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Cole is a growing engineering firm looking for our next leaders. We do serious work, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. At Cole, working together is half the fun.

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RELATIONSHIP-FOCUSED

Cole’s success is built on relationships, and our people, our greatest asset, are at the core of this philosophy. We intentionally build connections to inspire teamwork and make it fun to come to work. Professional and personal development is also a focus of our company-sponsored networking groups: Young Professionals of Cole, Women of Cole, and Future Leaders of Cole. 

GREAT CAREER PATHS

We aren’t looking to put you in a specialized role immediately. Our unique career development process gives you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects to find your passion and your strengths. Internal mentors provide the support you need to take on more responsibility and leadership as you grow. 

MULTIPLE OFFICES; ONE COLE

Our people are constantly collaborating across geographic and project boundaries. Your project team may sit next to you or a couple of states away, but you’re always in it together. The most successful members of our team are flexible, open to learning new things every day, and energized by solving complex problems together. 

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Our People

Meet the people of Cole: creative problem-solvers who turn challenges into opportunities and clients into collaborators.

Benefits

One of Cole's benefits is its Paid Time Off

Paid Time Off

Vacation and personal time accrued each payroll plus 8 paid holidays
One of Cole's benefits is its insurance

Insurance

Medical, dental, vision, disability and life; company contribution increases with years of service
One of Cole's benefits is its Retirement Plan

Retirement

Multiple 401(k) options with a company match of up to 6%
One of Cole's benefits is its Wellness Plan

Wellness

Monthly reimbursements for gym or other wellness memberships
One of Cole's benefits is its Referral

Referral Program

Cash rewards for employees who refer successful candidates
One of Cole's benefits its Educational Assistance

Educational Assistance

Reimbursement of costs of applicable classes, degree programs, and certifications

Current Openings

Please review our current open positions and use the provided email to share your resume with our hiring manager. 

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Position Summary:

The Operations Manager (OM) for the Phoenix office will report to the Southwest Regional Operations Manager (SW ROM). You will be responsible for the leadership, management, and operations and coordination of all technical, human resources, marketing/sales, and financial activities for the office while integrating and adhering to Cole’s corporate and technical standards and policies. Work frequently and directly with the SW ROM envisioning market growth opportunities, adherence to profit expectations, workflow optimization, growing the office team, and developing an office culture consistent with Cole’s overall company culture. The Operations Manager has direct reports that may include (but not limited to) Projects Managers, Engineers, Designers, and Surveyors.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Actively engage with the Phoenix Relationship Development Director to support their needs and requests as necessary
  • Actively engage in supporting and working directly with all Cole corporate team members
  • Supporting, mentoring, and ensuring the professional growth of office team members
  • Providing training and technical guidance as necessary
  • Proposal writing and contract negotiation as necessary
  • Review and preparation of project invoicing as necessary
  • Work toward and meet or exceed a 50% billability goal
  • Actively engage in the interview and hiring process
  • Coordinate project work with the other Operations and Engineering Managers
  • Serve as a representative of the company, as required, to support the internal team and Cole’s clients at meetings, presentations, and public hearings relative to assigned projects.
  • Responsible for profit/loss, under the supervision of the VP, ROM

Experience:

  • Professional Engineer with a minimum of 10 years of Senior Project Management experience

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Operations Manager – AZ” 

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Responsibilities:

  • Managing multiple federal and commercial projects
  • Performing and coordinating engineering design
  • Maintain project schedule and budgets
  • Coordinating with and mentoring EIT’s
  • Collaborating with designers
  • Client management
  • Consultant coordination
    Preparing feasibility reports and cost estimates
    Business development and growth

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Registered Professional Engineer within the state
  • Minimum 10 years of experience
  • Excellent time management skills, organizational and communication abilities
  • Ability to maintain a strong sense of focus and confidence under tight deadlines and varying workloads
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge in CAD software

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Senior Project Manager – MO, AZ” 

Responsibilities:

  • Managing residential and commercial land development projects
  • Performing and coordinating engineering design
  • Coordinating with and mentoring EIT’s
  • Collaborating with designers
  • Client management
  • Consultant coordination
  • Preparing feasibility reports and cost estimates
  • Business development and growth

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
    Registered Professional Engineer within the state
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Excellent time management skills, organizational and communication abilities
  • Ability to maintain a strong sense of focus and confidence under tight deadlines and varying workloads
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge in CAD software

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Project Manager – MO, AZ” 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the production of construction plans for various projects, including residential, commercial, and municipal infrastructure design
  • Design full set of Construction Documents with minimal design supervision
  • Coordinate with internal team members as needed on plan production
  • Design stormwater detention
  • Design water quality
  • Provide markups and direction to designers
  • Coordinate project design with outside consultants and architects
  • Resolve design conflicts; perform accountability reviews
  • Assist in developing project scopes and schedules when needed
  • Analyze and design utility, grading, paving, and drainage infrastructure
  • Coordinate project design with outside consultants and architects
  • Perform site visits to verify field conditions and monitor construction
  • Review and process contractor submittals
  • Prepare site investigation and development feasibility reports
  • Maintain project documentation
  • Communicate and maintain good client communication
  • Provide guidance and mentoring for entry level staff members
  • Perform quantity takeoffs, shop drawing review, and prepare bid specifications
  • Perform quality control reviews of design projects
  • Present projects to clients, agencies, municipalities, and the general public

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Must have passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam
  • Passing the Professional Engineer exam
  • 4-6 years of experience
  • Excellent time management skills, organizational and communication abilities

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Project Engineer III – MO, TX” 

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Responsibilities:

Perform entry level surveying duties, including, but not limited to:

  • Assist the crew chief in daily operations during Boundary, Topographic, ALTA/NSPS, Control, and Hydrographic Surveys, Construction layout, and Level Circuits
  • Will work primarily in the field as an Instrument Man on a two person field crew
  • Ability to perform surveying calculations using Trimble Business Center and AutoCAD
  • Ability to perform physical labor (ie. Cutting and removal of brush, shallow digging with a shovel and other hand tools, using a hammer to drive stakes and rebar etc…)
  • Ability to read and understand plans and specifications
  • Possess effective written and oral communication skills
  • Know, understand, and demonstrate safe working/operating methods of assigned tools and equipment
  • Maintain survey vehicle supply inventory and stock as necessary
  • Maintain overall survey supply inventory and inform Field Crew Manager of supply status
  • Perform survey equipment maintenance (charging batteries, plumbing rods, cleaning instruments,
  • Ability to setup, calibrate, and operate Trimble Total Stations and GNSS Equipment (S Series Total Stations and R Series GNSS receivers)
  • Ability to setup and operate Trimble data collectors (Trimble TSC3 and TSC7)
  • Possess working knowledge of survey and office software (GNSS, Trimble Business Center, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word)
  • Responsible for completing the daily survey log for the crew
  • Continued efforts toward becoming a party chief and attaining the LSIT certification.
  • Must have ability to travel and be physically able to work long hours with a flexible schedule
  • Must be punctual and reliable
  • Reports directly to the Survey Crew Chief and/or Survey Field Crew Manager

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma with intent of continuing education
  • Prior surveying experience preferred, but not required
  • Candidate must have a valid driver’s license

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Instrument Man – MO” 

Responsibilities:

  • Receive specialized training and become proficient in the use of collection technology
  • Learn various methods for assessing and measuring sidewalk and curb ramp features
  • Identify and record information on obstructions that might affect accessibility
  • Calibrate and maintain testing equipment
  • Troubleshoot problems in the field
  • Create and maintain activity logs
  • Provide relevant information regarding progress to supervisors

Qualifications and Physical Demands: 

  • Must be organized, proactive, and detail oriented
  • Familiar with or able to quickly learn new technologies
  • High level of accountability required for the work product
  • Able to be on feet or standing 8 + hours per day
  • Must have dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body to perform movements required to operate equipment
  • Must have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be able to bend and/or squat, maneuver, lift, and push/pull up a minimum of 105 pounds
  • Must be able to meet structural weight limit requirements
  • The Maximum Payload (Rider plus all Cargo) is 260 pounds (117 kg)
  • The minimum rider weight is 100 pounds (45 kg)
  • Able to constantly work outdoors in a variety of climates.
  • Must be able to occasionally work weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Must have a valid drivers license

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Accessibility Field Technician I – AZ”

Responsibilities:

  • Receive specialized training and become proficient in the use of Segway technology
  • Learn various methods for assessing and measuring sidewalk and curb ramp features
  • Identify and record information on obstructions that might affect accessibility
  • Calibrate and maintain testing equipment
  • Troubleshoot problems in the field
  • Create and maintain activity logs
  • Provide relevant information regarding progress to supervisors

Qualifications and Physical Demands: 

  • Must be organized, proactive, and detail oriented
  • Familiar with or able to quickly learn new technologies
  • High level of accountability required for the work product
  • Able to be on feet or standing 8 + hours per day
  • Must have dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, or body to perform movements required to operate a Segway
  • Must have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle
  • Must be able to bend and/or squat, maneuver, lift, and push/pull up a minimum of 105 pounds
  • Must be able to meet structural weight limit requirements
  • The Maximum Payload (Rider plus all Cargo) is 260 pounds (117 kg)
  • The minimum rider weight is 100 pounds (45 kg)
  • Able to constantly work outdoors in a variety of climates.
  • Must be able to occasionally work weekends, holidays, and overtime.
  • Must have a valid drivers license

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Accessibility Field Technician II – AZ”

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct routine analysis of data collected by field crews
  • Interpret test results and compare them to established standards
  • Participate in out-of-specification and failure investigations
  • Receive and inspect raw data
  • Investigate or report questionable results
  • Perform validations in accordance with applicable standards or guidelines
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Self-motivated and able to handle repetitive tasks with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be flexible with the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Travel may be required (up 10 10%)

Experience and Education:

  • Knowledge and experience with public right-of-way infrastructure from a design, drafting, or construction background is preferred but not required
  • Experience with high volumes of data entry a plus
  • Associates degree in engineering or equivalent degree/experience

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Accessibility Technician – MO”

Under general supervision, performs field inspections of underground utility construction, including water transmission and distribution, wastewater collection and transmission construction, and repair work performed by private contractors, to ensure conformance to established plans, specifications, State laws, and District regulations; reviews construction plans for compliance with rules, regulations, and laws; performs related work as required.

Responsibilities:

Perform duties, including, but not limited to:

  • Verify and ensure contractors adhere to construction methods, equipment, standards, workmanship, quantity, and quality of materials meet Project plans and specifications
  • Report deviations from plans and specifications professionally, both verbally and in writing
  • Perform non-structural plan checking constructability and operational review of plans, specifications, and job drawings noting errors, omissions, and potential problem areas
  • Assist in managing construction projects to ensure they are on time and on budget, monitor change orders, and calculate progress payments based on estimates of completion 
  • Maintain accurate records regarding changes to plans and specifications to ensure the accuracy of record maps, data, and other records for systems installed or modified 
  • Conduct field inspections of new water and wastewater, public water and sewer systems, private water and sewer facilities, and/or repairs made by contractors, owners, and other agencies 
  • Assist and/or conduct inspections and investigations of complaints and discharge violations 
  • Explain requirements, answer questions, and respond to complaints from property owners, contractors, and others concerning sewer problems, location of laterals, and repairs to assure compliance 
  • Check the grade, bedding, and compaction requirements of new pipe installations
  • Review survey data and procedures to verify that line, grade, and location have been properly established 
  • Inspect pump and lift stations for compliance with plans and specifications
  • Check and verify surveying including horizontal locations and vertical elevations for comparison to plans to avoid field errors
  • Prepare a variety of reports, correction notices, procedures, and other written materials; forward these to the Engineering Department for routing  
  • Maintain accurate records, field notes, and files, including downloading from electronic equipment used in the field
  • Assess safety precautions for water and sewer construction sites or repair projects for compliance with safety standards 
  • Establish and maintain an effective and cooperative working relationship with coworkers through knowledge of work, personal, and professional conduct and good judgment 
  • Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities 
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required for the ongoing operation of the Engineering Department

Requirements:

Knowledge of:

  • Materials, methods, equipment, tools, practices, and procedures used in public works construction, including streets, gutters, sidewalks, drainage, water and wastewater lines, and facilities and related facilities and appurtenances
  • Principles and practices of underground construction including dewatering and chlorine disinfection and sampling and low threat and limited threat dewatering and discharge permits
  • Codes, laws, regulations, specifications, ordinances, and enforcement procedures
  • Operation, materials, and methods of wastewater collection, water and wastewater treatment, water distribution, and construction
  • Basic principles and practices of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Safety hazards and appropriate precautions applicable to work assignments; use of personal protective equipment and identification of job hazards (e.g. electrical, confined space, sheeting/shoring excavations, traffic, etc.)
  • Drafting, technical drawings, and mathematics as it relates to construction work
  • Computer applications related to the work, including use of digital camera equipment
  • Techniques for dealing with the engineers, developers, contractors, and representatives of other agencies in an effective manner
  • Arithmetic and basic mathematical calculations, including percentages and decimals
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service
  • Microsoft Office Suite programs for word processing and spreadsheets
  • Standard business practices such as letter writing, report writing, and preparing informational materials in visual formats   
  • English language usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation and clear, concise writing
  • Environmental laws, regulations, and permits directly related to construction
  • Highway and road encroachment permits and traffic controls

Ability to:

  • Evaluate compliance on construction projects
  • Use surveying instruments, tape measures, laser levels, and other field units to check construction elevations, dimensions, and positions 
  • Read and interpret construction plans and specifications 
  • Accurately observing situations and reporting observations in writing 
  • Apply testing procedures related to equipment
  • Deal tactfully with contractors and property owners
  • Assist in preparing as-builts drawings of water and wastewater system construction projects
  • Conduct work safely, use appropriate protective equipment, and recognize and deal with safety hazards encountered in the course of work   
  • Make accurate arithmetical computations
  • Represent the department effectively in meetings with other departments, public and private organizations, and individuals    
  • Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems 
  • Plan, coordinate, and organize work to meet deadlines with accuracy, thoroughness, and attention to detail 
  • Work independently and prioritize multiple tasks often under time constraints and with limited supervision 
  • Read, understand, and carry out written and oral directions in a clear, concise, and consistent manner 
  • Operate a variety of automated office machines typical of a work environment such as a multi-function printer/copier/scanner machine, and fax machine 
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with department staff, coworkers, consultants, and the public in one-to-one and group settings

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk long distances, stand, sit; exert considerable physical effort involving stooping/kneeling, pushing/pulling, climbing/balancing, lifting/carrying, bending, and performing other similar actions during the course of the workday. This position requires sufficient mobility to work in a field setting with exposure to a variety of weather conditions, slippery, and uneven surfaces. While performing the job duties the employee is required to operate hand tools and equipment and transport materials and supplies weighing up to 95 pounds; use fine and gross motor coordination in using numerous maintenance, power maned hand tools, and equipment and machinery; reach with hands and arms; travel regularly by vehicle for related duties; use standard office equipment such as computers, copiers, and fax machines; hearing and vision within normal ranges with or without correction. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment:

Work both indoors (generally in a typical office or warehouse setting) and outdoors are required. While performing the duties of this job outdoors, the working conditions are of a varying degree, from snow to extreme heat. Additionally, employees in this position may have exposure to clearing supplies, solvents, dusts, and other outdoor environmental elements. Construction projects may require safety training for work and inspections inside shored excavations, electrical building/enclosures, tanks, vaults, concrete structures, and confined spaces (non-permitted and permitted). While performing the duties of this job indoors, the working conditions are those of a typical office environment, with temperatures occasionally too warm or too cold, moderate noise levels and under lighting conditions typical of an office. Travel between facilities and projects will be necessary via Company vehicle for related duties and activities.  

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “Construction Inspector – MO”

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