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TERRACON INC Engineering Assistant in DES MOINES, Iowa

See Terracon's Safety Response to Covid-19 belowJob DescriptionGeneral Responsibilities:Partner with and provide support to engineering and environmental staff on current and future projects. Perform administrative tasks of a technical nature related to specific engineering or environmental projects, draft specific written report sections, and track project status and related contracts.Essential Roles and Responsibilities:Prepare specific written report sections and associated drawings and attachments.Draft proposals and fee estimates for standard or routine projects.Maintain updates to project status including subtask timelines and deliverable dates including financials.Draft, track and maintain project change orders.Perform project registration and invoicing tasks.Maintain inventory of contracts for each project including status and ensuring signed contract is on file.May prepare request for information responses regarding design changes.May assist with utility locating services and clearances.May perform other engineering support tasks including development of drawings and directives for proposed boring and test pit locations and plans, preparation of boring and test pit logs and coordination of drilling, and field classification of soil and rock samples.Schedule and communicate with the client regarding project report status and delivery schedule.Follow safety rules, guidelines and standards for all projects. Participate in pre-task planning. Report any safety issues or concerns to management.Be responsible for maintaining quality standards on all projects.Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, Environmental Science or related field and 2 years' experience in engineering/scientific support role. Or, in lieu of a degree, a minimum of 6 years' related experience.Experience with gINT Geotechnical software and AutoCAD LT preferred.Valid driver's license with acceptable violation history.Terracon's Safety Response to COVID-19Committed to Our Employee Safety!Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you! Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It's that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being "Best at People," here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as wellRequiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projectsEmpowering employees to speak up and say "no" to working in unsafe conditionsProviding an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closuresOffering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for othersLoad leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeabilityEnsuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kitsUtilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to dronesFollowing all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labsImplementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortagesIf your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, an