RABA KISTNER, INC.

  • Associate Engineer I

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 5 months ago(2/23/2018 12:09 PM)
    Job ID
    RKI0017/18
    # Positions
    2
    Experience (Years)
    4
    Category
    Infrastructure
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Recruiter : Full Name: First Last
    Mary Clark
  • Overview

    Under general supervision, assists in directing project office operations including construction inspection and material testing operations to ensure compliance with project plans, approved shop/working drawings, and specifications.  Responsible for Project Office in the absence of the Project Manager.

    Responsibilities

    • Contacts supervisor for priorities and deadlines in the field
    • Plan, schedule, and supervise work of assigned staff
    • Writes or assists with performance evaluations
    • Assist Project Manager in projecting personnel and equipment needed for the Project
    • Applies engineering principles, methods and techniques to the assurance of highway and related facility construction
    • Performs engineering calculations
    • Performs research and problem solving of engineering-related activities
    • Provides on-the-job training for construction personnel
    • Prepares, reviews, or approves reports
    • Observes, measures, and conducts tests of materials to determine construction compliance with the project plans, approved shop/working drawings, and governing specifications
    • Works with the client, or representatives, on behalf of the Project Manager

    EMPLOYEE SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Insures the safe utilization, storage and maintenance of all documents and tools
    • Updates Direct Report on progress and delays on every task or assignment
    • Insures safe usage and maintenance of individually assigned company vehicle and field equipment
    • Meets established project deadlines
    • Submits accurate, legible, comprehensive and complete testing and/or inspection reports on a daily basis in accordance with project Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QC/QA) Plan
    • Review plans, specifications, and shop/working drawings for project activities
    • Resolve differences in the interpretation of plans and specifications

    Qualifications

    • Professional Engineer license within applicable jurisdiction (Professional engineers licensed in another state, but not currently licensed in the State of Texas, must (1) meet the requirements of the Texas Engineering Practices Act, (2) obtain a professional engineering license from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers within six (6) months of the date of hire, and (3) sign an agreement to that effect as a condition of employment.)
    • A person in this position generally, but not necessarily has four (4) years progressively responsible experience in transportation engineering with one (1) year experience in construction quality control/assurance
    • Shall possess a valid driver’s license within the applicable jurisdiction and meet firm’s auto insurability requirements

    THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF:

    • Engineering principles, practices, and methods
    • Engineering fundamentals
    • Engineering calculations

    CONSIDERABLE KNOWLEDGE OF: 

    • Materials used in highway construction
    • Highway construction plans, construction inspection procedures, and specifications
    • Personal computers and the use of applicable software

    WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF:

    • Material testing methods, processes and procedures
    • Algebra, geometry, and trigonometry

    SOME KNOWLEDGE OF:

    • Construction project document control techniques
    • Human resource policies and procedures
    • Construction management procedures
    • The State specific Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices or National Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices
    • Effective Supervisory techniques

    ABILITY TO:

    • Supervise
    • Plan and coordinate work activities, oversee programs, interpret engineering plans, and instruct
    • Assign and review work
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to communicate problems, status of work, daily reports, etc.
    • Work under exposure to inclement weather conditions
    • Read and understand plans, specifications, instructions, labels, reports, etc.
    • Travel to project sites and maneuver over rough and uneven terrain
    • Prepare and maintain records, files, and reports
    • Maintain effective working relationships with internal and external personnel
    • Follow verbal and written instructions
    • Analyze, problem solve, and recommend solutions

    REQUIRED TO:

    • Present a professional appearance to best represent the firm
    • Wear personal protective equipment and comply with all safety requirements
    • Comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of Corporate Policy Manual 

    SKILL IN:

    • The use of personal computers and applicable software
    • Effective communication
    • Maintaining an effective and cohesive working group

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    • Works outside and is subject to weather conditions
    • Potential exposure to equipment movement hazards and dangerous chemical/solvents if proper safety procedures are not followed
    • Exposed to noise, dust, fumes, radiant and electrical energy
    • Works on ladders and scaffolding
    • May work protracted or irregular hours
    • Flexibility to work irregular hours due to client needs (i.e. other than 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and/or other than Monday through Friday.)Work related responsibilities require travel out of town to RABA KISTNER offices, client offices, and project locations

    Must pass a drug test prior to employment and will be subject to post-accident, random, and reasonable cause testing during employment.

    Raba Kistner supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.   Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    HR Contact:  Mary Clark 210-694-3625

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