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General Information


Job title: Director of Civil Engineering
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Job location: Portland, OR  97224 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 09/29/2017
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: 3 medical plan options
2 dental plan options
Vision plan option
Paid at 100% for employees
Flexible Benefit Plan (Section 125 Plan)
Short term disability insurance policy (company-paid)
Competitive salary based on experience
Discretionary Profit Share Program
$50,000 term life policy
Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
Professional education & licensure allowance
In-house continuing education opportunities
Job category:Civil Engineering
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Job Description

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Westlake Consultants, Inc. is a well established consulting firm in the Portland metropolitan area. We were founded in 1983, and have provided collaborative, responsive surveying, civil engineering and land use planning since that time. We maintain a list of valuable, long-term clients. With an eye to new technologies and opportunities, we have expanded our capabilities to include 3D laser scanning in our survey group, and civil design services for renewable energy projects.

This position requires experience managing project teams to plan and prepare construction documents for general civil projects in accordance with both local (city and county) standards and guidelines. Activities require coordinating civil design with land use planning and surveying components. Position requires technical design background in design of streets, sanitary sewer, water and storm drain and current water quality requirements. In addition, management of the civil department requires a dynamic person for networking, developing and sustaining clientele for the firm and overseeing financial aspects of the department.


• Oversee, coordinate, plan and administer small to medium size site civil projects;
• Coordinate and communicate with Principals to help guide and grow the firm;
• Manage and mentor civil design staff, helping them to set and meet personal and professional goals;
• Ensure the integrity and completeness of all civil designs with strong QA/QC procedures;
• Establish and maintain client relationships; ensure client satisfaction; ensure client objectives are met;
• Responsible for marketing, writing proposals, estimating work, maintaining and developing key client relationships;
• To be active in professional organizations and at professional functions;
• Train and mentor young professionals new to the profession;
• Scheduling of staff to meet deadlines with deliverables.
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Job Requirements

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• BSCE required;
• OR PE required--licenses in other states a plus
• 10 - 15 years of engineering experience with a background in site civil design, including a combination of roadway, traffic, stormwater, irrigation design and utility relocations;
• Solid understanding of civil design and construction standards, and environmental conditions / constraints;
• Must possess a proven history of meeting project deadlines and budgets;
• Demonstrated skills developing relationships with municipal, county and state agencies in support of site civil projects;
• Experience with AutoCAD, Civil 3D, hydrology modeling and MS software applications (including MS Project);
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills with clients, staff and management;
• Experience with project estimating, task-hour allocations and cost accounting methods for project management.
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