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James C. Hailey & Company, Consulting Engineers is looking for a motivated, self-starting Staff Engineer or Engineer Intern to assist Principal and Project Engineers with the design, analysis, permitting, implementation, and administration of engineering projects, with an emphasis on, but not limited to utilities and municipal engineering. This position applies technical and leadership skills in the assistance of planning, design, and construction phase administration of municipal water and wastewater systems and their components.

About James C. Hailey & Co.:

James C. Hailey & Company specializes in municipal water, wastewater, and public works projects.  Since 1985, our goal has been to provide the clients with thoughtful engineering solutions and trustworthy guidance.  For many of our clients, we play the role of City Engineer, planner, and community advocate.  We take a community’s problems and make them our own, working side-by-side to find a solution.  Our experience working with more rural and economically distressed water systems than any other firm in the state has honed our ability to work within budgets and time constraints.

We are a close-knit group, all willing to learn as well as teach others of our experiences.  With respect to what we stand for, honesty, integrity, and a desire to assist rural communities are paramount.  Each day presents new and interesting opportunities, furthering the breadth and depth of our experience.  James C. Hailey & Company is looking for someone encouraged by the work we do to join our engineering family.

Job Description:

Provide technical assistance on small- to medium-sized projects and task leadership on larger projects for municipal water and wastewater clients.

Perform engineering calculations and prepare detailed design drawings and specifications.

Gather information, develop and evaluate alternatives and prepare engineering reports.

Assist in the interaction with clients, office staff, field staff, permitting agencies, funding agencies, and other consulting firms in the execution of engineering projects.

Assist with project management activities associated with the planning and execution of municipal engineering projects.

Assist senior staff in efforts and teams identifying, pursuing, and winning new projects.

Develop broad knowledge and skills in specific practice areas.

Evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform a task or sequence of tasks for conventional projects.

Work on small projects or portions of larger projects.

Coordinate and assign tasks to other engineers, CAD technicians, inspectors, and administrative staff.

Assist in determining scheduling and budget requirements.

Provide design work to be reviewed by Project/Principal Engineers for sound professional judgment.

Perform review of plans, shop drawings, budgets, contract documents, technical specifications, and related materials.

Staff Engineer/ Engineer Intern will be required to travel within the state of Tennessee (approximately 30% of the time) to visit construction sites and to assist clients.

 Experience and Skills:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and/or Environmental Engineering from an accredited program.

EIT Certification is a minimum requirement. Preference may be given to candidates with PE Certification in the State of Tennessee.

No experience is required to apply. Preference may be given to candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience.

Eligible candidates must possess a valid Driver’s License.

Previous experience with distribution system, collection system, drainage, and/or structural modeling software is a plus.


The position offers a competitive salary and profit sharing, retirement plan, and medical insurance.

Reimbursement is provided for travel.

 Application Instructions:

Please direct all questions and/or submit resume to Zeda Hillis at

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