Staff Engineer / Engineering Technician

Posted Date 1 month ago(8/25/2022 5:49 PM)
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# of Openings
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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.


NV5 has an immediate opening for a Staff Engineer in our San Diego, CA office. The successful candidate will assist project managers in the performance of geotechnical field evaluations and construction projects.


Duties include geotechnical subsurface evaluations, supervision of excavation subcontractors, logging and classification of soils in the field, and performance of field compaction and concrete testing. Additional duties include compilation of geotechnical and construction materials laboratory test data, geotechnical calculations and performance of engineering calculations. Drafting daily construction observation reports thoroughly detailing these services with respect to the contractor’s compliance with the Contract Documents. Performing field nuclear density testing on construction projects, and testing concrete in the field, and supporting lab testing as-needed.

The capability to perform special inspections for construction materials testing/inspection projects is considered a plus with the possibility of working on prevailing wage projects.



Bachelors of Science, (Civil Engineer, Geology, Earth Science, and/or Construction Engineering) is required.


Required Skills and Experience:

The successful candidate will be entry level, between 0 to 3 years of experience, preferably with a geotechnical consulting firm performing duties described above. Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills, positive attitude, good organizational skills, and a strong work ethic. Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.


Licenses and Certifications:

Ability to obtain ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I within 3 months of employment

Engineer-In-Training (EIT) preferred but not required.



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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