Project & Senior Level Civil Engineer

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.


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.

Qualifications (Must Have): 

  • 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.

Qualifications (Nice to Have):

  • 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 are:

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

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

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

  1. Your civil engineering experience. Please describe projects you have managed and designed.
  2. Your career objectives (what do you want to do?)
  3. Your strengths.
  4. Your supervisory experience/experience working with other staff/project engineers.
Qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter below. For questions regarding your application please email