Entry Level Civil Engineer

Location: Ashland, KY
Job Opening Type: Full Time
Union/Non-Union: Non-Union

Deep South Crane & Rigging, LLC has been a leader in the heavy-lift and heavy-haul businesses since the 1980’s. Family owned and operated, we specialize in planning and executing rigging and lifting projects that other companies would call infeasible or impossible. This is made possible in part by the in-house design and manufacturing of our own specialty crane line, VersaCrane, with models ranging from 750 to 2500 tons in capacity. These cranes are specifically designed to work in the tight confines of the petrochemical and power generation industries. This VersaCrane line is exclusive to Deep South, giving us a competitive edge. Along with the VersaCrane line, Deep South owns and operates a variety of other cranes from manufacturers such as Liebherr, Terex-Demag, and Tadano. This gives the personnel at Deep South a wide selection of equipment to design a solution that best fits the client’s needs. In addition to rigging and lifting operations, Deep South also operates a full line of specialized transportation equipment allowing Deep South to provide its clients with complete turn-key services.

Engineers at Deep South take on a variety of different challenges when planning and executing complex jobs. In this position, the Engineer will also be a part of the project management team and work closely with skilled craft personnel to create solutions for the many different challenges faced in the shops or on a typical project. This requires a "hands-on” person who can face adversity with a can-do attitude and who can think creatively about how to best complete a project. Our engineering/ project management team has the ability to customize rigging, lifting, and transporting solutions to any client’s needs. Attention to detail, organization, and communication skills are vital to success in this position.

Our corporate office is in Baton Rouge, LA with other offices located in Lake Charles, LA, Beaumont, TX, Houston, TX, and Ashland, KY. This position will be located in Ashland, KY. Interested? APPLY NOW!


  • Design and engineer solutions to unique and complex challenges to meet client and in-house manufacturing needs.
  • Obtain working knowledge of Deep South heavy lift and specialty rigging equipment in order to be able to provide solutions to customer needs.
  • Manage jobs from design through implementation; assist other project management team members with the technical and commercial aspects of industrial heavy lifting and heavy transport projects.
  • Identify opportunities for implementing changes to improve products or reduce costs.
  • Provide technical expertise or support related to manufacturing to shop personnel to ensure completion of the project from design to implementation.
  • Interact with company field personnel and other company departments (accounting, operations, safety, etc.).


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, or related engineering degree
  • Fluency in AutoCAD and proficiency in Microsoft Office is required
  • Knowledge of ASME, ASTM, AISC codes
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Preferably has some construction experience

Deep South is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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