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PEA Group Civil Staff Engineer II in Brighton, Michigan

The Staff Engineer II performs engineering design and analysis on projects and programs ensuring technical competence and compliance with all current codes and criteria. Assists with the preparation of permit applications, material testing, drawings, and computer aided design (CAD) work.

  • Assess feasibility and soundness of proposed site civil and development features.

  • Prepares engineering analysis, design, calculations, drawing and reports for a portion or all of a project under the direction of Project Engineers.

  • Works with dynamic design teams including landscape architects, land use planners, attorneys, owners, and facility managers.

  • Performs construction assistance related tasks including responding to RFI (Request for Information), visiting job sites, reviewing submittals, and coordinating with design team for revisions.

  • Assist with the preparation of technical proposals, cost estimates, plans, technical specifications, and reports, including day to day correspondences.

  • Prepares plan review, permit applications, analyze zoning ordinances, and land use.

  • Research code issues and work with City, State, and County officials.

  • Attends and participates in project meetings.

  • Stays current on legal and industry regulations.

  • Performs other related duties or responsibilities, as assigned or requested.

  • May assist in performing survey, geotechnical testing, constructions materials testing tasks.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2-3 years of demonstrated site development experience including site layout, grading, sewer and other utility design, pavement design, permitting, budgeting, jurisdictional agency interaction, and other related project activities.

  • Thorough knowledge of civil engineering principles, practices and methods.

  • Residential, commercial or industrial land development project experience is preferred.

  • In-depth experience using AutoCAD for land development applications, Civil 3D preferred but not required.

  • Working knowledge of typical computer software programs used for civil engineering design and management (Microsoft Office, etc.)

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Self-motivated and responsible.

  • Effective written and verbal communication is necessary.

  • Ability to work on several projects concurrently, prioritize work load and cope with tight timelines to meet all deadlines without compromising quality.

  • Proficient with the use of computers including spreadsheets, word processing, and engineering software and ability to prepare electronic design calculation documents.

  • Ability to work collaboratively on a project team.

  • Ability to manage time effectively and demonstrates good time-management skills.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills; complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound engineering judgment.

  • Strong attention to detail and has an aptitude for noticing small errors on engineering designs.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the survey, inspection and testing at various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.


This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and overtime as required.


Travel will be required to respective job sites and is primarily local during the business day.

ID: 2021-1105

External Company Name: PEA Group

Street: 7927 Nemco Way