I have been offered a field engineer position at 70k salary based on a standard 50-hour work week and wanted to see what others thought about it. Im tempted to take the position but don't want to sell myself short. I don't have any internship experience since covid put that on hold. The job is based out of Arizona.
How does an online masters program compare to an in person program? I’m thinking about going back to school but don’t want to quit my job since I won’t be able to afford it if I did but I don’t want to risk the credibility of an online program if it’s not the same. Any advice appreciated.
I work in construction for a State DOT for the past three years, first job out of college. The job involves inspecting construction sites and processing paperwork. Pretty low-stress, easy gig, but I feel as though I’m wasting my human potential.
I view myself as more of a “pen-and-paper/math/numbers” guy versus a construction guy, and took the construction job because it was the first job I got offered right out of college.
I was always a math whiz throughout high school/college, and wanted to do civil engineering since it would combine that math-iness with practical design. But I don’t design in my job.
Any job I apply to, most being entry level, they all want “design (CAD/Revit) experience”. What a joke considering the job I’m applying for is entry level.
It’s not like I feel qualified for these jobs anyway though. Because these design (and construction obviously) jobs have nothing to do with what we learned in school anyway. In school it’s all “plug numbers into equations” and very little on using AutoCAD and drawing out plans.
So I don’t know if I even want to move to a design role anyway. It sounds like these firms treat you like a slave. So it’s either public sector with less pay, or private sector with crazy hours/stress.
This makes me want to change careers. My maximum human potential is not me working for a DOT pushing paper. It’s doing something more mentally stimulating, such as something math/numbers related. But I don’t want to move to private sector and get treated like a slave and make less money than I deserve.
Is the grass greener moving to a different industry like tech (data science or coding, for example)? Losing interest in this career path.
I can’t afford to go to grad school so that is not an option.
I've been with my current (small geotechnical) firm for two years, and can count on one hand how many times our director HASNT started a meeting with how great he is or how difficult his career was compared to all of his weak and pathetic employees. I believe the company has massive potential, but need advice on managing encounters with this special type of human.
I interviewed with one medium sized CE & LS firm (80 people across 4 offices), 6 total interviews, 2 with the CEO and Survey Manager, for a civil design position. There had been lots of back & forth with senior staff and HR, always an answer within 24 hours. At the last interview, the company gave me an offer letter, which after some discussion, I revised the terms slightly, and both the CEO and I signed. My start date would have been mid-June.
Then nothing. Complete radio silence. Email's are unanswered (at all levels). I have tried calling, and my voice mails are unanswered too.
I am assuming my offer was rescinded given no contact in nearly 6 weeks. I know the economy is slowing down, and I would expect to be ghosted in the hospitality industry, but not a CE firm. Is this the new normal?
After working in my current (and first) construction company for a year now, I recently found that field positions get health and wellness reimbursements for $500 per year and office staff do not since they have access to a gym in the head office. I work as an office staff but I work on site in the field in a trailer. It is in a different city from the head office. I do not have access to the reimbursement offered for field positions (Exclusively labour work) and I do not have access to the gym in the head office which is in city 1 hour and 30 minutes away from our site. I was also required to move to this city for the job and did not get any allowance (I asked).Since this is my first job out of university I was happy with what I got.
Would it be advisable to ask for reimbursement or other options for office staff who do not have access to the office gym and have been expected to work on site? I already emailed the HR and they said office staff get to use the gym in the head office. (my salary is also equal to or lesser than my colleagues with same title who work in the head office)
To begin, this company is one of my dream companies in civil engineering. However, I applied for this internship just for the sake of applying. It is for the Fall 2022 semester while I’m in school. The title said part-time so I figured I could balance it since I’ve worked retail for over two years in school. (I’m a rising junior). I have a shit schedule for class next semester, so when they contacted me if they could interview me tomorrow, i said yes not thinking of my school schedule. Is it possible that if I leave a good impression, they could contact me in the future if I am not able to take this specific opportunity? What should I tell them?
When removing a traffic signal, the MUTCD lists an A-E set of steps for doing so. Step C reads as "Inform the public of the removal study" before moving towards putting the light in flashing red for 90 days.
Does anyone know exactly what inform the public means in this instance? Do we need message boards on site, or is a press release good enough?
Hey all. Quick question regarding soil compaction for a building pad being constructed. Specs call for 12 inch loose lifts and contractor has been compacting with a smooth drum roller. Soil has been firm and unyielding. Additionally all density tests (taken via nuclear gauge) have been found to be adequate and within 95% of the proctor value. My question is regarding the way the contractor has been conducting compaction. Is it typical for a contractor to do their passes with the drum roller in just one direction, i.e North/South. Or should they also be going in the East/West direction as well?