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Join us here at Skillings, where our employees’ personal drive makes all of the difference to the success of our firm. We are always looking for talented individuals seeking exciting opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are pleased to offer competitive salaries with a comprehensive benefits plan.

Current Opportunities

Below are current career opportunities with Skillings.

Design Engineer

We currently have openings for a Design Engineer in our Transportation, Utilities, and Stormwater groups.

Skillings, Inc. is a group of over 40 engineers, environmental professionals, surveyors, and support personnel, headquartered in Lacey. We have worked extensively in Washington State, and love collaborating with our local governments. Our mantra of Bold | Creative | Responsive translates to innovative yet practical solutions, excellent customer service for our clients, and a fun, motivating work environment.

Our engineering group is currently involved in several municipal and design-build projects, and our ideal candidate will bring their education and experience along with a collaborative spirit to hit the ground running on both current and upcoming projects.

Our transportation team specializes in corridor design, signalized and roundabout intersection design, traffic & roadway/highway design, transit design, stormwater design.

Our utilities team works on water, wastewater, and reclaimed water design, treatment, conveyance and pumping.

Our stormwater team specializes in collection, treatment, pump stations and basin studies.

We’re looking for someone who wants to learn and grow in the engineering profession through exposure to a variety of projects.

Your key responsibilities in this position include working on teams to plan and design municipal and engineering projects and preparing documents including reports, plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or related field)
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) license or the ability to get it within 6 months
  • 0 – 3 years of relevant design experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/Inroads Storm and Sanitary
  • Technical writing skills

To Apply:

Please send a resume including three professional references and a letter of interest detailing how your qualifications meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to Lauren Behm, MPA, Business Development Manager: LBehm@skillings.com

Why Skillings:

We know a job is not just about the work, it is about the culture, values, and environment around you. Skillings strives to be bold, creative, and highly responsive to our clients. Our motivated team works hard to serve our clients needs and provide essential engineering and environmental services to our communities. We also believe that work should also be fun. We celebrate our successes, laugh and enjoy our work and each other. Skillings is a supportive employer focused on family values. Come join our team!

Please send resumes to:  careers@skillings.com

Project Engineer

We currently have openings for a Project Engineer in our Transportation, Utilities, and Stormwater groups.

Skillings, Inc. is a group of over 40 engineers, environmental professionals, surveyors, and support personnel, headquartered in Lacey. We have worked extensively in Washington State, and love collaborating with our local governments. Our mantra of Bold | Creative | Responsive translates to innovative yet practical solutions, excellent customer service for our clients, and a fun, motivating work environment.

Our engineering group is currently involved in several municipal and design-build projects, and our ideal candidate will bring their education and experience along with a collaborative spirit to hit the ground running on both current and upcoming projects.

Our transportation team specializes in corridor design, signalized and roundabout intersection design, traffic & roadway/highway design, transit design, stormwater design. Our ideal candidate would be proficient with horizontal and vertical alignment design, utility relocations, coordination with structural engineers and other engineering disciplines, earthwork, quantity take-offs, specifications, and engineer’s estimates.

Our utilities team works on water, wastewater, and reclaimed water design, treatment, conveyance and pumping. More specific design responsibilities include preparing plans and specifications for the design and construction of water or wastewater systems, calculations, analysis and study-level reports for treatment, distribution, and collection systems, determining appropriate design methods, equipment sizing and selection and working directly with the owner and other project stakeholders.

Our stormwater team specializes in collection, treatment, pump stations and basin studies. Our ideal candidate would have knowledge and experience analyzing and designing storm drainage projects that meet water quality, green infrastructure, and sediment and erosion control criteria. There is potential for involvement in additional related work including stream restoration, hydraulic performance and scour evaluation at bridges, performance of channel stability and geomorphic assessments, flood control, and watershed issues.

We’re looking for someone who wants to cultivate relationships with existing and potential clients to pursue new projects.

One of the things our employees love most is the opportunity to do a variety of work including engineering design and plan production, overseeing and mentoring technical staff, participating in project proposal development, and collaborating with our survey and environmental departments.

Other Duties Include:

  • Coordinate projects with supervisor, project managers, and firm staff
  • Provide sketches and/or detailed layout information to design staff for incorporation into the construction drawings
  • Design, prepare and analyze preliminary and final plans in Autodesk Civil 3D, and Microstation/InRoads software.
  • Prepare and design street/highway improvement plans
  • Analyze maps, reports, drawings, as-builts for design projects
  • Develop reports, specifications and designs for projects
  • Develop, track and modify project schedules.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (or related field)
  • Professional Engineer in Washington State
  • 5+ years of relevant design experience with roadway and highway design
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as technical writing skills
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D and/or MicroStation/Inroads
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal design standards

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule

To Apply:

Please send a resume including three professional references and a letter of interest detailing how your qualifications meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to Lauren Behm, MPA, Business Development Manager: LBehm@skillings.com

Why Skillings:

We know a job is not just about the work, it is about the culture, values, and environment around you. Skillings strives to be bold, creative, and highly responsive to our clients. Our motivated team works hard to serve our clients needs and provide essential engineering and environmental services to our communities. We also believe that work should also be fun. We celebrate our successes, laugh and enjoy our work and each other. Skillings is a supportive employer focused on family values. Come join our team!

Project Manager

We currently have openings for a Project Manager in our Transportation, Utilities, and Stormwater groups.

Skillings, Inc. is a group of over 40 engineers, environmental professionals, surveyors, and support personnel, headquartered in Lacey. We have worked extensively in Washington State, and love collaborating with our local governments. Our mantra of Bold | Creative | Responsive translates to innovative yet practical solutions, excellent customer service for our clients, and a fun, motivating work environment.

Our engineering group is currently involved in several municipal and design-build projects, and our ideal candidate will bring their education and experience along with a collaborative spirit to hit the ground running on both current and upcoming projects.

Our transportation team specializes in corridor design, signalized and roundabout intersection design, traffic & roadway/highway design, transit design, stormwater design.

Our utilities team works on water, wastewater, and reclaimed water design, treatment, conveyance and pumping. More specific design responsibilities include preparing plans and specifications for the design and construction of water or wastewater systems, calculations, analysis and study-level reports for treatment, distribution, and collection systems, determining appropriate design methods, equipment sizing and selection and working directly with the owner and other project stakeholders.

Our stormwater team specializes in collection, treatment, pump stations and basin studies as well as hydraulic/hydrologic analysis and fish passage design.

We’re looking for someone who wants to cultivate relationships with existing and potential clients to pursue new projects.

One of the things our employees love most is the opportunity to do a variety of work including managing engineering design and plan production, overseeing and mentoring technical staff, participating in project proposal development, and collaborating with our survey and environmental departments.

Other Duties Include:

  • Plan, direct, and monitor all aspects of large multidiscipline transportation projects or medium-sized projects with high degree of technical complexity
  • Produce and coordinate scope, schedule, and budget for several projects concurrently
  • Conduct project meetings with internal staff and clients to solve technical challenges
  • Coordinate staffing and workload through project development to complete projects on schedule
  • Implement QA/QC procedures
  • Maintain professional engineering registration
  • Establish and maintain client relations and lead contractual, design and production meetings
  • Coordinate and execute marketing strategies with the Marketing Department
  • Supervise project staff
  • Provide engineering training and mentoring for junior staff
  • Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Professional Engineer Registration in Washington
  • 15+ years of Civil Engineering experience
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience
  • Demonstrated business development and strategic planning skills
  • Good communication, leadership, planning and mentoring skills
  • MS Office and MS Project experience is required
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active partner in both project and marketing work

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience on WSDOT Projects
  • Experience developing winning proposals
  • PMP

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule

To Apply:

Please send a resume including three professional references and a letter of interest detailing how your qualifications meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to Lauren Behm, MPA, Business Development Manager: LBehm@skillings.com

Why Skillings:

We know a job is not just about the work, it is about the culture, values, and environment around you. Skillings strives to be bold, creative, and highly responsive to our clients. Our motivated team works hard to serve our clients needs and provide essential engineering and environmental services to our communities. We also believe that work should also be fun. We celebrate our successes, laugh and enjoy our work and each other. Skillings is a supportive employer focused on family values. Come join our team!

Survey Party Chief

Skillings, Inc is a civil and environmental engineering and surveying firm headquartered in Lacey, WA for over 36 years.We believe in encouraging personal and professional growth, and we work hard at providing a solid structure with minimal organizational restrictions. We hire people who are creative, highly skilled, and who approach each job with integrity and in the best interest of the client. Skillings Lacey office works with public agencies, developers, contractors, and architects to provide civil engineering design and surveying for site and roadway improvements.

Skillings provides opportunity for professional growth from within a constantly learning and teaching environment focused on excellence. We work on many types of projects and several projects at once. It’s a fast paced environment that will provide opportunity to work with our staff of civil engineers and in-house surveyors on small and large design projects requiring the ability to think on your feet and communicate effectively. Our survey teams work directly with clients on a wide range of projects and are often viewed as the face of the company. This position provides opportunities to work in many unique and challenging environments. We promote decision-making at the level closest to the issue in order to most efficiently and effectively serve our clients, and to promote professional growth for our staff.

Skillings is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Description

Candidate must be able to perform field duties in a party chief capacity. The candidate should have knowledge in the maintenance of field equipment, setup, operations, and proper field procedures to ensure efficient and accurate field data collection, and add value to a cohesive survey team.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years Minimum Party Chief experience
  • High School Diploma / GED
  • Valid Driver’s License, and safe driving record
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Highly motivated
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead a crew or work alone with the appropriate field equipment
  • Ability to complete field projects the first time without unnecessary return trips
  • Ability to work effectively and maintain a good attitude with our field and office team
  • Ability to perform basic office function downloading and processing field data
  • Provide efficient, accurate, and complete survey field work
  • Take field notes including depiction sketches
  • Ability to maintain quality field procedures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Provide field calculations and construction staking
  • Provide equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Ability to train/mentor field technicians to effectively and efficiently accomplish the responsibilities described above
  • Ability to operate Topcon total station and GPS receivers.
  • Carlson Survey software and Civil 3d experience.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule
  • Remote work options (long term)
  • Reporting Center Remote for Covid19

 To Apply:

Please send a resume including three professional references and a letter of interest detailing how your qualifications meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities to: redwards@skillings.com

Why Skillings:

Skillings has always held their survey department at the utmost importance. We feel the support we get from having an inhouse survey department makes us valuable to our clients. Skillings provides experiences that create a lasting positive impact on our People, Clients, and Community. We believe that people are at their best when they have a purpose and are self-motivated from the core of their ideology. We believe in giving employees the opportunity to pursue and develop an area of expertise and practice that follows their passion and improves our team and culture. We believe in supporting these pursuits both professional and personally. This belief is at the core of our employees’ and Skillings’ success. We provide a competitive wage and encourage advancement within the company.

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