Civil Engineer –
February is the month for Martin/Martin Civil recruiting where we “shop” local college career fairs for new potential employees. The University of Colorado Career Fair starts the season off on February 10th, followed by Colorado School of Mines on February 11th, and Colorado State University on February 27th. We are currently in search of quality entry level civil engineers. I am one of three individuals that attend the career fairs. I am often asked by graduating engineers, “What is Martin/Martin looking for when it comes to hiring a new engineer?”
The common traits of the successful Martin/Martin employees that I work with are: Technically Competent – Think of this as a pre-requisite, a must have. An entry level engineer should have a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ECPD accredited curriculum and have had passed the FE Examination. The tasks of an entry level engineer include, but are not limited to the following, ability to: utilize CAD, complete design calculations, prepare and write technical reports, make site visits and help prepare construction drawings. Good Communication Skills – It is important to be able to communicate with clients and other engineers. An engineer with good communication skills can translate complex technical information into plain English. These skills apply in both verbal and written communication. Innovative – I work with many innovative people. Martin/Martin takes pride in our ability to provide practical and innovative engineering design solutions. Innovation allows for a quality and often cost effective product for our clients. Self-Motivated – Valuable team members are those employees who are motivated to achieve something that needs to be accomplished, without needing pressure from a supervisor. A Team Player – Engineers who work well within their Martin/Martin team, and the rest of the design team, will be part of successful projects and this ultimately reflects well on the individual. Ethical – It is the obligation of all engineers to society, to their clients and to the profession to make ethical decisions. Positive Attitude – Someone who comes to work with a positive attitude not only enjoys work more, but also has the ability to help motivate others.
If this describes you or someone you know, Martin/Martin may have a home for you.