Department Manager - Site/Civil

Posted Date 4 months ago(10/20/2023 2:51 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Department Manager to lead our site/civil practice which serves the Community Facilities, Education, and Energy market segments for our Raleigh, NC office.  The successful candidate will have technical, project management, and market access responsibilities to lead multi-disciplined design projects. The Civil Department Manager will assist leadership in managing client relationships, developing and pursuing new clients and project opportunities, and managing a multi-disciplined project staff.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.



The Department Manager will be responsible for leading teams in all aspects of site/civil project design including site layout, site planning, grading, storm water management, erosion & sediment control, roadways, utilities, and permitting for municipal, commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. This individual will manage design for multiple projects as well as provide oversight and guidance to project managers, engineers, and additional support staff. The candidate will work closely with the Business Unit Manager, engaging with professionals in other offices, as well as meeting corporate responsibilities for the Raleigh office. The Civil Department Manager will assist with business development/ marketing/ proposal efforts to support diverse engineering services in Raleigh. Individual should have the ability to work closely with clients and agency staff, including attendance at public and/or construction meetings and representing the company at other events as needed.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 15 years' experience of increasing levels of project and client responsibilities.
  • North Carolina PE license.
  • In depth knowledge of and strong relationships with public and private sector clients in the Triangle market.
  • Strong client retention and new business development skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Experience managing a team of professionals with a wide array of skills sets.
  • Experience participating and supporting corporate initiatives is a plus.
  • Ability to provide technical expertise to design staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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