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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. We are currently seeking a Senior Bridge Engineer (7 to 15 years) with California Bridge Design Experience to lead specific project tasks and assist Engineering Managers in the delivery of bridge projects. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and be able to effectively carry out designs, work with diverse specialties and also be able to supervise a team of mid- and entry-level engineers and designers. Effective organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.


 Executes complex assignments relating to planning, designing and preparing construction documents related to bridge infrastructure projects, and ability and experience designing various types of retaining walls, sound walls, and other minor structural systems such as culverts, underground vaults and conduit supports. The candidate will have experience and/or expertise in the following:

  • Cast-in-place conventionally reinforced and post-tensioned box girder, and slab bridges
  • Pre-cast slabs and I-girder bridges
  • Steel girder bridges
  • Retaining walls and sound walls
  • Foundation slabs and underground structures
  • Specialty steel structures for conduit supports
  • Bridge inspections and damage assessments
  • Bridge rating analysis (inventory and operating)

As a Senior Bridge Engineer, the candidate will apply standard engineering practices and techniques which may include:

  • Assisting Engineering Managers in the delivery of bridge and retaining wall projects
  • Preparing Preliminary Engineering Reports and Advance Planning Studies
  • Preparing Type Selection and/or Strategy Reports
  • Preparing plans, specifications, and estimates
  • Participating in local professional organizations
  • Assisting in marketing business opportunities with key clients and developing responses to RFP/RFQs
  • Developing long-term relationships with clients
  • Assisting clients with permitting
  • Successfully interfacing with multi-disciplinary design teams, including civil site design, environmental, surveying, hydraulics and hydrology, and geotechnical engineering
  • Mentoring junior engineers
  • Assisting with presentations to governing boards and city councils
  • Working with local and state regulatory agencies for project permitting, funding, etc.
  • Travelling to project sites and client meetings, with occasional overnight stays, if required


  • Education/Qualifications:
    • The successful candidate must have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in civil or structural engineering from an accredited institution, a Master’s degree is a plus
    Required Skills and Experience:
    • Candidates must have at least 7-15 years of design experience performing the above duties with increased responsibilities
    • Strong communication and time-management skills are required
    • Strong technical writing and communications skills are expected at this level, proven through technical presentations, technical papers, and/or participation in technical committees
    • Experience in marketing and preparation of proposal is desired
    Desired Skills and Experience
    • LEED and/or QSD/QSP desired
    • AutoCAD and Civil 3D, and MicroStation knowledge and/or understanding preferred
    • Proficiency in the following structural analysis software is highly desirable:
    • Local experience within San Diego, CA and/or Northern CA experience working local agencies and/or Caltrans is a plus
    • Experience in preparation of Caltrans and GREENBOOK specification
    • Experience in preparation of Engineers Estimate using Caltrans or Local Unit Costs
    • Driver's License
    • California PE is a must; SE is a plus
    Job requires ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to plan, prioritize, and review project plans and documents, evaluate alternatives, and select appropriate solutions.

 NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.  The pay range for this California position is $165,000.00- $200,000 per year. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. .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.  Base pay information is based on market location and level of experience. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site. NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, 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.