Engineering Practice Lead / VP
Civil Engineer PE
Land Development;Heavy Civil;Geotechnical;Public Works
JN -022021-325

Certis is looking for a Practice Leader to join a small Engineering firm. The ideal candidate is well versed in multiple engineering disciplines including general civil, construction management, geotechnical engineering, and construction materials testing and inspection.



·       Assist with the preparation of proposals including write ups on project specific approach, scope, selection of staff, prior project experience, consultants, preparation of fee proposals, etc.

Project Management

·       Participate in contract negotiations, approve client billing, and secure contract amendments for changes to scope and fees

·       Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling project team activities.

·       Work closely with project managers to develop project scopes and schedules and track and maintain project budgets.

·       May interact with clients, contractors, stakeholders and relevant agencies.

Staff Management

·       Provides oversight and direction to Engineering team leaders

·       Provides guidance, mentoring, development and performance feedback on a regular basis

·       Participates in the hiring process for most Engineering roles in the firm

·       Participates in budgeting and monitors financial performance

Technical Responsibilities

·       Performs functions as Geotechnical Engineer for owners and civil engineers in the design of on-site and off-site improvements for planning and construction of commercial, industrial and/or residential projects, and design of grading, drainage, utilities and stormwater treatment

·       Prepare civil engineering calculations, SWPPP’s and other engineering reports for storm water permitting projects

·       Construction cost estimating for earthwork projects

·       Coordination with municipalities, clients, and subconsultants for environmental and engineering services

·       Manages Materials Testing and Special Inspection (MTSI) services


·       Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Master’s preferred

·       10+ years of experience in multiple discipline engineering (Civil, Geotech, Construction Management, MTSI)

·       Professional Engineering and/or Geotechnical Engineering License, CA

·       Additional certifications a plus, i.e. (LIST)

·       Experience managing a staff

·       Project management experience

·       General knowledge of computers, Microsoft office, Internet, etc.

·       Experience with or ability to oversee AutoCAD Civil 3D to design and prepare plans

·       Additional software experience a plus, Deltek Vision, LIST

See Experience Requirements.