Associate Water/Wastewater Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(10/3/2023 8:17 PM)
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a recognized leader in providing professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions across various industries. Our Southern California Water/Wastewater Practice is at the forefront of reshaping the future of water infrastructure in the region. We are committed to pioneering innovative and sustainable solutions, ensuring the delivery of safe drinking water and advancing water resource sustainability through the use of cutting-edge technologies and strategies.

We are currently searching for an Associate Wastewater Engineer where you'll become an integral part of a passionate team, contributing your expertise to critical water and wastewater infrastructure projects from their inception to successful completion. 


  • Work within a team of highly experienced and creative engineers to problem solve, analyze, and evaluate projects from planning through construction.
  • Prepare Preliminary Engineering Reports, Plans, Specifications and Estimates for challenging drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure, including for:
    • Drinking water infrastructure: wells, storage tanks, pipelines, pump stations, pressure reducing stations, and water treatment facilities.
    • Wastewater infrastructure: wastewater treatment facilities, pump stations, and pipelines.
    • Recycled water infrastructure: storage tanks, pipelines, pump stations, and pressure reducing stations.
  • Prepare master planning reports and hydraulic models.
  • Participate in local professional organizations.
  • Assist in marketing business opportunities with key clients and development of responses to RFP/RFQs.
  • Develop long term relationships with clients
  • Assist clients with permitting and infrastructure financing applications
  • Mentor junior and assistant engineers
  • Presentations to governing boards and city councils
  • Work with local and state regulatory agencies for project permitting, funding, etc.
  • Travel to project sites and client meetings, with occasional overnight stays required
  • Coordinate with other disciplines for project development, including geotechnical engineering, land surveying, electrical engineering, and structural engineering.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and/or Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering with concentration in water/wastewater
  • 3-8 years of progressive relative water/wastewater infrastructure design experience
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Innovyze InfoSewer/InfoWater, and ArcGIS
  • Understanding of hydraulics and pipe networks
  • Participation in professional societies (e.g. American Society of Civil Engineers, Water for People, Engineers Without Borders, American Public Works Association, etc.)


  • Professional Engineer license required, California PE preferred or ability to obtain a California PE license within a year if licensed in another state
  • Local municipality, water district experience within CA is strongly preferred. Experience working in with other municipalities and public agencies in Southern California is a plus


The pay range for this California position is $80,000.00- $110,000.00 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.


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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