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Construction Engineer (Transportation) - Entry-Level

Basis Partners

Colorado Springs, colorado

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Are you interested in applying your Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology degree in the field of Transportation Construction as you pursue your Engineer Intern (EI/EIT) or Professional Engineering (PE) license?

Basis is looking for an early career level Construction Engineer to join our growing Construction Inspection and Management practice team based out of Colorado Springs. As a Construction Engineer, you will build the foundation of your career through practical field experience, coaching, mentoring, and training. The position is a blend of technical, administrative, and heavy field experience.

The focus will be on understanding and applying construction management processes, documentation, administration, and learning relevant terminology while performing construction inspection and management duties on projects in the transportation sector including roadways, bridges, utilities, and drainageways. As the position works beyond initial training, the Construction Engineer will take responsibility for inspecting construction activity to ensure compliance with permits, codes, standards, and contract documents while also developing the necessary collaboration, coordination, and communication skills with project stakeholders.

Your evolution as a Construction Engineer:

On day one, you will be doing work that matters alongside other talented team members. You will be building and transforming your skills by managing and supporting critical functions of a Construction Inspector role.

A foundational aspect to the project will require you to read and understand contract documents, design plans, site layouts, specifications, shop drawings, and construction methods to ensure compliance to the legal requirements, project requirements, and safety regulations as you observe the construction process from start to finish on a day-to-day basis. Understanding and interpreting contract documents will be your foundation for converting contract and other documents to practical problem solving in real time in the field.

Documenting construction activities and other important information daily throughout the project will help you learn, in a very practical manner, the construction flow of a project while also helping you develop observation and writing skills.

You will gain knowledge and skills in applying the appropriate technology and tools used in transportation construction projects such as:

  • Becoming proficient with Microsoft Office suite, cloud-based file servers, and GIS asset management software
  • Consistently use digital tools such as Excel workbooks and Bluebeam for explanation of pay quantities and variations from plan quantities
  • Using standard inspection tools including measuring tape, smart level, measuring wheel, soils probe, and mobile devices

You will develop hands on skills in evaluating construction materials (such as concrete, aggregates, pavements, and soils) and measuring dimensions and elevations against design plans and schematics, etc. by:

  • measuring and documenting construction quantities for payment per contract terms using basic mathematics and geometry
  • coordinating with third-party materials technicians for quality assurance testing.

Safety is an important aspect of this role as well. You will help ensure a safe work environment by learning, applying, and modeling safety best practices while continuously identifying, anticipating, and preventing safety, health, and hazard concerns by surveying environmental, operational, and occupational conditions while on construction site.


B.S. Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology

0-2 years’ experience in civil engineering (preferred)

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certification or in-process is preferred with the expectation of sitting for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) exam soon after

Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite particularly excel

Excellent written and oral communication skills including technical writing (preferred)

Mature interpersonal skills and problem solving ability

Excellent organizational skills

Self-motivated to meet individual goals and maintain accountability in a team environment


Basis Partners' purpose is to empower our team and create an environment where everyone can succeed at work while living happy and healthy lives. We have built a culture, work environment, and benefits package to support that purpose!

  • 401(k) with employer match (Roth and Traditional options)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Health savings account with Basis contribution
  • Dependent care flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance (short term and long term)
  • Company-paid life insurance and buy up provision
  • Paid time off (PTO and Holiday)
  • Parental leave (pregnancy and parental)
  • Training and career progression to support and encourage you throughout the different stages of your career goals
  • Relocation assistance available
  • Company provided vehicle for field assignments

Compensation range: $32.70-$38.50 (FLSA Non-Exempt). This is an estimated pay range. Final pay rate will be determined based on internal equity, internal salary ranges, job related skills, experience, qualifications, and market conditions.

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