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EIT Position Available with Erlandsen

Erlandsen and Associates is currently seeking a Civil Engineer-in-Training (EIT) to support our full engineering team in our East Wenatchee Office. The successful candidate will work on multidiscipline projects performing independent engineering calculations and design, using specialized technical skills, experience and engineering judgment to transform concept designs into construction drawings and technical specifications. The work may include residential, commercial, street improvements, utility plans, freeway, roadway design, construction documents and all supporting documentation. The position may also include field inspection duties.

Other duties include:

  • Coordinate projects with supervisors.
  • Provide sketches and/or detailed layout information to design staff for incorporation into the construction drawings.
  • Design, prepare and analyze preliminary and final plans in AutoCAD Civil 3D software.
  • Analyze maps, reports, drawings, as-builts and test results for design projects.
  • Prepare and/or direct preparation and modification of reports, specifications and designs for project.
  • Provide project-specific technical information to the Project Manager for incorporation into the project specifications.
  • Some travel may be required.

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Scam Warnings Sent to International Students

CEE students, especially international students:  

Please be aware, if you’re not already, that there have been various scam phone calls targeting international students recently.  Please scroll down and read below. It’s reported that there is a another version of the scam call from “the Chinese Consulate,” asking the receiver to provide private info in order to pick up a package or to support his or her legal status in the US.   Please beware!

Criminals Stealing Money from International Students by Phone

Be careful if you receive a call from someone who claims to be from the U.S. government or the police and demands money. These calls are fake, and are from criminals. They want to scare you and steal your money!

  • Do not give payment information by phone to someone calling you with threats: credit card numbers, online account transfer information, or other personal financial information!
  • Do not buy gift cards to pay someone calling or emailing you with threats!
  • Do not give personal info to someone calling or emailing with threats: copies of your immigration documents, UW account info and password, social media info, etc.
  • Do not agree to meet an unknown caller at a strange address (parking lot, grocery store, etc.)

The U.S. government and law enforcement agencies never demand money by phone. These types of calls are from professional thieves — they use computer software to make their caller ID appear real, but they are not real police officers or U.S. government workers. These are called “scams”–attempts to steal money by lying. Continue reading

Tacoma Light Rail

This email just arrived from one of our recent graduates, Kim Tsai who works for The Walsh Group. The message is straightforward…if interested you can forward a resume direct to Kim (ktsai@walshgroup.com). She is willing to pass resumes along to those in the company that will make hiring decisions. And…it appears they will be hiring.


Hey Joe,

We landed Tacoma Light Rail ($108 million), so we may be looking to hire as soon as we get NTP! I don’t know much about the project yet, but let me know if any soon-to-be graduates or long-time graduates are looking for full-time work. I can’t guarantee anything, but I can always pass resumes along.

Hope you are doing well,

Kim Tsai

Project Engineer

Job Opportunity: Structural Engineer at Equilibria (Mukilteo, WA)

Equilibria is searching to fill a full time structural engineering position located in Mukilteo, Washington. Equilibria is a small structural engineering firm established in 2013 that has experienced consistent growth in the current market. Equilibria primarily specializes in custom residential construction, as well as light commercial structures. Equilibria works with all types of building materials including wood, concrete, masonry and steel. Work will be performed under the supervision of a licensed Structural Engineer.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The engineer will be responsible for a variety of structural engineering services including:
  • Analysis and design of various building framing and foundation systems in wood, structural steel, reinforced concrete and masonry.
  • Development of construction documents including drawings, details and specifications in AutoCAD
  • Site visits, existing structural assessments and inspections (primarily office based, but occasionally site visits are required)
  • Work with contractors, architects and owners to deliver excellent client service.

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AUT18: BIOEN 498/599 Models in Systems Biology

Autumn 2018: Bioen 498 / 599 (4 credits) Models in Systems Biology Computational Systems Biology for Medical Applications

  • WF 1:30-2:50, Location BNS 203
  • Hands-on Modeling Lab: M 2.30-4.20pm: OUG 136
  • Prof. Herbert Sauro

The topic of this course is the application of modeling to problems in biomedicine with a focus on Systems Biology. Examples will be taken from cancer, sleeping sickness and drug metabolism. The course will begin with a two-week introduction to modeling followed by topics that include model selection, workflows, model fitting, ensemble modeling, sensitivity analysis and well as case studies illustrating good and bad models. As part of the course, students will play the modeling game that will run throughout the term and form the basis of the final presentations. Invited speakers from industry, both locally and the Bay area, will give real-life applications of modeling in systems biology.

Who should take this course: The course is applicable to students who are interested in the growing field of systems biology in industry and academia and the use of new machine learning techniques.

Prerequisites: Ability to handle basic algebra and calculus and at least one computer language. MATH 124 or 134 or equivalent. Basic programming in either Matlab, Octave, or Python (Preferably Python). In addition, it its recommended that students will have taken BIO 180 and 200 or equivalent.

Textbook: Required readings, instructors’ lecture notes and videos, all posted electronically on class web site. Textbook: Pathway Modeling for Systems Biology, Sauro (2018) – available free online.

City of Kent: Civil Engineering Summer Job Opportunity

Here is a summer job opportunity from the City of Kent. If interested, please apply asap, or contact Brennan Taylor with your interest.


  • 6/18/2018 – 9/14/2018
  • $20/hour
  • Application Deadline: Wednesday May 9, 2018 (or until filled) – Apply now!

POSITION: The City of Kent, Economic and Community Development Department is currently seeking a Full Time Temporary Seasonal Employee to work in the Development Engineering Section.  The candidate will assist Development Engineering staff with filing, review, coordination, research and customer service related to the processing and issuance of utility permits, street use permits and other permits related to land development.

The duration of the position will be approximately 3 months of full time employment.


Enrollment: The preferred candidate is a student pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering or a recent graduate. The city will also consider a student who plans to major in the field of Civil Engineering.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and teamwork skills
  • Familiarity with MS Office is required, familiarity with GIS and permitting is desired (but not required)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work with customers having a wide variability of backgrounds, knowledge and technical understanding.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently

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Gray & Osborne Internship Opportunity

Gray & Osborne (Wenatchee office) is currently looking for an intern to work approx. 40 hours/week from June to September 2018. Primary responsibilities including assisting engineers with the planning, design, and construction support for water, sewer, stormwater, and transportation projects for municipalities and special purpose districts in Washington State. Duties may include the preparation of planning documents, engineering reports, plan, specifications, and estimates for projects. Duties may also include providing construction management support activities such as submittal review, resolution of construction issues, and field observation of construction activities. This position is under the direction of a licensed professional engineer.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a creative and collaborative environment where you are can be part of a design team in providing service to small to mid-size cities and special purpose districts throughout North Central Washington.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Completion of 1-3 years of college level pre-engineering or engineering coursework.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work well with others in a collaborative manner.
  • Possesses high energy and willingness to learn.
  • Some experience with AutoCAD and Civil 3D is preferred.

See the full listing here. 

Questions? Contant Kaleb Smith at ksmith@g-o.com.

TetraTech Internship Opportunity

Water Resources / Civil Engineering Intern

Tetra Tech is currently seeking an Engineering student intern (Seattle, WA office) to support water resources and civil engineering projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate will possess education and a desire to gain applied experience in engineering and scientific methods and techniques related to water resources management.

  • Work collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team to provide technical support to engineering staff and project managers in support of water resource projects. 
  • Participate in field data collection activities which may include, but are not limited to, topographic and hydrographic surveying, aquatic habitat and wetland assessment, discharge measurements, water quality and storm water sampling. 
  • Provide support for the analysis of diverse water resources including: watersheds, floodplains, wetlands, channels, reservoirs, and hydraulic structures using geospatial tools, numerical models, databases and applied statistics.
  • Prepare documentation of completed tasks that summarizes analytical data and interpretation through clear technical writing, figures, charts, and maps.
  • Conduct research related to civil engineering design and stormwater management criteria
  • Assist with design drawing development from sketches, notes, GIS data and verbal instructions.

For more information and to apply, click here. 

Carollo Summer Internship Opportunity

Carollo Engineers, Inc. is looking for a full-time paid summer intern (Seattle office) for their master planning/infrastructure group. The internship would be to do similar work as a junior engineer in the water and wastewater group: performing analysis, attending meetings where the findings are presented, helping write TMs and reports, and help with water and wastewater modeling work. Work days/hours are flexible.

Please contact Aurelie Nabonnand at ANabonnand@carollo.com if you are interested and if you have any questions.

ENW Employment Opportunity

Engineers Northwest, Inc. has an opening for an entry level structural engineer for students who will be graduating soon with either a BS or MS degree in civil engineering with an emphasis in structural engineering. U.S. citizenship or any form of permanent U.S. residency is a requirement for this position.

If you are interested in this position, contact Willy Chen at willyc@engineersnw.com for more information.