The PE Certified Engineer - Team Contributor 3 performs all aspects of conventional design engineering and analysis, and is familiar with a variety of engineering concepts, practices, and procedures. This role may act as a technical specialist or expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas. This role provides technical guidance on projects of low to medium complexity, and is also responsible for developing, validating, and presenting technical output.
Continues to learn and develop knowledge and skills in departmental design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes, and Commonwealth Associates policies and procedures. Applies this knowledge to assigned tasks.
Demonstrates a solid understanding of industry knowledge and remains current with changes.
Provides guidance and direction on departmental standards, policies and procedures.
Applies developed understanding of and compliance with Commonwealth Associates quality program to associated tasks.
Fully understands and complies with Commonwealth Associates quality program.
Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts by proactively presenting leadership with new suggestions around process and practices innovation, and by assisting with the implementation of improvements with guidance from more senior management.
Actively seeks to understand client interests and drivers through project related client contact and through interaction and communication with project leadership.
Attends and at times leads internal and external client meetings, conference calls and client site visits.
Communicates client interests and drivers to project team and develops approaches to meet these interests and drivers throughout the work on less complex projects.
Support Business Development by providing technical information for sales proposals, or by pursuing other related activates as assigned by department managers.
Supports internal project teams and clients, regularly interacts with client's technical lead for data requests, site visits, clarification of project execution and review of comments.
Communicates directly with other disciplines to identify and coordinate details of work for assigned tasks, or at project level for smaller-scale projects.
Coordinates tasks and proper sequencing of tasks with internal staff, project managers and clients.
Collects, assimilates, and manages data for engineering work.
Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.
Prepares a variety of engineering deliverables such as contract documents, project documents, and studies with little to no supervison.
Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles.
Recognizes, defines, and seeks to resolve problems within assigned area or project.
Understands and adheres to budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Demonstrates understanding of project phases, schedules and schedule recovery as it pertains to engineering production and deliverables.
Provides input during planning of project resources and assists managers in resource planning activities.
Reports to supervisor when planned hours do not provide full work week.
Assists with contract administration or project management administrative duties in connection with project work as needed.
Completes expense reports and timesheets in a timely and accurate manner and seeks direction from supervisor when conflicts arise.
Assists in the development and production of project scope of work packages (scope, schedule & budget) for assigned discipline.
Remains aware and demonstrates understanding of project scope management.
Master's Degree in lieu of 1 year of experience.
3-9 Years of the following:
Transmission Line Experience required
PLS-CADD Experience required
Related work experience demonstrating continuous growth and knowledge expansion.
Experience delivering 3-5 multifaceted construction projects simultaneously.
Overseeing technical aspects of projects and providing guidance and mentorship to project resources.
Commonwealth Associates, Inc. (“Commonwealth”) is a 100% employee-owned and managed engineering and consulting firm profiled among the Top 10 Electrical Design Firms in the nation by EC&M magazine. Every day, our team of nearly 300 project managers, engineers, environmental experts, real estate brokers, licensed UAV pilots and other team members combine their talents to influence and shape the secure energy future. We do this by collaborating and innovating to meet the emerging needs of our utility, IPP, governmental, industrial and institutional clients. We also provide leadership to the industry through our professionals’ active involvement planning and presenting at industry conferences and serving on the committees that are writing tomorrow’s standards today. Our primary focus areas include: Power Generation and Energy, including Distributed Energy Resources and Microgrids; Electrical System Studies; Transmission and Distribution Line Engineering; Substation Engineering; Environmental and Permitting Services; Land and Right of Way Services; and Owners Engineering. Headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, Commonwealth has offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Orlando, Florida; and Spokane, Washington.