A Double Win for IPI’s Partnered Project of the Year Award

Hill Field Road Project

Hill Field Road involved the reconstruction of I-15 bridges and the construction of ThrU-Turns on SR-232.

Horrocks and our wonderful partners are being recognized for collaboration on not one, but two projects. The Hill Field Road Project Team and the US 60: Oak Flat to Miami, East of Superior Project Team have both won a 2017 IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award!

US-60 Partnering Team

In 2015, IPI found that for every $1 spent on Partnering led to an average of $114 Savings for the Project

The International Partnering Institute (IPI) recognize teams who achieve exceptional outcomes through Construction Partnering by highlighting their success stories in IPI’s newsletter and Partnering Magazine and by honoring partnered teams at the Annual IPI Partnering Awards Ceremony.

The award ceremony will be held in San Francisco on May 19, 2017. Congratulations to all who put in their time and effort on these projects!

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Job Opening: Mid-level to Senior Graphic Designer

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Horrocks Engineers is looking for a career and goal-oriented individual to join our fast-paced and growing Marketing Department. The full-time position is located in our Pleasant Grove, Utah, office and will require excellent technical skills including use of the Adobe Creative Suite to produce logos and branding packages, graphics and illustrations, event booths, document layout, videos, websites, and 3D renderings. The ability to do web programming or 3D animation is a plus. The applicant will work closely with the Marketing, Public Involvement, and Engineering departments.

Requirements

  • Applicant must have a degree in Graphic Design or equivalent
  • Must be intermediate to expert in Adobe Creative products
  • Must be able to follow instructions, coordinate with technical teams, and work as a team
  • Must be able to take accountability for projects and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to take constructive feedback

Please provide a link(s) to your work samples or portfolio.

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, 401k, excellent health and dental insurance, vacation, sick, and holiday. Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements for the hiring process. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

The USA Parkway Design-Build Project Team Wins a 2018 IPI Partnered Project of the Year Award!

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Every year the International Partnering Institute (IPI) recognizes projects and individuals who best exemplify the principles of partnering and promote IPI’s mission—to transform the construction industry to achieve exceptional results through a culture of collaboration.

The Partnered Project of the Year Award recognizes teams who distinguish themselves by implementing IPI’s best practices and by fostering high-trust and collaborative relationships on their projects. The USA Parkway Design-Build team demonstrated a commitment to the partnering process, achieved excellent results, and delivered an outstanding project. Applications were judged based on pre-established criteria by a select panel of impartial judges renowned for their understanding of construction partnering.

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Ames Construction, and Horrocks Engineers collaborated to design and construct a transportation link between I-80 in Storey County and U.S. 50 in Lyon County. The new 4-lane roadway extends the previousUSA Parkway_1 6-mile USA Parkway by more than 12 miles to reach U.S. 50 at Silver Springs. This 18.5-mile roadway now connects the greater Reno/Sparks area with the U.S. 50 corridor, enhancing regional mobility and creating an additional route for commuters, freight, and other traffic. It also helps support regional economic development and serves as another route in the event of emergency or weather-related road closures.

The USA Parkway project is an excellent example of the partnering process and illustrates how a complex, challenging project can provide opportunities for a project team to overcoming those challenges through a commitment to shared goals, from the beginning of design all the way through construction. The team practiced partnering for all relationships.

Though NDOT required formal partnering, it was especially important on a project of this size and complexity. The team reached out to RHA, LLC to develop a formal partnering process, which was embraced by all team members from the executive level to the field. This process included initial sessions during design, follow-up sessions during design, initial construction partnering, follow-up during construction, and a formal rating program.

USA PKWY 1Every effort to maintain this partnering approach was crucial for the success of the project. This Design-Build was large and complex; the location was divided into four work areas, each with its own unique risks and issues relating to geography and geology. The design called for 2.8 million cubic yards of earthwork to be moved and 11 rock excavations that required 640,000 pounds of explosives for blasting. Many tasks such as utility relocations, permitting, right-of-way, and procurement had to occur simultaneously. Construction even overlapped to some extent with design, which was accelerated for this project. Other challenges included wildlife fencing modifications to accommodate the wild horse population in the area, requests from stakeholders to add utility crossings or access points, water main breaks, and the wettest winter on record, just to name a few.

Because of every team member’s perseverance to work together with partnering behaviors and attitudes on this extremely challenging project, the USA Parkway Design-Build resulted in fulfilling NDOT’s vision and providing a positive, rewarding partnering experience for all stakeholders.

Horrocks Engineers is honored and grateful to have participated in such a remarkable project, and to have been able to partner with such a successful and unified team. Congratulations to the Nevada Department of Transportation, Ames Construction, and all other supportive team members on their demonstrated commitment to partnering!

Position Opening: CAD Technician/Drafter

hiring-241x300Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a motivated team player to join our team in Pleasant Grove, UT. Applicant must have an associate’s degree or equivalent technical degree as well as AutoCAD (Civil 3D) experience. The position will include drafting and design opportunities with Civil Engineering projects dealing with municipal, transportation, and structural design as well as site development projects such as subdivision projects. Areas of drafting will include plan and profile, site plans, drainage, grading, utilities (profiles), SWPPP, and associated items.

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package: 401k; excellent health and dental insurance; vacation, sick, and holiday pay. We provide challenging assignments, superior management, high standards and reputation, and individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. Personal integrity and references are a must. Horrocks Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements for the hiring process. For a confidential interview, send resume to lorip@horrocks.com. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

See our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information

Heidi Carter Honored at the Women’s Transportation Seminar “Superheros” Gala

Heidi Carter was recently honored at the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) “Superheroes” gala. WTS wanted to recognize superheroes in transportation who have been involved in the WTS SW Idaho chapter from the beginning, and have continued their involvement. WTS is celebrating its 10th anniversary of the chapter, which was formed in 2007. Heidi became a member in 2009, and has been involved continually since she joined. She is currently the Scholarship Committee head, and leads the efforts in advertising scholarships and selecting awardees. Heidi also helps with the annual online auction which raises money for these scholarships every year. WTS has awarded two $1,500 scholarships, two years in a row. Heidi helped to recognize one of this year’s scholarship recipients, Holly Terrill, who drove down from Northern Idaho to attend the event.

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Photo from the gala left to right – Karie Davidson, (Chapter Vice President), Dyan Bevins (Chapter President), Holly Terrill (scholarship recipient), Eva Fithen (Gala Committee co-chair), and Heidi Carter (Scholarship Committee chair).

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Superhero of Transportation

Heidi grew up in the town so nice they named it twice…Walla Walla, Washington. She chose to attend the University of Idaho over Washington State University as both of her parents are north Idaho natives who will always be Idahoans at heart. After graduating from U of I with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering she moved to Boise starting out as an intern in the Traffic Department at the Ada County Highway District which led to a full time position as assistant traffic engineer. After working for ACHD for two years she joined MK Centennial Engineering. Heidi worked for MK Centennial which transitioned to Washington Group, URS and finally AECOM for twenty years before transitioning to Horrocks Engineers in 2016. Heidi has had the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects throughout the state of Idaho in her over twenty year career to include the Wye Interchange, Connecting Idaho Partners as well as numerous other intersection and roadway projects throughout the Treasure Valley.

Heidi joined WTS in 2008 after seeing what an amazing group of professionals the organization had as its foundation. WTS’ mission is not only to advance women’s careers in the transportation industry but also to attract intelligent, talented and motivated young women to join the profession. With that end goal in mind, Heidi has served as Scholarship Chair for five years. In that time the Southwest Idaho WTS Chapter has provided six scholarships to six amazing young women to assist them in advancing their education.

Heidi is the proud mother of three beautiful children Luke, Meghan and Jacob and she enjoys spending time and making memories with them. She still travels to Walla Walla to visit family and enjoy some wine tasting on occasion.

Position Opening: Senior Accountant

hiring-241x300Horrocks Engineers is growing and has a new Senior Accountant position at our corporate headquarters in Pleasant Grove, Utah.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Project Cost Accounting
  • Invoicing, Accounts Receivable
  • Help Project Managers achieve financially successful projects
  • Fixed Asset Accounting
  • Personal Property Tax
  • Subledger Account Reconciliation
  • Assist with Monthly Closing and Financial Reports
  • Other duties as assigned by Controller

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Proficiency in MS Office, 10-key by touch
  • Thorough understanding of general ledger accounting practices
  • Outstanding attention to detail, proactive follow-up
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Professional appearance, written and verbal skills
  • Maintains confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment as well as independently
  • Proactively seeks to improve processes and increase efficiency
  • Reliable, self-motivated, positive attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to manage workload in a fast-paced work environment

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field
  • 10 years related work experience, engineering/architectural experience preferred
  • Supervisory Experience

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, 401k, excellent health and dental insurance, PTO, and holiday pay. We provide challenging assignments, high standards and reputation in a supportive environment. Personal integrity is essential. Horrocks Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements during the hiring process.

APWA/ASCE Southern Utah Conference Award Wins

Horrocks Engineers was honored to receive the following awards presented at the annual APWA/ASCE Southern Utah Conference held Feb 14–16, 2018:

APWA Southern Utah Branch
Public Works Project of the Year 2017: I-15; MP 8-10 Auxiliary Lanes and Mall Drive Underpass

ASCE Southern Utah Branch
Outstanding Civil Engineering Project 2017: I-15 Exit 4-5 Widening and Virgin River Bridges

ASCE Southern Utah Branch
Innovative Project 2017: City Creek Storm Drain Rehabilitation

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In addition to the awards, Lee Cabell and Bud Swensen were invited to give a presentation focusing on Engineer and Contractor relationships. Along with Brett John from ACC Southwest (contractor for I-15 Exit 4-5 Widening and Virgin River Bridges) and Michael Rocco from AUI, Inc. (contractor for City Creek Storm Drain Rehabilitation), the presentation focused on how engineers and contractors can partner to quickly resolve issues. Lee, Bud, Brett, and Michael shared lessons learned from their two respective projects. They demonstrated the successful partnering practices that resulted in the completion of these two complex projects with a combined value of $25 M and totaling less than 1% change orders.

R2H Engineering Joins Horrocks Engineers

Horrocks Engineers is pleased to announce the merger of Horrocks and R2H Engineering (R2H). R2H is a structural and civil engineering firm with offices in Utah, Nevada, and California. R2H will bring 16 additional employees to Horrocks with expertise in structural engineering for both horizontal and vertical facilities, architecture, and construction management. Starting next week, R2H’s Utah employees will be joining us in our Pleasant Grove office, Nevada employees will be joining the Las Vegas office, and Horrocks will now have a new office location in San Diego, California.

More about R2H Engineering

R2H Engineering is a consulting engineering firm specializing in the structural design of transportation, water and wastewater, and building structures for private and public sector entities. R2H has been in business for 25 years and currently has offices in California, Nevada, and Utah. Typical projects range from the design of pump stations to water treatment facilities, from sound walls to multi-span bridge structures, and from temporary tent structures and underground parking structures to multistory office buildings.

Marketing Day

The entire Horrocks’ marketing team (including team members from our satellite offices in Nampa, Idaho; St. George, Utah;  and Las Vegas, Nevada) gathered at our Pleasant Grove headquarters for the annual marketing training last week, complete with a team-building nature hike to Donut Falls, where team members propped one another up on the slippery ice and snow-covered path. “I never did pick up my dignity from that hike,” Graphic Designer Cole Reasch said. “I was like a newborn horse trying to walk for the first time.”

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Position Opening: Right of Way Technician

hiring-241x300Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a motivated team player to join our Right of Way design team in Pleasant Grove, UT.  Applicant must be competent with MS Word and Excel. Basic duties include researching and determining property ownership, compiling summaries and using spreadsheets and databases to track properties. The position will include preparing documents related to roadway/Right of Way projects and potentially some drafting. Strong communication skills and the ability to work with the existing team members to complete projects. An associate’s degree or equivalent technical degree, as well as a working knowledge of CAD (Microstation) and the ability to work with UDOT ProjectWise and ePM, is preferred.

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package: 401k; excellent health and dental insurance; PTO, and holiday pay. We provide challenging assignments, superior management, high standards and reputation, and individual achievement is recognized and rewarded. Personal integrity and references are a must. Horrocks Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Horrocks Engineers may identify additional skills and requirements for the hiring process. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

See our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information.