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TERRACON INC Engineering Assistant in DES MOINES, Iowa

See Terracon's Safety Response to Covid-19 belowJob DescriptionAt Terracon, our more than 5,000 employee-owners in offices across the U.S. bring their curiosity and big ideas to deliver great work - together - for our clients.We share a common vision: To be the best at people - from hiring great employees and supporting their career growth, to serving our clients with courage and integrity - and to be leaders in innovation, helping to shape the future of our company, our industry, and our communities.Are you highly detailed oriented, have strong project management skills, and enjoy being the glue that holds things together? If so, we have have a great opportunity for you!Our Des Moines, IA office is looking to add an Engineering Assistant to the team. In this role you will work closely with the geotechnical team members to keep their project moving along in a timely manner. Essential Roles and Responsibilities:Assist Department Manager in many aspects of GEO Department tasks/activities.Register all Proposals for GEO Department, putting all docs in folder, creating Agreement for Services/Task Order.Register all Projects for GEO Department, putting all docs in respective folders.Update all fields in Client Portal, add excerpts, proposed borings, boundary and overlay.Send request for client engaged kick off meeting to Project contact,Generate all invoices for GEO Department,Enter boring log details in database, update as neededSubmit all contracts to Legal, including Contracts Submittal Form, negotiations with client, finalize contract with Legal for client.Primary contact for invoicing and account payable system; follow up on outstanding payablesReview and update Project tracking log during GEO Staff meeting and when milestones are completed.Assist Sr. VP/GC Division Manager with certain National Accounts and special assignments/projects.Assist Office Manager with special assignments/projects.Research large scale projects in the area, send to Management team for further research.Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, 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 w