Assistant Engineer


The assistant engineer works under the authority of the design engineer and may be responsible for one or more facets of the design, planning, coordination, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects for various bridge, building, and construction engineering projects.

Essential Functions:

1.    Provides construction support to contractor clientele.​
2.    Generates and analyzes engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors such as loads, load paths, lifting plans, live load distributions, composite section properties etc.
3.    Develops design plans and supporting computations in accordance with industry standard practice and individual project specifications/expectations.
4.    Communicates well with clientele and Calderwood Engineering staff to ensure that designs are developed that meet with clientele expectations in a prudent and timely fashion.
5.    Reviews detailed designs and design calculations for compliance with engineering principles, company standards and customer contract requirements, and related specifications.
6.    Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design problems.
7.    Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications and drawing releases.
8.  Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget.
9.  Prepares interim and completion project reports.
10.  Conducts on site inspections and construction oversight as required to meet client and/or project expectations.
11.  Uses computer assisted design/drafting equipment and software to develop design details.
12.  Handles submittal review for design projects, develops submittals and responds to submittal reviews appropriately for construction projects.


1.  Communication Proficiency
2.  Organizational Skills
3.  Presentation Skills
4.  Problem Solving/Analysis
5.  Project Management
6.  Results Driven
7.  Mathematical Skills
8.  Technical Capacity
9.  Thoroughness
10. Time Management

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities, but works under the direction of a more senior engineer.

Work Environment:

This job operates generally in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Occasionally this job requires work on a construction site.  Safety equipment will be required during those times, adherence to the contractor's safety plan is a requirement.  The use of survey equipment will be required.  The engineer will be required to act in a professional manner in accordance with the expectation of the individual client on each project.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, generally 40 hours per week is expected at a minimum.  Flex hours are available and can be worked out with supervisory staff.


The employee is expected to have a non-commercial driver's license and occasional travel will be required to project sites.

Required Education and Experience:

The employee is expected to have a BS degree in Civil Engineering or a related field. 

The employee is expected to be eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Preferred Education and Experience:

It would be beneficial for the employee to have had some construction experience either residential or commercial.  Familiarity with light timber framing and or concrete and reinforcing steel would be useful.

It is preferable that the employee has already taken and passed the FE exam.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

None required for this position.

AAP/EEO Statement:

Calderwood Engineering is an equal opportunity employer

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply for this position please send an email with the subject line Assistant Engineer to please include a copy of your resume and a brief cover letter including your responses to our questionnaire (see Questionnaire page for the questions)