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Civil Department Manager

  • Full-Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, or Dallas, TX

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CEC is currently seeking a full-time Civil Department Manager to join our Facilities team in Oklahoma City, Tulsa or Dallas.


Position Reports to:  Facilities Practice Leader

Position Directly Supervises:  Civil Department Staff


  • Provides servant-leadership to department, division and company; embraces and models CEC values.  Engages department in setting and achieving goals and objectives that contribute to CEC’s vision, purpose and strategic plan.
  • Ensures the quality, accuracy and completeness of departmental work as to engineering, design and drafting for land development/site design projects; compliance with established standards, procedures, codes and ordinances; adherence to design and project schedules; and provides training, technical and administrative guidance, and instruction to personnel in the department.
  • Performs various personnel functions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, performance management, salary and position recommendations, mentoring and employee development.  Plans and schedules work for the department, ensuring the appropriate and effective distribution of assignments and manpower, space and equipment for efficient performance of duties.  Reviews and approves timesheets for accuracy and completeness.
  • Ensures departmental revenue and profitability targets are achieved and maintained.
  • Analyzes fiscal requirements of the department, including staffing, equipment and related needs; prepares budgetary recommendations; monitors and approves expenditure of budgeted funds.
  • Develops, fosters and maintains client relationships.  Pursues repeat or follow-up work with current clients.  Collaborates with Market Leaders and Marketing staff to respond to new business opportunities, including engaging in preparation of proposals, interviews and presentations.
  • Develops and implements departmental technical standards and procedures, including quality control/quality assurance processes.  Assists in the development and coordination of divisional and inter-departmental standards and procedures.
  • Maintains awareness of and executes corporate policies and procedures to ensure consistent departmental application and compliance. 


  • Leadership
  • Communication proficiency
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Technical capacity
  • Project management
  • Financial management


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in civil engineering from four-year college or university and seven to ten years related experience in design and plan production for land development sites.
  • Oklahoma Professional Engineer (PE) license.
  • English language skills:  ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to common or sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches, presentations and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to employees, management, public groups, and/or board of directors.
  • Mathematical skills:  ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning skills: ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.  Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.)  in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc., as well as proficiency with specialized engineering design software.  AutoCAD Civil 3D proficiency preferred.
  • Organizational skills:  ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with the fingers, and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
  • Ability to sit up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to stand and/or walk, including over uneven surfaces, for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to manipulate computer mouse up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; depth perception; and ability to adjust focus.


  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Moderate noise.
  • Occasionally outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (for instance, rain, sun, wind, etc.).


  • Fixed schedule of 40 hours per week between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Extended hours required as projects dictate.