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General Information


Job title: Senior Engineer I
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Job location: Farmington, NM  87401 United States
Requisition code: 200926
Date posted: 09/07/2017
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Long-term Disability Insurance
Short-term Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Wellness Program
Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Professional Development
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Personal Leave
Maternity and Paternity Leave
Jury Duty Pay
Job category:Land Development
Public Works
Civil Engineering
Highway Engineering
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Job Description

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SMA is recruiting for a Senior Engineer I or II in the General Civil business line.  The position is located in the Farmington, NM office. This position requires a bachelors and/or master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and a minimum of 7 years experience in site civil engineering. The preferred candidate will be a member of a professional organization and have a New Mexico PE registration. 

- Initiate projects- with assistance from principal or senor to establish project teams and complete project teams. For assigned projects, complete project initiation documents: detailed work scope/outline, budget, and schedule for completion.
- Manage project implementation, with assigned project team, ensure all steps and procedures are under SOPs and completion is as planned and scheduled. This includes keeping client informed with status of project and providing adequate management, advice and support to member of the project team.
- Applies broad knowledge of principles and practices in a specific practice area.
Coordinate/communicate with peers- may work with other engineers and project managers to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.
- With senior supervision evaluates, selects and adapts standard techniques, procedures and criteria
- Maintain project status- keep the project status reporting system (database) current with actions and changes on assigned projects so the overall organization is able to respond to client requests.
- Acquires broad knowledge of principles and practices of related fields and the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
- Prepares high quality reports and ensures that the review process and other quality control guidelines are followed and that final reports and presentations are completed per SOPs
Business/Fiscal Management
- Communicate Opportunities- Communicate/ present potential new business or resource information, competitive situations, or technology/ regulatory factors to the company.
- Control costs- as part of the management of each project, ensure costs are kept in line with the original budget for time, travel and material expenses. Discuss variations with supervisor
- Maximizes project profitability through appropriate project budgeting/pricing, utilization of resources and cost controls, and maximization of the profit margin on individual projects
- Be a Public Relations Ambassador - Be proactive in presenting and communicating the capabilities and strengths of the company to the public.
Relationship Building:
- Solicit New Clients/Projects - In interfacing with potential or existing clients, listen for and seek out new projects that may exist or are being formulated. Set up meetings and/or participate in the development of proposals as requested.
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Job Requirements

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- Licensed professional Engineer in the state of New Mexico and able to obtain adjacent state licensure
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university
- A minimum 5 years of professional engineering experience with increasing experience and responsibility.
- Experience in the following: Storm water modeling/design, grading/drainage, site development, wastewater design, water design and/or transportation design. Position title dependent upon experience.
Language Skills:
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to question from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Reasoning Ability:
- Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Abilty to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in ,mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Other Skills And Abilities:
- Must have the ability to operate a computer and the following minimum software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project, AutoCAD (Civil 3D). Candidates shall list all software they are proficient with on their resume.
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