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Engineer In Training (EI)

Engineer In Training (EI)

Full-Time, Entry Level

Location: Tulsa, OK

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CEC is a privately-held engineering firm, serving both public entities and private developers. We offer extensive services, which allow us to be involved with projects from conception to design, to construction. Our focus is to eliminate aging infrastructure and drive community growth through innovative and collaborative engineering design. CEC is a Top Workplace that offers excellent benefits, professional development and growth opportunities for employees.


  • Under limited supervision, observes construction work and submits detailed daily documentation of contractor activities and progress, materials quantities, site visitors, instructions given, and conditions that may relate to change order items.
  • Researches and interprets contract requirements to determine whether construction work is performed in substantial compliance with plans, specifications and special provisions.
  • Identifies and troubleshoots potential problems to the contractor and Resident Engineer (RE), and keeps RE and Practice Leader informed of progress of project.
  • Provides technical support and input in the resolution of project constructability issues.
  • Inspects materials and components of roadway and/or bridge projects, work in progress, and finished construction to ensure all applicable standards and safety codes are met.
  • Coordinates project testing lab resources to ensure quality assurance testing is performed per contract requirements.
  • Interprets and applies contract requirements for administration of pay applications, change orders, and other construction documents.
  • Reviews shop drawings, manuals, guarantees, bonds and other project and post-construction submittals for approval and disposition.
  • Develops, fosters and maintains client and contractor relationships.
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicle in good working condition and reports problems or repairs needed in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Technical capacity
  • Communication proficiency
  • Project management


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in engineering from four-year college or university.
  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam passed, earning E.I. designation.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • English language skills:  ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, managers, clients, vendors and the public.
  • Mathematical skills:  ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning skills: ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.  Microsoft Office proficiency preferred.
  • Organizational skills:  ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.


  • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily technical nature.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and using hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, including over uneven or rough surfaces.
  • Ability to occasionally bend, crouch or stoop.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 25 pounds occasionally.


  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.).
  • Requires use of personal protective equipment.


  • Normal schedule Monday through Friday; occasional weekends.
  • Variable work hours as projects dictate (occasional 10- to 12-hour days).

This position includes safety-sensitive job functions, and random screenings will be conducted in accordance with CEC’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.

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CEC is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.