Graduate Engineer - Water Resources

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

Position Description: Apex Engineering Group has openings for a Graduate Engineer working in our Water Group located in our Bismarck, ND office. Primary responsibilities include working as a key project team member on water resources 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. Additional responsibilities will include taking on the role of resident project representative (RPR) in the field during construction projects in Bismarck, North Dakota or in the market area that Apex currently serves from our North Dakota offices.

Qualification Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required.
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certified, or ability to obtain certification within one year.
  • 0-3 Years of experience working as a Civil or Environmental Engineer in the water or water resources field.
  • 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 meet project 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 resources modeling systems/software is a plus.
  • Experience in water resources projects including planning, reports, civil design drawings, specifications and cost opinions is a plus.
  • A valid driver's license 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:
  • Perform assigned tasks as part of project teams on civil engineering projects, while learning the project development process including: 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 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.
  • 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 may be required periodically; may work overtime especially during the construction season.

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