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Garza EMC is seeking talented individuals to add to our civil engineering team. At Garza EMC, we have a team-first mindset and strive to set the standard in our field for exceptional client service and professional excellence. With our primary office locations in Austin and San Antonio, we also have a presence in Houston, Corpus Christi and Dallas. We pride ourselves on our wide range of quality services offered in civil, land development, water/wastewater, project management and management consulting.

If you are looking for a chance to begin, grow or shape your future as a civil engineer, we’d love to hear from you!

Check out our current job openings below – expand each position by clicking on the title. Or, if you prefer, you can simply submit your resume for general consideration.

Engineer Associate (EIT) - Land Development / Civil Engineering - South Austin, Texas

Discover what a team-driven culture really means with GarzaEMC. Join us and work with some of the greatest Land Development Design Teams and Engineers in Texas.

GarzaEMC’s expertise includes site development, water and wastewater, construction management and management consulting. We offer consulting and design services for higher education, K-12, office and corporate facilities, municipal facilities and infrastructure, as well as medical and laboratory facilities.

The primary purpose of the Engineer Associate is to assist project managers in developing and processing design projects by performing due diligence, engineering calculations and design, and technical writing.

An Engineer Associate

  • Prepares preliminary information, and obtains required documents and plans
  • Thorough understanding of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions
  • Ensures internal approval of products and plans, and processes plans for approval by reviewing agencies
  • Provides technical assistance during the construction phases
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates between project personnel, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and clients
  • Monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, and accepted engineering practices and standards
  • Performs due diligence and research on projects as required to provide the background information to start a new project
  • Assists with the preparation of plans and reports for relevant project design elements under the guidance and supervision of a licensed professional engineer
  • Performs engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of Project Engineer or Project Manager, including engineering drawings, engineering reports and required applications to regulatory agencies
  • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions, communicating status to the Project Engineer/Project Manager
  • Coordinates with the regulatory review agencies to resolve comments on construction documents or plans/permits to seek final approval

Required Licensing, Education & Experience

  • E.I.T. Registration Preferred
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • 1+ years of relevant project design
  • Working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer

Relevant Engineering Design Tasks

  • Utility
  • Grading and drainage (hydraulic and hydrology)
  • Transportation and Roadway
  • Water Quality
  • Detention
  • Site Planning
  • Permitting through TCEQ, COA, etc.

Software Knowledge

  • AutoCAD Civil3D
  • GIS
  • HEC-RAS
  • HEC-HMS
  • StormCAD
  • WaterCAD
  • PondPack

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Engineer Associate (EIT) - Land Development / Civil Engineering - Cypress, Texas

Discover what a team-driven culture really means with GarzaEMC. Join us and work with some of the greatest Land Development Design Teams and Engineers in Texas.

GarzaEMC’s expertise includes site development, water and wastewater, construction management and management consulting. We offer consulting and design services for higher education, K-12, office and corporate facilities, municipal facilities and infrastructure, as well as medical and laboratory facilities.

The primary purpose of the Engineer Associate is to assist project managers in developing and processing design projects by performing due diligence, engineering calculations and design, and technical writing.

An Engineer Associate

  • Prepares preliminary information, and obtains required documents and plans
  • Thorough understanding of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions
  • Ensures internal approval of products and plans, and processes plans for approval by reviewing agencies
  • Provides technical assistance during the construction phases
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates between project personnel, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and clients
  • Monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, and accepted engineering practices and standards
  • Performs due diligence and research on projects as required to provide the background information to start a new project
  • Assists with the preparation of plans and reports for relevant project design elements under the guidance and supervision of a licensed professional engineer
  • Performs engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of Project Engineer or Project Manager, including engineering drawings, engineering reports and required applications to regulatory agencies
  • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions, communicating status to the Project Engineer/Project Manager
  • Coordinates with the regulatory review agencies to resolve comments on construction documents or plans/permits to seek final approval

Required Licensing, Education & Experience

  • E.I.T. Registration Preferred
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • 1+ years of relevant project design
  • Working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer

Relevant Engineering Design Tasks

  • Utility
  • Grading and drainage (hydraulic and hydrology)
  • Transportation and Roadway
  • Water Quality
  • Detention
  • Site Planning
  • Permitting through TCEQ, COA, etc.

Software Knowledge

  • AutoCAD Civil3D
  • GIS
  • HEC-RAS
  • HEC-HMS
  • StormCAD
  • WaterCAD
  • PondPack

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Engineer Associate (EIT) - Land Development / Civil Engineering - San Antonio, Texas

Discover what a team-driven culture really means with GarzaEMC. Join us and work with some of the greatest Land Development Design Teams and Engineers in Texas.

GarzaEMC’s expertise includes site development, water and wastewater, construction management and management consulting. We offer consulting and design services for higher education, K-12, office and corporate facilities, municipal facilities and infrastructure, as well as medical and laboratory facilities.

The primary purpose of the Engineer Associate is to assist project managers in developing and processing design projects by performing due diligence, engineering calculations and design, and technical writing.

An Engineer Associate

  • Prepares preliminary information, and obtains required documents and plans
  • Thorough understanding of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions
  • Ensures internal approval of products and plans, and processes plans for approval by reviewing agencies
  • Provides technical assistance during the construction phases
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates between project personnel, including architects, engineers, developers, contractors, and clients
  • Monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, and accepted engineering practices and standards
  • Performs due diligence and research on projects as required to provide the background information to start a new project
  • Assists with the preparation of plans and reports for relevant project design elements under the guidance and supervision of a licensed professional engineer
  • Performs engineering design tasks on assigned projects under supervision of Project Engineer or Project Manager, including engineering drawings, engineering reports and required applications to regulatory agencies
  • Recognizes when technical problems are developing and initiates appropriate corrective actions, communicating status to the Project Engineer/Project Manager
  • Coordinates with the regulatory review agencies to resolve comments on construction documents or plans/permits to seek final approval

Required Licensing, Education & Experience

  • E.I.T. Registration Preferred
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
  • 1+ years of relevant project design
  • Working towards becoming a licensed Professional Engineer

Relevant Engineering Design Tasks

  • Utility
  • Grading and drainage (hydraulic and hydrology)
  • Transportation and Roadway
  • Water Quality
  • Detention
  • Site Planning
  • Permitting through TCEQ, COA, etc.

Software Knowledge

  • AutoCAD Civil3D
  • GIS
  • HEC-RAS
  • HEC-HMS
  • StormCAD
  • WaterCAD
  • PondPack

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Professional Civil Engineer (PE), Land Development - South Austin, Texas

Discover what a team-driven culture really means with GarzaEMC. Join us and work with some of the greatest Land Development Design Teams and Engineers in Texas.

As a Professional Engineer with Garza, you’ll work with a diverse team of professionals providing services for some of the region’s most interesting projects. You’ll have a career path in place to help you grow and succeed, as well as the resources and tools necessary to develop professionally. A Professional Engineer should act as an “Assistant Project Manager”, well-versed in project design, financials, and schedules. They are the point of contact for clients if the Project Manager is unavailable and must be able to coordinate with staff at all levels, both internal and external to the company.

GarzaEMC’s expertise includes site development, water and wastewater, construction management and management consulting. We offer consulting and design services for higher education, K-12, office and corporate facilities, municipal facilities and infrastructure, as well as medical and laboratory facilities.

The Professional Engineer

  • Assists in project decisions (scheduling deadlines, workload planning, budgets, and change orders)
  • Ensures effective communication and coordination between project personnel
  • Has the authority to seal engineering documents for work performed under their supervision
  • Is responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating the technical aspects of assigned projects
  • Is held accountable for the successful completion of engineering projects
  • Prepares plans and reports for project design elements, as well as monthly project status reports and change orders
  • Will communicate effectively with project managers, clients, and other project personnel

Required Licensing, Education & Experience

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering
  • 5+ years engineering experience in site civil/land development engineering

Preferred Skills & Knowledge

  • Thorough understanding of codes, legal and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions
  • Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, email etiquette, grammar, and networking
  • Advanced skills in time management and organization

Relevant Engineering Design Tasks

  • Utility
  • Grading and drainage (hydraulic and hydrology)
  • Transportation and Roadway
  • Water Quality
  • Detention
  • Site Planning
  • Permitting through TCEQ, COA, etc.

Software Knowledge

  • AutoCAD Civil3D
  • GIS
  • HEC-RAS
  • HEC-HMS
  • StormCAD
  • WaterCAD
  • PondPack

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Project Manager (PM) - Land Development / Civil Engineering - North & South Austin, Texas

The Project Manager is the primary person on each team responsible for management, preparation and coordination of all technical and financial activities on assigned projects. The Project Manager plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates assigned engineering work, monitors work for compliance to applicable codes and accepted engineering practices and standards, and ensures that all assigned personnel are coordinating their activities with other project participants and that the requirements of the Contract are being satisfied. This person is expected to have significant technical knowledge and awareness to be able to recognize when technical problems are developing and to initiate appropriate corrective actions.

The Project Manager is the primary representative for Client and jurisdictional agency personnel, and coordination of internal activities.

The Project Manager manages multiple projects and staff on client delivery and technical aspects of a project from start to finish, from proposal and due diligence to project acceptance. He or she is the main point of contact with clients and responsible for the development of team members reporting to them. The Project Manager must be talented in leading a team and coordinating with multiple disciplines associated with project development.

Responsibilities:

  • Manages design projects.
  • Responsible for planning, scheduling, conducting, and coordinating the technical aspects of projects.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day operations of professional and technical staff assigned to projects by assigning, monitoring, and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, directing efforts, and providing technical guidance.
  • Performs and reviews designs for accuracy and completeness for all projects.
  • Responsible for preparing proposals, budgets, workload projections and invoices, and collecting accounts receivable.
  • Responsible for coordination and review of engineering deliverables (QA/QC).
  • Responsible for financial success of projects.
  • Effective leader and communicator with team and clients.
  • Trains and supervises Project Engineers, Engineer Associates, and CAD staff.
  • Manages multiple projects, including budgets and schedules for each.
  • Manages and/or coordinates with other disciplines associated with the project.
  • Participates in Client/Contractor meetings and resolves technical project issues.
  • Serves as a representative of the company and its clients at meetings, presentations, and public hearings relative to assigned projects.
  • Participates in community and industry groups.
  • Meets regularly with key clients to discuss current projects, evaluate firm performance, and identify other business opportunities either with current clients or though referrals.
  • Prepares and reviews construction contracts as owner’s representative.
  • Performs construction phase services.
  • Performs project closeout with contractor, municipality, and owner.
  • For cross-team projects involving multiple service lines, acts as project lead and owner contact.
  • Recommends improvements to office and company operations.

Education & Experience:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in relevant field.
  • Has 10+ years engineering experience in site civil / land development engineering.
  • Skills and Special Requirements/ Licensing:
  • Typically a licensed professional.
  • Technical expert in all relevant areas of design, and understanding of various design methods.
  • Thorough understanding of codes, legal, and design requirements in relevant jurisdictions.
  • Significant local jurisdictional experience and established contacts.
  • Knowledge of various types of projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction methods.
  • Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, email etiquette, grammar, and networking.
  • Efficient project management of multiple concurrent projects.
  • Effective communicator and able to work on and lead teams.
  • Demonstrates skills in situational leadership, including: setting SMART goals for team members; diagnosing team members’ development levels; and matching leadership style to team member’s development levels, providing appropriate direction, coaching and support.
  • Ability to effectively discuss project issues with clients and reviewing agencies.
  • Mastery of project scheduling and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficient in understanding client expectations, budgeting, proposal writing, invoicing and collecting accounts receivable.
  • Proficient in enterprise software for billing and project tracking.
  • Proficient in project schedule software.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of drafting and design software.
  • Knowledge of company functions, marketing and/or service policies, and procedures.
  • Relevant areas of design include utility, grading and drainage (hydraulic and hydrology) design, and transportation design.
  • Knowledge and skills required in jurisdictional experience and contacts are specific to local geographic market.
  • Knowledge of various types of projects includes residential, commercial, and/or community or master planned projects.
  • Relevant software programs may include AutoCAD Civil3D, GIS, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, StormCAD, WaterCAD, and PondPack.
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in civil engineering or relevant field.

Financial Responsibility:

  • Prepares proposals and change orders up to the limits set by the company. Recommends fee amounts to manager for greater amounts.
  • Approves expenses and petty cash requests up to the limits set by the company.
  • Responsible for invoices to client.
  • Responsible for financial success of projects.

Decision Making:

  • Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criterion for obtaining results.
  • Authority to sign and seal on design/plans. Provide final approval of construction documents and other deliverables prior to submittal.
  • As a licensed professional engineer, has the authority to seal engineering documents prepared under their supervision and takes full professional responsibility for those designs
  • Signature authority of project forms for agencies, RFIs and construction submittals.
  • Has responsibility and accountability for the quality, effective execution and financial success of projects under their direction.
  • Makes decisions on team performance and project issues and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Communication is required with senior staff on significant items.
  • Recommendations are provided on overall company policies and procedures to be reviewed by senior leadership.
  • Typically has 2-6 employees reporting to them.
  • Responsible for staff feedback and improvement discussions when necessary.
  • Responsible for workload decisions as well as critical project decisions, including disputes.
  • May make decisions or recommendations regarding employment decisions such as staff selection, hiring, pay, promotion, transfer, demotion or termination.
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Civil CAD Operator - North & South Austin, Texas

This position is available for our North and South Austin offices.

The CAD Operator supports engineers and designers on assigned projects by completing detailed drawings from sketches, plans, specifications, and written and verbal instructions using computer-aided drafting programs. The CAD Operator revises or changes drawings, copies existing drawings and completes simple calculations with specific instructions.

 Essential Functions

  • Responsible for producing construction drawings on a large number of concurrent projects.
  • Completes minimal site layout, dimension control plans, redline cleanup, detail sheet setup, plotting, exhibits for engineering reports, and minor hand drafting.
  • Lays out and scales the components of each drawing, prepares the appropriate plot plans, section views, elevations, and details required.
  • Using appropriate tools and drafting skills, completes assigned basic drafting work and notes.
  • Works within defined project scopes and budgets.
  • Completes redlines/design changes as directed.
  • Adds dimension controls and typical callouts.
  • Demonstrates understanding of coordinate systems.
  • Sets up full plan set independently.
  • Creates and maintains sheet sets.

 Additional Responsibilities

  • Recommends best practices, process improvements.
  • Prioritizes projects.
  • Manual (hand) drafting.

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Very good knowledge of CAD Standards.
  • Understands basics of enhanced 3D Software and can set up basic elements.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Relevant basic drawing elements include, but are not limited to, surfaces, corridors and utility alignments.
  • Relevant experience includes linear work such as roads, water and sewer projects.
  • Relevant software programs may include AutoCAD Civil3D, GIS, AutoTurn and Adobe Acrobat.

Education/Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Drafting/Design or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school or equivalent experience or accreditation.
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

About GarzaEMC

GarzaEMC is a civil engineering design, management and consulting firm. We provide industry leading service for our clients in both the public and private sectors. At GarzaEMC we are committed to serving our clients and their communities by providing award-winning services and building strong partnerships to foster a better outcome. Our team’s focus is our client and our goal is to provide a trusted and unmatched level of service, resulting in a positive and quality experience. At GarzaEMC, we combine our creative, technical and systematic expertise to deliver state-of-the-art quality environments. Our team’s priority is to meet with our clients at every stage of a project and collaborate, bringing a variety of expertise to fulfill their needs. GarzaEMC’s expertise includes site development, water and wastewater, construction management and management consulting. We offer consulting and design services for higher education, K-12, office and corporate facilities, municipal facilities and infrastructure, as well as medical and laboratory facilities. GarzaEMC’s contributions create a diverse portfolio of projects, and our team has cultivated an in-depth knowledge of the public sector with greater understanding and appreciation for its extensive processes and procedures. Our approach to every project is as unique as the project itself. With offices in every major market in the state of Texas, we have the capabilities to work on both large and small projects in multiple sectors statewide.

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Civil CAD Designer- North & South Austin, Texas

This position is available for our North and South Austin offices.

The CAD Designer produces construction drawings on assigned projects from sketches, plans, specifications, and written and verbal instructions using computer‐aided drafting programs. The CAD Designer provides preliminary drawings, sketches and notes to CAD Operators and finishes redlines and plans for submittal.

Essential Functions

  • Produces construction drawings on a large number of concurrent projects.
  • Provides preliminary drawings, sketches and notes to CAD Operators.
  • Finishes redlines and plans for submittal.
  • Works within defined project scopes and budgets.
  • Manages time effectively to meet all deadlines and budgets; provides estimates of time required to complete tasks.
  • Communicates task status effectively; directs questions to the appropriate person.
  • Communicates effectively with engineering staff regarding work products.
  • Maintains file management of CAD files and other documents.

 Additional Responsibilities

  • Mentors less experienced CAD Operators and CAD Designers.
  • Recommends best practices, process improvements.
  • Prioritizes projects.

 Knowledge and Skills

  • Complete understanding of CAD Standards.
  • Proficient with enhanced 3D Software and can set up basic elements.
  • Basic understanding of complex projects.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Relevant basic drawing elements include, but are not limited to, surfaces, corridors and utility alignments.
  • Relevant experience includes linear work such as roads, water and sewer projects.
  • Relevant software programs may include AutoCAD Civil3D, GIS, AutoTurn and Adobe Acrobat.

Education/Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Drafting/Design or equivalent from an accredited college or technical school or equivalent experience or accreditation.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience

About GarzaEMC

GarzaEMC is a civil engineering design, management and consulting firm. We provide industry leading service for our clients in both the public and private sectors. At GarzaEMC we are committed to serving our clients and their communities by providing award-winning services and building strong partnerships to foster a better outcome. Our team’s focus is our client and our goal is to provide a trusted and unmatched level of service, resulting in a positive and quality experience. At GarzaEMC, we combine our creative, technical and systematic expertise to deliver state-of-the-art quality environments. Our team’s priority is to meet with our clients at every stage of a project and collaborate, bringing a variety of expertise to fulfill their needs. GarzaEMC’s expertise includes site development, water and wastewater, construction management and management consulting. We offer consulting and design services for higher education, K-12, office and corporate facilities, municipal facilities and infrastructure, as well as medical and laboratory facilities. GarzaEMC’s contributions create a diverse portfolio of projects, and our team has cultivated an in-depth knowledge of the public sector with greater understanding and appreciation for its extensive processes and procedures. Our approach to every project is as unique as the project itself. With offices in every major market in the state of Texas, we have the capabilities to work on both large and small projects in multiple sectors statewide.

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INTERNSHIP

At GarzaEMC our interns learn from real-time projects with real-time deadlines. Our goal is to provide an environment where our interns can grow professionally and gain genuine experience that will help pave a road for their future success. Through the experience, internal training, and mentoring relationships here, interns receive the resources, opportunities and support to build a rewarding and long-lasting career.

Interested in being an Intern with GarzaEMC? We’ll be at the following career fairs, so make sure to come see us!

  • 9.4.2019 | Texas A&M University – College Station, Texas
  • 9.10.2019 | University of Texas – Austin, Texas
  • 9.24.2019 | Texas State University – San Marcos, Texas

Contact our Hiring Manager at careers@garzaemc.com.

Not ready to apply? Or, maybe you’re not sure if we currently have an open position that would be your perfect fit? Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn for updated opportunities that match your skills and experience.

GarzaEMC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.