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Civil Engineer-in-Training (EIT)

Job Description

The Civil Engineer-in-training (EIT) works with the Project Manager, Professional Engineers, Designers, and Drafters on private residential/commercial development projects and public municipal projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

This position essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Run hydrologic models to analyze and size stormwater facilities and pipe systems.
  • Coordinate with review agencies, subconsultants, and clients.
  • Prepare plans and project documents.
  • Ensure technical accuracy, standard engineering practices, and inclusion of appropriate documentation on various reports and design projects.
  • Evaluate engineering alternatives and resolve technical issues.
  • Perform engineering interpretation of specifications and drawings, recommend and document design modifications, and coordinate with the design team.
  • Make independent assessment of engineering problems and recommend solutions.
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute work in a safe, timely, cost effective, and compliant manner.
  • Research and follow jurisdictional requirements unique to each project.
  • Investigate and document downstream drainage systems in the field.
  • Perform quantity take-offs.
  • Use Autodesk Civil 3D to design plan and profile views for roadways, grading, and utilities including storm drainage facilities, sanitary sewer systems, and water distribution systems.
  • Perform complex mathematical calculations that require extensive knowledge of calculus, trigonometry, and geometry.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Strong research and report writing skills.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Thorough understanding of land development industry and the role of Civil Engineering in it.
  • Ability to interact positively and professionally with other employees, clients and industry professionals.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in all his/her work.
  • Ability to learn and retain new information quickly.
  • Dependability and thoroughness.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering from a four-year college or university.
  • 1-4 years of experience in private land development consulting and design in the Puget Sound area, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Working knowledge of Autodesk Civil3d and the ability to learn new software.
  • Working knowledge of hydrologic modeling software such as KCRTS, WWHM3, or WWHM2012; MGSFlood; and StormShed to analyze and size stormwater facilities and pipe systems.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment such as telephones, computers, fax, and copy machines.

Board of Engineer’s Engineering-in-Training certification (or equivalent).


Define problems, collect and establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and deal with abstract and concrete variables. Distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical decisions. Provide solutions to individual and company problems.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operational instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of clients or employees and present information to Blueline’s leadership group.


Ability to understand three-dimensional concepts and statistical data in practice. Ability to apply general algebra theories to create practical design solutions.




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