Assistant Water/Wastewater Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/17/2024 2:38 PM)
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US-CA-San Diego
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is seeking a passionate Assistant Engineer for our San Diego Water/Wastewater Practice, which focuses on the planning and design of water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure. We produce sustainable and innovative projects that assist disadvantaged communities with access to safe drinking water and promote sustainable water resources through water recycling and indirect potable reuse.


Our primary mission is to create a lasting impact on society. We believe that every individual should have access to clean and safe drinking water, regardless of their circumstances. With this in mind, we take a two-fold approach to our mission: access to safe drinking water & sustainable water resources. By designing and implementing innovative water infrastructure projects, we actively contribute to this fundamental goal. In addition to providing immediate access to clean water, we are deeply committed to the sustainable management of water resources. This includes the promotion of water recycling and the implementation of indirect potable reuse initiatives. By taking a forward-thinking approach, we aim to mitigate water scarcity and secure the future of our planet's most vital resource.


If you are a recent graduate or have a few years of experience in the water or wastewater industry, we encourage you to consider applying for the Assistant Engineer role here at NV5, as it is a great opportunity to work on challenging and rewarding projects, and to learn from and work with experienced engineers and scientists.


  • 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 preparing Preliminary Engineering Reports, Plans, Specifications and Estimates 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.
  • 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 Engineering and/or Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering with concentration in water/wastewater
  • 2-3 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
  • 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 California PE license


The pay range for this California position is $33.65 - $40.00 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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