News and Announcements

In the news

Survey: Workers Intentionally Take 'Calculated' Safety Risks (Engineering News-Record), featuring CCE PhD student Mohammed Azeez and CCE faculty member John Gambatese.  

Hüsnü M. Özyeğin, who graduated from OSU with a degree in civil engineering in 1967, will return to his alma mater to give the 2017 commencement address.


Events

  • Tuesday, May 23, 4 p.m., Kearney 311, “The Evolving Role of Materials in Infrastructure Engineering,” presented by Dr. David Frost, P.E., P.Eng., F.ASCE, Elizabeth and Bill Higginbotham Professor of Civil Engineering, Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Wednesday, May 24, 6 p.m., Kearney 305, AGC/ASCE student chapter joint speaker meeting, featuring Mentors 360 (a panel of civil and construction professionals from Fortis, Hoffman, Todd Hess Building Co., Andersen, and others). Pizza served. 
  • May 26-27, 2017 ASCE/AISC National Student Steel Bridge Competition
  • Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m., Kearney 305, “Financial Planning for your Future,” presented by CCE faculty member Joe Fradella.  
  • Friday, June 16, 7 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, Austin Auditorium, CCE graduation celebration

Advising

Please remember to make your Fall term PIN advising appointment since Fall term PINs will not be issued via email. Walk-in appointments (PINS are not provided at walk-ins) are available during the first two weeks and the last two weeks of the term as well as daily throughout the term from 4 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except school holidays). 

To schedule an advising appointment visit the CCE advising web page and choose your advisor based on the first letter of your last name. 

  • Last names A-G: Whitney Korthauer
  • Last names H-N: Janice Nave-Abele
  • Last names O-Z: Hans Schnabel

First year students: Michelle White, michelle.white@oregonstate.edu

When emailing advisors, please do not send the same message to multiple advisors. Multiple messages create unnecessary delays in receiving your response. Send general questions to cce_advising@oregonstate.edu.

Topics/questions best suited to scheduled appointments:  

  • Getting a registration PIN
  • Withdrawing from a class/term questions
  • Academic standing or petition questions
  • Updating academic plan/making significant changes  

Topics/questions best suited to walk-in appointments:  

  • General questions
  • Add, drop, or waitlist questions
  • Course override questions
  • Registration error messages
  • Yes/no or short questions (10 minutes or less) 

Stay on track for graduation! Looking to get ahead or stay on track for graduation? Summer at Oregon State is your solution. Flexible course lengths allow you time to complete a 3-credit class in one week or an entire course series during summer term. All qualifying students pay in-state tuition. Register today at summer.oregonstate.edu.

Graduate students: 

Please be advised of the deadlines for completing your final degree requirements. For those with an upcoming event (PhD Program Meeting, PhD Qualifying Exam, PhD Oral Preliminary Exam, MEng/MS/PhD Final Exam) please remember to:

  • Reserve your room with the event schedule form. Contact Shannon Reed if you have questions. 
  • Schedule your event with the Graduate School at least 2 weeks before the event date with the exam schedule form

Opportunities and Scholarships

Neng Yang, assistant vice president of international education and development at Western Oregon University is recruiting doctoral students and adjunct instructors to lecture on construction engineering and civil engineering in China for a short period of two weeks during the first half of September, middle of December, or the month of June. The universities in China for the lectures are Xuchang University located in Xuchang City, Henan Province (close to Shaolin Temple (the famous martial arts site)). XU would like to invite a teacher to lecture on intro to civil engineering in June 2017. Another institution is Guangxi College of Poly Construction, located in Nanning City, Guangxi Province (close to Vietnam). They need teachers to lecture on construction draft reading and building structure, strength of materials, and engineering drafting. Each class is usually 4-5 sessions per day (40 minutes per session) for ten days. The Chinese university will cover international and domestic flights, hotel and meals, local transportation and sightseeing, and a compensation of $2,000 per class. To apply, submit a copy of your resume or CV in Word format Neng Yang. The immediate need is for the intro to civil engineering class in June. 

Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association (OCAPA) educational fund is sponsoring scholarships for deserving students pursuing a career related to the construction materials industry. Areas of study may include, but are not limited to, construction materials, engineering, geology, architecture, land use planning, biology, Environmental Law and fish & wildlife studies. The OCAPA College Scholarship award is for $2000. Additional scholarships of $1000 each may be awarded as well. Learn more and apply. Application deadline: May 23, 2017. 

Through the generosity of members and sponsors, the Structural Engineers Association of Oregon (SEAO) are currently able to fund four financial scholarship awards to outstanding structural engineering students. The Don Kramer Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one of highest scoring applicants to continue the memory of Don’s excellent engineering skills, relation-building efforts with the construction industry, and service to SEAO. The Susan M. Frey Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding applicant who exemplifies Sue's dedication to structural engineering with particular emphasis on teaching and mentoring. Applications must be returned by May 31, 2017.


Jobs 

Full-Time 

Aerotek, an engineering recruitment firm, is seeking candidates for the following positions: project engineer (civil contractor), project engineer (Vancouver, Ore.), and project engineer (Beaverton, Ore.). Learn more. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an updated resume to Brenden Anderson.

Contech Services, Inc., a smaller-size specialty contractor of 23 years seeks in up to two entry-level project managers for sales, estimating, and project management. They’re licensed in seven western states and offices between Vancouver B.C., Seattle, Portland/Vancouver, and Southern California. Salary, Medical, and 401K is included. The position is for the Vancouver, Wash. office which serves all of Oregon and Hawaii. To apply, send an updated PDF of your resume to the operations manager for the Vancouver/Portland office, Brian Klump

LMC Construction seeks to hire project managers, project engineers, and superintendents. Interested candidates can learn more about their process, services, projects and career opportunities they have to offer. They are one of the Top 100 fastest growing companies in Oregon with many new construction and multi-family renovations throughout Oregon and Washington. They are based out of Tualatin, Ore. and are always looking for the right people who will be a long-term fit. To apply, email an updated copy of your resume and a cover letter to Michelle Fingerut

Lehigh Hanson, a global leader in aggregates, cement, concrete, and other downstream activities seeks to hire a water resource engineer. Learn more and apply

University of Central Florida seeks to hire an assistant professor, civil engineering (transportation/infrastructure). Learn more

WDY, an established structural and civil consulting firm with a friendly, team-oriented environment, is currently filling positions for motivated individuals with the desire to obtain registration as a civil engineer. Minimum qualifications: B.S. Civil Engineering and FE registration. Desired attributes include strong communication skills, computer experience with Hydro CAD, and AutoCAD Civil 3D. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Scott Walker for consideration.

Internships

Central Geotechnical Services, a geotechnical consulting firm based in Portland, seeks to hire summer interns. If you are interested in the opportunity, send a letter of interest and resume to Stephen Eagar.

Oregon State Capital Planning has three openings for CEM/CE students to intern with the OSU Capital Construction group this summer (and into the school year, if desired). Interns will gain experience in a project engineer role from the owner’s side of the construction process, and be able to work alongside seasoned project managers. If CE applicants are selected, they will have the opportunity to work under the civil engineering focused construction manager on campus. Learn more and apply

Weitman Excavation, LLC seeks a second or third year student for a summer job opportunity as a project assistant. This will be a part-time/temporary position that could develop into a full-time future employment opportunity. Work days are Monday through Friday with a salary range of $15.00-17.00 an hour. To apply, send an updated resume to Rick Morgan.

Student Jobs

Student Technical Assistant (Mass Timber Outreach Assistant): This recruitment will be used to fill two part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Technical Assistant (Mass Timber Outreach Assistant) positions for the College of Forestry at Oregon State University (OSU). These positions will assist the TallWood Design Institute in the areas of design and engineering of mass timber buildings and manufacturing of mass timber products; synthesizing the research, producing summaries of key conclusions, and addressing questions, as the basis for outreach materials. Learn more and apply

Visit cce.oregonstate.edu/civil-construction-jobs for recent job postings.