Careers at BIG RED DOG Engineering - Join the BIG RED DOG Team

BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting is always looking for exceptional engineering candidates to join our team in Austin, Dallas, Houston, or San Antonio, Texas.

Company Culture

You'll join the BIG RED DOG team for two primary reasons - our Culture and our Entrepreneurial approach to running our company.

The BIG RED DOG Difference starts with our team members.

In addition to working with first class clients and co-consultants, BIG RED DOG team members enjoy working in open, fun, and collaborative work environments. This leads to an open-book style of operating we enjoy and which fosters teamwork and accountability.

Other BIG RED DOG perks include half-day Fridays, Bone-Sharing (our team member profit sharing plan), refrigerators stocked with Topo Chico and sodas, BRD University training classes, BIG RED DOG gear, project permit celebrations, and the occasional ping-pong tournament.

Being an entrepreneurial organization means that we’re fast, adaptive, and we hold everybody accountable. It means that each team member is involved in the planning of both their daily work and the future of the company. It also means that everybody has the opportunity to continuously learn and grow and is incentivized to seek ways to grow the BIG RED DOG brand.

THE BIG RED BENEFITS

We take great care of our team members. The BIG RED DOG brand name represents our shared commitment to excellence and the promise to fulfillment and prosperity for our clients, our community, and each other.

The following are offered to benefit the personal, professional, and financial wellness of our team members:

  • Employer paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, & LTD Insurance for employee
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with up to 4% company match
  • 3 weeks Personal Time Off annually
  • BIG RED DOG University Training Program
  • Professional Development Support
  • Free BIG RED DOG Gear
  • Bone Sharing Profit Sharing Program
  • Paid Holidays, including a full week between Christmas and New Years
  • Paid Sick Time
  • New Permit Celebrations
  • Professional Society Dues
  • Regular Office Lunches
  • Monthly Team Happy Hours
  • Free Snacks and Drinks
  • Dog-friendly offices
  • Casual work environment

Structural Positions

  • Structural Intern

    BIG RED DOG places great importance on training and imparting knowledge to the next generation of engineers. BRD selects current college students to work in offices across the state and in varying market sectors and directly with Project Engineers and Graduate Engineers. These interns are exposed to every stage of a project and given hands on opportunities to be a part of the success of BIG RED DOG.


    Apply Today Responsibilities + Experience

    Responsibilities

    • Structural engineering interns work closely with the Project Engineer and/or Project Manager, assisting them with the execution of structural analysis, calculations, and design of structural members.
    • To gain a better understanding of the overall design process, interns will have the opportunity to participate in project meetings and to learn about the coordination of structure with architecture, site topography, and MEP systems.
    • When required, interns will also assist the Structural BIM Leader in assembling construction documents in Revit.
    • Interns will also review shop drawings and submittals, and, when possible, visit job sites with engineers and prepare associated observation reports.

    Education/Experience

    • All applicants must be current students in good standing with their university.
    • Interns with BIG RED DOG work between 15 and 29 hours per week.
    Apply Today

Civil Positions

  • Civil Intern

    BIG RED DOG places great importance on training and imparting knowledge to the next generation of engineers. BRD selects current college students to work in offices across the state and in varying market sectors and directly with Project Engineers and Graduate Engineers. These interns are exposed to every stage of a project and given hands on opportunities to be a part of the success of BIG RED DOG.


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    Responsibilities

    • Interns play a vital role as responsible team members at BIG RED DOG. In delivering different submittal materials over the span of a project, the interns develop important relationships with local city staff that in turn facilitates the ongoing relationship and success of future projects for BRD.
    • Interns are responsible for the initial site research and due diligence needed to then complete applications and write engineering reports in the beginning stage of projects.
    • They, then, are familiarized with the legal side of the project by putting together documents such as easements, restrictive covenants, license agreements and more.
    • Additionally, interns further gain knowledge and grow their skills in design while helping put together sheets in a plan set.

    Education/Experience

    • All applicants must be current students in good standing with their university.
    • Interns with BIG RED DOG work between 15 and 29 hours per week.
    Apply Today
  • Construction Phase EIT

    The Construction Phase Engineer-In-Training (EIT) will be exposed to a wide variety of project types during the dynamic construction phase. There will be opportunities to interact with clients, designers, contractors, and city staff and to build relationships while representing BIG RED DOG. The role is fast-paced with a varied work environment. When the project is complete, the Construction Phase EIT will have the opportunity to see the final design.


    Apply Today Responsibilities + Experience

    Responsibilities

    • Collaborate on engineering and design solutions and plan revisions arising from field coordination.
    • Assist in construction administration tasks such as submittal review, RFI responses, field reports, and plan corrections.
    • Regular coordination with plan reviewers, design teams, and city staff to facilitate successful construction.
    • Occasional site visits and meeting attendance to represent BIG RED DOG and coordinate field changes with design and construction teams.

    Education/Experience

    • Proficient in AutoCAD, Civil3D, Microsoft Office
    • EIT certification desired
    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
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  • Market Leader

    The Market Leader is the leader of a team for the assigned market sector.  This team usually has a specific geographic area that they serve.  This leader directs a team within a local office serving a defined geographic region and can have other teams working alongside. The Market Leader is responsible for all aspects of the operation including winning work, recruiting and developing team members, getting the work done while meeting financial and team member growth targets.  This role includes accountability for building a successful practice leader in an office or area and corresponding with the market sector director to get the resources needed to execute the corporate vision.


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    Responsibilities

    Expertise   I   50 % of time

    • Regularly markets services to current and prospective clients to ensure a growing practice in the specific area of expertise
    • Confer with management, production, and marketing staff to discuss project specifications and procedures
    • To monitor and assist the team in meeting all financial goals as well as to ensure the upcoming pipeline of work is adequate to meet company goals and growth
    • Recruit team members, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of team member competence
    • Perform administrative functions such as reviewing and writing reports, approving expenditures, enforcing rules and processes, and making decisions regarding the purchase of materials or services with the direct involvement of the Market Director
    • Combine, review and check all multidiscipline proposals that are issued to clients to ensure accuracy and estimating consistency

    Communication   I   25% of time

    • Develop and maintain an organizational structure that maximizes efficiency across the sector organization and develop career paths for personal.
    • Recommend or direct disciplinary action or termination of employees
    • Ensure the market as a whole is responsive and communicates effectively
    • Fully shoulder all client feedback and relay praise to team, or provide corrective measures if the client is not fully satisfied

    Accuracy   I   15% of time

    • Coordinate and mentor Team Leaders to provide quality projects that ensure client satisfaction
    • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering/technical work performed in the market sector in all offices utilizing company-wide standards

    Transparency   I   10 % of time

    • Prepare budgets, bids, and contracts, and get approvals from the Director
    • Ensure that every project has a signed contract to establish a baseline for client billing

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or related field
    • Six or more years of experience post graduation
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license or other professional license as required
    • Post graduate business education and/or MBA preferred
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  • Project Engineer

    The Project Engineer role at BIG RED DOG is responsible for assisting Project Managers and Project Designers in the preparation and coordination of engineering design items. The primary role of the Project Engineer is in the completion of engineering designs and construction plans.


    Apply Today Responsibilities + Experience

    Responsibilities

    • Preparation of project permitting applications and reports
    • Civil or MEP engineering design
    • Administration of Construction Phase Services
    • Represent BRD in meetings with Review staff to discuss project specifics and clear permitting comments
    • Attend industry events and become involved in the community

    Education/Experience

    • Must have experience working in the City of Austin
    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering
    • Two or more years of experience post graduation
    • Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license required
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  • Team Leader

    The Team Leader is the leader of a team for the assigned market sector. This position leads a team within a local office serving a defined geographic region and can have other teams working alongside. The Team Leader is responsible for leading a team to get the work done while meeting financial targets.  This role includes accountability for corresponding with the Market Leader(s) to obtain the resources needed to execute projects successfully and create raving fans of clients.  This position requires the greatest level of communication and accuracy and is key to obtaining referrals and repeat business from our clients.


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    Responsibilities

    Expertise   I    20% of time

    • Leader of a project team within a defined market sector.
    • Works to educate and build personal, as well as team, knowledge of market sector specifics.  Becomes an expert and trusted resource to our clients at the project level.
    • Prepares project proposals for Market Leader or Director final approval.
    • As a project leader within their market, the Team Leader becomes a recognized expert to their clients.

    Communication   I   30% of time

    • Recruit employees, assign, direct, and evaluate their work, and oversee the development and maintenance of staff competence within their project team
    • Communicate with their team members and clients in an exceptional manner including the issuance of project status letters
    • Perform functions such as reviewing and writing reports, workload projections and other activities that ensure the team knows where to focus their efforts

    Accuracy   I   40% of time

    • Execute production of project requirements to ensure contractual obligations are met.
    • Coordinate and direct projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
    • Direct, review, and approve project design and changes
    • Communicate and adhere to all established company standards while executing work
    • Quality review project deliverables to ensure client satisfaction and to avoid errors and omissions

    Transparency   I   10% of time

    • Review invoice drafts and markup to ensure billing matches effort of team.
    • Provide updated billing projections monthly to accurately illustrate upcoming work

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or related field
    • Four or more years of experience post graduation
    • Professional Engineer (PE) license (or other professional registration / certification)
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  • Transportation Intern

    BIG RED DOG places great importance on training and imparting knowledge to the next generation of engineers. BRD selects current college students to work in offices across the state and in varying market sectors and directly with Project Engineers and Graduate Engineers. These interns are exposed to every stage of a project and given hands on opportunities to be a part of the success of BIG RED DOG.


    Apply Today Responsibilities + Experience

    Responsibilities

    • Our interns take on similar tasks and responsibilities as full-time entry-level staff.  We provide planning and engineering services associated with all modes of transportation.  We are a team of entrepreneurial individuals empowered to collaborate, innovate, and develop creative solutions that improve communities.
    • Transportation interns will work closely with more senior staff to learn the basics of advanced transportation planning and traffic engineering practices.
    • Interns aid with data collection, roadway and intersection analysis, multi-modal studies, and creation of reports and graphics.

    Education/Experience

    • All applicants must be current students in good standing with their university.
    • Interns with BIG RED DOG work between 15 and 29 hours per week.
    Apply Today
  • Graduate Engineer

    A Graduate Engineer at BIG RED DOG is responsible for assisting Project Engineers and Project Designers in the preparation and coordination of civil engineering design items.

    Responsibilities:

    • Performing site research and preparing due diligence reports for new projects
    • Conduct field visits to understand existing site or building conditions
    • Prepare permitting application packages
    • Prepare engineering reports and construction specifications
    • Attend meetings with Project Engineers and Project Managers to meet with public review staff
    • Prepare and revise project schedules under the direction of a Project Manager
    • Utilize AutoCAD or Revit as appropriate to address review comments and prepare plan updates
    • Attend industry events and become involved in the community

     Education/Experience:

    • Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering
    • Engineer in Training (EIT) license obtained or scheduled to sit for exam
    • AutoCAD design experience is required

     


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    Responsibilities

    Education/Experience

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MEP Positions

  • MEP Intern

    BIG RED DOG places great importance on training and imparting knowledge to the next generation of engineers. BRD selects current college students to work in offices across the state and in varying market sectors and directly with Project Engineers and Graduate Engineers. These interns are exposed to every stage of a project and given hands on opportunities to be a part of the success of BIG RED DOG.


    Apply Today Responsibilities + Experience

    Responsibilities

    • Our expectation is that incoming interns do not have an understanding of MEP systems. Students will begin their internship on submittal review because understanding the parts and pieces is a big part of design systems.
    • Interns will learn to read plans, understand specifications, and begin to understand what’s important to MEP engineers by working on submittals.
    • Interns will then go on site visits so they can see the projects in real life.  This is how they get a physical understanding of the systems.  As they begin to understand the parts and pieces, they are given tasks like area take-offs for load calculations, running load calculations (Trane Trace & COMcheck), laying out lights for energy code compliance (Photometric software) and designing systems.
    • As interns show progress in understanding the parts and pieces of systems and a grasp of the systems and understanding of calculations they are then moved on to design.
    • Successful interns are reviewing RFIs, completing calculations, beginning to design systems, attending field reviews, writing field reports and blog posts.
    • Mechanical interns need to know (or will learn):

    AutoCAD
    Revit
    Trane Trace
    COMcheck

    •  Electrical interns need to know (or will learn):

    AutoCAD
    Revit
    Visual (Photometric Software)
    Generator Sizing Software (Generac or Kohler)
    COMcheck

    Education/Experience

    • All applicants must be current students in good standing with their university.
    • Interns with BIG RED DOG work between 15 and 29 hours per week.
    Apply Today
  • MEP Designer

    A Designer at BIG RED DOG is responsible for assisting Project Engineers and Senior Designers in the preparation and coordination of electrical, mechanical and plumbing engineering design items and construction documents for such industries as retail, office, multifamily, hospitality and industrial developments.


    Apply Today Responsibilities + Experience

    Responsibilities

    • Work from architectural plans and base files to produce engineering construction documents in Revit and AutoCAD.
    • Understand and use established company standards for drafting including layer names, line and character styles, drawings and window names, and file names for sheet layout.
    • Analyze sketches, notes and other input material to determine and plan the best approach to develop and complete drawings with minimal supervision.
    • Perform site research to understand existing site or building conditions.
    • Learn and apply principals behind designing electrical, HVAC and plumbing systems.
    • Attend design meetings with Project Engineers and Project Managers.
    • Learn to perform calculations such as photometrics, load calculations and energy analysis utilizing COMcheck and other calculation tools.
    • Inform Project Engineers and Team Leaders of progress on assigned projects and communicate design concerns with project managers
    • Attend industry events and become involved in the community

    Education/Experience

    • Associates Degree or Diploma in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
    • Proficient in Autodesk Revit and AutoCAD.
    • Three or more years’ experience using AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit for engineering design work.
    Apply Today

Staff Spotlights

Our team is our engine. At BIG RED DOG, we like to put the spotlight on our team members that make our organization entrepreneurial, creative, and leaders in our markets. Meet the folks below who contribute to our clients successes.

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