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Staff Engineer / Construction Associate

Job Details:
  • Full Time
  • One Location
  • In-Person
Required Qualifications:
  • A bachelor or master degree in Civil Engineering
    from an ABET Accredited University 
  • 4+ years of experience in general civil infrastructure projects. Experience with AutoCAD design software and understanding of basic Civil3D. Preferred experience in proposal writing, construction principles, and applicable laws and regulations 
  • A valid driver’s license, automobile, and current automobile insurance is required given the nature and travel duties related to the position.
Pay & Benefits: 
  • Salaried
  • PTO
  • Health Plan
Job Description

We create comprehensive delivery solutions for water, wastewater and wet weather systems, water resources, water reuse, tunneling, and community infrastructure through traditional and alternative delivery services such as program management and design-build.


This position requires a motivated candidate that is team-oriented, organized, able to communicate effectively to all levels of individuals within an organization and able to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment. The Construction Associate
is responsible for supporting multiple project(s) within the Greater Pittsburgh, PA area from the pre-construction budgeting/ schedule stage through procurement, shop drawing/coordination development, construction, and space turnover and contract closeout. The Construction Associate works with the project team to prepare status reporting of present work both internally and externally.


The Staff Engineer / Construction Associate is responsible for the analysis, design, and planning of municipal infrastructure such as collection systems, distribution systems and treatment facilities in the built environment. Responsibilities for this position include preparing construction documents, engineering reports, scientific documents and performing basic data analysis regarding water resources engineering projects independently. Responsibilities for this position also include managing project cost, schedule controls, quality control, and to facilitate communication
between owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.
The Staff Engineer / Construction Associate is
focused on jointly performing as a project manager, leading projects and managing clients with management supervision as well as supporting project managers and advising technical staff while working on a diverse range of projects and tasks.

Required Knowledge & Abilities
  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation skills.

  • Experience in collecting and compiling research materials.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Creativity, initiative, good judgment, and the ability to express thoughts clearly and simply.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to network on a variety of levels.
  • Analyze situations accurately and recommend an effective course of action.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Meet tight schedules and timelines.
  • The physical ability to cope with long hours and a stressful work environment.
  • Frequent and/or extended travel to company job/work sites.
  • Independently plan, schedule, conduct and coordinate subcontract work.
  • Plan and implement a site safety program.
  • Monitor construction quality control
  • Manage day-to-day activities of the construction site
  • Oversee subcontractor work plans and maintain the site construction schedule
  • Oversee extra work claims from subcontractors and maintain a construction cost estimate.
  • Oversee subcontractor delivery of subcontract scope of work.
  • Perform document inspections and audits; identify non-compliance and version control issues.
  • Manage processing of subcontract change control documents such as Requests for Information, Field Change Requests, and Back-charge Notifications.
  • Execute procurements and contract administration of construction site services and utilities.
  • Maintain subcontract correspondence and records on sites/offices for which responsibility has been given and perform analysis on project controls metrics.
  • Monitor construction activities for compliance with contract terms and work with subcontractor personnel to promote safe and effective site operations
  • Develop with the project superintendent, a logistics plan that allows the contractors to complete their work in a coordinated, efficient manner. The plan should look to mitigate the impact of the project on the surrounding neighborhood and traffic around the site.
  • Coordinate and integrate the activities of Superintendents and assistant Superintendents on multiple project
  • Review and approve all major purchase orders, change orders and contractor/vendor requisitions as prepared by the project staff
  • Review and approves all project forecasts, schedules, cost estimates, financial reports
  • Ensure that the owner is apprised of all deviations from the project baseline data (i.e., original schedule, budget, etc.)




Dave Broniecki
Data Engineer, Associate Project Manager

Dave is a NASSCO certified Mechanical Engineer. Specializing in retrieving and analyzing data from various sources to support condition assessment and capital improvement planning activities. Utilizing data to coordinate and track progress on key organizational performance indicators, he assists stakeholders in making decisions related to strategic planning. He has been integral in establishing data management programs essential for planning the future repair and management of large-scale sewer networks.  David works with clients to develop training programs and SOPs that address current maintenance needs and future Capital Improvement Planning.


Christine Barton, PE, PLS
Project Engineer

Christine Barton is a registered civil engineer and land surveyor with expert experience in site design, land development, water resources design for civil/site projects including layouts, utility plans, and permitting, and coordination/management of field survey work.  She has successfully held positions as project manager, project designer, and office manager to serve the needs of the clients within the residential, commercial, military, industrial, and healthcare industries. Core proficiencies include coordination with local land development planning agencies, county conservation districts, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and the  Pennsylvania Department of Environment.


Irvin Williams, President

As the President and founder of E. Holdings, Irvin is currently focused on the company’s succession, strategic growth, and development. He has both a professional and personal interest in Pittsburgh’s success.  A Pittsburgh native and founder of several development companies, he has an extensive understanding of finance and business, which are vital to the success of this company. He has served in numerous management positions including financial advisor, senior vice president, project manager, general contractor, developer, and construction manager. Active in the local community, he made the decision to dedicate his expertise to rebuilding economically sustainable communities with the approval of their existing residents. In 1996, he and his wife became the first African Americans in Western Pennsylvania to develop and own a commercial office building, Williams Square. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with an AAS in Mathematics.

Contact: | 412-434-6290

Amy Wiles, AICP
Manager of Planning & Design

Amy’s professional experience crosses a variety of disciplines, ranging from county and multi-municipal comprehensive plans and land use ordinances (zoning and subdivision and land development) to specialized planning studies, such as wayfinding master plans and parks, recreation, trails and greenways plans. She has been employed by E. Holdings for two years and has 20 years of professional experience.

Contact: | 724-448-0286

Alexis Meier, MPP
Director of Communications

Alexis is the Director of Communications at E. Holdings. There she has worked as the Municipal Coordinator for an in-depth municipal assessment project for the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN). She oversees all of E. Holding’s public relations and public outreach efforts. She also brings experience as a Government Affairs Manager for Duane Morris Government Strategies. She worked on community development projects and developing and executing government relations strategies as well as fundraising efforts. She has also spent time navigating our political system in Washington D.C. as the Legislative Staff Assistant for U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. Her understanding of legislation and politics gives her a unique viewpoint when collaborating on civic projects. 

Contact: | 412-656-8850

Janai Williams Smith, MCP
Managing Director and EVP

Janai Smith is the Managing Director and Principal of E. Holdings, Inc. Janai is a versatile, goal-oriented Program Manager with 20+ years of experience supporting the strategic direction of large-scale programs, setting budgets and managing risks while achieving overall company goals and exceeding customer expectations. As a planner and economist, Janai has been involved in a diverse array of projects, among them master plans, urban revitalization plan, visioning studies, brownfield and infill redevelopment projects, strategic planning and infrastructure improvement programs.

Janai’s interest in urban planning, design and infrastructure programs is rooted in a passion for the creation of sustainable communities that deliver equity in planning and implementation by making connections with people and their built environment. Her affinity for complex problem-solving can be seen in the diverse array of projects in which she’s been engaged from revitalization plans for depressed urban neighborhoods to brand new communities and programs. Leading a process-oriented, multidisciplinary team, Janai’s dedication to achieving consensus in her client’s goals and stakeholders’ vision has made a significant contribution to the successful development of numerous projects. 

Contact: | 412-728-5726