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Construction Materials Staff Engineer

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Construction Materials Staff Engineer
S&ME, Inc.

S&ME is seeking a highly motivated Construction Materials Staff Engineer to join our team in Wilmington, NC. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain more hands on experience and advance their engineering and project management skills working with seasoned professionals on construction materials testing projects.

What You Will Do:

Construction Materials Staff Engineers at S&ME will gain valuable field testing and observation experience on a wide variety of projects that makes you that much more effective in solving construction-related challenges.. You will have the opportunity to work and learn under licensed engineers and senior staff to help develop your knowledge, experience and skills to progress in your career.

Responsibilities can include:

  • Review of civil, architectural, and structural plans and specifications in preparation for field site visits and observations

  • Documenting field activities, observations, and construction materials testing results on projects

  • Daily use of Metafield®, and/or other field and laboratory information management systems

  • Testing of soil, concrete, asphalt, aggregate, and masonry mortar/grout on construction projects for compliance with ASTM, AASHTO, DOT, and/or project specifications

  • Communication of field and laboratory observations and testing results with Construction Services and Geotechnical Project Management staff, general contractors, and clients

  • Assisting Project Management staff with review of field data, disposition of identified construction discrepancies, and preparation of formal reports

  • Preparation of field and laboratory cost estimates and proposals in accordance with projects plans and specifications, International Building Code (IBC) requirements, and client-provided requests for proposals

Who You Are:

  • You have or will have a Bachelor's degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, Construction related field, or appropriate technical field, within 6 months

  • You have at least 2 years of experience with field and/or laboratory geotechnical/construction materials testing

  • You have any of the following certifications with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification:

    • Field Testing Grade I

    • Strength Testing Technician

    • Laboratory Technician

  • You have effective communication and writing skills using the English language

  • You are wiling to obtain International Code Council (ICC), and/or Department of Transportation (DOT) certifications in the fields of aggregate, asphalt, soil, reinforced concrete, and masonry

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

You are willing and able to perform the physical demands of this position with the use of Company-provided Personal Protective Equipment such as:

  • Working outdoors the majority of the time in varying weather conditions

  • Walking over rough and uneven terrain

  • Standing up to 8 hours a day, up to 12 hours on occasion

  • Routinely lifting and carrying 40-50lbs, (field/laboratory samples and equipment)

  • Maneuver field equipment safely, such as a loaded wheelbarrow, on uneven ground and around active construction sites

  • Traveling out-of-town (typically overnight) for assignments as necessary

  • Working outside of normal business hours when necessary

Who We Are:

We are S&ME. For over 50 years, our collaborative approach to geotechnical, civil, environmental, and construction materials has offered innovative solutions to solve our clients' most complex challenges. Together, our work results in lasting positive community impacts across the country.

Collectively, we are 1000+ proud employee-owners across 10+ states, and value eager, passionate, honest, and hard-working employees who strive to make positive impacts on our communities. With employee ownership at our foundation, we are all vested in the success of each other and S&ME. We know that creating an environment where employees can grow and flourish, both professionally and personally, leads to our collective drive for success. That's why we put our employees first in everything from safety to opportunity.

Check out this video to hear directly from our employee-owners on what it's like working at S&ME.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Compensation

  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision Plans

  • Health Savings Account with company contributions - Flexible Spending Account

  • 401K with Matching and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)

  • PTO / Holidays with the ability to carryover

  • Credential Incentive Program and Tuition Reimbursement

  • Company Vehicle with gas card (if applicable)

  • Referral Bonuses

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding career in construction materials testing with a firm committed to our employees and providing excellence, please visit our careers page to apply and learn more about us:

This is a full-time position with competitive pay based on experience. The successful candidate must meet the requirements of the company's Fleet Management Program, Substance Policy, and Reference Check Program. Only qualified candidates with acceptable employment eligibility verification (I-9) will be considered. Visa assistance is not provided. S&ME reserves the right to fill this position with an internal or external candidate at any time during the search. S&ME is not responsible for unauthorized job postings or submissions of resumes using external links/websites.

No candidate/recruiter calls, personal calls, or walk-ins are accepted.

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Full Time Entry Level
Wilmington, North Carolina United States
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