Senior Civil Engineer

at Hanson Professional Services Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Profile :

This role will be a combination of technical production and staff development. The Senior Civil Engineer will interface with the project managers located in a variety of geographies to produce the various deliverables required as part of our Civil Sitework discipline. Technically, this engineer will be called upon as a project lead on tasks that include many fundamentals of civil engineering. The design of pavements, ancillary roadways and parking facilities, site adaptation and new site design for buildings and other structures, stormwater management, basic utility designs, grading and drainage for major civil works and landfills, reflect projects associated with this position.

To qualify the candidate will possess 8-15 years of civil engineering experience with an emphasis in civil site design and be seeking: 1) an environment that offers both autonomous work circumstances balanced with the comradery of working as part of a team. 2) experience managing or coordinating subordinate design staff across multiple offices in varying regions, 3) be seeking upward growth opportunities, 4) possess a practical project accounting knowledge and a verifiable ability to produce high-quality products within budget, and 5) will function equally effective in both client-facing and internal-facing circumstances.

The ideal candidate will additionally present a resume containing Department of Defense project work (building site, airfield, heavy civil, anti-terrorism force protection (ATFP)) and a familiarity with the various branches of the military, and the respective organizational structure.

A Day in the Life of a Civil Engineer at Hanson

Here’s a snapshot of what you would do in this role:

+ Day-to-day task completion of civil site design, perform engineering duties including project need assessments and justification, preparation of supporting calculations, authoring of engineering reports and technical documentation, and development and review of project bidding documents.

+ Perform construction administration duties including submittal review, review of contractor pay applications, evaluating construction progress for compliance with contract documents, and the direction of testing and engineering support personnel and subconsultants.

+ Coordinate and communicate field construction activities with client, contractor, and design team.

+ Attend and/or facilitate meetings with current and future clients.

+ Provide leadership to subordinate design staff, including mentoring, training, and production assistance.

+ Interface with leadership to assess performance.

What We’re Looking For

We feel the following qualifications would set you up for success in this role:

Technical Skills

+ AutoCAD/Civil 3D proficiencies.

+ ArcGIS proficiencies.

+ Familiarity with civil design practices within the Midwest with a desire, willingness, and ability to learn and apply the same in new geographies.

+ Experience coordinating with private and public utility providers.

+ Experience interacting with peer disciplines including but not limited to architectural, structural, heavy rail, aviation, roadways, water resources, water/wastewater, and electrical.

Soft Skills

+ Possess an understanding of local regulations pertaining to site design, and a related network of professional contacts.

+ The ability to adeptly interface with clients, construction contractors, vendors, and utility providers to productively resolve design and field related conflicts as they arise.

+ Must be able to collaborate remotely with colleagues in other offices

+ Must be able to build productive relationships with internal and external clients.

+ Effective written and oral communication skills, including being able to communicate complex technical concepts both visually and in text, to other engineers, clients, and public stakeholders.

+ Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills.

+ Sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client-deadlines.

+ Be interested in experiencing a variety of assignments.

+ A record of supervision of subordinate design staff, including mentoring, goalsetting, and performance review.


+ A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

+ A minimum of 6 years of civil design experience if all other qualifications described herein are met.

+ At minimum, possess an active Professional Engineers license in Illinois or the ability to obtain within six (6) months.

Working at Hanson:

+ Work assignment flexibility including being available to travel for out-of-town assignments, primarily daytrips or evening attendance of local client meetings.

+ Hours worked will vary based on project demands, including occasional, periodic overtime.


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page ( for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

? At Hanson, our people are what distinguishes us.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm providing a full range of engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the United States. With innovative spirit and a drive to continuously improve, our people go the extra mile to give our clients the best possible results.

Those efforts have helped us maintain our status as one of the top firms in the engineering industry. We’re large enough to take on exciting, challenging projects; but small enough to know and inspire each other along the way.

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Job Posting: JC228275366

Posted On: Nov 10, 2022

Updated On: Nov 29, 2023

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