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Civil Division Manager

Chicago, IL

David Mason + Associates has provided high quality Civil Engineering services since 1989. Our team prepares design plans for new construction and renovation projects in the education, healthcare & utility industries, among others. With a long history of professional relationships within the Chicago region, we’ve had the opportunity to work on iconic projects such as The Obama Presidential Center, Chicago Public Schools, RUSH University Medical Center, the University of Chicago & more! Additionally, our Chicago-based office has a team of Civil Site Development Engineers who design large Solar Fields.

Head-Quartered in St. Louis with offices in Chicago, Philadelphia & Tampa (coming soon!), DMA is looking for a Division Manager of Civil Engineering, Chicago who will serve as the technical and professional mentor for all Chicago-based civil engineers & professionals.

The Division Manager of Civil Engineering, Chicago will support the Chicago Civil Team in sustaining the overall company mission and goals and requires 15+ years’ experience in the technical design, management, accrual, and delegation of civil site engineering projects and teams. Previous experience in the design & management of large solar farms is preferred.

Our ideal candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree, MUST be licensed as a Professional Engineer in at least one jurisdiction; preferably Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, or Florida and lives near or in Chicago, Illinois, and is willing to work a hybrid schedule.

Why work for David Mason + Associates?

  • Every-other Friday OFF
  • Hybrid/Remote schedule & flexibility
  • 80% employer paid Health benefits
  • 401(k) Option
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • “Family-first” company culture
  • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise
  • Professional Development Assistance
  • Plus, more!!

Essential Duties

  • Oversees or supports coordination of team specific appointments, calendars, and meetings.
  • Prepares communications, such as memos, emails, invoices, reports, and other correspondence.
  • Support project tasks as assigned by Project Managers i.e. specifications, bid documents, permits, meeting minutes, etc. in accordance with established and modified progress schedules and within prescribed budgets.
  • Creates and completes annual and ongoing division and team documentation such as utilization reports budget worksheets, etc.
  • Prepares design calculations, construction documents, technical specifications, cost estimates, bid evaluation and permitting as necessary
  • Works on multiple projects concurrently, monitoring project budgets and schedules, and being responsible for overseeing the technical work of multiple team members.
  • Manage and mentor division staff and any administrative team member(s) to ascertain coordination, completeness, accuracy of technical requirements and day-to-day operations.
  • Contribute to the development of marketing materials and assists with marketing proposal submissions in response to firm qualifications.
  • Review and develop design fee proposals for new project opportunities.  Coordinate and work with other internal DMA disciplines for a complete proposal response.
  • Understands and supports the financial aspects of project and overall office performance and management of resources for success in meeting project and management goals.
  • Works with other company and division leadership to update and develop inhouse processes and documents as necessary including but not limited to project policies, training guides and other support documentation
  • May lead and support office and companywide lunch-and-learns, new employee and ongoing training
  • Supports division and company recruitment with guidance and support from the In-House Recruiter/HR Generalist through virtual and in-person interviews, negotiations, and onboarding processes
  • May sign/seal drawings or other required documentation based on division and firm policies
  • Develops and delivers annual employee reviews and performance evaluations
  • Follow and abide by the DMA employee and safety manuals
  • Other duties as assigned