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Senior Project Engineer

  • Full-Time
  • Senior Level
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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CEC is a privately-held engineering firm, serving both public entities and private developers. We offer extensive services, which allow us to be involved with projects from conception to design, to construction. Our focus is to eliminate aging infrastructure and drive community growth through innovative and collaborative engineering design. CEC is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development and growth opportunities for employees.


  • Design and manage projects related to water/wastewater treatment, master planning, water conveyance and distribution (including pump station and storage facilities), wastewater conveyance and collection (including lift stations and force mains), and pipeline inspection and rehabilitation.
  • Display technical competency of water/wastewater engineering.
  • Develop and manage detailed project delivery assumption, scope of work, level of effort, and associated man-hour estimates.
  • Prepare estimating, pricing, scoping and marketing strategies for proposed projects.
  • Develops feasible engineering design alternatives to meet project requirements.
  • Utilizes computer software to design water/wastewater facilities and infrastructure projects.
  • Prepares design computations and quantity estimates.
  • Prepares reports, studies, specifications, and permitting for projects.
  • Reviews and approves monthly billing for assigned projects.
  • Reviews and redlines production plans for revisions.
  • Trains staff in water/wastewater engineering design.
  • Provides technical support, guidance and input.
  • Develops, fosters and maintains client relationships.
  • Maintains accurate design standards and procedures in assigned work.
  • Cooperates and coordinates with other engineers, designers and technicians on project activities.
  • Participates in internal and external project meetings as needed.
  • Participates in and ensures QC/QA procedures are followed.
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Technical competency of water/wastewater engineering
  • Communication proficiency
  • Project management  



  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Civil Engineering from four-year college or university and 15 years related technical experience with no less than 8 years’ experience in project/team leadership.
  • Previous experience in responsible charge of planning, design, and implementation of water/wastewater facilities and infrastructure projects.
  • Strong technical understanding of multi-disciplined practices (i.e. process, surveying, geotechnical, structural, mechanical, instrumentation, and controls) required for the planning, design, and implementation of water/wastewater facilities and infrastructure projects.
  • Oklahoma Professional Engineer (PE) license.
  • English language skills:  ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • 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 define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.  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.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 10 pounds occasionally and up to 25 pounds intermittently.



  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Moderate noise.



  • Fixed schedule of 40 hours per week between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Occasional extended hours required as projects dictate.
  • Eligible to submit application for telecommuting and alternative schedule after 90 days.