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SAM LLC Engineer-In-Training in Dallas, Texas

Who We Are

SAM is the nation’s largest combined geospatial solutions and inspection service provider in the industry. We use the industry’s most advanced software and hardware for collecting and analyzing complex spatial data across a wide range of markets and scientific disciplines. Our national reach, expertise, and applied technologies uniquely equip us to capture physical environments from coast to coast — delivering practical insights and high-quality spatial data with unrivaled speed and accuracy.

Your Impact at SAM

Engineer-In-Training serves as a point of contact for construction contractor and client field representative for highway and/or bridge construction. Under direction of an Engineer, provides recommendations to client regarding work progress and requests for payment. May provide oversight and review of SiteManager activities to ensure compliance with contract. Requires successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE). Work requires contact with client, typically a governmental agency and private entities including construction contractors, and management of CEI personnel activities.

  • Review and interpret plans, specifications, construction schedules and other construction documents for clarity, completeness, sequence and constructability

  • Foster continuous coordination between all stakeholders

  • Assist the CEI project manager in organizing and conducting the pre-construction meetings

  • Coordinate with project manager to monitor CEI budget. Take corrective action as required to manage both staffing and schedule

  • Monitor construction activities including work zone traffic control

  • Track construction, including material on hand. Review daily work reports of Inspection Staff for thoroughness and accuracy

  • Evaluate and make recommendations to project manager regarding contractor’s request for payment

  • With concurrence of the project manager, administer the change order process; review requests for schedule or cost adjustment and negotiate changes to the contract; prepare change order documents for approval

  • At direction of the project manager, plan, schedule and coordinate construction inspection activities and material testing operations

  • Provide guidance and direction, as appropriate, to the on-site CEI project staff

  • Support project manager during the project close out phase

  • Maintain effective client relationships and leverage project experience to win work

  • Assist with the coordination, development and production of proposals, SOQs and presentations, ensuring the highest quality of information and documentation output

  • Review implementation of established procedures and implement preventive and corrective actions

  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals

What You Bring to SAM

  • Must demonstrate Certificate of Engineer in Training (EIT)

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience related to construction engineering / construction management for transportation projects

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or related Engineering program

  • Thorough knowledge of Client / DOT specifications and standards is required

  • Experience performing barricade and environmental inspections preferred

  • General knowledge of bridge class construction and inspection procedures

  • Experience with SiteManager, Primavera or other scheduling software preferred

  • Proficient in MS Word / Excel / Outlook

  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients

  • Availability to work outside normal business hours as required

  • Basic understanding of fundamental cost accounting practices

  • Excellent listening, communication and organizational skills

  • Flexibility to travel to construction sites for extended periods and work outside of normal business hours

Our Perks

  • Opportunity for hybrid work schedules for office positions – Work-life balance is on us

  • Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately

  • 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 5%

  • Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)

  • Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career

  • Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year

  • Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!

EEO

SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.

  • Must demonstrate Certificate of Engineer in Training (EIT)

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience related to construction engineering / construction management for transportation projects

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or related Engineering program

  • Thorough knowledge of Client / DOT specifications and standards is required

  • Experience performing barricade and environmental inspections preferred

  • General knowledge of bridge class construction and inspection procedures

  • Experience with SiteManager, Primavera or other scheduling software preferred

  • Proficient in MS Word / Excel / Outlook

  • Motivated to develop business from new and existing clients

  • Availability to work outside normal business hours as required

  • Basic understanding of fundamental cost accounting practices

  • Excellent listening, communication and organizational skills

  • Flexibility to travel to construction sites for extended periods and work outside of normal business hours

Engineer-In-Training serves as a point of contact for construction contractor and client field representative for highway and/or bridge construction. Under direction of an Engineer, provides recommendations to client regarding work progress and requests for payment. May provide oversight and review of SiteManager activities to ensure compliance with contract. Requires successful completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE). Work requires contact with client, typically a governmental agency and private entities including construction contractors, and management of CEI personnel activities.

  • Review and interpret plans, specifications, construction schedules and other construction documents for clarity, completeness, sequence and constructability

  • Foster continuous coordination between all stakeholders

  • Assist the CEI project manager in organizing and conducting the pre-construction meetings

  • Coordinate with project manager to monitor CEI budget. Take corrective action as required to manage both staffing and schedule

  • Monitor construction activities including work zone traffic control

  • Track construction, including material on hand. Review daily work reports of Inspection Staff for thoroughness and accuracy

  • Evaluate and make recommendations to project manager regarding contractor’s request for payment

  • With concurrence of the project manager, administer the change order process; review requests for schedule or cost adjustment and negotiate changes to the contract; prepare change order documents for approval

  • At direction of the project manager, plan, schedule and coordinate construction inspection activities and material testing operations

  • Provide guidance and direction, as appropriate, to the on-site CEI project staff

  • Support project manager during the project close out phase

  • Maintain effective client relationships and leverage project experience to win work

  • Assist with the coordination, development and production of proposals, SOQs and presentations, ensuring the highest quality of information and documentation output

  • Review implementation of established procedures and implement preventive and corrective actions

  • Perform other tasks as assigned to help accomplish the Company’s strategic goals

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