KDM Engineering

Sr. Civil Engineer

3+ months agoChicago, IL

Contribute your expertise, skills, and experience as a Site Civil Engineer by joining our KDM Engineering team. KDM is a growing, award-winning, minority- and woman-owned professional engineering firm focusing on electric, gas, site civil, and telecommunications engineering designs and support services.

We’re seeking a Sr. Civil Engineer with 5-10 years of site civil engineering experience, who is passionate about solving complex engineering problems and creating high-quality designs, reports, and studies that meet the needs of our clients. A PE license and experience in the utility or transportation industry are preferred.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to a project team consisting of professional engineers and designers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of all facets of civil engineering.
  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, troubleshooting, and solving a wide variety of civil engineering-related issues.
  • Act as a team lead in the coordination of detailed design phases for all aspects of civil engineering work.
  • Prepare, review, and/or approve proposals, contracts, or cost estimates.
  • Negotiate revisions, changes, and additions to contractual agreements with sub-consultants and clients.
  • Perform and/or oversee designs for underground and overhead powers installations.
  • Lead efforts to ensure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
  • Coordinate design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.
  • Interact with vendors to prepare materials and equipment purchase specifications for client recommendations.
  • Research available equipment and proven pre-engineered systems for the execution of required project designs.
  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements.
  • Perform independent reviews of work performed by others including calculations and drawing preparation.

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5-10 years of experience
  • PE license preferred.
Essential Skills:
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and/ or MicroStation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in Civil3D
Valued but not required skills and experience:
  • Knowledge of Power Distribution
  • Construction experience
  • Exposure to Passport and CEGIS/TED
  • Surveying experience
Additional Requirements:
  • Must be willing to comply with all pre-employment screening, including but not limited to, drug testing, reference verification, education and employment verification and background screening.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License
Why Choose KDM?

Established in 2012 on a promise to alter the face of engineering, KDM Engineering has built a reputation of excellence in providing outstanding technical services, maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality assurance, and offering a truly inclusive work environment.

Our clients and partners in the public and private sectors consistently recognize KDM for our responsiveness to their needs, budgets, and schedules. Our peers distinguished KDM with Edison Electric Institute's Diverse Supplier Award, Capital One and Women Presidents’ Organization’s (WPO) 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, and Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For annually for seven years.

Our talented, experienced team delivers exceptional engineering designs, project management, and customer support services to each of our projects. Our enduring commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is unmatched in our industry. Because our team comes from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, we bring uniquely different and diverse perspectives to solving complex engineering problems.

Top Reasons to Work for Us:
  • Challenging and Meaningful Work
  • Competitive Base Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Company Paid Holidays
  • Great Work-Life Balance
  • Fun and Flexible Work Environment
  • Organization with People-First Mentality
  • Dynamic Leadership Team
A Culture that Values Your Input

Full List of Benefits & Perks:
  • Positive team environment
  • Competitive salaries
  • Flexible schedules
  • Growth opportunities
  • Training and professional development
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurances
  • Paid time-off.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Volunteer leave
  • Performance bonuses
  • HRA and HSA
  • Transit program
  • Gym reimbursement
  • Career coach on-staff
  • Parental and maternity leave
  • Supportive management
  • Culture engagement group
  • Professional development assistance
  • Employee discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Quarterly team-building outings
  • Laidback office culture, including pool table, arcade games, and happy hour
  • Meditation space, nap room, and nursing mothers’ room
Equal Employment Opportunity:

KDM Engineering strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

Join us in re-engineering the future, together!


Client-provided location(s): Chicago, IL, USA
Job ID: KDM-1155