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Civil Designer - Underground Utilities

Company: NV5
Location: San Diego
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work. As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives. NV5 is seeking candidate(s) with excellent skills designing power delivery projects. Incumbent will be part of a team working on developing construction-ready documents/civil plans for cost-estimating, bidding, permitting, and construction of underground high voltage power lines throughout San Diego and Southern California and the Southwest region. Designers will learn and apply Utility, NV5, City and other agency and industry standards, mainly working within AutoCAD Civil 3D and a diverse engineering team. Position will collaborate with staff in multiple locations on a variety of power and energy related projects including distribution and transmission lines, battery energy storage and collector systems, and utility/generator interties.
RESPONSIBILITIES
--- Use of technical data, handbooks, utility standards, tables, and calculators to create relevant civil drawings including trench & duct packages or underground piping.--- Make major design recommendations as part of a project team, and may participate in client presentations--- Calculate costs and time schedules for proposed work--- Assign duties and schedules to team members, responsible for all phases of a project--- Produce sketches and system schematics for complicated design tasks such as layout of electrical equipment or construction equipment layouts.--- Document existing conditions and perform troubleshooting--- Develop details for specific projects--- Edit master specification sections to be project specific--- Assist in development of technical competence of project team members--- Support project leads with client interaction--- Attend construction progress meetings to solve non-routine technical issues--- Help ensure team's work meets client and NV5's requirements and standards, in part by reviewing drawings for compliance--- Manage and maintain design records and files--- Complete as-built drawings--- Work independently with minimal or no supervision and fulfill assignments that require an advanced level of judgment and evaluation--- Travel to job sites for design and construction support (expected to be no more than 30% of time)--- Research non-routine code issues, obtain interpretations from code officials, and apply findings--- Review addendums, proposal requests and change orders and initiate additional service requests, working with Project Manager for client submittal--- Prepare engineering opinion of probable cost for civil, mechanical or electrical systems and review construction manager/contractor cost estimates--- Proficient use of spreadsheets and design programs for engineering analysis and equipment selections--- May be asked to act as Project Manager for specific technical projects
QUALIFICATIONS
--- 5 years + of AutoCAD, and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D experience and experience with underground utilities--- Positive attitude and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively--- Valid driver's license--- Proficient using MS Office Suite and other relevant software--- At least 5 years of experience, including utility design, direct design, and drafting work in the utility field--- Able to interpret and apply relevant industry standards and codes for design and construction--- Experience preparing bill of materials and construction units with software such as SAP or Maximo
Desirable Qualifications:--- Associate or Bachelor Degree or Coursework in Engineering, Architectural, Design, Mechanical or Electrical Technologies or relevant field--- Working knowledge of safe work practices--- Participate in technical and professional societies--- Proficient knowledge of design programs--- Experience working for or with any electric utility companies in the United States--- Experience preparing bill of materials and construction units with software such as SAP or Maximo
NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities. NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Keywords: NV5, San Diego , Civil Designer - Underground Utilities, Other , San Diego, California

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