Project Engineer – Water Infrastructure

HILGARTWILSON, a civil engineering, planning, land surveying, environmental services, and construction management firm, is seeking a Project Engineer to join our growing team in our Water Infrastructure Group. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in water/wastewater analysis and design. This is a position for a person with sound technical skills, strong communication skills, business acumen, and enthusiasm to join a successful and growing organization. This position has potential for advancement and opportunities to develop a rewarding career with professional advancement.


  • Prepares conceptual and final design of water and wastewater projects from start to finish
  • Prepares reports, final design plans, technical specifications, and other technical documents
  • Responsible for quality control, schedules and plan production
  • Delegates work and gives team technical guidance assuring design is technically sound and cost efficient
  • Assists with project and team management and mentors other design staff
  • Coordinates with team members, staff, municipalities, consultants and clients
  • Processes plans and resolves issues with plan reviewers


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • 4+ years of relevant experience
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration in AZ or ability to obtain within 12 months
  • Computer skills required with proficiency in Bentley Products (WaterCAD and SewerCAD); MS Office Suite; and working knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Sound engineering fundamentals including hydraulic and hydrology principles
  • Experienced in water distribution and wastewater collection facilities design, which may include pump stations, storage reservoirs, well sites, lift stations, water mains and sewer mains
  • Demonstrates strong technical skills and is capable of preparing design on variety of water and wastewater projects
  • Possesses detailed understanding of local municipalities’ engineering requirements
  • Displays sound supervisory, organizational, strong judgment and technical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, quality work and client service
  • Self-motivated and able to manage and meet multiple critical deadlines

Compensation and Benefits

Compensation includes competitive salary commensurate with experience and an attractive benefits package that includes:

  • Health Insurance – Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off/Paid Sick Time (PTO/PST)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Annual Profit Sharing Bonuses
  • Annual Review with Possible Merit-Based Pay Increase
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Supplemental Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Corporate Partnership Discounts
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement for Management Level
  • Participation in Professional Memberships/Affiliation Costs
  • Financial Reimbursement for Professional Testing Costs
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