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Graduate Engineer, Civil - Airfield/Airport Design



17d ago

  • Job
    Entry Level / Graduate
  • Engineering
  • Saint Paul
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  • You need a civil engineering degree with a focus on transportation, up to 4 years experience, AutoCAD/Civil 3D skills, MS Office proficiency, strong communication skills, ability to travel, and advantageous certifications/experience.
  • You will work on airfield/airport design projects, preparing drawings, performing calculations, computing quantities, and assisting with surveys and construction admin.


  • Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
  • Degree emphasis or interest in Transportation
  • Upcoming graduate or experienced professional with up to four years of progressive experience developing construction documentation for various transportation infrastructure projects.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD or Civil 3D.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to apply effective verbal and written communication skills when writing specifications and reports, participating in project team discussions, and interacting with clients and contractors.
  • Ability to travel as needed for construction administration, team meetings, client consultations, site inspections/visits, etc.; Occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
  • FE / EIT Certification
  • Thorough understanding of drafting techniques, plan development, and related engineering practices.
  • Previous coursework or project assignments related to airport planning and design.
  • Previous experience conducting topographic surveys, on-site inspections, and construction observations.
  • Previous training or experience with ArcGIS.


  • As a member of our employee-owned and integrated team of multi-discipline professionals, you will work alongside Civil Engineers, Designers, Technicians, and Planners to provide engineering expertise at airports across the country including small general aviation airports, large international hub airports, and military bases. You will be responsible for preparing detailed drawings using AutoCAD, frequently performing calculations for project dimensions and elevations, computing and tabulating quantities, and performing preliminary surveys and construction administration duties as needed.


What specific focus does this role have within civil engineering?

This role specifically focuses on airfield and airport design within the aviation sector.

What kind of projects will I be working on as a Graduate Civil Engineer in this role?

You will be working on a variety of aviation projects, including runway and taxiway design, apron design, drainage design, and pavement design.

What kind of opportunities for learning and growth can I expect in this role?

You will be provided with challenges to continuously learn and expand your responsibilities, allowing for personal and professional growth in the aviation engineering field.

Where is the location of this role?

This role is located in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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Mission & Purpose

Established in 1910, TKDA is a 100 percent employee-owned company of engineers, architects, planners, and specialized experts. We solve client challenges across the industrial, transportation, building + sites, and water markets. Our multi-disciplined teams form a strong firm, cohesive enough to draw on each other’s strengths and versatile enough to adapt to changing business climates. We are committed to improving communities, helping businesses and industries grow, and building long-term client relationships. With offices in Chicago, Duluth, Saint Paul, San Bernardino, and Seattle, we work with clients from border to border and coast to coast.