Water Resources Staff Engineer

Gavel & Dorn Engineering - Greenville, SC


Gavel & Dorn Engineering, PLLC (G&D) is a small, growing, civil engineering consultancy specializing in the design and rehabilitation of water resources infrastructure. As a small business, we value our team members’ abilities to use their talents across the variety of professional services we offer while seeking out special areas of interest to develop within the organization. We strive to maintain a relaxed business environment that encourages collaboration, knowledge-sharing, professional growth, accountability, and efficient work practices.

We serve a variety of public and private clients throughout the Carolinas through our main office in Charlotte, NC, and our remote offices in Winston-Salem, NC, and Greenville, SC. Local travel can be anticipated occasionally to meet with clients, local regulators, and contractors or to collect and verify field information and conditions. Field visits are also routinely required for projects during construction.

G&D specializes in sanitary sewer flow metering, modeling, and pipeline and rehabilitation designs. Our projects often involve teaming with professional surveyors, environmental resource consultants, utility location companies, pipeline inspection providers, and subsurface exploration. We also provide ancillary field services related to sanitary sewer evaluation surveys (SSES), such as smoke testing, manhole inspections, and dye testing. Additionally, we self-perform a variety of geotechnical laboratory tests to classify materials and provide geotechnical recommendations for soil backfill and compaction.

This position was created to support our growing list of projects and to continue to provide high levels of service to our existing clients. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years’ experience in civil engineering and have already passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. We anticipate offering paid training and opportunities to earn technical certifications that are vital to our core service offerings. We also sponsor participation in a variety of professional society events and routinely host lunch and learn opportunities for various industry software and equipment suppliers.

This position will provide opportunities to:

  • collect and analyze field data for asset management surveys and flow metering studies
  • build and run hydraulic water and sewer models
  • create construction drawings for pipeline replacement, rehabilitation, and other projects
  • expand technical writing skills
  • develop detailed project cost estimates
  • prepare and submit state/federal permit packages
  • manage data using GIS tables, spreadsheets, and other applications
  • utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D to create digital terrain models, 3D pipe networks, and combine information from GIS and other data formats

Required qualifications and experience for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and ESRI ArcMap (GIS)
  • Strong organization, communication (written and verbal), and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment, offering constructive feedback and direction to support goals and improve processes
  • Uses self-motivation and takes initiative to ensure tasks are complete and on schedule
  • Accurately track and enter hours worked on projects daily into a timesheet
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • AutoCAD Civil 3-D experience
  • Engineering Intern certification
  • Familiarity with smartphone-based GIS and reporting applications
  • Knowledge of a variety of sewer rehabilitation methods and standards
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Reviewing contractor submittals to verify compliance with project specifications
  • Preparation, review, and verification of contractor pay applications and change orders
  • Seek direction and research solutions for routine and complex design issues

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $56,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year


  • Civil Engineering: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Greenville, SC 29607 (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Required)
  • Fundamental of Engineering (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)