Engineer III

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/18/2022 2:25 PM)
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


Engineers support NV5’s national service lines in multiple specialty areas: gas line and facility solutions, electricity transmission, electricity distribution, or civil/structural. At this level, the engineer independently evaluates, selects, and applies techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgement in making adaptations and modifications. Engineers are increasingly well-versed in leading engineering teams in the delivery of appropriate systems and solutions through planning, engineering, design, construction, and utility industry consulting on complex projects for local and national clients. Solid written and verbal communication skills are essential. Engineers at this level are actively involved in the process of bringing in work for the firm.


  • For mechanical engineering roles, contribute in the delivery of central plants and district energy systems; planning, design, commissioning, energy optimization and consulting on complex projects
  • For gas engineering roles, work in teams on the delivery of gas facilities, distribution and transmission lines and develop technical project documentation
  • Follow and be responsive to budgets and schedules; identify departures or issues early to meet client expectations for technical excellence, budget and schedule
  • Perform work that involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures, or equipment. Will be assigned to project teams and may make major design recommendations
  • Coordinate all design work with other team disciplines
  • Demonstrate proficiency in relevant software applications, such as Revit, AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical Design Suite, MicroStation with Substation or Plant add-in, ETAP, SKM, MFAD, LPILE, or Cymcap, as well as business operations software including Microsoft Office
  • Design, manage, and assist in production of construction documents, including plans, specifications, calculations, and quantity takeoffs
  • Provide quality assurance checks on drawing packages and calculations prepared by others
  • Interpret and apply client, company, and industry standards as needed
  • Demonstrate proficient knowledge of appropriate local codes and industry standards
  • Analyze and solve construction and operational problems
  • Assist in the preparation of proposals for new work via scope and fee development
  • For civil engineering roles, demonstrated design capabilities such as:
    • Site design, horizontal control, mass grading, detailed grading design experience
    • Utilities design and storm drain system design skills
    • Drainage analysis
    • Public improvements design skills, including coordination with grading, drainage, and utilities design, for site specific development or subdivision work
    • Roadway design, public and private
    • Interpretation of field survey data
  • For appropriate electrical engineering roles, complete building system energy analysis, assist with building surveys, and be able to research, specify and recommend commercially available equipment



  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field, such as Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Construction Management
  • Master’s degree in relevant field such as Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Business Administration, as appropriate

Required Skills and Experience

  • Positive attitude, ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 4-6 years’ experience in consulting engineering or utility design, Civil Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, depending on role
  • Experience using Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project scheduling software
  • For mechanical engineering roles, 4-7 years’ experience in consulting engineering or district energy systems with design, construction, and startup experience in some or all of the following:
    • Chilled water plants
    • Heating hot water plants
    • Steam plants
    • District utility distribution systems in large plant and/ or campus settings
    • Electrical power generation plants
    • Experience with piping projects
  • For mechanical engineering roles, incumbents must be familiar with building mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant industry software used for design, modeling and calculations, as well as knowledge of PLS-CADD for appropriate electrical roles
  • At least 3 years of public utility-related work
  • For gas roles, a technical background in materials, machine design, structures, fluids, or thermodynamics
    • Evaluations are based, in part, on the timely and accurate completion of assigned work
    • Attends in-house seminars and educational opportunities outside of the offices


  • Evaluations based in part on timely, accurate completion of assigned work
  • Attends in-house seminars and educational opportunities outside of the offices

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid driver’s license
  • EIT certification
  • Professional Engineering license, such as PE or SE, according to specialty

Physical Demands:

  • This position requires sitting for extensive periods of time
  • Must be able to visually interpret complex drawings


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.



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.


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