Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/17/2024 4:52 PM)
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


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.



Executes complex assignments relating to planning, designing and preparing construction documents related to water and wastewater infrastructure including collection and transmission pipelines; pump stations; and water/wastewater treatment systems.

The candidate will have experience and/or expertise in one or more of the following:

  • Water supply and treatment
  • Water transmission, distribution and storage
  • Pump stations
  • Wastewater conveyance
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Reclaimed water transmission, distribution and storage

As a Senior Water/Wastewater Engineer, the candidate will apply standard engineering practices and techniques which may include:

  • Assist Engineering Managers in the delivery of water and/or wastewater projects including evaluation and detailed design of water and wastewater treatment plants, supply wells, water reuse systems, distribution systems, conveyance, storage, and pipeline projects.
  • Preparing Preliminary Engineering Reports
  • Preparing plans, specifications and estimates
  • Preparing master planning reports and hydraulic modeling
  • Participating in local professional organizations.
  • Assisting in marketing business opportunities with key clients and development of responses to RFP/RFQs.
  • Developing long term relationships with clients
  • Assisting clients with permitting
  • Successfully interfacing with multi-disciplinary design teams, including civil site design, structural, surveying, and geotechnical engineering
  • Mentoring junior 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



  • The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in civil or environmental engineering, a Master’s Degree is preferred.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Candidates must have at least 5-15 years of progressive design experience.
  • Strong communication and time-management skills are required.
  • Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers and/or participation in technical committees.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • LEED and/or QSD/QSP desired
  •  AutoCAD and Civil 3D knowledge and understanding preferred.
  • Experience on hydraulic modeling software for water distribution and wastewater collection systems is preferred (Innovyze products).
  • Local experience within San Diego, CA preferred. Experience working in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties is a plus.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Driver's License
  • California PE preferred or ability to obtain a California PE license within a year 

Job requires ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to plan, prioritize and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and select appropriate solutions.


The pay range for this California position is $135,000.00- $150,000.00 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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