Senior Site Civil Project Manager – Land Development

Job Locations US-NY-New York City
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Senior Site Civil Project Manager – Land Development | Hybrid | New York City Metro


VHB’s New York City office, named to Crain’s New York Business 100 Best Places to Work in New York City, is seeking a highly motivated, outgoing, and effective Senior Site / Civil Project Manager with 11+ years of land development experience in private sector real estate to join its growing Civil/Design practice. This hire will support projects for New York City metro region.


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic organization and lead a growing team while working on exciting assignments throughout the region. Candidate would lead projects from start to finish, including initial scoping through design, permitting approvals, and construction phase services for a wide range of civil engineering projects. This will include large scale multi-phase developments integrating public roadways and City infrastructure, as well as high-profile institutional work including opportunities in health care and higher education.



  • Manage small, medium, and large design efforts, working within a team of professionals to develop site/civil engineering plans and specifications for a multitude of projects within all boroughs of NYC and surrounding communities, where needed
  • Responsible for monitoring and delivering the project financial performance
  • Attend meetings with clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders to establish their needs and discuss design/permitting issues and overall schedule
  • Develop new project opportunities and manage proposal submissions
  • Lead a design team through NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) and NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approvals associated with new roadways, modifications to the City Map, Amended Drainage Plans, and Hydraulics Analyses
  • Lead a design team through NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) New Building (NB) Applications and associated agency approvals, to include DEP Stormwater Construction Permit and Site Connection Applications and compliance with DEP’s unified stormwater rule, Builder’s Pavement Plans (BPP), Curb Cut Applications, Parks Department (DPR) Street Tree Approvals, Department of Transportation (DOT) Approvals for work in the in the right-of-way, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Letter of No Objections for sidewalk and utility work within 200-feet of MTA infrastructure, and others
  • Prepare and review design drawings and specifications documenting the new building and associated site features, including the layout and material identification of surface features including vehicular access, parking, and site circulation; grading and drainage of the site and conformance with DEP’s water quality, run-off reduction, and detention requirements; utility layout; and erosion and sediment control
  • Supervise design team activities during construction administration and construction close-out

Skills and Attributes

  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to think critically
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excels working in a team environment
  • Exhibits strong leadership and mentoring skills 
  • Knowledge of GIS, AutoCAD, Civil3D, HydroCAD, StormCAD and MicroStation preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with private sector projects in NYC preferred
  • Understanding of the NYCDEP, NYCDOT, NYCDPR, MTA, NYSDEC, NYSDOT review processes preferred
  • Experience with roadway design, site layout, grading, utility design and stormwater management
  • Experience with DOB New Building related approvals, DEP Approvals including Stormwater Construction Permits and Site Connection Approvals, DOT Approvals for work within the right-of-way


  • 11-15 years of site/civil design engineering experience required
  • 15+ years of experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field required
  • Master’s degree preferred (may substitute for 1 year of experience)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) required

Our best estimate of the salary range for this position located in New York City is $140,000-200,000. The final compensation will be based on a variety of factors such as individual qualifications, education, and experience.

Job Description Banner (June 2023) 

We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment. 


Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes: 

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation
  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects
  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards
  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth
  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace  

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us! 


VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.




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