WHPacific Project Engineer in Anchorage, Alaska

Description/Job Summary


Apply design and engineering skills and experience to remote and rural infrastructure development, water and sewer operations, and other challenging projects throughout Alaska in a multi-disciplinary environment. In particular, the position provides project engineering support to projects with the North Slope Borough, NW Arctic Borough, Village Safe Water, Red Dog Mine and other parts of Alaska.


  • Under direct supervision of a project manager or director, the project engineering position will work on a variety of infrastructure, water/sewer engineering and construction projects in many parts of Alaska

  • Apply standard engineering techniques, standards and criteria to these projects

  • Use engineering judgment and make minor adaptations as required for task completion.

  • Under direct supervision, perform or assist in performing studies, calculation, designs, and the preparation of reports, plans and specifications.

  • Work with the project stakeholders to develop and implement training programs with the objective of increasing village-based water and wastewater certification and expertise.

  • Travel to villages to observe and document emergency repairs and major upgrades on infrastructure in the form of detailed daily reports.

  • Work as part of a multi-discipline team on projects with Red Dog Mine and the resource industry

  • Assist project managers with execution of complex engineering projects

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Required Qualifications*



  • Civil, electrical, or mechanical degree from an accredited institute

  • 3 years of professional experience required,

  • EIT or the ability to secure EIT within 90 days on the job,

  • Ability and desire to work in fast paced environment on various types of projects for the resource industry

  • Ability to proactively communicate technical engineering and operations concepts to owners in an appropriate manner

  • Must be proficient with MS Office software; including MS Word, Excel and computer assisted drafting (CAD) software

  • Arctic experience, knowledge/experience with the resource industry, and experience in remote, rural Alaska

  • Experience interpreting water and sewer drawings

  • Experience with coordinating a multi-discipline project team required

  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills to peers, managers, and clients

  • Must be able to travel to remote locations in winter conditions as needed


  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a fast-track, team environment.

  • Demonstrate ability to raise to the challenge in a stressful, dead-line oriented environment.

  • Ability to prepare letters, reports, specifications, business correspondence, and procedure manuals using word processing software such as Microsoft Word.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and financial functions.

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


  • EIT certification or ability to secure EIT within 90 days

  • Valid drivers license required; must meet company s insurability requirements


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, dealing effectively and reasonably with stress in the workplace without lost time or undue strain. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate. The noise level on the construction site is often loud. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds.

The position will require the employee to travel to rural Alaska at various times of year. Air travel from hub airports to village airfields is often via small aircraft, and weather conditions can vary from summer conditions to arctic winter. In winter conditions, the employee may be required to carry additional arctic gear to perform the work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in performing design calculations and preparing equipment or material specifications desirable

  • Working knowledge of applicable engineering design codes and arctic design desirable

  • Experience with Civil 3D, Autocad, and other engineering software programs desirable