Civil Engineer

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About the opportunity

SWCA is seeking an early career Civil Engineer to work in Pittsburgh, PA. SWCA is a nationwide environmental consulting firm and is 100% employee owned. The position will entail travel and short-term overnight efforts to collect field data and meet with clients. The candidate must have a strong skill set in Hydrologic and Hydraulic design, AutoCAD Civil 3D as well as a working knowledge of GIS principles.


This is a full time, hourly position in our Pittsburgh, PA office, or eligible for a hybrid work arrangement with 1-2 days a week in the office. Position level will be determined based on experience at either the Assistant Staff or Staff Civil Engineer level.

What you will accomplish

  • Participate in the engineering design, reporting, and development of construction plans for oil and gas and solar developments.
  • Participate in field work to assess existing site conditions, erosion and sediment control inspections, and perform geomorphic surveys.
  • Develops construction plans within the AutoDesk Civil 3D platform.
  • Perform hydraulic, hydrologic, and water quality assessments, modeling, and analysis in support of the above listed projects.
  • Communicates and works with the Project Manager to keep projects on schedule and on budget.
  • Attends and participate in annual internal design training meetings to support personal skills growth and career planning.
  • Ability to work independently and with Project Managers and multi-task regularly in a fast-paced environment with multiple changes; work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Completes individual tasks of moderate complexity or duration with oversight
  • Serves as an Engineer in Training (EIT) on projects
  • Primarily completes tasks under the direction of a Task Lead or PM
  • Performs basic design tasks
  • Assists in the preparation of permit applications, drawings, and CAD work
  • Assigns tasks to and coordinates with technicians or administrative staff
  • Edits specifications
  • Performs research and investigations
  • Designs a complete project, system, component, or process
  • Prepares complete draft project documents
  • Communicates with client or agency under PM direction
  • Troubleshoots routine problems independently
  • Oversees the implementation of the safety plan in the field

Experience and qualifications for success

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related degree. 
  • 0-5 years experience in civil engineering design, specific to site development.
  • E.I.T certification.
  • Experience developing construction plans in AutoCad Civil 3D.


  • Experience with RIVERMorph, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, Hydraflow Hydrographs, and other hydraulic and hydrologic modeling and analysis software.
  • Previous GIS experience.

 Additional Information: 

  • Ability to travel 30% is required. 


SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email or call 480-581-5378. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 

EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Entry level


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