Senior Methods Engineer

Norfolk, Virginia, United States | Full-time


Planate Management Group (PMG) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, USA with a technical support center in the Philippines that provides program management and facilities engineering services worldwide. PMG is a small business provider of planning, design, infrastructure management, technical consulting, engineering, and construction management services in support of the US Department of Defense (DOD) and its Service (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps) missions, along with other US federal agencies.

The Senior Methods Engineer will be responsible for managing the production of the methods and issuing and/or coordinating the methods drawings and temporary works as per the set standards and QHSE Policies to be used on the Project.

You will provide technical expertise and guidance throughout the project lifecycle, leading a team of engineers through calculations and designs for structures such as, false-work, shoring, cofferdams etc., and developing means and methods and design for constructability challenges.

This will support the largest road project in the State of Virginia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of temporary works engineers, assigning, organizing and tracking work, ensuring it is delivered on time and to the exact specifications required
  • Provide constructability and technical design input on temporary works construction designs, coordinating the resolution of problems, reviewing progress, recommending alternatives and advising on project objectives to ensure compliance with contract specifications and regulatory requirements
  • Evaluate manufacturer's, equipment, or subcontractor's proposals, data, and reports for conformance with company and client
  • Oversee the design and drafting of construction methods for temporary works (falsework, shoring, temporary bridges, formwork, slopes, etc.), ensuring completeness and accuracy with regulatory standards and within the contract specifications
  • Review personal and peer/consultant design elements to optimize project constructability, cost-effectiveness and material quantities
  • Submits designs for peer review or approval review in an accurate and timely manner to avoid construction delays on the project site. Seals personal and team designs following approval review.
  • Completes on-site project oversight of temporary works construction designs to ensure compliance to plans and provide support for project engineering
  • Conducts forensic analysis for post-construction items to support claims mitigation and dispute resolutions.
  • Prepare and supervise the preparation of written reports and submittals for temporary works designs

Qualifications To be successful in the role:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Structural or related Engineering field required and a minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience involving constructability and technical design of temporary works
  • Professional Engineer (PE) required (VA preferred).


  • Proven knowledge of temporary works construction practices and constructability innovation techniques
  • Proven success with creative, innovative and optimization strategies for construction challenges
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills. Proven interpersonal skills used to defend, clarify and explain construction strategies and designs for all levels across the project
  • Clear, concise and efficient technical writing skills used in calculation packages
  • Expert skill at self-prioritization and time-management
  • Ability to drive, mentor and support a developing engineering team, setting clear expectations to reach departmental and project goals
  • Proven knowledge of AutoCAD, RIZA suite, LARSA and MathCAD required.

Why Planate?

Planate Management Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Joining the Planate team opens you to an experience working for a Global company where you are among a team that is considered a premier trusted partner for planning, design, engineering, asset management, and professional service solutions anytime, anywhere.  We Take Care of Our Own; Personally and Professionally, Up and Down The Line.  

We’d love for you to be a part of our Global workforce, helping us serve as an effective and integrated partner to advance every client's mission!