NCM Engineering Corporation is currently seeking an assistant engineer for the San Diego office who will be responsible for entry-level design tasks and is ready to advance soon to the next career level. This position reports to a registered senior civil engineer.
As an assistant engineer at NCM, you will be responsible for supporting one or more teams with engineering design tasks while developing the skills necessary to advance your career to the next level.
You will work closely with one or more project engineers, senior engineers or managers, who will provide support and oversee your work. Our work encompasses all phases of the design process, including writing project reports and studies; preparing plans, specifications and estimates; providing construction support services; and performing inspections and maintenance support. The following list provides some examples of typical responsibilities for this role. Your actual responsibilities may vary depending on the specific projects you support.
Contribute to the design of local roadway or state highway improvement projects by preparing plans, specifications, special provisions and cost estimates
Be familiar with and use standard references, plans, specifications and guidelines to complete design tasks
Perform technical calculations in support of design
Use CADD best practices to draft engineering drawings
Participate in the quality control process by reviewing your own work (a self-check) or the work of others
Perform other design-related tasks, as required, such as researching utility records, preparing technical reports and conducting field visits
You may support projects outside the San Diego region, but extensive travel is not anticipated for this position.
Bachelor's degree in civil, structural, environmental or construction engineering
1 to 2 years of experience in a technical role with similar responsibilities
1 to 2 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency in MicroStation (Bentley) and CADD standards
Proficiency in the basic Microsoft Office suite of programs including Word, Excel and Outlook
Familiarity with local agencies' and Caltrans' standard drawings and specifications
Familiarity with industry-standard references including the Highway Design Manual, Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and others
Strong oral communication skills for working effectively with other team members, managers, clients, subconsultants and stakeholders as the project may require
Strong written communication skills for preparing technical reports, reviewing technical writing and preparing emails, memos and other written communications
Strong attention to detail and dedication to learning, developing and implementing quality control/quality assurance procedures and best practices
Ability to handle a workload of multiple concurrent projects, prioritize effectively and meet tight deadlines
1 or more years of experience and demonstrated proficiency in InRoads or AutoCAD Civil 3D
Proficiency in other Microsoft Office programs including Access, PowerPoint and Project
Experience in a broad range of settings including field work, construction management and inspections to bring a well-rounded background and skill set to this role
Excitement to work in a small but growing office setting and eagerness to be an early contributor to this growth
Strong work ethic and interest in joining a team of engineers who are passionate about their work
Willingness and ability to work overtime with the team on occasion to meet tight deadlines and deliver excellent work
Experience in leadership roles and proven ability to take the initiative in a close team environment
Readiness to advance soon to the next career level, take on more complex technical work and work with less oversight and more independence
Please apply by submitting a PDF of your cover letter and resume directly to our hiring manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, we are looking forward to reading about what skills and experiences you have that best qualify you for this position, what you are looking for in an employer in order to thrive and how you see yourself performing in a small but growing office setting. Additionally, you may attach other documents you believe are relevant to your application, including transcripts or samples of work, while being mindful of the size of your files.
NCM is an equal-opportunity employer to all applicants without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, disability and other protected statuses which are unrelated to merit. Thank you for considering a career at NCM.
Additional Salary Information: NCM offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, sick leave, paid vacation and paid holidays.
At NCM we are committed to providing exceptional engineering services to our public- and private-sector clients. We do this with a client-focused approach to project delivery and by fostering a positive work environment, strong work ethic and commitment to quality. We are a small business enterprise and are adding to our team to support the growing number of roadway and bridge projects we are de...signing. We have over 20 employees across 5 offices. As a small privately-owned firm, we have the capability to deliver projects efficiently, and we value each member of the team and support their continuing growth and professional development.
The San Diego office is the newest to open and works primarily on local roadway and freeway design projects for public-sector clients.