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Belt Collins

Civil Engineer I


Primary Purpose::

Under the general supervision of a higher level technical employee, the Civil Engineer I performs general civil engineering work, carrying out design calculations, developing technical details, conducting site observation visits, and preparing designs documents and engineering reports. Application of general knowledge of physical sciences, mathematics and underlying civil engineering, and specialized knowledge of fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrology, pipe design, wastewater collection and treatment, water distribution and treatment, transportation, and surveying.

Essential Duties/Functions:

  • Performs Civil CADD (computer aided drafting and design) using AutoCAD and Civil 3D; effectively communicate with team members; able to follow written/oral instructions; complete work in a timely manner; assist licensed civil engineers with project design work by conducting studies and research, and compiling figures.
  • Learns the principles, techniques, laws, methodology and processes pertinent to civil engineering work.
  • Becomes familiar with the location and use of reference and resource materials, files and related records.
  • Assists in the design of site grading, culverts, pipelines, drainage improvements, sewers, water systems, sidewalks, highways and building site layout by checking applicable design standards and regulations, completing computations, preparing construction plans, developing details, and coordinating on preparing final working drawings and material specifications.
  • Prepares designs for simple to moderately complex engineering projects.
  • Reviews construction contractor submittals materials for conformance to specifications.
  • Makes field measurements and obtains design data.
  • Prepares quantity take-offs and prepares opinions of probable construction costs.
  • Assists in the preparation of contract documents, specifications and plans for projects.
  • Assists in preparing engineering reports and studies.
  • Visits project sites and attends meetings to gain information and knowledge for the development and completion of projects assigned.
  • Interacts with staff, project design teams, general public, officials, contractors and community organizations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:


  • Good knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering, land surveying; and the methods and equipment used in construction
  • Ability to perform designing and drafting assignments using AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Ability to interpret specification and contract requirements
  • Ability to do mathematical computations as applied to engineering problems
  • Ability to effectively use computer applications such as CAD programs, spreadsheets, word processing, email and database software
  • Ability to do engineering drafting and simple to moderately complex design work; interpret plans, specifications and land descriptions; prepare maps, plans, profiles and cross-sections.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills required
  • Ability to interface well and work effectively in a team environment; willingness to learn and support project management activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required.


  • Previous internship or work experience in a design engineering firm preferable.

Working Condition:

  • Monday through Friday (office hours 7:30 am to 4:30 pm).
  • Some evenings and weekends as needed.

Tools and Technology Used:

  • Desktop computer
  • Computer aided design (CAD) software
  • Spreadsheet and word processing software

Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, projects, and schedules.
  • Ability to respond quickly to rush projects, multiple deadlines or emergencies.
  • Ability to work in a team setting and get along well with others; work with accuracy; reliability; resourcefulness; good judgment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and over the telephone.
  • Occasionally requires bending and lifting/transporting of moderately heavy objects; up to 30lbs
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
  • General vision, hearing, speech, walking and standing required. Turning, twisting, kneeling, and bending performed.
  • Requires alertness to respond to audio and visual cues from the environment, including computers, calculators, telephone systems and other staff members.

Contact Info: 

Interested parties please send your detailed resume and a cover letter in word or pdf file, via email at Please quote the job title on your email subject line.

Belt Collins Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and reference checks.

All information collected is for recruitment purpose only.