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Staff Engineer

Topeka, Kansas
Company: Latimer, Sommers and Associates, P.A.
Position: Staff Engineer
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-Time
Reports To:  Partners

Job Overview:
The Staff Engineer is responsible for representing Latimer, Sommers and Associates, P.A. (LSA) in a professional manner to our field and the community. This position is also responsible for researching, designing, and administering various projects at our Topeka and/or Kansas City office locations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepares drawings and specifications to ensure that systems’ installation and operations meets the owner needs, is coordinated with other design professionals and conforms to standards and customer requirements.
  • Operates computer-assisted engineering and design software to perform engineering tasks.
  • Confers with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects.
  • Directs and coordinates drafting and secretarial staff to ensure a quality end product is presented to authorities, other design professionals, contractors and owners on time and within given budgets.
  • Performs detailed calculations to compute and establish design criteria and sizes of various system components.
  • Investigates customer or public complaints, determines nature and extent of problem and recommends remedial measures. Partners will be notified immediately of any such issues.
  • Performs all additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Partners.
  • Be present at the office or as assigned from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at a minimum.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in mechanical, electrical, or architectural engineering from an accredited college or university; and
  • Relevant work experience preferred with a consulting firm or similar tasks.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to take direction from senior staff.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal staff including engineers, drafting and administrative personnel.
  • Ability to provide documentation, detailed instructions, drawings and specifications to inform others about how systems are to be constructed, assembled, modified, maintained and used.
  • Ability to think critically and use logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions and approaches to problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work efficiently with attention to detail and quality of work produced.
  • Ability to prepare reports with accurate mathematical data and graphs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to make decisions while exhibiting sound and accurate judgment.
  • Ability to set goals and objectives with the motivation to overcome challenging obstacles.
  • Completes a daily timesheet reflecting the hours worked on specific projects.
  • Occasionally works overtime to meet demands.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Professional approach and appearance.
 Physical Demands
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
    1. Occasionally sit
    2. Frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    3. Read computer screens and mail, email, talk on the phone.
    4. Occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) lbs.
    5. Occasionally travel.
    6. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
 Work Environment
  • Professional environment in an office setting; and
  • Interaction with staff and customers.
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