Entry-Level Engineer (Structural Inspections): Summer 2022

Job Locations US-NY-Watervliet
Full Time


Want to work for a top structural engineering firm, but still retain that small company feel with a family atmosphere? Collins makes its people and culture a top priority, while providing the opportunity to work on a varied mix of interesting and unique projects. As a mid-size, but growing, multi-disciplined civil engineering and professional services firm, Collins is a great place to grow your career.


As an Engineer in our Watervliet, New York office, you will have the chance to be coached by seasoned engineers. We anticipate the start date to be in May of 2022. The successful candidate will have a background and interest in structural engineering. The primary responsibility of this role is conducting ancillary and canal structure safety inspections, preparing calculations and reports. The position is primarily fieldwork with some travel required.  This position will provide the opportunity for growth, where continuing development and participation in professional societies will be encouraged and supported.




The Engineer performs assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria. 

Position Description

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs design and inspection/field work that does not require previous experience.
  • Assists in the completion of inspection and assessment reports.       
  • Prepares design computations and quantity estimates.
  • Keeps Project Managers informed of work load and any changes to project scope or additional services.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare calculation packages and design drawings.
  • Is active in technical societies.
  • Is able to attend meetings or events outside of normal working hours.
  • Has limited communication with clients.
  • Instructs draftspersons / technicians on design drawings, data entry, and report preparation.
  • Actively observes and acts in an appropriate manner related to safety.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited four-year university, plus appropriate continuing education.
  • 0-4 years of experience.
  • Previous experience using Autocad and Microstation a plus.


  • Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T.) or ability to obtain within one year. 
  • A valid driver's license.


Additional Information

View physical demands and our commitment to safetyReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


As a federal contractor, Collins Engineers is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. 


Notice to Third Party Agencies


Collins Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer.


For more information, please download the below documents: 

EEO is the Law Poster | EEO is the Law Supplement | Pay Transparency Policy Statement



*Note: to enable links and learn more about our benefits and culture, please view this posting on the Collins website at https://www.collinsengr.com/careers/benefits/.



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