Civil Site Designer

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

Job Description

Civil Site Designer

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a candidate to fill a full time Civil Site Designer position in either our McHenry, IL or Houston, TX office. Consideration of additional locations for the right candidate could include Lisle, IL; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Springfield, IL; or Peoria, IL.

Position Profile

This person is expected to work as part of multidisciplinary design teams to plan and execute infrastructure projects for a variety of clients primarily within the industrial, site development, ports/multimodal freight, and manufacturing areas, with additional work with local governments, and State Departments of Transportation. Projects are likely to include reconstruction and rehabilitation of industrial infrastructure such as roads, rail, utilities; highways and roads, bridge replacements, culverts and storm sewer, rail grade crossings, signing, pavement marking, and traffic control plans for construction. Greenfield and Brownfield projects may include site development or redevelopment. Position requires the ability to serve as a key member of the project design team developing designs and providing direction to entry level designers and CADD/Technician staff in the areas of civil and site design including, but not limited to; grading, storm water design, rail and roadways, utilities, and agency and railroad coordination. Position requires the ability to work on a variety of projects, take direction from multiple project managers, and coordinate with other staff.

A Day in the Life of a Civil Designer at Hanson

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

+ Work within the Logistics Discipline as a key member supporting design development for predominately industrial clients across the nation and North and Central America.

+ Preparation of design calculations.

+ Preparation of construction documents for rehabilitation of industrial infrastructure such as roads, rail, utilities; and highways and roads, culverts and storm sewer, rail grade crossings, signing, pavement marking, and traffic control plans for construction.

+ Deliver design tasks on time and within budget.

+ Provide technical support to other areas of Hanson.

+ Review contractor submittals and observe construction on-site to assess conformance with plans and specifications.

+ Other duties as assigned.

What We’re Looking For

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


+ A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field is required.

+ 2-5 years of general civil engineering experience with an emphasis on site development. Experience with railway and/or roadway engineering design is a plus.


+ Seeking upward growth opportunities including advancement to client, project, or technical leadership roles within Hanson are available with satisfactory performance.

+ Demonstrated ability to communicate and grow relationships with all levels of staff within internal and external agencies and clients.

+ Effective oral communication and technical writing ability.

+ Experience with AutoCAD/Civil3D software is preferred. Comparable experience with Microstation/PowerGeopak/Inroads (OpenRoads Designer), coupled with the willingness and capability to learn AutoCAD/Civil3D is also acceptable.

Working at Hanson:

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

+ Must be able to complete assignments on schedule and budget

+ Candidate must be willing to accept out-of-town travel assignments and to work overtime to meet project demands.

+ Flexible work schedule available.

+ Partial remote work option may be available in the future, based on satisfactory project and job performance.


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: JC240046864

Posted On: May 11, 2023

Updated On: Dec 02, 2023

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