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Lowe Engineers - Atlanta civil engineering and urban design - Careers

At Lowe Engineers, you are part of a highly qualified team of professionals that embraces and encompasses the firm’s philosophy to provide our clients with integrated project solutions.

We are confident that our projects make a real difference in the lives of people, companies, and the communities we serve throughout the Southeast. We approach our clients’ challenges with reliable and innovative solutions; but most importantly, we build lasting relationships.

Lowe Engineers is always looking for individuals who are aspiring to grow personally and professionally and who will contribute to our diversity of people, markets, motivations, styles and techniques.

Project Engineer – Traffic /Transportation

The responsibilities of this position include the design and preparation of construction documents for minor and major roadway, sidewalk, shoulder improvements, and drainage design projects. Duties include assisting a project manager with tasks associated with plan preparation, cost estimates, report writing, client coordination and permitting. The position requires strong communication skills due the amount of collaboration involved with the team as well as the occasional need for communication with outside agencies, client interaction, etc. The position will be a full-time salary position. Candidates must be willing to work reasonable overtime to meet project demands, when necessary. A BS in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology is required. EIT registration is required as a minimum. Experience must include 5-7 years of transportation design/traffic related experience. Construction experience is optional, but considered a plus if achieved in addition to direct design experience. Software design experience should include working with Microstation V8i and Inroads. Autocad and other additional cad platforms will be beneficial, but not required. Related experience should consist of working directly with GDOT and the Plan Development Process, GDOT collaborative projects with local counties or municipalities, and other local projects utilizing GDOT standards and specifications.

Stormwater / Municipal Engineer

Lowe Engineers is seeking a full-time Stormwater Engineer (4-20 years’ experience desired) to perform professional and technical civil engineering work in the design, permitting, construction and maintenance of public works facilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and inspects minor construction and maintenance work on roadways, storm drains, sidewalks, or other public works projects

  • Prepares designs for simple public works projects

  • Prepare exhibits and descriptions for easement and right-of-way agreements

  • Inspects construction materials to see that they conform to specifications

  • Respond to citizen’s questions and complaints concerning stormwater and erosion requests

  • Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as computer assisted design programs (CAD), Geographical Information Systems (GIS), spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments

  • Review utility and right-of-way permits

  • Prepares and Interprets NPDES and MS4 Permits

  • Includes possible development of MS4 Annual Reports

  • Interpretation of water quality testing data

  • Monitors, records, and implements municipal best management practices related to MS4 permitting

  • Assist with the development of Stormwater Management Plans

  • Required Skills:

  • Knowledge and expertise in the design of Stormwater engineering projects

  • Principles and practices of engineering field and office procedures

  • Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in engineering construction

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications

  • Learn and interpret NPDES and MS4 Permits

  • Learn and interpret City ordinances and department policies pertaining to Public Works.

  • Communicates effectively with Public and City Officials

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s Degree* in Civil Engineering , Construction Engineering or closely related field and four to twenty (4-20) years of work experience, pre-or-post degree, which involved construction, surveying, design, traffic engineering, inspection, permitting or estimating. Engineer-in-training (EIT) certification required. PE License is preferred.

Field Layout Engineer/Surveyor – Vertical Construction

Key Responsibilities for a Field Engineer:

  • Sets up and maintains permanent control throughout the entire line and grade portion of the project.

  • Validates accurate dimensions by reviewing the architectural and structural drawings prior to execution.

  • Is able to identify any discrepancies in drawings prior to execution.

  • Engages the project lead on the line and grade portion of the project to ensure proper scheduling and sequencing.

  • Proficient with the use of advanced instruments and total station to perform an accurate layout.

  • Is able to complete a layout in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner.

  • Delivers layout information to the project team to ensure proper execution.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook

  • Must have excellent organizational and communication skills.

  • 5+ years of experience in field engineering, surveying, and layout for a large scale Self-Perform GC or Concrete Contractor.

  • Self-perform experience of concrete is required.

  • Seeking someone with a variety of project types with emphasis on Commercial/Industrial.

  • Knowledge of construction principles/practices required with experience on projects over 1 million dollars.

  • Experienced with using advanced instruments and capable of using Total Station to perform layouts.

Civil Engineer

Lowe Engineers is seeking a Civil Engineer to join our Atlanta, GA office. The Civil Engineer will work independently using his or her own discretion while working with the Project Manager in the development of concept plans. Performing engineering analysis and design, and producing final construction documents and specifications for a variety of public and private sector projects. The qualified candidate will work with a team of engineers, designers and surveyors to ensure client satisfaction and successful project completion.

Duties:

  • Perform assignments using prescribed methods requiring application of standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria

  • Perform calculations and analysis using fundamental engineering formulas

  • Design and layout of plans and details

  • Adjust & correlate data, research code issues, design options and document findings

  • Organize and maintain project files

  • Prepare plans, special provisions and estimates

  • Preparation of letter reports and project correspondence

  • Coordinate with other engineering disciplines

  • Communicate with (internal & external) others clearly and professionally in both technical and non-technical terms.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Preparation of proposals, project scope and budgeting

  • Prepare Specifications as required to support CD’s

Qualifications:
Requires a BSCE degree and PE license or EI with the ability to obtain licensure within 1 year. Requires a minimum of 4 years experience. AUTOCAD,MicroStation, Hydroflow Hydrographs, Civil 3D & HEC-RAS modeling a plus. Experience with site development work and/or transportation design is strongly desired. Excellent communication skills are required. Position requires general knowledge of basic fundamental engineering principles including but not limited to surveying, geometrics, hydraulics, grading, CM, floodplain management and utility design.

Survey CAD Technician

Lowe Engineers, LLC seeks a CAD technician who is proactive, can work independently, is comfortable communicating with office staff, field personnel and clients as appropriate, and takes pride in delivering an exceptional work product.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Prepare ALTA/ ACSM Land Title Surveys, Boundaries, Topographic, Utility As-built including “Plan & Profile” and other drawings.

  • Produce field worksheets for construction projects – architectural, civil & structural layout.

  • Perform project research.

  • Working with Carlson AutoCAD or Civil3D is a plus.

  • Working with Microstation V8i and GDOT InRoads also a plus but not a requirement.

Instrument Man/Rod Man

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Holds level or rod at designated points to assist in determining elevations and laying out stakes for mapmaking, construction, land, and other surveys.

  • Is familiar with Party Chief and Rod man/Instrument Man’s roles.

  • Is able to operate all of the instrumentation required for the collection or distribution of survey data (total station, data collector, level).

  • Transmits survey data to the proper Party Chief in the computer network, and be able to acquire the data for field use.

  • Calls out reading or writes station number and reading in notebook.

  • Marks points of measurement with elevation, station number, or other identifying mark.

  • Measures distance between survey points with steel or cloth tape or surveyor’s chain.

  • Marks measuring points with keel (marking crayon), paint sticks, scratches, tacks, or stakes.

  • Places stakes at designated points and drives them into ground at specified elevation.

  • Cuts and clears brush and trees from line of survey.

  • Performs other duties as directed by Surveyor Crew Chief.

  • Performs occasional building & grounds maintenance.

  • Able to work Saturdays and overtime if needed.

  • Responsible for job specific quality system tasks as defined in quality manual.

Geospatial Analyst 

Lowe Engineers is currently seeking to fill the position of Geospatial Analyst.

Qualified individuals must have a thorough knowledge of mapping concepts and techniques, as well as working with imagery and various geospatial data formats.  Must have 1-3 years direct experience performing feature collection utilizing aerial or satellite imagery.  Must have direct experience working with ArcGIS and Imagine software.  Ability to code and perform software customizations preferred. Direct experience working on various NGA product lines preferred.

IT Technician

Lowe Engineers is looking for a qualified IT Technician that will install and maintain computer systems and networks aiming for the highest functionality. You will also “train” users of the systems to make appropriate and safe usage of the IT infrastructure.

A successful IT Technician must have a thorough knowledge of computer software and hardware and a variety of internet applications, networks and operating systems. The ideal candidate will also have great troubleshooting abilities and attention to detail.

The goal is to build and maintain updated and efficient computer systems and networks to optimize the role of technology on business sustainability.

Responsibilities

  • Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (routers, printers etc.)

  • Check computer hardware (HDD, mouses, keyboards etc.) to ensure functionality

  • Install and configure appropriate software and functions according to specifications

  • Develop and maintain local networks in ways that optimize performance

  • Ensure security and privacy of networks and computer systems

  • Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and computer equipment

  • Organize and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their work

  • Perform troubleshooting to diagnose and resolve problems (repair or replace parts, debugging etc.)

  • Maintain records/logs of repairs and fixes and maintenance schedule

  • Identify computer or network equipment shortages and place orders

Requirements

  • Proven experience as IT Technician or relevant position

  • Excellent diagnostic and problem solving skills

  • Excellent communication ability

  • Outstanding organizational and time-management skills

  • In depth understanding of diverse computer systems and networks

  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles

HR Generalist

Lowe Engineers is looking for an HR Manager to join its dynamic team of professionals. The ideal candidate will be responsible for new hire orientation and onboarding, employee termination, managing our vendors, company policy and procedure adherence, corporate culture & managing overall recruitment efforts. In addition, you will build strong relationships with our company’s managers in order to help them with their human resource needs in a fast paced environment.

Responsibilities and working experience needed in:

  • Oversee full-cycle of recruitment efforts.

  • Own the HR function in all respects.

  • Develop and oversee new hire orientation, onboarding efforts and employee termination process.

  • Management of our vendors.

  • Writes/updates and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures and legal Responsibilities.

  • Benefits administration from the company perspective

  • Manage multiple State employee withholding and unemployment tax relationships including opening, closing, reporting.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Business, Human Resources, or related area

  • 5+ years’ of experience working in Human Resources

  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Proposal Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Draft initial responses to RFPs and other client deliverables as assigned—write content and coordinate graphics for a completed proposal that accurately reflects RFP requirements

  • Manage the RFP as a project, including setting, enforcing, and maintaining a timeline for successful completion of proposals

  • Interview and gather information to customize RFP responses with input from business line leaders and/or subject matter experts

  • Provide copywriting for proposal content including scope of services, project approaches, customized project roles and bios, etc.

  • Provide quality control review and editing of all proposal and presentation material

  • Oversee final production and delivery of proposals

Required qualifications:

  • Five years experience in responding to requests for proposals preferably in the engineering, architecture & construction industries

  • Excellent writing and editing skills with high attention to detail

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (including PowerPoint, Word and Excel) required

  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign preferred

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Proven ability to successfully interact with senior executives

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines and multiple projects simultaneously

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must be a proactive self-starter, able to work independently

  • Must be able to manage projects from start to finish

  • Positive can-do attitude

Stormwater Field Technician

Responsibilities:

Assist with field data collection using a handheld GPS unit Complete various assigned tasks.

Requirements:

Must have excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a changing environment Must have excellent interpersonal skills and follow-up skills Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel Strong verbal and written communication skills required Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Please send your resume to hr@loweengineers.com.

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