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Clark Nexsen
United States

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Civil Engineer Graduate or EIT


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Virginia Beach 

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Position Open:  November 13, 2017
Position Close:  Until filled

Clark Nexsen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status. AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work for Clark Nexsen, Inc.

Must apply online through corporate website at www.clarknexsen.com.

Firm Description

Clark Nexsen is a national architecture and engineering firm focused on creating innovative design solutions for U.S. and global clients. We are passionate about our work and are prominently ranked on numerous industry lists. Building Design + Construction ranks Clark Nexsen as a Top 20 architecture and engineering firm and we have been named to the Architect 50 list of top U.S. firms for the past four years. Our culture supports the pursuit of excellence to engage and inspire the best professionals.
Our firm is headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with 450 employees in office locations in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Texas. We offer outstanding compensation, benefits, and growth opportunities in a positive work environment. We believe we can create a better world through our work. Giving back is also a guiding philosophy. As a company and as individuals, we proudly volunteer and give back to the surrounding communities where we live and work.
Generous benefits: Health, Dental, 401k, Short and Long term Disability, Vacation/Sick leave, Aflac, Flexible benefits, and Legal Resources benefits are available.
Job Description
We seek to hire a Civil Engineer Graduate or EIT in our Virginia Beach, VA office who will be responsible for assisting in various aspects of the Civil engineering portion of a project while working under the close supervision and guidance of a licensed Civil Engineer (PE). Typical responsibilities include discrete tasks associated with designing a site, subdivision, or utilities. This person will work in stand-alone and multi-discipline design teams supervised by senior engineers and project managers on projects of small to medium scope.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performing various aspects of Civil engineering on projects, or portions of projects, as directed by a senior or lead project engineer and in conformance with the applicable zoning ordinances, standards and specifications. Projects may include site design for buildings or subdivisions, design for infrastructure projects, and design related to a business development activity such as a response to a Request for Proposal (RFP).
  • Working closely with the lead project engineer to develop a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of Civil engineering
  • Assisting with the preparation of programming documents, schematic documents, design development documents, and construction documents as directed
  • Performing various duties associated with the bidding process, including preparing addenda and amendments, open and tabulate bids as directed
  • Assisting with the various duties associated with the construction phase, including field visits, answering RFIs, reviewing shop drawings, and preparing record drawings as directed
  • Complying with quality control policies and procedures
  • Learn and implement department and company standards
  • Participating in team meetings and coordinating efforts with other team members
  • Actively participate in education, mentoring and IDP programs
  • Working with, responding to, and taking direction from Senior Engineers, Project Managers and Design Managers
Project responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Perform Engineer tasks as assigned
  • Perform hydrological analysis to evaluation the effects of rainwater on a site
  • Perform hydraulic analysis to evaluation the design of a storm drainage system
  • Assist with the design of storm drainage and water quality systems
  • Assist with the design of water distribution systems
  • Assist with the design of sanitary sewer systems
  • Assist with site layout and site grading
  • Assist with the design of roadway projects
  • Assist with preparing LEED templates
  • Adhere to project budget and schedule

Job Requirements:

Graduation from an ABET-accredited 4-, 5-, or 6-year engineering program in one of the following disciplines:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
  • Civil Engineering Technology
Post-graduate degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering-related degree may be given additional consideration

Note:  Candidates who expect to graduate by January 1, 2018 are eligible for this position.
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
  • Completed or be in a position to complete the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and all other state requirements for certification as an EIT is preferred.
  • Ability to complete all requirements for PE licensure within 60 months after being hired is preferred
  • Understanding of sustainable design principles and design practices and pursuing LEED AP accreditation is desirable
  • Additional certifications such as CDT, CCS, or CCCA are encouraged to reflect personal growth in the profession and an ever increasing knowledge base to enhance the design and documentation process
  • Active membership in NSPE, ASCE or other related professional organizations is desirable
Software Skills
A Civil Engineer Graduate or EIT should be able to effectively utilize current company software programs for word processing, e-mail, and information management.
Working familiarity with design and production software to a point of being able to utilize the software in the development of project documents and interact with other project team members in their use of the software is highly desirable.
Career Experience
  • Successful completion of at least one student internship is desirable.
  • Prior experience in an Engineering or multi-discipline Architectural & Engineering firm is desirable.
  • Familiarity with applicable building codes and standards is desirable.
Other Criteria and Considerations
  • Ability to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondence.
  • Ability to make presentations to a variety of groups
  • Have a client-oriented attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services
  • Be dedicated to his or her professional development as well as the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole
  • Be dedicated to the advancement of the engineering profession

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