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Principal or Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Principal or Senior Geotechnical Engineer

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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.


NV5, one of the fastest growing full service engineering practice in the United States, is seeking an exceptional Principal or Senior-level Geotechnical Engineer to join our fast growing geotechnical practice in San Diego, CA. In that position, you will provide project management, report writing, engineering analysis on a large variety of projects and help mentor our junior staff. You will also be expected to generate work opportunities through existing or new clients as well as preparing cost proposals.

The candidate with the adequate level of experience may have P/L responsibility for the San Diego Geotechnical and Material Testing Group. 


  • Scope, perform and/or manage geotechnical engineering field investigations, analyses and material testing and inspections.
  • Develop geotechnical design recommendations and generate geotechnical reports.
  • Successfully manage projects with a key focus on client satisfaction and technical excellence while meeting internal metrics.
  • Be a leader in our business development activities: Implement a business plan, be active/known in the San Diego A/E community, generate repeat business, bring in new clients, and lead proposal preparation.
  • Manage and mentor direct reports.
  • P/L responsibility for a candidate with an adequate experience level and track record.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Geotechnical Engineering (Required).
  • MS or PhD in Geotechnical Engineering (Preferred).
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience as a Registered PE (Required).
  • Existing client relationships with a proven track record of business development (Preferred). 
  • Past experience with P/L Statements is a plus.


  • Registered Civil Engineer in California (Required)
  • Registered Geotechnical Engineer in California (Preferred)


NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefits package.



NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.