Civil Engineer, Senior Engineer, Designer

NOVA Engineering, Inc. is  seeking a Civil Engineering professional to work as part of a collaborative design team on public and private sector engineering and land development projects. The candidate will function on a civil engineering design team as one of the lead designers/engineers, and will be relied upon to determine feasible and practical project designs.


  • Well versed in rough grading, precise grading, civil utility, and site design practices – these skill sets are the basis for which the responsibilities of the job position entail.
  • Experience and clear understanding of local San Diego agency/jurisdictional design and processing/permitting guidelines and requirements.
  • Experience and understanding of production of Grading Permit Plan Sets, Building Permit Plan Sets, and right-of-way improvements (including Public Improvement Plans, Construction Plans – specifically how they relate to private development).
  • Specific knowledge of the CA MS-4 Permit process and requirements.
  • Proficient in Civil 3D.
  • Public sector projects: 5 years (preferred).
  • Private sector projects: 5 years (preferred).
  • Civil engineering projects: 5 years (preferred).
  • DSA, OSHPD, military: 5 years (preferred).


  • Work closely with project managers to establish project timelines and designs.
  • Design lead for projects.
  • Client and agency coordination.
  • Support project managers with deadline and scope management efforts.


  • Registered Civil Engineer (RCE) preferred, but not mandatory.
  • Minimum 5 years of civil engineering experience related to site design, land development, and land use permitting.
  • Experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, communication, and design skills.


  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Signing Bonus
  • Paid Time-Off
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Parental Leave
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development Assistance

Salary: $25.00 to $54.00 per hour

For more information, please contact Matt Cook at