• Engineer in Training

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 5 days ago(2/11/2019 9:10 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Graduate Engineer’s primary responsibility will be to perform, geotechnical engineering investigations and studies in a timely and accurate manner within the specified budget, under the supervision of a licensed professional engineer.  This will include engineering observation at new and existing building sites, direction and oversight of field and exploration staff and subcontractors for field services including occasional out of town travel, logging of geotechnical borings, classification of samples, assignments of laboratory testing, interpretation of engineering data, performing engineering calculations and the preparation of written engineering reports.  Secondly responsibilities will include assisting the construction materials engineering and testing section with site observations.  In addition, managing assigned projects and participating in assigned marketing responsibilities will be required.  The Graduate Engineer must also possess good communication and interpersonal skills in dealing with fellow Raba Kistner employees, clients and the general public.


    Primary engineering discipline will involve Geotechnical Engineering and secondarily, support of the Construction Materials Engineering and Testing Section.  All work performed will be under the supervision and guidance of a licensed Professional Engineer.



    • Serves as a Graduate Engineer on geotechnical engineering projects including project coordination from the beginning to the end of the project and completes projects and reports in a timely and accurate manner within the specified budget
    • Assist in staking of boring locations and coordination of drilling activities
    • Performs field logging activities during drilling operations, including out of town travel
    • Performs data collection and field observations on facilities and forensics projects
    • Classifies soil samples in the laboratory, prepares hand written logs, and submits for preparation of finished boring logs
    • Prepares laboratory testing assignments on projects in accordance with the testing program established in the proposal
    • Analyzes field data, laboratory test results and performs calculations necessary for completion of engineering reports
    • Submits draft geotechnical or forensic engineering reports for review and final reports for co-signature of senior staff members
    • Through personal professional development and working with senior staff, develops a working understanding of applicable standards, specifications, and engineering practices to develop competence to review assigned engineering reports and construction documents
    • Performs field observation services in support of the Construction Materials Engineering and Testing Section, as well as for forensic/facilities investigations, as required


    • Reviews prebilling invoices on projects for which the engineer is assigned
    • Contacts and follows up with Clients on invoicing and status of payment
    • Within a three month period, achieves average billing level of not less than 85 percent


    • Serves as company representative and/or extension of Business Development Program while working with clients and professional organizations. Encouraged to actively participate in local ASCE, TSPE and other professional organizations
    • Assists Direct Report with direct marketing of current and potential clients 


    • Notifies Direct Report and Chairman of the Board of all potential disputes that may lead to legal claims or litigation
    • Supports Chairman of the Board, as requested, to settle disputes or defend against litigation 


    • Understand, adhere and participate in the Raba Kistner Health and Safety and Behavior Based Safety Programs and set a good safety example
    • Other duties as assigned by Direct Report


    • Certification as an Engineer-in-Training in the State of Texas and a Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering
    • Good oral communication skills to interact with clients and staff successfully. Speaking with clarity and understanding skills are a necessity to prevent costly and time-consuming problems
    • Good written communication skills for preparing proposals, reports, and other engineering documents
    • Presents a professional appearance to best represent the company
    • Good organizational skills to utilize company resources efficiently and effectively
    • Possess valid Texas driver’s license and meet company’s auto insurability requirements
    • Heavy lifting and carrying (45+lbs) of tools and equipment
    • Walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, climbing, and repeated bending as needed while working on sites
    • Distinguish colors and shades of color for identification and analysis
    • Ability to drive company vehicle, manage and complete all assigned jobs, efficiently and on time
    • Ability to comply with all attendance requirements as noted in most current edition of Corporate Policy Manual 


    •  Works in a normal office environment as well as outside which is subject to varying weather conditions
    • Potential exposure to movement of heavy equipment on construction sites and hazards of dangerous chemical/solvents exposure that may require proper safety procedures be followed
    • Potential for exposure to noise, dust, fumes, grease and oils, radiant and electrical energy, and equipment vibration
    • May work on ladders and in confined spaces
    • May work protracted or irregular hours
    • Ability to travel to project sites and maneuver over rough and uneven terrain
    • Work related responsibilities require travel out of town to Raba Kistner offices, client offices, and project locations
    • May work in Level A, B, C or D personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    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

                          Tey Lundy 210- 545-0008


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