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Personnel World, Inc. Design Engineer in Lansing, Michigan

Design Engineer

Direct Hire

Located in Lansing, MI

Salary: $71,592.13-$93,646.08 (salary potentially higher depending on years of experience and training pending approval)


Design Engineer General Summary: 

Under the supervision of the Director of Engineering or designee performs a variety of tasks related to the design of road and bridge improvements, construction projects, and traffic engineering.  Work assignments may involve all phases of the engineering function from the initial feasibility study through final implementation and construction.  Oversees and coordinates the activities of assigned technical personnel in drawing plans, writing specifications, and with the acquisition of rights of way.  Works with parties, affected by construction projects or maintenance projects to adjust project design to conform to field conditions and meet needs and concerns.  Attends project public hearings and engages the public regarding proposed construction projects. Assist with planning and organizing the work of Engineering Technicians on a project basis.  Monitors project expenditures and maintains project budgets.


Design Engineer Essential functions: 

  • Oversees and coordinates project-level activities of technical personnel in drawing plans, writing specifications, and acquisition of rights of way. Develops design plans within budget and time constraints. 
  • Analyzes field data collected at project sites and uses engineering design guidelines to design, draw plans, and develop specifications for road and bridge improvement projects. 
  • Works with consultants, when appropriate, to design projects.  Reviews construction plans and specifications for construction projects.   Prepares bid documents and specifications for contracted work.  Maintains project files, updating them as work progresses, and prepares pay estimates.   May inspect construction projects in progress and upon completion.
  • Works with various state and federal agencies to comply with reporting requirements on projects that are partially or totally funded by those agencies.  Reports include preliminary design, grade inspection, final design, drawing and bid document submission, and letting the project for bid.   Monitors and reports project budgets by funding source.
  • Oversees and coordinates acquisition of rights of way needed for the completion of Road Department projects including meeting and negotiating with property owners. Works with department counsel and senior staff on legal matter pertaining to right of way issues.
  • Works to determine actual field conditions and helps adjusts project design or construction to fit those conditions. Performs construction engineering as assigned, including inspection duties. Assists senior staff with parties affected by road projects, when applicable, alters design to address the concerns of adjacent property owners, drain commission, utility companies, and other impacted organizations.
  • Participates in the planning process by collaborating with other professional staff to evaluate the need for road project improvements. 
  • Provides information to the public and attends public hearings and stakeholder meetings concerning road and bridge improvement projects and other Road Department activities.
  • Provides technology assistance in modifying computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) software to maximize staff efficiency.
  • Attends professional engineering events and seminars and reads literature in the field to keep current with techniques in design, construction, and management. Updates technical staff on changes in engineering standards.
  • Executes the responsibilities of the Director of Engineering when absent, according to lawful and ethical standards.


Design Engineer Other Functions:

Performs other du