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POSITION:  Administrative/Project Assistant (20 hours/week)

LOCATION:  Columbia, South Carolina

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Successful candidate will assist a growing engineering consulting office with various tasks designed to enhance daily workflow. Duties include receiving guests, receiving and directing phone calls, processing mail, preparing packages for shipment, ordering and maintaining office supplies, maintaining the office filing system, making deliveries, and providing administrative project support for other staff. Successful candidate will also generate correspondence, spreadsheets, presentations, and other electronic documents related to project work as needed and will have an opportunity to grow with the company.


Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in one or more of the following areas: IT and network support in a Microsoft PC environment; proposal writing and marketing; recruitment and/or onboarding of professional staff; executive assistant; and/or Microsoft Office 365 applications (including SharePoint administration).


The ideal candidate is a skilled and energetic professional who enjoys supporting project teams and is seeking challenging, but rewarding work. We select staff members who demonstrate the principles of integrity, honesty, humility, and excellence and who exemplify the company's dedication to service. If service is your passion, then we want to hear from you.

This is a part-time position.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, or related field preferred, but not required

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Organized and efficient

  • Highly motivated to work independently

  • Attentive to detail

  • Exhibits a high level of professionalism



  • Capable of moderate lifting (generally 25 pounds or less)

  • Capable of operating a motor vehicle, must have valid driver license

HOW TO APPLY:  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to In your cover letter, please state if you require sponsorship to maintain an employment visa status.


GENUINE & WELCOMING: You be you! Individuality is powerful, and unique perspectives cultivate innovation. The HIGHFILL culture embraces and welcomes each employee. Free to be our authentic selves, we thrive in a team setting and connect meaningfully with the communities that we serve.

SERVICE-FOCUSED: HIGHFILL is a principle-centered engineering consulting firm specializing in water infrastructure engineering for public utilities throughout the Carolinas. We focus on maximizing our clients’ satisfaction by deliberately providing exceptional service.

COMMITTED TO EMPLOYEE FULFILMENT: HIGHFILL offers a business atmosphere that supports employee professional development and advancement. We offer an attractive benefits package that is competitive with large firms while providing the appealing close-knit work environment of a smaller, growing firm.

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