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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.

Senior Engineer – Structural: Chicago, IL

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

Description:

  • Lead a project team consisting of 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.
  • Maintain and grow client relations.
  • Assist with new and existing business development.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on structural engineering required.
  • Licensed Structural Engineer the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain one via reciprocity required.
  • 7+ years combined experience in structural engineering required.

Essential skills:

  • 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.
  • Ability to travel on occasion, on an as needed basis required.

Valued skills and experiences:

  • M.S. Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering preferred.
  • Licensed Structural Engineer registration in the State of Illinois preferred.
  • Consulting background preferred.

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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