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Civil Engineer II 

About the Organization What is it you want out of your career?

If you're looking for an opportunity to grow, to be challenged, to work hard and to be part of a growing team, then Progressive AE may be the place for you. We work hard to surround ourselves with professionals who are more than just good at their job. We want engineers, architects, designers and support staff who have a desire to help shape our company. We need colleagues who will help us grow by thinking outside their job description. The work we do here is challenging, and sometimes the hours are long. But we're committed to serving our clients and providing the best solutions possible.

Progressive AE is a full-service, forward-thinking design firm. With offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Charlotte, North Carolina, we work on projects around the country that offer a variety and challenge you won't find at many other firms. And we don't relegate creativity just to 'creatives'-we encourage original thinking in every part of the organization-from support staff to engineering.

Since we're an employee-owned company, you'll be able to see the benefits of your hard work. And in return, we'll invest in you. This includes an in-depth wellness program with fitness classes and health coaching, flexible schedules, continuing education, mentorship, volunteer opportunities and internal leadership positions. In fact, we've been named one of the Best & Brightest Places to Work for more than 12 straight years, named Business Leader of the Year, received the Community and Educational Partnership Awards, and are the proud winners of the Governor's Fitness Award.

We want to be the best. Are you right person to help us?
Category Civil Engineering  
Location Grand Rapids, MI  


As the Civil Engineer II, you will assist project managers and other engineers with plan design and production for civil design projects by preparing site plans, utility plans, construction documents, road and grading plans and right-of-way plans using AutoCAD Civil 3D software. You will provide professional support in the design and production of complex public and private municipal infrastructure projects, including storm and sanitary sewer, water supply, pump stations, and wastewater treatment plants.



  • Contribute to project goal setting.
  • Lead effective meetings and help other team members to be successful.
  • Ensure the team achieves project schedules and budgets.
  • Model positive behaviors, values, mutual respect, collaboration, and ethical standards of the practice.


  • Manage multiple projects in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Lead project teams, assign duties to other team members, and monitor overall project progress.
  • Complete projects within developed project scope and available resources.
  • Understand and execute project plans.
  • Review designs and complete field investigation to diagnose problems.
  • Monitor project and alert the project team members when changes occur in the project scope or schedule.
  • Seal documents when applicable.

Project Quality

  • Participate in a team-oriented environment as well as function independently.
  • Maintain multiple project assignments and work with multiple project engineers.
  • Assist with engineering service proposals including estimates of time required to complete a project.
  • Develop reports and preliminary concepts and full design phase deliverables including drawings, specifications, cost estimates, quantity take-offs, technical reports, narratives, and permit applications.
  • Assist in the preparation of calculations and analyses for stormwater management systems, sanitary sewer, water supply and distribution, roadways and traffic signal design.
  • Perform engineering interpretation of specifications and drawings, recommending and documenting design modifications and coordinating with the design team.
  • Prepare Construction Permitting documents.
  • Participate in field investigations and the process to diagnose problems. Perform field inspection services for conformance to plans and specifications and preparation of reports as a follow up.
  • Attend municipal meetings when required. Consult with regulatory agencies when necessary.
  • Provide design analysis consistent with Progressive’s standards.
  • Advocate and follow Progressive’s policies.
Position Requirements


  1. B.S. in Civil Engineering required.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience.
  3. Professional Engineer (PE) Licensure
  4. Attention to detail with an emphasis on quality work products, and client service. Good track record of effective project leadership and communication.
  5. Strong math, analytical, and problem solving ability.
  6. Ability to work and communicate successfully in a team environment.
  7. Excellent technical, written, and oral communication skills.
  8. Proficient with AutoCAD or MicroStation, Civil 3D, and MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, MS Project and Outlook).
  9. Experience in HEC RAS, EPANET (water distribution) preferred.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement Progressive AE is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified individuals in its employment practices. Progressive AE strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination against employees and applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, disability, age, qualified veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may email for assistance. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.  

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