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NCE is a great place to work! Selected candidates will find NCE to be a firm that sets high standards by attracting the best professionals in the industry. NCE offers an exceptional benefit package which includes health benefits for employees and their dependents, 401K participation, flexible work schedules, Paid Time Off (PTO), holiday pay and much more.

Senior Pavement Engineer - Reno, NV
Senior Pavement Engineer – Reno, NV
NCE has an immediate opening for a Senior Pavements Engineer in our Reno, Nevada office to lead the Nevada Region’s Pavements and Materials Group. We are a rapidly growing firm with offices in Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Las Vegas, Nevada, and Pt. Richmond, Fountain Valley, Sacramento, and Oakland, California. We work in all aspects of pavement engineering from pavement evaluation, testing and design, to pavement management systems, pavement research, and training. From research projects with the Federal Highway Administration and cost-effective engineering design applications for highways, streets, airports, and harbors to strategic solutions for environmental challenges, NCE’s foundation is of client satisfaction and responsiveness.
NCE is looking for energetic and motivated engineers who are prepared to be a part of an organization where you can grow with us. The successful candidate must be excited by the opportunity to manage staff, win and manage pavements-related projects, and participate in strategic planning. Must be available to travel. Minimum qualifications include:
• M.S. Degree in Civil Engineering (with pavement emphasis).
• 10+ years of increasingly responsible experience in pavement engineering.
• Experience with field exploration, inspection, and analysis.
• Ability to interpret test results and write complete reports.
• Experience preparing reports and internal correspondence.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
The selected candidate will have experience in pavement designs utilizing non-destructive testing equipment such as the Falling Weight Deflectometer. Design experience must include knowledge of mechanistic – empirical procedures as well as AASHTO, Caltrans 356 and Federal Aviation Administration. Candidates must also be familiar with pavement management systems (StreetSaver and MicroPAVER) and have experience performing research studies. Previous leadership and staff supervisory experience is highly desired.
About the Firm
NCE, founded in 1990, is a client-focused engineering, planning, environmental, and construction services firm (corporation) with five offices and nearly 70 employees. Our office locations provide NCE with an excellent understanding and awareness of the infrastructure and resource issues facing California and Nevada. Working with both public and private sector clients, NCE provides innovative thinking and delivers accurate technical solutions through the following service lines:

Civil Engineering Pavements and Materials
Watershed Science & Planning Transportation Research

NCE’s highly qualified staff of professionals includes; civil and geotechnical engineers; environmental scientists and watershed planners; geologists and hydrogeologists; water quality, regulatory, and hazardous material specialists; database developers; and field technicians.
NCE takes pride in our ability to integrate diverse disciplines to deliver high quality projects that match our client’s needs. Superior customer service, responsiveness, and technically sound work products are what NCE’s clients expect and receive. NCE consistently hears from existing clients that they enjoy working with NCE because:
• NCE is privately owned which provides for quick decision making and the flexibility to deliver complex projects on time and within budget,
• NCE is small enough that clients regularly interact with our principals and CEO at the project level, and
• NCE will get the job done right the first time.
NCE offers an opportunity to work with some of the most motivated professionals in the industry. NCE has been named by ZweigWhite and Stagnito Media as one of the Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For, placing 25th among the civil engineering companies who participated. NCE offers an excellent benefits package. Please visit the NCE website at www.ncenet.com
Interested individual should contact the Human Resources Manager at (775) 329-4955 or at hr@ncenet.com

Senior Civil Engineer - Reno and/or Tahoe, NV
Senior Civil Engineer – Reno, and/or Tahoe, NV
NCE is actively recruiting a Senior Civil Engineer for our Infrastructure Group located in Reno and/or Tahoe, Nevada. If you enjoy a challenging career in civil engineering, this may be the opportunity for you.
The selected candidate must have the ability and knowledge to:
• Manage assigned projects to meet client requirements and expectations
• Identify and pursue new business opportunities
• Develop project scopes and proposals; and participate in project interviews
• Manage the allocation of resources to complete assigned projects
• Communicate and maintain ongoing positive relationships with clients
• Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform technical tasks, field tasks, studies, and analysis with ongoing review, coaching, and interaction with project team management
• Prepare and generate plans, specifications, and engineer’s estimates (PS&E), reports and correspondence
• Review field reports prepared by staff specialists; provide guidance to office and field personnel
• Manage project budgets
• 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; research literature and regulatory requirements
Minimum Required Qualifications
• B.S. Civil Engineering 10-15 years of experience, or M.S. Civil Engineering with 9-14 years of experience
• Nevada Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
• Civil engineering and project management experience on complex projects involving multiple teaming partners and skill sets
• Experience with marketing, proposal writing, and job development
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
• Fifteen (15) years professional consulting experience
• Experience with local and regional public works agencies
• Northern Nevada experience in utility design, particularly in sanitary sewer collection, lift stations, rehabilitation and master plans
To learn more about the firm and our team, please visit www.ncenet.com
Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com or click on “Apply Now” below.
Senior Level Civil Engineer - Reno, NV
Senior Level Civil Engineer – Reno, NV
NCE has immediate openings for Senior Level Civil Engineers capable of managing complex, interdisciplinary projects. We are seeking energetic and motivated senior level civil engineers to be a part of an organization that is young and growing. The responsibilities will generally include:
• Managing projects to meet (if not exceed) client requirements and maintain ongoing positive relationships with clients
• Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities
• Assisting in developing project scope, writing proposals, participating in project interviews, and managing the allocation of resources to complete assigned projects
• Independently evaluating, selecting, and applying standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform technical tasks, field tasks, studies, and analysis with ongoing review, coaching, and interaction with project team management
• Preparing and generating plans, specifications, engineers estimates (PS&E)
• Reviewing field reports prepared by staff specialists; providing guidance to office and field personnel
• Organizing field work and assign tasks to staff specialists; assembling, reviewing, and evaluating complex data; integrating data evaluations prepared by staff specialists into project
• Contacting vendors; researching literature and regulatory requirements
Minimum Required Qualifications

• B.S. Civil Engineering 6-10 years of experience, or M.S. Civil Engineer with 5-9 years of experience
• California Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
• Civil engineering and project management experience on interdisciplinary projects
• Experience with marketing, proposal writing, and job development
• Experience with regulatory agencies, federally/state funded projects and documentation
• Proficiency in latest versions of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
• Fifteen (15) years professional consulting experience
• AutoCAD Civil 3D skills (particularly grading module) and GIS integration
• Understanding of Caltrans Local Assistance Procedures Manual
• Experience with Caltrans Design Manuals
• Knowledge of state and local grant funding pertaining to civil infrastructure projects
• Can demonstrate project experience with value engineering and cost effective design alternatives
NCE is a growing client-focused engineering, science, and planning firm with nearly 100 employees in our offices located in Richmond, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Fountain Valley, California and Reno, Nevada. NCE’s technically diverse and highly qualified staff of professionals includes engineers, scientists, planners, geologists, regulatory and permitting specialists, and field technicians. Our civil engineering practice is primarily focused on public sector (cities and counties) infrastructure projects including civil design of roadway resurfacing, utilities, ecological restoration, bike/pedestrians facilities, parks, sidewalk gap closures, and site development.
The selected candidate will find NCE to be a firm that sets it standards high by attracting the best engineers in our industry. NCE offers an exceptional benefit package which include, health benefits for employees and their dependents, 401K participation, flexible work schedules, Paid Time Off (PTO), holiday pay and much more. Salary will be commensurate with work experience. Please feel free to visit our website at: www.ncenet.com
If interested, please submit a resume along with a written letter of interest addressing the following:
1. Overview of your civil engineering experience and describe Bay Area projects you have managed and designed
2. Career objectives (what do you want to do?)
3. List your strengths
4. Describe your supervisory experience/working with other staff/project engineers
Interested individual should contact the Human Resources Manager at (775) 329-4955 or at hr@ncenet.com
Senior Civil Engineer - Northern California
Senior Civil Engineer – Northern California
NCE has immediate openings for Senior Level Civil Engineers in our Point Richmond or Sacramento office. We are seeking energetic and motivated senior level civil engineers with utility design and roadway resurfacing experience to be a part of an organization that is young and growing. The responsibilities will generally include managing and coordinating projects of varying size and complexity and more specifically the following:
• Manage projects to meet (if not exceed) client requirements and maintain ongoing positive relationships with clients
• Identify and pursue new business opportunities
• Assist in developing project scope, writing proposals, participating in project interviews, and manage the allocation of resources to complete assigned projects
• Independently evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to perform technical tasks, field tasks, studies,and analysis with ongoing review, coaching, and interaction with project team management
• 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 project
• Contact vendors; research literature and regulatory requirements
Minimum Required Qualifications
• B.S. Civil Engineering 6-10 years of experience, or M.S. Civil Engineering with 5-9 years of experience
• California Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
• Civil engineering and project management experience on roadway resurfacing and utility projects
• Experience with marketing, proposal writing, and job development
• Experience with regulatory agencies, federally/state funded projects and documentation
• Proficiency in latest versions of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
• AutoCAD Civil 3D skills (particularly grading module) and GIS integration
• Understanding of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation alternatives and strategies
• Experience with complete streets, low impact development, and stormwater runoff reduction design
• Knowledge of state and local grant funding pertaining to civil infrastructure projects
• Can demonstrate project experience with value engineering and cost effective design alternatives
To learn more about the firm and our team, please visit www.ncenet.com
Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com or click on “Apply Now” below.
ENTRY LEVEL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
ENTRY LEVEL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

NCE is seeking an entry level Field Technician interested in working independently on public works road projects and to also collaborate with office staff. The primary responsibility associated with this position is to conduct pavement condition surveys on public roads. This position will be located in our Orange County, Fountain Valley, California office.

This pavement condition surveying position involves working throughout Southern California and possibly in Northern California. Skills for this position result in the job holder learning about roads, and most of the job skills for pavement condition surveys will be taught on the job. Due to the importance of the data collected by the field technician, NCE is seeking individuals who operate with a high level of integrity, and are energetic, efficient, and quick learners.

The primary responsibilities of this position will generally include the following:

  • Determining conditions of city/county streets and roads by identifying and recording pavement distress (failures).
  • Recording and entering data into handheld mobile devices and into spreadsheets and databases
  • Using GPS devices to locate non-pavement assets such as signs.
  • Pavement condition surveys require mostly in-person street observations which is often done by walking several miles or more per day. Surveys are also performed while driving in passenger cars and specialized testing vehicles.
  • This position requires working independently and often remotely.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Highschool Diploma or Equivalent
  • Valid California Driver License, with a good driving record
  • Good computer skills, familiar with Microsoft Excel and data entry
  • Good math/estimating skills
  • Must be willingness to travel and work remotely

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with construction and inspection
  • Survey skills
  • Road maintenance experience
  • Database skills
  • Experience working with or for Cities and Counties

While the job skills for this position are learned on the job, any experience in construction related trades would be helpful to understand job duty assignments.

Starting Salary: $18.00 an hour (negotiable depending on additional skills and experience)

Signing Bonus: Selected candidate will be eligible for a $2,000 signing bonus and paid on the following terms: $1,000 after successfully completing one month of employment and $1,000 after successfully completing six months of employment

NCE offers a comprehensive benefits package: healthcare benefits, PTO, holiday, company sponsored 401k plan, etc.

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

This employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested applicants please submit your resume to: hr@ncenet.com

Entry Level Landscape Architect
Entry Level Landscape Architect

Entry Level Landscape Architect

NCE is seeking energetic, motivated, passionate, design focused individuals to join our emerging landscape practice in Oakland, CA. Our work is primarily in the public realm; it involves complex multi-year endeavors ranging from healing landscapes to complete streets, multi-modal trails to campus masterplans, green infrastructure to creek restoration. Activities that a candidate may undertake are-

  • Illustrating: Render conceptual studies and illustrative plans with a range of media on multiple digital platforms. Prepare 3-D visualizations in a range of styles.
  • Designing: Participate in project ideation, prepare, and refine conceptual studies in coordination with senior staff from concept to construction documentation.

  • Collaborating: With a range of professionals from civil engineers, scientists, biologists, regulatory compliance and permitting specialists, environmental engineers, and cultural resource experts.
  • Researching: Project sites, construction materials and processes, software, emerging horticultural practices and plants, regulatory requirements, new technologies and approaches to climate change.
  • Documenting: Assist in the preparation of construction documents-demolition, layout, grading and planting plans, details, specifications and cost estimates, public feedback and input.
  • Participating: In design charettes with clients, communities and colleagues. Assist in community meetings, outreach efforts and engagement of the public.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Landscape Architecture or M.A. of Landscape Architecture with 0-2 years of experience
  • Proficiency in latest versions of AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch-up, Microsoft Word
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Experience working as a landscape intern or in a related profession i.e., horticulture or environmental science
  • Built work or field experience with construction
  • An interest and ability to work collaboratively with your colleagues, clients, and the community
  • Ability to listen and think critically

About NCE

NCE is a growing multi-disciplinary firm with a strong focus on collaboration, client service and design exploration supported by technical expertise. We offer our clients landscape architecture, engineering, science, and planning services from offices located in Oakland, Richmond, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Fountain Valley, California, Reno and Las Vegas Nevada.

What We Offer

  • Studio environment in our Oakland office, a transit rich location with easy access to Bart, AC Transit, Downtown Oakland and beyond
  • Health benefits for employees and their dependents, 401K participation, Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay
  • Mentorship and training for professional advancement
  • Hands on experience participating in a wide variety of activities with ample opportunity for advancement within an emerging practice.

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

Starting Salary: $60,000 or DOE

If interested, please submit a portfolio, resume and a written letter of interest in digital format addressing the following:

  1. Overview of your landscape architectural experience and describe projects you have participated in
  2. Career objectives (what do you want to do?)
  3. List your strengths

Interested individual should submit required documentation of this position to the Human Resources Manager at hr@ncenet.com

Project Pavement Engineer, Northern CA
Project Pavement Engineer, Northern CA

Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. (NCE) is a full-service civil engineering and pavement design, implementation, and research firm offering turnkey solutions for infrastructure projects. NCE’s service is tailored to client response and ranges from engineering design applications for highways, streets, airports, and ports to research and implementation projects with the Federal Highway Administration and State highway agencies. We are currently seeking Project Pavement Engineer candidates for our San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento offices. The selected candidate must be able to provide technical and field support for pavement engineering and pavement management projects under the direct supervision of a California Professional Engineer.

We are looking for an energetic and motivated engineer who is prepared to be a part of a growing organization—and who will grow with us. The successful candidate will be willing to learn and assume responsibilities, travel, and demonstrate initiative and persistence.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • MS in Civil Engineering with 3 to 7 years’ experience, BS with 4 to 7 years, PhD considered.
  • Interest in living/working in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento areas.
  • Knowledge of and interest in fundamentals of pavement engineering such as distress identification, design, rehabilitation, maintenance, materials, and management. Field and/or laboratory experience is beneficial.
  • Solid capabilities with Microsoft Office. Experience with ArcGIS and ACCESS is helpful.
  • Strong writing and communication skills. Ability to write internal and client correspondence and sections of formal reports.
  • EIT and ability to obtain CA PE License.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform fieldwork, including surveying pavement conditions, completing field quality control, and marking core and repair locations.
  • Run pavement design programs and utilize multiple design methods, such as Caltrans and AASHTO.
  • Interpret test results and work with colleagues on forensic evaluations
  • Prepare field and pavement design reports.
  • Utilize StreetSaver and Paver software for local agency pavement management.
  • Prepare pavement management update reports including budget analyses.

NCE offers an excellent benefits package that includes, health benefits for employees and their dependents, 401K participation, flexible work schedules, Paid Time Off (PTO), holiday pay, and much more. Salary will be commensurate with education and work experience.

If interested in our position please submit your resume to Hr@ncenet.com

2022 Project Environmental Planner - Northern California
2022 Project Environmental Planner – Northern California

NCE is actively recruiting for a Project Environmental Planner to join our Watershed Science & Planning Group in northern California. We are looking for a critical thinker with the natural ability to guide clients and projects through complex regulations and planning processes. You will excel working independently or within multi-disciplinary teams made up of professionals from the sciences, engineering, planning, administrative and marketing professions. You will possess an innate talent for verbal and written communication and the ability to effectively support stakeholder facilitation and community engagement.

At a minimum we are looking for someone who is extremely organized, task oriented, and experienced with NEPA, CEQA, General Plans and codes and how to efficiently move projects through them. As part of the NCE team, you will engage on a variety of housing, infrastructure, transportation, environmental and restoration projects with public (primarily local and state agencies) and private clients. The skill and ability to lead technical teams and execute stakeholder and community engagement processes is also important. Experience with and understanding of 24 CRF Part 58 reviews, transportation planning and specifically Caltrans planning processes, and/or land use planning is a plus. You will have the opportunity to engage with staff at all levels of the firm along with working with professionals from other disciplines. You will have a minimum of 6 years’ of experience, preferably with a consulting practice.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada and Arizona.

NCE’s Watershed Science and Planning Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex regulatory, resource, and ecological issues facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Staff Scientist - Northern Nevada
2022 Staff Scientist – Northern Nevada

NCE is actively recruiting for a Staff Scientist in northern Nevada and the Sierra. We’re looking for a dynamic person who enjoys a mix of office and field work and can apply analytical and critical thinking skills in both environments. You are a natural problem solver who thrives in a supportive but independent work environment and must possess the innate talent to efficiently identify, review, and apply large amounts of technical and regulatory material. You possess an interest to learn and apply new skills and knowledge across a variety of disciplines within the field of environmental science. The natural ability to communicate (written and verbal) in a team environment is essential.

At a minimum you’re able to read, interpret, and communicate permit requirements and mitigation measures to fellow team members, clients, and agency staff along with applying field protocols to ensure project compliance. Example projects may include vegetation and habitat enhancement, housing, infrastructure, utilities, or recreational trail projects. You also have basic ArcGIS mapping and analysis skills, and have experience or the ability to quickly learn to use field GPS units and other geospatial tools in a variety of field environments.

The candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science in biology, natural resource science, water resources, watershed science, hydrology, environmental science/engineering or related field, as well as 2-3 years of experience performing field surveys, site inspections, and or field mapping. The candidate should be familiar with Special Status Species, aquatic resources, environmental regulations including CEQA and NEPA, and implementing agencies who may have jurisdiction over affected resources and projects.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada and Arizona

NCE’s

Watershed Science and Planning

Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex regulatory, resource, and ecological issues facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Staff Scientist - Northern California
2022 Staff Scientist – Northern California

NCE is actively recruiting for a Staff Scientist in northern California. We’re looking for a dynamic person who enjoys a mix of office and field work and can apply analytical and critical thinking skills in both environments. You are a natural problem solver who thrives in a supportive but independent work environment and must possess the innate talent to efficiently identify, review, and apply large amounts of technical and regulatory material. You possess an interest to learn and apply new skills and knowledge across a variety of disciplines within the field of environmental science. The natural ability to communicate (written and verbal) in a team environment is essential.

At a minimum you’re able to read, interpret, and communicate permit requirements and mitigation measures to fellow team members, clients, and agency staff along with applying field protocols to ensure project compliance. Example projects may include vegetation and habitat enhancement, housing, infrastructure, utilities, or recreational trail projects. You also have basic ArcGIS mapping and analysis skills, and have experience or the ability to quickly learn to use field GPS units and other geospatial tools in a variety of field environments.

The candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science in biology, natural resource science, water resources, watershed science, hydrology, environmental science/engineering or related field, as well as 2-3 years of experience performing field surveys, site inspections, and or field mapping. The candidate should be familiar with Special Status Species, aquatic resources, environmental regulations including CEQA and NEPA, and implementing agencies who may have jurisdiction over affected resources and projects.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada and Arizona.

NCE’s Watershed Science and Planning Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex regulatory, resource, and ecological issues facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Senior Environmental Planner - Northern Nevada
2022 Senior Environmental Planner – Northern Nevada

NCE is actively recruiting for a Senior Environmental Planner to join our Watershed Science & Planning Group in northern Nevada and the Sierra. The position may be located in either our Lake Tahoe or Reno offices. We are looking for a critical thinker with the natural ability to guide clients and projects through complex regulations and planning processes. You will excel working independently or within multi-disciplinary teams made up of professionals from the sciences, engineering, planning, administrative and marketing professions. You will possess an innate talent for verbal and written communication and the ability to effectively guide stakeholder facilitation and community engagement.

At a minimum we are looking for someone who is extremely organized, task oriented, and experienced with NEPA, CEQA, General Plans and codes and how to efficiently move projects through them. As part of the NCE team, you will engage on a variety of housing, infrastructure, transportation, environmental and restoration projects with public (primarily local and state agencies) and private clients. The skill and ability to lead technical teams and execute stakeholder and community engagement processes is also important. Experience with and understanding of 24 CRF Part 58 reviews, transportation planning and specifically Caltrans planning processes, and/or land use planning is a plus. You will have the opportunity to engage with staff at all levels of the firm along with mentoring junior staff. You will have a minimum of 12 years’ of experience, preferably with a consulting practice. You will work with other senior colleagues and NCE’s business development professionals to market your skills and NCE’s services to an active list of clients.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada and Arizona.

NCE’s Watershed Science and Planning Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex regulatory, resource, and ecological issues facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Staff Biologist - Northern Nevada
2022 Staff Biologist – Northern Nevada

NCE is growing and actively recruiting for a Staff Biologist in northern Nevada and the Sierra. We’re looking for a dynamic person who enjoys a mix of office and field work and can apply analytical and critical thinking skills in both environments. As a natural problem solver you thrive working independently and within a collaborative team environment. Your organizational skills are well developed, you are task oriented, and have the ability to effectively support the delivery of field surveys and assessments. Strong verbal and written communication skills support the work you deliver, and your report analysis and conclusions are clear, concise, and effectively communicate relevant biological findings necessary to make informed decisions.

You are familiar with common and special status species, sensitive habitats, and plant communities in northern California and are familiar with resource agency regulations and permitting requirements at the local, state, and federal level. You will work with and support senior NCE biologists with conducting biological field surveys, performing GIS mapping and analysis, preparing technical memoranda and reports, assisting with the development of biological sections of CEQA and NEPA documents, and supporting the preparation of permit applications for infrastructure, transportation, housing, recreation, environmental, and restoration projects with public (primarily local and state agencies) and private clients. You should possess a strong work ethic, desire to learn, and ability to manage a variety of biological and regulatory permitting assignments. Knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Endangered Species Act, and State and local environmental regulations are preferred but not required.

The candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science in biology, ecology, natural resource science, or environmental science or related field, as well as 2-3 years of experience performing field surveys, site inspections, and or field mapping.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada, and Arizona.

NCE’s Watershed Science and Planning Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex regulatory, resource, and ecological issues facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Senior Environmental Planner - Northern California
2022 Senior Environmental Planner – Northern California

NCE is actively recruiting for a Senior Environmental Planner to join our Watershed Science & Planning Group in northern California. The position may be located in either our Lake Tahoe or Reno offices. We are looking for a critical thinker with the natural ability to guide clients and projects through complex regulations and planning processes. You will excel working independently or within multi-disciplinary teams made up of professionals from the sciences, engineering, planning, administrative and marketing professions. You will possess an innate talent for verbal and written communication and the ability to effectively guide stakeholder facilitation and community engagement.


At a minimum we are looking for someone who is extremely organized, task oriented, and experienced with NEPA, CEQA, General Plans and codes and how to efficiently move projects through them. As part of the NCE team, you will engage on a variety of housing, infrastructure, transportation, environmental and restoration projects with public (primarily local and state agencies) and private clients. The skill and ability to lead technical teams and execute stakeholder and community engagement processes is also important. Experience with and understanding of 24 CRF Part 58 reviews, transportation planning and specifically Caltrans planning processes, and/or land use planning is a plus. You will have the opportunity to engage with staff at all levels of the firm along with mentoring junior staff. You will have a minimum of 12 years’ of experience, preferably with a consulting practice. You will work with other senior colleagues and NCE’s business development professionals to market your skills and NCE’s services to an active list of clients.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada and Arizona.

NCE’s Watershed Science and Planning Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex regulatory, resource, and ecological issues facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Project Civil Engineer - Tahoe
2022 Project Civil Engineer – Tahoe

Do you love the mountains? Want the opportunity to ski or mountain bike on world class runs during lunch? Relish the opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful places on Earth? Have a strong background in civil engineering? Then we may be looking for you. NCE is actively recruiting for a Project Civil Engineer to join our Lake Tahoe office. We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a breadth of experience in civil engineering design. You are an organized, problem solver with a natural attention to detail. You will excel working independently or within multi-disciplinary design teams of professionals from the engineering, planning, sciences, and landscape design disciplines. You are a critical thinker with the ability to apply your engineering and design skills to solve a variety of challenges and deliver projects on the ground.

You possess the ability to perform engineering tasks of varying size and complexity, and effectively navigate and design within AutoCAD Civil 3D, integrate files with GIS platforms, and prepare detailed plan sets for a variety of transportation, utility, grading, or drainage projects. Working with NCE’s engineering team and other Senior Leaders, you will manage tasks to meet project requirements and progressively develop into a Project Manager. This will require applying sound engineering judgement to evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to field data collection, engineering analysis, and preparation of design plans, specifications, and estimates.

You have a B.S. in civil engineering or related engineering field with a minimum of 5 years of experience. You also possess a Nevada or California Professional Engineer (P.E.) license or the ability to obtain it within 18 months. Experience with project management, proposal development, regulatory permits and agencies, Caltrans Local Assistance, and previous delivery of PS&E for transportation and utility projects is preferred but not required. Experience with engineering design within alpine environments and or knowledge of regulatory considerations for design in the Lake Tahoe basin highly desirable.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada, and Arizona.

NCE’s Infrastructure Engineering Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex transportation, infrastructure, flood control, drainage, and construction needs facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes engineers, designers, construction inspectors, and project managers who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive engineering, infrastructure planning, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

To learn more about the firm, our team and NCE’s service lines please visit www.ncenet.com.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Senior Environmental Planner - Tahoe
2022 Senior Environmental Planner – Tahoe

NCE is actively recruiting for a Senior Environmental Planner to join the Watershed Science & Planning Group in our Lake Tahoe office. We are looking for a critical thinker with the natural ability to guide clients and projects through complex regulations and planning processes. You will excel working independently or within multi-disciplinary teams made up of professionals from the sciences, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, administrative, and marketing professions. You will possess an innate talent for verbal and written communication and have an ability to guide effective stakeholder and community engagement.

At a minimum we are looking for someone who is extremely organized, task oriented, and experienced with regulatory permitting, NEPA and CEQA, general plans and codes, and how to efficiently move projects through the compliance process. You will have experience in, and knowledge of the Lake Tahoe Basin, its unique regulatory structure, and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). As part of the NCE team, you will engage on a variety of infrastructure, transportation, redevelopment, housing, recreation, environmental, and restoration projects with public (primarily local and state agencies) and private clients. The skill and ability to lead technical teams and guide key interaction points and milestones for regulatory compliance and permitting is critical.

Experience with and understanding of transportation planning and plans, specifically Caltrans Local Assistance and the TRPA Regional Transportation Plan are a plus. You will have the opportunity to engage with staff at all levels of the firm and mentor junior staff. You have a minimum of 12 years’ experience, preferably with a consulting practice. You will work with other senior colleagues and NCE’s business development professionals to market your skills and NCE’s services to an active list of clients.

Investment in our Team

As a growing privately owned professional consulting firm, NCE’s greatest asset is our team of professionals. We demonstrate our commitment to this ideal by delivering robust compensation and benefit packages, flexible workplace and workspace approaches, and an emphasis on professional development. Our compensation packages include competitive salaries, performance recognition through our bonus program, nine company paid holidays, a minimum of three weeks of personal time off, 100% firm paid health benefits (medical, vision, and dental), life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and compensatory time off when billable work exceeds 40 hours. We value and support retirement planning and offer participation in NCE’s 401(k) plan, firm provided match, and free access to an investment advisor. NCE also prioritizes professional development through reimbursement of professional membership or licensure fees, education reimbursement, and participation in conferences, trainings, and events.

About the Firm

NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada and Arizona.

NCE’s Watershed Science and Planning Practice and our team of Professionals offer a variety of services to solve the most complex regulatory, resource, and ecological issues facing our clients. NCE’s technically diverse and highly skilled staff includes scientists, planners, engineers, project managers, and resource experts who bring an integrated approach to every project. NCE provides comprehensive planning, sound science, practical engineering, and outcome-based solutions to our clients and their projects.

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

Staff Engineer-Fountain Valley, CA
Staff Engineer-Fountain Valley, CA

Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. (NCE) – Fountain Valley, CA

Job description

Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. (NCE) is a full-service civil engineering, environmental project management, and pavement research firm, offering turnkey solutions for infrastructure projects. From research projects with the Federal Highway Administration; to cost-effective engineering design applications for highways, streets, airports, and harbors; to strategic solutions for environmental problems, NCE’s service is custom-tailored to client response. NCE’s growing engineering practice is based on a firm foundation of customer loyalty and repeat business from highly satisfied clients. We are currently seeking to fill two positions as Entry Level Staff Engineer for our Fountain Valley, CA Office. The ideal candidates must be able to provide technical support for interpreting data and provide general civil engineering design under the direct supervision of a senior engineer.

We are looking for energetic and motivated engineers who are prepared to be a part of an innovative and growing organization and who will grow with us. The successful candidates will be involved in roadway & infrastructure projects and be someone willing to learn and assume responsibilities, demonstrate initiative and persistence, and be willing to travel and require minimal supervision.

Desirable qualifications are:

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering (or closely related field) with 0-4 yrs. experience
  • Perform field exploration, inspection, analysis
  • Act as data gatherer; prepare maps & charts; run technical computer programs (training will be
    provided as needed)
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Interpret test results and field data
  • Prepare field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports
  • Capable of developing civil engineering drawings with supervision
  • Perform basic civil engineering design
  • Knowledge of Pavement engineering a plus
  • Familiarity with GIS data acquisition is a plus

The selected candidate will find NCE to be a firm that sets its standards high by attracting the best Engineers in our industry. NCE offers an exceptional benefits package which includes health benefits for employees and their dependents, 401K participation, flexible work schedules, Paid Time Off (PTO), holiday pay and much more. Salary will be commensurate with work experience.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $62,000.00 – $72,000.00 per year

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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com

2022 Staff Level Civil Engineer- Reno, NV
2022 Staff Level Civil Engineer- Reno, NV

NCE is actively recruiting for a Staff Level Civil Engineer to join our Infrastructure Group in Reno, NV. We are seeking energetic and motivated Staff Level Civil Engineers to be a part of our growing organization.

The selected candidate must have the ability and knowledge to:

  • Perform field exploration, inspection, analysis; provide technical support with supervision
  • Act as data gatherer; prepare maps, design plans, charts; run technical computer programs
  • Interpret data and test results; write complete reports
  • Prepare field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports
  • Perform basic civil engineering design and calculations, including grading design
  • May be assigned field construction administration responsibilities
  • Follow company safety standards, site safety standards, and all permitting requirements
  • Contact vendors; research literature and regulatory requirements under supervision
  • Execute job responsibilities safely

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • B.S. in related technical field with one to two (1-2) years of experience, or M.S. with zero to two (0-2) years of experience
  • Able to work with minimal supervision on some tasks
  • Skilled at basic or standard civil design procedures and techniques
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours, as necessary
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) + years professional consulting experience
  • Passed Fundamental of Engineering (F.E.) Exam
  • Experience with design and drafting software for engineers (specifically AutoCAD Civil3D)

Work Conditions

  • Generally, requires normal office working conditions
  • May require field work (e.g., construction equipment and sites, roadway, drilling coring rigs, remote locations, contaminated sites)
  • About the Firm

    NCE is a multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental services firm who works collaboratively with our clients to ensure successful outcomes. Founded in 1990, we are 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 and resources challenges facing our communities today and in the future. The firm has eight offices and more than 100 employees across California, Nevada and Arizona.

    The selected candidate will find NCE to be a firm that sets its standards high by attracting the best engineers in our industry. NCE offers an exceptional benefit package which includes, health benefits for employees and their dependents, 401K participation, flexible work schedules, Paid Time Off (PTO), holiday pay and much more. Salary will be commensurate with work experience. Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com.

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