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    Shaffer, Johnston, Lichtenwalter & Associates:  Civil Engineer
    Shaffer, Johnston, Lichtenwalter & Associates, Inc., an Ohio-based civil engineering consulting firm, is currently looking for an experienced civil engineer for a full time position in our Wooster office for site, highway/street and drainage design.  The successful candidate should have a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an ABET-accredited institution, as well as having their EI or PE.  Experience with AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel and Word are a must.  Being a licensed professional engineer and experience with SurvCADD a plus, although neither are required.  SJL provides a 401k retirement plan, health and life insurance, paid sick and vacation time.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to contact us.  Please contact John Long, PE, PS, our Wooster office manager, at 330-345-6377 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Clinton Township, Ohio:  RFQ
    Public Announcement, January 12, 2021

    The Clinton Township Board of Trustees (the “Owner”) of Clinton Township, Franklin County, Ohio (the “Township”) hereby requests that design firms interested in providing professional architectural and engineering design services to the Township for the construction of a new salt storage shed (the “Project”) as further described in this announcement submit statements of qualifications and interest.
    The Owner intends to contract for architectural services for construction of new facilities.  Architectural and engineering firms interested in being considered for a contract to provide the required services must reply in writing with a statement of qualifications no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 1, 2021. Statements received after this date will not be considered.
    Statements of qualifications should include information regarding the firm’s name, address, telephone number and contact person; firm history; a one-page statement of interest and qualifications for this project; discussion of the firm’s specific abilities and expertise to provide the required professional services and qualifications related to project requirements, including project management skills and methodology to monitor project budgets; education, technical training and experience of the firm’s owners and key technical personnel; the technical expertise of the firm’s current staff; the firm’s experience in designing similar projects; ability of the firm to complete the Project, including availability of the firm’s staff and other equipment and resources to achieve completion of the project; past performance as reflected in evaluations of previous and current clients with respect to factors such as control of costs, including percentage of change orders to overall project budget, quality of work, and meeting deadlines; the firm’s equipment and facilities; references of other owners for which the firm has provided similar professional services; and any previous work performed for the Owner.  The Township reserves the right to waive any informalities, irregularities, or technical defects in the responses to this Request for Statements of Qualifications. 
    Statements of qualifications should be transmitted to:
Matthew C. Huffman, Township Administrator
Clinton Township Board of Trustees
3820 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43224
    As required by Ohio Revised Code §§ 153.65-71, responding firms will be evaluated and ranked in order of their qualifications.  Following this evaluation, the Owner will enter contract negotiations with the most highly qualified firm.
    The preliminary project description is as follows:
    The Project
    The Township is proposing to demolish an existing salt storage shed (or “salt barn”), and construct a new salt storage shed. Demolition of existing Township facilities will occur prior to or in connection with new construction.  The general dimensions for the new salt storage shed are anticipated to be approximately twenty-eight (28) feet by forty (40) feet, containing approximately one thousand two hundred square feet (1,200); with three (3) high waste block walls; a concrete cement slab; a nylon or stretched fabric roof; and on a cement slab foundation.
3820 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43224
    Description Of Services Requested
    The Township requests that the selected firm provide a full range of design services for this project including, but not limited to architectural, structural, civil, landscaping, mechanical, electrical, and related services which may be required in the connection and design and execution of the Project.  All work performed must comply with existing federal, state, and local codes, statutes and requirements.  The selected firm will work cooperatively with the Township and provide architectural and engineering services for building analysis; building design; construction documents; bidding specifications; daily construction supervision/inspection and administration and additional coordination responsibilities.  The anticipated project delivery method is multiple prime contracting.

    Source of Funding
    Bond and General funds.

    Project Schedule
    Preparation of the design anticipated to commence immediately after selection, with competitive bidding and construction to follow thereafter.

    Evaluation Criteria
    The evaluation of the statements of qualifications will be based primarily, but not conclusively, on the following:
    1.  Competence of the design firm to perform the required professional design services, as indicated by the technical training, education and experience of the firm’s personnel who are likely to be assigned to perform the services.
    2.  Ability in terms of workload and the availability of qualified personnel, equipment, and facilities to perform the required professional design services competently and expeditiously.
    3.  Experience of the firm with comparable projects for comparable public entities, based on, among other things, the size and nature of the project.
    4.  Past performance as reflected in evaluations of previous clients with respect to factors such as control of costs, quality of work and meeting deadlines.
    5.  Other similar factors as deemed appropriate and lawful by the Township.

    Selection and Ranking Process
    The Township will evaluate statements of qualifications submitted and select and rank professional design firm candidates in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code and notify all parties submitting statements of appropriate Township action. Prior to selection, the Township, at its discretion, may hold interviews or discussions with individual or associated candidate firms to explore a firm’s statements of qualifications, the scope and nature of the services the firms would provide, and the various technical approaches the firm(s) may take toward the Project. Statements of qualifications must be signed by a duly-authorized official of the proposing firm or, if a joint venture, by an official from each participating firm. Any proposed contract negotiations between the Township and the successful firm, as a result of this request for statements of qualifications, are subject to approval by the Clinton Township Board of Trustees. During this selection and ranking process, the Township reserves the following rights:

    1.  To reject any and all statements of qualifications, to postpone selection, and to re-solicit or cancel the procurement if deemed in the best interests of the Township.
    2.  To reject additional information from any and all submitting firms.
    3.  To subject the execution of the contract to the availability of funds and negotiation of agreeable terms with the successful firm.
    4.  To enter into a contract with any submitting firm based upon the firm's initial offer. Oral presentations may be conducted with one or more proposing firms as deemed necessary by the Township.

    Negotiations Disclaimer
    Should a firm be selected, and if the Township cannot successfully negotiate within a reasonable period of time (as determined by the Township) a contract with the selected firm ranked best qualified, the Township shall inform the firm in writing of the termination of negotiations and may enter into negotiations with the firm ranked next best qualified. If negotiations again fail, the same procedure shall be followed with each next best qualified firm selected until a contract is negotiated. The Township reserves the right to cancel this request in part or in its entirety at its sole discretion.

    For questions, please contact:
    Matthew C. Huffman, AICP
    Clinton Township
    3820 Cleveland Avenue
    Columbus, Ohio 43224

    City of Columbus - Department of Public Utilities, Division of Water:  Engineer III Position

    This full-time position within the Division of Water's Technical Support Section (TSS) will serve as a project manager for planning, design, and construction projects under the Division of Water's Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Typical duties for this position include: develop request for proposals (RFPs) and complete TSS portions of the RFP process; work with consultants to develop project scope and fee information; maintain and update project management information and project files; review and approve invoices; and confer with superiors, plant operations, and maintenance staff, consultants, contractors, and the public as needed to complete study, design, and construction projects. This position will also supervise staff, including reviewing staff work products, periodically meeting with staff to review work status, providing guidance, approving leave requests, and conducting performance appraisals. Additionally, this position will assist with various section management tasks such as capital improvement plan updates, developing SOPs and template documents, responding to outside requests for information, and updating guide specifications.

    To be considered, candidates must possess a valid State of Ohio certificate as a registered Professional Engineer and three (3) years of professional engineering experience which includes some supervisory experience over professional engineers or engineering projects. Substitution(s): Possession of a valid State of Ohio certificate as a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) and nine (9) years of practical engineering experience, which includes two (2) years of experience supervising Professional Engineers or engineering projects. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license. Salary range $81,306 - $121,959.

    If you are interested, please apply to the Civil Service Commission by applying online at You may also apply by emailing your resume to  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    Pre-employment drug screening and BCI& I background check are required if selected.

    City of Columbus is an equal opportunity employer.

    The City of Kent, Ohio: Development Engineer

    The City of Kent, Ohio seeks a key member of the City’s Community Development team to serve as the Development Engineer.

    Under the direction of the Community Development Director, the Development Engineer manages and performs engineering functions including, but not limited to, review of subdivisions and site plans, supervision of private construction projects, oversight of the construction and post construction stormwater control measures, provides staff support for the Planning Commission, preparation of feasibility analyses, cost estimates, bond amount calculations, reports, processing permit applications, and other functions related to the normal operation of the Community Development Department.

    The Development Engineer must possess registration as a Professional Engineer by the State of Ohio Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and be classified as a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.  In addition, the Development Engineer must have ten years’ experience as a professional engineer practicing in the field of Civil Engineering of which at least 5 years are in design administration of site improvements, or present another combination of equivalent experience so as to indicate possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed above.  Registration as a Professional Surveyor is desirable.

    Pay range for the position is $76,891-$96,466. Go to for complete job description including qualifications. Send cover letter & resume to HR Manager, 320 S. Depeyster St., Kent, Ohio 44240, or email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Open until filled.  EOE.

    DNA Group: Engineering Project Manager – Greater Dayton Area

    Job Function:  Managing projects with top-down oversight throughout the entire execution to ensure success as defined by adherence to standards of scope, budget, and timeline.

    About DNA Group
    For over 30 years, DNA Group (, has been delivering powerful integrated solutions to global OEM brands and the next generation of market leaders. Disciplined in HMI, Connectivity, and Contract Manufacturing, DNA Group successfully navigates the global marketplace providing competitively priced components, assemblies, and solutions. Our success is measured by growing the breadth, depth, and quality of our relationships with our customers, partners, and employees. These relationships are founded on our core values: Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Attitude.

    Essential Functions:
    1.   Develops comprehensive project plans that merge customer requirements with company revenue goals and coordinates various managers and technical personnel during all project phases, from initial development through implementation.
    2.   Participates in technical discussions with customers related to requests for quotes (RFQs) including design meetings.
    3.   Participates in new product introduction (NPI) meetings including interfacing with supplier’s project teams in Asia and customer’s engineering teams.
    4.   Monitors project progress continuously and makes detailed scheduled reports on measurable items, such as milestones and deliverables.
    5.   Communicates proactively with all involved personnel to provide encouragement, identify problems, create solutions, and implement efficiency improvements.
    6.   Foster a strong customer relationship

    1.   Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or equivalent work experience with a knowledge of electric motors and pumps
    2.  A minimum of five years of technical sales, new project execution, account management
    3.  Able to work at a customer’s facility in the Dayton area for 2-3 days a week and partner with supplier’s project teams in Asia with US and overseas travel.
    4.   Excellent interpersonal, communication, time management and problem-solving skills needed to coordinate multiple projects.
    5.   Self-motivated with the ability to establish work priorities in order to complete routine duties with minimal supervision.

    Send Resume to:
    Levine & Associates, Inc.