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POSITION:  Administrative/Project Assistant (30 hours/week)

LOCATION:  Wilmington, North 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.

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 (typically 30 hours per week), in-office 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

  • Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in one or more of the following areas: 

    • Benefits administration and human resources

    • Proposal writing and/or editing

    • Recruitment and/or onboarding of professional staff

    • Executive assistant

    • Social media and marketing

    • Microsoft Office 365 applications (including SharePoint administration)

    • Adobe Creative Suite/InDesign

  • 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 email a cover letter and resume to In your cover letter, please state if you require sponsorship to maintain an employment visa status.

HIGHFILL believes in the benefit of our company reflecting the diversity of the communities we serve. We invite all qualified applicants to apply regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, body ability, or other self-identified status. If you are qualified and ready to contribute to an amazing team, you are welcome.

COMPANY PROFILE:  HIGHFILL ( is a principle-centered professional engineering consulting firm concentrating on water, wastewater, industrial, and land development services. With offices in Cary, Wilmington, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem, NC, and Columbia, SC, we provide exceptional service to our clients at fair prices. We deliver intelligent, sustainable engineering solutions while building long-term relationships with clients by striving to enhance their business. To accomplish this, we are innovative yet realistic, efficient yet thorough, and deliberate in our awareness of our clients’ needs.

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