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Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Engineering Assistant (On-Site Position)

  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Regular, Full Time
  • Job ID 22414BR
  • United States
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Job Description
General Responsibilities:
Partner with and provide support to engineering and environmental staff on current and future projects. Perform administrative tasks of a technical nature related to specific engineering or environmental projects, draft specific written report sections, and track project status and related contracts.

Job Description, Skills & Knowledge Needed
  • Performs administrative and general office duties of a responsible and confidential nature.
  • Schedules and maintains calendar of appointments, meetings and travel itineraries and coordinates related arrangements.
  • Track incoming shipments, deliver mail, greet guests in reception.
  • Prepares special reports, gathers and summarizes data.
  • Prepare specific written report sections and associated drawings and attachments.
  • Draft proposals and fee estimates for standard or routine projects.
  • Maintain updates to project status including subtask timelines and deliverable dates including financials.
  • Draft, track and maintain project change orders.
  • Perform project registration and invoicing tasks.
  • Maintain inventory of contracts for each project including status and ensuring signed contract is on file.
  • May prepare request for information responses regarding design changes.
  • May assist with utility locating services and clearances.
  • May perform other engineering support tasks including development of drawings and directives for proposed boring and test pit locations and plans, preparation of boring and test pit logs and coordination of drilling, and field classification of soil and rock samples.
  • Schedule and communicate with the client regarding project report status and delivery schedule.
  • Provides general administrative support to a department and/or group of professionals of a basic and routine nature.
  • Operates the switchboard. Screens calls and forwards and/or messages, as appropriate. Greets visitors and informs office staff of arrival.
  • Type correspondence, documents and spreadsheets. May input data into databases.
  • Compiles and analyzes basic information for inclusion in reports or presentation materials, prepares charts, graphs or tables as necessary.
  • Receives and responds to routine correspondence following established procedures.
  • Maintains files of correspondence, reports, records and contracts.
  • Makes copies and files various documents.
  • Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.
  • Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.
  • Experience with AutoCAD LT preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
  • Associate’s degree and experience in engineering/scientific support role preferred.
Requirements:
  • Experience with gINT Geotechnical software and AutoCAD LT preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable violation history.
Work Environment & Physical Requirements
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and dexterity to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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.
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