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Civil Engineer – Department Manager – Water Department

Civil Engineer – Department Manager – Water Department

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US-IN-South Bend
Civil Engineering

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About DLZ

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DLZ professionals are focused on protecting our water resources.  Our staff of experienced engineers and environmental specialists are an integral part of the firm’s multidisciplinary approach to water projects.  DLZ's water services team focuses on developing solutions-based approaches to water, sanitary, storm, and combined sewer overflow (CSO) conveyance and storage needs.  We strive to build community partnerships and utilize our vast expertise to solve complex management, planning, design, and construction challenges.


DLZ Corporation is an award-winning, full-service organization, which has provided complete project management, surveying, construction administration, engineering and architectural design services for nearly 100 years. In 2016, DLZ was named Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest.  In addition, DLZ is consistently ranked as one of (ENR)'s Top 150 U.S. Design Firms, a Top 100 Pure Design Firm, Top 50 Program Management Firm,  Top 100 Construction Management for Fee Firm; and a Top 50 Trenchless Design Technology Firm. DLZ has also been recognized by Roads & Bridges magazine as a Top "Go-To" Design Firm for road and highway, storm water, and mass transit design.


Job Description

DLZ currently has an exciting opening for a Civil Engineer – Department Manager - Water Department in South Bend, IN.



  • Direct and manage Engineers and Technicians reporting to this position.
  • Business and project fee development in municipal water, wastewater, drinking water, and/or storm water.
  • Maintain effective relationships with members of all divisions and departments responsible for performing services in connection with the project.
  • Prepare or direct the preparation of progress and special reports to staff and clients.
  • Maintain budget guidelines and profitability.
  • Improve business development within the firm's business development program.
  • Be actively involved in civic and professional activities, societies and organizations.
  • Prepare scope of work, cost proposals and contracts for potential work.
  • Prepare workload projections and manage financial performance of the department.
  • Ensure contractual commitments are met and work is being performed according to the client's instructions.
  • Ensure consistency and high quality in all work produced by the Department.
  • Initiate and maintain contacts with key professionals and officials of other organizations and companies.
  • Possess aptitude to act as a positive representative of the company and its core values.
  • Ensure all work is performed in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the company Health and Safety Plan.


  • Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration required, preferred registration in the state of Indiana or the ability to obtain reciprocation within 4 months
  • 10 or more years experience in Water, Wastewater and Storm Water projects including distribution, collection and treatment
  • Proficient with software programs (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, GIS, ArcGIS, etc.) inherent to successful completion of the work assigned
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Microsoft Office Software skills
  • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites, complying with all applicable safety codes and requirements


At DLZ we offer an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, health savings account, and 401(k) with an Employee Stock Ownership Program. We also offer an innovative wellness program including gym reimbursement!


DLZ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. DLZ fully supports and maintains compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local laws.