DLZ Corporation

  • Civil Engineer - Water / Wastewater

    Job Locations US-MI-Detroit
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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 architecture and engineering firm serving public and private entities across the nation. As a multidisciplinary firm, DLZ provides engineering and architectural design services, construction management, surveying, right-of-way acquisition and materials testing. 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.

    Job Description

    DLZ Corporation currently has a rewarding Civil Engineer – Water/Wastewater opportunity in our Detroit, MI office.
    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Perform water and wastewater engineering, construction, and design assignments of a complex nature, requiring application of specialized technical expertise performed independent of other personnel; exercise professional judgment in autonomous decisions.
    • Periodically assigned a lead role in segments of water and wastewater design projects where engineering work is to be done; directing assigned personnel, meeting cost and time schedules and producing quality results are primary objectives.
    • Perform work with little guidance and operate in areas where prece­dents are not clearly established.
    • Perform and direct others in the design of water and wastewater structures, systems and equipment items requiring complicated design concepts and the solution of complex engineering problems.
    • Direct engineers and technical support staff in the preparation of plans and specifications for major and complex structures, systems and equipment.
    • Prepare reports and conduct studies of new engineering methods, codes, processes and materials.  Conduct complex feasibility and operating studies and studies aimed at evaluating alternative systems, equipment, etc.
    • Prepare construction cost estimates.
    • Coordinate field activities and construction monitoring.
    • Perform construction phase activities including bid evaluations and review of Contractor's shop drawing submittal.
    • Prepare proposals; establish the scope of work, man-hour requirements and schedules.
    • Participate in technical development of personnel assigned to him/her.
    • Directing the planning and development of the project scope, procedure, budget and overall project scope.
    • Perform marketing and client development
    • Perform all work in a safe and responsible manner, in accordance with the Health and Safety Plan.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

    • 8 – 12 years experience working with design of water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

    • Professional Engineer (PE) Registration in the state of Michigan or the ability to acquire.

    • Experience with water, wastewater, and water distribution and collection.

    • Hydrology and Hydraulic modeling skills a plus.

    • Skills with AutoDesk Civil 3D to design Public Works Projects, with the ability to instruct less experienced staff.

    • Ability to visit and safely traverse construction and project sites and 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.


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