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Working at Hennessey

At Hennessey, you will find a positive, friendly, family-centric work environment. With challenging yet rewarding projects across communities of various scales, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge base alongside a great team of people. We are passionate about our work, and this is evident both in the office and in the field.

“As the GIS Technician, I bring data to life. We store, manipulate, and analyze data that helps us streamline and communicate better. Our work provides our clients with practical solutions. We solve clients’ challenges with real-world deliverables. Hennessey Engineers gives me the tools and leeway necessary to do my job to the best of my ability.”Hannah MonearGIS Technician

“I am a people person. I love getting to know each, and every client. Providing them with what they need in a timely manner is important to me. Great customer service is the key to our success.”Barbara MichaelProgram Administrator

"Architecture and Planning allow me to create unique solutions to enhance the communities we represent."Ray ParkerProject Architect

“Hennessey Engineers gave me the opportunity to learn as much as possible and the independence to choose my path. Here, you can find your niche, develop skills, and grow in your field.” Dave LendenSurvey Crew Chief

Available Opportunities

We’re always looking for top talent with a passion for improving their community to add to our team. Think you’re a fit?

To apply, send an email with your resume and cover letter to careers@hengineers.com.

Survey / Civil CAD Technician

Join the Hennessey team for a rewarding new career as a Survey / Civil CAD Technician! Hennessey Engineers, Inc. (Hennessey) is a multi-discipline civil engineering firm headquartered in Southgate, Michigan. We are looking for a talented Survey / Civil CAD Technician to support and grow the core of our business—municipal engineering. Our municipal team focuses on managing infrastructure improvement projects and maintenance programs for cities and townships in Southeast Michigan.

Position Description & Requirements
The ideal candidate must be detailed oriented and willing to adapt to new technology and should have at least one year of CAD experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, and/or MicroStation V8. The candidate should have a strong understanding of civil engineering and land surveying and should be able to review survey data, read field notes, import data into software, create contours, create a survey base map, and create the final survey drawings. Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Qualifications Summary

  • High School diploma
  • One year or more as a professional full-time CADD Technician; Level of position classification (I, II, III) equal to years of experience
  • Field experience preferred
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D or MicroStation V8
  • Must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship

Typical Duties

  • Draft detailed construction drawings, topographical projects, and related maps / specifications for planning and construction of civil engineering and survey projects.
  • Process raw data from the Designer and develop detailed construction site plans and utility layout.
  • Read / follow CAD standards and operation procedures and implement daily.
  • Review / check plans to assure accuracy.
  • Estimate manhours required for CAD project completion
  • Perform basic math calculations and use second party software to process engineering calculations.
  • Import survey data to Civil 3D.
  • Produce boundary, topographical and other surveys.
  • Plot legal descriptions for parcels, easement, and right of ways and generate stake-out coordinates / plot information for field crew.

Apply to Hennessey Engineers
Please send a cover letter and resumé to: careers@hengineers.com and a Hennessey Engineers representative will contact you. Thank you!

Municipal Civil Engineer

We are looking for a talented Municipal Civil Engineer to support and grow the core of our business—municipal engineering. Our municipal team focuses on managing infrastructure improvement projects and maintenance programs for cities and townships in Southeast Michigan.

Position Description & Requirements

The ideal candidate will possess multi-disciplinary knowledge within the municipal engineering field and have the experience and expertise to design and manage municipal projects. Projects will include but not be limited to infrastructure improvements, master planning efforts, feasibility studies, and city-wide pavement evaluation programs. The candidate will also help develop capital improvement programs and asset management plans and contribute to grant-writing efforts for various engineering projects.

Qualifications Summary

  • Direct experience or exposure to municipal engineering preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering from an accredited program
  • P.E. (Professional Engineer) preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in AutoCAD is a plus
  • Superior communication abilities. Must be able to communicate with clients, citizens, and Hennessey staff clearly, promptly, and efficiently.

To apply, send an email with your resume and cover letter to careers@hengineers.com.

Construction Inspection Technician

We are looking for a talented Construction Inspection Technician to support the Construction Engineering and Materials Testing Division of our multi-discipline civil engineering firm. Our team focuses on managing infrastructure improvement projects and maintenance programs for cities and townships in Southeast Michigan.

Position Description & Requirements

The ideal candidate will have experience in QA/QC testing for inspecting roads, watermains, sewer mains, and stormwater sewer systems. They will maintain daily reports, measure, calculate quantities to ensure compliance with contract documents. This position requires someone who excels at communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution. They must conduct themselves in a professional manner and represent Hennessey Engineers well with clients.

Qualifications Summary

  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Superior communication abilities. Must be able to communicate with clients, citizens, and Hennessey staff clearly, promptly, and efficiently.

Preferred Certifications include: ACI/MCA Concrete Testing Technician, Density, Nuclear Gauge Operations Certificate, MDOT Density, MDOT Certified Aggregate.

Civil Engineering Intern

Join the Hennessey team this summer as a Civil Engineering Intern! Hennessey Engineers (Hennessey) is a multi-discipline civil engineering firm headquartered in Southgate, Michigan. We are looking for talented individuals to support our civil engineering, land surveying and construction engineering departments while gaining a basic understanding of civil engineering principles and practices. Our team focuses on managing infrastructure improvement projects and maintenance programs for cities and townships in Southeast Michigan.

Position Description & Requirements

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in college studying civil engineering environmental, surveying, construction technology, or construction management with a basic understanding of civil engineering principles, theories, and methods.

This position requires someone who excels at communication, collaboration, problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution. He/she must conduct themselves in a professional manner and represent Hennessey Engineers well with clients.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Overtime is required. Travel is required to respective job sites and is primarily local during the business day.

Responsibilities

Civil Engineering Interns will:

  • Perform daily field inspections of municipal infrastructure projects.
  • Maintain daily reports, measurements, calculations, and computation of quantities and ensures conformance with contract documents.
  • Track and measure daily pay items to cover contractor’s work for each day.
  • Interpret construction drawings and specifications on construction projects.
  • Track and record as-built information for incorporation into project record drawings.
  • Assist in developing design documents and construction plans utilizing CAD.
  • Assist survey crew.
  • Communicate with the project team throughout the process.

Qualifications Summary

  • High School Diploma required
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited engineering degree program, preferably civil engineering, environmental, surveying, construction technology, or construction management.
  • Basic AutoCAD or MicroStation experience is preferred, Civil 3D experience is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Able to work at least 40 hours per week

Employee Benefits

In addition to our competitive salaries and commitment to work-life balance, Hennessey offers all full-time employees the following benefits:

  • Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • 401 (k) matching
  • Professional development assistance