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Job Description


NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions to public and private sector clients in the infrastructure, energy, construction, program management and environmental markets. NV5 is an ENR Top 500 firm; we offer a full range of professional services in offices throughout the U.S.

NV5, one of the fastest growing full service engineering practices in the United States, is seeking an exceptional Seller-Doer Senior level Geotechnical or Material Engineer to grow and lead our geotechnical/material testing practice in Irvine, CA. The successful candidate should be entrepreneurial. He/She should be enthusiastic and well versed in leading and contributing to engineering teams in the delivery of geotechnical engineering design and material testing and special inspections. Success in this position requires a person who can adapt to a variety of personalities and business conditions and can work within a multidiscipline team. The person must possess skills in problem solving and critical thinking, and must be steadfast in the execution of assigned duties. The person needs to be an effective leader and collaborator with an ability to build and motivate teams.


Group Leader: Responsible to develop a successful geotechnical and material testing practice in Irvine, CA

Accountable for the technical and operational performance, financial performance, and growth of the CQA Group in Orange County

 Project Management: Manage projects from inception through completion and have primary responsibility for managing client expectations and ensuring that delivery meets expectations. Manage projects to meet client expectations for technical excellence, budget and schedule.

Business Development activities: Implement a business plan, be active/known in the Orange County A/E community, develop and maintain client relationships, bring in new clients, assist in preparation of proposals.

Participate in training and mentoring of staff.

Conduct annual and interim performance reviews. Monitor and assess progress toward performance goals.

Certifications: Assures that all accreditations and certifications of the laboratory and staff are maintained and up to date.


BS in civil engineering with an emphasis in geotechnical engineering or Geology (Required)

MS or PhD in Geotechnical Engineering (Preferred)

A minimum of 4 years of experience as a Registered PE (Required)

Existing client relationships with a proven track record of business development.

Working knowledge of Deltek is a plus.

Ability to work as part of a multi discipline team, think creatively, and problem solve.

Demonstrated experience with project planning and writing/reviewing technical specifications and reports.

Extensive knowledge of building codes and construction industry standards. DSA, OSHPD experience is a plus.

Working knowledge of standard geotechnical software such as slope/W, LPile, Liquefy, etc…

Experience with forensic engineering is a plus.


Registered Civil Engineer or Certified Engineering Geologist in California

Registered Geotechnical Engineer in California (Preferred)

NV5 offers a complete and competitive benefits package.

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.