Design Engineer - Water

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

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has openings for Design Engineers working in our Water Group located in our Bismarck or Fargo, ND offices. Primary responsibilities include working as a key project team member on water or wastewater 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 while working with project team members. Design Engineers typically report to a Project Manager or Senior Engineer. Additional responsibilities may include taking on the role of resident project representative (RPR) in the field during construction projects.

Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Professional Engineers License preferred or ability to be licensed within 6-12 months required.
  • 5-10 Years of experience working as a Civil or Environmental Engineer in the water or wastewater field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be detail orientated, self-motivated with strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedules as required to meet deadlines and/or client needs.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Windows/Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D or other CADD-based civil design software is a plus.
  • Knowledge or experience using water distribution or collection system modeling software is a plus.
  • Experience in collection system and/or distribution system design, pump station design, sizing and selecting equipment, evaluating treatment alternatives, performing process calculations, preparing process and civil design drawings and preparing cost opinions is a plus.
  • 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.
  • 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 may require a limited 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 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.
  • Provide direction and work with engineering technicians and other team members on the development of project plans and specifications.
  • Understand and follow company CADD procedures.
  • 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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