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    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.


Kenton County Airport Board: Sr. Project Manager - Engineer

Open Until Filled.

Responsible for managing the technical, financial, and business administration of airport projects from concept through implementation, ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. Manages Planning & Development (P&D) Department staff and business processes focused on design issues, constructability, standards & specifications development, code compliance, scoping, design review, and technical data management. Coordinates airport engineering and design subject matter across several CVG business lines.

This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
  • Identifies potential initiatives/projects to be included in CVG's portfolio of projects.  Presents specific project data and technical information for on-going and proposed projects to support CVG's goals.  Tracks, analyzes, and administers project schedules, communications, funding sources, progress, and contact requirements for on-going projects.
  • This class specification represents only the core areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
  • Develops specifications for construction, repair, replacement, and renovation projects, as assigned (e.g. specifications, permits, project schedules, cost analysis, purchasing/bid processes, and construction administration, etc.) for the purpose of communicating CVG’s needs to staff, designers, contractors, engineers, construction management firms, etc. for selecting, awarding, and executing of contracts.
  • Manages/creates engineering designs and cost estimates for airfield and roadway improvements, structures, utilities, and other infrastructure facilities. Conducts site visits, reviews inspection reports, and coordinates findings with stakeholders and contractors.
  • Prepares investigative reports for pavement and/or structure distresses by performing inspections, reviewing existing drawings and performing calculations. Researches construction materials and performs constructability reviews.
  • Responsible for developing and managing a complete airport Pavement Management Plan including determining Pavement Condition Indexes, providing repair recommendations, and developing program phasing and costs for pavement repair.
  • Manages projects in accordance with Planning and Development procedures including file management, document control, and project closeout.
  • Prepares written materials (e.g. emails, correspondence, memos, budgets, costs, bid invitations, calendars, schedules, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Responsible for all contract management activities as documented in KCAB Policy 1014, Contract Management. As the subject matter expert responsible for all key aspects of contract management ensuring KCAB’s interests are represented in any business activities regarding the agreement. Prepares RFP’s, bid specifications, and negotiates contracts.
  • Manages and facilitates construction oversight and implementation of projects and plans relevant to CVG within procurement requirements and established schedules and budgets. Manages development of negotiating strategy, parameters, pricing and terms for construction and consultant contracts.
  • Interacts with and serves as liaison to airlines, airport agencies, government agencies and the FAA with respect to engineering design, permitting, construction activities, inspections, compliance, and project related matters.
  • Responsible for the management of CVG design staff focused on design reviews, code compliance, airport construction standards documentation development and maintenance, and design database management.
  • Staff management responsibility include supervision, delegation, and review of assigned work, hiring/terminating, performance appraisals, coaching/counseling, staff development, application of organizational policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field to the area of assignment and seven years of related experience with three years’ experience managing large scale, complex projects; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. 

  • Professional Engineer (PE Commonwealth of Kentucky) or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
  • Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent is preferred but not required.
  • Maintain Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) clearance.
  • Obtain and maintain position appropriate NIMS & emergency training.
  • Valid Driver's License. 
  • Project management principles and the management of projects’ life cycle phases; from initiation and planning through design, bidding, implementation, and close out.
  • Effective project management practices and standards including sound judgment, decision making, problem solving, sense of urgency, productivity, effective time management and the concurrent management of multiple projects and taks with efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Uniform Building Codes, OSHA building construction regulations and other pertinent safety rules and regulations.
  • FAA regulations;
  • Airport planning, design and construction;
  • Civil engineering scientific theories and principals;
  • Fiscal management, budgeting, construction cost estimating, cash flow projections and funds administration.
  • Understanding, interpreting and enforcing compliance with plans, specifications, schedules and contract provisions;
  • Applying diverse knowledge of engineering to all phases of engineering projects;
  • Clearly and effectively communicating, both orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrated skill in managing large scale complex projects;
  • Demonstrated skill in analyzing survey reports, maps, drawings, etc.;
  • Demonstrated skill in designing structures and facilities using design systems in compliance with construction and government standards.
  • Use of a variety of computer-based technologies including word processing, and spreadsheets;
  • Proficient in AutoCad design software (or comparable);
  • Establishing and maintaining effective, fair, cooperative, collaborative and respectful relationships with internal and external colleagues, peers, work teams and workgroups.
Positions in this class typically require: climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing.
Medium Work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. 

Interested candidates can obtain more information and apply at 
The Kenton County Airport Board is an EOE, including disability/vets
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LiDAR Technology Showcase, May 18 at The Ohio State University

Drone-based LiDAR is a powerful way for engineers, surveyors, and mapping & GIS professionals to capture high-res 3D digital data for a wide variety of scanning and geospatial applications. Advancements in aerial LiDAR technologies and workflows have made it more accessible, productive and affordable than ever before, and now is an ideal time to consider the value of these transformative technologies.

Want to learn more and get an up-close look? Precision Capture invites you to our FREE LiDAR Technology Showcase highlighting the latest drone and aerial LiDAR technologies. You also can check out the amazing Trimble MX9 Mobile Mapping Solution that generates dense, richly detailed LiDAR point clouds from a vehicle-mounted system moving down the road at highway speeds.

Join us at The Ohio State University on Tuesday, May 18th from 10:00 – 2:00 pm EDT. Our team will share their expertise and experiences and answer your questions, and free lunch is provided for all registered participants. We hope to see you there!
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