Assistant Engineering Manager

GAI Consultants, Inc.
Glen Allen, VA
Added: January 24, 2024
GAI Consultants is looking for an Assistant Engineering Manager to provide direction to the civil discipline, including delegation of tasks to engineering/drafting staff, preparation and checking of calculations, drawing development, preparation of deliverables, and budget tracking. This position requires the coordination with the Engineering Manager, overall Project Manager and other discipline leads within GAI (such as mechanical, electrical, process, civil, and geotechnical engineering).

Job Duties:

  • Staff management duties include planning, mentoring, and coaching junior level engineering drafting and field staff.
  • Task management duties include staff planning, budget/schedule management, scope change management, quality assurance/peer reviews, report writing, staff mentorship, and client coordination.
  • Proposal preparation including scope and budget development and interdisciplinary coordination
  • Draft site reports, design narratives, meeting minutes, and project memorandums.
  • Collaborate with other engineering leads for resource and schedule management, performance of QA/QC peer reviews, and staff mentorship.
  • Independently conduct field condition assessments.
  • Performance of bid and construction phase services including responding to bidder questions, responding to Contractor Requests for Information, and submittal reviews, site visits, and verifying change order documentation.
  • Perform projects that are managed by other engineering leads.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., climb ladders, and work at heights over 25 ft.
  • Must be able to wear and work in Personal Protection Equipment.
  • Must be capable of leading, and training staff to perform field visits to client sites to obtain photos, physical measurements, view site conditions, inspect E&S controls, perform infiltration testing.
  • Ability to work independently and direct/oversee engineering and drafting staff on a project basis.
  • Possess strong communication skills that will allow for a collaborative environment with other engineering disciplines.

Why GAI:

At GAI, exceptional people have an exceptional place to work, grow, lead, and achieve. Explore an array of opportunities in locations across the U.S., and join accomplished colleagues in tackling challenging projects for a range of markets. Enjoy comprehensive benefits and feel good about being part of a collaborative team that’s committed to supporting the communities we serve. Join GAI and distinguish yourself in a company poised for unlimited growth.

GAI Consultants, Inc. is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through fostering a workforce that represents different communities, cultures, and viewpoints. We will continue to build mutual trust and respect where employees are empowered to share their diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas.

Benefits To Working At GAI Include:

  • Competitive salary - GAI is committed to paying market-based salaries
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, vision, dental, company paid Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability (benefits start within 30 days of hire)
  • New paid Maternity/Paternity/Adoption program
  • Generous Paid Time Off and 7 paid holidays
  • 401k company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement




Leadership: Expert

Problem Solving: Expert

Project Management: Expert

Teamwork: Expert



Bachelors or better in Civil Engineering or related field



12-15 years: Knowledgeable in NPDES Permitting requirements and construction practices.

Experience with GIS, AutoCAD, HY-8, Pondpack, Hydraflow, Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, and other related engineering software.

Licenses & Certifications


Professional Engineer