Junior Water/Wastewater Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/17/2024 4:51 PM)
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US-CA-San Diego
Architecture and Engineering - Engineers
Regular Full-Time


Are you passionate about making a difference in the world through engineering solutions that improve water quality and accessibility? NV5 is seeking a Junior Water/Wastewater Engineer to join our dedicated team of professionals. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of exciting projects, contributing to the betterment of communities and the environment.


Here At NV5, we are committed to making a positive impact on communities and the environment by creating sustainable and innovative projects. We also take pride in our ability to address the critical needs of disadvantaged communities by providing them with safe and reliable access to clean drinking water. Additionally, we champion the promotion of sustainable water resources through groundbreaking initiatives in water recycling and indirect potable reuse.


If you're ready to embark on a rewarding career in water/wastewater engineering and be a part of a company that's making a difference, we encourage you to apply!


  • Work within a team of highly experienced and creative engineers to problem solve, analyze, and evaluate projects from planning through construction.
  • Assist with the planning and design of challenging drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure, including:
    • 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.
  • Assist project engineers with other project tasks, such as:
    • Analyzing and evaluating hydraulic calculations and hydraulic models.
    • Performing research and field investigations.
    • Analyzing and formulating technical documents and reports.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines for project development, including geotechnical engineering, land surveying, electrical engineering, and structural engineering.
  • Occasional field visits and inspections to assess infrastructure deficiencies, project progress, and problem solve issues



  • Bachelor of Science in Civil or Mechanical Engineering with emphasis or concentration in water/wastewater
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Basic understanding or familiarity with AutoCAD
  • Understanding of hydraulics and pipe networks
  • Passionate about water/wastewater
  • Participation in professional societies (e.g. American Society of Civil Engineers, Water for People, Engineers Without Borders, etc.)


  • Possession of Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate
  • Desire to obtain a Professional Engineer license


The pay range for this California position is $28.85 - $36.06 per hour; 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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