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November 12, 2019

Job Opening: Staff Engineer

Job Opening

General Engineering Company is looking for a Staff Engineer I, an entry-level engineering position responsible for all basic functions associated with project development, site design, and the creation of construction plans. All technical work is performed under extensive supervision and is reviewed upon completion. A Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering (or related field), basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and AutoCAD/Civil 3D design is required. Salary is industry competitive, but will be based on qualifications. An outstanding benefit package is available.

Staff Engineer Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Employ your knowledge of the latest AutoCAD and Civil 3D software systems while using existing drawings, field notes, field surveys, property descriptions, construction notes, aerial images, and electronic file data to develop preliminary and final plans, topographic and base maps, contour maps, site layouts, and other documents.
  • Utilize Civil 3D software for basic and advanced functions such as creating surfaces, alignments, cross sections, cutting profiles, designing pipe layouts, performing earthwork analysis, generating plan sets, and for overall site design.
  • Utilize HydroCAD and WinSLAMM software for basic and intermediate hydrology functions.
  • Confer with supervising engineer or project manager regularly to determine and/or clarify project details and design objectives.
  • Visit job sites to perform various inspections as directed by the supervising engineer or project manager.
  • Perform onsite observations of ongoing construction projects as directed and report back to supervising engineer or project manager.
  • Assist field crew and/or surveying crew as directed.
  • Analyze and solve engineering-related problems and perform representative engineering computations with substantial direction from the supervising engineer or project manager.
  • Attend municipal meetings and meetings with clients, if required.

Staff Engineer Requirements:

  • Education and/or Experience: Four-year degree in Civil Engineering or related field. Must have passed the EIT exam.
  • Engineering: Basic knowledge of the practical application of civil engineering principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to design and produce civil engineering-related plans and documents.
  • Technology: Moderate knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Microsoft Office software. Basic understanding and working knowledge of printing, copying, and plotting equipment. Basic understanding of specialized engineering software such as HydroCAD, WaterCAD, and WinSLAMM. Basic understanding of Internet-related platforms, such as GIS applications and functions.
  • Quality Control: Ability to complete tasks on a deadline while maintaining accurate, professional, and standardized results.
  • Comprehension: Skills associated with active listening, reading, and critical thinking. Ability to interpret electronic information, project mark-ups, contour drawings, aerial mapping, and construction plans.
  • Time Management: Ability to manage one's own time, multi-task, and prioritize while working under pressure. Ability to coordinate with a team to accomplish tasks for deadlines.

Interested parties should send a resume and a cover letter to:
General Engineering Company
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 340
Portage, WI 53901
or e-mail to

General Engineering Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.