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Project Assistant – Tacoma Office |


    BHC Consultants is a consulting engineering, planning, and building code and construction compliance firm with offices in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Spokane, Washington. We are currently seeking a full time Project Assistant in our Tacoma office. Collaboration with staff in all offices should be expected.
    BHC is a growing firm with a significant backlog of municipal consulting services contracts for cities, counties, and special purpose districts in the Northwest, supported primarily by Western Washington clients. We are proud to be an employee-owned and managed consulting firm committed to the development and retention of our employees within a positive, collaborative, and challenging work environment. We are committed to a healthy work-life balance for all staff.
GENERAL SUMMARY
    The Project Assistant will perform administrative tasks and support project teams to ensure smooth and timely project completion. When needed, the Project Assistant will also assist in conducting research, draft reports, field calls, and manage correspondence from project team members.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
  • Performs technical editing of reports, technical memorandums, and specifications.
  • Assists project managers with Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and graphics.
  • Provides general administrative functions such as light reception, ordering office supplies, handling incoming and outgoing mail, and vehicle maintenance.
  • Provides other project related tasks as assigned.
  • Coordinates with all offices on a regular basis, including Senior Project Assistant in Seattle.
KEY WORK RELATIONSHIPS
    The Project Assistant is required to build and maintain a positive working relationship with all project team members and demonstrate strong competency and exemplary trustworthiness. The Project Assistant must be respectful of individuals of different cultural differences and personalities and be able to accept different personalities and work styles.
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required.
  • 3+ years of administrative experience that includes the use of WORD, Excel, Outlook, Adobe, and PowerPoint required.
  • Experience with MS Project preferred.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE THAT WOULD BE OF BENEFIT (BUT NOT REQUIRED):
  • Experience with Bluebeam and InDesign.
  • Experience with report graphics preparation and website layout and design.
  • Technical writing experience and/or training.
  • Notary Public is a plus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Must be flexible and able to respond to changes during the project process.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing).
  • Must be able to proof-read and correct spelling and grammar.
  • Must be able to edit documents to conform to company established formats and writing styles.
  • Must be able to read and write reports and specifications.
  • Must be able to perform moderate math problems.
  • Must have WA State Driver’s License.
We Offer:
  • Generous total compensation package
  • Monthly commute/home office stipend for transportation, parking, home office expenses
  • Monthly cell phone stipend with business necessity
  • 100% company paid employee medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • 60% company paid dependent health and vision insurance
  • 50% company paid dependent dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account options to achieve tax savings
  • Flexible schedules
  • Reimbursement for professional registrations/renewals and approved training/conferences
  • Paid memberships in professional organizations
  • Employee referral bonus program
  • Career guide mentorship program
  • Paid time off (sick, vacation, holidays, and volunteer day)
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company matching contribution
  • We offer broad based company ownership to employees at all levels, with no majority owners, and where everyone can share in the benefits of ownership. This model is unique to BHC and gives us local control, ease of leadership transition, flexibility, and the freedom to control our destiny.
BHC Consultants, LLC
    is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of non-discrimination in the workplace. BHC Consultants, LLC does not discriminate in employment on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, marital status or any other basis that is prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

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