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Ghafari Civil Design Engineer in Istanbul, Turkey


*Please apply with your resume in English

Ghafari Associates is looking for a CIVIL DESIGN ENGINEER to join our ISTANBUL, TURKEY office. Candidates will work a HYBRID schedule, with at least 3 days in the Istanbul Office. Ideal candidates should be located on the European side .

The Civil Engineer , with supervision from the project engineer,will apply CAD skills and knowledge in drafting engineering design documents and prepare site development and engineering plans for commercial and industrial sites in conformance to client requirements and local ordinances, and will work with and advise other disciplines on site issues that may impact architectural development and building systems.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop design of civil systems including underground utilities, paving, grading and drainage for projects

  • Develop site layout(s) in accordance with zoning and other applicable ordinances and requirements

  • Prepare working drawings using AutoCAD and Civil 3D

  • Draft plan and profile views, such as storm drain, sewer, water and other underground utilities, using smart labels, and other methods

  • Crate gravity and pressure networks using AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Conduct field measuring and/or survey verification at project site. Perform basic topographic surveying for minor projects

  • Review product submittals (shop drawings) for conformance with contract documents; specify action necessary for compliance

  • With assistance, prepare project file updates, transmittals, letters, reports, and other project correspondence

  • Perform necessary calculations and prepare supporting documentation for review by Department Manager or senior engineer

  • Coordinate project with other disciplines and advise of site/building system conflicts

  • With assistance, prepare site plan submittal documents in accordance with local requirements

  • Research design options for consideration by senior engineer

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related degree from an accredited university

  • Professional Registration preferred

  • 5+ years of related experience in site design and engineering

Additional Skills:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Civil 3D and Bluebeam

  • Knowledge in Infraworks and BIM 360 a bonus

  • Roadway geometric design, technical specification writing

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication

  • Strong attention to detail


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Working Options

Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2023-2203

Job Location TR-Istanbul

Category Engineering