Municipal Engineering Team Leader
TBD, IA Municipal
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Municipal Engineering Team Leader


Origin Design is a full-service professional design firm offering architecture, engineering, field services and land survey. We deliver impactful, sustainable solutions to help the clients and communities we work with thrive and grow. 

Origin Design is continually seeking highly qualified individuals to enhance and expand our staff to better serve our clients. We are currently hiring a full-time Municipal Engineering Team Leader to manage, provide guidance and oversight, as well as technical expertise to the Municipal Team. The position can be based out of our Dubuque or Quad Cities office.   

Origin Design emphasizes training and professional development to facilitate personal and professional growth in your career. We’ve worked hard to develop a culture of collaboration and position our employees for success. If you join our team, we will help you grow your skills and encourage your creativity. Your future starts here. #itstartshere #origincrew

Team Leader Responsibilities.

  • Attend regular leadership, project management, and operational meetings and provide Municipal Engineering Team status and initiatives reports.
  • Assemble and organize project teams.
  • Manage and review Municipal Engineering Team staff utilization and efficiency.
  • Responsible for oversight of Municipal Engineering Team revenue and business development, including establishing revenue projections.
  • Monitor project performance for Project Managers within Municipal Engineering Team.
  • Responsible for business development strategy and planning within the Municipal Engineering Team. Collaborate with other Team Leaders to achieve business development goals.
  • Responsible for completing performance appraisals and personal success strategies for staff in Municipal Engineering Team.
  • Provide staffing/hiring recommendations and participate in hiring process.
  • Responsible for writing and reviewing proposals and contracts for single and multi-discipline projects.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients, including County Engineers, and municipalities. 
  • Act as client manager which includes meeting with clients to define scope of work, prepare engineering agreements and contracts, represent Origin Design at public meetings, and attend project meetings.
  • Build the professional practice of the firm and enhance its reputation with clients, the public, and the profession. 
  • Mentor, coach, and inform technical staff of knowledge and methods specific to the engineering profession.
  • Represent Origin Design at interviews, meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Coordination with marketing team for development of website and social media content for the Municipal Engineering service line.

Project Management Responsibilities. 

  • Project manager for Municipal projects and maintain client communications.
  • Serve as Engineer of Record on large, complex projects.
  • Coordinate work with other disciplines.
  • Recognize and manage project priorities.
  • Direct project assignments and tasks for staff engineers, technicians, and administrative staff.
  • Maintain knowledge of developing and current technology and practices related to the engineering profession.
  • Peer review work of other engineers.
  • Attend public and client meetings.
  • Oversee permitting and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee and direct preparation and review plans and specifications for municipal engineering projects.
  • Oversee construction administration, including coordination with contractors and inspectors, requests for information, site observations, pay applications, and submittal reviews.

Position Requirements.

  • 15 to 25 years of experience in design of municipal projects.
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Municipal Engineering preferred.
  • Current licensure as a Professional Engineer with the capability of obtaining State of Iowa licensure within six (6) months of employment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with staff, clients, contractors and regulatory agencies. 
  • Experience in writing and reviewing proposals, overseeing revenue, and business development preferred. 

Technical Competencies

  • Develops standards and guidelines. 
  • Performs and reviews engineering design computations. Quality of work performed is less than amount of work reviewed. 
  • Begins to develop Practice Area Leader characteristics. 
  • Assists in the education and development of design staff and acts as a resource for design questions. 


  • Work-life balance.  
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Remote working options.
  • Competitive compensation packages.
  • Discretionary bonuses.
  • PTO.
  • Paid holidays.
  • Paid Parental Leave.
  • ESOP Employee Ownership.
  • Strong health care plans.
  • Life insurance coverage.
  • 401k program with employer match.
  • Full Employee Assistance Program.
  • Gym membership for you and your spouse.
  • Health Savings Account with employer match.
  • Continuing education.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Relocation assistance.

How to Apply.

Cover letters and resumes can be uploaded at:

Origin Design is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.