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 with support for various water, sewer, street, environmental, land development, public works, and other engineering projects. The Senior Associate Engineer is distinguished from the Associate Engineer by the ability to not only complete quality work, but also review the work of others to provide quality control, training, and project oversight as needed. The Senior Associate Engineer is also looked to for guidance by junior staff and is expected to provide insight, training, and direction as appropriate. Senior Associate Engineers are key to completing quality deliverables on time and within budget. Senior Associate Engineers also act as Project Managers, which are key to maintaining healthy client relationships, developing business, and successfully delivering quality projects.

What You'll Do

  • May serve as a Project Manager, QA/QC Consultant, Team Leader, or Group Leader with emphasis on technical abilities, leadership skills, or project management abilities
  • Serving as a Project Manager, you will prepare and monitor project budgets using Deltek software, Newforma, and the company adopted procedures
  • Will have overall responsibility for the profitability of his/her projects
  • Responsible for project schedules and timely completion of projects
  • Serves as primary client contact and supervise and monitor client relationship strategies
  • Coordinates and approves pricing, estimating, scoping, and marketing strategies for proposed projects
  • Oversees contract administration
  • Works with clients, agencies, and team members to assure that tasks are appropriate, and deliveries can be made on time and on budget
  • Works with other teams, groups, and/or offices to assure that expert staff is consulted, when appropriate, for a project concern/issue
  • Develops probable construction cost estimates for projects
  • Attends client meetings and associated agency meetings (including the city council, county planning, and zoning, etc.)
  • Acts as District and/or City Engineer for the various Districts and Cities for which we provide on-call engineering services
  • Responsible for control of work-in-progress ensures accurate client billings and conducts outstanding accounts receivable and collection efforts on his/her projects
  • Analyzes reports, maps, survey data, drawings, tests, and aerial photographs to plan and design projects
  • Prepares or directs preparation of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental impact studies, and designs for projects
  • Visits construction sites to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents
  • Serves as on-site project representative
  • Uses computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents
  • Prepares applications for funding, permits, and other planning documents
  • Responsible for completion of QA/QC forms for all deliverables and to encourage Associate Engineers to prepare the forms and coordinate the schedule with other QA/QC reviewers
  • Reviews projects list and planned hours for all his/her projects weekly and discuss with other team members, Project Managers, and/or Team/Group Leaders to ensure accuracy of the assigned hours and completion of planned work
  • Other duties as assigned by more senior engineering professionals, Team/Group Leaders, Branch Managers, or CAD Leaders as required in order to assist junior staff
  • Additional duties initiated by the Senior Associate Engineer in order to maximize the success of the engineering group, the client, or QK


  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience as Associate Engineer (three (3) years’ experience post-PE) or the equivalent thereof
  • Minimum of one (1) years’ experience in marketing, proposal writing, and/or other related business development tasks preferred

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