Engineer in Training, Residential Development

Cary, NC/Remote
Added: May 10, 2024

Why WR? WithersRavenel is looking for people who are passionate about collaboration, community, and client success. Your reward for sharing your talent with us? OWNERSHIP. As a 100% employee-owned company, every employee is an owner—which adds a powerful and unique dimension to our vibrant company culture and purposeful work. Our employee owners say they love a lot of things about WithersRavenel , but the things most often cited are: our amazing people and team-first atmosphere, our focus on their professional development and growth, and our commitment to the communities in which we work and live.

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We have an opening for an Engineer in Training (Staff Professional II or III) on our Residential Development Team. This is a hybrid position working with our Cary/Raleigh, North Carolina team.

Staff Professional II or III’s are registered professionals that lead, and support assigned engineers and/or other technical positions on a project level in the Land Development Department. They are responsible for their designs and associated deliverables.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Communicate with PMs and Assistant PMs regularly and proactively about project and technical details; communicate any significant technical challenge, deviation from procedures and metrics, or incidents that occurs on projects
  • Participate in project meetings and create subsequent documentation
  • Assist in communications with clients per PM direction
  • Review data, analyze information, and determine compliance with standards and design concepts
  • Lead the creation of preliminary and completed layouts, design concepts, and detailed design drawings, ensuring they meet our company and industry standards and codes
  • Research and obtain standards/codes required by client and jurisdiction coordinating with Project Management and technical staff as necessary to accurately and efficiently develop plans
  • Calculate and prepare planning and design documents and reports
  • Complete deliverables and project responsibilities within scope, budget, and schedule, reviewing drawings for completeness and accuracy
  • Utilize various applications to generate drawings, reports, or other technical based deliverables based on specific project requirements
  • Initiate quality control processes and follow technical aspects and policies of the Department and Company
  • Analyze technical problems; devise new or improved techniques, approaches, and alternative solutions; and communicate those to supervisor for approval and implementation


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent field
  • Registration as a Professional in the appropriate field of expertise (ex. EI/EIT)
  • 1-6 years of related experience in field of specialty
  • Experience in AutoCAD Civil3D and Microsoft Office applications
  • Self-motivated, engaged, and team-oriented with the ability to work independently
  • Execute multiple tasks under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities
  • Understand planning and/or design concepts and methods
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to mentor technical staff

Working Conditions

The assignment may require infrequent evening/weekend work and job site visits outdoors. Candidates should enjoy working in collaborative, fast-paced, and client-driven environment.

Physical Requirements

The assignment may occasionally require repetitive physical tasks (such as operating a computer), standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time, extended time travelling in a vehicle, and carrying equipment and materials up to 25 pounds.

The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of the position. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

WithersRavenel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, military service, or other non-merit factors protected by federal, state, or local laws. At WithersRavenel, we strive to build and nurture a culture where diversity, inclusivity, and belonging are a normal part of doing business, not an initiative. We know through experience that different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. By hiring highly talented people who align with our Core Values, we continue to enrich and broaden our ownership community, as well as the employee and client experience. This purposeful approach to diversity and inclusion leads to greater commitment, collaboration, and effectiveness in our culture, work, and lives.