Project Manager, Civil Engineering at CobbFendley in San Marcos, Texas

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

Since 1980, CobbFendley has been committed to providing innovative engineering and surveying solutions with the goal of bettering communities. Our multi-discipline approach allows for the efficient completion of projects through experienced staff who focus on client communication. We are always seeking talented and qualified professionals to enhance our ability to provide clients with exceptional service.

Are you ready to Join Our Block and advance your career?At CobbFendley, people are our most valued resource. We offer a(n):

  • Effective 2024, CobbFendley is proud to announce that FMLA-eligible employees will receive fully paid leave in the amounts of eight (8) weeks for maternity cases and two (2) weeks for paternity or adoption cases. CobbFendley pays for the entire cost of this benefit.

  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits including 401(k) Matching and Profit-sharing Contributions; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance; Employer Funded and Voluntary Life Insurance; Tuition Reimbursement; and Continuing Education Programs

  • Extended office closure from December 25 through January 1 to relax and enjoy the holidays

  • Professional and personal growth through innovative in-house training and collaborative resources

  • Community service opportunities through the CobbFendley Cares Committee, focusing on STEM Education, Hunger Relief, and Sustainable Solutions

CobbFendley is seeking a Project Manager in our Austin, Texas office.


The successful candidate’s most important qualifications include the following.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field of study from an ABET accredited institution.

  • P.E. License in the State of Texas preferred.

  • Must have 3 years of experience as a Project Manager for Civil Engineering activities.

  • Must have 7 years of total experience in the civil engineering industry.

  • General working knowledge in AutoCAD Civil 3D or Microstation/Geopak.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce construction plan sets independently.

  • Experience utilizing VantagePoint as a project management tool considered a plus.

  • Ability to work independently; well-developed time management skills, especially the ability to complete high-quality, detail-oriented deliverables on tight timelines amid competing client deadlines and requirements.

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Motivation to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.

  • Desire to collaborate with professionals and clients to increase your industry knowledge and grow in your career.

  • Commitment to perform responsibilities consistent with industry standards to achieve department and company goals.

  • Interest in developing relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.

  • Strong Communication and organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Experience in Austin, a plus.


  • Provides Civil Engineering and oversight services for projects to CobbFendley clients.

  • Coordinates and performs technical work related to new utility installations and state and/or federally funded Civil Engineering adjustments and relocations.

  • Requires coordination with private entities and governmental agencies.

  • Schedules, conducts, and attends utility meetings, public utility meetings, one-on-one utility meetings, and TxDOT/County/Municipality coordination meetings.

  • Oversees the preparation of utility agreement assembly packages.

  • Prepares and reviews plans, specifications, and estimates to confirm compliance with guidelines, rules, and regulations.

  • Assists with determining eligibility and betterment ratios.

  • Prepares documents required by 23 CFR Section 645.

  • Coordinates field investigating requests.

  • Conducts on-site field visits, working with major utility companies and various pipeline companies, as well as state agencies and municipalities.

  • Familiarity with the TxDOT ROW Utility Manual and Texas Administrative Code Utility Accommodation Rules, knowledge of principles of utility coordination and associated terminology.

  • Directs as-built record drawing requests from various utilities as required for use in project designs.

  • Oversees collection and maintenance of electronic files for projects and utility drawings.

  • Oversees development of client exhibits (KMZ & other GIS platforms) which define project scope of work.

  • Oversees development of Civil Engineering matrices and exhibits.

  • Keeps abreast of project changes through active client communication.

  • Assists in developing CobbFendley’s Civil Engineering efforts, including developing procedures, systems, and methods for project delivery.

  • Applies technical expertise and be able to work with a project team on conventional and unconventional projects.

  • Develops and maintains project schedules.

  • Learns and maintains knowledge of client standards, rules and requirements for planning, construction, and documentation.

  • Manages project deliverables, budgets, invoicing, and collections.

  • Keeps abreast of requirements of various permitting entities and any permitting or agreement requirement changes.

  • Directs the submittal of permits and agreements to agencies.

  • Assist in the preparation of client scope and fee proposals.

  • Supervises the tracking of permit and agreement submittals and approvals through internal spreadsheets.

  • Updates project specific trackers.

  • Assists with resolution of problems identified in unapproved permits and agreements.

  • Performs independent research and delegates changing priorities.

  • Research ongoing/future CIP projects for various cities/counties within project boundaries.

  • Interfaces with clients to ensure excellent service and explore opportunities for additional assignments such as utility design, SUE, Survey, and utility easement acquisition.

  • Travels to CobbFendley offices, project locations, existing/potential clients’ offices as needed.

  • Maintains a professional attitude and fulfills responsibilities with integrity.

  • Motivated to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.

  • Works with minimal supervision and reviews design drawings, permit drawings, agreements packages, and GIS geodatabase deliverables (QA/QC).

  • Works in a collaborative team environment, perform self QA/QC of work, and QA/QC of other team member’s work.

  • This is a non-supervisory position; however, may assign, review, and monitor the work of other team members.

  • Responds to questions from Project Engineers, CAD Technicians and GIS Technicians.

  • Committed to perform responsibilities consistent with industry standards to achieve department and company goals

  • Interested in developing relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.

  • Represents CobbFendley at client meetings and performs client coordination.

  • Contributes and engages in the utility industry including relevant conferences and technical committees.

  • Adheres to CobbFendley’s safety standards to uphold a safe and efficient environment

If and when the duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.


  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.

  • Mobility within the office including movement between floors and workstations.

  • Repeated motions (e.g., typing, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying).

  • Communication with other employees and clients.


  • Most work is performed in a professional office environment. Some trips to client offices and job sites for observations will be required.

  • Job site observations factors could include: walking and climbing on uneven surfaces, exposure to outdoor environments and extreme weather (heat and freezing temperatures), noise exposure, driving for extended periods of time, exposure to allergens (e.g., pollen, dust, cedar, sumac, poison ivy), exposure to construction and traffic work zones, possible hand and power tool use, and extended periods of Personal Protective Equipment use.

  • Extended use of electronic devices (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, scanners, plotters, and telephones).

  • Use of cutting tools and equipment (e.g., plotting equipment, rotary paper cutter).


  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM CST.


At CobbFendley, we are an equal opportunity employer, interested in qualified candidates with the requisite employment authorization eligibility to work in the United States. All candidates are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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  • Pre-Employment Screenings.All offers of employment at CobbFendley are contingent upon the prospective employee passing a drug screening, physical exam (if applicable), and various background verifications (including but not limited to 10-year history of the county, state, federal, and a 5-year history of motor vehicle records).

  • Work Authorization + Sponsorship.Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The E-Verify system uses federal databases to rapidly validate individual identities and work eligibility from the information gathered in the Form I-9. CobbFendley will not sponsor applications of work visas. We understand that this could affect your decision to apply with these conditions in mind.

  • External Recruiting Agencies.CobbFendley does not and will not accept unsolicited resumes under any circumstances from independent recruiters, recruiting agencies, or similar entities. Recruiting activity on behalf of a candidate does NOT constitute CobbFendley's acceptance of terms and conditions without prior contractual agreements signed by authorized CobbFendley personnel. Unsolicited resumes through any channels including cold calling, emails, applications, social media messaging, etc., will not be reviewed.

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