Lead Structural Engineer PE

Posted Date 1 month ago(6/4/2024 7:56 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-Walnut Creek | US-CA-Irvine | US-CA-Los Angeles
Regular Full-Time


At NV5, we are a team of talented professionals, engineers, and consultants who are builders, problem solvers, and champions for our communities and clients. Our mission is to empower every employee who strives to make a lasting, positive impact on our communities' future.

Join us and take charge of your career, creating your own growth while building a sustainable legacy for generations to come. As part of our team, you'll discover limitless opportunities to make meaningful contributions while advancing professionally. You'll work with a diverse and talented group of individuals committed to making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.

If you are a Structural Engineer aiming to grow your career within buildings / vertical structural design engineering, then our Lead Structural Engineer PE opportunity will provide you with a fulfilling position having you take full ownership of our West Coast Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Life Science structural design projects, while we continue to grow our Buildings Structural Engineering team on the West Coast around you. This is a full-time remote opportunity, however - we are seeking a candidate that is based close to a West Coast NV5 office (San Diego, CA; Irvine, CA; Walnut Creek, CA; Sacramento, CA; Long Beach, CA).



As our Lead Structural Engineer PE, you will be hands-on with technical design of buildings projects, provide leadership and mentorship to a growing team, oversee multiple projects simultaneously including budgeting, scheduling, and client management & communication. You will also work independently and take ownership of our West Coast Buildings Group’s success. Attend project sites and client meetings.


If you possess the following experience & qualifications, we encourage you to apply:

  • B.S. Degree in Civil, Structural Engineering, M.S. in Civil or Structural Engineering is preferred.
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license in the state of California. A PE license in the state of Washington is a plus.
  • 8+ years of relevant structural design engineering experience (Concrete, Steel, Masonry, Wood).
  • Familiarity with local building codes, regulations, and standards specific to the West Coast, especially seismic considerations.
  • Technical skills: Proficiency in industry-standard software (e.g., Revit, RAM Products, ETABS, StructurePoint, ENERCALC).
  • Knowledge of building codes and, standards and construction practices is required. Litigation experience is a plus.
  • Strong project management skills, including budgeting, scheduling, and client communication.





The pay range for this California position is $145,000. To $175,000  annual salary; 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 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.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed