Civil/ Transportation Engineer

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/31/2024 11:40 AM)
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NV5 is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. 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's Philadelphia office includes a diverse and talented team of civil engineers, landscape architects, urban designers, and planners, and we have a unique studio environment that allows for collaborative working between disciplines. Our employees are passionate about improving the quality of life for communities through planning and design. Only qualified candidates with a strong interest and enthusiasm for collaborative design within the public realm will be considered.


Our Philadelphia office is conveniently located in Center City Philadelphia, just blocks away from City Hall and all SEPTA and PATCO rail lines. Our employees are active volunteers in our communities and we are proud to be selected as a “Bike-Phriendly" business by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. Many of our staff walk or bike to work, and our office has been designed to accommodate these modes of commuting.


Our transportation team is growing. This position offers the opportunity for career growth, client interaction, and the ability to work with a progressive team of professionals that continually seek to implement the latest best practices and better our communities.  


We are seeking a Civil/Transportation Engineer with 3-6 years of experience designing linear transportation or site projects. The position is ideally suited for a candidate with experience in civil design involving complete streets, multi-use trails, and other multi-modal facilities, but also with experience with roadway or highway design involving PennDOT and/or NJDOT. 


The position will focus mainly on the design of multi-modal transportation projects, but the ideal candidate should also have an interest and willingness to assist our team on an as-needed basis with projects involving site design, green stormwater infrastructure, parks, and other community development improvements for various public and private clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding region. The candidate should also have experience in signing and pavement marking plans, erosion and sedimentation control, grading, and traffic control. The individual will also have an opportunity, if interested, in assisting with transportation planning, including active transportation plans, corridor master plans and trail routing and feasibility studies.


The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:  

  • Technical design duties including performing multi-modal design documents, calculations, report writing, specification development, scheduling, and cost estimating.
  • Development of horizontal and vertical corridor design (streets, trails, etc.), including centerline alignments, vertical profiles, cross sections, and site grading. 
  • The position will require coordination with internal project team members across several NV5 offices, including structural, geotechnical, traffic, and water resources engineers, as well as planners and landscape architects.
  • Coordination with subconsultants, public agencies, clients, participation in project meetings, and assisting with community engagement efforts as needed.
  • Participation in professional societies like ASCE, WTS, and ITE will be encouraged.


  • EIT or PE License in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and/or New Jersey
  • BS or MS in Civil Engineering
  • At least 3-6 years of civil or transportation design experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or Bentley MicroStation/lnRoads/Open Roads Software
  • Experienced with AASHTO and NACTO design standards
  • Strong interest in active transportation, complete streets, Vision Zero, and first/last mile solutions
  • Involvement in professional societies and networking
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • A positive attitude and enthusiasm for design and working within a team
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Passionate about alternative forms of transportation such as walking, cycling, and public transit
  • Ability to balance multiple projects at once

This is a full-time position with commensurate salary and full benefits package. Our Philadelphia office operates on a four-day work week and has a flexible time off policy. 



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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