General Summary – Project Engineer, Brighton and Troy Office

This position is responsible for complex and unique assignments, working on project teams in which education, training, and experience are used to solve problems and engineer design solutions. The Project Engineer technically leads a staff which may include a staff engineer and/or CAD Designer. The entire team reports to a Project Manager They work at times independently to plan, execute, and oversee engineering tasks in order to complete a project.


  • Prepares engineering analysis, design, calculations, and reports for a portion or all of a project for review by a Project Manager.
  • Designs grading and drainage for site improvements.
  • Designs utility piping systems, involving sanitary, water main, fire protection, and storm drainage.
  • Performs hydrology and hydraulic calculations for gravity and pressure piping systems and above ground conveyances.
  • Works with dynamic design teams including landscape architects, land use planners, attorneys, owners, and facility managers.
  • Prepares project drawings, calculations, and specifications.
  • Assists in the preparation of proposals and fee estimates on projects of limited scope and complexity.
  • Performs construction assistance related tasks including responding to RFI (Request for Information), visiting job sites, reviewing submittals, and coordinating with design team for revisions.
  • Mentors staff engineers.
  • Prepare plan review, permit applications, analyze zoning ordinances, and land use.
  • Attend and participate in project meetings.
  • Stays current on legal and industry regulations.


  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years engineering experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • Michigan P.E. License or in the process of obtaining a licence.
  • Ability to work on several projects concurrently. Demonstrated ability to prioritize.
  • Exhibits strong verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and Civil 3D. The candidate should be proficient with capabilities and operations of Civil 3D for building surfaces, performing grading, laying out utilities, building corridors, and cutting profiles and sections.
  • Proficient with the use of computers including spreadsheets, word processing, and engineering software and ability to prepare electronic design calculation documents.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work collaboratively on a project team.
  • Ability to plan ones’ own time. Demonstrates good time management skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve, complete assigned tasks efficiently and exercise sound engineering judgment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor work is required in the inspection of various land use developments, construction sites or public works facilities. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate drafting instruments, computers and various pieces of office equipment.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.


This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


No travel is expected for this position.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

PEA Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. PEA is Drug Free Work Place.

PEA, Inc. offers a competitive salary and benefit package including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, as well as life insurance and long-term disability. PEA, Inc. offers a 401(k) and profit sharing plans with an employee contribution, as well as support for continuing education.

Interested applicants may email their cover letters and resumes to

Professional Engineering Associates Inc. | Project Engineer