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August 29, 2018
Hipster + Engineer = Joshua Ogle, PE
Meet Josh Ogle, PE (aka) ‘The Hipster Engineer’. What is a hipster engineer, you ask? He is more than your average engineer and tries to find ways to give back to the profession. With his passion for engineering, Josh started TheHipsterEngineer.com to be a resource for engineers as they prepare for their licensure exams, job search and career growth. He strives to be a resource that is fresh and current to help engineers in today’s marketplace. Through ‘The Hipster Engineer’ website, Josh has been able to provide his personal insights into the life of an engineer and the everyday struggles that you have to deal with… from the stages of a student, to an engineer, and beyond. Some of the topics you can find on the blog include resume/cover letter help, job search help, licensure exam tips/tricks, career and life development and professional technical lecture recaps.
Josh received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and master’s degree from the University of California, Davis in Civil Engineering. He went on to help open a new office for his previous firm while preparing for the PE exam. He passed the Civil PE Exam (Structural Depth) along with the California Specific Exams (Seismic and Surveying), then soon after returned home to Salt Lake City, Utah. He joined our team at Dunn Associates, Inc. in February 2017. His portfolio of projects include Young Living Essential Oils Global Headquarters in Lehi, Utah, doTerra Operations and Sourcing Building in Pleasant Grove, Utah and many others.
Josh was recently selected to teach one of the national PE exam prep courses by PPI (link) which was recently acquired by Kaplan. Lesson plans are provided by PPI, while he adds his own flare and expertise to help the students become comfortable on test day. There are only 4 teachers that currently teach the PE Civil Breadth classes, Josh being one of them. He will also be 1 of 2 teachers in the coming weeks to teach the PE Structural Depth class. Josh uses his skills and experience over the past several years in the industry to bring clarity to engineering problems and help others pass the PE Exam.
Beyond engineering, he enjoys spending time with his wife and his pups. They are the things that keep him centered while working hard, studying hard and teaching hard!
Join Our Team!
Dunn Associates, Inc. is growing strategically and looking for the best people. As a leading structural engineering firm in the intermountain area for over 20 years, Dunn Associates continues to be involved with some of the best projects in the region. Exclusively focused on structures, we innovate, create and optimize unique structural solutions for our loyal public and private clients.
The successful candidate will first and foremost be required to have high personal skills while interacting with our clients. We are professional consultants and our attitudes and manors are of high importance. Interaction with design and administrative professionals within our office is expected.
STRATEGIC MARKETING PLAN – Continue to implement the overall strategic plan regarding Dunn Associates, Inc. and its marketing endeavors.
CLIENT RELATIONS – Work closely with principals, associates and others to foster and advance relationships with top clients and potential clients. Leverage a network of relationships with key decision-makers, primarily with owners, architects and contractors, to establish good will, share project leads and expand opportunities with the public sector clients.
PROPOSALS / QUALIFICATIONS – Respond to RFPs and RFQs, including requests by architects and contractors who are responding to RFPs and RFQs, develop the appropriate material to leverage Dunn Associates’ qualifications in regard to the specified projects. Follow self-established and business development leads to track projects both prior to and following the submittal of Statements of Qualifications and Proposals.
DATABASE MANAGEMENT – Update information kept in company database (Cosential & Deltek Ajera), including contacts, projects, prospective projects and workload. Work closely with project managers and engineers to develop content for use on the website, in firm profiles, social media, and in RFPs and RFQs. Work with project managers and in-house photographer to acquire photos of current and past projects for use in marketing efforts.
PUBLIC RELATIONS – Develop opportunities with news and media organizations to promote Dunn Associates, Inc., its personnel, projects and other accomplishments. Create advertisements according to publication specifications, contract for the advertising space and track the results of advertising efforts. Update and upgrade company website as necessary and appropriate. Work closely with project managers to develop content for bi-weekly posts to news/blog page. Create consistent and meaningful content for social media to increase company exposure for client relations and staff recruiting efforts. Attend industry-related events. Prepare and submit industry-specific award opportunities for staff and projects.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT – As necessary, provide phone support and assist administrative staff in carrying out their assignments including professional licensing, staff recruiting and human resources, workload, and company-sponsored events.
- Education—Bachelor’s degree; qualified experience may substitute for college education.
- A working knowledge of marketing-related softwares Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Microsoft Office are required. Experience with CRM (Cosential) and/or Deltek Ajera a plus.
- Experience working in the construction or professional services industry.
- Established rapport with key decision-makers in the construction industry, particularly architects and contractors would be added value.
Compensation is very competitive and varies with experience. Dunn pays full medical for the employee and their dependents, covers full dental for the employee, life insurance policies, engages in 401k matching, contributes $2,000 annually to HSA (Health Savings Account), and gives generous PTO (including holiday and vacation days). Other perks to be discussed as the dialog progresses.
How to Apply:
Submit resume and cover letters to email@example.com or submit through online form.
Dunn Associates, Inc. (DAI) is a full-service structural engineering firm specializing in both public and private clients. We believe in an upbeat work environment while providing our clients with cutting-edge design solutions that consistently exceed expectations.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated designer/drafter with great communication skills. At least two years of experience with Revit is preferred, but all commercial structural design candidates will be considered.
Dunn Associates, Inc. offers competitive pay and a full benefits package. Submit resume online or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.