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Field Engineer

General Responsibilities:
Our Cincinnati office is growing and we are seeking Field Engineers. We serve the Eastern Midwest Region, providing engineering and consulting services for a broad array of projects and clients. New graduates are welcome! At Terracon, our employee-owners have the ability to grow their careers.
The duties for this position include performing and/or leading field investigations, engineering analysis, calculations, recommendations, design and development of plans and specifications, observation and inspection, and the writing, preparation, and review of related reports for the services provided. Review drawings and construction to assure compliance with plans and specifications.
Prepare proposals and cost estimates, track and evaluate project progress, budgets, and recommend changes. Research and resolve design and construction problems. Assign, review, and evaluate field data for inclusion in reports. Apply sound engineering principles and be able to communicate complex engineering issues and concepts to technical and non-technical clients and project teams.
Services may be provided for existing or proposed projects in the public works, transportation, commercial, communications, energy, retail, multi-family, hotel, senior living, healthcare, industrial and or governmental sectors.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Developing engineering professionals - assignments are designed to develop knowledge and abilities.
  • Assist in research, data collection, field observation, inspection, and field testing. Prepare associated reports or sections of larger reports.
  • Evaluate field data for inclusion in reports.
  • Consult with other technical people and supervisor on routine and less complex projects.
  • May perform basic calculations and engineering analysis
  • Drafts routine proposals and assists in the preparation of more complex proposals.
  • May perform plan drafting using CAD software.
  • May work with engineering technician crews in testing, observations and data gathering activities on project sites and prepare daily reports documenting activities and findings.
  • Works under the supervision of a Professional Engineer.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management
  • Maintain quality standards on all projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Travel required on most projects, sometimes overnight or longer.
  • Physical requirements: Ability to work outside in various weather conditions, sometimes in high, precarious places. Ability to sit and talk, listen, stand and walk, use fingers, handle equipment, lift arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must regularly lift/move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift/move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift/move up to 100 pounds with assistance. Good vision is required.
Preferred Certification:
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Engineering Intern (EI) designation, but this can be a working goal while at Terracon.

About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon’s vision of “Together, we are best at people” is demonstrated through our excellent compensation and benefits package. Based on eligibility, role and job status, we offer many programs including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off and holidays, education reimbursement, and various bonus programs.
EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.