Project Engineer - Tunnel

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 Project Engineer - Tunnel will be assisting the design management of the TBM tunnel section included in the Hampton Roads Tunnel Bridge (HRBT) Project. This position will also assist on the design of the associated ground improvements required for tunneling, the design of temporary elements associated with TBM excavation and on the design of the tunnel–portal interface.

The job location will be in Norfolk Virginia. Be part of one of the largest road projects in Virginia!

Key responsibilities:

  • Assists in delivering a compliant, efficient, and cost-effective design on time.
  • Reviews and tracks design packages' status, generates and follows up with the request for information (RFIs) or field change requests.
  • Performs quantity take-offs for cost estimates, payment applications, and schedule updates.
  • Assists the scheduling department.
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed requisitions for material purchase, services, and subcontracts.
  • Assists in the preparation and issuance of specifications, data sheets, and other construction documents.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with clients in order to define their needs, explain technical information, concepts or study results.
  • Interaction with Subcontractor, Supplier, and Equipment vendors. Scope Development and Price Solicitations.
  • Verify and complete request for proposals, estimates, and other technical documents.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned. 

Qualifications To be successful in the role:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years' work experience directly related to tunnel construction.


  • Knowledge and experience with Scheduling software (i.e. Microsoft Project), Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with tunnel design, including some type of contact with FEM for tunnel design
  • Knowledge about TBM tunneling
  • Familiarity with CAD and other PC software packages typically associated with engineering is also required.
  • Organizational ability - able to plan, prioritize, organize and monitor activities and projects. Able to work well in a group environment and foster a team approach.
  • Requires basic engineering knowledge in civil works and geotechnics.
  • Technical understanding of Tunneling and Mining Construction

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!