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Associate Engineer

Company: QK
Location: Visalia
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:

QK, Inc., formerly Quad Knopf, has served a diverse client base throughout the Central Valley for over 40 years. We currently have an opening for a The Associate Engineer works under supervision of a more senior engineer or Project Engineer, and in cooperation with the project team. This person may also assist with project management components of projects, including aspects of budgeting, scheduling, directing subordinates, and prioritizing multiple projects and deadlines. The Associate Engineer will sometimes also work with clients, consultants, and contractors during the course of specific projects. Associate Engineers are key to completing quality deliverables on time and within budget.

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities


  • Design of plans, specifications and cost estimates for a wide variety of projects

  • Overseeing analysis prepared by subordinates including Assistant Engineers, Engineering Technicians, CAD designers, Sr. CAD designers, and CAD Technicians Quality control of all work products prepared under his or her direction

  • Report writing and report production

  • Assistance with marketing efforts to attract new clientele

  • Attendance at project meetings, public hearings and presentations at interviews for new projects (This could involve travel to meetings in other areas and an occasional need to stay overnight)

  • Maintain a current knowledge base for the work being performed, including reading professional publications and occasionally attending professional meetings and seminars

  • Prepares engineering calculations, such as storm drain, wastewater, water system, earthwork quantities, transportation analysis, and other supporting documentation for public and private projects

  • Completes projects efficiently, in a timely and complete manner

  • Converts limited verbal and written directions from a project manager into a finished product or document

  • Conducts site visits and construction observations as needed

  • Under the direction of an engineer, coordinates with clients, consultants, and contractors during the construction of a specific project as necessary to respond to clarifications, RFIs, and to issue change orders

  • Coordinates and communicates with other disciplines such as survey, planning, construction management, biology, and architecture

  • Helps to prepare applications for funding, permits, and other planning documents

  • Other duties as assigned by more senior engineering professionals, Team/Group Leaders, Branch Managers or CADD Leaders as required in order to assist junior staff

  • Additional duties initiated by the Senior Associate Engineer in order to maximize success of the engineering group, the client, or QK


    Essential Skills and Abilities



    • Proficient with AutoCAD Civil 3D, other CAD programs, Adobe Suite, and Microsoft Office suite

    • Ability to prioritize project workloads

    • Ability to work well with others (as a team member) and alone.

    • Possess verbal and written communication skills sufficient to work well with others to accomplish team goals

    • Ability to mentor and train less experienced staff members

    • Current driver's license and safe driving record may be required if employee will be making field visits and/or meeting with clients outside the company's office

    • Ability to sit or stand for long periods, and walk on uneven terrain during site visits


      Preferred Skills and Abilities



      • Desire to be helpful to internal and external clients, ability to create strong relationships in a mentoring capacity

      • Proven ability to successfully work against a deadline and within constrained budgets

      • Ability to motivate others

      • Strong critical thinking skills that allow for collaborative innovation in problem solving and project planning

      • Ability to teach junior staff both agency and company standards

      • Ability to drive one's own career path, develop relationships with mentors, and seek opportunities for growth

      • Able to remain flexible with the ever-changing workload, working conditions and project/agency requirements


        Education



        • Graduate from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering or related field

        • PE license required

          Experience


          • One (1) + years practical experience as an Assistant Engineer, or the equivalent thereof

          • Experience in drafting and plan production is required

Keywords: QK, Visalia , Associate Engineer, Engineering , Visalia, California

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