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Civil Engineer-in-Training

Company: AKS Engineering and Forestry
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

AKS Engineering & Forestry (AKS) has an immediate opening for civil engineer-in-training or engineering intern in our Vancouver, Washington office. This is the perfect opportunity for someone with a few years of experience and their EIT or EI certification. You will work closely with our principals and multidisciplinary task leads on a mix of private site development and public works projects throughout the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan region. AKS offers a supportive work environment with an excellent benefit package and an outstanding opportunity for personal and professional growth.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications
2 to 5 years of design experience with some project management responsibilities
BS in Civil Engineering or equivalent (required)
Washington Engineer in Training certification and working toward obtaining PE
Self-motivated, proactive, and detail-oriented
Intermediate skills in Civil 3D
Effective written and oral communication skills
Ability to work quickly, manage multiple and conflicting deadlines, and establish priorities
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Personal responsibility for completing quality work within budgets and timelines
Possess solid time management, and follow-through skills
Proven ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Valid US Driver's License

Job Functions & Responsibilities: The focus of this full-time position is to provide design engineering for residential, industrial, commercial, education, recreational, transportation and public works projects. Working with a Project Manager, the following tasks will be assigned:
Performing street and utility design per county/city standards and conditions of approval while maintaining good communication with the planning/engineering staff of the jurisdiction to minimize future changes and misunderstandings
Performing Hydrology/Hydraulic calculations for designing stormwater management systems.
Prepare stormwater run-off calculations, designs, and reports
Coordinate with in-house disciplines and outside subconsultants
Civil 3D drafting including importing points, line work/drafting, generating and modifying horizontal and vertical alignments, grading, performing earthwork calculations, generating and transferring points, etc.
Generating and compiling submittal packages for land use applications, construction plans, survey records, etc.
Completing projects and special assignments as requested
Driving a company-owned vehicle to attend client meetings or visit job sites
Working overtime as needed
Doing what needs to be done

AKS values and supports professional licensure. AKS encourages employees to learn and study the engineering and surveying professions to increase their knowledge and will assist them in attending related seminars and obtaining study materials to prepare for the FE/PE and/or FLS/PLS exams.

Company Overview

AKS is a locally owned infrastructure engineering firm that provides professional consulting services to municipal and private clients in the Pacific Northwest. Our company provides a unique combination of services including civil and forest engineering, land surveying, land use planning, natural resources, landscape architecture, arboriculture, water resources, GIS, and construction support. With this combination of professionals, we bring a holistic approach to problem-solving that allows us to implement solutions that may not be obvious when viewed from a single perspective. We have an established, broad-based portfolio of clients including landowners, real-estate developers, architects, government agencies, public service providers, timberland owners, and others. With four offices and 25 years in business, AKS is a well-respected and trusted resource to our clients. AKS is consistently ranked as one of the largest engineering firms in the Portland metropolitan area. Despite our growth, we have remained true to our values and diligently maintain our focus on quality. Visit our website at for additional information about the work we do.

The Culture

AKS is not your typical consulting firm. We have created a unique work environment that is professional, friendly, casual, hardworking, and fun. With a reputation built on personal responsibility, straight answers, practical solutions, and above all else, client service, AKS has become a highly sought-after place to work. In fact, AKS was recognized by The Oregonian as one of the Top Workplaces of 2018, 2019, and 2021. We specifically locate our offices closer to where our employees live, and our clients have projects providing us faster response to our clients and a shorter drive to work for most employees. We emphasize building long-term relationships with clients at all levels of our organization and this philosophy has allowed us to expand and grow. Every employee is a valuable asset and everyone's voice matters.


AKS values our employees and proudly provides competitive compensation, benefits, and special perks. Checkout the Careers page of our website for more information on all that AKS offers.

Keywords: AKS Engineering and Forestry, Vancouver , Civil Engineer-in-Training, Engineering , Vancouver, Washington

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