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CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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 Civil Engineer - Reno, NV
Senior Civil Engineer – Reno, NV

NCE is actively recruiting a Senior Civil Engineer for our Infrastructure Group located in Reno, 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.

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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

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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.

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Staff Engineers - Northern California
Staff Engineers – Northern California

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 Staff Engineer candidates for our Sacramento and Bay Area Offices. The selected 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 organization that is young and growing, and who will grow with us. The successful candidate will be someone who is willing to learn and assume responsibilities, demonstrates initiative and persistence, willing to travel and who will require minimal supervision. Desirable qualifications are:

• B.S. in Civil Engineering (or closely related field) with 1-3 yrs experience, M.S. a plus
• Perform field exploration, inspection, analysis
• Act as data gatherer; prepare maps & charts; run technical computer programs
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD
• Interpret test results; writes complete reports
• Prepare field reports, internal correspondence, sections of formal reports
• Capable of developing civil engineering drawings with supervision
• Perform basic civil engineering design
• Pavement engineering a plus

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 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.

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.

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Project Level Civil Engineer
Project Engineer
NCE has immediate openings for Senior Level Civil Engineers in our California offices. We are seeking energetic and motivated project level civil engineers with transportation design, Caltrans permitting experience and roadway resurfacing experience to be a part of an organization that is growing. The responsibilities will generally include assisting with coordinating projects and performing engineering tasks of varying size and complexity and more specifically the following:

• Manage tasks to meet (if not exceed) project requirements and maintain ongoing positive relationships with team members
• 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
• Assist in the preparation of plans, specifications, and engineers 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
• Contacts vendors; research literature and regulatory requirements

Minimum Qualifications

• B.S. Civil Engineering 3-5 years of experience, or M.S. Civil Engineer with 4-7 years of experience
• EIT or 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

Desired Qualifications

• AutoCAD Civil 3D skills (particularly grading module) and GIS integration
• Caltrans LAPM Manual experience
• 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

NCE is a growing client-focused engineering, science, and planning firm with nearly 70 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

Qualified candidates should submit their resume to hr@ncenet.com or click on “Apply Now” below.

Apply Now

Principal Engineers
Principal Engineers

NCE is actively recruiting Principal Engineers to grow and manage our engineering groups with a minimum of 15 years’ experience preferably with a consulting practice and active list of clients. We are expanding in a variety of disciplines – water, environmental, and transportation. If you are a self-starter, interested in growing an engineering group and enjoy a challenging career predominately in public works related projects, this is a great opportunity. NCE has built a reputation for high levels of customer service and quality design products. In the past 20 years, we have earned the confidence of cities and counties throughout California and Nevada on public works projects.The selected candidate will be responsible for planning and managing the strategic growth of an engineering group, including business development, maintaining client relationships, leading and/or managing large and/or technically complex projects or programs, and mentoring and managing staff.

She/He will have a proven track record of successfully developing business, writing, winning public works projects, managing projects, and demonstrating strong client skills.You should be a self-motivated professional with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Dependent on the candidate, either registration as a PE in the state of California or Nevada is required or the ability to become registered within three months. A focus on providing excellent leadership skills, creative engineering solutions and effective communication skills will be a winning combination.In this role, you will develop scopes, negotiate hours, prepare reports, develop and maintain schedules and budgets, direct and mentor project staff, and ensure quality reviews are completed. You manage client relationships and lead business development initiatives.

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.

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Staff Scientist
Staff Scientist
NCE is actively recruiting for a Staff Scientist to support our Watershed Science & Planning Group and work out of our Reno or Lake Tahoe office. 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. The ideal candidate is a natural problem solver who thrives in a supportive but independent work environment and must possess a talent to efficiently identify, review, and apply large amounts of technical and regulatory material. The natural ability to communicate (written and verbal) in a team environment is essential.

At a minimum we’re looking for someone who is driven, collaborative, interested in learning new skills and knowledge, and can quickly understand what is being asked and successfully complete the task. There must be an interest to learn and apply new skills and knowledge across a variety of disciplines within the field of environmental science. Sample projects may include habitat enhancement, public works, or recreational trail projects. The candidate should also have basic ArcGIS mapping and analysis skills, have experience or the ability to quickly learn to use Trimble GPS units, GPS receivers, ArcGIS Online, and ArcGIS Collector 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 federal, state, and local special status species, environmental regulations, and implementing agencies who may have jurisdiction over affected resources and projects.
The position will support regulatory compliance for environmental, infrastructure, and stormwater related projects. A collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to solving problems is required. Position responsibilities may include:
• Reviewing and interpreting regulatory or permit requirements, mitigation measures, or other conditions of approval.
• Performing field work
o Special status species and habitat field surveys
o Pre-construction clearance surveys
o Nesting bird, raptor, and bat roosting surveys
o Habitat mapping
o Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections
o Collecting geospatial data for biological resources, water resources, or infrastructure
o Basic archaeological surveys
• Preparing technical reports (field inspection reports, biological assessments, habitat assessments, avian survey reports, water quality sampling summaries, etc.)
• Preparing and submitting permit applications
• Analyzing geospatial data, working with GIS data, and preparing maps
• Coordinating and communicating with technical, civil design, and regulatory agency staff

NCE is an employee focused engineering and environmental consulting firm with offices throughout California and Nevada. We offer a team focused work environment with flexible schedules, opportunities for growth and variety of projects.

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.

Apply Now