Staff Engineer/Design Engineer

Position Title: Staff Engineer/Design Engineer
Classification: Staff Engineer I thru V
Department: Engineering
Category: Exempt
Last Revised: January 3, 2016


Position summary:

This position is responsible engineering related tasks as assigned. Must be capable of performing design functions, CAD drafting, field work and other duties as assigned. Must meet schedules, and be capable of participating in other projects and tasks as assigned by managers and senior level engineers.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Will assign work to staff to obtain maximum utilization of assigned personnel.Assists in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects.
  • Assists in the development of probable construction cost estimates for his/her projects.
  • Attends client meetings.
  • Assists in the analysis and preparation of reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design project.
  • Prepares design computations and quantity estimates.
  • Assists in the preparation or modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, permits and designs for project.
  • Instructs draftspersons/technicians to reduce designs to working drawings.
  • Reviews construction site to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents.
  • Serves as onsite project representative.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
  • Performs drafting as needed.
  • Performs on-site materials testing and analyzes laboratory data.
  • Cross trained in all of the aspects of Coffey services and the related duties/procedures.

Attributes:

  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Systems Analysis – Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Writing Ability – Must be capable of writing technical reports and proposals with minimal supervision.

Personal Strengths:

  • Reasoning Abilities – The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. The ability to interpret an extensive array of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form that deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. The ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry and financial functions.
  • Comprehension/Expression – The ability to listen, to understand, and to communicate information and ideas through a variety of techniques and processes. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and general public. The ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical publications, and governmental or agency regulations which may influence the functionality of the department.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals, and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and general public. The ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical publications, and governmental or agency regulations which may influence the functionality of the department.

Experience & Education:

  • Successfully passed the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Exam.
  • Design experience with Civil 3D and associated hydrology and hydraulic analysis programs. Experience with UDSWMM or HEC-2 desired
  • Ability to acquire Professional Engineer status in the State of Wyoming/Colorado or ability to obtain one within at least four years.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, possibly for extended assignments.
  • The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud.