Project Engineer, Utility Coordination

Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc.
Houston, TX
Added: January 24, 2024
Since 1980, CobbFendley has been committed to providing innovative engineering and surveying solutions with the goal of bettering communities. Our multi-discipline approach allows for the efficient completion of projects through experienced staff who focus on client communication. We are always seeking talented and qualified professionals to enhance our ability to provide clients with exceptional service.

Are You Ready To Join Our Block And Advance Your Career? At CobbFendley, People Are Our Most Valued Resource. We Offer A(n)

  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits including 401(k) Matching and Profit-sharing Contributions; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance; Employer Funded and Voluntary Life Insurance; Tuition Reimbursement; and Continuing Education Programs
  • Extended office closure from December 25 through January 1 to relax and enjoy the holidays
  • Professional and personal growth through innovative in-house training and collaborative resources
  • Community service opportunities through the CobbFendley Cares Committee, focusing on STEM Education, Hunger Relief, and Sustainable Solutions

CobbFendley is seeking a Project Engineer in our Houston office.


The successful candidate’s most important qualifications include the following.

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited University required.
  • Must have an interest in utility coordination/engineering.
  • 0-2 years of experience in Civil Engineering.
  • Fundamentals of Engineer (FE) exam completion preferred.
  • Engineer-In-Training license preferred or obtain E.I.T. certificate within six months and plans to pursue Professional Licensure (P.E.).
  • Familiarity with design software, such as Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D and MicroStation Bentley preferred.
  • Experience producing project deliverables and construction plan sets independently.
  • Experience on TxDOT-related projects, a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Motivation to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.
  • Desire to collaborate with professionals and clients to increase your industry knowledge and grow in your career.
  • Commitment to perform responsibilities consistent with industry standards to achieve department and company goals.
  • Interest in developing relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.

Essential Functions

  • Identify existing utilities, establish contact with the utility companies, and attend utility coordination meetings.
  • Prepare Utility Agreement Assembly packages, including reviewing plans and estimates to evaluate compliance with guidelines, rules, and regulations, determining eligibility and betterment ratios, and preparing documents required by 23 CFR Section 645.
  • Attend meetings with individual utility companies and on-site field visits.
  • Project Engineer to assist the Project Manager in all aspects of various utility-based projects.
  • Prepares utility relocation schedule and tracks project deliverables. Request for as-builts from utility owners.
  • Set up and maintain electronic files for received utility records.
  • Assist in interpreting various Subsurface Utility Engineering quality level data in order to analyze utility conflicts and develop concept plans.
  • Assist in setting up and maintaining project electronic files, developing/maintaining project schedules, and maintaining client exhibits (KMZ & GIS) which define project scope of work.
  • Assist in coordinating field investigation requests.
  • Assist in reviewing design drawings, permit drawings, GIS geodatabase deliverables (QA/QC).
  • Assist in updating internal and client project trackers.
  • Assist in responding to design questions from CAD Technicians.
  • Prepare utility progress reports. Prepare utility relocation schedule and tracks project deliverables.
  • Work with major utility companies, various pipeline companies, as well as state agencies and municipalities.
  • Support CobbFendley Project Managers and Engineers with engineering design or coordination tasks for various projects.
  • Apply technical expertise and be able to work with a project team on conventional and unconventional projects.
  • Perform independent research and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Work in a collaborative team environment and deliver accurate work product.
  • Adhere to CobbFendley’s safety standards to uphold a safe and efficient environment.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and fulfill responsibilities with integrity.

If and when the duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Mobility within the office including movement between floors and workstations.
  • Repeated motions (e.g., typing, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying).
  • Communication with other employees and clients.


  • Most work is performed in a professional office environment. Some trips to client offices and job sites for observations will be required.
  • Job site observations factors could include: walking and climbing on uneven surfaces, exposure to outdoor environments and extreme weather (heat and freezing temperatures), noise exposure, driving for extended periods of time, exposure to allergens (e.g., pollen, dust, cedar, sumac, poison ivy), exposure to construction and traffic work zones, possible hand and power tool use, and extended periods of Personal Protective Equipment use.
  • Extended use of electronic devices (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, scanners, plotters, and telephones).
  • Use of cutting tools and equipment (e.g., plotting equipment, rotary paper cutter).


  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST.
  • This position may include the need for overtime hours.
  • This position’s hours fluctuate based on department needs.


At CobbFendley, we are an equal opportunity employer, interested in qualified candidates with the requisite employment authorization eligibility to work in the United States. All candidates are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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  • Pre-Employment Screenings. All offers of employment at CobbFendley are contingent upon the prospective employee passing a drug screening, physical exam (if applicable), and various background verifications (including but not limited to 10-year history of the county, state, federal, and a 5-year history of motor vehicle records).
  • Work Authorization + Sponsorship. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The E-Verify system uses federal databases to rapidly validate individual identities and work eligibility from the information gathered in the Form I-9. CobbFendley will not sponsor applications of work visas. We understand that this could affect your decision to apply with these conditions in mind.
  • External Recruiting Agencies. CobbFendley does not and will not accept unsolicited resumes under any circumstances from independent recruiters, recruiting agencies, or similar entities. Recruiting activity on behalf of a candidate does NOT constitute CobbFendley's acceptance of terms and conditions without prior contractual agreements signed by authorized CobbFendley personnel. Unsolicited resumes through any channels including cold calling, emails, applications, social media messaging, etc., will not be reviewed.