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aidaninhp

What is the salary range ?


half-a-cat

Up to 130k for the right candidate.


CivilMaze19

You paying $100-130k?


half-a-cat

For a licensed PE


MrDingus84

What salary ranges would someone be looking at for different levels of experience/licensure?


half-a-cat

75k to 100k for an experienced EIT. 100k to 130k for a project engineer.


ThinkThink23

Offer more and You'll get more candidates. Its simple.


Preacher_rob

Experienced EIT in Texas 👋


Dischucker

Are you still requiring them to live in Texas? That is probably why!


everyusernametaken2

Oregon firm checking in: We settled on hiring a WFH engineer from TX. He’s great and so is Texas.


hotpotatoinmyrisotto

Are you hiring WFH positions still? Asking for a friend!


half-a-cat

My director of engineering lives in Oregon and is licensed in both states. How cool!


half-a-cat

No, just licensed in TX. I just need a work horse who doesn't mind not having that face to face client interaction. All work would be based in Central TX but I have local people to run around.


Lopsided_Loquat_9153

What’s the salary range?


half-a-cat

75k to 100k for various levels of EIT 100k to 130k for various levels of PE, civil


Lopsided_Loquat_9153

I live in Dallas


deathtastic

I am in Idaho but licensed in Texas. One of my coworkers just interviewed down there and from what I hear will making about 20k more than me if he gets the municipal job. Most private insurance packages I see suck seriously.


bickwithnebula

Ayoooo!! But the original Rudy’s in San Antonio is BOMBBBBB!!!!!!


transneptuneobj

I can certainly get licensed in Texas.


half-a-cat

PM let's chat


KShader

What discipline of civil engineering?


half-a-cat

Private Land Development (95%) some Public Works (5%)


tiredofland

I can do that… how’s the pay?


half-a-cat

75k to 100k for an EIT, depending on experience 100k to 130k for PE, civil - depending on experience


75footubi

Because who the fuck wants to deal with the shitshow that is Texas?


_Yo_se_

So it sounds like you dont like TX politicians.


_Yo_se_

What makes Texas a shit show?


antechrist23

Austin, the capital of Texas and 10th largest city in the U.S. has had over 100,000 customers without power for over 3 days because the temperature dropped below 30 degrees again.


75footubi

1) the fact that women and LGBTQ+ people are literally not treated as fully human with bodily autonomy 2) the lack of a regulatory framework that protects people in the case of major civil malpractice 3) no functional power grid any time it gets below 20F or above 95F 4) School system that teaches ideology, not facts.


gm2

You're right about all that, you should definitely stay where you are and not come to Texas. Please don't come. Edit: please don't


CivilMaze19

It’s always interesting to me how someone can have opinions this strong and label an entire state as bad when they’ve never lived here and likely formed their entire view from stuff they see on social media. Meanwhile it’s one of the most popular states people move to so must not be the shitshow irl that everyone online imagines.


antechrist23

I've lived in Texas for over 40 years. And I remember a time when the power grid only failed during a natural disaster like a Hurricane, but now I'm seeing people in Austin go for more than 3 days without power. All because the temperature dropped below 30 degrees. The lack of a stable power grid is what caused me to move.


CivilMaze19

This was a natural disaster, hence the Disaster Declaration by the governor. It was an ice storm that laid up to an inch of ice across almost the entire state. The temperature being below 30 degrees is not why we’re dealing with these power outages lol. It was the literal tons of ice on trees and power lines causing them to break. It’s depressing to see entire neighborhoods with no trees left. We’ve had several other days below 30 with no issues, but you don’t see news stories about those days, only when something goes wrong. One of the main reasons Austin was so unevenly effected was due to homeowners in Austin forcing the electric company to reduce its tree trimming requirements to “protect the trees” and even allowed homeowners to refuse trimming back in 2007. Thankfully this was reversed by AE in 2019, but coupled with Covid worker shortages they haven’t been able to keep up with backlog. Maybe we’ll see these old areas of Austin finally get the buried lines like the rest of us.


GetRDone96

That’s fine. We don’t want y’all here anyway lol


75footubi

Feeling's mutual, bud. I'll keep my functional mass transit and social safety net and you can keep your weekly school/church/store mass shootings.


GetRDone96

Right on, bud


tslewis71

Man, you come on a career advice baord and you decide to make it political, see how that works out for you in your career, child


425trafficeng

There’s a huge difference between saying shit online and in the office. News flash, civil engineering is actually hugely tied into politics, most large engineering firms have PAC’s for that very reason.


Old_Literature_3350

Don’t see what the 1st one has to do w engineering lol


75footubi

As a woman, I am literally putting myself in harm's way if I ever step foot in Texas. You can bet your ass I'll never work or accept an assignment to work there.


GetRDone96

Are you implying that you spontaneously get pregnant and then you’re incapable of leaving the state once you do?


Old_Literature_3350

Lol your so silly you made my night


tslewis71

Please keep politics out of work for the adults. I would.like one area of my life that is not a political shit show.


CivilMaze19

I love that people (on the internet mostly) have this perception about Texas.


xoxokaralee

Lol where were you a year and a half ago?


half-a-cat

HMU


CE_2020

I sent you a message.


half-a-cat

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Emergency-Lab-8305

I can’t speak for the pes the field is low on them.


TransportationEng

Come to Texas and help us vote them out.


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TransportationEng

I refuse to yield to their antics. Moving just delays the confrontation allowing them a strong hold. Their gerrymandered margins are thin.


Keep-On-Drilling

u/xraw-hd or u/civilprofessor can we get some intervention here? This thread has spiraled.


antechrist23

OP is asking why it's hard to find a PE willing to work in Texas. The current political climate may have something to do with it. The firm I used to work for was looking to hire another PE last summer. They made an offer to someone in California with an impressive resume. While he was negotiating his relocation costs and salary, there was a Supreme Court decision last June that made him and his wife decide that maybe Texas wasn't the best place to raise their daughters. My partner and I are both LGBTQ+. It's going to be really hard to convince anyone who isn't cishet that they will continue to have human rights in this current political climate. But that's my two cents. Sorry, my rights have become an uncomfortable political discussion for you.


Keep-On-Drilling

No. Rule 2 of the sub is No Hate Speech. It may not seem like hate speech to you, since you don’t like Christians. But replace the word Christian in your comment with a marginalized religious group in the US and you’ll see how your comment is offensive.


antechrist23

Never in my posts did I mention Christianity.


Keep-On-Drilling

Really? The comment I originally replied to doesn’t say Christian? Ok dude


SharkBite44

Dude. Grown men don’t tattle on other men just because they feel like pretending to be outraged. Grow up. Grow a pair. 65% of Americans are Christian. I’d hardly call yourself marginalized. Wow, what a home owner.


SharkBite44

Wow dude, you really are a little bitch lol. How many people do you report a day? I’m just looking at your comments and every other one is “hey mods. I feel uncomfortable. Can you please ban this guy?” “It’s been 24 hours mods, wheee are you? I’m scared.” Are you really a grown man?


tslewis71

Same in California, I can't vote out these democrat crazies destroying the state, but then again I don't bring politics into a career advice baord unless provoked, but there you go. The beauty of America is, you still have the option to move to another state whose politica are aligned to yours, 'm still weighing up FL and TX move to, many californians have left the state


Engineer2727kk

Agree.


antechrist23

Oh, I highly recommend Texas over Florida. Unless you really like beaches. Florida does have better beaches than Texas. And you're right, the great thing is that for the time being, you have the freedom in this country to move to another state of you don't like the politics. It ain't cheap, but if you've got the coin and are yearning for the freedoms you can't have in California, Austin is pretty based.


tslewis71

What is a christian facist? How old are you?


Engineer2727kk

No.


TransportationEng

You can have a different taco for every day of the month.


lambo_abdelfattah

Messaged you


Crafty_Ranger_2917

Send me a message and let's talk.


FloridasFinest

Because our field need to be in the office. Gotta please the boomers


Emergency-Lab-8305

Because they probably already hired. Better up the pay!


Engineer2727kk

There is no doubt at all that working in the office is better for our field. Whether it’s young engineers who need mentors in the office or older engineers who need to be there to provide the mentorship.


EyesOnScreens

Meh. I like a hybrid schedule. 4.5 year structural EIT who has both mentored and been mentored, and I’m having no issues WFH. Teams makes most communication pretty easy. But I do see the benefit of being in office for new people and general team building. But as long as the work gets done, who cares. Also WFH works out well for retaining talent. Pre-Covid I was seriously considering leaving because I was so tired of the long hours and missing my family. I don’t mind working late when I can do it from my house.


FloridasFinest

Ya but little kids here rather sit home and abuse system and watch Netflix


425trafficeng

That’s just flat out incorrect. Sometimes I mix it up with Hulu/CNBC.


king_john651

If work is done then work is done, doesn't matter how


half-a-cat

I offer all medical benefits paid, competitive salary, unlimited vacation time, work from home, and all software and hardware.


EnginerdOnABike

I used to work at a company that paid me competitively. Until I left for another company that wanted to pay me at least 20% higher competitively. Seriously though the market is crazy right now. I'd legitimately put you at the bottom of the list of companies to apply for if you use the words competitive pay instead of posting a salary range. If you can't tell me the salary range up front I just assume you're going to low ball me.


InvestigatorIll3928

This is straight up fact. Tell us the range or your no better Mary Kay or cutco.


FlameBoi3000

"unlimited vacation days" is also a red flag. Typically that translates to: you have no guaranteed amount of vacation days and it is entirely up to management's discretion when you're off.


75footubi

A firm I interviewed at but didn't end up accepting (but I still have friends there) recently went to unlimited PTO but there were a minimum number of days you had to take. I wasn't a fan of being a guinea pig in that system, but I'm curious as to how it will work out.


half-a-cat

I would agree with you in most cases. We're mostly assignment driven so I don't really care where you do your work from as long as it gets done. It really takes the 'right' person to fit this kind of role.


half-a-cat

75k to 100k for EIT, depends on experience 100k to 130k for PE, depends on experience


construction_eng

People tend to hate the unlimited pto thing, it ends up better to just toss someone 6+ weeks for recruiting if you are actually serious about that


Tiafves

Everyone says competitive salary, that means nothing. Give numbers and stop wasting your time and potential employees time.


tim36272

The water park I worked at offered "competitive pay". They had a special exemption because they employed part time seasonal minors, so they only had to pay 75% of minimum wage. There was literally nowhere else that could legally pay as little as they did. That's what I think of when I hear "competitive pay". I'd literally stop reading your job posting at those words.


spenrose22

Salary obviously isn’t competitive


Unlikely-Newspaper35

Cool. What's the pay?


half-a-cat

75k to 100k for EIT 100k to 130k for PE


Unlikely-Newspaper35

Thanks, I'll talk it up with the folks I know.


Orcanatory

What type of work?


half-a-cat

Land development engineering


supremePE

You just told us why you are having so much problems finding a candidate


Keep-On-Drilling

Post the pay range or don’t post the position. Hearing “competitive” makes the job prospects all think of breaking someone’s knee caps. You don’t want to start out by giving that impression do you? For more tips on how to run a business, my consulting rate is in the range of $300-400 an hour. DM me, let’s get to work.


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EngineerInTears

"Competitive" isn't a number. What's the salary range you're offering?


heat-transfer

Because Texas is a shit hole full of retards.


tslewis71

I find it funny im downvoted 12 times when the poster claims christian fascists. The children have no idea what a facist is, same as what a racist is. Carry on.


YaBoiAir

you’re not offering enough money


half-a-cat

Doubt


Katn_Thoss

Because you are not looking seriously. Post a job description or link to the job listing.


Practical-Tea2356

I am here with master degree but not in Texas