Senior/Principal VIMS Design Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/3/2023 4:57 PM)
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We are seeking a Senior / Principal level environmental engineer with 10+ years of experience to join our team of Site Assessment and Remediation experts. The team works to serve our existing and rapidly growing client base in multiple sectors; including industrial clients (ie: aerospace, manufacturing, food service, etc.), healthcare, biotech, schools and universities, development (real estate and construction), and municipal. This position is located in Novato, California.


NV5 is growing a different kind of consulting firm – a firm of dynamic, motivated, and entrepreneurial technical experts. NV5 is known for anticipating and resolving sustainability, compliance, remediation, and restoration needs for the most significant industrial businesses and agency sector organizations. We are the best and brightest, a team of technical and scientific leaders and innovators who keep ahead of trends and requirements. Our experts are trusted advisors to clients across many industries and sectors. We help our clients obtain and maintain compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations; and we specialize in the complex California regulatory agencies’ requirements. Our work makes businesses and communities cleaner, stronger, and safer.


Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Experience with and design of Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Systems (VIMS)
  • Engineering system design support, implementation and management of VIMS
  • Conducting site assessment/remediation; hydrogeology; and environmental risk management studies and services.
  • Performing field studies, data gathering and sampling activities at sites including soil and groundwater sampling, groundwater flow and hydrogeological data evaluation, chemical data and contaminant fate and transport evaluation, well installation, aquifer testing, and groundwater monitoring, groundwater and soil remediation evaluation, environmental due diligence, regulatory compliance services, and permit acquisition.
  • Client service and identifying client needs.
  • Working closely with principals and project managers to deliver projects on schedule and budget.
  • Preparing technical reports and supporting cost estimates
  • Leading field projects and managing subcontractor’s field crews




  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited university in civil/environmental engineering or other related science with at least ten years of demonstrated consulting experience in California.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Operational knowledge of computer databases and office programs (MS Access, MS Excel, MS Word).
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work outdoors in field sampling conditions and lift 50 lbs.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare reports and proposals
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills a must.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Professional Engineer (Civil)
  • OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Certification.

You are a great fit for this position if you:

  •  Work well independently
  • Can manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Have completed a variety of site assessments and site characterizations for various client sectors
  • Have experience with design and implementation of VIMS components and vendors
  • Are detailed and have excellent writing skills
  • Work well in dynamic environments



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



The pay range for this California position is $130,000.00- $160,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.



About NV5


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.


What does all that mean for you? It means you’ll be part of a strong team that wants you to succeed and will give you the tools to do so. It means you’ll be working with smart and dedicated people who work hard but like to have fun. It means there’s plenty of opportunity to increase your skills and share your ideas. And, probably most importantly, we do important work in a business that continues to expand and grow – which means you can develop strong technical expertise, expand your existing skills, learn from top experts in the business, and grow your career with us! If that matches where you want to be in your career and how you like to work, let us hear from you!

NV5 is proud to be a 2017, 2018, and 2019 Zweig Group Best Firms To Work For. This award which recognizes the top architecture, structural engineering, civil engineering, environmental, geotechnical engineering, landscape architecture/planning, and multidiscipline firms in the US and Canada based on their workplace practices, employee benefits, employee retention rates, and much more. NV5 is also a Zweig Hot Firm recognized for fast growth.



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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