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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.

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 engineering, 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

Office Technician

Office Technician

Primary Responsibilities
Hennessey Engineers is seeking an experienced Office Technician to work in our Southgate, MI office. Position will include reviews of payroll and Inspector’s Daily Reports, use of FieldManager Software to create pay estimates and contract modifications, and use of ProjectWise and cloud storage systems for electronic filing. Experience in inspection or office technician role for MDOT projects is a must. Ability to demonstrate computer skills including fluency in Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam is a plus. Prior experience with data entry or tracking, documentation review, filing, administrative assistance, and/or accounting may be beneficial.

Essential Functions

  • Review and process certified payrolls and associated documents.
  • Review Inspector Daily Reports, (IDR’s).
  • Create pay estimates.
  • Create contract modifications.
  • Review and track materials certifications.
  • Generate detailed materials deficiency reports
  • Track project documentation and ensure records requirements are met.
  • Communicate with engineers, inspection staff, and contractors regarding project documentation including deficiencies.
  • Paper and electronic filing.

Minimum Physical Requirements
Mobility to work in an office setting and use standard office equipment; visual acuity to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Desired Education

  • High School Graduate and some college courses would be a plus.
  • MDOT Certified Computerized Office Technician
  • MDOT Prevailing Wage Compliance Training

 

Desired Job Experience

  • Previous MDOT field inspection experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with MDOT Field Manager software is required.
  • Previous experience with data entry; documentation review, tracking and filing; administrative assistance; or accounting background may be beneficial.
  • Excellent computer and communication skills.
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Excel is required.

Civil Engineer (Entry Level)

Civil Engineer (Entry Level)

Job Summary
Hennessey Engineers has an exciting opportunity for a creative and talented entry-level Civil Engineer in our Southgate, MI office. This position requires self-motivation, commitment to high-quality work performance, excellent planning and communication skills, and the ability to work with other staff in a project team environment. As an entry-level civil engineer, you will have the opportunity to explore municipal engineering projects, MDOT projects, and private development projects with a defined career path as you move forward.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and design Civil and Site Development projects, including site layout, grading stormwater management, and utilities.
  • Prepare construction cost estimates.
  • Prepare specifications and contract documents.
  • Work closely with other technical staff to assist in providing consulting engineering services from municipalities, architects, and local development clients.
  • Interact daily with project teams.

 

Minimum Physical Requirements
Exposed to occasional lifting and carrying. Will have normal office working conditions and be required to sit and use a computer. Capable of traveling to and maneuvering around project sites for attending client and project meetings and site observations. Able to use various technical equipment for communication and documentation. Visual acuity necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education
Bachelor of Science

Desired Major
Civil Engineering

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Relevant internship, co-op, or field inspection experience of site development or general civil engineering experience.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil 3D software.
  • Excellent computer and communication skills are a must.

Civil Engineer (Mid Level)

Civil Engineer (Mid-Level)

Job Summary
Hennessey Engineers is actively seeking a creative and talented Civil Engineer for employment in our Southgate, MI office to service municipal clients located in the Southeast Michigan area. The primary duty of this position is to assist senior engineering staff in the administration and oversite of construction projects for the Michigan Department of Transportation, Local Agency, and municipal clients.  This position requires self-motivation, commitment to high-quality work performance, excellent planning and communication skills, and the ability to work independently and with other staff in a project team environment. Hennessey Engineers provides our civil engineers with the opportunity to explore municipal engineering projects, MDOT projects, and private development projects with a defined career path as you move forward.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with project administration, construction oversight, and coordination for construction projects of varying size and scope.
  • Verify the contractor’s completed work complies with the contract documents for assigned projects.
  • Assist the project engineer in oversight of technicians for inspection, administration, and documentation of infrastructure projects from pre-bid meetings to contract close-out.
  • Review work produced by the project oversight team in both the office and the field and verify the acceptability of the generated documents.
  • Provide guidance and training to inspection staff.
  • Communicate effectively with client representatives, staff, local agencies, and the public.
  • Effectively communicate project status and issues to the project engineer.
  • Assist in drafting of responses to contractor correspondence, claims, and RFIs as needed and appropriate.
  • Assist in reviewing contractor submittals.
  • Assist with construction progress meeting minutes.
  • Learn and assist in duties associated with developing responses to client Requests for Proposals.

Minimum Physical Requirements
Exposed to occasional lifting and carrying. Will have normal office working conditions and be required to sit and use a computer. Capable of traveling to and maneuvering around project sites for attending client and project meetings and site observations. Able to use various technical equipment for communication and documentation. Visual acuity is necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education
Bachelor of Science Degree

Desired Major
Civil Engineering

Desired Skills/Experience

  • PE License, Michigan is preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience with the design of water main, sanitary sewer, and road projects,
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil 3D software.
  • Excellent computer and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Michigan Engineers’ Resource Library (MERL) software.

Civil Engineer / Project Manager - MDOT

Civil Engineer/Project Manager – MDOT

Job Summary
Hennessey Engineers has an exciting opportunity for a creative and talented Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager to focus on MDOT projects in our Southgate, MI office. The qualified applicant will demonstrate an established career in civil engineering, including project management experience. This position requires self-motivation, commitment to high-quality work, excellent communication skills, and ability to work with clients and the public. Leadership of staff on a project team is also desired.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of Construction Engineering and Inspection services for the Michigan DOT, Counties and local agencies including obtaining pre-qualifications, identifying opportunities, developing responses to Request for Proposals and staff recruitment.
  • Identify region-specific industry trends for new transportation services for existing services such as road, bridge and traffic design, construction engineering and survey.  Develop strategies for growing Hennessey Engineers’ presence in these service markets.
  • Assist with development and implementation of Hennessey Engineers’ Transportation/Civil Field related Business Plans in Michigan.
  • Facilitate meetings with MDOT and municipal leadership teams to discuss upcoming projects and provide introduction to Hennessey Engineers’ staff and services.
  • Identify, pursue, and assist with teaming arrangements on MDOT pursuits. Provide input and coordinate with other consultants and Hennessey Engineers technical leads and marketing staff with preparation of proposals.
  • Technical advisor on larger MDOT projects.
  • Attend and represent Hennessey Engineers in professional organizations’ meetings and events to develop and maintain Hennessey Engineers client relationships. Lead efforts to expand Hennessey Engineers involvement into new professional organizations where appropriate.
  • Leverage relationships to develop municipal and private projects (non-DOT) with new and existing clients.
  • Assist with recruiting new staff for all Hennessey Engineers Transportation/Civil Field services.
  • Supervise engineers and technicians performing inspection, administration, and documentation for infrastructure projects from pre-bid meeting to contract close-out.
  • Provide technical leadership for complex or unique assignments.
  • Provide guidance and training to inspection staff. Read and interpret complex contract documents and utilize the information to determine the most appropriate solutions to unforeseen project issues as they arise.
  • Monitor activities of assigned staff for conformance with contractual requirements.
  • Manage internal project services contract budgets.
  • The Project Manager will set an example for the design team in areas including punctuality, professionalism, dedication, attention to detail and design excellence.

Minimum Physical Requirements

Exposed to occasional lifting and carrying. Will have normal office working conditions and be required to sit and use a computer. Capable of traveling to and maneuvering around project sites for attending client and project meetings and site observations. Able to use various technical equipment for communication and documentation. Visual acuity necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education
Bachelor or Master of Science degree

Desired Major
Civil Engineering

Desired Skills/Experience

  • PE license in Michigan
  • 10+ years relevant experience on MDOT or heavy highway and/or bridge construction experience. Prior experience as a project engineer or assistant project engineer performing oversight and administration for road and/or bridge construction projects, preferably in Michigan.
  • Knowledge of transportation engineering from the design stage through final construction.
  • Strong project management skills with the avility to manage projects ranging from local streets to complex urban freeways and structures.
  • The ability to develop innovative solutions and sustain partnerships.
  • The ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Ability to stand and sit as needed on project sites. Ability to drive a motor vehicle to reach work sites; ability to maneuver project sites with uneven terrain. Ability to read printed materials and view a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate.

Civil Engineer / Project Manager - Municipal

Civil Engineer/Project Manager – Municipal

Job Summary
Hennessey Engineers has an exciting opportunity for a creative and talented Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager to focus on municipal engineering projects in our Southgate, MI office. The qualified applicant will demonstrate an established career in civil engineering, including project management experience. This position requires self-motivation, commitment to high-quality work, excellent communication skills, and ability to work with clients and the public. Leadership of staff on a project team is also desired.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for successful completion of engineering projects including preparation, planning, scheduling, conducting and coordinating of all technical activities on assigned project.
  • Responsible for the preparation of engineering project proposals.
  • Plans, schedules, conducts and coordinates assigned engineering work, monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices and standards, and ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines and all other project consultants.
  • Responsible for resolving conflicts with clients and Project Team by handling complaints, settling disputes, and addressing grievances.
  • Main point of contract in the day-to-day interaction with the Client’s designated representative, jurisdictional agency personnel as well as coordination of all internal activities performed by engineering staff.
  • Responsible for overseeing the preparation of site plans, grading plans, drainage plans, drainage area maps, utility plans, traffic control plans and similar plan sheets by the civil engineering design team. They are also responsible for obtaining the necessary permits.
  • Responsible for developing long-range objectives and specifying strategies to achieve these objectives.
  • Train and teach others by identifying educational needs and communicating training needs to management.
  • The Project Manager will set an example for the design team in areas including punctuality, professionalism, dedication, attention to detail and design excellence.

Minimum Physical Requirements

Exposed to occasional lifting and carrying. Will have normal office working conditions and be required to sit and use a computer. Capable of traveling to and maneuvering around project sites for attending client and project meetings and site observations. Able to use various technical equipment for communication and documentation. Visual acuity necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education
Bachelor or Master of Science degree

Desired Major
Civil Engineering

Desired Skills/Experience

  • PE license in Michigan
  • 10+ years relevant experience on municipal engineering projects. Prior experience as a project engineer or assistant project engineer performing oversight and administration for municipal engineering projects, preferably in Michigan.
  • Knowledge of municipal engineering from the design stage through final construction.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • The ability to develop innovative solutions and sustain partnerships.
  • The ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Ability to stand and sit as needed on project sites. Ability to drive a motor vehicle to reach work sites; ability to maneuver project sites with uneven terrain. Ability to read printed materials and view a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate.

Civil Engineer / Project Manager - Site Development

Civil Site Engineer/Project Manager – Site Development

Job Summary
Hennessey Engineers has an exciting opportunity for a creative and talented Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager in our Southgate, MI office. The qualified applicant will demonstrate an established career in civil engineering for land development and site design including project management experience. This position requires self-motivation, commitment to high-quality work, excellent communication skills, and ability to work with clients and the public.

Leadership of staff on a project team is also desired.

Responsibilities

  • Manage projects and project teams for a variety of site development projects and clients. Manage projects from the beginning of the due diligence process, through the approvals and permitting, final design and construction phases.
  • Manage project scope, schedule, and budgets to ensure client expectations are met and projects are on budget.
  • Manage workload and coordination with team members to ensure work is progressing and projects are on schedule.
  • Lead civil/site designs for a variety of site development projects and clients including direct engineering for client projects and supporting other departments with Civil engineering on their projects.
  • Interface routinely with team and department leaders and senior management on project management, workload coordination and staff collaboration.
  • Participate in strategic planning for identifying and pursuing clients and projects, evaluating marketing information, managing client key issues, and developing winning strategies.
  • Work closely with marketing and technical staff to assist in winning consulting services from municipal and local development clients. Existing relationships and contacts with these client types is a plus.
  • Engage in the proposal process to coordinate and prepare winning proposals to meet sales goals.
  • Interact daily with multi-disciplinary teams within Hennessey Engineers, providing insight and guidance to engineers for land development and site designs.
  • The Project Manager will set an example for the design team in areas including punctuality, professionalism, dedication, attention to detail and design excellence.

Minimum Physical Requirements

Exposed to occasional lifting and carrying. Will have normal office working conditions and be required to sit and use a computer. Capable of traveling to and maneuvering around project sites for attending client and project meetings and site observations. Able to use various technical equipment for communication and documentation. Visual acuity necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education
Bachelor or Master of Science degree

Desired Major
Civil Engineering

Desired Skills/Experience

  • PE license in Michigan
  • 10+ years relevant experience on civil engineering projects, preferably in Michigan.
  • Project management experience including the development of project scopes, budget management, successful execution of land development and site design projects especially with industrial and warehouse distribution clients.
  • Proposal skills including scope development, organizing team, estimating level of effort, editing, and reviewing.

Land Surveying Intern

Land Surveying Intern

Join the Hennessey team this summer as a Land Surveying 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 and land surveying 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

Land Surveying Interns will:

  • Learn to adjust and operate surveying instruments.
  • Learn to compile information necessary to stake projects for construction using engineering plans.
  • Learn to operate computerized data collection.
  • Learn to record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, and sketches.
  • Learn to process survey data and create boundary, topographic, right-of-way, and as-built surveys with MicroStation and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

Qualifications

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

Surveyor / Survey Technician (Entry Level)

Surveyor/Survey Technician (Entry Level)

Job Summary

Hennessey Engineers is seeking an Entry-Level Surveyor or a Survey Technician with some experience working in Civil 3D/MicroStation Open Roads Designer to work in our Southgate, MI office. This individual will handle a variety of job responsibilities in the field and office including construction staking, engineering design surveys, data collection, GPS, GIS mapping, mobile or terrestrial LiDAR collection, field investigation, field review, and coordination of multiple projects and clients. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of modern survey methods and equipment.

Primary Functions

  • Adjust and operate surveying instruments.
  • Compile information necessary to stake projects for construction using engineering plans.
  • Operate computerized data collection.
  • Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, and sketches.
  • Process survey data and create boundary, topographic, right-of-way, and as-built surveys with MicroStation and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

 Minimum Physical Requirements

Employees will need to be able to walk, climb, and maneuver outdoors to conduct field surveys; lift and carry survey equipment; and operate company motor vehicle to travel to work sites. Outdoor work in inclement weather is necessary. Ability to read, write, and communicate clearly in person, in writing, and over the phone.  Indoor work involves using a computer and other standard office equipment, sitting, standing, and light lifting. Visual acuity is necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education/Licensure

  • Bachelor’s degree in Surveying or Engineering or applicable experience.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Previous surveying experience as an intern desired.
  • Experience with MicroStation Select Series and Open Roads Designer.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Ability to work on construction and project sites while complying with all applicable safety requirements.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Perform responsibilities with attention to detail and deadlines.

Survey CAD Technician

Survey CAD Technician

Job Summary

Hennessey Engineers has an exciting opportunity for a creative and team-oriented Survey CAD Technician in our Southgate, MI office. A qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate career experience in surveying or other engineering discipline. This position requires self-motivation, commitment to high-quality work performance, excellent planning and communication skills, the ability to work with other staff in a project team environment, and desire to occasionally assist surveyors in the field.

Primary Functions

  • Process survey data and create boundary, topographic, right-of-way, and as-built surveys with AutoCAD Civil 3D or MicroStation.
  • Occasionally assist registered land surveyors with survey projects in the field.
  • Work closely with technical staff to provide survey consulting services for a variety of clients, including the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), local municipalities, and private utility companies.
  • Interact daily with multi-disciplinary and multi-office teams within Hennessey Engineers and with other consultants to complete projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Assist department to update standards, details, and associated graphics related to AutoCAD or MicroStation
  • Occasional travel around Michigan to work on outdoor survey project sites.

Minimum Physical Requirements

Common office tasks involve sitting, standing, walking, using a personal computer, and communicating verbally. Majority of work is conducted indoors with occasional project site visits. Lifting up to 50 pounds, maneuvering outdoors, and using field survey equipment may be required. Visual acuity is necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education

Associates Degree or equivalent experience

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 3+ years of relevant experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, or comparable CAD program, including drafting and extraction.
  • Working knowledge of surveying techniques, preferably using Robotic Total Station, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), and Terrestrial Laser Scanning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, follow direction, and work independently.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, and Excel.

Survey Crew Chief

Survey Crew Chief

 Job Summary

Hennessey Engineers is seeking an experienced survey crew chief to work in our Southgate, MI office. This individual will manage a variety of job responsibilities in the field and office including construction staking, engineering design surveys, data collection, GPS, GIS mapping, mobile or terrestrial LiDAR collection, field investigation, field review, and coordination of multiple projects and clients. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of modern survey methods and equipment.

Primary Functions

  • Performs field work related to performing all types of surveys, including boundary surveys, construction layout, topographic mapping, planimetric mapping, corridor surveys, and high accuracy control networks.
  • Accurately runs and adjusts survey instructions including GPS, robotic total stations, level and other electronic measuring devices with electronic data collecting capabilities.
  • Performs mathematical calculations. Reads and understands survey map data and construction plans.
  • Takes accurate and legible survey notes and performs simple note reduction and checking.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Physical Requirements

Employees will need to be able to walk, climb, and maneuver outdoors to conduct field surveys; lift and carry survey equipment; and operate company motor vehicle to travel to work sites. Outdoor work in inclement weather is necessary. Ability to read, write, and communicate clearly in person, in writing, and over the phone.  Indoor work involves using a computer and other standard office equipment, sitting, standing, and light lifting. Visual acuity is necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education/Licensure

  • A high school education or equivalent is required, including a background in math, geometry, and trigonometry.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 5+ years of experience operating survey instruments and collecting information in the field and performing field computations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles of survey measurement, staking, and marking.
  • Ability to work on construction and project sites while complying with all applicable safety requirements.
  • Must possess effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify sources of measurement errors.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work in in both urban and remote areas.
  • Capable of operating as a one- or two-man crew.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Perform responsibilities with attention to detail and deadlines.

Survey Project Coordinator

Survey Project Coordinator

 Job Summary

Hennessey Engineers is seeking an experienced survey project coordinator to work in our Southgate, MI office. The project coordinator assists project managers by leading survey teams and guiding the successful completion of land surveying activities on individual projects. This position is responsible for coordinating field staff in the successful collection of data and construction layout activities; and office staff in processing and analyzing geospatial data, the drafting and development of all types of land surveys, record drawings, plans, and reports.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares and manages project schedule.
  • Assists Project Managers with preparing project budgets and schedules.
  • Assists Project Managers with tracking budgets, schedules, and reporting progress.
  • Coordinates communications between project team members.
  • Coordinates project related matters between internal and external project teams.
  • Prepares standard forms and communicates the project requirements and expectations.
  • Assists in coordination of Hennessey Engineers’ QA/QC program for projects.
  • Communicates and coordinates schedules with clients and project team.
  • Monitors teams work and progress.
  • Reviews data and documents developed by team for accuracy and precision.
  • Analyzes geospatial data from various sources, e.g., traditional field survey, point cloud, GPR, digital orthophotography, GIS, etc. to develop and prepare plans and reports.
  • Prepares survey documents and computations associated with ALTA, Boundary, and Topographic Surveys, etc.
  • Prepares survey drawings and descriptions utilizing AutoCAD and other related software packages as directed.
  • Provides construction-related services including correspondence with clients, construction plan interpretation, point data extraction, stakeout reviews, etc.
  • Reviews applicable reference materials and location specific statutes and requirements and communicates knowledge with teammates and clients.
  • Reviews and evaluates project documentation, e.g., field notes, title work, surveys, property descriptions, etc.
  • Recommends and implements process improvement strategies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Minimum Physical Requirements

Employees will need to be able to walk, climb, and maneuver outdoors to conduct field surveys; lift and carry survey equipment; and operate company motor vehicle to travel to work sites. Outdoor work in inclement weather is necessary. Ability to read, write, and communicate clearly in person, in writing, and over the phone.  Indoor work involves using a computer and other standard office equipment, sitting, standing, and light lifting. Visual acuity is necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education/Licensure

  • Associates Degree in Land Surveying, Geometrics, or equivalent required. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.
  • Registration as a Professional Surveyor or the ability to become registered as a Professional Surveyor is preferred.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 5+ years of land surveying experience showing progressively increasing responsibility.
  • Strong knowledge of land surveying principles and practices.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong critical thinking and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong work ethic and team player attitude
  • Strong verbal and written communcaiton skills with the ability to shape communications for specific audiences.
  • Ability to receive and process feedback and provide feedback.
  • Well-developed conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able and willing to travel and work in both urban and remote areas.

Surveyor

Surveyor

 Job Summary

Hennessey Engineers is seeking a Surveyor in Training or Professional Surveyor experienced in Civil 3D/MicroStation Open Roads Designer to work in our Southgate, MI office. This individual will handle a variety of job responsibilities in the field and office including construction staking, engineering design surveys, data collection, GPS, GIS mapping, mobile or terrestrial LiDAR collection, field investigation, field review, and coordination of multiple projects and clients. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of modern survey methods and equipment.  This position offers the possibility of a hybrid / remote work environment, if appropriate.

Primary Functions

  • Adjust and operate surveying instruments.
  • Compile information necessary to stake projects for construction using engineering plans.
  • Operate computerized data collection.
  • Record survey measurements and descriptive data using notes, drawings, and sketches.
  • Process survey data and create boundary, topographic, right-of-way, and as-built surveys with MicroStation and AutoCAD Civil 3D.

 Minimum Physical Requirements

Employees will need to be able to walk, climb, and maneuver outdoors to conduct field surveys; lift and carry survey equipment; and operate company motor vehicle to travel to work sites. Outdoor work in inclement weather is necessary. Ability to read, write, and communicate clearly in person, in writing, and over the phone.  Indoor work involves using a computer and other standard office equipment, sitting, standing, and light lifting. Visual acuity is necessary to perform responsibilities.

Desired Education/Licensure

  • Bachelor’s degree in Surveying or Engineering, or applicable experience.
  • Professional Surveyor license or ability to obtain licensure a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license required.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 3+ years of related surveying experience.
  • Experience with MicroStation Select Series and Open Roads Designer.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Prior work on Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects.
  • Ability to work on construction and project sites while complying with all applicable safety requirements.
  • Work effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Perform responsibilities with attention to detail and deadlines.

Survey Manager

Surveyor Manager

 Job Summary

Hennessey Engineers is seeking a Surveyor Manager who will lead and manage the Land Surveying Department at our Southgate, MI office. This individual will be directly responsible for land surveying on a wide range of public and private infrastructure improvements projects including MDOT, airport, and marine projects, and must be experienced in Civil 3D/MicroStation Open Roads Designer. This individual will handle a variety of job responsibilities in the field and office including construction staking, engineering design surveys, data collection, GPS, GIS mapping, mobile or terrestrial LiDAR collection, field investigation, field review, and coordination of multiple projects and clients. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of modern survey methods and equipment. This position offers the possibility of a hybrid / remote work environment, if appropriate.

Primary Functions

  • Consults with clients to determine survey specifications, equipment required, estimated costs and schedule.
  • Leads and/or provides support for the development of project proposals.
  • Defines project tasks, schedule, and resource requirements.
  • Establishes goals for the projects and assists with achievement of QA/QC goals.
  • Provides leadership and management of the day-to-day operational activities for the preparation of survey drawings and deliverables.
  • Coordinates with field and office staff for project development and project delivery.
  • Manages project budget and analyzes project profitability and revenue.
  • Facilitates team meetings with project team and evaluates the project.
  • Prepares client-billing information on assigned projects and manages collections on outstanding accounts receivable balances.
  • Identifies additional scope and revenue opportunities that relate to the project and participates in business development activities.
  • Prepares and/or reviews and signs project contracts change orders and manages project scope in general.
  • Provides on-going communication with the client related to the project.
  • Mentors Hennessey Engineers staff and cultivates strong working relationships with clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Desired Education/Licensure

  • Bachelor’s degree in Surveying or Engineering, or applicable experience.
  • Professional Surveyor license or ability to obtain licensure a plus.

Desired Skills/Experience

  • 8-10+ years of related surveying experience.
  • Experience with MicroStation Select Series and Open Roads Designer.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Prior work on Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects.
  • Ability to work on construction and project sites while complying with all applicable safety requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and multi-discipline projects.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, possess the desire to develop new clients, and expand the services of existing clients.
  • Self-motivated and the ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to work on several projects concurrently, prioritize workload, and cope with tight timelines to meet all deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Good mentoring skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Strong well-developed conflict resolution skills and the ability to focus on client satisfaction.

 Minimum Physical Requirements

Employees will need to be able to walk, climb, and maneuver outdoors to conduct field surveys; lift and carry survey equipment; and operate company motor vehicle to travel to work sites. Outdoor work in inclement weather is necessary. Ability to read, write, and communicate clearly in person, in writing, and over the phone.  Indoor work involves using a computer and other standard office equipment, sitting, standing, and light lifting. Visual acuity is necessary to perform responsibilities.

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.


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