Ghafari Civil Engineer (Site Development-Underground Utility Design) in Dearborn, Michigan


The Civil Engineer is responsible to have a thorough understanding of various building types (i.e. manufacturing facilities, commercial office buildings, research and engineering centers, etc.) and to act as a team member for design, engineering, building codes, regulatory requirements and sustainable designs. (Structural engineering knowledge is also preferred with this position, though the main focus is civil engineering)

This position leads discipline based input for project scope development, design review of new construction projects, renovations and capital infrastructure programs clients, domestic and/or international. It is critical that this individual is experienced in both civil and structural disciplines sufficiently to ensure the efficacy of the designs proposed. Professional Engineering accreditation in either of the areas would be preferred.


  • Support facility planning and design efforts for major manufacturing projects in North America. This includes directing the design efforts of Architects and Engineers to provide optimized life cycle cost designs that meet client requirements and discipline based engineering support during the implementation and launch phase of these projects.

  • Support design, engineering and standards committees which support this effort (Specifications Team, Architectural/Structural Global Facilities Forum, New Construction Fire Review Committee, Global Safety Team.

  • Provide facility engineering analysis and recommended prioritization for Capital Investment Budgets.

  • Assist in the selection of sites, buildings and facilities for acquisition and use, providing technical advice and guidance.

  • Advise on the selection of planning, design and engineering consultants retained directly or indirectly for design/build, construction management and program management project delivery systems.

  • Deliver engineering services and drive the development of processes which ensures prompt and thorough engineering advice, evaluations, alternatives analysis, and feasibility studies to a diverse customer base.



  • Bachelor's degree in Structural or Civil Engineering is required; Master's preferred.

  • 10+ years of experience

  • Professional Engineer license in either Structural or Civil is required, preferably in Michigan or Midwest State

  • Strong background in paving, storm, sanitary and other underground utilities

  • Knowledge in both Structural and Civil engineering is requested

  • Proficient with Civil 3D; other experience with design software such as AutoCAD and Revit is preferred as well


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

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Job ID 2018-1252

Job Location US-MI-Dearborn

Category Engineering