Civil Designer

The Details

Position Type

Work for Water

Position Title
Civil Designer
Position Description

As part of the Texas Water Design Center for Garver, this Civil Designer will be responsible for developing civil engineering designs in support of various projects for Garver’s Texas Water Design Center. Diversity in high-volume, custom treatment plant projects will allow this designer the opportunity to be hands-on with design, directly involved with clients, provide mentorship to team members and actively participate in marketing initiatives.

Position Salary

Commensurate with experience


Preferred Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Scope of Responsibilities

Day-to-day responsibilities include civil engineering and design support as required for a variety of water and wastewater projects, but the majority of the expected assignments will be related to developing civil engineering designs for new water and wastewater treatments plants or improvements to existing water and wastewater treatment facilities.

This will consist of developing detailed civil designs for a wide variety of projects, including water and wastewater treatment facilities, pump stations, lift stations, tanks, vaults, and other ancillary structures associated with water and sewer infrastructure projects. Typical designs will include site plans, yard piping plans and profiles, electrical duct bank plans and profiles, grading plans, drainage plans, and other supporting designs associated with civil work. The civil group will be responsible for the civil design calculations, coordination with other support discipline activities, coordination with regional offices and regulating agencies, construction cost estimating, and quality assurance and control.

In addition, the civil designer will be responsible for:
Coordination of survey services
Developing detailed plans and specifications
Quality program compliance, including ensuring delivery of quality work products that adhere to Garver standardization.
Civil standards and tools development, procurement, and training

Qualified candidates must have the following capabilities and the ability to perform the following routine functions:
Processing field data
Developing surface models
Organizing drawing structures and files
Creating and using layering standards, line types, line widths, and plot styles
Generating plan and profile drawings complete with station numbering
Developing cross sections
Calculating volume quantities
Generating coordinates, boundary information, and survey information
Producing record drawings
Be technically competent with water or wastewater engineering and civil engineering
Work within a multi-disciplined team (civil, process, structural, mechanical, electrical, and I&C) f project engineers, design engineers, and BIM Technicians in the development of various Water Business Line projects.
Manage multiple projects concurrently.
Be responsible for time management and work product quality.
Keep accurate and up-to-date project accounting on all assigned projects.
Mentor, equip, train, develop, and engage junior team members to become effective water professionals and undertake increasingly more complex assignments and responsibilities as they grow.

Occasional travel may be required, as projects may require field work for site assessment of project locations and support during construction. Due to the collaborative nature of coordination for large infrastructure projects, candidates must have the ability to seek out and resolve issues through close interaction with other project team members. In addition, the candidate shall be able to maintain a positive team attitude and interpersonal effectiveness to recruit, develop and maintain an efficient and productive civil team.

Qualifications & Experience:

8 or more years of computer aided drafting and design experience with an engineering design team

Experience using Autodesk software for detailed design, including AutoCAD and Civil 3D

Previous experience having been in responsible charge of designs, including detailed plans and specifications, for wastewater collection, water distribution improvement projects, and treatment plant projects

Must have a strong knowledge base of engineering principals including site development, treatment, collection and distribution

Must have strong communication skills (verbal and written)

Experience using Bluebeam and MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Project and Outlook

Strong teaching and coaching skills to bring new team members up to speed

Application Closing Date

January 30, 2020

Application Instructions

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