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Field Engineer

Company: Terracon
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Service Line:
Office Name:
Houston North Loop
Job Description:
Looking for an opportunity to start your career that supports development and enhancement of your structural engineering, and/or construction management education and skills? If you're eager to learn and grow into all phases of building facilities consulting including site assessments, investigations, development of repair recommendations, and structural design, then then we invite you to explore with us!
We are seeking candidates with civil engineering degrees including a background in structural design and/or materials engineering for entry-level staff engineer positions to join our structural diagnostics team at our Houston North Loop Office.
Our office consists of a team of structural engineers, architects, building envelope consultants, and mechanical engineers providing a broad scope of consulting engineering services including diagnostics, forensics, remodeling, repair designs, commissioning, and construction administration services for multi-family, commercial, educational, and industrial properties. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of buildings and locations utilizing your knowledge for efficient project delivery and quality to our large client base. This position is tailored to help you grow into a project manager with the ability to develop areas of specialty towards filling a subject matter expert role within the Facilities service line. Collaboration with Terracon's other service lines including geotechnical, materials, and environmental is encouraged.
Terracon is an employee-owned company that solves problems and creates solutions for the entire project life cycle with our multi-talented personnel. Hybrid/flexible work schedule is available once project loads are established; typical distribution of time is 50/50 field/office. We offer medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, education reimbursement, cell phone reimbursement, and spot bonuses.
General Responsibilities:
Provide engineering and consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients. This may include performing and/or leading field investigations, engineering analysis, calculations, and recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided. Review drawings and construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications. Prepare proposals and cost estimates, track and evaluate project progress, budgets, and recommend changes. Research and resolve design and construction problems. Assign, review, and evaluate laboratory or field data for inclusion in reports. Apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams. Services may be provided for existing or proposed projects in the public works, transportation, commercial, communications, energy, and/or industrial sectors.
Essential Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management

  • Maintain quality standards on all projects.

  • Developing engineering professional; assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.

  • Assist in research, data collection, field observation, inspection, and field and laboratory testing. Prepare associated reports or sections of larger reports.

  • Evaluate mostly routine laboratory and field data for inclusion in reports.

  • Consult with other technical people and supervisor on routine and less complex projects.

  • May perform basic calculations and engineering analysis

  • Drafts routine proposals and assists in the preparation of more complex proposals.

  • Performs plan drafting using CAD software.

  • May work with engineering technician crews in testing, observations and data gathering activities on project sites and prepare daily reports documenting activities and findings.

  • Works under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.

  • Participate on all phases of projects including client management, proposal development, field testing and surveying, analysis, deliverable preparation, project closeout, and client follow-ups.

  • Self-motivated to learn new knowledge and skills, and pursue necessary licenses and certificates depending on project needs.

  • Client communication with excellent oral and written skills.

  • Plan for and participate in business development activities to identify, develop, win, and execute project opportunities and also build and maintain client relationships.


    • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering or related disciplines of structural engineering, architectural engineering, and construction management. Postgraduate degrees are preferred.

    • Proficiency with common Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Teams.

    • Preferred skills include operation of drafting software including AutoCAD, Revit, Bluebeam, or similar;

    • Experience with finite element analysis software such as SAP2000, RISA, Ansys, STAAD, or similar; programing language MATLAB, MathCAD, or similar; and statistical analysis is desired.

    • Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.

      Preferred Certification:
      Should currently hold an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) or be able to obtain one within 6 months, with a career goal of obtaining a Professional Engineer license in the State of Texas.
      Requisition ID:
      Posting Title:
      Graduate Structural Engineer
      Employment Type:
      Regular, Full Time
      City, State (Office Location):
      Houston, TX
      About Terracon:
      Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon's growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.
      Terracon's vision of "Together, we are best at people" is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
      EEO Statement:
      Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.
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Keywords: Terracon, Houston , Field Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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