Design Engineer - Transportation

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

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has an opening for a Design Engineer I working in the Transportation Group located in the Bismarck or Fargo, ND office. 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 I shall be capable of contributing to the design and development of project plans and specifications both independently, and collaborativley while working with project team members. Design Engineers typically report to a Project Manager or Senior Engineer, but may be assigned 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.
  • Professional Engineers License preferred or ability to be licensed in ND within 6 months required.
  • Minimum of 6 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 strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work in other civil design platforms (i.e. AutoCAD / Civil 3D) a plus.
  • Experience in designing municipal/urban projects with underground utilities 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 sit and 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.
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 limited role initially 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.
  • Effectively communicate with contractors and deal with confrontational situations with contractors.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Participate in professional organizations and community leadership programs.
  • Travel and out of town stays may be required; may work overtime especially during the construction season.

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