Director of Engineering

Posted Date 2 months ago(6/3/2024 12:31 PM)
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NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) 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.

Our Charlotte, North Carolina office has an opening for a Director of Engineering Design Services. This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated licensed engineer to work across diverse disciplines, project types and clients. With an established reputation in the southeast and beyond, NV5 has long-standing relationships with City and State transportation agencies, and builders and developers. We work across a wide variety of project delivery mechanisms, and with 100 offices nationwide, we offer exposure to participate on exciting projects in North Carolina and across the country.

NV5’s Charlotte office works with both public and private clients in the transportation, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments.

NV5 is seeking a senior engineering professional who will be responsible for the management of NV5’s Charlotte office engineering design practice. Each group is led by experienced discipline leaders and the office has a strong backlog and a growing and energetic roster of talented professionals. The ideal candidate will have a background in public sector engineering serving state, county, or municipal clients in either roadway, water resources, environmental or municipal engineering. Their duties will include focusing on growing NV5’s already strong presence in the Charlotte market by performing business development, recruiting staff, and providing technical oversight of the engineering department.


The individual in this role will develop and manage a team of engineers and technicians and should be well-versed in the technical and procurement requirements of local agencies and authorities. Solid written and verbal communication skills are essential.


This role requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic thinking to manage and ensure efficient and engineering operations.

Engineers at this level are actively involved in delivering services, business development, and staff management.

A summary of responsibilities follows:

  • Strategic planning and direction of the engineering department, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
  • Managing and leading a team of engineers and related staff, including hiring, training, and professional development.
  • Overseeing project management, which includes planning, executing, and closing projects related to roadway design and construction.
  • Ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and codes pertaining to roadway construction and engineering.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with clients, stakeholders, and other departments to ensure successful project outcomes.
  • Budgeting and financial oversight, including cost estimation, resource allocation, and financial reporting.
  • Implementing best practices and continuous improvement strategies in engineering processes.
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance on complex engineering issues.

This role requires a combination of technical expertise, leadership skills, and strategic thinking to manage and grow the engineering design practice in the Charlotte market and beyond.



  • 10 years’ minimum experience
  • North Carolina PE preferred, or ability to obtain within 6 months
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment.



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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