Civil Project Engineer

Finch & Associates is a comprehensive engineering and consulting firm based in Raleigh, NC. Our firm brings decades of expertise to projects both large and small. We take pride in our rich heritage and long-standing reputation for providing exceptional engineering, design, and surveying services to a diverse clientele, dating back to the 1950s. Our team brings proven strategies, diverse perspectives, and creative problem-solving skills to every project in which we are involved. We offer a wide range of services including structural, geo-structural, and civil engineering; surveying and mapping; and site planning and landscape architecture.

We believe
Less is more. As a small yet diversified firm, Finch & Associates can support projects with the comprehensive scope of services typically found at a large engineering firm.  This means less red tape, fewer meetings and an agile team who’s always at the ready. This provides our staff with exposure to a variety of technical experiences, the ability to gain knowledge in disciplines outside of their primary focus, and opportunities for career growth.

We are currently seeking a Civil Design Engineer to join our Civil/Site team.  The ideal candidate should possess strong design abilities and embrace creative, outside of the box thinking, ready tackle unique design challenges. This individual will be responsible for assisting in designing, creating & compiling project details and specifications, field observations and inspections and assisting with general management of civil/site projects.  This individual will work collaboratively with other Finch & Associates team members and disciplines.  This position has high growth potential with the opportunity to gain additional responsibilities within our growing firm.

Functions and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Engineering design and analysis for civil site projects including parks & recreation, single family, mixed use, and commercial development projects utilizing applicable software and typical design methodologies.
  • Assist with preparation of project construction documents including construction drawings, specifications, details and when necessary, calculation submittals.
  • Coordination with other project team members such as Architects, Structural Engineers, MEP Engineers, Contractors, and Owners, as well as other Finch & Associates team members.
  • Review project shop drawings and respond to contractor RFIs or questions during project construction.
  • Complete site visits to gather field information if required to complete project design and to inspect site conditions and facilities for regulatory compliance.

Qualifications for this position are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Bio & Ag Engineering or closely related discipline.
  • EIT or EI certification is required. Eligibility to obtain a Professional Engineering license within 2 years is preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of civil engineering design experience in a civil/site or stormwater focused role. Preparation of site plans including site layout, utilities, grading, drainage, erosion control and stormwater management is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Civil 3D/Carlson/MicroStation Software required and experience with GIS applications, StormCAD or other drainage software is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, along with a willingness to collaborate and interact with team members and clients is critical.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to engage with clients to maintain open lines of communication and ensure client satisfaction.

Finch & Associates offers competitive compensation and benefits (Health, Rx, Dental, Vision, Short- & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, 401K w/ Employer Match, Paid Holidays & Paid Time Off), as well as flexible work schedules.  Finch & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration based solely on their skills and qualifications related to this position.

To apply, contact us at and submit your resume.