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FRANK C. BEDTKE

Frank is in his second year at HBK and has worked alongside HBK for 15 years through the Greater Damage Prevention Council of Chicago where he is Chairman. Frank worked for the City of Chicago for 38 years where, as Contract Manager for all of Chicago and O’Hare Airport’s underground infrastructure, he built strong relationships with leaders in the damage prevention industry. Frank's extensive knowledge of utilities underground infrastructure, damage prevention practices and public awareness of damage prevention practices are leveraged to protect our clients’ interests. Frank is currently Damage Prevention Project Manager for HBK’s locate contracts for fiber optics. His current focus is renewing and expanding HBK’s scope of service in the Chicagoland area by ensuring that HBK remains a leader in damage prevention.

Graduate Engineer – Structural: Chicago, IL

HBK Engineering is searching for a Structural Engineer, preferably with experience in the utility industry. Our firm offers a professional work environment, excellent benefits, competitive salary and growth potential.

Description:

  • Act as part a project team consisting of professional engineers, designers, and field personnel involved in the design, modification, analysis and constructability of new and existing utility systems.
  • Work on challenging assignments that include investigating, trouble-shooting, and solving a wide variety of engineering and construction related issues.
  • Prepare technical memos, reports, construction specifications and other written documentation.
  • Perform and manage diversified tasks through the life cycle of projects.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, calculations, technical drawings, schematics, and reports.
  • Assist drafters in developing the design of products using drafting tools or computer-assisted design (CAD) or drafting equipment and software.
  • Apply engineering theories, techniques and analysis to structural and geotechnical engineering designs.
  • Work on building foundations; deep shaft and trench excavation temporary and permanent earth retention.
  • Perform calculations and prepare sketches and/or AutoCAD drawings for design operations.
  • Conduct Structural investigations, field inspections and engineering analysis.
  • Conceptualize and value engineering with emphasis on constructability issues.
  • Coordinate design activities to ensure installation and operations will comply with specifications, codes, and client requirements.
  • Prepare reports and studies that present technical information in a clear and concise manner and meet client requirements.

Qualifications:

  • M.S. Degree in Structural engineering required.
  • 0 to 5 years of experience.

Essential skills and experience:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of industry design codes including AISC, ASCE, UBC and IBC required.
  • Fundamental knowledge of principles of structural engineering, temporary construction systems, geotechnical engineering, soil and rock mechanics, earthquake engineering, and groundwater hydrology required.
  • Fundamental knowledge of structural engineering.

Valued skills and experience:

  • Structural design experience.
  • Prior internship experience is a plus.
  • Construction experience is a plus.
  • Surveying experience is a plus.

HBK Engineering, LLC has a longstanding commitment to provide a safe and productive work environment. Employment at HBK is contingent upon background check and drug screen.

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