Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

Civil Engineer

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Job Location

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Job Description

The Civil Engineer is a vital role to our organization and will help support the day to day operations of the Quality Control Division. An ideal candidate will be a proven industry professional who is passionate, innovative, willing to work collaboratively, and actively seeks process improvement strategies.

Job title: Civil Engineer
Department: Quality Control and Inspections
Divisional Unit: Development Services
Salary Band: $75,000-$90,000
Reports to: Project Engineering Manager

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare Request for Proposals (RFP) and scope of work for the solicitation of professional services.
  • Prepare project scopes and cost estimates.
  • Prepare project schedules to identify and coordinate project tasks and establish project timelines.
  • Review proposals for professional services and construction bids.
  • Administer procurement procedures related to selection of technical consultants and bidding of contracted work.
  • Manage the preparation of plans and specifications for demolition, public improvement, and building construction projects.
  • Prepare professional services agreements for consultants.
  • Manage and administer the work of consultants providing planning, design, and construction services for the URA.
  • Manage construction, demolition, and environmental contracts undertaken by the URA, including the negotiation of contract change orders and perform contract administration to assure conformance with contract conditions and specifications.
  • Coordinate activities of URA with those of the City of Pittsburgh, other governmental agencies, utility companies, developers, and their architects and engineers as part of the planning, engineering and construction process.
  • Organize and implement public information programs relative to public improvement projects.
  • Attend public meetings as necessary during the planning, design, and construction of projects.
  • Provide technical information to other URA departments and employees.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • 2-5 years of experience in design and construction of public works projects is preferred.
  • Valid PA Driver's License and an automobile.
  • Verbal and written skills required.
  • Effective communication skills and team building.
  • Microsoft Word/Excel skills.
  • Time Management skills.
  • Another combination of education, experience, knowledge and abilities demonstrating the qualifications necessary to perform the duties of this position would also be considered.
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Public Administration, or a related field preferred.
  • PE (Professional Engineer) Certification Required

  • Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Develops Talent
  • Attention to Communication
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Information Gathering
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Takes Initiative
  • Thoroughness
  • Fostering Teamwork
  • Written Communication
  • Flexibility
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs., standing, sitting, reaching and stretching.
  • Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly on telephone.


The URA is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, political, and/or union affiliation.



Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Posted Date: 2/3/2024
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February 3, 2024
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