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BKF Engineers Interview Questions

Updated Apr 4, 2017
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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Design Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    First interview process is with the HR manager and it is mainly to explain the type of job and get to know you as an interviewee. The second interview is with a Project Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • What projects I worked on. On a scale of 1-3 how good am I with the software? Can you read a topo test. What is the elevation on a specific contour of a topo map? If their is no scale how can you determine the correct scale?   1 Answer

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at BKF Engineers.

    Interview

    Standard interview for an internship. I was asked questions about my experience, interests, and goals and had a discussion about the company and its primary work in the industry. I received a follow up email shortly after

    Interview Questions

    • What skills and experience are you hoping to gain through the internship position?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    The initial interview involved going through my resume. This was an opportunity to share more in depth experiences and duties. Afterward, the HR manager explained about the company and the projects they are involved with.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions asked during the initial interview were not difficult to answer, and were simply an opportunity to explain further experiences and duties with former employers.   Answer Question

  4.  

    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Very standard interview for an intern position. The interview was one on one with a member of their recruitment team, and lasted around an hour.The interview was conducted at their company headquarters in Redwood City. I filled out a form/questionnaire asking for standard information about me, my education, and my experience.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about my coursework and career interests, as well some follow up questions surrounding of the high points of my resume.   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (3)  

    BKF/Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I went in for a first interview. It lasted about two hours. Alex the H.R. coordinator explained the job and tasks at hand very detailed to me to make sure this is what I wanted to do. He was a really nice guy. There were no openings yet but he wanted to get ahead and get the personality interview out of the way. I would say I passed that and if you can carry a conversation and have a sense of humor at times with light jokes, you should be golden.

    Interview Questions

    • Are you sure this is what you want to do?   1 Answer

  6.  

    Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Typically it is a one on one interview with a Project Manager illustrating your level of civil engineering training and experience as well as the level of knowledge of AutoCad

    Interview Questions

    • Level of AutoCAD
      General information about yourself and level of experience in civil engineering   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (2)  

    Civil Engineer I Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA).

    Interview

    I originally came into contact with the HR Rep through a career fair. After our brief discussion he seemed interested in me and let me know he'd contact me for an interview. Even though he jot down something on the back of my resume, I didn't take any chances and sent him a follow-up e-mail letting him know I was excited for that interview.

    I received a call about two weeks later for me to come into the HQ and learn more about BKF. During this first interview I sat with the HR Rep and another HR Coordinator where initially we went through my resume. While going through each item on my resume, they would both ask me fairly easy questions about my experience and what I managed to gain from them. Afterwards, I listened to a brief blurb about the work BFK does (I say brief because I had prepared for this interview and they understood I had a fairly good idea of their services). This interview lasted a little under an hour.

    Again, about two weeks later I received a call from the HR Rep asking me to come into the office the following day for an interview with an engineer. I was also told to be prepared to discuss Pavement Design. For this interview I sat with the HR Rep and a Project Manager in a conference room. We began by going over certain items on my resume which the PM asked me about. He was very nice and made me feel comfortable during the entire process. After going over the superficial, the technical part of the interview began. He placed a large topography map on the table and began asking analysis-type questions about the site. These were fairly easy questions to answer, however, when I did not know the answer he was very good about asking the question in a different way so as to help me answer it. After having the PM judge my analysis skills we moved on to design. He asked general questions about pavement and highway design by using the same topography map. These questions were a little more difficult since my experience with design is limited, but the questions were not impossible to answer. I found that reading the AASHTO Highway Design Manuel really helped me out here (hint hint). This interview lasted three hours.

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    In the end I was not extended an offer from BFK. After the technical interview I simply didn't hear back from them anymore. Also, I should mention in all the times I met with them, a salary was never discussed (which is probably a good thing if you want to hold that card close to your chest).

    Interview Questions

    • The engineer showed me a topography map and asked me to map the trajectory a drop of water would take. The unexpected question I was asked was why that drop of water traveled in such a way.   Answer Question
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in February 2009.

    Interview

    HR manager set appointment and had me come in to Redwood City office. Interview was business casual and about 45 minutes. Many different questions about experience and my road to engineering.I didn't get the job because my autocad experience was limited at the time, but I'm still in touch.

    Overall, I got a good impression of BKF and the people I met.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe in detail my favorite project to date. What programs I used, problems I solved, position on the team and overall outcome.   1 Answer

  9. Helpful (2)  

    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at BKF Engineers (Redwood City, CA) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Process was not very formal, HR was not involved in the process

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes i raised my pay by 10%


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