513.621.6211 info@kzf.com

We are looking for a senior civil engineer.

The Senior Civil Engineer is a creative self-starter willing to assume the day-to-day responsibilities of Civil Engineering design and production for assigned projects, as well as construction administration, marketing support and professional development.
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The Senior Civil Engineer supports all areas of Civil engineering design from concept development through final construction documents.

The Senior Civil Engineer is a detailed oriented, confident decision maker capable leading roadway and site design projects. This person motivates and mentors other team members and junior staff while working to self-improve and enhance their own professional skills. This person is an honest, reliable, team player who works with all team members to develop and implement Civil designs that meet the constraints of budget, schedule and client expectations.

The Senior Civil Engineer is a good listener, an experienced communicator, a leader, a teacher, a trusted collaborator and a “caretaker of the vision” of KZF Design; maintaining a recognized presence in the Engineering community.

As well as being creative, this person exhibits versatility in the approach of design solutions, is an outgoing and personable problem solver, and is experienced and comfortable working on a broad range of project types.

The ideal candidate is able to delegate and leverage skill sets through mentoring, coaching and training staff. They are able to see the big picture without becoming labored or entrenched in the minute details of a solution. KZF believes in the “Promise of Design” and delivering on its promises. As a diverse group of multidisciplinary professionals working together to create competitive solutions for our clients, the Senior Civil Engineer is an integral participant and a critical leader in that effort.

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The responsibilities of the Senior Civil Engineer include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Keeping KZF’s promise of design and client satisfaction
  • Have responsible charge and substantive control over Civil engineering projects
  • Designing, engineering and overseeing a broad range of project types
  • Demonstrating experience with both public and private projects
  • Working within a full range of budgets
  • Working closely with all company disciplines
  • Assisting KZF’s Senior Vice-Presidents to market projects to clients, including providing marketing support, proposal input and participation in client interviews
  • Reinforcing KZF’s brand in the marketplace
  • Serving the external client by serving the internal client
  • Supervising and providing technical oversight to KZF’s junior engineers and technical staff
  • Participating in internal and external design charrettes and presentations
  • Estimating Design hour budgets and working within established budget constraints
  • Active involvement in the local Engineering community
  • Mentor, provide guidance and be a professional educator for junior staff

KZF Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No recruiter calls please.

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Do you meet these specifications?


  • Minimum 7+ years of experience in the Highway design industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, ABET accredited
  • PE License, NCEES certified with ability to be licensed in any State
  • Demonstrated strong engineering skills in Civil Engineering
  • Proven experience leading and managing roadway design projects
  • Knowledgeable of current AASHTO and ODOT technical criteria
  • Track record of success working for an E or A/E firm
  • Experience in managing ODOT and/or LPA projects
  • Engineering experience with a variety of project types for a diverse range of clients in both the Private and Public marketplaces
  • Experience with Microstation and GeoPak design software related to roadway design
  • Experience in writing technical approaches, developing budgets and schedules


  • 10+ years of experience in the Site and Highway design industry
  • Knowledgeable of current site design and infrastructure technical criteria
  • Demonstrated experience working on Civil engineering projects for a wide range of United States Government agencies and United States military organizations
    Proficient in AutoCAD Civil3D
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel
  • Involvement in professional development: continuing education, engineering design trends, new products and materials
  • Experience performing site and roadway material take-offs and Mechanical cost estimating
  • Experience mentoring junior engineering professionals
  • Demonstrated strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated progressive career development
  • Willing to travel


  • AutoCAD proficient
  • MicroStation GeoPak proficient
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional organizations

What sets KZF Design apart from other design firms?

Leadership says:

  • KZF is financially strong and stable
  • KZF has consistently been profitable since 1992
  • The company serves five diverse marketplaces in the public and private sectors
  • KZF has many long term public and private financially stable clients
  • Opportunities are present for upward mobility/promotion within the firm
  • KZF has designed many notable local projects and has won many design awards
  • KZF offers true “full service” with MEP, civil, structural, interiors, planning services
  • For 31 years KZF has been ranked as an Interior Design Giant
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Architecture Firm (Business Courier May-2015)
  • Cincinnati’s 10th largest Engineering Firm (Business Courier Feb-2016)
  • We have been a multi-disciplined design firm for 60 years
  • Company consistently works on self-improvement to ensure long term success
  • A mentoring work environment is part of our culture
  • Continuing education is encouraged and supported
  • Good Benefits including health care, life and disability insurance and 401-k matching

The Team says:

  • A warm culture – people genuinely care and support one another
  • A sense of family with common goals and mutual respect throughout the workplace
  • Working together as a multi-discipline team makes us stronger
  • Flexibility in setting hours allows balance between work and personal life
  • A firm that celebrates its history and heritage
  • Continuity of staff with valuable experience makes employees feel stable
  • Interacting as one team in one office makes collaboration easier and more enjoyable
  • A company where you can grow – changing for the better and you can be a part of it
  • Architectural teams are backed by strong in-house interior design, civil, MEP and structural engineers
  • A focus on technology and technical tools that make design and collaboration better
  • High-profile projects and partnering with national/internationally recognized design firms
  • A great downtown location in a LEED Gold and ENERGY STAR office designed by us
  • Awesome, open office workspace that has been designed to foster collaboration