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Rail Civil Associate

Company: Michael Baker International
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

WHO WE ARE Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker's more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration, and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit--. RAIL & TRANSIT PRACTICE Whether moving people or freight, future rail and transit solutions will be determined by energy prices, a shift toward urban living and growing environmental concerns. Michael Baker helps freight, authority and state Department of Transportation clients meet these modern challenges by providing services that address key industry issues such as state of good repair, capacity, safety, community livability, asset management and maintenance, planning and development for new projects, and the promotion of environmental stewardship and sustainability. We provide value by first understanding our clients' needs, then working with them as a partner to identify innovative and cost-effective solutions that optimize their opportunities for success. DESCRIPTION With a base in our local office in a hybrid work environment, the successful candidate will work under the direction and supervision of experienced engineers within the regional rail group as well as the local office to prepare design calculations, plans, technical specifications, and cost estimates. --Tasks include basic design, assistance with overall preparation of plans, and calculation of quantities. Tasks may also include field inspection work for the purposes of investigation and plan development.-- In general, entry-level civil associates support the practice with technical duties and daily activities across various disciplines (such as civil/track, structures, drainage, environmental, etc.) while receiving mentorship to learn the profession. Additional tasks may include:

  • Work closely with professional engineers to execute design tasks: prepare technical reports, designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates
  • Perform analysis and calculations, use design software to electronically apply engineering fundamentals in construction and right-of-way plan set preparation
  • Research/investigate solutions and report findings
  • Review record plans and develop them within CAD
  • Assist with gathering background information related to a project site which includes reviewing as-built plans and mapping existing utility services
  • Assists with design, construction documents, plan production, maps, basic reports, permitting, and other supporting documentation
  • Develop quantities for cost estimating
  • Coordinate and collaborate with partially-remote, multi-discipline design team to ensure timely and accurate deliverables
  • Assist with preparation for client and project meetings
  • Attend internal project meetings and participate as necessary
  • Occasionally visit project sites for general inspection and observation, reporting findings to Engineers and/or Project Managers EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
      • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (Passed) and Engineer in Training (EIT) certification are preferred
      • 0-2 years of related engineering experience
      • Software proficiency - structural design software, CAD (MicroStation & AutoCAD), Microsoft Office
      • Familiarity with various CAD and Microsoft Office programs with the potential ability to produce high quality design documents, exhibits, computations, and reports
      • Ability to efficiently work independently within a multi-disciplinary team and prioritize project assignments to meet competing deadlines
      • Excellent analytical skills
      • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
      • Proficiency in organization and presentation of documentation COMPENSATION The salary range for this position is $56,000 - $72,000. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate. PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.BENEFITS We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
        • Medical, dental, vision insurance
        • 401k Retirement Plan
        • Health Savings Account (HSA)
        • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
        • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
        • Professional and personal development
        • Generous paid time off
        • Commuter and wellness benefits

Keywords: Michael Baker International, Chicago , Rail Civil Associate, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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