CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Award-Winning & Full-Service Engineering Firm

A career at Costello is an opportunity to grow and work with a peer group of industry leaders in all aspects of Civil Engineering and Surveying. With a staff of over 160 professionals, we are proud that many of our employees have been with us since the firms’ inception in 1991, and that our turnover rate is extremely low. We maintain this level of staff continuity by treating our employees as professionals and providing a relaxed working environment, competitive compensation/benefits package, and the opportunity for growth and career development.

COSTELLO OFFERS THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS:

  • Casual dress code
  • Relaxed working environment
  • Four and a half day work week
  • Remote work days
  • In-house training programs
  • Employment engagement activities
  • Gym membership reimbursement program
  • Vacation/Holiday/Sick pay
  • Medical insurance
  • Cafeteria program/Flexible Spending Account
  • Dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 401(K) plan with match
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As one of Houston’s “Best Places to Work” for over
ten years, we recognize and value the contribution of all
who work at Costello to the overall success of the firm.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma and 5 or more years of relevant CAD experience, MicroStation experience acceptable, AutoCAD experience preferred
  • Experience in preparation of construction plans for water, sewer, drainage and paving improvements for subdivisions/sections and detention improvements

Responsibilities:

  • Performs computer aided drafting and design (CADD) work, including preparation of construction drawings and routine design assignments by applying fundamental design concepts
  • Determines drawing sequence and presentations, refining rough sketches and notes, and performs routine calculations to size various system components
  • Performs material quantities take-offs, using standard procedures
  • Communicates effectively with other staff and project team members; interacts with reviewing agencies on a limited basis

Requisition #026001

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Apply for Austin - Land Development - Designer

Minimum Requirements:

  • No experience required, internship experience in land development is a plus
  • Engineering degree, and Engineer In Training certification acceptable

Responsibilities:

  • Perform work involving the application of engineering principles and practices associated with water, sewer, storm sewer, drainage and paving facilities
  • Assist Land Development Project Manager in conceptualizing the initial design approach
  • Prepare probable construction costs for land development projects
  • Interact with governmental review agents, to assist in obtaining agency approvals and permits

Requisition #026002

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Apply for Austin - Land Development - Graduate Engineer

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Land Development and experience in Municipal Utility Districts is a plus
  • Experience in managing the design and construction of water, sewer, drainage and paving improvements for single family subdivisions and detention improvements
  • Engineering degree and Professional Engineer License.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conceptualizing the initial design approach for land development projects and has overall responsibility for the engineering work.
  • Supervise and direct engineers and designers in the completion of the design and construction of land development projects.
  • Prepare and review budgets, schedules, proposals, and contracts for engineering services.
  • Routinely interact with staff, clients, governmental review agencies, officials, contractors, etc. Represents the company at trade organizations and associations.
  • Assist in business development pursuits for the Land Development Division.

Requisition #026003

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Apply for Austin - Land Development - Project Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma, Associate’s  or Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3+ years of Business Development/Marketing experience, A/E/C industry experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred.
  • CRM experience preferred.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Establish, develop, and maintain relationships with public sector clients and elected officials.
  • Represent Costello at association and networking events.
  • Monitor/facilitate staff interactions/relationships with public sector clients and elected officials.
  • Identify, research and track opportunities with public sector clients.
  • Coordinate with Business Development Team and Division Managers on opportunity pursuits to include input in Go/No-Go decisions, proposal development, proposal QA/QC, interview and presentation preparation, debrief, and closeout.

Requisition #000001

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Apply for Houston - Business Development/Marketing - Business Development Specialist

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in land development and/or public works related drainage projects including master drainage plans, detention analyses and development of impact/mitigation analyses is a plus.
  • Must be well versed in HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, steady and unsteady state modeling. Dynamic modeling (i.e.: SWMM, 2-Dimensional, etc.) is a plus.
  • Engineering degree, Engineer In Training acceptable with Good Experience Record, Professional Engineer License and/or Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Hydrology and Hydraulics Project Manager in conceptualizing the initial design approach and has overall responsibility for the engineering work on all assigned projects.
  • Perform work involving the application of engineering principles and practices associated with hydrology and hydraulics.

Requisition #030001

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Apply for Houston - Hydrology & Hydraulics - Project Engineer

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Hydrology and Hydraulics analysis. Must be experienced in land development and/or public works related drainage projects including master drainage plans, detention analyses and development of impact/mitigation analyses is a plus.
  • Must be well versed in HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, steady and unsteady state modeling. Dynamic modeling (i.e.: SWMM, 2-Dimensional, etc.)
  • Engineering degree, Engineer In Training acceptable with Good Experience Record, Professional Engineer License and/or Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Envision Certification is preferred.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Hydrology and Hydraulics aspects of land development and site development projects including feasibility analyses, conceptual design, final design and coordination with design teams.
  • Prepare reports, writing and communication skills will be key characteristics in the successful candidate.
  • Responsible for conceptualizing the initial design approach for large or complex projects and has overall responsibility for the engineering work on all assigned projects.
  • Supervises assigned engineering and support personnel.
  • Routinely interacts with clients, officials, etc.; represents the company and maintains liaison with individuals and related organizations.

Requisition #030002

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Apply for Houston - Hydrology & Hydraulics - Project Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Hydrology and Hydraulics analysis. Must be experienced in public works related drainage projects including drainage assessments, master drainage plans, detention analyses and floodplain/watershed studies.
  • Must be well-versed in HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, steady and unsteady sate modeling and dynamic modeling (i.e.: SWMM, 2-Dimensional, etc.).
  • Engineering degree, Professional Engineer License and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Envision Certification is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Hydrology and Hydraulics aspects of public works projects including feasibility analyses, conceptual design, final design and coordination with client and design teams.
  • Coordinate and manage project needs with the applicable Public Works project manager and client representatives to develop the analysis and design of public drainage projects.
  • Prepare reports, letters, memos to support work. Writing and communication skills will be key characteristics in the successful candidate.
  • Responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the staff in the Public Works Department of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Division.
  • Provide for mentoring, training, and staff development of team members.
  • Manage the procurement process for Public Works projects, provide information to complete SOQs, RFQs, RFPs, etc. Negotiate engineering professional services contracts and prepare proposals.
  • Manage the proposal process for public works projects to include development of man hour estimates, budgets, schedules, scope of work, and negotiations with clients on final contractual terms.
  • Routinely interact with clients, governmental officials, etc.; represent the company and maintain liaison with officials and related organizations.
  • Implement Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes.
  • Assist with hiring, staffing, and interviews for potential team members.

Requisition #030003

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Apply for Houston - Hydrology & Hydraulics - Public Works Department Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma with classes in Computer Aid Drafting in either AutoCAD or MicroStation.
  • ArcGIS experience preferred but not required

Responsibilities:

  • Performs computer aided drafting and design (CADD) work, including preparation of exhibits and mapping and routine design assignments by applying fundamental design concepts.
  • Prepare CAD layouts and 3D modeling associated with drainage and detention projects.
  • Prepare printed cartographic products, such as maps and exhibits using ESRI, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGis Pro.
  • Communicates effectively with other staff and project team members.

Requisition #030004

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Apply for Houston - Hydrology & Hydraulics - Technician

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Hydrology and Hydraulics analysis. Must be experienced in land development related drainage projects including master drainage plans, detention analyses and development of impact/mitigation analyses.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Must be well-versed in HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, steady and unsteady sate modeling and dynamic modeling (i.e.: SWMM, 2-Dimensional, etc.).
  • Engineering degree, Professional Engineer License and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM). Envision Certification is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Hydrology and Hydraulics aspects of land development and site development projects including feasibility analyses, conceptual design, final design and coordination with design teams.
  • Coordinate and manage project needs directly with the applicable land development project manager and client representatives to develop the design, analysis, land plan, and obtain final approvals for land development projects.
  • Prepare reports, writing and communication skills will be key characteristics in the successful candidate.
  • Responsible for planning, directing, and supervising the staff in the Land Development Department of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Division.
  • Provide mentoring, training, and staff development of team members.
  • Responsible for performing feasibility and due diligence analyses for land development projects to include evaluating tracts for floodplain issues, developing initial drainage system design concepts, and providing preliminary assessments of land loss due to drainage systems.
  • Manage the the preparation and approval process for MDPs, CLOMRs, LOMRs, and LOMR-Fs as need to support development projects.
  • Manage the proposal process for Land Development projects to include development of man hour estimates, budgets, schedules, scope of work, and negotiations with clients on final contractual terms.
  • Routinely interact with clients, governmental officials, etc.; represent the company and maintain liaison with officials and related organizations.
  • Implement Quality Assurance and Quality Control processes.
  • Assist with hiring, staffing, and interviews for potential team members.

Requisition #030005

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Apply for Houston - Hydrology & Hydraulics – Land Development Department Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years of IT operations experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Some experience coding in Microsoft Power Automate, Microsoft Power Apps, and/or Python. If the candidate has some experience coding, but no prior experience with the Microsoft apps listed, then the candidate must be willing to perform some training in the Microsoft power platform.

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to “Help desk” requests from users
  • Must be able to independently troubleshoots PC issues with Windows, MS Office, Email, Network
  • Provide setup and support for remote users
  • Assists in setup for new users including configuring desktop/laptops, printer access, scanning setup, email, MS office, Windows and educates new users on network basic protocols
  • Performs assigned monthly/daily proactive maintenance on servers and workstations
  • Maintains office phone system/voicemail/printers & troubleshoots as necessary
  • Researches, tests, and evaluates new technologies
  • Sets up audio-visual equipment for training, meetings, and conferences
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Apply for Houston - Information Technology - Assistant IT System Administrator

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma and 5 or more years of basic drafting/relevant CAD experience, AutoCAD experience acceptable, MicroStation experience preferred
  • Experience in preparation of construction plans for water, sewer, drainage and paving improvements for subdivisions/sections and detention improvements

Responsibilities:

  • Performs computer aided drafting and design (CADD) work, including preparation of construction drawings and routine design assignments by applying fundamental design concepts
  • Determines drawing sequence and presentations, refining rough sketches and notes, and performs routine calculations to size various system components
  • Performs material quantities take-offs, using standard procedures
  • Communicates effectively with other staff and project team members; interacts with reviewing agencies on a limited basis

Requisition #025001

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Apply for Houston - Land Development - Designer

Minimum Requirements:

  • Licensed P.E. with minimum 10 years of experience in District Services engineering (MUDs, WC&IDs, etc.) in the greater Houston region performing District related planning, studies, compliance and projects. Must have at least 5 years of experience in managing such tasks and clients.
  • Must be an experienced manager capable of handling District clients with little oversight, managing in-house teams, and helping team members grow.  Must also be willing and able to pursue opportunities with new District clients.
  • Experience in designing water plant and wastewater plant improvements is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, train, lead, and oversee performance of District Services staff.
  • Direct and participate in Business Development efforts for the District Services Department.
  • Oversee and ensure adherence to Department QAQC process.
  • Perform as Project Manager for District clients, preparing and presenting reports, preparing construction plans, providing construction phase services, etc.

Requisition #025004

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Apply for Houston - Land Development - District Services Department Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma and 2 or more years of construction related experience

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform on-site observation of work progress, materials incorporated into the project, and testing for assigned projects, to assist the engineer in determining if the project is proceeding in accordance with the plans and specifications
  • Prepare daily field reports to document the contractor’s progress, and any substantial issues that may arise regarding the progress of the work and/or the contractor’s compliance with plans and specifications for the project
  • Serve as the engineer’s liaison with the contractor’s field personnel
  • Communicate effectively with other staff and project team members; interact with client, general public, and officials, on a limited basis

Requisition #025002

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Apply for Houston - Land Development - Field Representative

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Land Development and Municipal Utility Districts.
  • Experience in managing the design and construction of water, sewer, drainage, and paving improvements for subdivisions and detention improvements.
  • Engineering degree and Professional Engineer License.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for conceptualizing the initial design approach for land development projects and has overall responsibility for the engineering work.
  • Manage the design and construction of water, sewer, and drainage improvements for Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), represents the company at District meetings.
  • Supervise and direct engineers and designers in the completion of the design and construction of land development and MUD projects.
  • Prepare and review budgets, schedules, proposals, and contracts for engineering services.
  • Routinely interact with staff, clients, governmental review agencies, officials, contractors, etc. Represents the company at trade organizations and associations.
  • Assist in business development pursuits for the Land Development Division.

Requisition #025003

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Apply for Houston - Land Development - Project Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma and demonstrated competency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Adobe. 
  • Must be well organized. Experience with MS Project and CivCast is a plus.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform general administrative support, including preparation of letters, transmittals, contract documents, and reports, copying, scanning, and filing documents
  • Prepare mail, deliveries, and reproduction orders
  • Assist in the preparation of construction contracts, bid advertisements, and addendums
  • Assist with internal and external meetings including scheduling, note taking, and minutes
  • Organize and track open requests including completion of forms, creation of milestones, permits, and other project deliverables
  • Assist with bid opening and preparation of bid tabulations
  • Assist with processing of contractors pay estimates
  • Cover front desk for breaks, and fills in as requested
  • Assist in preparation for in-house meetings
  • Communicate and interact effectively with other staff members, clients, and the general public

Requisition #035001

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Apply for Houston - Public Infrastructure - Project Coordinator

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Structural design & plans production. Must be experienced in land development and/or public works related structural projects including bridges, water/wastewater plants, misc. structures.
  • Must be well versed in structural analysis programs such as RISA, STAAD, and/or MIDAS.  Some proficiency in MicroStation is desired.
  • Engineering degree, Professional Engineer License. PMP, Envision Certification and/or master’s degree is a plus.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage structural projects including conceptual design, final design and coordination with design teams.
  • Coordinate construction phase services including scheduling of site visits, shop drawing review, and responses to RFI’s.
  • Prepare reports and proposals; writing and communication skills will be important characteristics in the successful candidate.
  • Responsible for conceptualizing the initial design approach for large or complex projects and has overall responsibility for the schedule on all assigned projects.
  • Supervises assigned engineering and support personnel.
  • Interacts with clients, officials, etc.; represents the company and maintains liaison with individuals and related organizations.

Requisition #040001

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Apply for Houston - Structural - Project Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • 10 years of progressive experience with at least 2 years of experience after registration.
  • MicroStation experience preferred.
  • Registered Professional Land Surveyor in State of Texas.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the overall technical aspects of assigned projects, including supervision and guidance of field and office staff, research, quality control, and schedule.
  • Develop and maintain technical knowledge of assigned projects and the ability to share the information with project managers and clients.
  • Prepare boundary survey maps, subdivision plats, right-of-way maps, control surveys, topographic surveys, metes & bounds descriptions, and reports.
  • Maintain current working knowledge of survey procedures and legal requirements.

Requisition #060001

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Apply for Houston - Surveying - Project Surveyor

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years of progressive experience in assisting a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in processing data, research, map preparation and legal descriptions.
  • MicroStation experience preferred.
  • Surveyor-in-Training Certification.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce various land survey related documents including topographic, boundary, plats, and easements. Complete Survey calculations, analysis and final map.
  • Write legal descriptions of property boundary surveys for use in deeds, easements, leases, and other documents.
  • Process field data from various sources (total stations, GPS receivers and digital levels).
  • Interface with project managers and field crews to ensure timely and accurate project completion.
  • Collaborate with Project Surveyor to setup new projects and determine scope and timeframe. Maintain accurate project records.
  • Analyze and review work of field survey team.

Requisition #060002

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Apply for Houston - Surveying - Surveyor-in-Training

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Utility Coordination including a minimum of 5 years of engineering related experience in infrastructure
  • Experience and proficiency in detailed utility design and infrastructure projects
  • Engineering degree (preferred) and basic drafting/CAD skills

Responsibilities:

  • Assist Project Manager in the preparation of documents for Utility Agreement Assemblies (completing forms, track and monitor progress of the permitting and relocation efforts, etc.)
  • Performs utility records research, identify right of way easements, research rights issues and franchise agreement issues
  • Prepare invoices with all required back-up for submittal to governmental agency for reimbursement to Utility Owner
  • Attend meetings, review documents, ensure all parties receive and review ongoing information
  • Communicates effectively with other staff, project team members and utility owners for design approvals and utility certifications
  • Independently performs design assignments based on objectives and requirements outlined by the Project Manager
  • Identify, track and assist in resolving design conflicts
  • Performs risk assessment and SUE level requirements
  • Performs QA/QC to ensure quality of deliverables

Requisition #080001

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Apply for Houston - Utility Engineering - Senior Utility Coordinator

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in Utility Coordination or related engineering experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong use of Microsoft Project and Excel
  • Engineering degree (preferred)

Responsibilities:

  • Overall coordination of utility adjustment process for roadway improvement projects
  • Utilize different methods to identify all utility owners and locate utilities within the project limits
  • Assists senior staff in coordinating the relocation and installation of private and public utility systems such as electric, pipelines, telecommunication, water, sewer, and drainage
  • Assists with design activities by attending meetings, reviewing documents, coordinating activities, ensuring all parties receive and review ongoing information, facilitating site visits, and verifying property interests
  • Develop utility matrix. Track conflicts and resolutions
  • Provide estimates for relocation costs
  • Prepare utility agreements
  • Monitor progress of relocation efforts, including permitting
  • Verify Record (As-built) drawings

Requisition #080002

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Apply for Houston - Utility Engineering - Utility Coordinator

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years experience with Municipal Water and Wastewater systems planning and design is preferred
  • Strong technical background and experience in designing plants and lift stations
  • Ability to independently create detailed designs, plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Must exhibit strong project management and leadership skills
  • Strong communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills preferred
  • Good working knowledge of City of Houston and Harris County, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties review processes preferred
  • Good working knowledge of TCEQ Rules and Regulations preferred
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team and subconsultants preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer License

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and/or design a range of water & wastewater facilities projects, such as lift stations, water plants, wastewater treatment plants, transmission/distribution/collection lines, and reclaimed water treatment/distribution facilities. Responsibilities vary by project
  • Oversee others working on a project, work among a team, or work independently
  • Manage the day-to-day operation and performance of multiple projects
  • Identify work priorities and functions with minimal supervision
  • Supervise and work directly with EITs, PEs, Designers, and Technicians

Requisition #050001

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Apply for Houston - Water and Wastewater - Project Manager

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum 12 years experience with Municipal Water and Wastewater systems planning and design is preferred
  • Strong technical background and experience in designing plants and lift stations
  • Ability to independently create detailed designs, plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects and tasks at a time
  • Strong communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills preferred
  • Good working knowledge of City of Houston and Harris County, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties review processes preferred
  • Good working knowledge of TCEQ Rules and Regulations preferred
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team and subconsultants preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Registered Professional Engineer License

Responsibilities:

  • Design a range of water & wastewater facilities projects, such as lift stations, water plants, wastewater treatment plants, transmission/distribution/collection lines, and reclaimed water treatment/distribution facilities. Responsibilities vary by project. Typical projects extend from planning through project startup and inspection.
  • Develop calculations, engineering reports, and determine basis of design
  • Provide quality control/assurance reviews of other’s work
  • Supervise or obtain regulatory agency approvals
  • Supervise or review other’s work on TPDES permit applications
  • Work among a team on a project or work independently
  • Identify work priorities and functions with minimal supervision
  • Supervise and work directly with EITs, PEs, Designers, and Technicians

Requisition #050002

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Costello, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Costello, Inc. makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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