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Higher Job Growth

Over 10-Year Period


Larger Retirement

Great Place to Work


Sarasota, FL


Part Time to Full Time

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Civil Project Engineer - Stormwater

Sarasota, FL - W-Water & Environment

Why RESPEC? We passionately seek solutions for difficult problems in new and innovative ways. Finding solutions to what others deem impossible is what RESPEC finds engaging and fun. Our 100% employee-owned company is trusted by our clients to provide innovative, holistic, and clear solutions because they know we see things from a different perspective.

We are looking for a Civil Engineer to join our Engineering and Water Resources team in Sarasota, Florida, the #5 best place to live in the United States and #1 best place to live in Florida.  Being located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, there are beautiful beaches and a variety of outdoor activities. Sarasota has an active art scene as well as a number of rooftop and Tiki bars, seaside restaurants, and parks to kick back and enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets around. In this role, you will collaborate with team members to design innovative solutions to diverse water resources challenges along the Gulf Coast of Florida. We work on diverse water resources, environmental permitting, and utility infrastructure projects from inception through planning, design, and construction support for public and private sector clients.

If you are looking for a fun, interesting, and flexible work environment that provides an opportunity to use your expertise to make a significant difference in the lives of the people in our community, RESPEC is the right fit for you.

To Be Considered for This Role You Must Have These Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor of science degree in civil engineering or a related engineering field
  • Strong team player that can contribute to several projects simultaneously
  • Certification as an Engineering Intern, or a commitment to pass the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination and the Florida Study Guide within one year of start date
  • 0 to 10 years of professional experience in stormwater and/or utility infrastructure engineering

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Active participation in water resources and civil engineering tasks involving working in an office setting and outdoors
  • Perform technical engineering work
  • Preparing hydrology and hydraulic calculations
  • Writing technical memoranda, preparing presentations, and creating exhibits
  • Use of AutoCAD Civil 3D, ICPR4, AcrGIS Pro, and Microsoft Office
  • Successful delivery of water resources and civil engineering planning studies, designs, and construction documents
  • Attain necessary permits as required
  • Performing on-site inspections, including confirming physical construction is in substantial conformance with plans and specifications

We enjoy flexible work hours and have an open office environment to share ideas.

Salary Range: $60,000 – $100,000. Compensation for the role will depend on several factors, including a candidate’s licensure as a Professional Engineer in the State of Florida or ability to obtain within 6 months of start date, qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience and may fall outside of the range shown.

Featured benefits include:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans
  • Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave
  • 401(k) with 100% Company match up to 6%
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.