Senior Civil Engineer

Job Description

If you are looking for a fun, interesting, and flexible work environment that provides an opportunity to leverage your expertise to make a significant difference in the lives of Alaskans, RESPEC is the right fit for you. RESPEC is looking for a Senior Civil Engineer to join our team in Fairbanks. As a Senior Civil Engineer, you will work directly with clients and collaborate with team members to design innovative solutions to diverse challenges in Alaska. Our Water design team works on diverse water, wastewater, and drainage projects from inception through planning, design, and support of construction efforts for public- and private-sector clients.

This position is within RESPEC’s Water Sector, which is a leader in civil engineering design services in Alaska. The Senior Civil Engineer will lead full-time civil engineers/EITs in preparing professional work products, including water and wastewater utility design, site grading, stormwater management, sediment and erosion control, and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation permitting.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously, proactively collaborating with team members and clients to resolve technical challenges.
  • Supervise, mentor, and guide project design development with project engineers, staff engineers, and interns.
  • Provide technical review of project designs, plani drawings, engineering reports, technical specifications, and other contract deliverables for feasibility, technical accuracy, and quality.
  • Track project progress within established project scopes, budgets, and schedules and alert project managers of any issues that may affect them.
  • Support other market sectors on design projects as workload dictates.
  • Prepare clear and concise written communications and participate in client and team meetings.
  • Present design projects, as required, as part of public outreach to clients and the public.
  • Conduct research and write technical portions of proposals to assist in bringing in new work.

We’re looking for a dynamic and energetic Senior Civil Engineer with proven expertise and leadership abilities to join our Water team! If you have more than 10 years of experience in progressively responsible roles working on a broad range of water and wastewater projects for private- and public-sector clients, it’s time to start your RESPEC career.            



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • An Alaska Professional Civil Engineer license, or ability to obtain within 1 year
  • 10+ years of Civil Engineering experience with an emphasis on design
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel)
  • The ability to manage teams and contracts on multiple projects concurrently
  • An eye for detail and organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

AutoCAD and Civil 3D experience is preferred (support will be provided by drafting technicians and EITs. GIS and 5+ years of cold region experience are also preferred.

Additional Information

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week), typically Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Compensation: Salary depends on experience. Compensation for the role will depend on several factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience. We offer a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, and dental insurance; holidays; paid leave; a 401(k) Plan; an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); continuing education; and membership in professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Company Info

Worldwide, people choose us—and stay with us. Clients trust RESPEC to propel their projects forward with an innovative, clear vision because they know we see things from a different perspective. Our 100% employee-owned company offers solutions for any challenge and every idea. What others may deem impossible we find to be solvable. RESPEC: rethink imPOSSIBLE.

Senior Civil Engineer

Fairbanks, AK Full-time Discipline: Civil Engineering
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