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Project Engineer Civil

Souder, Miller & Associates Albuquerque, NM
  • Posted: 5 days ago
  • $79,000 to $89,500 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental


Souder, Miller & Associates is looking for a Project Engineer II for our Albuquerque, NM office. This person will be working within the General Civil Market Sector. The Project Engineer II is responsible for planning, designing, implementing, and directing civil engineering projects as assigned and under the direction of a more senior engineer. The ideal candidate has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, at least five years of experience in site civil engineering with increasing responsibility, and a license as a Professional Engineer in this state (or ability to obtain state license within 6 months of hire). He or she must be a highly motivated and self-driven individual with strong analytical and mathematical skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and strong customer service skills. Candidates must have good time management skills and must be able to prioritize and multi-task. A valid driver's license is required.


  • Acquires broad knowledge of principles and practices of related fields and the ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Applies broad knowledge of principles and practices in a specific practice area
  • As part of the management of each project, ensures that costs are kept in line with the original budget for time, travel, and material expenses; discusses variations with supervisor; and issues project change notices to reflect agreed-upon changes
  • Assigns tasks to and directs interns, technicians, and administrative staff
  • Attends project meetings and presents specific aspects of engineering assignment
  • Communicates/presents potential new business or resource information, competitive situations, or technology/regulatory factors to the company
  • Coordinate/communicate with peers- may work with other engineers and project managers to avoid or eliminate conflicts in schedule due to the changes in various projects.
  • Designs and conducts experiments and analyzes and interprets data
  • Formulates and solves problems
  • Interacts with clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others
  • Maintains project status by keeping the project status reporting system (database) current with the actions and changes that take place on assigned projects so the overall organization is able to respond to client requests
  • Manages project implementation with assigned project team, which includes ensuring that all steps and procedures are taken according to SOPs and that all work is completed as planned and scheduled; keeping the client informed of the on-going status of a project; and providing adequate management, advice, and support to the members of the project team
  • Maximizes project profitability through appropriate project budgeting/pricing, utilization of resources and cost controls, and maximization of the profit margin on individual projects
  • May act as project manager
  • May help with proposals to provide professional services or obtain funding for engineering projects or programs
  • Plans and coordinates most aspects of the engineering work
  • Prepares complete project documents with supervision
  • Prepares high quality reports and ensures that the review process and other quality control guidelines are followed and that final reports and presentations are completed per SOPs
  • Stays proactive in presenting and communicating the capabilities and strengths of the company to clients and public
  • When interacting with potential or existing clients, listens for and seeks out new projects that may exist or are being formulated and sets up meetings and/or participates in the development of proposals as requested
  • With senior supervision, evaluates, selects, and adapts standard techniques, procedures, and criteria
  • With supervision, prepares scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments
  • Works on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects
  • Works with a Principal or Senior to establish project teams and completes project initiation documents for assigned projects, which includes detailed work scope/outline, budget, and schedule for completion


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New Mexico or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • A minimum 5 years of professional engineering experience with increasing experience and responsibility
  • Ability to travel (sometimes overnight)


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Program
  • Professional Development
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Personal Leave
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • Jury Duty Pay

Souder, Miller & Associates

Why Work Here?

Employee owned company, great benefits and a lot of growth opportunities.

SMA is an employee owned company, providing a team of employees dedicated to the betterment of our clients, our communities, and most of all our employees. With more than 200 Staff, 13 offices, and over 30 years of service, SMA has provided technical expertise for a wide range of consulting services, including civil, environmental services and surveying.


5454 Venice Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Albuquerque, NM

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