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Collins Engineers, Inc. Civil Site Project Manager in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Want to work for a top structural engineering firm, but still retain that small company feel with a family atmosphere? Collins makes its people and culture a top priority, while providing the opportunity to work on a varied mix of interesting and unique projects. Collins is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm, providing design and analysis services coupled with field experience to the transportation, marine, construction, and land development industries. As a mid-size, but growing, multi-disciplined civil engineering and professional services firm, Collins is a great place to grow your career.

Collins has an opening for a Site Civil Project Manager in our Milwaukee, WI office. The successful candidate will have experience in Project Management, site grading and drainage and utility design. Excellent communication skills are required as you will be interacting with and leading both your team and the projects, as well as client interaction with permitting agencies. This is a great opportunity for the Engineer who would like to get into Project Management.

This position will provide the opportunity for growth, where continuing development and participation in professional societies will be encouraged and supported.


The Civil Project Manager I performs higher level assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard and moderate engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. Supervisor screens assignments for unusual complexities and selects non-routine techniques and procedures to be applied. Has some responsibility for direction of engineers and drafters.

Position Description

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepares and designs plans for site grading, drainage, paving, utilities, and roadways for public and private sector clients. Contributes significantly to projects of all sizes.

  • Prepares hydrology, earthwork, and roadway plans and profile evaluations.

  • Assists in collecting due diligence information and preparing concept site engineering plans.

  • Contributes significantly to the preparation of engineering reports, plans, and specifications.

  • Prepares submittals to State, Municipal, and other agencies.

  • Applies judgment on design decisions and selects from standard engineering techniques and alternatives.

  • Makes independent decisions within a general framework and work within agreed upon timelines and budgets.

  • Interacts with other departments and offices in order to coordinate work.

  • Is active in technical societies.

  • Works closely with a Senior Project Manager to gain project management experience.

  • Responsible for moderately difficult engineering projects in field or office in accordance with plans and specifications.

  • Works directly with clients.

  • Responsible for project schedules and timely completion of projects.

  • Monitors project budgets.

  • Ensures accurate client billings and monitors outstanding accounts receivable.

  • Assists in proposal preparation, project scoping, estimating project costs, project planning, and project quality.

  • Is available to attend meetings or events outside of normal working hours.

  • Provides direction to Civil Engineers and Engineering Technicians.

  • Actively observes and acts in an appropriate manner related to safety.

  • Ensures that staff needing specialized training in health and safety procedures and practices receives such training and that safety is discussed as an important aspect of their work.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year university, plus appropriate continuing education and a minimum of 4-5 years experience.

  • Has proficient knowledge of hydrology, AutoCAD and Civil 3D software.


  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) or ability to obtain within 1 year

  • Valid driver's license

Additional Information

View physical demands and our commitment to safety (https://collinsengrs.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=64&hashed=305894994) . Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

As a federal contractor, Collins Engineers is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

Notice to Third Party Agencies (https://collinsengrs.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=63&hashed=-770658415)

Collins Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.

For more information, please download the below documents:

EEO is the Law Poster (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) | EEO is the Law Supplement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf) | Pay Transparency Policy Statement (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

*Note: to enable links and learn more about our benefits and culture, please view this posting on the Collins website athttps://www.collinsengr.com/careers/benefits/.

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Job LocationsUS-WI-Milwaukee

ID 2022-1712

Category Engineering

Type Full Time