Horrocks Engineers Advances to # 318 on the National ENR Top Design Firms List

Engineering News-Record (ENR) has ranked Horrocks Engineers number 318 (up from last year’s ranking of 350) in its Top 500 Design Firms list. In the list, ENR ranks United States firms based on annual revenue. Horrocks was one of only two Utah-based firms to be ranked in 2015.

“Horrocks Engineers is honored to be included in this list of the nation’s highest-caliber design firms,” said Jim Horrocks, PE, President of Horrocks Engineers. “As communities continue to grow, we are committed to growing with them.”

See the Top 500 list at: http://enr.construction.com/toplists/Top-Design-Firms/001-100.asp

 

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Horrocks Engineers Designs Nation’s First Protected Bike Intersection

When improvements to 200 West between 900 South and North Temple are completed in October 2015 (anticipated), Salt Lake City will be home to the first protected bicycle intersection in the United States. 200 West will offer reconfigured and improved multi-modal connections between downtown businesses, neighborhoods, hotels, and the Salt Palace Convention Center.

Horrocks Engineers, working closely with Salt Lake City Corp., designed the multi-modal corridor along 200 West. The 200 West corridor will include:

  1. Modifications from a 5-lane facility to a 2 or 3-lane facility with a protected bike lane on each side of the road. The bicycle lanes will be separated from traffic by on-street parking and raised curb.
  2. Protected bicycle intersection at the 300 South intersection. Salt Lake City will be the first U.S. city with a protected bike intersection. This allows for cyclists to have exclusive movements at the intersection, including signal phasing, and free-right movements.
  3. Implementation of green and tan colored pavement markings and symbols.
Salt Lake City is home to Nation's First Protected Bike Intersection

Salt Lake City is home to the Nation’s First Protected Bike Intersection

Several advantages made 200 West a good candidate for corridor improvements. In addition to being located in downtown Salt Lake City, 200 West: is wide with little automobile traffic (90% under-utilized – current usage is 7,000 cars per day, but the street can handle up to 70,000 cars per day); intersects with bike lanes at North Temple, South Temple, 200 South, 300 South (protected bike lane), 800 South, and 900 South; and is close to TRAX stations (900 South and South Temple) and several of the City’s Green Bike kiosks.

“Helping Salt Lake City with a first-of-its-kind project that advances the City’s goals for a multi-modal downtown by encouraging active transportation provided Horrocks Engineers with many challenges, which led to innovative and real-world solutions. It is a pleasure for us to be a part of helping communities such as Salt Lake City grow, adapt, and innovate as they seek to improve the lives and experiences of visitors and citizens,” said Brian Christensen, PE, PTOE, principal with Horrocks Engineers and project manager for the 200 West Improvements.

Featuring the nation’s first protected bike intersection, the 200 West Improvement project has received significant media attention. Links to media outlets focusing on the 200 West project as well as links to the City’s informational website and videos follow:

Horrocks Engineers is excited to sponsor our fifth annual blood drive!

Horrocks Engineers is excited to sponsor our fifth annual blood drive! “Blood Battle 2015” will take place on April 7, 2015.  It is a friendly competition between several Northern Utah County cities to see which city can donate the most units of blood for the American Red Cross. Our goal is to collect 200 units of blood!

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Please visit our website: http://projects.horrocks.com/blooddrive for more information including locations and times, and to register for the blood drive.

Horrocks Project Receives 2014 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award

The partnership team of ADOT, LOR Construction, Horrocks Engineers, and Premier Engineering was recently selected as the winner of the 2014 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award for their work on the US 60, Salt River Canyon Rest Area project. Horrocks Engineers was responsible for all construction administration activities for this project.

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The US 60, Salt River Canyon Rest Area project renovated the rest area on US 60 between Globe and Show Low, Arizona. The improvements included:

  • New composting toilets
  • New solar electrical system
  • New heating system
  • New well pump
  • Updating the rest area to be ADA compliant
  • Repaving the parking lot
  • Completing landscaping

This project is part of ADOT’s rest area rehabilitation program, which is renovating rest areas along Arizona state highways.

The team implemented numerous partnering principles throughout the project. An open line of communication was kept with all team members, which allowed for issues to be discussed and resolved at the lowest level possible. Additionally, all public and private stakeholders on the project remained actively involved. One of these stakeholders was the San Carlos Apache Tribe. The rest area is located on the Tribe’s reservation and once the project was complete, the Tribe blessed the new building.

Each year, the Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award is given to project teams who successfully apply partnering principles and processes within the transportation industry. A panel of government agencies, contractors, and consultants judge each project application based on criteria including charter/mission of the project team, goals, issue resolution, teamwork, and value/outcomes.

The team will be presented with the award at the 64th Annual Roads and Streets Conference in April. Horrocks is honored to be part of such a great team!

Position Available for Construction Inspector in our Heber, UT office

Horrocks Engineers is now accepting resumes for a seasonal (March-November 2015), experienced Construction Inspector in our Heber, UT office. Candidates with backgrounds in road improvements, water line installation, sewer installation and waste water facility construction are preferred, candidates will be required to document daily construction reports.

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 lorih@horrocks.com. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

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

Position Available for a GIS Analyst.

Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for a GIS Analyst to work with our GIS Department in our Pleasant Grove, Utah office. #utmap #jobs

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems, geography, planning, cartography, computer science, or related field
    3-6+ years related experience desired

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proven experience working with ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, creating and managing web services
  • Proven experience working with web and mobile GIS applications, including ArcGIS Online
  • Ability to perform intermediate level of spatial analysis.
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation interaction with GIS

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide computer mapping and related database services
  • Assist with creating and managing web services in ArcGIS Server
  • Assist in the development of internet and mobile applications
  • Provide GIS support for our diverse planning and engineering services
  • Attend training to improve personal GIS skills and elevate our capabilities
  • Support and present at local and regional GIS users groups meetings and conferences
  • Develop methods to improve efficiency of database management
  • Aerial photography interpretation and map interpolation
  • This position will report to the GIS Programmer Analyst

Desired Experience:

  • Considerable knowledge of ESRI’s current lineup of GIS database, mapping software, and GIS application development packages including ArcGIS Desktop, Mobile, Online, and Server.
  • Model builder and/or Python scripting experience
  • Familiarity with Esri’s Local Government Information Model
  • Skill in document preparation and making oral presentations
  • Skill in database architecture, data modeling, data normalization, data factoring, and archiving
  • Knowledge of ArcSDE database enterprise system, usage, maintenance, and management
  • SQL Server database knowledge
  • Familiarity with GPS data gathering techniques and “ground to grid” conversion
  • Knowledge of creating or working with custom coordinate systems
  • Javascript, HTML5, or other web programming knowledge a plus

At Horrocks Engineers we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package; 401k, medical and dental insurance, vacation, sick and holiday. We provide challenging assignments, superior management, high standards and reputation; individual achievement 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. For a confidential interview in Utah, send resume to Lori Hoggard at lorih@horrocks.com, or call 801-763-5100 to speak with someone in our Human Resources Department.

Position Available for Traffic Operations Engineer

Currently our Pleasant Grove, UT office has an exciting job opportunity for a self-motivated traffic operations engineer to join our team.  The candidate will need to demonstrate strong leadership and technical skills as it relates to traffic signal operations.  The successful applicant must be able to communicate effectively and work well in a team environment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serve clients by providing sound traffic engineering solutions
  • Provide management, supervision, and direction to other engineering and technical staff
  • Update and coordinate signal timing to maximize efficiency throughout signal systems
  • Develop innovative solutions and maintain a state of the art knowledge of traffic operations principles and techniques
  • Effectively communicate with clients and team members
  • Perform advanced technical analysis in the areas of traffic engineering, traffic data analysis, traffic signal timing, traffic signal design, Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS), etc.
  • Implement and coordinate field work necessary to implement and optimize signal timing strategies
  • Develop incident management signal timing plans to proactively meet the needs of the traveling public

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (Master’s Degree Preferred)
  • PE license in the State of Utah, or ability to acquire within 6 months of being hired (PTOE Certification Preferred)
  • More than 5 years of progressively responsible experience in traffic operations
  • In-depth knowledge of traffic signal timing principles and traffic operations
  • Working knowledge of various traffic engineering tools including Synchro/Simtraffic, UDOT Signal Performance Metrics, Vissim, GIS, etc.
  • Working knowledge of UDOT traffic operations systems is preferred
  • Experience programming and troubleshooting traffic signal controllers

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 lorih@horrocks.com.  Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.

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

Position Available for CAD Technician/Drafter in our Pleasant Grove, UT office

Horrocks Engineers is currently looking for motivated team players to join our team in Pleasant Grove, UT. Applicant must have an associate’s degree as well as AutoCAD (Civil 3D) experience. The position will include drafting and design opportunities with Engineering projects dealing with fiber optics and telecommunications projects. It may also include municipal, transportation, and utility design. Areas of drafting will include running line design, plan sheets, site plans, drainage, grading, utilities (profiles), SWPPP, plats, and associated items. Some experience with utility drafting is preferred, and the ability to work at a brisk pace to meet frequent deadlines is required. Candidate must be self-starting, highly motivated, and an effective communicator. Position will also require field visits on occasion

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 lorih@horrocks.com. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.
See our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information.

Position Available for Engineering Intern in our Pleasant Grove, UT office

Horrocks Engineers has an immediate opening for a part-time Engineering Intern in our Pleasant Grove office. Candidate must have an associate’s degree or equivalent general education, or be enrolled as a student pursuing a B.S. or M.S. degree in Civil or Electrical Engineering. Students must have completed their sophomore year in higher education. Candidate must have CAD experience, with preference given to Bentley Microstation. Preference will also be given to individuals with an understanding of fiber optics. The position is for an intern to be trained on fiber optic mapping and CAD drawing. Position requires walking outside for up to 1 mile at a time, field mapping using handheld GPS devices, drawing in a CAD environment, and requires lifting objects of up to 50 lbs.

Candidate must be highly-motivated, self-starting, with effective communication skills and works well in a team environment. The Company may identify additional related skills and requirements as preferences for the hiring process.

At Horrocks Engineers, we provide our employees with a highly competitive salary and benefits package, flexible work hours, excellent health and dental insurance, and paid time off. 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.

For a confidential interview, send resume to lorih@horrocks.com. Only applicants selected to interview will be contacted.
See our website at http://www.horrocks.com for more information.

Position Available for Marketing Supervisor in our Pleasant Grove, UT office

Horrocks Engineers, a regional civil engineering company, is seeking a motivated and experience professional to supervise their Utah-based marketing team and coordinate marketing and work flow efforts regionally. This individual must have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a communications related program, at least seven years of AEC industry experience, and the ability to lead and organize others. This individual will work closely with Horrocks’ management team to coordinate business development efforts, write proposals, manage the company’s database, produce corporate marketing materials, and manage the work flow of the marketing team under the direction of the Marketing Principal and Board of Directors. This individual must have an excellent understand of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign especially, graphics capabilities a plus); technical writing skills, the ability to facilitate group meetings, and the ability to manage and lead others. This position is a production and management position that requires a significant amount of independent research, collaboration, technical writing, and creative thinking. Competitive salary and benefits package. Please send resume to lorih@horrocks.com

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