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April 2019
This Issue
Institutes
CI Shield
  EWRI Shield
GEO Shield
  SEI Shield
T&DI Shield


Committees
 
Younger Member Forum
UCF Student Chapter


Embry-Riddle
Student Chapter
Society's nominees for 2020 ASCE president-elect, as selected by the Society's Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, and Dennis D. Truax, Ph.D., P.E., DEE, D.WRE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE. Florida Section has officially endorsed nominee Dennis D. Truax. To learn more about each candidate, please visit Society's election website (https://www.asce.org/elections/). The Society's election will be conducted May 1 through June 1 via online balloting. Members at the grade of Associate and above in good standing as of April 1 will be eligible to vote.

On another note, ECB nominations for the Florida Section Annual Awards are currently being collected. Below is listing of each award category:
  • Engineer of the Year Award
  • Young Engineer of the Year Award
  • Government Engineer of the Year Award
  • Branch of the Year Award
  • Project of the Year Award
  • Student of the Year Award
  • Student Outstanding Service Award
  • Graduate Student of the Year Award
  • Faculty Advisor of the Year Award
Please submit your nominations to ( asce - ecb@outlook.com ) by Friday, April 26th . ECB 's official nomination will then be selected, a nd the application process will be initiated wi th each nominee. 

Sincerely,


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Steve Sommerfeldt, PE, CFM, ECB President

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. Brent Schademan. Read below on how his involvement with ECB is making a difference.

Brent Schademan
Mr. Brent Schademan's construction experience is a wide array of projects spanning both horizontal and vertical: master roadway expansions, parking garages, office buildings, residential neighborhood developments, parks, and tenant improvement projects. Most of his career is in design and construction management from the Owner's side. Brent currently works at Tavistock. As a diversified real estate firm, Tavistock specializes in planning, design, finance, construction, development and experiences that have shaped the Florida landscape with a portfolio of groundbreaking projects highlighted by the master-planned community of Lake Nona.

Brent became involved in the ASCE Construction Institu
te (CI) group around 5-years ago. He has facilitated the setups for lunch and learn tours around Orlando to show case vertical projects under construction: parking garages, mix used buildings, apartments, and office buildings. Thus, inviting and mentoring anyone who wants to listen on types of construction, means and methods, and particulars of the individual projects. Brent has been fortunate enough to also volunteer on tours that were setup by others. Additionally, Brent has spent time with UCF ASCE Student Chapter council helping them plan, price, and conceptually design certain elements of a new steel building at the UCF Campus. One of Brent's goals with ASCE CIisto facilitate access to construction projects for learning opportunities -engineers,designers, and construction managers alike. "We can impart a great deal of knowledge and impact future designs and construction based on what's happening in today's time".

Next time you see
Brent, 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.
Government & Public Relations 
Volusia Resident to vote on half-cent sales surtax in May

Volusia County is set to vote on a half-cent sales tax increase to fund local infrastructure projects.
 
The tax would bring the total sales tax in Volusia County to seven cents per dollar. The latest half-cent would be used to support the $1.6 Billion dollars in needed infrastructure projects. According to Ed Kelly, Chairman of the Volusia County Council, the tax is expected to bring $45 Million dollars in added tax revenue to the area annually.
 
To find out more on Florida's infrastructure needs, please visit the ASCE Florida Infrastructure Report Card at https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/state-item/florida/
 
Reported by Alex Goetz
Government & Public Relations Chair

History and Heritage  
Atlantic Coastline Station

By Rocío Rodríguez
History and Heritage Chair

The Atlantic Coastline Station was designed in 1926 by architect M.A. Griffith, who was inspired by the Spanish architecture and colonial parish churches he visited during his travels along the Pacific Coastline. The arches, parapets, and twin bell towers among other details in this station, show the typical mission style ( Figures 1 and 2). The platform shown in Figure 3, features arches that resemble the Mission-Style architecture of the station's canopy. The Atlantic Coastline Station was built as a city effort to attract tourism in the Orlando area during the 1920's land boom. In 1978, it was designated as an Orlando Historic Landmark. In 2014, extensive renovations took place due to deterioration after years of operation. Cosmetic and structural repairs were needed to bring the structure back to code. The station serves Amtrak's Silver Meteor and Silver Star Lines, and the Sunrail commuter train.

Figure 1: East and west facade elevations

Figure 2: North and South facade elevations

Figure 3: Mission style arches on north platform

2019 Florida Section Conference
2019 Florida Section Annual Conference & Thursday Night Social 
 
We are very excited to announce the ASCE Florida Section 2019 Annual Conference will take place Thursday and Friday, July 18 - 19 at the Orlando Marriott World Center. The event will begin on Thursday with technical tours, followed by technical sessions and ending with a cocktail reception. Then head over to the Thursday night social at Whirlydome. Friday's breakfast will feature a speaker whose presentation will give you 1 CEH and a full day of technical sessions, exhibitor hall access and more opportunities for networking with your fellow attendees. We hope you'll plan to join us.  
 
Find more information at https://www.asceflconference.org/ 
 
Whirlydome Social  
 
Please be sure to join us for the Social on Thursday evening, July 18th after conference activities conclude.
 
Thursday, July 18th
Social: WhirlyDome | 6:30-9:30 PM | $25
 
   
Imagine bumper car basketball played with a whiffle ball and scythe. Intrigued? Join us for a fun-filled opening night social at the Whirlydome Orlando! Price includes unlimited Whirlyball and Laser Tag, transportation from conference hotel, drink ticket, appetizer buffet, and souvenir. Not sure you'd like to play? That is ok! You can view those playing from the private party area and enjoy networking near the bar!   
 
 
The ASCE East Central Branch Younger Member Forum is hosting this great social for the 2019 Florida Section Conference. This exciting networking function will offer excellent exposure for sponsoring firms through recognition during the conference. Your company logo will be included in an article featured in the Branch Newsletter, on the event souvenir, and on all mailer publications. Your generosity will gain the attention of civil engineering professionals from all over Florida! Please consider supporting this wonderful networking event.

 
Click the link to sponsor the event! https://www.asceflconference.org/sponsorship
 
Environmental & Water Resources Institute
35th Annual Water Resources Seminar

Registration is OPEN. Register now!
  
We are also still looking for sponsors and exhibitors. You can use the above link to register as well or contact Jennifer Nunn at jnunn@balmoralgroup.us for more information.



Structural Engineering Institute
 
2019 Structures Congress: Orlando, Florida April 24-27, 2019

The Premier Event for Structural Engineering

 

Join us at Structures Congress 2019 in Orlando, Florida, April 24-27 to be inspired, connect with leaders in the profession, learn from the experts, and earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs).  

 

Top Reasons to Attend

  • Connect with more than 1,200 colleagues from the U.S. and abroad.
  • Learn the latest from experts that develop SEI/ASCE standards.
  • Earn PDHs from 12 tracks of technical sessions (Buildings, Bridges, Natural Disasters, Professional Practice, Risk Management, Blast, Materials, Seismic, Forensics and much more).
  • Visit the Exhibit Hall for the latest tools and resources to grow.
  • Be inspired and challenged by top leaders and speakers at plenary sessions.
  • Enjoy fun, social events with friends old and new.

Website https://www.structurescongress.org/  

 

 

Education Committee
Activity Highlights
 
Odyssey of the Mind was held at UCF for the state competition. Below are pictures of the Odyssey of the Mind.
 
Figure 1: Odyssey of the Mind - State Competition held at UCF

Figure 2: Connie Brashear assisting with balsa wood competition 
 
Events for the Month
 
Education Committee is looking for volunteers for the following events:  
  • JA Inspire Day at Osceola County on Thursday, April 11th.
  • Orange County Public Schools is looking for companies to accept high school students which will be paid through by workforce.  There will be an internship fair on April 12th, at Orange Technical College.
  • STREAM Knight Renaissance Elementary, Friday April 12th from 5:30 to 7 pm.  
Reported by Juan Gonzalez
Education Committee Chair
The ASCE ECB is proud to be a Supporting Organization of the 2018 U.S. News & WorldReport STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow conference. The format of the event is changing this year to a one-day summit that will be held May 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. There will be keynote talks, conversations and other presentations from the main stage throughout the day, woven into various networking opportunities. This year's program will take a deep dive into preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, developing a diverse talent pool, innovating in education, and sharing solutions from across the country that are making an important difference.
 
 
Anyone interested in attending this event, please contact Mike Olka (molka@omengineering) for the ASCE discount code.
 
Student Members
Activity Highlights
 
March 27th - 31st, members from ASCE-UCF traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to compete in 15 competitions at the Southeast Regional ASCE Student Conference.
Final scores have yet to be released by UTK, however we are proud to announce the ASCE-UCF Concrete Concerto team won first place and our GeoWall team placed 3rd!

Figure 1: ASCE-UCF representatives at Southeast Regional ASCE Student Conference

Concrete Concerto - 1st Place

The Concrete Concerto consisted of the design of geopolymer concrete cylinders, decorated to represent a musical piece of music, tested for compression strength, and then used to play in a bocce tournament. ASCE-UCF chose "Vivaldi's Winter" as the theme of our cylinders.

Figure 2: The winner of Concrete Concerto Competition

GeoWall - 3rd Place

The ASCE-UCF GeoWall team designed and  constructed a wrapped face MSE wall using kraft paper reinforcement. The design needed to support the retained soil plus both vertical and horizontal (static and dynamic) surcharge loads!

Figure 3: ASCE-UCF GeoWall team

The ASCE-UCF Concrete Canoe team's "Knightroglycerin" dynamite themed canoe placed top 10 in all five of their races.

Figure 4: ASCE-UCF Concrete Canoe team's "Knightroglycerin"

Reported by Madeline Batey
UCF Student Chapter President
 
Young Member Forum
Sponsor the 13th Annual Central Florida Field Trip! 
 
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Younger Member Forum is hosting their 13th Annual Central Florida Field Trip on April 12th, 2019! Civil engineering students from four of Florida's Engineering Universities will visit exciting state-of-the-art engineering projects and existing facilities showcasing the Central Florida area. This is the event that many of the graduating members of our local universities will attend.
 
ASCE offers excellent exposure to sponsoring firms through verbal recognition during lunch and the events throughout the day. Your company logo will be included in an article featured in the Branch's newsletter, the pamphlet that all students participating receive, and on all mailer documentation. In addition, breakfast, lunch, and mixer sponsors are invited to send a representative to the meal that they sponsor. Your generosity will gain the attention of both the local students and the East Central Branch ASCE members while also serving as a great opportunity to recruit talented students.
 
For more information, please contact Thomas Anzelone (thomas.anzelone@rsandh.com) 
 
ASCE YMF 2nd Cornhole Tournament will be on April 28th at The Brass Tap
 
 

FDOT Materials Performance Survey
ECB members are invited to take the 2019  Materials Performance Survey, which helps FDOT to judge their performance over the last year.
 
 
  2019 Materials Performance Survey

   
Survey Period: February 22 to May22
 
The FDOT Materials Function is focused on the efficient delivery of the DOT's Work Program. To ensure the function's success, critical objectives were established. This survey is one of the measures used to judge achievement of our objectives. 
This is the only survey you will receive for the FDOT Materials Function for the year. It is designed for you to be able to be very specific as to the District/State Materials Office and material area that you interacted with over the last year.  Each survey includes only six (6) questions that are directly related to the established business objectives.
 
Please rate all offices that have assisted you in the past year:
 
 
If you are unable to access the links above, please use the following web address to participate in this year's survey: https://www.fdot.gov/materials/survey/default


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. 
Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. We are 1,200 engineers, geologists, scientists, and other technical specialists committed to the idea that technical leadership and client service are the foundations for producing solutions for our clients that are practical, efficient, and sustainable. We develop and refine our core practices in areas where innovation can deliver practical solutions with substantially improved benefits to our clients when compared to traditional approaches. We focus on service offerings where we can create exceptional value for our clients.

We are looking for Experienced Water Resources Engineer or Scientist, and Entry-Level Engineer - Environmental / Civil Water Resources.

Experienced Water Resources Engineer or Scientist
 
Geosyntec Consultants is seeking an experienced water resources professional to work on complex projects involving innovative urban stormwater management and natural surface water systems, including sustainable green infrastructure planning studies, stormwater infrastructure design and infrastructure, innovative water quality improvements, flood mitigation practices, hydrologic/hydraulic analysis including dam breach studies and floodplain mapping, stream restoration, surface water assessment, watershed, and stormwater runoff monitoring/modeling, NPDES permitting support, TMDL regulatory support.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
 
Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the experienced water resources engineer or scientist position include:
  • Performing and overseeing detailed hydrologic and hydraulic studies;
  • Developing innovative green infrastructure solutions for the urban environment;
  • Applying innovative hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software, from 1-D to 3-D transport models;
  • Floodplain mapping and flood protection designs;
  • In-stream and urban stormwater water quality monitoring and modeling;
  • Field investigations and construction support services;
  • Developing construction documents, including engineering drawings and technical specifications;
  • Preparing erosion and sediment control designs; and
  • Helping broaden our reputation via publishing and visibility at prominent industry conferences.
Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec's culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Based on your current level of experience, you'll likely be asked to take on task-level or project management responsibilities, along with business development, staff management, and mentoring tasks. Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • BS degree in environmental or civil engineering, natural resources science, with emphasis on water resources or closely related discipline. (required)
  • Advanced degree in environmental or civil engineering or natural resources science, with emphasis on water resources or closely related discipline. (preferred)
  • At least 7 years of research or related experience. (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience managing water resources project and teams for municipal, water district, and other water resources industry clients.
  • Experience with modeling and design software tools such as ICPR, EPA/XP/PC SWMM, HEC-HMS/RAS, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS. (preferred)
  • Professional registration as a P.E. (Professional Engineer) within state guidelines. (if appropriate)
  • Valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)
INQUIRIES:
 
To apply for this position, please visit https://www.geosyntec.com/careers/career-opportunities, Requisition EXPER01892.
Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V
 
Entry-Level Engineer - Environmental / Civil Water Resources
 
Geosyntec Consultants is seeking an entry-level environmental and/or civil water resources engineer to join our team in the Orlando, Florida metro area. With practices that include groundwater and surface water remediation, watershed and stormwater management, surface water quality, environmental modeling and design, and water supply, we are particularly seeking an individual whose background and interests include environmental and water resources engineering to help advance our practices.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of small and large watersheds, including floodplain modeling;
  • Water quality modeling (e.g., organics, inorganics, radionuclides);
  • Design of constructed wetlands, sedimentation basins, stormwater BMPs, and related hydraulic structures;
  • Conceptualize structural and non-structural measures to address nutrient reduction
  • Erosion and sediment control design and field implementation;
  • Field investigations and construction support services;
  • Development of construction documents;
  • Spatial analysis of environmental data and database management; and
  • Technical document preparation, including technical writing and creation of exhibits and maps.
The selected candidate will perform assignments under the supervision of senior engineers and project managers and may be expected to perform tasks in other company practice areas as needed. Tasks will be designed to develop knowledge, skills, and abilities in these technical disciplines and the business of professional consulting services.

REQUIREMENTS:

This position requires a minimum Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering with exposure to core civil / environmental engineering disciplines through coursework. The preferred candidate will hold an MS or higher degree in environmental or civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental, water resources, or a closely related discipline. Experience with or the capability to learn modeling and design software tools such as ICPR, EPA-SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, MODFLOW, ArcGIS, and AutoCAD is preferred. The ability to obtain P.E. (Professional Engineer) registration in Florida within five years of employment is mandatory.

INQUIRIES:

To apply for this position, please visit https://www.geosyntec.com/careers/career-opportunities, Requisition ENTRY01893.
Equal Employment Opportunity M/F/D/V

Orange County, Florida is home to a diverse population of over 1,000,000 residents spanning approximately 1,000 square miles. Beautiful year round mild weather, sunshine, world famous attractions, community and cultural events, plenty of outdoor activities, and miles of nearby beaches help make Orange County a great place to live and work.

Does this sound like somewhere you would love to live and work? Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Orange County is pleased to announce exciting opportunities. We are seeking a motivated, high energy, self-starter to serve in the role of Senior Engineer. Performs advanced professional engineering work and provides supervision for one or more engineering functions of a specialized nature. This is advanced professional engineering work of a complex nature with extensive supervisory duties. Work is performed with considerable independence under the general supervision of the designated supervisor.

Senior Engineer - Stormwater Management (FEMA 20979)

Representative Duties
  • Manage FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
  • Manage FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS)
  • Manage Capital Improvement Projects
  • Provide technical reviews of County projects
  • Floodplain permitting activities
  • Public outreach activities related to Stormwater management programs
  • Grant funding requests and applications to outside agencies
  • Prepare presentations on trend analysis for FEMA NFIP/CRS and other long term programs
  • Submit yearly re-certification reports
  • Manage the performance of floodplain mapping activities and floodplain permitting through the use of databases, spreadsheets, and report
  • Procure Professional Engineering Services for capital Improvement projects including preparation of scope of services and negotiations of proposals to contract execution.
  • Supervise staff engineers and/or technicians, including employee performance reviews, delegation and oversight of work and training of staff engineers/technicians.
  • Responsible for running and reviewing ICPR computer models.
  • Use ArcMap 10.X GIS software for mapping efforts/analysis.
  • Perform hydrologic/hydraulic calculations.

Minimum qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or other closely related Engineering degree and six (6) years of stormwater management related experience.
  • Must be licensed in the United States as a Professional Engineer. Must be licensed in Florida as a Professional Engineer within one (1) year of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida's Driver's License.
  • All applicants selected for hire must successfully complete a background check.
Preferences
  • Candidate has obtained a Certified Floodplain Manager certification awarded by ASFPM or ability to obtain certification within 1 year of hire
  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS Reader or ArcGIS Desktop Basic
  • Proficiency in using ICPR
  • Working knowledge of HEC-RAS
  • Public relations and communications experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent written, communication, and organizational skills

Salary

$73,341 - $94,266 Salary placement will be based on qualifications

Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax).Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number.

Education Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

 
Senior Engineer - Stormwater Management (21260)
 
Representative Duties
  • Responsible for contract administration of Stormwater Management Division's Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) and Watershed Master Plans.
  • Responsible for managing and reviewing large scale (greater than 20 sq. miles)   stormwater watershed master plans.
  • Provide technical assistance to field personnel responsible for the maintenance and operations of the primary stormwater system (e.g. canals, drainwells, pump stations, ponds).
  • Review and evaluate studies/designs, construction plans, and reports.
  • Procure Professional Engineering Services for capital Improvement projects including preparation of scope of services and negotiations of proposals to contract execution.
  • Supervise staff engineers and/or technicians, including employee performance reviews, delegation and oversight of work and training of staff engineers/technicians.
  • Provide technical review assistance to various Orange County divisions.
  • Manage and monitor project specific permit requirements
  • Responsible for running and reviewing ICPR computer models.
  • Use ArcMap 10.X GIS software for mapping efforts/analysis.
  • Perform hydrologic/hydraulic calculations.
  • Participate in public meetings which includes making presentations to the public and decision-making groups as well as responding to inquiries from citizens
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or other closely related Engineering degree and six (6) years of stormwater management related experience. 
  • Must be licensed in the United States as a Professional Engineer.  Must be licensed in Florida as a Professional Engineer within one (1) year of hire.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida's Driver's License.
  • All applicants selected for hire must successfully complete a background check
 
Preferences
  • Experience in modeling and designing of stormwater management systems.
  • Expertise in using ICPR
  • Experience with ESRI's ArcGIS (Basic, Standard, or Advanced)
  • Working knowledge of HEC-RAS
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent written, communication and organizational skills
  • Public relations and communications experience
   
Salary
 
$73,341 - $94,266 Salary placement will be based on qualifications  
 
Veterans Preference

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you are responsible for providing the required eligibility documentation by the close date of the posting. Please submit a cover letter and copies of documents, not originals, to Orange County Human Resources Division, PO Box 1393, Orlando, FL 32801-1393 or fax to (407) 836-0098 (only Veterans' Preference documentation will be accepted by fax). Your cover letter should include the position posting number you are applying for, the title of the position and the last 4 digits of your social security number .
 
Education Requirements

If your education was obtained in the United States, the County recognizes degrees or diplomas which are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). If you have obtained education from a country other than the United States, your degree or diploma must be evaluated to determine the United States equivalency by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluations (AICE) at your expense.

For more information, please contact Daniel Negron (Daniel.Negron@ocfl.net)

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 fcaruso@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. 

  

  East Central Branch

  Florida Section

   


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