Senior Civil Designer

Jacksonville, FL
Added: January 17, 2024
Halff Associates has an opening for a Senior Civil Designer in our Fort Smith, AR office.

This position is responsible in providing support in the advancement of Halff's technical abilities for land development and related discipline planning and design projects. A Senior Civil Designer makes decisions regarding design suitability using knowledge of specified product materials, recognized industry standards, and construction practices. This requires thorough knowledge and accurate use of civil drafting techniques, computer operations, and civil engineering practices. This position recommends and implements design changes to resolve field problems and may require field verification work.


  • Associates degree in CAD with a minimum of 15+ years progressive experience in the civil engineering field
  • Demonstrated experience with Micro Station or AutoCAD (Civil3D), and other related design software applications required, GIS considered a plus
  • Knowledge of municipal and state design standards and codes, including ADA compliance design standards
  • Knowledge of the terminology, techniques and practices used in various types of construction relating to land development including the ability to develop, read, and interpret engineering plans and specifications

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Works independently to create base maps, drawings and designs for land development projects, including: Drawing setup for preliminary and construction plan sets, including sheet layout, setup of both model space and paper space, manage xrefs, incorporate redlines and design provided by the Project Manager
  • Create preliminary and construction plan sets, including; horizontal control, grading and drainage, erosion control plans, utility and roadway profiles and cross-sections, topographic maps and design details and notes.
  • Responsible for assisting with engineering projects in the field and in the office. Project types may include, but are not limited to, roadway, highway, airport, utility, land development, landfill and site development
  • Perform calculations and provide engineering solutions to complex problems with oversight from a professional engineer
  • Investigate field conditions and read and comprehend design drawings, construction specifications, codes and regulations, and technical information to develop drawings
  • Adhere to project deadlines and keep supervising staff informed of any difficulties encountered on assignments
  • Execute and adhere to quality assurance requirements
  • Reproduce drawing and document packages to fulfill contractual obligations
  • Assists with identifying production workload
  • Assist in training and supervision of CAD and graphics personnel
  • Assist in maintaining CAD standards
  • Responsible for quality assurance and quality control of graphics and CAD engineering plans. Coordinate with clients, project engineers, client departments, manufacturers, and others to understand, develop, and deliver drawings.
  • Maintain technical knowledge with regard to computers, software, and design techniques
  • Learn and adapt to new programs and adjust to changes in product and client demands
  • Must be able to collaborate remotely with colleagues in other offices
  • Effectively communicate with others via telephone, in written form, by e-mail, or in person complex technical concepts to engineers, clients, and public stakeholders
  • Must be able to build effective relationships with internal and external client bases
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team member to problem solve and learn new technical skills
  • Interest in experiencing a variety of assignments is important
  • Other duties as assigned

Company Overview

Halff is a mid-sized, employee-owned, diverse and multi-disciplined professional services firm. For more than 70 years, Halff has provided smarter solutions throughout the United States offering services in Construction Services, Energy, Environmental, Geographic Information Systems, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Land and Site Development, Planning and Landscape Architecture, MEP Engineering, Public Works, Right of Way, Structural Engineering, Subsurface Utility Engineering/Utility Coordination, Surveying, Transportation, Water Resources and Water/Wastewater.

Halff has offices in the following locations:

Arkansas: Bentonville, Fort Smith, Little Rock, and North Little Rock

Florida: Chipley, Crestview, Jacksonville, Orlando, Panama City Beach, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tavares, and Temple Terrace

Louisiana: Baton Rouge and Shreveport

Oklahoma: Norman and Oklahoma City

Texas: Austin, Brownsville, Conroe, Corpus Christi, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Houston, Lubbock, McAllen, Midland, Richardson, San Antonio, and Tyler

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, prescription, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance, paid time off and holiday pay, Traditional and Roth 401(k) plans, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Health Savings Account, 529 College Savings Plan, Flexible Spending, an Employee Assistance Plan and more.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Halff is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Halff is a drug-free workplace. This offer of employment is contingent upon the receipt of a clear drug screen and background check prior to your first day of employment. This position may be subject to random drug testing pursuant to federal regulations.