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CAREERS

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.

Team Working at Cole

Working at Cole

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. 

Coworkers are playing a game together
Blueprint

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. 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced GIS functions including modeling, scripting, and application development
  • Develop and design schemas and structure for GIS data
  • Research new software and technology as they pertain to GIS operations and develop solutions and procedures to streamline and maximize the efficiency of GIS operations
  • Perform GIS data editing, manipulation, and quality control in a desktop GIS environment
  • Perform data conversions from Survey and CAD data types to GIS formats
  • Perform spatial analysis utilizing the ArcGIS toolbox
  • Develop custom and standard ArcGIS Pro projects to meet project specifications
  • Process GIS data for use in mapping outputs, reporting, analysis, and presentations as requested
  • Develop and maintain GIS field collection processes utilizing Survey123, ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcPad, or other related data collection technologies
  • Assist other Cole team members with map production, analysis of spatial information, and provide technical support in new and existing GIS applications
  • Manage and coordinate GIS sub-consultant work
  • Serve as GIS liaison for ADA and other related programs within the firm
  • Performs related duties as directed
  • Ability to function and perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Engineering, Surveying, or related field
  • 5 years’ experience in GIS; or an equivalent combination of education, training, experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing 
  • Knowledge of API Programming
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • Python
    • C#
    • JavaScript
    • iOS, Android, or Windows app development
    • QT
    • Web Services
    • Skills in researching, compiling, and summarizing statistical data and information materials
  • Experience in working with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise systems
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with project consultants, private contractors, City employees, and the public.
  • Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with CAD file and data types (.dwg, .dgn) and data conversions/interoperability
  • Familiarity with civil design data and utility networks
  • Familiarity with raster data processing and LiDAR data and derivatives
  • GISP or other professional certifications

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 – 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 – AZ” 

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”

Responsibilities:

  • Perform GIS data editing, manipulation, and quality control in a desktop GIS environment
  • Perform advanced GIS functions including modeling and scripting
  • Assist in the development and design of schemas and structure for GIS data
  • Perform data conversions from Survey and CAD data types to GIS formats
  • Perform spatial analysis utilizing the ArcGIS toolbox
  • Develop custom and standard ArcGIS Pro projects to meet project specifications
  • Process GIS data for use in mapping outputs, reporting, analysis, and presentations as requested
  • Assist Senior GIS Operator with GIS field collection processes utilizing Survey123, ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcPad, or other related data collection technologies
  • Assist other Cole team members with map production, analysis of spatial information, and provide technical support in new and existing GIS applications.
  • Performs related duties as directed
  • Ability to function and perform at a high level in a fast-paced work environment

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Computer Science, Planning, Engineering, Surveying, or related field
  • Two to four years of experience in GIS within the ESRI desktop GIS applications (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro); or an equivalent combination of education, training, experience
  • Experience in working with ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Enterprise systems
  • Experience with geoprocessing automation using Python and/or ArcGIS ModelBuilder
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing 
  • Ability to organize work, establish priorities, meet established deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction

Preferred Experience:

  • Familiarity with CAD file and data types (.dwg, .dgn) and data conversions/interoperability
  • Familiarity with civil design data and utility networks
  • Familiarity with raster data processing and LiDAR data and derivatives
  • GISP or other professional certifications

Ready to apply? Send your resume to hr@colestl.com with the subject line “GIS Specialist II” 

Responsibilities:

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

  • Utilizing Civil 3D efficiently
  • Implementing mark-ups provided by other Engineers or Project Managers, including site and grading plans
  • With guidance from engineering team members, be able to perform the following:
    • Assist with the production of plans for projects, including residential, commercial, and infrastructure design
    • Evaluation and design of utility, grading, paving, and drainage infrastructure with guidance from more senior engineering team members
    • Create drainage area maps and stormwater runoff calculations
    • Create Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans and /or Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan documents
    • Preparation of site investigation and feasibility reports
  • Coordinating project design with outside consultants and architects
  • Preparing quantity takeoffs, cost estimates, and bid specifications
  • Performing site visits to verify field conditions and monitor construction
  • Reviewing and processing contractor submittals
  • Preparing site investigation and development feasibility reports
  • Resolve design conflicts; perform accountability reviews
  • Maintaining project documentation
  • Assist in developing project scopes and schedules
  • Communicate and maintain good client communication
  • Perform quantity takeoffs, shop drawing review and prepare bid specifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent 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 Engineer I – MO” 

Responsibilities:

Perform engineering design/duties, including, but not limited to:

  • Assist with the production and/or review of construction plans for various projects, including residential, commercial, and municipal infrastructure design. 
  • Proficient with reviewing/preparing alignments, water and sanitary networks, and profiles
  • Perform site visits to verify field conditions and monitor construction when directed
  • Review a full set of construction documents with oversight from the Project Manager
  • Prepare and design a full set of construction documents with support from Project Manager
  • Coordinate project design with outside consultants and architects
  • Prepare quantity takeoffs, cost estimates, and bid specifications for CIP projects
  • Confirm quantity takeoffs, cost estimates, and specifications for design performed by outside consultants
  • Perform site visits to verify field conditions and monitor construction, as needed
  • Maintain project documentation
  • Assist in developing and tracking of security deposits for land development projects
  • Communicate and maintain good communication with coworkers, consultants, municipalities, and developers
  • Perform quantity takeoffs, shop drawing review, and prepare bid specifications for CIP projects
  • 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 (if possible)
  • 1-2 years of water/wastewater 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 and CAD software

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

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