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Company: Knife River - Western Oregon Division Department: Prestress
Location: Spokane, WA Hiring Manager: Dustin E Andrews
Closing Date: 12/31/2022 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
Good pay! Good benefits! Good people! At Knife River, we take care of our team because we know it’s our people who make us successful. We are one of the 10 largest construction materials producers/contractors in the country, and we’re growing! We are adding people to our team every day — people who are committed to working safely and to delivering high-quality results for our customers.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Design Engineer in our Prestress Division!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Reviewing and understanding contract plans and specifications
- Prepare calculations and drawings for precast products
- Work with Engineering Manager and Drafting Technicians in support of sales and production targets and schedules
- Support installation of engineered building structures and bridge products
- Work on various engineering projects in support of sales as well as continuous improvements in manufacturing, process, shipping, handling and installation
- Work with the Quality Control Department to ensure precast products are manufactured in accordance with Knife River Quality Control Program and Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) standards
- Understand, use, and maintain/update department standards
- Perform quality control reviews on internal and external drawings and calculations
- Manage communication and planning between external design consultants and internal Project Managers
- Assure all safety policies and procedures are followed to prevent any and all unsafe actions, processes and behaviors observed
- Other duties assigned as needed

Hours are typically Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, but may vary depending on work load
Work from home options may be available
Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering
- Registered Professional Engineer, or able to obtain within 3 years
- AutoCAD 2018 or higher experience preferred - 3D Modeling is a plus (Revit, Inventor).
- Must possess the ability to read and interpret sketches
- Ability to read construction plans (Architectural, Structural, Civil, MEP)
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Proficient in Software (AutoCAD, Excel, Word, Outlook, Bluebeam, MathCAD, etc.)
- Self-starter, motivated with ability to start and finish a project on time
- Ability to interact with customers, manager, engineers, drafters and other employees to resolve engineering and management related issues
- Attention to detail and the ability to organize and prioritize is a must
- Ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends, night shifts, and overtime
- Display a professional and courteous attitude towards all team members

Preferred Qualifications:
- Registered Structural Engineer (SE)
- Proficient in BIM Software (REVIT or Tekla Structures)
- Previous experience in concrete design, precast and pre-stressed experience is preferred
- Ability to lead other drafting technicians
- Ability to Develop Drafting and Design Standards
How To Apply:
To be considered for this position, candidates must complete and submit an employment application at by the posting deadline noted above. If unable to complete an application online you may print and send completed application to any Knife River NW address or stop in one of our locations to complete an application. Knife River is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state/federal law.

If you are an individual with a qualified disability as defined by federal, state, or local law and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application for any reason, please contact your state employment agency or you may call 541-693-5960 to speak with a human resources representative.

Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background check.
Veterans: Put Your Skills to Work with Us!
At Knife River, we are committed to helping our military transition to civilian life. We are constantly looking to add veterans to our workforce and want to make the transition as smooth as possible. There are many jobs within the military that are transferable to our Design Engineer position:

Air Force:
Planning and Programming Operations Staff Officer

Engineer Senior Sergeant

Maritime Operations Center Director Operations Watch Officer

Marines: Operations Chief
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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