Lead Transportation Engineer PE

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/25/2024 2:52 PM)
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# of Openings
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


NV5 Inc is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Transportation & Infrastructure, Testing, Inspection & Consulting; 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.

If you are a Transportation Engineer with 7+ years of design experience, we would love to speak with you about having you join us as our new Lead Transportation Engineer based in our growing San Diego, CA office.  As our new Lead Transportation Engineer, you will lead & support the growth of our Transportation Infrastructure design projects in Southern California.  

You will have the opportunity to plan and conduct work that requires keen judgement and can devise new approaches to solve design problems and oversee assigned projects. Our hope is that we can continue to build our team around you which will eventually have you leading teams in planning, on complex projects for local and national clients.

As our Lead Transportation Engineer, you will be actively involved in the business development process. You will plan, schedule, and conduct/coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work on projects of moderate scope, or in a part of a major project. You will perform work that may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements. You may often serve as a contact for clients, contractors, and other professionals. You may also serve as project leader and are expected to coordinate the team’s work by providing direction to less-experienced designers and engineers and assisting in staff development.


Other responsibilities not limited but may include:

  • Perform design and contribute to engineering teams in the delivery of Transportation/Roadway design projects.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships; Interact with clients in all aspects of project delivery.
  • Participate in business development activities, including preparation of proposals, capture planning, client meetings, and participation in professional organizations.
  • Lead the development of projects from inception to completion by defining scope, schedule and budget in alignment with client strategic goals.
  • Provide ongoing engineering review and evaluation of designs for compliance with criteria, standards, and specifications on each project.
  • Be responsive and proactive, managing engineering activities to comply with budgets and schedules; identify departures or issues early to meet client expectations for technical excellence, budget and schedule.
  • Review and monitor design and construction document preparation from concept design through final. completion, including review of change-management documents.
  • Create and maintain, or monitor, comprehensive project documentation.
  • Coordinate all design work with other team disciplines.
  • Participate in training and mentoring staff as appropriate.
  • Attend client/project meetings and present at public hearings.


We are seeking the following qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • 7+ years of transportation/roadway design engineering experience.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation design software.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license in the state of California or ability to obtain reciprocity within 6 months of hire date.

For candidates based in California position is $140,000 – 165,000 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, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, 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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