UIC Alaska

Engineering Manager - UMIAQ Design

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Travel Requirement
Less than 10%



Are you an accomplished civil engineer with diverse design and project management experience? Are you looking for a leadership position that doesn’t require you to buy your way in?  UMIAQ Design, LLC, in Anchorage, Alaska is looking for a dynamic Engineering Manager to lead its Engineering Department. This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established firm with strong customer relationships and a large project backlog that will allow for a smooth transition into the leadership role.

The successful candidate will lead a department with a strong core of professional personnel and a sizable backlog of interesting and profitable projects. They will have extensive, well-rounded experience and knowledge in programming and executing a wide range of engineering projects throughout Alaska. In addition, they will have the leadership skills necessary to successfully guide existing project teams, build new project teams, and strengthen/expand client relationships.

The successful candidate will be supported by the current Acting Engineering Manager/General Manager to allow for a smooth transition. The General Manager will work closely with the new Engineering Manager as they become familiar with the Engineering Department and UMIAQ Design.


About UMIAQ Design

The team at UMIAQ Design brings together architecture, engineering, land surveying and project management expertise for projects throughout Alaska – from Adak to Atqasuk to Anchorage. We’re proud of the positive impacts our projects have generated in rural Alaska over the past 42-years.  These include community buildings (health, education, and infrastructure support), roads, airports, water & sewer systems, landfills, and fuel systems..

UMIAQ Design is a subsidiary of UIC Commercial Services, a division of Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC), one of the largest Alaska Native Village corporations in the state. Our business is guided by Iñupiat values and inspired by the collaborative, creative problem solving essential for Arctic design.



The Engineering Manager is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer responsible for the planning, operation, and quality control of the Engineering Department. The Department staff consists of multidiscipline registered Professional Engineers (Civil, Environmental and Mechanical), Engineers in Training, Project Managers, AutoCAD Drafters and Administrative Support personnel. 

Duties of the Engineering Department Manager include (but are not limited to):


  • Assisting strategic planning and development of business plan and budget
  • Project and resource scheduling

Department Operations

  • Developing and strengthening client relationships
  • Proposal development
  • Contract negotiations and administration (Client and Sub-Consultants contracts)
  • Managing Sub-Consultants
  • Coordination with Architecture and Survey Department Managers
  • Engineering design and other project related duties
  • Establishing and maintaining Department/Company/Corporation procedures
  • Invoicing and processing of Accounts Payable invoices/receipts
  • Personnel scheduling
  • Recruiting department personnel
  • Conducting performance evaluations
  • Review/approval of direct report timesheets
  • Training and mentoring staff

Quality Control

  • Peer Review
  • Serving as Person in Responsible Charge for Corporate Civil Engineering Professional Registration




  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, or equivalent.


  • 15 years of experience in the Consulting Engineering field
  • 10 years of experience as a Registered Professional Civil Engineer in Alaska (or a state with Alaska comity)
  • Design and project management of various types of civil engineering projects
  • Working with various professional services contracting methods


  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Multi-tasking
  • Self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills.


  • Understanding of Human Resources management
  • Understanding of financial reporting using accrual-based accounting methods
  • Understanding of Building and Life/Fire Safety Codes


  • Experience in Alaska, especially rural Alaska

Experience with road design and/or water & wastewater systems



UMIAQ Design, LLC offers a full range of benefits, including:

  • Incentive Compensation
  • Straight-Time pay for Over-Time work for salaried employees
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) program
  • 13 paid holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement plan w/ company matching
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans
  • Short/Long Term Disability plans

Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.


Important Notice

Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V





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