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CAREERS

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Why join the PDG Team?

PDG is always looking to expand our talented team of professionals. We look for people who are both lifelong learners and educators, team players and leaders.

We want our employees to be healthy, travel, and feel like they are part of a community. In addition to providing opportunities for career growth and development, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, which includes health and life insurance and a 401(k) plan. PDG makes an effort to plan activities outside the office to foster an inclusive environment for our employees.

PDG encourages our team to give back. We organize opportunities to volunteer our time and talents to various local organizations.

 

PDG is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. Our current job opportunities can be found below. 

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Katy O'Callaghan, PHR, SHRM-CP

HR Manager

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Director, MEP (Penfield)  

 

PDG has an immediate opening for the Director of our MEP Group. This position would be out of our Penfield office, but we would consider it for Syracuse. In this role, the candidate would be responsible for all aspects of the Department (Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, & Energy). Requires the ability to communicate with team leaders and VP of BDS and hold each accountable. The Director will be responsible for Business Development and growth of the Department. The Director will participate in Department meetings both weekly and long term. Shall understand their Department’s S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats). Is responsible for ensuring regular divisional business tasks are being completed (Backlog, Monthly Billings, etc).

 

The overall expectations of the Director is to support the division in its growth both internally and with external clients both direct and through consultants. The Director will need to meet regularly with key industry leaders to form relationships to benefit PDG. Will be expected to forecast when the division needs support. It must be understood that roles and responsibilities will differ from time to time.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Licensed professional, NYS PE 

  • 15+ years of experience 

Junior Mechanical Engineer (Binghamton)  

 

Popli Design Group (PDG) is seeking candidates with 0-3 years of experience in the design of HVAC, plumbing and/or fire protection systems for building facilities.  Candidates must be able to perform engineering evaluations and analyses, field inspections, design drawings, technical specifications and cost estimation under direct supervision of senior engineers.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Technology (EIT or eligible for PE in NYS upon completion of requirements preferred)

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Designing HVAC and plumbing systems for schools, healthcare facilities and commercial projects preferred

  • Knowledge of NYS Mechanical, Energy and Plumbing codes, NFPA specification writing and experience with USGBC LEED projects preferred

  • Revit MEP proficiency, Energy Modeling experience (Carrier HAP, TRANE TRACE, or EQUEST), LEED Green Associate and Commissioning experience, preferred

  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Standards (62.4, 90.1, etc.) a plus

Junior Mechanical Engineer (Syracuse)  

 

Popli Design Group (PDG) is seeking candidates with 0-3 years of experience in the design of HVAC, plumbing and/or fire protection systems for building facilities.  Candidates must be able to perform engineering evaluations and analyses, field inspections, design drawings, technical specifications and cost estimation under direct supervision of senior engineers.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering/Engineering Technology (EIT or eligible for PE in NYS upon completion of requirements preferred)

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Designing HVAC and plumbing systems for schools, healthcare facilities and commercial projects preferred

  • Knowledge of NYS Mechanical, Energy and Plumbing codes, NFPA specification writing and experience with USGBC LEED projects preferred

  • Revit MEP proficiency, Energy Modeling experience (Carrier HAP, TRANE TRACE, or EQUEST), LEED Green Associate and Commissioning experience, preferred

  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Standards (62.4, 90.1, etc.) a plus

Project Engineer, Energy & Commissioning (Syracuse)  

 

PDG is seeking a qualified full-time mid-senior level engineer with 3-7 years of experience in mechanical engineering, energy consulting or commissioning with a passion for sustainability/decarbonation and improving the built environment. This role will be an integral part of our expanding energy and commissioning team in our Syracuse, NY office. The candidate must be able to perform energy and commissioning projects with limited supervision of the team leader. The candidate will also gain exposure to project/team management and business development. The position will include work both in office and on construction sites.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Energy/Sustainability related field

  • 3-7 years of experience in energy and commissioning related field: mechanical and electrical engineering, energy consulting, commissioning, construction management, control system integration, or facility operations 

  •  Proficiency in building MEP and energy systems

  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Office Suite

  • Familiar with Energy Conservation Construction Code of NYS, ASHRAE 90.1, LEED Reference

  • Able to travel and conduct construction site visits with limited supervision

  • Program and project management and business development skills are preferred but not necessary

  • Licensed PE or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) or LEED Accredited Professional is a plus

Junior Engineer, Energy & Commissioning (Syracuse)  

 

PDG is actively seeking a qualified full-time entry-level engineer with a strong passion for sustainability/ decarbonation and improving the built environment. This role will be an integral part of our expanding energy and commissioning team in our Syracuse, NY office. The candidate will be directly assisting team leaders with extensive exposure to various types of engineering projects, including commissioning and retro-commissioning, feasibility studies and analysis, energy auditing and modeling, energy code development assistance, and all aspects of HVAC and plumbing design. The position will include work both in office and on construction sites.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Energy/Sustainability related field (or 3-5 years of experience in related engineering field)

  • Basic knowledge of building systems and energy/sustainability standards (e.g. Energy Conservation Construction Code of NYS, ASHRAE 90.1, LEED Reference)

  • EIT or eligible for PE or LEED Green Associate preferred

  • Able to travel and conduct construction site visits under direct supervision of senior engineers

  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills 

Director, Architecture (Penfield)  

 

PDG has an immediate opening for the Director of our Architecture Group. In this role, the candidate would be responsible for all aspects of the Architecture Department. Requires the ability to communicate with team leaders and VP of BDS and hold each accountable. The Director will be responsible for Business Development and growth of the Department. The Director will participate in Department meetings both weekly and long term. Shall understand their Department’s S.W.O.T. (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, & Threats). Is responsible for ensuring regular divisional business tasks are being completed (Backlog, Monthly Billings, etc).

The overall expectations of the Director is to support the division in its growth both internally and with external clients both direct and through consultants. The Director will need to meet regularly with key industry leaders to form relationships to benefit PDG. Will be expected to forecast when the division needs support. It must be understood that roles and responsibilities will differ from time to time.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Licensed Architect  

  • 15+ years of experience 

Project Architect / Project Associate (Penfield or Syracuse)  

 

PDG has an immediate opening for a Project Architect. In this role, the candidate will be responsible for managing development and production of all architectural aspects of a multi-discipline project, including all drawings, specifications, and code reviews, with no assistance, and be capable of coordinating with other disciplines when the Project Manager is not available. This position will be responsible to review the architectural documents prior to submission to the client and governing jurisdictions for design and code completeness.  

The overall expectations of this position are to work with a team to ensure that all aspects of the project are being met and completed. This position needs to be capable of delegating aspects of work to the Project Designer and Project Technician and coordinate with all other disciplines. The Project Architect will assist the Project Manager with client meetings, design team meetings, and with construction administration. The Project Architect must be motivated and be capable of performing all duties with no guidance. The Project Architect must have a thorough understanding of the applicable building codes. It must be understood that assignments and hence supervision will differ from time to time.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • 5 year NAAB Accredited degree or equivalent education and work experience combination

  • 5-10 years of experience 

  • Licensed Architect

Project Designer - Architecture (Penfield and Syracuse)  

 

PDG has an immediate opening for a Project Designer in our Architecture Group. In this role, you will be responsible for production and development of construction documents with minimal assistance and perform basic coordination tasks within the division and with other divisions. The overall expectations of this position are to be capable of developing construction drawings and specification for issuance to the Project Manager/Architect for review. The Project Designer must be motivated and be capable of performing all duties with minimal guidance. You must be capable of performing construction administration and understand the applicable building code to implement into the design. It must be understood that assignments and hence supervision will differ from time to time.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • 5 year NAAB Accredited degree or equivalent education and work experience combination

  • 4-6 years of experience

  • Sitting for license exams

Project Technician - Architecture (Penfield)  

 

PDG has an immediate opening for a Project Technician in our Architecture Group. In this role, you will be responsible for production and development of construction documents, while gaining experience in the Architectural field from peers. The overall expectations of this position are to produce construction drawings and understand basic construction practices for implementation during construction administration. Additionally, this position will be expected to produce presentation graphics, conceptual 3d models, and be capable of drafting redlines and creating outline floor plans in an efficient manner. Basic construction administration will be performed. It must be understood that assignments and hence supervision will differ from time to time.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Associates Degree

  • 0-5 years of experience

  • Enrolled in Intern Development program

Junior Engineer, Bridge Design (Penfield)  

 

PDG has an immediate opening for a Junior Civil Engineer in our Bridge Design Division. This position is located in our Penfield office. You will prepare design calculations, design details, specifications and cost estimates. 

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS Civil / Structural Engineering

  • MS Civil Engineering (Preferred)

Engineer, Bridge Design (Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton or NYC)  

 

PDG is seeking Engineers for our Bridge Design Division. These positions may be located in any of our offices located in Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, or New York City. As a Bridge Engineer, you will prepare design calculations, design details, specifications and cost estimates for bridge replacements or rehabilitations. Our clients include various state agencies and local municipalities throughout New York State. 

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS Civil / Structural Engineering

  • EIT Certification

  • 2-5 years of experience in bridge design

Project Engineer, Bridge Design (Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton or NYC)  

 

Popli Design Group (PDG) is seeking Project Engineers for our Bridge Design Division. These positions may be located in any of our offices located in Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, or New York City. As a Bridge Project Engineer, you will supervise and train lower level staff, prepare design calculations, design details, specifications and cost estimates for bridge replacements or rehabilitations. Our clients include various state agencies and local municipalities throughout New York State.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS Civil / Structural Engineering

  • PE License (NY)

  • 5-10 years of experience in bridge design

Senior Project Engineer, Bridge Design (Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton or NYC)  

 

Popli Design Group (PDG) is seeking Senior Project Engineers for our Bridge Design Division. These positions may be located in any of our offices located in Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, or New York City. As a Senior Bridge Project Engineer, you will manage projects, supervise and train lower level staff, prepare design calculations, design details, specifications and cost estimates for bridge replacements or rehabilitations. Our clients include various state agencies and local municipalities throughout New York State. 

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS Civil / Structural Engineering

  • PE License (NY)

  • 10-20 years of experience in bridge design

Manager, Bridge Design (Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton or NYC)  

 

Popli Design Group (PDG) is seeking a Design Manager for our Bridge Design Division. This position may be located in any of our offices located in Buffalo, Penfield, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, or New York City. As a Bridge Design Manager, you will perform business development activities, manage projects and supervise lower level staff. This position reports directly to the Division Director, and you will assist in the management and administration of the Division. Our clients include various state agencies and local municipalities throughout New York State.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • BS Civil / Structural Engineering

  • PE License (NY)

  • 20+ years of experience in bridge design

Junior Civil Engineer - Bridge Inspection (Penfield)  

 

PDG is seeking a Junior Engineer in their Bridge Inspection Group for an immediate opening. In this role, you will be responsible for performing structural analysis on bridges to determine the load rating and capacity, provide assistance inspecting bridges, developing condition reports, and calculating quantities. You will work in conjunction with a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). This position includes a career development plan in which the new candidate will receive training and start on an established path towards their PE. This position will be based out of our Penfield office and requires travel to the project locations.  

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Bachelors in Civil Engineering; an emphasis in Structural Engineering and Engineer in Training (EIT) License preferred

  • Master’s or 1+ year bridge or transportation related experience preferred

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to document bridge conditions in a clear concise manner

  • Physically able to perform field inspection work, e.g. carry/climb ladders, wade in streams, work around traffic, work at heights, etc.

Team Leader, Bridge Inspection  

 

PDG has an immediate opening for a Team Leader on a current project in the NYC metro area. In this role, you will perform bridge inspections, write condition reports, schedule inspections, coordinate subs, and ensure safety. You will also direct the work of an ATL to assist in conducting field inspections.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

  • Active NYS PE

  • 3 + years recent Bridge Inspection experience, long span and overhead sign inspection experience; NYSTA, TBTA, Port Authority of NY&NJ, NYSDOT experience; climbing certification and experience preferred

  • NHI Bridge Safety Inspection Course or NYSDOT Bridge Inspection Workshop, plus required safety certifications, i.e. OSHA

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to document bridge conditions in a clear concise manner

  • Strong attention to detail and quality

  • Physically able to perform field inspection work, e.g. carry/climb ladders, wade in streams, work around traffic, etc.

  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license

Senior Project Engineer, Highway Design (Penfield) 

 

PDG has an immediate opening for a Senior Project Engineer for our Highway Division in our Penfield office. As a Senior Project Engineer, you will work collaboratively to direct and assist in the preparation of drawings and specifications of various transportation projects. You will oversee the execution of projects, including creating design concepts and engineering drawings; providing design and engineering analysis; developing and checking specifications; creating and reviewing cost analysis and bidding documents; preparing project schedules; preparing project proposals; and reviewing work from subordinates. This position depends upon the ability to supervise other project team members, interact with clients, and the ability to apply discretion and independent judgement in the performance of the essential job duties.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field

  • PE License (NY)

  • 15 – 20+ years experience 

  • Proficient in MicroStation (InRoads/OpenRoads)

  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD a plus

  • Knowledge of Synchro or other traffic analysis software a plus

  • Leadership skills

Project Engineer, Highway Design (Penfield & NYC) 

 

PDG has immediate openings for Project Engineers in our Highway Division in our Penfield and NYC offices. The candidates should be able to demonstrate a broad based knowledge and application of basic engineering principles, fundamental theories, engineering techniques, and procedures in geometric roadway design, drainage and grading design, cost estimating, and water and storm sewer design. Past experience with preparing traffic studies (level of service, accident analysis, etc.) is a plus. The candidates would work under the supervision of a Senior Project Engineer but be expected to lead the team’s junior staff, offering the opportunity for growth to Senior Project Engineer.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field

  • PE License (NY)

  • 10+ years experience 

  • Proficient in MicroStation (InRoads/OpenRoads)

  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD a plus

  • Knowledge of Synchro or other traffic analysis software a plus

  • Leadership skills

Junior Engineer, Highway Design (Penfield) 

 

PDG has an immediate opening for a Junior Engineer for our Highway Division in our Penfield office.

The role of a Junior Engineer is to work as a team member on small and large projects under the guidance of a Senior Engineer. The JE will work under close supervision of a Senior Engineer to develop skills in evaluating, selecting, specifying, and engineering highway features for various transportation projects. A JE will perform a variety of tasks, which may also include assisting with the highway plans and designs of bridge projects. The position will primarily work in an office setting, but may require some fieldwork.

 

Qualifications and requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering or related field 

  • Completed the FE or sitting for the exam 

  • 0 - 3 years of experience (Co-op/Internship experience a plus) 

  • Basic understanding of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation and any other design software and knowledge of calculations performed by the software 

  • Proficient in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite 

Project Surveyor

Popli Design Group (PDG) is seeking a full-time Licensed Land Surveyor for our Penfield, NY office.  This position will report to the Manager of Land Surveying; it will primarily be an office role, and assisting with field work as needed. 

 

Responsibilities include, but not limited to: 

  • ROW / property line determination

  • Assisting with project management, general survey technical duties and mapping 

 

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Surveying required

  • NYS Licensed Land Surveyor required

  • 5+ years’ experience with Civil Engineering/Land Survey Firm

  • Must have in-depth experience with Microstation and AutoCAD

  • Experience with NYSDOT survey procedures, a plus

  • The candidate must work well in a team environment

Junior Technician, Survey 

Popli Design Group (PDG) is seeking a full-time Survey Technician for our Penfield, NY office.  The chosen candidate will be trained both in PDG's field and office procedures to assist in the gathering of field data, processing that data through automated mapping and producing final plans.

 

Essential duties and responsibilities: 

  • Follows the direction of the Survey Crew Chief to complete assigned projects.

  • Willing to learn and follow Company procedures and State requirements when applicable.

  • Maintains equipment in good working condition, performs general cleaning and keeps a maintenance record, keeps batteries charged, and communicates the need for replacement batteries or equipment as necessary.

  • Keeps the truck equipped with supplies necessary to complete the day’s work.

  • Adheres to safety procedures and uses all personal safety equipment provided.

  • Processing of field data and CADD drafting.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Surveying OR 3-5 years of experience with a Civil Engineering or Surveying Firm.

  • Able to operate standard survey field equipment, and able to learn new technologies.

  • Ability to hold and maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • Ability to perform physical work (i.e. strenuous walking, bending, lifting 50 to 100 pounds, loading and unloading equipment, etc.)

  • Must be computer literate and able to adapt to new software.

  • Experience with Survey Pro field software. 

  • Experience in Microstation and InRoads software platforms

  • Experience with Leica GPS Equipment and Leica Infinity Software.

  • Experience with Cyclone Point Cloud Processing Software.

Multiple Internship Opportunities (Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse or Binghamton, NY)

Popli Design Group is currently hiring for interns in all departments. As an Intern for PDG, you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team on multiple projects for a range of public and private sector clients. This is a great opportunity for a motivated, energetic individual who wants to challenge their abilities in a dynamic work environment. The role of these positions is to perform a variety of tasks and assignments to aid in the development of knowledge and skills essential to their specified discipline.