Civil Engineering Assistant

Full Time
Bessemer, MI
Gogebic County Road Commission
Science & Engineering

Gogebic County Road Commission

The Gogebic County Road Commission seeks a motivated Civil Engineering Assistant to join their team in Bessemer, MI. As a Civil Engineering Assistant, you will perform a variety of tasks such as surveying, AutoCAD drafting, and construction inspection and testing.


  • Competitive annual salary of $55,000-$65,000 commensurate with knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent benefits package including:
    • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
    • Pension plan
    • Longevity bonuses
    • Cell phone allowance
  • Schedule varies by season. Overtime may be required.
    • Summer: Monday – Thursday 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Winter: Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Review and inspect Road Commission projects.
  • Survey for line divisions such as right-of-way, maintenance projects, bridge and culvert projects, etc.
  • Use the CADD system to input survey data and develop survey records.
  • Develop and analyze design computations.
  • Perform a variety of tasks related to the engineering function of the Road Commission.
  • Develop plans and drawings of current and proposed conditions.
  • Gather and organize projects and enter data into Field Manager software.
  • Execute traffic control count surveys using software and instrumentation.
  • Perform nuclear density measurements of construction materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology and 1+ year of engineering experience in construction and/or design OR
  • Associate degree in civil engineering technology, construction technology, surveying technology, or construction management and 3+ years engineering experience in construction and/or design
  • Must have or be willing to obtain the following within one year of employment:
    • MDEQ Storm Water Operator Certification.
    • Testing as required by the GCRC’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s license to operate and maintain the nuclear density gauge.
    • FieldManager Training.
    • Computerized Office Technician.
    • Pavement Surface Evaluation and Ratings (PASER).
  • Familiarity with MDOT’s Standard Specifications for Construction and Design Standards.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Must have or be willing to obtain a valid driver’s license.

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ABOUT: The Gogebic County Road Commission was established in 1909.  GCRC is responsible for over 1,000 miles of paved and unpaved roads and 61 bridges. We currently have a five-member Board of Road Commissioners who are appointed by the County Board.  County road commissions were organized by Public Act 283 of 1909 to achieve two primary goals: To provide continuity in road construction and maintenance across the state; and to provide cost-efficient and high-quality road services for county roads. Learn more at

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