Project Engineer - Transportation
BKF Engineers
Oakland, CA
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ENR 2017 California's Design Firm of the Year

BKF has immediate openings for civil engineers with strong technical abilities, and experienced in transportation project design and able to lead a team of engineers on small and large projects.

As a mid-level civil engineer you will independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment in making adaptations and modifications. You will undertake assignments which have clear and specified objectives that will require the investigation of a limited number of variables. Using prescribed methods you will perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer or Project Manager. You will perform assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities. You may plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of technical work in portions of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope. You will provide assistance to the Project Managers in preparing current status information for internal reporting and for keeping clients informed on progress. You will supervise or coordinate the work of drafters, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments. Keep abreast of new developments/knowledge and methods affecting your area of expertise by participating in continuing education courses and attending training workshops. You will prepare project specifications and cost estimates and also use your knowledge of computer software including those programs used for graphic plan preparation, engineering calculations, spreadsheet preparation, and word processing.

The assignments may include one or more of the following: project design and development for grading and utility systems from master planning through construction, test of materials, preparation of specifications, research investigations, report preparation, and other activities requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific area of assignments.

4 to 10 years experience
Experienced/Senior Design/Project Engineer (Very good Design Skills and Awareness of Roadway Packages)
AutoCAD (Civil 3D) – mastery from a design standpoint
In-Design or Other Roadway Design Packages a plus!
MicroStation a plus!
Other Programs
MS Project a plus!
Caltrans Design
Geometric Approval Drawings
Fact Sheets/Exception Reports
PS&E Plans
Specifications is a huge plus!
Plan Design/Review
Reports (Drainage, SWDR, TMPs)
Caltrans Advertise/Award/Administer (AAA) Process for larger projects, Encroachment Permit Process (for mid to smaller projects), and PEER process
Roadway/Rail Design
Bike Design
Public Works Experience – City, County
Green Streets
Drainage (plan, profile, details, certain calculations), Utilities, Erosion Control, Temporary Water Pollution Control, etc,
Familiarity with Survey/Topo/Right of Way
Railroad Projects (Familiarity with UPRR/BNSF/Caltrain process/requirements etc).
Permit/Env Knowledge/Experience in Permitting Applications – 401, 404, and 1602
Project Management Skills
Interested in Project Management and Running Individual Projects/Personnel in the future
Environmental, Traffic, Structural, Electrical, Utilities, Geotechnical, Specialties
Jurisdictions – Cities, Counties, Caltrans, Transportation Authorities
Resource Agencies – RWQCB, CDFW, USACOE
State – Caltrans
Mentor/Leadership/Training – Team, Subconsultants, Clients/Public
Initiative and Independence, and ability/interest to work with a team collaboratively
Aesthetic Eye
Pursuit of Proposals
RFP Support
Interview Support
Coordination with Teams
RFP/Interview Participation
BKF offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. This includes a signing bonus, competitive salaries, bonuses, profit sharing, pension plans, and 401k, as well as, premium medical, dental, and vision plans. BKF also offers life insurance, long-term disability, gym reimbursement, flexible schedules, free coffee, tea, fruit, bagels and oatmeal. Company sponsored sports teams and clubs. Annual Company Picnic at Six Flags with free admission for employees and their families, Holiday Casino Party Luncheon and Holiday Dinner Celebration. Employees also have access to BKF’s corporate condo in Lake Tahoe!

What makes BKF a great choice?

ENR 2017/2018 California'sDesign Firm of the Year
BKF is on the "Top 100 Hottest firms" list
"Top Work Place” 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 by the Bay Area News Group
ZweigWhite "2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Firms To Work For" Top 100 in the U.S.
"Best Firm to Work for North Bay" North Bay Business Journal, 8 years in a row
The chance to work on iconic Bay Area projects
Competitive salary and performance bonuses
Professional development training
Company funded retirement plan
Comprehensive benefits package
BKF Engineers provides engineering, surveying, and land planning services for architects, commercial and residential developers, colleges and universities, cities and counties, governmental agencies, hotels, health care facilities, and large corporations. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1915, the firm has 14 California offices employing 500+ staff. Our project experience includes corporate headquarters, office buildings, healthcare facilities, sports facilities, hotels and resorts, justice, public buildings, multi-family housing, educational facilities, retail, industrial, parking, highways, roadways, bridges, and light/heavy rail transit projects.

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