Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • CMT
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, H S A, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), service awards, paid voluntary/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Summit Design and Engineering Services is seeking an entry-level Field Engineer to join our team to serve on large commercial, healthcare and higher education projects in the Triangle. This positon would be based in Raleigh or Hillsborough. Our Field Engineers provide observations and testing services for the purpose of verifying conformance with construction documents.

A successful candidate must be able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication, follow proper testing procedures, provide detail-oriented inspections reports, operate under close to moderate supervision and maintain cordial relationships with coworkers, clients, contractors, etc. 

The position would primarily serve as a Lead Inspector / Lead Field Engineer on large, vertical construction projects. 


  • Perform a variety of field and office tasks (technical and non-technical) for assigned project(s)
  • Coordinate and perform testing and inspections services on small to large complex projects
  • Review of civil, architectural, and structural plans and specifications in preparation of field site visits and observations;
  • Perform routine inspections and field sampling during construction
  • Prepare detailed written inspection reports, data sheets and calculations
  • Demonstrate analytical thinking and problem solving in pressure situations
  • Perform associated engineering analyses under the PE's guidance
  • Assist in identifying technical issues and contribute to development approaches to solve problems
  • Will be placed in a progressively increased role of training and responsibilities in work assignments


  • BS or MS in Civil Engineering or related fields
  • EIT or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
  • 0-3 years of experience
  • Strong communication skills and problem solving abilities
  • Proficient in the use of IPads, Microsoft Office, email and Internet

Candidates will be subject to outside environmental conditions, including hazards at highway construction sites.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds on occasion.  Must be able to walk over rough and uneven terrain and be able to stand up to 12 hours a day on occasion.  Must have the ability to bend, stoop, kneel and twist, use hands to grasp and arms to reach, to raise hands above head, to sit, climb and balance and to work in confined spaces and heights. 

Must have valid driver's license and acceptable driving record. Criminal background check will be performed.


Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering services firm headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with other offices in Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, Fayetteville, Pittsboro, Indian Trail and South Boston, Virginia.   For the past 4 years we have been named one of the fastest growing companies in the Research Triangle area.

Since 1997, Summit's success, tradition of service and expansion into new fields of practice have been based on our commitment to help our clients successfully complete projects of all types.

Our expertise includes:  Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI), Structural Engineering, Land Development, Geotechnical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation and Infrastructure Design, Traffic Engineering, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Construction Materials Testing, Special Inspections and Surveying.

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