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Job Description


We are excited to share once again TranSystems has been recognized as a top 100 design firm by Engineering News-Record in 2022.   For more than 50 years, TranSystems has committed to a mission of performing engineering and architectural planning, design, and construction solution services in a manner that is both safe and in compliance with all applicable regulatory and client requirements.  At TranSystems, we have established and continue to nurture a culture that is committed to providing quality services for our clients.  We’re looking for top talent to grow with our firm.

 What you'll be challenged to do:TranSystems’ Santa Ana, Southern California office has an opportunity for a Drainage Engineer to join our California Roadway Practice. Projects would include drainage design for new roadway facilities, as well as evaluation and rehabilitation or repair of existing drainage structures, and hydrology and hydraulic studies. Candidates will be responsible to work with the project manager, the design of projects, monitoring and adhering to budgets and schedules, assisting with QC or QA reviews, and working with other staff in completing projects. Applicants must possess strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to travel for projects site visits, and to work well in a team environment on multi-disciplinary projects. The candidate will also assist in the development of the project understanding and technical approach associated with the preparation of bridge proposals. General Duties & Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serve as hydraulic/drainage engineer for roadway/transportation projects for Caltrans, or Local Agency (Municipality, Divisions of Transportation) projects, either locally funded or state/federally-funded.
  • Conduct technical evaluations to support planning and design related to the management and conveyance of stormwater systems.
  • Participate in the preparation, oversight and review of construction plans.
  • Prepare written reports, technical memoranda and permit applications.
  • Analyzes information and data to perform routine design tasks.
  • Makes decisions independently on engineering problems and methods, and occasionally represents the organization in meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.
  • Receives instructions from Project Manager or Senior Project Engineers as to the general results expected.
  • Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects.
  • Responsible for accuracy of engineering design and plans, quality presentation, thoroughness and follow-through, and efficient conformance to budgets, schedules, and company standards.
  • Research design options and document findings for Senior Project Engineer.
  • Maintains project database by writing computer programs; entering and backing up data.
  • Keeps Senior Project Manager informed of workload and any changes in project schedule or scope or additional services.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant to technical specialty.


What you bring to our firm: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in the engineering field (i.e. Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Electrical) required. 
  • Ability to obtain California Professional Engineer (PE) license within reasonable time.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Seeks opportunity to develop ability to speak effectively before small groups of customers or employees of organization concerning project aspects they were involved with.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and various engineering software systems depending on engineering discipline: MicroStation/; GeoPak AutoCAD; In Roads, Land Desktop, and Civil 3D.
  • Actively engages multiple perspectives when solving problems, seeks to learn from peers, and encourages reciprocal learning among team members.

What we’d prefer for you to bring to our firm:

  • At least 4 years of design experience preferred.

 Work Environment :

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, construction and field assignments can be severe (i.e. Airport noise, inside factories, construction equipment, jack hammers, etc).

 Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, depending on field assignments.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hand and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone keyboard.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, talk or hear, and drive a car.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.

 For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or NY City, TranSystems is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the State of California and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets; experience and training; internal peer equity; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. At TranSystems, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current range is $78,000 - $110,000.  TranSystems is proud to be an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment opportunity in all programs and activities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status, disability, protected Veteran status or any other status protected by law. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). As the employer of choice, we are committed to action and strive for a company that reflects the vast diversity of our country and the communities we serve. TranSystems is committed to embracing diversity in all forms, including race, culture, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, thought and religious background. We acknowledge the impacts of prejudice and discrimination on historically underserved communities. We commit to establishing a more diverse, inclusive and positive work environment that drives innovation. Recruiters or staffing agencies: TranSystems is not obligated to compensate any external recruiter or search firm who presents a candidate, their resume, or profile to a TranSystems employee without 1) a current, fully-executed agreement on file and 2) being assigned to the open position (as a search) via our applicant tracking solution.