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Civil Designer

  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Position ID: 3730
  • Minimum Experience: 5 years
  • Education: HS
  • Registration: (Not Specified)
  • Required Skills: AutoCAD; Microsoft Office
  • Sponsorship: Immigration related employment benefits, e.g. visa sponsorship, are not available for this position.

Burgess & Niple is currently seeking a Civil Designer to join our multi-discipline engineering consulting firm in Norfolk or Richmond office. This position is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join our local team and utilize their design and technical expertise on interesting and challenging projects.

B&N Civil Designer Responsibilities:

  • Support design efforts of challenging site, subdivision, and water/wastewater projects, utilizing standard software such as Civil 3D and REVIT. Typical projects include public and private site development, water transmission mains, sanitary sewers, wastewater force mains, and wastewater pump stations
  • Develop site plan sets for review by authorities having jurisdiction. Typical plans include demolition plans, erosion and sediment control plans, site plans, utility plans, profiles, and detail sheets
  • Prepare project specifications through research of industry, federal, state, regional, and municipal codes and publications
  • Site assessments, including zoning research and code requirements, available utilities, GIS research and site constraints
  • Prepare reports and narratives for use in the completion of design and construction documents
  • Prepare construction cost estimates using local and industry standard pricing guides.
  • Perform site visits for project orientation and construction observation 
  • Communicate with the design team, client, plan reviewers and permitting authorities 
  • Prepare permit applications and supporting documents

Skills and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • 5+ years design experience in site/utility/civil engineering 
  • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Desire and ability to work in a group setting and to mentor junior staff members 
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and organizational skills


  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Immediate accrued paid time off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 401(k) with match and no vesting schedule
  • Flexible spending or health savings account options
  • Basic life insurance/short-term & long-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee with option to purchase supplemental life insurance
  • Bonus program
  • Flexible hours and hybrid work schedule options
  • Tuition assistance
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Casual dress


At B&N, we are dedicated to improving ourselves and the communities we serve. We do this by providing employees with opportunities for fulfillment, learning and advancement while delivering awesome experiences to our clients. We are committed to exploring new capabilities, emerging technologies and opportunities that will help create a pipeline for future growth.

We are engineers, architects, planners, scientists, geologists, and designers. We are also innovators and leaders, entrepreneurs, and collaborators. We are traffic engineers and parents of teenage drivers. We are site designers and homeowners. Ecologists and dog walkers. Funding experts and foodbank volunteers. We believe that these collective connections to the communities we serve are an asset to B&N and our clients.

Apply today and discover the possibilities for your career at B&N.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Click here to view our Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policy Statement.