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Project & Senior Level Civil Engineers

NCE | Engineering & Environmental Service
Bay Area California
Competitive, up to $140,000 DOE + bonus and flexible work environments
Closing date
Feb 1, 2024


NCE has immediate openings for Project & Senior Level Civil Engineers ready to join the talented and diverse infrastructure group in our Northern California offices in the Bay Area and Sacramento. Our team gets the satisfaction of improving the communities we live and work in throughout the region by designing safer and more reliable roadways, improving multi-modal access for bicycles and pedestrians, improving access for people with disabilities, incorporating green infrastructure, improving water quality, and designing with sustainable materials that promote recycling and divert waste from landfills. Our work includes complete streets, pathways, park and recreation areas, creeks and ecological restoration, utilities, stormwater and drainage, water quality, green infrastructure, and many more.

With NCE, Engineers are encouraged and supported to innovate, investigate, discover, and learn. NCE fosters a collaborative work environment and encourages sharing of knowledge, experiences, and new and creative ideas. Within NCE, Engineers can grow their skillsets and add variety of experiences to advance their careers.

The responsibilities of engineers at this level include supporting, coordinating, and managing projects of varying size and complexity. More specifically:

  • Prepare and generate plans, specifications, and engineer’s estimates (PS&E).
  • Review field reports prepared by staff specialists.
  • Provide guidance to office and field personnel.
  • Organize field work and assign tasks to staff specialists.
  • Assemble, review, and evaluate complex data.
  • Integrate data evaluations prepared by staff specialists into projects.
  • Contact vendors.
  • Contact with internal and external clients.
  • Research regulatory requirements, design guidelines, local, state and federal standards, and other relevant literature.

Senior level responsibilities also include:

  • Manage projects to meet or exceed client requirements and maintain ongoing positive relationships with clients.
  • Manage moderately complex budgets and the allocation of resources to complete assigned projects. Can be responsible for responsible for supervising technicians, staff or project level staff, including identifying career development paths and conducting performance reviews. 
  • Assist with managing and assessing design risks/liabilities.
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities.
  • Assist in developing project scopes and writing proposals.
  • Participate in project interviews. Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to carry out technical tasks, field tasks, studies, and analysis with ongoing review, coaching, and interaction with project team management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. Civil Engineering with 6–10 years of experience, or M.S. Civil Engineering with 5–9 years of experience.
  • California Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or the ability to obtain a PE license within 1-2 years.
  • Civil engineering and project management experience with roadway resurfacing and utility projects.
  • Experience with marketing, proposal writing, and job development.
  • Experience with regulatory agencies, federally/state funded projects, and associated documentation.
  • Proficiency in latest versions of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of professional experience AutoCAD Civil 3D (particularly grading module) and GIS integration skills.
  • Good understanding of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation alternatives and strategies.
  • Experience with complete streets, low impact development, green infrastructure, bicycle and pedestrian design, ADA compliance, and stormwater runoff reduction design.
  • Knowledge of state and local grant funding pertaining to civil infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrable experience with value engineering and cost-effective design alternatives. 

Salary ranges Project Level:  $80,000 to $115,000 annually

Senior Level (Senior to Associate):  $115,000 to $140,000 annually


Compensation and Benefits

NCE offers competitive salaries, flexible work environments, bonus programs, potential relocation assistance, and a robust benefits package including company-paid holidays, personal time off (PTO), compensatory time accrual, participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, comprehensive firm-paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, and short- and long-term disability. NCE pays professional membership fees to support personal professional development.


About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm that collaboratively works with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, NCE has successfully delivered our consulting services for more than 30 years. NCE is committed to providing innovative and value driven services that give our clients confidence in the work we perform. NCE is nationally recognized, but locally focused with our engineers, scientists and planners addressing the infrastructure, regulatory, and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. NCE has 125+ professionals across 7 offices in California, Nevada, and Arizona, therefore our Team has an excellent understanding and awareness of the priorities and challenges facing our communities. Working with both public and private sector clients, NCE provides innovative thinking and delivers accurate technical solutions through the following service lines:

  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Watershed Science & Planning
  • Asset Management
  • Pavement & Materials Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Water Resources




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 If interested, please submit a resume and letter of interest addressing the following:

  1. Your civil engineering experience.
  2. Please describe projects you have managed and designed.
  3. Your career objectives (what do you want to do?)
  4. Your strengths.
  5. Your supervisory experience/experience working with other staff/project engineers.

To learn more about the firm, our team and NCE’s service line please visit   

Qualified candidates should apply now!

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