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/InRoads design experience.
Possess valid US drivers license.
Job Functions & Responsibilities: You will provide project management and leadership of site development projects working with our hard-working team. Depending on your background and interest, you could manage residential, industrial, commercial, education, or recreational projects. Our collaborative team environment provides the resources of in-house technical experts to help you meet the needs of clients. You may also manage outside subconsultants for other necessary expertise. If you are a highly motivated individual who takes pride in your work and wants to provide clients with the highest level of quality and service, then you will want to talk with us. You will be rewarded for taking a proactive approach to managing, effectively handling multiple priorities, maintaining relationships with clients, and producing high quality work. Knowledge and familiarity with local codes and agency standards is important to this job as you will be managing projects throughout the Portland-metropolitan area. Specific responsibilities of this job include:
Identifying and pursuing new opportunities in providing services for site development projects.
Managing and mentoring engineering staff to develop plans, specifications, and reports.
Stamping final deliverables.
Developing and managing project scope, budget, and schedule.
Providing technical leadership for project design team.
Coordinating with other in-house disciplines, as well as outside subconsultants.
Providing QA/QC review of deliverables.
Managing all components of the project from proposal through construction.
Performing site and infrastructure design per county/city standards and maintaining good communication with the planning/engineering staff of the jurisdiction to minimize future changes and misunderstandings.
Networking with clients, agency personnel, and colleagues to build/maintain professional network.
Maintaining relationships with clients to develop future opportunities.
Actively participating in monthly in-house Project Management Meetings.
Driving company-owned vehicle to job sites and meetings.
Doing what needs to be done.
AKS Engineering & Forestry is a locally owned multi-discipline engineering consulting firm focused on developing infrastructure for private and public clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Remaining true to our values and diligently maintaining our focus on quality enables our staff to thrive and grow. With six offices and over 26 years in business, AKS is a well-respected and trusted resource to a broad portfolio of clients providing a unique and diverse combination of services.
- Civil Engineering - Land, Aerial, and Hydrographic Surveying
- Land Use Planning - Landscape Architecture
- Forestry/Forest Engineering - Arboriculture
- Natural Resources - Water Resources
- Construction Support Services - GIS
AKS is recognized annually as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon and Southwest Washington. With a reputation built on personal responsibility, straight answers, practical solutions, and client and employee service, AKS has become a highly sought-after place to work. We care deeply about building long-term relationships at all levels of our organization and look for opportunities to share meals together every week, go on teambuilding adventures, make team site visits, and host events that bring our people and clients together.
We are organized around multidisciplinary teams that follow a project from conception through construction. We function as one team, one company, one community, and empower our employees to deliver their best work to evolve, grow, and succeed.
AKS proudly offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, immediately vested 401k matching, and additional benefits and special perks. Including:
Opportunities for personal and professional development, mentorship, advancement, and training
Collaborative team environment, fun atmosphere, all staff, and team events
Security working for an established, reputable, stable, and successful company
Weekly lunches with dining area set up to encourage staff to spend unstructured time together
Flexible work schedule, vacations, and time off
Visit our website for more information on the work we do, and all that AKS offers.
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