Hinton Human Capital, an emerging leader in executive search and staffing for Green, Environmental and Infrastructure industries is now searching for a Sr.Civil Engineer/Project Manager for a international engineering consulting firm in Jacksonville, FL. The ideal candidate for this position will have at least 10 years of demonstrated consulting experience in the following areas:
Demonstrated technical and project management experience in design of ports, harbor and marine structures
Experience coordinating and managing design teams on large scale projects
Ability to work closely with clients, regulators and contractors on design and regulatory issues
Ability to act as subject matter expert on marine projects within company
BS degree in Civil, Geotechnical or Structural Engineering
MS degree is strongly preferred
PE license in State of Florida is required within 6 months
Someone once told me “if you want to find jobs or any opportunity in America – follow the money” $46 Billion is headed to US Port expansion on the east coast. Jobs anyone?
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The Ripple Effect On Jobs
U.S. port authorities and their private-sector partners are planning to invest up to $46 billion over the next five years in capital improvements in their marine operations and other properties, according to a recent survey by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). These projects are being done in response to the widening of the Panama Canal which will bring larger cargo ships and oil tankers to the east coast.
What these investments mean to you and me is simple: More jobs. Let me explain. In order for these facilities to handle the increased freight traffic every bridge, building, railway, road and tunnel for miles around the port must be upgraded. Congress is already considering a national transportation bill which will allocate federal monies for states to improve transportation infrastructure. The public and private investment into infrastructure upgrades could create thousands of long term jobs and stimulate thousands more through demand. For more information see the article below
A Hot Jobs for Civil Engineers and Other Careers
Here is a partial list of jobs that could be created:
Architect: Designs buildings
Building Information Modeler/CAD: assists architects and engineers by “drawing” structures with software.
Civil Engineers: Design roads, bridges, tunnels and utilities
Construction Management and Inspectors: Deal with construction issues
Environmental engineers and scientists: Deal with environmental compliance issues such as air and water quality.
Field workers/Trades: Do the “hands on” work of building
Here are the Up And Coming Areas of Civil Engineering we will cover over our series of posts.
Ports, Harbors & Off Shore Facilities
Storm Water & flood Mitigation
Dams & Levees
Power Grid & Pipeline Infrastructure
Drinking & Wastewater Infrastructure
Why You Will Benefit From These Posts
The main reason job seekers will benefit from reading these posts is that large scale and long term civil engineering projects tend to create additional local jobs in their “ripple effect”. For example: The metro Atlanta area is voting on a $6 billion transportation bill to alleviate its major congestion problems. Projects like these could produce hundred or thousands of jobs in the following indusries:
Construction & labor Staffing
Concrete/asphalt & aggregate
Restaurants & food stores (These people do eat lunch)
Banking & retail
and many more.
We will cover these details of how civil engineering projects create job growth more in depth as we go along.