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Design Specialist

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Thompson Engineering
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Mobile, AL 36670
Job Description

Design Specialist

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The Design Specialist has comprehensive experience and knowledge of a particular engineering discipline and routinely works directly with a Project Engineer to act in a lead capacity in the generation and preparation of engineering calculations, design, drawings and specifications. This position may include the duties and responsibilities as assigned to a Project Manager. The Design Specialist must represent the Company with quality and timely deliverables in concert with knowledge and understanding of the project objectives. The Design Specialist works with limited direction, control and supervision of a licensed Professional Engineer to perform the below essential functions, tasks, and duties in preparation of designs and contract documents.

Essential Functions of the Position

+ Shall be familiar with relevant codes and standards and have awareness of emerging industry practices.

+ Able to provide input for the resolution of engineering queries from clients or third parties.

+ Skilled in the operation of all facets of an AutoCAD and Civil 3D version not more than 2 editions older than current edition.

+ Working knowledge of the engineering principles related to civil-site, infrastructure and roadways.

+ Working knowledge of construction specifications and plans and applicable regulations relating to work performed.

+ Design experience, in order of preference: industrial civil-site, general civil-site, roadways, utilities.

+ Basic knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, codes, and policies governing discipline of expertise.

+ Able to effectively work both independently and as a part of a larger team, on multiple, short-duration assignments or on single, large, multi-discipline projects.

+ Able to manage the pressures associated with fast-paced environments, critical design tolerances and tight schedules.

+ Knowledge of materials, methods, and techniques of modern construction.

+ Experienced in inserting raw survey data into new and existing drawings.

+ Able to adapt his/her schedule to meet needs as they arise (i.e., able to come in early to prepare for a meeting or stay late to respond to a client’s last-minute request).

+ Following company policies and procedures regarding safety and quality.

Minimum Requirements

+ Associates Degree in AutoCad/Drafting or equivalent preferred, and 5 years’ experience in operation of CAD software and preparation of engineering drawings required.

+ Experienced in site and infrastructure design both working in tandem with a team and alone.

+ Experience in the use of HEC-RAS and AutoTurn preferred.

+ Experienced in drawing development (Plan and Profile Sheets, Cross-Sections, Typical Sections, Detail Sheets).

+ Capable of adhering to existing company CAD standards and utilizing them properly.

+ Fluent in the use of AutoCAD and Civil3D and able to: bring in survey data, develop surface models, grade sites, and pipe networks, perform earthwork calculations (cut/fill).

+ The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Physical Requirements

+ Must be willing to work flexible schedules and overtime as the department needs.

+ Must be able to operate a computer and sit for long periods of time.

About Thompson Engineering

Thompson Engineering was formed in 1953 to provide quality assurance for construction projects related to industrial, infrastructure, and community development. As a drilling, materials testing, and construction inspection and chemistry laboratory firm, we supported the engineering and construction industry. Our early years were building blocks that allowed us to get our feet wetliterally performing services along the Gulf Coast’s rivers, bayous, and streams.

Today, Thompson Engineering is known for leadership on projects defining skylines, coastlines, and transportation lines. We support clients in the industrial, commercial, transportation, federal, and municipal markets. We are often the first company on project sites conducting environmental assessments, land surveys, and geotechnical studies. And our project management and construction management services often mean we are the last ones to leave. We are a proven leader in the planning, design, and construction of major transportation, economic development, and waterfront projects across the Southeast.

Thompson Engineering and Watermark Design Group are equal opportunity employers. M/F/D/V.

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