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Job Description

Sacramento, CA
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, USA
Davis, CA
Davis, CA 95618, USA


Brown and Caldwell has an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated Civil Engineer to join our Civil Design Team.  This is a great opportunity to work in a growth-oriented professional consulting firm.  The successful candidate will work on various projects for municipal, industrial, and federal clients. We offer a collaborative, multi-discipline environment to develop innovative, cost effective designs for new facilities, expansions, upgrades and retrofits.In this position, you will be responsible for providing support for the planning and civil design effort on small to large projects working directly with engineers and other design staff and collaborating with our structural, mechanical, process and electrical engineers, and designers on those designs. Projects include both conventional design/bid/build and alternative delivery such as design/build.When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a unique and welcoming culture and we are proud that many of our employees have been with us a decade or more. You will find that we offer a non-hierarchical, collaborative, and supportive environment, allowing you to do your best work. You will be trusted to do the right thing by our project managers and external clients and given the flexibility to manage your own schedule to achieve this. The work we do is interesting, challenging and wide-ranging in nature, and so is our client base.Detailed Description:Our ideal candidate will have strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized and capable of working in a diverse team environment and handling multiple tasks with competing priorities.  You will be working with technical staff and executing the following types of work:

  • Perform engineering work with the Civil Design Discipline team on water, wastewater and recycled water projects including pipelines, pumping stations, and site layout for municipal and private industrial clients
  • Work with teams on engineering designs, preparing reports, construction drawings, specifications, calculations, equipment selection for various project components
  • Knowledge and understanding of pipeline hydraulics for both open channel and closed conduits.
  • Preparation of technical memoranda, reports, and electronic deliverables
  • Studies, permitting, master planning, and alternative analysis
  • Check performance or conformity with plans and specifications through field inspections as part of engineering services during construction
  • Conduct field work, such as site investigations, as necessary for various projects
  • Communicate effectively and coordinate with project teams including other disciplines
  • Data collection, manipulation, analysis, and documentation
  • Coordinate civil project work with geotechnical, architectural, process, mechanical, and electrical engineers and consultants

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related engineering field required
  • PE preferred
  • Coursework in fluid mechanics, hydraulics, structural analysis, soil mechanics, and surveying preferred.
  • Experience using engineering calculation software
  • Field/construction experience a plus
  • Good technical skills with the ability to articulate ideas and concepts both visually and verbally
  • Good written and verbal communication skills essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to use standard computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Bluebeam required
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Salary Range: The anticipated starting pay range for this position is based on the employee’s primary work location and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education.  These ranges may be modified in the future.Location B:  $85,000 - $116,000You can view which BC location applies to you here. If you have any questions, please speak with your Recruiter.Benefits and Other Compensation:  We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee health, performance, and success which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off and parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, performance-based bonus eligibility, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement, pet insurance and long-term care insurance. Click here to see our full list of benefits.About Brown and CaldwellHeadquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Brown and Caldwell is a full-service environmental engineering and construction services firm with 50 offices and over 2,100 professionals across North America and the Pacific. For more than 75 years, we have created leading-edge environmental solutions for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies. We strive to be the company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration, and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise, and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. For more information, visit position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.Notice to Third Party Agencies: Brown and Caldwell does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement and approved engagement request with Brown and Caldwell, Brown and Caldwell reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer.  Minorities/Women/Disabled and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  Brown and Caldwell ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Yes. 20% LocalEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)