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August 2019
This Issue
Institutes
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Committees
 
Younger Member Forum
UCF Student Chapter


Embry-Riddle
Student Chapter
It's been busy within ECB since the July newsletter went out and hopefully you were able to take part in at least a one of the following ECB events.
  • We held the ECB Annual Icebreaker event attended by nearly 300 local professionals;
  • We finalized our annual Branch budget for fiscal year 19-20;
  • We finalized our Board of Directors for the next fiscal year (to be inducted in September at our Annual Installation Luncheon);
  • We wished one of our good friends and long time ASCE member Mark Van Hala farewell as he takes on new challenges in New Orleans (more details below);
  • We hosted Florida Sections Annual Conference here in Orlando; and
  • We were proud recipients of several Florida Section awards during the annual conference.
  1. ASCE Florida Section East Central Branch - Large Branch of the Year Award
  2. Dr Kevin Mackie (UCF) - Student Faculty Advisor of the Year Award
  3. Andrew Hood (UCF) - Graduate Student of the Year Award
  4. Prasad Chittaluru (EPIC) - Engineer of the Year Award
  5. Melissa Burns (GHD) - Region 5 Young Engineer of the Year Award
And that's just a few of the more notable events from over the past month.

As you can see, now is a great time to get involved with ASCE ECB and be part of the best branch in the Florida Section. Please review the newsletter for the several other upcoming up events that you don't want to miss.

Sincerely,


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Steve Sommerfeldt, PE, CFM, ECB President

Annual Officer Installation Luncheon
The East Central Branch will host its Annual Officer Installation Luncheon on September 6th at The Dubsdread Ballroom. Please join us for the installation of the 2019/2020 slate of officers and recognition of all who served this past year.

This year we have the pleasure of hosting Ms. Nicola Liquori Chief Executive Officer and CEO for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) SunRail Program.

When
Friday, September 6, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

Where   
Historic Dubsdread
549 West Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804

Contact   
Craig Ballock
ASCE East Central Branch
cgballock@g-e-c.com

 
 
Spotlight
The purpose of this section is to shine a "Spotlight" on volunteer members, within ECB, that are known to go out of their way, above and beyond expectations. This month's Spotlight is shining on Mr. Alex Goetz. Read below on how his involvement with ECB is making a difference.

Alex Goetz
Alex Goetz graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering (2014). He recently celebrated his 3 year anniversary with KPM Franklin as a Project Manager in the Civil Engineering Department. Alex is fortunate to be able to work primarily on projects within the hospitality industry.

Alex has held the role of Government and Public Relations Chair since 2017, his goal for the position is to keep members informed on local and state policy decisions which may impact the civil engineering profession, and to encourage fellow civil engineers to engage politically at the local and regional level.

Alex was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, where he currently lives with his wife Lacie and their energetic dog Beau. When Alex isn't working or spending time with Lacie and Beau, he likes to practice his swing on the golf course or work on his yard.

Next time you see Alex, please help us thank him for his outstanding service. Also, if you are aware of an ECB member deserving to be in the Spotlight, please let a branch officer know so they can be properly recognized in a future Spotlight.
Education Committee
Engineer Mark Van Hala's Farewell Party
 
On July 22nd, at the Co-Op, we had the opportunity to wish Engineer Mark Van Hala good luck as he moved to New Orleans for a new position. 
 
Engineer Mark Van Hala has been extremely important in assisting in growing volunteering actives and education in the classroom for more than 20 years.  He has been a part of multiple groups as judging, mentoring and serving as a leader to help organize volunteers to events.  He has always shown a willingness to teach younger engineers as well as volunteer at local schools to get students excited about STREAM.  He would attend multiple events a month to ensure that there would be an ASCE/FES member present at schools and events. Engineer Mark Van Hala also served in ASCE EWRI, FES, APWA, ASCE Education Board, First Robotics to name a few and is always willing to lend assistance in other groups as well with always a smile.   
 
At the event, Engineer Mark was presented two awards, one from students in Renaissance robotics, and another a shovel commemorating his involvement in further education in Central Florida, which Engineer Mark has already placed in his new office in New Orleans.  We just want to take this time to thank Engineer Mark for all the work he has put into Central Florida and hope to never lose touch with him.
 
"Present to Engineer Mark Van Hala for his tireless efforts building the prestige and future of the engineering profession"  from ECB Education Committee 
 
"True friends are never apart... Maybe in distance, but not in heart!" from students in Renaissance Robotics  
 
 
    
 Report by Juan Gonzalez
Photo by Juan Gonzalez, Khanh Olka, and Prasad Chittaluru 

Academies of Engineering and Information Technology 
Career Awareness Student Expo
 
October 25th, 2019 | 8AM - 1PM
Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus
 
Opportunities in engineering and information technology are projected to grow exponentially faster than the average for all occupations from 2019 to 2026. Because of this exponential growth, there is an urgent need to address the skills gap, as not enough college graduates are filling open jobs and traditional education isn't able to keep up with these fast-paced STEM industries. NAF academies in Central Florida high schools seek to address the skills gap and increase the talent pipeline.

We invite you to help us shape your future workforce. We hope you'll consider joining us for our 2nd NAF Academies of Engineering and Information Technology Career Expo to be held October 25th, 2019. This will be a valuable student experience allowing professionals to interact with students in industry-focused academies. We have several ways that you can impact 400 students from Orange and Seminole counties: classroom experience, tradeshow presenter, panelist and sponsor.

For the classroom experience, we are asking that you do a 20-minute presentation or hands-on experience to be repeated at least three times. Two companies will be paired in each classroom to expose students to as many companies as possible.

We ask tradeshow presenters to provide an activity, a device demonstration or a challenge that will engage students.

The panel will consist of 4-6 speakers from higher education and business. Last year this session was a fan favorite.

As a sponsor, you play a major role of ensuring that this event is available for 400 eager, bright-eyed learners. We are in need of 400 lanyards, giveaways, shirts, lunches, 25 posters, 30 signs and 15 buses. Please see the sponsorship form to explore how you can help.

Please email Mike Olka (molka@omengineer.com) and let him know how you would like to participate.
History & Heritage 
Dickson -Azalea Park and the Washington St Bridge
by Rocio Rodriguez
History & Heritage Chair
  
The Dickson-Azalea park is located in the downtown Orlando area, just north of Langford Park. It is a beautiful park surrounded by lots of vegetation (see Fig.1) and quiet brick streets, typical of the area.

Figure 1: Fern Creek and surrounding vegetation.

This 5-acre park was originally purchased in 1916 by State Senator Walter Rose, who developed it along the creek into lots for homes, leaving the area adjacent to the creek aside as a park. In 1924 Mr. Rose transferred the park (then known as Fern Creek Park) to the City of Orlando. In 1935, it was named Dickson Azalea Park in honor of Henry Hill Dickson, who was an advocate for the city's beautification ( see Fig.2).

Figure 2: Dickson-Azalea Park

To go over Fern Creek, there used to be a deteriorated wooden bridge on Washington street. By 1926, the city council decided to replace the old bridge with a reinforced concrete bridge. They decided to use a brick roadway to match surrounding roads in the area ( see Fig.3). 

Figure 3: Washington bridge over Fern Creek.

In 1926, the Concrete Steel Bridge Company of Miami Beach won the bid. The proposal was for $10,400. Orlando city engineer Morton Hagartney designed the span. "The Washington Bridge is a fine example of a reinforced concrete arch deck bridge. Three 20-ft long arches form the substructure that support the bridge's deck and cantilever floor beams widen to provide walkways on both sides of the bridge. Urn-shaped balusters set in panels, separated by low pilasters and light fixtures on tapered posts, give the bridge a classical appearance ( see Fig.4). This bridge is the only bridge of its kind in the City of Orlando". [1]
 
Figure 4: Structural details on Washington bridge. Notice cantilever beams and understructure spans.

The building was considered a landmark by the city of Orlando in 1991.


[1] City of Orlando plaque located on E.Washington St. and Rosarden Dr.
Geo-Institute Chapter 
August Technical Luncheon
 
Please join us on August 27th for our next technical luncheon by Ms. Maysill Pascal, Senior Regional Engineer/Sales Manager for USW a Menard Group USA Company.  Menard Group USA is a ground improvement contractor specializing in stabilization of soft ground.  This presentation will discuss various types of ground improvement techniques and the typical depths of treatment and applicable soils for each technique.  More specifically, Ms. Pascal will discuss CMC Rigid inclusions, which often serve as a value engineered substitute for traditional deep foundation and piles, and provide cost savings, shorter schedules and more economical footing and slab designs. 
 
The ASCE Geo-Institute Committee recently hosted the Second Annual Meet and Greet with representatives of FDOT's District 5 Materials and Research Office.  The presentation was led by Mike Byerly, P.E., the District Geotechnical Materials Engineer, who discussed the 2019 Geotechnical Plans Review Guidelines and several current topics, as well as open discussion amongst attendees.  The event was attended by more than 40 geotechnical engineers from Central Florida.
 
Each year, the ASCE East Central Branch Geo-Institute Committee strives to provide scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing geotechnical-related degrees from universities within our region.  Applications are reviewed by members of the Committee, which is comprised of professional engineers from various geotechnical engineering firms in Central Florida.  After much consideration, we are pleased to announce that Ruben Fernandez of the University of Central Florida was selected to receive one of our scholarships.
Report by Bill Fox
G-I Chair
Golf Tournament 
The ASCE East Central Branch Annual Golf Tournament will be hosted on Friday, September 27, 2019 at Shingle Creek Golf Club with an 8:00 am shotgun start. Please join in helping us make this another successful year!
 
   
Contact
Craig Ballock 
Tournament Chair 
cgballock@g-e-c.com

Environmental & Water Resources Institute 
On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, EWRI volunteered to cook dinner for about 25 residents of Ronald McDonald House (at Florida Hospital for Children). We prepared chicken, baked potatoes, salad, and provided an assortment of gourmet desserts.
 
Photos:
 
EWRI_Volunteers: from left Sue Woodbery, Doug Moulton, Beth Whikehart, and Roland Raymundo

Report and photo by Doug Moulton
EWRI Chair
Transportation & Development Institute 
On Thursday, June 20, 2019, 20 engineers attended a luncheon and construction field visit of Wekiva Parkway Sections 5 & 6, hosted by RS&H and FDOT. The presentation was held on-site at the RS&H trailer and covered the latest construction updates for both sections.  After the presentation, everyone visited multiple construction sites:
  • Muck Surcharge area
  • CR 46A Realignment
  • Wildlife Crossings
  • Bridge Construction over the Wekiva River

Special thanks to RS&H, FDOT, and Mary Brooks

 




Report and photo by Corey Bloxam
Structural Engineering Institute 
 
ECB Structural Engineering Institute welcomes Mr. Mike Olka, P.E. as its new Chair, effected starting August 8th, 2019. Congratulations!
On June 18th, SEI members attended the Static LiDAR Data for Bridge Inspection and Management, hosted by GPI Geospatial, Inc. The course instructed, and informed attendees about customizable platform, challenges and advantages, accuracy analysis, project coverage, data merging, and seamless product delivery.

From the left, Daniel Kroeze, and Matt Laluzerne
Report by Khanh Olka
Photo by GPI
Younger Member 
Thank you to everyone who came to the 12th Annual ASCE Icebreaker! This year, we tried a lot of new things including creating more space for our ever-growing event and hope everyone enjoyed their time this year. We would not have been able to have another successful year without all our sponsors and raffle donations. This year's Icebreaker had over 30 sponsors and 18 societies represented and raised over $5,000 for scholarships and education outreach. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Icebreaker as we continue to grow and help as many students see the value of engineering and education in the years to come!






  
Sincerely,

Catherine Felter, EI
ASCE ECB YMF Community Service Chair
2019 Icebreaker Chairwoman
Student Members
Activity Update
 
On July 13th, our members participated in the "Keep Brevard Beautiful" kayak cleanup event. Using paddle boards and kayaks we helped remove garbage from Turkey Creek. We had such a great time that we came out a second time on July 27th to help pickup garbage from the shoreline of Kelly Park. Over the summer we helped pick up over 4000 pounds of trash around our community and waterways! It's definitely a great way to end up this summer semester.



 
Congratulations to our faculty advisor Dr. Kevin Mackie for being awarded the 2019 Faculty Advisor of the Year Award for the ASCE Florida Section. We appreciate his help and dedication to our Student Chapter !
 
Report by Christopher Carrino
UCF Student Chapter President
 
Employment Opportunities
Advertise Here!
Listing employment opportunities in the East Central Branch newsletter is a great way to reach over 3000 local engineers.  Contact Khanh Olka for more information. 
Established in 1980, AIM Engineering & Surveying, Inc. (AIM) is a leading full-service planning, engineering and surveying firm. AIM has a noted history of accomplishment having delivered to federal, state and local agency clients numerous innovative and cost-efficient projects. Our years of proven experience have resulted in thousands of successful projects ranging from the planning phase to construction services. We back our work with a corporate commitment of total quality management, focusing on providing economical, high-quality services and products on every project we have the opportunity to work on.
 
Office Location
20 N Orange Avenue
Suite 605
Orlando, FL 32801

Senior Roadway Engineer - Florida PE with 10+ years of Experience

AIM is seeking a Senior PE with a strong technical focus in Roadway Design to lead roadway design efforts in our Orlando Office. Position will include mentoring of staff, overseeing the roadway design component for the majority of our FDOT and municipal roadway projects, quality control and technical support for our project managers.

The duties of this position include preparing detailed engineering designs and overseeing the work of junior project engineers in preparing plans for roadway and drainage design work using FDOT and/or AASHTO standards. Must be able to promote an all-inclusive approach to working in the team environment. Along with design, this position will also be responsible for preparing and overseeing the preparation of Plans, Specifications and Estimates. This position may assist in the management of larger projects or manage smaller projects that involve preparing scopes, schedules and budgets and include the following management work elements: day to day communication (verbal and written) with client, support and advise junior engineers and technical staff, act in an advisory capacity to senior management on engineering related matters, write reports and technical memos and coordinate with sub-consultants.

Requirements
  • B.S. degree in Civil Engineering
  • Florida P.E.
  • 10+ years of experience having performed geometric design of roadways, preparing plans and specifications and computing quantities and design construction estimates
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with AASHTO Green Book, FDOT Plans Preparation Manual, Florida Design Manual, FDOT CADD Manual and FDOT Design Standards
  • Successful candidate must be capable to act as a supervisory engineer or deputy to Project Manager and work independently with minimal guidance
  • Proficiency with Microstation and Geopak, including Corridor Modeling and FDOT Digital Deliveries
We offer very competitive salaries and fringe benefits. If you are interested in this opportunity please email your resume to DRatican@aimengr.com
  
Founded in 1995, KPM Franklin's corporate headquarters are located in Kissimmee, Florida, with a second office in Orlando near the International Airport.

We specialize in providing high-quality civil engineering and surveying services, throughout the State of Florida. As part of an aggressive growth focus, we have integrated Transportation, Planning, Program Management, Government Relations and Landscape Architecture services.

Our client base is diversified, consisting of residential, commercial, hospitality, tourism, entertainment, and institutional owners and developers in the private sector; and in the municipal sector, local-state-federal governments, school boards, regulatory agencies and special districts.

Like our client base, we have a diverse staff of over 60 employees that includes engineers, planners, surveyors, technicians, managers, public relations personnel, business specialists and other specialists of various kinds.

Our vision is to maintain a broad based professional civil services firm, offering challenging opportunities to create value through innovative design for our clients.

We are focused on providing our employees a rewarding and stable work environment, allowing balance between professional and personal life. We believe in a culture that encourages education and the professional growth of our employees. KPM Franklin's bottom-up management approach allows all team members to participate in every step of a project from conception to completion.

KPM Franklin is committed to providing career advancement opportunities, and employee ownership opportunities. Hence, we are continuously in pursuit of a culture comprised of highly motivated, self-driven and innovative individuals.

What Do We Offer Our Full-Time Employees:
  • Meaningful, challenging work with a focus on learning and career growth
  • Opportunity to grow with us
  • Excellent competitive salary
  • Health benefits (100% paid by the company)
  • Long and short-term disability & Life insurance policy (100% paid by the company)
  • Excellent PTO package with paid holidays
  • SIMPLE IRA with a company match
  • Excellent continuing education benefits 
Please send resume and cover letter to hiring@kpmfranklin.com Attn. Lisa Precourt

KPM Franklin is an equal opportunity employer.

Project Engineer
We are seeking a full-time Project Engineer to join our Kissimmee, Florida office. The candidate's initial role is to perform and be responsible for the project cycle including design, development and project completion.

Qualifications and Education:
  • Bachelor's in Civil Engineering 
  • Should have minimum 2-5 years of experience in land development, utilities and storm water design and permitting
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Florida professional engineer license a plus
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Desire to improve professional skills
Senior Project Manager
We are seeking a full-time Senior Engineer/Project Manager to join one of our Orlando and Kissimmee Florida area offices. The candidate should have technical and management experience dealing with teams on a variety of projects including production coordination, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and financial management.

Qualifications and Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • Florida professional engineer license
  • Minimum of 6+ years of experience (Land Development with site civil and/or Drainage Design experience, Utilities, Transportation)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or MicroStation
  • Management of project team & client relationships including contract administration, production, and project coordination.
  • Hard working, detail oriented, and technically sound with engineering principles & practices.
  • Permitting experience with local, state and federal agencies and governmental entities
  • Proficient in both verbal and written communications
 
Senior Engineering Practice Builder
We are seeking a full-time Senior Engineer/Practice Builder to join our Central Florida practice. The candidate should have technical and management experience dealing with teams on a variety of projects including production coordination, planning, directing, business and staff development, and financial management. This person will actively participate in the growth of our firm in the Central Florida area as well as provide leadership & management to our team of engineers and designers.  We offer a strongly competitive compensation and equity participation package.

Qualifications and Education:
  • Bachelor's in Civil Engineering.
  • Florida professional engineer license required.
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience (General Civil Engineering, Municipal and/or Land Development, Construction Services (CEI)). 
  • Experience in management of project team & client relationships including contract procurement, administration, and production coordination.
  • Florida Permitting experience a plus with local, state and federal agencies and governmental entities
  • Proficient in both verbal and written communications
  • Must assist in mentoring and training staff
 
CAD Technician/Designer
We are seeking a full-time Project Engineer to join our Kissimmee, Florida office.

Qualifications and Education:
  • High School or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years of Civil Engineering drafting
  • Design and Drafting Commercial and Residential Plans using AutoCAD CIVIL 3D
  • Work with Project Managers and Project Engineers to understand scope of work and Project Responsibilities.
  • Complete Drawing/Project Responsibilities within scope, budget and schedule; Review Drawings for accuracy.
  • Organize/Maintain all revisions of project drawings, files and related information in a well-organized manner.
  • High Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 required
DRMP
DRMP is a multi-discipline firm serving clients in the public, private and industrial sectors in the development of infrastructure for the community-at-large and has been in business since 1977.  DRMP currently employs 400+ professionals in 16 office locations spread strategically across our service areas.  Today, DRMP is ranked among Engineering News-Record's "Top 500 Design Firms" in the United States and has received numerous awards locally and nationally for engineering achievements. As we continue to grow, we seek to add talented and motivated individuals to work on exciting projects while maximizing their personal growth potential. DRMP is where talent and a strong work  ethic are rewarded by opportunity and advancement within the company.
 
DRMP Offers:
  • Excellent compensation package
  • Outstanding holiday and paid time-off programs
  • 401(k) Plan and Match
  • Competitive health and dental insurance premiums
  • Variety of voluntary benefit options
  • Company furnished life insurance
  • Flexible spending account 

Apply on-line at www.drmp.com

 

Senior Structural Engineer - Atlanta Georgia
 

Primary responsibilities include:
* Demonstrated a strong technical ability in all aspects of bridge design and plans preparation with a proficiency in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation platforms.
* Project experience to include a wide variety of bridge types ranging from medium span concrete bridges to more complex steel plate and steel box girder bridges.
* Experience with post-tensioning applications is a plus.
* Directs the planning, design, and production of engineering drawings and specifications.
* Directs structural engineering investigations and planning work through the collection and analysis of data; performing of calculations, and evaluation of alternate solutions.

Requirements:
* Bachelors of Science from an ABET-accredited university in Civil or Structural Engineering
* Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer and/or Structural Engineer
* Ability to manage and guide junior staff as well as participate in the design and detailing of all aspects of small- to large-scale multi-discipline bridge projects of varying technical complexity
* Experience using a variety of bridge design software that may include FB Multi-Pier, Leap Bridge Concrete, Smartbridge, LARSA, STAAD, MDX, Shoring Suite, Atlas and the GDOT suite of FDOT MathCAD analysis worksheets
* Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation CADD platforms to produce transportation structure designs and plans
* Familiarity with structural/bridge design process through application of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
* Seven or more years of relevant bridge design and plans production experience, which may include reinforced concrete bridges, prestressed/post-tensioned concrete bridges, steel plate and box girder bridges, retaining walls, box culverts, sign/signal structures, sound barrier walls and other transportation-related structures
* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
* Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines
* Detail-oriented team player with an ability to contribute to a positive work environment
* Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history

Preferred Qualifications:
* Masters (MSE/MSCE) in Civil/Structural Engineering
* PE and/or SE certification in Florida or the ability to obtain Florida Registration
* Familiarity with structural/bridge design process through application of the GDOT Structures Manual and GDOT Construction Specifications


Project Engineer - Orlando Florida   
Independently applies, plans, designs, directs, organizes, executes, and recommends, related activities of civil engineering projects within the organization.
 
Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:
*  Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, and aerial photographs on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design project.
*  Conceives plans and conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.
*  Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data.* 
*  Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for project.
*  Inspects construction site to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.
*  Directs construction and maintenance activities at project site.
*  Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
*  Project management assistance on existing projects and business development.
 
Requirements:
*  Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.
*  Must have Professional Registration.
*  Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history required.
*  Management duties include budgeting, scheduling, job tracking, client interaction, and staff management.
*  Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to forge strong relationships with clients, professionals and your team members.
*  Depending on discipline candidate must possess:
*  Water Resources: Experience in stormwater management design, construction plans preparation, permitting, report writing for Transportation, Municipal and/or Land Development Projects. Experience with FDOT projects, Microstation and hydraulic stormwater modeling needed. Familiarity with GIS software a plus.
*  Water/Wastewater & Aquatics: Experience in design of water and wastewater infrastructure including treatment plants. Typical work includes treatment plant design, pump station design, water distribution and wastewater collection design, permitting and report preparation. Familiarity with hydraulic modeling and AutoCAD.

Senior Transportation Project Manager - Atlanta Georgia
 
Independently applies, plans, designs, directs, manages, organizes, executes, and recommends, related activities of Transportation Highway Design projects within the organization reporting to Atlanta, GA office.  Is specifically responsible for the overall management of the project and direction of Georgia Transportation staff during design.
 
Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:
*  Prepares or directs preparation and modification of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for project.
*  Conceives plans and conducts research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.
*  Calculates cost and determines feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data.
*  Inspects construction site to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards.
*  Directs construction and maintenance activities at project site.
*  Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
*  Assist leadership in business development efforts in winning work with key Transportation clients.
*  Help build relationships with key staff of Transportation clients, potential clients, teaming partners and contractors.
 
Requirements:
*  Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering
*  Professional Engineering Registration with the State of Georgia, or the ability to obtain via comity.
*  10 plus years of experience, Transportation Highway Design experience preferable
*  Management duties include budgeting, scheduling, job tracking, client interaction, and staff management.
*  Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to forge strong relationships with clients, professionals and your team members.
*  Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history required.


Roadway Design Engineer - Orlando & Pensacola Florida 

Roadway Design Engineer to plan, design, organize and recommend roadway design solutions for Florida DOT and municipal roadway improvement projects.  Assignments may include a diverse variety of transportation-related projects such as new alignment, widening, milling and resurfacing, bicycle & pedestrian, highway safety, intersection, interchange and design-build projects across all phases of a project life from advanced planning to final design.
 
Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:
*  Provide engineering design services for transportation improvements projects in Florida.
*  Design and produce construction details, plans, specifications and estimates including detailed engineering calculations.
*  Collaborate with clients, subconsultant partners, technical staff, and managers across multiple disciplines to develop quality deliverables within schedule and budgetary requirements.
*  Assist Project Managers and Senior Engineers with roadway design task production and maintaining project documentation.
*  Conduct engineering investigations and planning work by completing well-defined tasks including collection and analysis of data; perform routine calculations, and participate in evaluating the feasibility of alternate solutions.
 
Requirements:
*  Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
*  Must possess Fundamentals of Engineering (EI) certification or ability to achieve.
*  0-2 years of transportation roadway design experience
*  Familiarity with MicroStation and GEOPAK preferred
*  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
*  Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines
*  Detail-oriented team player with an ability to contribute to a positive work environment
 
Project Manager - Panama City Florida
 
Independently applies, plans, designs, directs, organizes, executes, and recommends, related activities of civil engineering projects within the organization
 
Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:
*  Ability to analyze available data and regulatory framework to determine feasibility of potential projects
*  Assists Office Leader with the preparation of scope of services and fee estimation for potential projects
*  Conceives project plans for projects and prepares design and permitting schedules for the execution of projects
*  Leads team of engineering intern and CAD designer to design and permit land development and municipal infrastructure projects
*  Prepares or directs team in the preparation and modification of calculations, construction cost estimates, designs, reports, permit applications, construction plans and specifications for project
*  Works closely with clients and regulatory agencies to facilitate approval of permit applications and plans
*  Performs construction observation of projects to monitor progress and ensure conformance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety standards
*  Performs project close-out duties and conducts de-brief with team
 
Requirements for position:
*  Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering
*  Must have Professional Registration (PE)
*  7 - 15 years of experience
*  Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history required
*  Management duties include budgeting, scheduling, job tracking, client interaction, and staff management
*  Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written and the ability to forge strong relationships with clients, professionals and your team members
*  Depending on discipline candidate must possess
 
Land Development: Experience working with a variety of development and design projects. Extensive knowledge of grading, drainage, water and sewer design concepts.  Knowledge of AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop Software. Knowledge and comprehension of local, state, and federal permitting requirements.
 
Municipal Services: Experience in general civil engineering with stormwater, site grading, roadway, water and sewer design.  Knowledge of AutoCAD and Land Development Desktop Software. Knowledge and comprehension of local, state, and federal permitting requirements.
 
Designer - Tallahassee & Tampa Florida
 
Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to) the following:
*  Assist engineer in application of principles, methods, and techniques of Civil Engineering
*  To provide support of strategic resource planning. Assists in the development of plans and designs using CADD technology
 
Requirements:
*  Two years of drafting/CADD experience.
*  Ability to read and interpret basic technical documents and apply drafting/CADD techniques to project tasks.
*  Good verbal and written communication skills
*  Ability to effectively present information to individuals and groups
*  Requires knowledge of computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) software applications (AutoCADD/MicroStation)
*  High school diploma or field related work experience and/or Certification in related field acceptable
*  Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history
 
Senior Structural Engineer - Orlando, Jacksonville, or Tampa Florida

Primary responsibilities include:
* Demonstrated a strong technical ability in all aspects of bridge design and plans preparation with a proficiency in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation platforms.
* Project experience to include a wide variety of bridge types ranging from medium span concrete bridges to more complex steel plate and steel box girder bridges.
* Experience with post-tensioning applications is a plus.
* Directs the planning, design, and production of engineering drawings and specifications.
* Directs structural engineering investigations and planning work through the collection and analysis of data; performing of calculations, and evaluation of alternate solutions.
 
Requirements:
* Bachelors of Science from an ABET-accredited university in Civil or Structural Engineering
* Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer and/or Structural Engineer
* Ability to manage and guide junior staff as well as participate in the design and detailing of all aspects of small- to large-scale multi-discipline bridge projects of varying technical complexity
* Experience using a variety of bridge design software that may include FB Multi-Pier, Leap Bridge Concrete, Smartbridge, LARSA, STAAD, MDX, Shoring Suite, Atlas and the FDOT suite of FDOT MathCAD analysis worksheets
* Proficiency in AutoCAD and/or MicroStation CADD platforms to produce transportation structure designs and plans
* Familiarity with structural/bridge design process through application of AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications
* Seven or more years of relevant bridge design and plans production experience, which may include reinforced concrete bridges, prestressed/post-tensioned concrete bridges, steel plate and box girder bridges, retaining walls, box culverts, sign/signal structures, sound barrier walls and other transportation-related structures
* Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
* Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines
* Detail-oriented team player with an ability to contribute to a positive work environment
* Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history
 
Preferred Qualifications:
* Masters (MSE/MSCE) in Civil/Structural Engineering
* PE and/or SE certification in Florida or the ability to obtain Florida Registration
* Familiarity with structural/bridge design process through application of the FDOT Structures Manual and FDOT Construction Specifications
 
 
Structural Engineer - Boca, Orlando or Tampa Florida
 
Requirements:
*  Bachelors of Science from an ABET accredited university in the field of Civil or Structural Engineering.
*  Fundamentals of Engineering (EI) certification.
*  1-4 years of structural engineering experience.
*  Familiarity with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation CADD platforms.
*  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
*  Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines.
*  Detail oriented team player with an ability to contribute to a positive work environment.
*  Valid driver's license with approved/acceptable driving history required.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
 *  Master's degree (MSE/MSCE) in Civil/Structural Engineering.
 *  Familiarity with structural/bridge design process through application of the AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, FDOT Structures Manual and FDOT Construction Specifications

 
Horizon Engineering Group is seeking highly motivated, skilled individuals to join their rapidly growing firm. Located in Maitland, FL, they opened their doors in 2003 with the mission of providing Clients with professional engineering service based on years of experience and sound professional engineering judgment . Horizon is committed to maintaining the highest standards of quality along with unmatched dedication to consistently exceeding the expectations of our clients. 

Horizon is currently seeking the following positions.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to email their resume to resumes@horizoncivil.com .

DRAINAGE PROJECT ENGINEER
 
Requirements:
  • B.S. in engineering branch related to water resources, with at least 2-4 years post graduate experience
  • EI Certification
  • Recent FDOT experience
  • Able to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team to meet challenging design and schedule requirements
  • Capable of developing technical writing and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microstation, GEOPAK Drainage, ASAD, ICPR software desirable
  • Familiarity experience with PONDS, HY-8, WSPRO, HEC-RAS software a plus
  • Experience preparing BHRs including scour analyses a plus
Responsibilities:
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of conveyance systems, analysis and design of cross drains, design of storm water management facilities, floodplain compensation analysis
  • Design and inspection of best management practices for erosion and sediment control
  • Prepare technical documents including drainage reports, pond siting reports, bridge hydraulics reports and permitting documents
  • Prepare construction plans consistent with FDOT standards
SENIOR DRAINAGE ENGINEER

Requirements:
  • B.S. in engineering branch related to water resources, with at least 10 years post graduate experience
  • Registered Florida PE
  • Well versed in FDOT design standards and criteria related to both drainage design and plans production; able to interpret and apply technical information contained in procedures and manuals to accomplish the design process for assigned projects
  • Ability to work effectively with an interdisciplinary team to meet challenging design and schedule requirements
  • Strong technical writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP permitting requirement with water management districts throughout the state
  • Proficiency with Microstation, GEOPAK Drainage, ASAD, ICPR software
  • Experienced with PONDS, HY-8, WSPRO, HEC-RAS software
  • Experienced in the development of BHRs including scour analyses
Responsibilities:
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of conveyance systems, analysis and design of cross drains, design of storm water management facilities, floodplain compensation analysis
  • Design and inspection of best management practices for erosion and sediment control
  • Prepare technical documents including drainage reports, pond siting reports, bridge hydraulics reports and permitting documents with minimal oversight
  • Prepare construction plans consistent with FDOT standards
  • Assist with QC of construction plans and design documents generated by other team members
  • Assist with project pursuits (LOI, ELOI, Technical Proposals, Presentations, Manhours, etc)
LEAD BRIDGE ENGINEER

Position Requirements:
  • B.S. in the field of Civil or Structural Engineering, M.S. is a plus
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant post graduate experience
  • Registered Florida Professional Engineer
  • Well versed in FDOT and AASHTO design standards and criteria related to transportation structures design, plans production, and project delivery processes
  • Able to demonstrate a strong technical ability in all aspects of bridge design and plans production, which may include reinforced, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete bridges, steel plate and box girder bridges.  
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and interest in guiding, training, and mentoring younger team members
  • Detail oriented team player with an ability to contribute to a positive work environment
Responsibilities:
  • Participate or lead a variety of project pursuit activities on both traditional bid-build and design build projects, including feasibility evaluation, directing preliminary design activities, authoring and assembling proposals and pursuit documents, and representing the firm at client presentations.
  • Work closely with staff, clients, contractors, consultants, and other project stakeholders.
  • Prepare work scopes, manhour estimates, and other contract related documentation.
  • Lead structural design and production activities from conceptual stage through final design and construction phase support to ensure successful project completion.
  • Manage task schedules and costs in a challenging and dynamic environment to deliver projects on time and under budget.
  • Motivate and inspire team members to produce the highest quality deliverables and consistently exceed our client's expectations.
SENIOR BRIDGE ENGINEER
 
Position Requirements:
  • B.S. in the field of Civil or Structural Engineering, M.S. is a plus
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant post graduate experience
  • Registered Florida Professional Engineer
  • Well versed in FDOT and AASHTO design standards and criteria related to transportation structures design, plans production, and project delivery processes
  • Able to demonstrate a strong technical ability in all aspects of bridge design and plans production, which may include reinforced, prestressed and post-tensioned concrete bridges, steel plate and box girder bridges.  
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability and interest in guiding, training, and mentoring younger team members
  • Detail oriented team player with an ability to contribute to a positive work environment
Responsibilities:
  • Assist with a variety of project pursuit activities on both traditional bid-build and design build projects, including feasibility evaluation, directing preliminary design activities, authoring and assembling proposals and pursuit documents.
  • Work closely with staff, clients, contractors, consultants, and other project stakeholders.
  • Assist in preparation of work scopes, manhour estimates, and other contract related documentation.
  • Lead staff in various structural design, production, and post-design tasks.
  • Manage task effort and cost to deliver projects on time and under budget.
  • Take pride of ownership in producing the highest quality deliverables and consistently exceeding our client's expectations.

Sincerely,

 

  Khanh Olka, E.I.  

  Communication Chair 

  East Central Branch

  Florida Section

  asce-ecb@outlook.com   


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