Graduate Engineer - Transportation

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

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has an opening for a Graduate Engineer working in the Transportation Group located in the Bismarck, ND office. Primary responsibilities include working as a key project team member on highway, urban roadway, or municipal projects from the planning phase through design and construction. A Graduate Engineer shall be capable of independently and collaboratively contributing to the design and development of project plans and specifications while working with project team members. Graduate 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 resident project representative (RPR) in the field during construction of projects.

Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering required.
  • Engineering Intern (EI) certified, or ability to obtain certification within one year.
  • 1-3 years of experience with design and/or construction observation responsibilities on roadway or general municipal projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be detail oriented, 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 and Microstation/GeoPak or other CADD-based civil design software 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.
  • 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 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 with progression to project management.
  • Work with Apex 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 will be required; may work overtime especially during the construction season.

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