Project Design Unit Associate Engineer

Project Design Unit Associate Engineer

Job category: Engineer

Job Type: Full Time

Jefferson City, Missouri

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Job Description:

Why you’ll love this position:

As a part of the Project Design Unit, you will work on a wide variety of facilities, across the state of Missouri, performing engineering related fieldwork, communicating with client agencies about their facility goals, and independently translating those goals into drawings and specifications for facility related construction projects. Candidates will be able to independently utilize their expertise in using AutoCAD Computer Aided Design and Drafting software to prepare construction drawings as well as work with an engineering project team to develop project documents. This position will personally interact with a wide variety of client agencies and contractors during design and construction to ensure projects are completed in a manner that meets the client agency goals.

What you’ll do:

  • Develop engineering projects independently and as a member of a project team in order to meet project schedules and deadlines. Communicate technical information and directives to individual contributors.
  • Meet with client agencies to develop facility related project goals and provide regular updates to clients on the progress of projects.
  • Review the work, resolve conflicts and provide scheduling control of engineering project assignments including: drawing quality (using CAD standards using relevant codes, products and standards), specification quality (using CSI format), cost estimate quality (using RS Means format), overall review of construction administration phase activities and project delivery requirements.
  • For assigned projects, independently perform field work verification of existing facility conditions. Translate field data and related design calculations, into sketches to be assigned to a CAD Technician, or self-prepare AutoCAD drawings, for use in 1) bidding (construction services procurement) and 2) for use during construction by a contractor performing the
  • Participate in management of the construction phase of projects, by reviewing contractor’s shop drawings, verifying contractor’s compliance with the construction drawings and specifications, and complete the designer certification of contractor pay applications and contractor requests for Change
  • Create and edit technical specifications in the CSI industry standard format and prepare estimates of construction cost based on published RS Means cost data.

All you need for success:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Degree with a focus in engineering/engineering technology or related field
  • Working knowledge of software resources such as Autocad, RS MEANS, Word and Excel.
  • Working knowledge of building codes and design standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • More than one year of relevant experience in the engineering industry.

More reasons to love this position:

The State of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package that includes a defined pension plan, generous amounts of leave and holiday time, and eligibility for health insurance coverage. Your total compensation is more than the dollars you receive in your paycheck. To help demonstrate the value of working for the State of Missouri, we have created an interactive Total Compensation Calculator. This tool provides a comprehensive view of benefits and more that are offered to prospective employees. The Total Compensation Calculator and other applicant resources can be found here.

If you have questions about this position please contact:

The Project Design Unit Supervisor, Brad Schaefer at or 573-526-0136


The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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