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Job Description

  Are you a Graduate Civil Engineer who has a strong interest in transportation engineering, and more specifically within the aviation sector? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can make an impact, work on a variety of aviation projects, and be provided with challenges to continuously learn and expand your responsibilities? If you answered “yes”, then consider joining us as a Graduate Civil Engineer on our Aviation team in downtown Saint Paul! As a member of our employee-owned and integrated team of multi-discipline professionals, you will work alongside Civil Engineers, Designers, Technicians, and Planners to provide engineering expertise at airports across the country including small general aviation airports, large international hub airports, and military bases. You will be responsible for preparing detailed drawings using AutoCAD, frequently performing calculations for project dimensions and elevations, computing and tabulating quantities, and performing preliminary surveys and construction administration duties as needed. As shown by our extensive portfolio, you will contribute to the rehabilitation and construction of runways, taxiways, aprons, utilities, roadways, NAVAIDS, fueling facilities, and security enhancements, which will provide you with a variety of challenging project opportunities.   Flexible work arrangements will be considered for those who have demonstrated an ability to learn and/or work successfully in a hybrid work environment by displaying self-motivation, initiative, teamwork, and strong communication skills.  Note: To be considered for this position and to perform the assigned responsibilities, the selected candidate must complete and pass all background and security requests required by state and/or federal agencies responsible for aviation operations as a condition of employment.

Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Transportation and FE / EIT Certification.
    • Upcoming graduate (December 2023) or experienced professional with up to four years of progressive experience developing construction documentation for various transportation infrastructure projects. 
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD or Civil 3D.
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to apply effective verbal and written communication skills when writing specifications and reports, participating in project team discussions, and interacting with clients and contractors.
    • Ability to travel as needed for construction administration, team meetings, client consultations, site inspections/visits, etc.; Occasional overnight travel may be required. 

Advantageous Qualifications

    • Thorough understanding of drafting techniques, plan development, and related engineering practices. 
    • Previous coursework or project assignments related to airport planning and design.
    • Previous experience conducting topographic surveys, on-site inspections, and construction observations.
    • Previous training or experience with ArcGIS. 

Upon acceptance of a conditional offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete a standard pre-employment background screening, which consists of Social Security verification, educational verification, review of criminal convictions, and driving history.

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