Civil Engineering Principal

Job Locations US-PA-Pittsburgh
Civil - Site Development


As a Principal in our Real Estate Development group, you'll lead the process of bringing Commercial Development projects to life. From the development of a brand new distribution facility on a greenfield site to a mixed-use urban re-development, you'll take part in every aspect of the development life cycle, from sourcing work, to determining site feasibility, creating conceptual designs, and leading an engineering team through the design and regulatory review processes, and through construction.


Your day-to-day activities will include strengthening relationships with our existing clients and industry partners, as well as developing new relationships to help grow our real estate project portfolio both locally and nationally.  You will guide the internal team and external stakeholders as you navigate Southwestern Pennsylvania’s regulatory environment, and you will also ensure your projects’ financial success and technical excellence by mentoring Project Managers and teams of junior engineers and designers.  Your influence throughout the entire project will serve to guide our teams of experienced engineers as they successfully deliver complex and multi-faceted land development projects on time and on budget for our clients. 



  • 15+ years of experience working with Private Commercial Land Development clients
  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • Professional registration in Pennsylvania
  • Significant design experience including site layouts and test fits, grading, stormwater management, and utility design.
  • Established client base that includes architects, developers, attorneys, brokers, and/or construction firms
  • Established relationships with industry professionals and regulators
  • Proven experience in the management and development of a consulting engineering team
  • Experience with varying types of projects such as retail, office, institutional, residential, healthcare, hospitality, and/or industrial developments
  • Solar experience a plus.

Additionally, Here's What We'd Love to See:

  • Leadership roles within professional industry groups
  • In-depth understanding of local land development regulations and processes, including zoning, stormwater, and environmental regulations
  • Experience working on development projects within the City of Pittsburgh
  • You may also provide a portfolio or list of past projects outlining key design elements and your role in the projects.

About Us

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture.  Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success.  You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients. 


In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance.  Join our team where your contribution matters.


CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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