Design Engineer - Transportation

Location: Bismarck Fargo
Engineering Services Group: Transportation
Employment Type: Full Time - Salary

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has an opening for a Design Engineer working in the Transportation Group located in our Fargo or Bismarck, ND offices. Primary responsibilities include working as a key project team member on highway and urban roadway projects from the planning phase through design and construction. A Design Engineer shall be capable of independently and collaboratively contributing to the design and development of project plans, specifications and while working with project team members. Design Engineers typically report to a Project Manager or a Senior Engineer but may be assigned to certain projects as the Project Manager depending on experience. Additional responsibilities may include taking on the role of the project engineer/representative in the field during construction of projects.

Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering required.
  • ND Professional Engineers License preferred or ability to be licensed in ND within 6-12 months required.
  • 5 or more years of highway/roadway design experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of NDDOT design and project development process preferred.
  • Proficiency in MicroStation/GeoPak Corridor Modeling and design software is highly preferable.
  • Ability to work in other civil design software platforms (i.e., AutoCAD / Civil 3D) a plus.
  • Experience in designing municipal/urban projects with underground utilities is a plus.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be detail orientated, self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Windows/Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • A valid driver’s license is required or the ability to obtain one.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to operate a computer under normal ergonomic office conditions.
  • Required to work in an outdoors environment during construction season.
  • May require prolonged periods of standing and walking to perform some of the typical tasks and duties associated with construction observation and surveying.
  • Required to lift objects or containers weighing 50-lbs.
  • Must work scheduled hours in the office or onsite for projects.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements described here are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Typical Tasks and Duties:
  • Provide professional civil engineering services for clients by providing: planning, design, specifications, plans, reports, construction observation and project management.
  • Delegate and supervise project tasks to CADD Technicians, Graduate Engineers and Field Technicians on the project team.
  • Communicate frequently and effectively with supervisors and project managers on a consistent basis by providing updates and progress during all phases of projects.
  • Attend company meetings, project meetings and client meetings on a regular basis.
  • This position will require a role in preparing proposals and participating in interviews for securing work for the firm. Responsibilities for business development will increase with experience and mentoring by senior staff.
  • This position may lead to a more prominent role as a Project Manager and Client Manager which will include becoming responsible for project budgets and financial performance.
  • Effective communication skills with the public will be required in settings such as public involvement meetings, informational meetings, construction notifications, etc.
  • This position will require the initiative to think independently and make rational judgment calls.
  • Expect to take on and understand the role of the project engineer and the owner’s on-site representative on construction projects.
  • Continue to learn and proficiently utilize Computer Aided Design and Drafting software to prepare plan documents.
  • Understand and follow company CADD procedures and client CADD procedures when required.
  • Understand and follow company employee handbook and mandated safety policies.
  • Perform responsibilities in a conscientious, legal and ethical manner with a strong attention to detail.
  • Participate in professional organizations and community leadership programs.
  • Travel and out of town stays will be required; Expect to work overtime, especially during the construction season.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Apex Engineering Group has consistently operated under the principle of equal treatment for all persons without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, in regard to public assistance or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. EEO is the Law: English Version or Spanish Version. EEO is the Law Supplement: English Version or Spanish Version.

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