Principal Engineer / Project Manager - Land Development

Raleigh, North Carolina

Posted in Consultancy

Job Info

Pennoni is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm founded more than five decades ago. We approach engineering challenges from a wider spectrum of angles than most, from land development to energy management. Our goal is to help communities and private sector clients alike navigate the ever-changing technological advancements available and learn how best to integrate “smart” solutions into the current landscape to make them a part of resilient and sustainable planning. Our combination of talent and experience generates unprecedented solutions for diverse and iconic projects around the globe.

Pennoni is hiring!  In particular, we are seeking a Principal Engineer who can also serve as our Project Manager to join our Land Development team on a full-time, direct basis at our office in Raleigh, NC.  This person will assist on multi-discipline designs for public and private site development projects. This person will also be expected to support our staff in all aspects of projects (including conceptual/planning, preliminary design, detailed development, construction documentation, permitting documents, and engineering reports).


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare civil/site engineering designs & plans for jurisdictional approval as well as permitting.
  • Work with Design staff, Engineers, and other Project Managers to complete projects.
  • Complete tasks & assignments as directed by other Project Managers (within the timeframes and budgetary constraints of the project).
  • Apply knowledge of design standards being used by various clients to develop effective engineering solutions.
  • Document solutions in an organized manner, and then accurately describe them to other Project Managers as well as the Design team.
  • Ensure effective project development by setting appropriate budgetary constraints, filing project data, meeting design criteria / client requirements, and assuring that work has been completed (including reviewed by competent personnel and a thorough QA/QC process) prior to being delivered to the client.
  • Lead meetings with clients and provide updates on project status.
  • Contribute to Business Development efforts by identifying (and helping to secure) new clients.
  • Serve as a Mentor for less-experienced staff members.
  • Additional tasks may be assigned, as needed.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (preferably Civil, Construction, Environmental, or a similar technical discipline).
  • PE credential.
  • 12+ years of professional experience working in Engineering, preferably with design, construction, and/or land development projects.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven leadership skills; Management and/or Project Management experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with residential and commercial development projects.
  • Experience working with Water Resources engineering, including stormwater management design & permitting, is a plus!
  • Proficiency with engineering tools (e.g.: CADD, project management software, etc.).
  • Experience with building and/or maintaining client relationships; Business Development experience is plus.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with minimal supervision while displaying a positive attitude.
  • Excellent organizational skills, especially with a proven ability to work in an energetic and challenging work environment on a variety of projects; this person will be expected to demonstrate a self-motivated demeanor while effectively multi-tasking and prioritizing multiple assignments.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written).
Why Work With Us?
At our core, we recognize that the unique qualities of our Pennoni individuals are essential for innovation and growth as a whole. Pennoni, an ENR Top 500 consulting engineering firm, offers many opportunities to help you build your career. We continually strive to build a great workplace where our employees trust the people they work for, enjoy the people they work with, and take pride in what they do.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

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