New Civil Engineer Hired

Girard Engineering is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. George Adom as Junior Civil Engineer. A recipient of a Masters of george pic for local paperApplied Science in Civil Engineering from Carleton University, George has had international experience in project management, consulting, design and development in various engineering projects. Teaching at Carleton University, George comes to Girard Engineering with an extraordinary skill set that he will be able to draw upon immediately to assist clients with their various projects.

Among his skills are:

  • Reviewing and interpreting project designs, layouts and shop drawings and write engineering reports/proposals
  • Administering project functions (scheduling, managing subcontractors, document control, etc.)
  • Performing calculations and designing infrastructure using software such as Civil3D, AutoCAD, Micro Station, etc.
  • Proficiency in design software (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, GIS systems, Micro Station, In Roads)
  • Modelling and analysis of structures using GeoStudio, Slope W, Abaqus, LSDyna, LPiles and Help
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.), Primavera P6 and SPSS
  • Monitoring construction inspections and analyzing results and data
  • Understanding the use of instruments (i.e. surveying – Total Station, GPS and level instruments)
  • Conducting laboratory and field investigations on materials used in construction projects
  • Preparing estimates (taking-off), labor and cost reports for tendering

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Structural Engineers Must Do’s

The structural integrity of a building is the most crucial element where safety is concerned so it is essential for structural engineers to get all of the details right. There are many intricacies to the process and it requires a dedicated, meticulous mind to attain perfection.

1) Basics

Structural engineers require a meticulous approach and special kind of mind and it starts with a commitment to the basics. Basic what? The basics include remaining up to par with mathematical nuances, drafting abilities, and overall precision.

2) Computer Skills

Structural engineers need to be computer literate and be willing to keep their computer skills upgraded. Not only does one have to be sound with computers, but be able to

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Civil Engineer Job Posting

Girard Engineering currently has available a civil engineer job posting for the position of Junior Civil Engineer. Please forward resume, cover letter and references by e-mail to Drew Fallowfield.

Languages: English

Education: Bachelor’s degree

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.):
Soon to be registered as a Professional Engineer; Registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association; Eligible for registration as a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) by a provincial or territorial association

Experience: 3 years or more

Area of Work Experience: Quality assurance or control; Inspection of facilities; Design; Drawing review, Code review and Standards Review

Area of Specialization: Construction; Structural engineering, Municipal engineering, Site engineering, Drainage & Storm water management

Work Setting: Small consulting engineering firm

Specific Skills: Supervise technicians and technologists and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates; Confer with clients and other members of the engineering team and conduct research to determine project requirements; Plan and design civil projects such as buildings, roads, water and waste management systems and structural fabrications; Evaluate and recommend appropriate building and construction materials; Interpret, review and approve survey and civil design work; Conduct field services for civil works; Ensure construction plans meet guidelines and specifications of building codes and other regulations; Establish and monitor construction work schedules; Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, able to interpret and integrate environmental impact studies or other investigations; Conduct technical analyses of survey and field data for development of topographic, soil, hydrological or other information and prepare reports; Act as project or site supervisor for land survey or construction work; Prepare project estimates and review and evaluate tenders for construction projects

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Attention to detail; Ability to distinguish between colours; Sound discrimination; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Medium workload; Tight deadlines; Overtime may be required during peak season

Computer and Technology Knowledge: AutoCAD; Revitt; Data analysis software; MS Office; Structural software packages

Personal Suitability: Effective interpersonal skills; Accurate; Team player; Excellent oral communication; Excellent written communication; Sound judgement; Organized