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Senior-level Civil / Coastal Engineer

Anchor QEA
San Francisco, California
$135,000 - $150,000 annually + benefits
Closing date
Jul 2, 2024

Job Details

Title:  Senior-level Civil / Coastal Engineer
Location:  San Francisco, California   
Job Type:  Regular, Full-Time



What’s the Opportunity?

Anchor QEA is seeking a full-time, senior-level civil / coastal engineer with 12 to 15+ years of experience with a strong background leading the technical design and construction of dredging and coastal restoration projects. The candidate will work directly with clients and will supervise other technical team members on the planning, design, and construction of water resources, dredging, and coastal restoration projects. The candidate should have project management experience related to these skills and be comfortable overseeing junior engineers and CAD and providing QA/QC to others.



The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Project and task management of coastal engineering, dredging, water resources, and habitat restoration projects
  • Managing and participating in the collection of field data and completing complex analyses and calculations independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Preparing design documents, specifications, cost estimates, and engineering calculations for waterfront, dredging, and restoration projects
  • Technical writing to support the preparation of sampling and analysis plans, remedial investigation, and feasibility study reports
  • Developing construction planning and observation documentation and overseeing construction management efforts
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of environmental and engineering data
  • Working with others to develop new clients, identify project opportunities, prepare proposals, and capture new work
  • Developing and conducting technical review of project work and reports
  • Authoring scopes of work, negotiating fees, developing project schedules, managing the technical and financial aspects of projects, communicating with clients and stakeholders, and coordinating subcontractors for complex design and construction projects
  • Identifying strategic teaming partners and mentoring junior level staff


What Are We Looking For?

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited program in Civil Engineering or Coastal Engineering (a Masters level degree is preferred)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure in California
  • Experience: 12+ years in site civil, coastal, and/or water resources engineering, with at least 5 years of experience working in California
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D, MS Project, ESRI ArcGIS experience a plus
  • Knowledge of engineering codes and guidelines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to write and review reports
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-motivation, drive, and ability to work independently


What Can You Expect?

A collaborative work environment where we encourage everyone to bring their authentic self. We offer competitive compensation and benefits.  Salary and benefits detailed below. 


Who Are We?

Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that is focused on improving the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 450 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is for a growing company that is our clients’ first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees’ first choice as a company where they want to work.  Learn more about Anchor QEA at


How to Apply?

Apply online through Anchor QEA’s Open Positions page at  Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Additional Information

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment based on age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.


Salary and Other Compensation:

  • Salary Range: $135,000 - $150,000 annually
  • Annual Bonus
  • Other potential bonus types: Billable Time Bonus, Spot Bonus, Milestone Anniversary Bonus, Receiving Professional License/Certification Bonus, Peer-reviewed Publication Bonus, Employee Referral Bonus.


Base Level Benefits for Regular Full-Time Positions:

  • Healthcare: Medical, dental, vision, basic life and AD&D insurance, short- and long-term disability programs.
  • Paid Company and Floating Holidays: 7 paid company and 2 floating holidays annually
  • Vacation: 2 weeks accrued paid vacation based on length of service.  Vacation may vary by level.
  • Sick and Safe Time: 80 hours annually
  • Retirement Plan: 401k plan with an employer match
  • Further information on benefits:


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