Civil Engineer - Assistant Civil Engineering Department Manager

Posted Date 5 months ago(1/16/2024 11:28 AM)
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Dewberry’s Peoria, IL office includes over 40 design professionals, including a large Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Structural (MEPS) Group focused on design services for nationwide clients in specialized facility types and specialized design services. Our experience includes high performance buildings, net zero energy design, renewable energy technologies, microgrid and energy storage system design, energy and climate resilience, and services related to decarbonization/electrification of the built environment.  Our Peoria MEPS group contains subject matter experts in leadership roles in international professional organizations such as ASHRAE.  Our repeat clients include universities, and state, local, and federal government agencies, and large global industrial manufacturers, among others. Our MEPS service line is ranked #30 Nationally among MEP Giants.


Dewberry is currently seeking a Civil Engineer - Assistant Civil Engineering Department Manager to join our Peoria IL office. The candidate will perform a variety of civil engineering functions in support of a growing office. This Engineer must be flexible, able to work independently, technologically savvy, and client focused.


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual looking to advance their career and join a team of outstanding professionals.  This position offers potential for professional growth in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to assist our clients in solving their most challenging problems.


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 is 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.



  • Project Management
  • Multi-Discipline Project Coordination
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Perform work that may include, but is not limited to, construction document (plan and specifications), technical reports preparation and/or oversight; engineering analyses, cost estimates and quality control/quality assurance in order to deliver a quality design product.
  • Implement regulatory requirements and design standards
  • Other duties as required.

Supervisory responsibilities include assisting the Department Manager in:

  • Growing, mentoring, and developing the staff within discipline area to allow each person to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Minimum annual evaluations for each direct report.
  • Providing technical guidance/leadership for discipline area.
  • Organizing staff in a way to allow career advancement, professional development, quality client service, and operational efficiencies to meet business and project financial goals.
  • Taking a very active role in recruitment of staff in discipline area including networking, recruitment, interviewing and “deal closing”.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer is preferred. 
  • 5-10 years of design experience related to civil engineer related design projects.
  • AutoCad required and Civil3D and Microstation preferable.
  • Looking for experience in site/civil design, roadway/transportation design, stormwater management and project management skills. 
  • Communicates effectively.

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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