ESP Associates is seeking a Project Engineer to join our N. Charleston team.  Ideally, the individual will have experience in civil engineering land development, infrastructure design, and construction document preparation for roads, storm drainage systems, storm water management facilities, utilities-water and sewer, sediment and erosion control, and traffic control. This position includes design and project management responsibilities within a team atmosphere. 

This is a great opportunity for a land development professional to grow your career with a well-established Engineering, Surveying and Planning firm!


  • Perform work with a small team through civil site/land development design, permitting, and construction observation on a variety of residential, commercial, institutional, and municipal projects.
  • Perform design of land development projects within Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
  • Perform and prepare technical design calculations associated with land development projects (i.e., storm drainage hydraulic sizing and system modeling, water distribution modeling, best management practices (BMP), underground detention systems, sanitary sewer collection systems, sanitary sewer pump stations and force main, erosion control measures, etc.). 
  • Perform technical review of drawings, specifications, calculations, shop drawings, and other engineering documents for conformance with project goals and requirements. 
  • Perform preliminary engineering evaluations, including quantity take-offs and opinions of probable construction cost. 
  • Assist management of project and staff schedules. 
  • Serve as a potential point of contact on land development project for Clients, review agencies, contractors, and internal planning, surveying, and geotechnical departments. 
  • Attend meetings with Clients, review agencies, and contractors throughout the various stages of the land development process. 
  • Perform site visits and prepare associated field reports. 
  • Observe and provide general coordination for various field testing (i.e. water pressure testing, gravity sewer low pressure testing, manhole vacuum testing, etc.). 
  • Develop strong relationships with team members. 
  • Provide training/mentoring for junior members of the team. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology
  • 6+ years of qualifying civil engineering design and project management experience 
  • PE Licensure, actively pursuing, or ability to obtain licensure in South Carolina preferred. 
  • Advanced design skills in software programs such as Civil 3D (emphasis on knowing corridors, grading objects, storm sewers), ICPR, SedCAD, Hydraflow Hydrographs, Hydraflow Storm Sewers, HydroCAD, WaterCAD, and Autodesk Vehicle Tracking. 
  • Possess a strong desire to continue learning, advance professionally, and demonstrate ability to work in a fast-paced, design team environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work closely with other team members and interact with clients and local review agencies.
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy.  

Corporate Information:

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received a designation of 280 on the 2021 ENR Top 500 Design Firm rankings. For the firm's primary territory, the ENR Southeast Top Design Firms, ESP received a 2021 ranking of 49.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including:   

  • Health and Dental Insurance 
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan