Associate Water/Wastewater Engineer

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


NV5 is currently searching for a motivated Associate Water/Wastewater Engineer in California, where you will guide water/wastewater projects toward innovative & effective solutions, while bring your unique insights to the table.

Your responsibilities will extend beyond technical proficiency, involving project management, regulatory compliance, and effective communication with stakeholders. Successful candidates should possess a strong foundation in environmental engineering principles and a deep commitment to advancing sustainable water management solutions. A proactive approach to problem-solving.

This is a very exciting opportunity for those seeking not only a fulfilling career, but also a chance to make a meaningful contribution to wastewater infrastructure. If you’re looking to leverage your valued expertise to contribute to the advancement of crucial projects that shape the water/wastewater landscape, we invite you to apply!


  • Contribute to a team of highly skilled and innovative engineers to solve problems, analyze data, and evaluate projects throughout their lifecycle, from planning to construction.
  • Prepare Preliminary Engineering Reports, Plans, Specifications and Estimates for challenging drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water infrastructure, including 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.
  • Prepare comprehensive master planning reports and develop accurate hydraulic models to support infrastructure projects.
  • Participate actively in local professional organizations to build industry connections and stay current on industry trends.
  • Assist in identifying, pursuing, and securing business opportunities with key clients. Develop compelling responses to RFPs/RFQs.
  • Cultivate long-term relationships with clients by providing exceptional service and exceeding expectations.
  • Guide clients through the permitting process and assist with infrastructure financing applications.
  • Share expertise and provide valuable feedback to junior and assistant engineers, fostering their professional growth.
  • Deliver clear and concise presentations to governing boards and city councils to advocate for project approvals and funding.
  • Collaborate with local and state regulatory agencies to ensure project compliance with all relevant regulations and secure necessary permits.
  • Collaborate effectively with other disciplines, including geotechnical engineers, land surveyors, electrical engineers, and structural engineers, to ensure seamless project development.
  • Travel to project sites and client meetings as required. 


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and/or Master of Science in Civil/Environmental Engineering with a concentration in water/wastewater.
  • 3-8 years of progressive experience in water/wastewater infrastructure design.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, AutoCAD Civil 3D, Innovyze InfoSewer/InfoWater, and ArcGIS.
  • Solid understanding of hydraulics and pipe networks.
  • Active participation in professional societies, such as the American Society of Civil Engineers, Water for People, Engineers Without Borders, American Public Works Association, etc.



    • Professional Engineer license required, California PE preferred, or the ability to obtain a California PE license within a year if licensed in another state.
    • Local municipality and water district experience within CA strongly preferred. Experience working with other municipalities and public agencies in Southern California is a plus.



The pay range for this California position is $80,000.00- $110,000.00 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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