Project Engineer II | ASCE GRADE IV/V

Highpoint is currently in a strong growth stage and searching for top tier career-oriented professionals to be part of their high-touch, consultancy-based engineering team. If you consider yourself or desire to be an expert in private sector commercial and industrial land development, then this role may be what you have been looking for. Boring, mundane, easy and typical are all words that will never describe what they do. Working across a wide and exciting range of market sectors they are driven to bring success to their clients. With 80+ projects in house, they are expanding their team.

Specifically, they are looking to add expertise for their projects based in the following market sector focus:

  • Industrial
  • Science & Technology
  • Multi-Family Residential

Career Description: They are actively seeking to add to their already solid core of project engineers and technical expertise to the Firm. Specifically, they require that the individual possess strong stormwater and grading design background along with commercial utility infrastructure design skills. Based on current long-term project backlog this position is anticipated to be 85% utilized and will work directly with Project Managers, Associates and Principals of the Firm.

Highpoint’s Benefits:

  • 401k
    • Available after 1 year of employment
  • Company contributions
    • Administered through the company 401k program
    • 3% Safe Harbor non-elective contribution
    • Discretionary profit-sharing contributions based on company profitability EOY
  • Flex time
    • Highpoint employees are afforded the availability to flex time to execute their day to day responsibilities as project schedules and deliverables allow. Working remotely over our VPN network and off hours is allowed. Prior approval is required from a Principal.
  • Health insurance
    • Employee coverage is available for full time employees after 30 days from date of hire. Individual & Family Plans: 50% of premium paid by Highpoint. Open enrollment is held once per year (effective Jan. 1st). Domestic partner coverage is available.

Desired Skill Set

Experience Level: 4-8 years
Minimum Education: B.S. Civil Engineering
Minimum Credentials: FE/EIT; PE Preferred

Site Design 

  • Site prep & erosion control
  • Site layout
  • Grading & drainage
  • Utility infrastructure
    • Water
    • Sewer
    • Gas
    • Electric
    • Telcom
  • Vehicle routing diagrams

Report Writing 

  • Drainage study
  • Feasibility study
  • Notice of intent
  • Site plan approval
  • Long term O&M
  • Sewer capacity


  • Local
    • Planning board
    • Cons. comm.
    • Zoning board
    • BOH
    • Selectman
  • State
    • MWRA
    • MaDEP
    • CH91
    • BWSC
  • Federal
    • eNOI (EPA)
    • Corps

Calculations Skills

  • Drainage/hydrology
  • Sewer analysis
  • Earthworks

Project Management Skills

  • Strong written communication 
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Highly organized
  • Aptitude for multi-tasking

Software Aptitude 

  • AutoCAD
  • Civil3D 
  • HydroCAD
  • MS Office Suite
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Raster Design a+
  • Infraworks a+
  • General internet knowledge

Position Requirements: The candidate must possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal. This role will require that the individual have various types of project experience in their repertoire and will have worked on large commercial design and permitting projects. Strong Civil 3d and AutoCAD skills are required for this role. This individual is required to possess a solid work ethic, be organized, be approachable, be a team player, and be goal oriented. Highpoint’s environment is supportive but demanding as they are a growing and emerging design firm in the New England marketplace.

Project Engineer II | Role & Responsibilities:


  • Works independently and with senior staff on all aspects of site engineering and planning projects in the office
  • Possesses project management skills for managing junior staff and clients


  • Prepares concept study plans
  • Prepares feasibility studies
  • Performs fieldwork for feasibility studies
  • Performs zoning reviews
  • Produces opportunity & constraint plans

Design (Schematic Design & Definitive Site Plan Development)

  • Produces drawings using Autodesk software included in the architectural, engineering & construction collection
  • Prepares site plans and detailed drawings for various project types including layout and material plans, grading and drainage plans, site utility plans, erosion and sedimentation control plans, plan and profiles, sections and site details
  • Prepares or instructs staff for preparation of maps, exhibits, diagrams, and profiles using cross-sections and surveys to represent elevations, topographical contours, subsurface formations and structures
  • Assists with preparing, compiling, and submitting permit application packages to municipal departments, boards, and commissions
  • Performs earthwork calculations
  • Performs site plan takeoffs and cost estimates on quantities for projects
  • Performs fieldwork
  • Leads on project strategy
  • Produces design alternatives
  • Performs soils evaluation
  • Prepares wastewater capacity analysis
  • Prepares drainage reports


  • Leads and assists teams with project permit expediting activities which includes travel to municipal, state and federal departments
  • Directs staff for compilation of permit application packages
  • Manages staff on preparation of report exhibits
  • Prepares report narratives
  • Prepares application cover letters and transmittals
  • Comprehensive list of application types
    • Planning board site plan review
    • Planning board special permit
    • Zoning board of appeals – variance applications
    • Conservation commission –  notice of intent filings
    • Board of health – septic system design & permitting
    • Boston Water and Sewer Commission – Site Plan Approval
    • Boston Inspectional Services Department
    • MaDEP – Chapter 91 License
    • MaDEP – 401 Water Quality Certification
    • MaDEP – Sewer Connections/Extensions
    • MWRA – Sewer Use Discharge Permit
    • Massachusetts Historical Commission – State Register Rev.
    • MaDOT – Curb Cut, Access Permit
    • MaDEP – Endangered Species Permit
    • EPA – Notice of Intent and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan
    • Federal Aviation Administration – Section 19 Determination
    • Army Corps of Engineering – General Permit Cat I, II, III

Construction Phase

    • Prepares site development plans for building permit
    • Coordinates discipline design detail
    • GMP plan development
    • Invitation to bid support
    • Performs site walks
    • Issues field sketches
    • Performs value engineering
    • Assists with evaluating bid tab review
    • Performs shop drawing review
    • Responds to contractor RFI’s
    • Prepares sketch exhibits
    • Attends construction meetings
    • Performs punch list
    • Reviews site as-builts

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