Position Available: Civil Engineer

Help wanted: Civil Engineer

We’re looking for someone who loves infrastructure! Specifically, someone who would like to transition into project management for municipal projects such as drinking water and sanitary sewer.  Position responsibilities:

  • Provide technical planning, design and construction support on various municipal projects that may include sewers, water mains, pump station, water treatment, stormwater, hydraulic analysis, and/or other wastewater projects
  • Attend client, public, project and staff meetings including client progress, plan review, pre-construction, etc.
  • Assist project managers and promote sales and conduct business development activities to cultivate new and existing client relationships in the local municipal and transportation market
  • Additional duties include:
    • reviewing scope, budget, and schedule of new project tasks
    • proposal preparation
    • training of younger staff
    • engineering calculations and supporting analysis of alternatives
    • feasibility, design reports and construction plans using local and state standards
    • plans and specifications
    • permit submittals
    • preliminary project cost estimates and evaluate quantities

Experience

Minimum ten (10) years of progressive work experience in the Civil Engineering field and State of Michigan professional engineer’s license. Experience working (studies, design and construction) with varying funding mechanisms and formats including MEDC CDBG, USDA, DWRF, SRF, etc.

Education
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering and/or Environmental from an accredited college or university and possess a Professional Engineers License in the State of Michigan. Proficient in hydraulic modeling programs including WaterCAD / GEMS, SewerCAD. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Contact:

Melanie Nickerson

Phone:

231.946.5874

Email

Position Available: Civil Engineer

Position Available – Testing Technician

Construction, Engineering & Material Testing Tech

Duties include testing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of construction projects such as sanitary sewer, water main, roads and parking lots.  Certifications desired (but not required): MI Certified Aggregate, MI Bituminous Level 1, MDOT Certified Density, MCA & ACI Field Testing Level 1, DEQ Stormwater Control. EOE

To apply email your resume and salary requirements or mail a set to:

GFA Human Resources

Attn: Melanie Nickerson

PO Box 927

Traverse City, MI 49685

Position Available – Testing Technician

Positions Available – Development, CAD, Municipal

Come join our team in one of America’s favorite small towns!

Land Development

This position will involve direct responsibility for land and site development design projects, including performing and overseeing project design, coordinating with governmental entities, and interacting with clients.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is familiar with the northern Michigan market, a working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D design software and all associated permitting regulations, and also has the willingness and ability to strengthen and develop relationships with clients.

Candidates must have:
• Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering
• PE License in Michigan
• 10+ years of experience in land development design
• Experience interfacing with clients on a regular basis
• Strong project management experience

This position will involve direct responsibility for municipal projects related to all conventional aspects of water and sanitary sewer projects, including performing and overseeing project design, coordinating with governmental entities, and interacting with clients.

Municipal

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is familiar with the northern Michigan market, a working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D design software and all associated permitting regulations, and also has the willingness and ability to strengthen and develop relationships with clients.

Candidates must have:
• Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering
• PE License in Michigan
• 10+ years of experience in sewer and water main, pump stations, water treatment, stormwater, hydraulic analysis and other waste water projects
• Experience interfacing with clients on a regular basis
• Strong project management experience

 

CAD Technician

Join an expanding Civil engineering company in Traverse City, Michigan. Gourdie-Fraser Inc. seeks a Civil CAD Technician to support our growing Engineering operations. The Civil Cad Technician will be responsible for direct support in Engineering design mapping and Site plans, The primary function of the Civil Engineering Tech is to provide cad support to Project engineers by developing cad drawings from engineering concepts. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 5 years experience with Autocad Civil3D.

If interested in any of the positions listed, please email a cover letter noting the position of interest, along with a resume and salary expectations. Established in 1948, GFA is a local employee-owned business that offers excellent pay, benefits, and a comfortable downtown work environment. EOE.

Positions Available – Development, CAD, Municipal

Happy SepticSmart Week!

Governor Rick Snyder has proclaimed September 18-22, 2017 as SepticSmart Week to encourage homeowners and communities to properly maintain their septic systems.

More than 1.3 million homes and businesses in Michigan depend on septic systems to treat wastewater. If not maintained, failing septic systems can contaminate groundwater and harm the environment by releasing bacteria, viruses, and household toxics to local waterways. Proper septic system maintenance protects public health, the environment, and saves the homeowner money through avoided costly repairs.

Simple tips for homeowners:

  • Protect It and Inspect It: Homeowners should generally have their system inspected every three years by a qualified professional or according to their state or local health department’s recommendations. Tanks should be pumped when necessary, typically every three to five years.
  • Think at the Sink: Avoid pouring fats, grease, and solids down the drain. These substances can clog a system’s pipes and drainfield.
  • Don’t Overload the Commode: Only put things in the drain or toilet that belong there. For example, coffee grounds, dental floss, disposable diapers and wipes, feminine hygiene products, cigarette butts, and cat litter can all clog and potentially damage septic systems.
  • Don’t Strain Your Drain: Be water-efficient and spread out water use. Fix plumbing leaks and install faucet aerators and water-efficient products. Spread out laundry and dishwasher loads throughout the day – too much water at once can overload a system that hasn’t been pumped recently.
  • Shield Your Field: Remind guests not to park or drive on a system’s drainfield, where the vehicle’s weight could damage buried pipes or disrupt underground flow.
  • Pump your Tank: Routinely pumping your tank can prevent your septic system from premature failure, which can lead to groundwater contamination.
  • Test Your Drinking Water Well: If septic systems aren’t properly maintained, leaks can contaminate well water. Testing your drinking water well is the best way to ensure your well water is free from contaminates.

EPA’s SepticSmart Program educates homeowners about proper septic system care and maintenance all year long. In addition, it serves as an online resource for industry practitioners, local governments, and community organizations, providing access to tools to educate clients and residents.

For information on SepticSmart Week or tips on how to properly maintain your septic system, visit EPA’s website for septic (http://www.epa.gov/septic).

Happy SepticSmart Week!