Careers

Talbert & Bright specializes in working with General Aviation and Commercial Service airports throughout the Southeast region and has independent office locations in Wilmington, NC; Charlotte, NC; Columbia, SC; and Richmond, VA. The firm offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 100% of employee’s health insurance coverage; vision & dental insurance; 401(k); disability insurance; medical and childcare flexible reimbursement plan; supplemental insurance plans; paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave; and an incentive compensation program.

Our staff is comprised of a diverse group of engineers, planners, technicians, and administrative personnel who are all integral to the firm’s success and long-standing reputation as a leading aviation consultant in the Southeast. We provide many avenues for our staff to grow and develop professionally within the firm and encourage them to take on new roles and responsibilities. We are always looking for ambitious, hard-working professionals to join our team so please review the Open Positions below for our current staffing needs.

Open Positions

Talbert & Bright, Inc. is currently seeking applications for an experienced, self-motivated professional engineer capable of leading a design team, with marketing/management capabilities.

This position is located in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Location provides outstanding quality of life, to work, live and play. Adjacent to local beaches and vibrant downtown on the Cape Fear River. The region provides excellent schools, temperate climate, and year-round outdoor lifestyle.  Community also provides a wide range of cultural events and opportunities.

Position Type: Permanent full time

No of Positions open: 1

Start date: ASAP

Travel Required: occasional to weekly travel

Salary: dependent on experience/capability

Full range of competitive benefits

Note: Signing bonus and Relocation Expense provided

Project Manager Expectations include:

  • Coordinate and oversee civil engineering design and construction phases of Airport projects funded by both FAA, state, and airport funds
  • Assign, coordinate, and review the work of engineers, consultants, contractors, and technical support staff
  • Oversee preparation of designs and review plans for constructability, adherence to FAA standards, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
  • Prepare/review specifications, bid documents, contracts, and permit applications
  • Prepare preliminary cost opinions for construction projects, engineer’s reports, grant/project budget estimates, FAA/state grant applications and justifications for projects and review reports, plans and specifications prepared by subconsultants
  • Make/review complex engineering calculations
  • Review qualifications and experience of subconsultants and make recommendations; write requests for proposals for subconsultant services and review for completeness and adequacy
  • Lead pre-bid, pre-construction, and progress meetings
  • Perform site visits and attend and make presentations at Authority and Commission meetings
  • Resolve construction issues
  • Document construction progress and track budgets
  • Review contractors pay requests
  • Coordinate QA testing and review results
  • Prepare/review change orders and review pricing
  • Prepare/review final report for grant closeout
  • Prepare annual CIPs and budget-level cost estimates for wide range of GA and Air Carrier Airport projects

 

Core Competencies and Qualifications:

  • Degree: Minimum B.S. in Civil Engineering from an accredited university
  • Licensed professional engineer in the state of North Carolina/South Carolina, or ability to obtain reciprocity within 3 months
  • Ten years minimum of engineering experience in the design or construction phases of civil engineering projects, preferably airport projects
  • Ability to work within the United States immediately required on a full-time permanent basis
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects on time and within budget
  • Knowledge of contract administration and compliance as applied to the construction phase of public works projects, especially airports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, contractors, subconsultants, utilities, governmental agencies, other departments, and the public
  • Ability to mentor staff engineers
  • General working knowledge of AutoCAD, storm drainage design software, FAA pavement design software; proficient at Word, Excel, PowerPoint

 

Applicant must be self-motivated and perform with attention to detail and accuracy. Manage projects from inception, design, construction to closeout. We provide a stable and professional work environment. If you would like to become part of our future and are looking for growth and longevity, then please submit your resume for employment consideration to careers@tbiilm.com

Talbert & Bright, Inc. is currently seeking applications for a self-motivated individual with an engineering degree, able to work within a design team framework.

This position is located in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Location provides outstanding quality of life, to work, live and play.  Adjacent to local beaches and vibrant downtown on the Cape Fear River.  The region provides excellent schools, temperate climate and year-round outdoor lifestyle.  Community also provides a wide range of cultural events and opportunities.

Position Type: Permanent full time

No of Positions open: 2

Start date: ASAP

Travel Required: occasional travel

Salary: dependent on experience/capability  

Full range of competitive benefits

Note: Signing bonus and Relocation Expense provided

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Design of runways, taxiways, aprons, and other airfield facilities. Work typically involves grading, paving, drainage and other airfield related work.
  • Develop planning documents, construction cost estimates, and perform computer aided design.
  • Prepare and direct design and preparation of technical reports, calculations, project drawings, details & specifications. Perform review of construction shop drawings and construction site visits.
  • Coordinate the project with regulatory agencies and serve as a liaison between clients and agencies, subcontractors and design team members.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
  • 4+ years of experience, (PE) license preferred
  • Proficient with AutoCAD
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Produce organized, accurate and professional work products
  • Ability to work independently and in small groups
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and meet schedule requirements for multiple projects/tasks 
  • We are willing to train talented individuals w/o aviation experience

 

Applicant must be self-motivated and perform with attention to detail and accuracy. We provide a stable and professional work environment with opportunities to work on a wide range of projects at multiple airports with opportunities for professional growth and development. Be involved in a project from inception to closeout. Don’t be pigeon-holed in the same job every day. If you would like to become part of our future and are looking for growth and longevity, then please submit your resume for employment to careers@tbiilm.com.

Talbert & Bright, Inc. is currently seeking applications for a self-motivated individual with an engineering degree, able to work within a design team framework.

This position is located in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Location provides outstanding quality of life, to work, live and play.  Adjacent to local beaches and a vibrant downtown on the Cape Fear River.  The region provides excellent schools, temperate climate and year-round outdoor lifestyle.  Community also provides a wide range of cultural events and opportunities.

Position Type: Permanent full time

No of Positions open: 1

Start date: ASAP

Travel Required: occasional travel

Salary: dependent on experience/capability  

Full range of competitive benefits

Note: Signing bonus and Relocation Expense provided

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist Design Engineer and Design Team in the design of runways, taxiways, aprons, and other airfield facilities. Work typically involves grading, paving, drainage and other civil engineering related work.
  • Provide assistance with planning documents, construction cost estimates, and perform computer aided design.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical reports, calculations, project drawings, details & specifications. Assist in review of construction shop drawings and construction site visits.
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned with growing levels of responsibility.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
  • 0-4 years of experience with good background in civil engineering principles
  • Growing proficiency with AutoCAD
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Produce organized, accurate and professional work products
  • Ability to work independently and in small groups
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and meet schedule requirements for multiple projects/tasks 

 

Entry level position.  Applicant must be self-motivated and perform with attention to detail and accuracy.  Career growth and advancement as appropriate for level of performance. We provide a stable and professional work environment with opportunities to work on a wide range of projects at multiple airports with opportunities for professional growth and development. Be involved in a project from inception to closeout. If you would like to become part of our future and are looking for growth and longevity, then please submit your resume for employment to careers@tbiilm.com.  

Talbert & Bright, Inc. is currently seeking applications for a self-motivated individual with Civil CAD experience, able to work within a design team framework.

This position is located in Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach, NC.  Location provides outstanding quality of life, to work, live and play.  Adjacent to local beaches and vibrant downtown on the Cape Fear River.  The region provides excellent schools, temperate climate and year-round outdoor lifestyle.  Community also provides a wide range of cultural events and opportunities.

Position Type: Permanent full time

No of Positions open: 1

Start date: ASAP

Salary: dependent on experience/capability  

Full range of competitive benefits

Note: Signing bonus and Relocation Expense provided

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Translate concept sketches, preliminary designs and specifications into working documents using computer-aided design and drafting software
  • Preparation of civil engineering design and construction documents, and coordination with related design team consultants/discipline’s documents
  • Ensure drawings and designs are completed on time and adhere to established specifications and standards.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and level as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in drafting technology or related field from an accredited institution.
  • 2+ years experience
  • Proficient with AutoCAD/Civil 3D
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Produce organized, accurate and professional work products
  • Ability to work independently and in small groups
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and meet schedule requirements for multiple projects/tasks

 

Applicant must be self-motivated and perform with attention to detail and accuracy. Salary is dependent upon level of experience and capability. We provide a stable and professional work environment. If you would like to become part of our future and are looking for growth and longevity, then please submit your resume for employment consideration to careers@tbiilm.com.