Civil designer

Newport Beach, California
Full Time
Oct 07, 2021
Nov 06, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type
Firm, Architectural

Civil Engineer/Designer, Land Development Studio

Little, nationally recognized as a “Best Firm to Work For” and one of the nation’s most progressive design firms, is seeking an Civil Engineer/Designer with a positive, collaborative work style, for our Land Development Studio projects in our Newport Beach, CA office.

He / She will work directly with our internal engineers, landscape architects and architects on a variety of project types including Civic, K-12, Higher Education, Commercial/Retail and Office.  This individual will be responsible for various tasks such as: schematic design, design development, construction documents, conducting site visits, preparing due diligence reports, and permitting through local jurisdictions. 

You’re a candidate we’ll love if:

  • You are a talented designer who enjoys designing for a broad range of clients and are a resourceful and creative problem solver.
  • You’re good with people – you are an empathetic listener, genuinely interested in people, and are able to build consensus among clients and teammates, alike.
  • You’re a great communicator both verbally and graphically – you are great at simplifying complex ideas and relating them in a way that people understand, and you’re able to understand what other people are really saying. 
  • You have fun and enjoy what you do.
  • You enjoy doing research and documenting permit processes for new jurisdictions and can relate to permitting authorities.
  • You are passionate about design and have a strong attention to detail.



This is a position you’ll love if:

  • You are organized and a good time manager
  • You are able to juggle multiple projects at one time
  • You enjoy working directly with a project team for projects throughout southern California.
  • You desire to join a company that will allow to grow and make the most of your opportunities.
  • You love learning and working in a highly collaborative environment.

Ideal candidates will have the following Qualifications:

  • Civil Engineer degree; EIT
  • 0-3 years’ experience in site/civil engineering design
  • Excellent AutoCAD, Civil 3D and/or other design software skills.

Our culture is energetic, collaborative and open. We value people who have a positive impact on those around them. We are proud to offer outstanding benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities.  We are committed to creating a better world through sustainable, resilient & regenerative design and we welcome people with similar experience and/or passions.

 To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume for review to:

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