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Civil Engineering Technician I
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Dashiell Corporation | Chicago, IL
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Job Description


Dashiell is a leading national provider of technical services to the electric utility, power generation, industrial, renewable and energy industries. These services include planning and systems studies, design and engineering, maintenance and testing, program management, construction, and turnkey EPC projects. Built on 50 years of experience handling large scale complex projects; Dashiell is unique in that we are a turnkey Engineering, Construction, and Testing company that specializes in medium and high voltage electrical infrastructure. More information about Dashiell can be found at www.dashiell.com.

Primary Function:

Civil Engineering Technician I is an entry-level position to train and educate graduates on the specifics of high voltage design and Dashiell standards. The individual is expected to develop skills necessary to design overhead and underground line facilities under the direction of a professional engineer. This is an office based position, but short duration travel to project sites are routine. Assignments to specific project locations may be required, where necessary, to assist with engineering and/or construction related tasks.

This position will be based at Dashiell's Chicago area office - 1200 Roosevelt Road, Suite 400, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Duties & Responsibilities

The following items are typical of Civil Engineering Technician I duties and responsibilities.

* Create material estimates and bills-of-material
* Review detail drawings for accuracy.
* Develop loading tables for engineered structures.
* Perform calculations to determine span limitations of pre-designed structures.
* Gather, interpret, and apply field survey data in design process.
* Perform required field duties, i.e. information gathering.
* Provide engineering support during construction.
* Develop design skills to utilize line design software.
* Learn and understand internal processes and procedures.
* Develop an understanding of all applicable codes used for line design.

Minimum Qualifications / Experience

A minimum of a Bachelor's or Associate's Degree in Civil Engineering (or Construction) Technology and equivalent degree programs, from an ABET accredited College or University.

This position requires completion of a college or technical school program. The program should be technology based, or include course work sufficient to develop the required technical skills. The following list of basic skills are necessary for this position.

* Experience using MS Office programs. Word and Excel programs are commonly used. Microsoft Project is used for scheduling and planning functions.
* Good Math Skills, particularly in Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry.
* Experience or familiarity with CAD design. AutoCad, and Microstation are used.
* Basic knowledge of electrical and/or civil design processes.
* Basic knowledge of civil/structural codes.
* Basic knowledge of statics and mechanics.
* Good organizational skills which include development of work plans, preparing and maintaining schedules, tracking progress, and preparing status reports.
* Flexibility to work on an individual project as well as on team projects.
* Good communication skills, both oral and written.
* Experience or familiarity with current surveying techniques and practices.

Dashiell provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. The company provides life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and an employee assistance plan at no cost to the employee. Benefit offerings also include a choice of traditional PPO or HDHP, with corresponding FSA or HSA, dental, vision, supplemental life insurance, 401K with immediate vesting and more.

Must be at least 18 years of age and legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship. No third party recruiters please.

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About Dashiell Corporation

Dashiell specializes in designing, building, testing, and maintaining high and medium voltage electrical systems for utilities, power producers, and industry. We bring many resources to your project including innovation, ingenuity, and bottom-line success. Our forty-plus years of specialization and experience include successful completion of hundreds of turnkey projects ranging from 5KV to 500KV. Dashiell has supplied over 80% of customer-owned substations within one Gulf Coast power system alone. A unique capability of Dashiell is our broad range of expertise in complex modifications to existing high voltage systems. Our industry-wide reputation for on-time, on-budget success is well earned and well documented. Our entire client list is our reference list. We work with our clients from concept to energization and our experienced personnel are able to quickly advise the most reliable and economical systems needed for any application.