Why QK?

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Our Philosophy

At our very core, QK prides itself on the ability to offer programmatic professional services that allow us to serve many of the needs of our diverse clientele, in-house.

To ensure we’re able collaborate and make this unique service possible, two key tenets define the way we operate:

One: Communication is a priority between management and employees, across offices and disciplines, and information is open, transparent, and shared with all.

Two: Everyone has a voice. All employees are encouraged to speak their minds, to ideate and innovate, and to be bold and creative.

Our Employee Value Proposition, designed by our employees themselves states: “QK is an experienced team of bold professionals who are passionate about sharing their expertise with our clients and communities. We are committed to providing a dynamic, collaborative environment that fosters individual professional success as teams are empowered to innovate and deliver on our clients’ most important projects.”

In short, new QKers are often surprised at the “everyone here has a say” mentality, which offers individuals and teams real opportunities to grow and thrive and drives open communication through the project delivery process.

Who We Are

Our Culture

We are tenaciously driven to create a positive client experience through delivery of the highest quality projects. Since we believe that quality happens when you care enough to do your very best, we know that it is our corporate responsibility to foster that care.

That’s why we focus on employee satisfaction first, and offer uncommon programs like:

  • strengths-based career ladders
  • annual employee development planning
  • shareholder options for long-term QKers
  • paid wellness days
  • alternative work week schedules (half-day Fridays)
  • remote work options
  • in-and-out of office social gatherings and volunteer opportunities
  • and simple acts of gratitude and recognition.

Interested in joining us? Send your resume to recruiter@qkinc.com and let us know how you fit in.

Meet Our Management Team



medical, prescription, vision, dental coverage, company-paid life and long-term disability

Professional development / PANs

Our Practice Area Networks (PANs) keep our teams connected, communicating, and at the forefront of industry innovations. PANs also help us learn outside our own disciplines.


In-house training & mentoring Programs, and employee assistant program

Time off / Wellness Program

Personal leave and holiday schedule


For professional memberships/certifications, and Training

Volunteer Opportunities

We love volunteering and hope you do too. QK is all about the communities we serve, and volunteer opportunities come frequently and participation is encouraged.

Work With Us

QK offers a very competitive benefit package.  We know that to attract the best people, you need to have top notch benefits.  We challenge you to compare our benefit package to the one you currently receive.

QK provides career paths in each discipline to help employees guide themselves through personal and professional growth, and create their own path to a successful career with QK.  Career planning and development also allow QK to better leverage itself for financial growth.  Preparing employees for future vertical and lateral movement creates a win-win situation for both the company and the employees.

Training opportunities, mentoring, development plans, and succession planning are just a few of QK’s tools to steer successful career development, which aligns with QK’s company vision and growth plans.

Available Positions

Senior Planner

Senior Planner All locations Position Purpose Senior Planners work alongside other planners in providing site-specific analyses and geographic resources for development in urban and rural

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Assistant Environmental Scientist

Assistant Environmental Scientist Bakersfield Position Purpose Assistant Environmental Scientists use their species-specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health of

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Associate Environmental Scientist

Associate Environmental Scientist Bakersfield, Clovis Position Purpose Associate Environmental Scientists use their species-specific and relevant environmental knowledge to provide important services pertaining to the health

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Associate Planner

Associate Planner Bakersfield, Visalia, Merced Position Purpose Associate Planners must think analytically about the best way to use and develop urban resources, maintain the health

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Senior Associate Planner

Senior Associate Planner   Bakersfield, Merced    Position Purpose Senior Associate Planners work alongside team members and clients to create a broad vision for communities.

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Associate Land Surveyor

Associate Land Surveyor   Visalia    Position Purpose The Associate Land Surveyor will work hand in hand with Survey Field Crews by taking the information

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Senior Land Surveyor

Senior Land Surveyor All Locations Position Purpose The Senior Land Surveyor will guide junior staff in preparing information the Land Surveyors collect in the field

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Senior Associate Engineer

Senior Associate Engineer Bakersfield, Merced, Visalia Position Purpose The Senior Associate Engineer works mostly independently to perform more complex engineering work and provides Project Managers

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Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager Visalia Position Purpose Working in cooperation with others throughout the company, the project manager is accountable for successfully coordinating integrated delivery of

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Public Works Manager

Public Works Manager Visalia, Clovis Position Purpose The Public Works Project Manager oversees technical phases of planning and designing and directing public works projects. This

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Senior Engineer

Senior Engineer Bakersfield, visalia, Merced Position Purpose The Senior Engineer oversees technical phases of planning and designing a wide variety of projects. The Senior Engineer

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