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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 Staff Engineer to join our Construction Materials team in Raleigh, 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:

As a Construction Materials Staff Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work and learn under license engineers and senior staff to help develop your knowledge, experience and skills to grow in your career. Responsibilities include:

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

  • Review of project plans and specifications in preparation of field site visits and observations

  • Daily use of Metafield®, and/or other field and laboratory information management systems, for recording of field observations and testing results

  • Communicate the 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

  • Prepare 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

  • Develop relationships with peers in the local engineering and construction communities through participation in local professional organizations such as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associated General Contractors (AGC), and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC)

  • Participate in business development and marketing efforts to help pursue and win projects


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, Construction Management, or related field

  • 0-2+ years of experience with field and/or laboratory construction materials testing

  • Willingness to obtain International Code Council (ICC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), and/or Department of Transportation (DOT) certifications in the fields of aggregate, asphalt, soil, reinforced concrete, and masonry

  • EIT is a plus

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 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:

We offer competitive pay and benefits, including ESOP and well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance in your career. We also believe in a flexible working environment, allowing you and your manager to determine how you can work most effectively and collaboratively to meet your client, team, and personal commitments.

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. Submit resume, cover letter, and salary expectations for consideration. 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.

Based on experience
Job Type
Full Time Entry Level
Raleigh, North Carolina United States
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