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Graduate Engineer - Civil/Construction | 1744
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TKDA | Irvine, CA
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Be an Owner, not a number! As a 100% employee-owned firm, our culture thrives on collaboration, sharing of ideas, and open communication, which encourages contributions from every one of our employee owners. As a multi-disciplined, full-service firm, success is achieved by our entire team working towards a common goal to provide innovative design solutions, which means you will be challenged, you will be encouraged to bring your ideas, and your contributions will make an impact!

Do you prefer working from a construction site instead of a cubicle? Do you enjoy watching stuff get built? Do you enjoy new and interesting challenges every day? If you answered 'yes' to all three of these questions, then consider joining our team in Irvine or San Bernardino, CA as a Graduate Engineer!

As a member of our team, you will serve as an on-site resident engineer for Class I and shortline railroad, rail transit and commuter agency, and municipal projects throughout California. While in the field, you will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations to ensure construction activities are consistent with the plans and specifications. You will collaborate with contractors to review and provide input on construction issues and inspect activities in accordance with quality standards and code requirements. You will also serve as an advisor throughout the construction process by attending pre-construction and progress meetings, identifying issues and providing assistance in resolving construction and design related problems, conducting surveys, logging and photographing observation and construction activities, and performing field inspections. While in the office, you will assist with preliminary and final design work, design calculations / specifications, preparation of construction documentation, and constructability reviews of project plans.

Note: To be considered for this opportunity and to perform the assigned responsibilities, candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States and must be able to complete and pass any background, security, and drug test requests required by TKDA, clients, and state and/or federal agencies.

Required Qualifications. To make an impact and contribute to our design team, you must possess the following qualifications:

* Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering and successful completion of the EIT / FE exam or ability to complete the exam within six months of employment.
* Previous experience performing on-site construction administration responsibilities for heavy civil, transportation (bridge or rail/track), or municipal projects.
* Previous training or experience and basic working knowledge of AutoCAD.
* Strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
* Previous experience developing and interpreting engineering specifications and plans in accordance with construction operation activities and requirements.
* Strong interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills; Ability to participate in project team meetings with public officials, client/owner representatives, and contractors.
* Ability to travel extensively (up to 80%); Frequent overnight travel will be required.
* Must possess a valid Driver's License with a clean driving record.
* Ability to work outdoors year-round, carry up to 50 pounds across rough terrain, and stand for extended periods of time to perform observation and inspection responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications. The following qualifications are a plus and will help you make a smooth transition into your new role:

* Previous experience conducting topographic surveys.
* Previous training or experience with MicroStation.
* Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) or previous experience assisting with the implementation of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).

If you are looking for an opportunity to work in a challenging and highly-collaborative environment where your talents and ideas will be valued, then apply on-line today to join our team!

About TKDA

TKDA provides communities, public agencies, and businesses with engineering, architecture and planning services in five key markets: Aviation, Rail, Surface Transportation, Municipal Services, and Facilities. Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota since 1910, our project teams serve clients nationwide from Saint Paul and four additional office locations. With over 200 employees, TKDA's multi-disciplined resources provide access to a broad range of planning and design professionals. Challenging projects, a diverse, 80% repeat client base, opportunities for professional growth, and the long-term stability of the firm attract professionals to TKDA who are serious about building their career with a solid, reputable company. Focus on project management and innovative, cost-effective planning and design drives our teams to meet client goals on every project.