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Staff Engineer

Topeka or Kansas City, Kansas
Company: Latimer, Sommers, and Associates, P.A. (LSA)
Job Title: Staff Engineer
Job Classification: Hourly, Full-time
Work Schedule: 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday
Office Locations: Topeka, KS and Overland Park, KS

Position Summary:
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.
Required qualifications:
  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Understanding of drafting related measurements and geometry.
  • Experience/Education using Autodesk AutoCAD/Revit software.
  • Understanding of PC operating systems.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Software.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • 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 principles 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 work 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 accommodation 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:
    • Occasionally sit.
    • Frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • Read computer screens and mail, email, talk on the phone.
    • Occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) lbs.
    • Occasionally travel.
    • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Work Environment
  • Professional environment in an office setting; and
  • Interaction with staff and customers.
What We Offer: 
  • 401k retirement plan – company matching program and profit sharing (eligibility after 1 year)
  • Health insurance – company provided premium reimbursement (variable per employment time)
  • Dental insurance – company provided premium reimbursement.
  • Flexible spending account with Medical and Dependent Care coverage
  • Company paid Life Insurance, Long Term Disability and Accidental Death Policies
  • Company sponsored events and team building activities.
  • Office sports league team
  • Paid vacation time
  • Potential remote work options after appropriate training period

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