Water/Wastewater Associate Engineer

Michael Baker International

Virginia Beach, VA, US

Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?
Michael Baker International provides engineering and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference.
Our Virginia Beach office opened in 1983 and is a large, stable, multi-disciplined operation, serving primarily public sector clients. The office also serves as Mid-Atlantic regional headquarters for Michael Baker. Senior leadership is well connected with the local industry and clientele and has developed a diverse and energetic professional staff to serve our clients. The office is full service, with marketing, finance and other office support on-site. Because of the office’s size and regional status, office staff have many opportunities to work on challenging projects locally, or across the region and company.
Why do we do what we do; why is it important?
For most of us, it’s because it enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise and projects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustains and improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement. 
So what does a Civil Associate at Michael Baker International do?
This Civil Associate will be part of our water/wastewater team located in Virginia Beach, VA. You will be responsible for executing engineering, design, and construction administration tasks under the direct supervision of Professional Engineers for related water and wastewater projects.
Can you walk me through a typical day of a Civil Associate?
The majority of your day would be spent providing engineering and design technical detail and computational activities with project teams on projects, utilizing technical software tools (e.g., AutoCADD, MicroStation, hydraulic models, Microsoft Office software, etc.). Occasionally, you may be expected to visit project sites to obtain information or observe field related activities, whether for project designs or for construction administration.  You will:
  • Work, communicate and coordinate with other staff to provide design and technical support on projects or tasks.
  • Execute and review self-performed tasks and computations to ensure high quality products (plans, specifications, reports, etc.).
  • Work and communicate with other staff, clients, sub-consultants and industry suppliers as directed by supervisory staff
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with peers and clients (both internal and external).

What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?

  • We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development that leads to career advancement!
  • A Civil Associate typically progresses into an Engineer role upon passing the Professional Engineer Examination and gaining the important credentials. There are also many opportunities to advance or move laterally into other areas of interest within the business! 
Could you be the Water/Wastewater Civil Associate we are looking for?
  • Motivated self-starter who displays a passion for solving problems, interacting in a team environment, and meeting established deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Engineer-in-Training Certification with 1-3 years of related experience in water/wastewater engineering.
  • Experience or high level interest in water and wastewater infrastructure or system design experience
  • Desires opportunity to advance in a consulting firm environment.
  • Excellent English language skills, written and verbal, are essential to success in this role.
  • Computer Skills in Microsoft Office, AutoCADD and MicroStation.
How do I apply?
Select the Apply Online button at the top or bottom of this ad, and provide us your resume.
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