Project Civil Engineer
Austin, TX Engineering
Job Type

Toole Design Group in Austin, TX is looking to hire an experienced and talented full-time Project Civil Engineer. Do you have a strong background in civil engineering with roadway/corridor design or site development experience? Are you passionate about sustainability and the opportunity to work on challenging multimodal projects and construction documents that make communities more livable and equitable? Do you enjoy seeing your projects get built? Would you like to work for a firm that is committed to the well-being of its employees? If so, please consider joining our Austin team.

This project civil engineering position with a focus on multimodal roadway design and active transportation earns a competitive salary and great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, a health savings account (HSA), and a flexible spending account (FSA). We practice what we preach and ensure that our employees also have access to transportation by providing them with financial incentives to bike, walk, or use transit for a better quality of life.

About Toole Design

Toole Design is the leading engineering, planning, and landscape architecture firm specializing in multimodal transportation. Since our start in 2003 as a single office in Maryland, we have expanded throughout the United States and Canada. Our talented team of planners, landscape architects and engineers are committed to delivering quality work that meets the needs of all people, regardless of age, ability, race or gender. We have been named a "best firm to work for" and have one of the lowest staff turnover rates in the industry.

Every project our employees deliver directly and positively affects our communities. We are industry-leading experts, and we work hard to encourage a collaborative and team-oriented environment.

A Day in the Life of a Project Civil Engineer

You are at the forefront of brainstorming creative solutions for challenging projects. You lead, support, and mentor an interdisciplinary team to deliver multimodal transportation infrastructure in a wide range of contexts from roadway reconfigurations in highly urban settings to full intersection reconstructions to better serve users of all modes. You use programs such as MicroStation or Synchro, in order to fulfill production work on your projects. You will share your knowledge with staff and clients, to develop feasibility studies, concept plans, and construction documents, as well mentor your colleagues to ensure that our projects are consistently of the highest quality.

Your job can sometimes be challenging, but you get to work with a close-knit team that is passionate about the work, and you get to influence the communities where you live. You will get to see your projects get built and get to experience using the facilities you design.

Work Schedule for a Project Civil Engineer:

This full-time position typically works a flexible schedule of 40 hours a week. We also provide employees with the flexibility and necessary equipment to work from home 2-3 days per week. This position is part of our full-time, on-site staff augmentation contract we have with the City of Austin’s Transportation Department.

Since 2017, a team of Toole Design engineers and planners have provided full-time, on-site staff augmentation to the City of Austin’s Transportation Department to deliver Mobility Bond projects. We are creating a new, standalone Austin office to complement this team by working on a range of planning and design projects across Texas, many of which are already underway. The contract supports the Bikeways, Safe Routes to School, Sidewalk bond programs, and Transit Speed & Reliability work in partnership with the Capital Metro Transportation Authority. Our vision for our new Austin office is one that is talented, multidisciplinary, diverse, and cohesive.

Austin is one of the most exciting cities for multimodal transportation. Whether it’s helping to deliver Austin’s Mobility Bond projects, updating the City’s Urban Trails and Sidewalks Plans, designing high-comfort bikeways in Houston, or creating District-level Bike Plans for TxDOT, Toole Design is helping to shape the future of Texas.

Ready to Join our Austin Team?
We understand your time is valuable, so we have a quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this Project Civil Engineering position, please fill out our application by clicking on the link on this page.

At Toole Design, diversity is a necessity, not a nice-to-have. We have a collaborative culture where people of all backgrounds come together to share ideas and build better, more inclusive communities. We encourage those from underrepresented communities — women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, those with disabilities and people at all the intersections in between — to apply. Even if you don’t think your current skill set checks every box below, but this role seems to align with your strengths, we want to hear from you.

We’re proud that about half of our managers are women and we are committed to achieving racial diversity in our leadership as well. Toole Design is a woman-owned business and an equal opportunity employer (EO/AA/VEV/Disabled employer).

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Qualifications of a Project Civil Engineer:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in civil engineering
  • Professional engineering license OR willingness to work towards one.
  • 5+ years of experience developing construction documents for roadways or highways
  • A broad knowledge base in civil engineering with a transportation focus and specific knowledge of horizontal and vertical roadway geometric design (MUTCD and AASHTO)
  • Proficiency in one or more of the following: MicroStation InRoads, MicroStation OpenRoads, AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Experience coordinating utility, right-of-way, street lighting, traffic signals, and landscape and hardscape layout
  • Experience developing construction documents, cost estimates
  • Exposure to construction management is strongly preferred
  • Interest in multimodal and active transportation design is preferred

You’ll be great here if:

  • You have strong leadership skills and enjoy participating in multi-disciplinary teams
  • You are passionate about sustainability and the opportunity to work on challenging multimodal projects that make communities more livable
  • You enjoy producing high-quality work products and seeing your projects get built
  • You have strong communication skills, whether written, verbal, or graphically
  • You can build relationships, bring enthusiasm to exciting projects, and are detail oriented with strong problem-solving skills