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Job Description


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. The Project Engineer/Geologist acts as the liaison between the project manager and technical disciplines involved in a project and is the primary technical point of contact for the customer. Independently performs project-related assignments. The Project Engineer/Geologist works under the supervision of a Senior Engineer. Clientele includes public school, hospitals, public works/municipalities, mining, commercial, and residential. The Project Engineer/Geologist level will manage geotechnical engineering investigations, perform engineering design, and manage construction materials testing and special inspections. The person must possess skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and must be steadfast in the execution of assigned duties. The Project Engineer/Geologist acts as the liaison between the project manager and technical disciplines involved in a project and is the primary technical point of contact for the customer. Independently performs project-related assignments.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans.
  • Determines project scope by understanding client requirements, reviewing regulatory standards and preparing cost estimates.
  • Determines project schedule, coordinates resources and monitors and controls project budget.
  • Supervises field work and analyzes test results.
  • Ensures projects are completed according to contractual requirements and agreed-upon schedule.
  • Ensures overall quality of the work.
  • Coordinates the collection and dissemination of technical information within the company and to the client.
  • Maintains client relationship and appropriately manages client expectations and satisfaction.
  • Construction quality assurance and geotechnical project management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Requires knowledge of standard engineering techniques and procedures, and professional judgment to make modifications or execute complex features or solutions.
  • Ability to review and create technical documents and interpret technical plans and specifications.
  • Ability to accurately report observations and test results through clear, concise verbal and written communications.
  • Knowledge of current regulatory requirements and industry standards for the types of projects performed.
  • Effective interpersonal communications with clients, contractors, and colleagues. Demonstrated teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and appropriate application of testing methodologies and related equipment.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.


Physical and Environmental Factors:

  • Ability to lift, carry, push and/or pull objects and materials up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, and frequent use of telephone and keyboard to communicate.
  • Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Intermittently walk, stand, kneel, bend, reach and stoop.
  • May be required to work outside normal business hours.
  • Frequent travel may be required, including out-of-town assignments.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
  • Must adhere to NV5 safety practices and policies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering, Geology or Equivalent.
  • Professional registration.
  • 6 or more years experience in engineering and/or geology.


  • Professional registration as California PE or PG, or ability to obtain registration.
  • Professional registration as a California CEG or GE is desirable, but not required. Progression towards obtaining a CEG or GE is expected.

The pay range for this California position is $95,000- $115,000 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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