Civil Engineer - Conveyance


On Site
Full Time


Construction management
Conceptual design
Technical Support
Business development
Professional development
Mechanical engineering
3D computer graphics
Business software
Clinical data management
System integration testing
Regulatory Compliance
Technical drafting
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Microsoft Excel

Job Details

Why CDM Smith?

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Join Us! CDM Smith - where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it's a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Description

This position can sit in the following:

Concord, CA
Sacramento, CA
Bellevue, WA
Portland, OR

In this position, you will be joining teams locally and across the West Coast, working on a portfolio of conveyance projects for water, water reuse, and wastewater with our Water Services Group. Your tasks could include:

Preparing basic to highly complex engineering designs involving conveyance systems, hydraulics and hydrology calculations, water distribution systems, collection systems, site layout development, site grading and drainage, storage tanks and impoundments, foundation designs, and stormwater infrastructure.

Providing construction support services, including submittal and RFI reviews, design change reviews, site visits, and construction management services.

Conducting master planning, research, modeling, and conceptual design.

Reviewing draft designs and reports for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations and requirements.

Performs site reviews and studies, as needed, to ensure designs are aligned with location specifications. Updates design requirements as necessary.

Providing technical guidance and training to more junior staff, reviewing the work of more junior staff.

This role requires strong communication and teamwork with staff in our local and regional offices and various engineering disciplines in other offices. In addition, this employee would have an opportunity to represent CDM Smith at conferences and provide technical support on business development opportunities.

You'll have the opportunity to learn every day from our highly skilled technical staff and project managers, participate in our mentoring program, and drive your professional development and gain skills through our Leadership Academy and extensive trainings available within the CDM Smith University.

This position is perfect for you if you are looking to elevate your career and take on increasingly challenging work. We will provide the encouragement and support so you can become a strong leader within our industry.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental, or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

Certification as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam in states where an EIT is not obtainable (within 18 months of hire or promotion or transfer).

5 years of related experience.

Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of computer assisted design and drafting (CADD) 3D and 4D software and practices.

Knowledge of engineer principles of design.

Knowledge of Microsoft business software (excel, word, etc.).

EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as "CDM Smith") reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

Additional Compensation

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.