Civil Design Engineer Principal

RICK Engineering Company
Santa Clarita, CA
Added: March 7, 2024
If you are looking for a place to grow your career and make a difference – RICK is the place for you!

As a Principal Civil Engineer Designer in Santa Clarita, CA, you will have an opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team on meaningful, landmark projects in the Los Angeles and Ventura County region. As a RICK team member, you will help clients and communities turn their dreams into reality. You will learn from and work alongside industry-leading experts and together shape the future of tomorrow.


Qualified candidates will have a BSCE degree, California Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer is preferred but required, plus a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in land development and/or public works; or the equivalent work experience of eight (8) years in the industry. Qualified candidates will also have a minimum of two (2) years of supervising the work of engineers, designers, and other project support staff.

Candidates For This Position Must Demonstrate

  • Ability to prepare grading and public improvement plans from conceptual design to final documents to support residential, multi-family / mixed-use and corporate campus development
  • As well as preparation and processing of technical studies and site plans to obtain entitlements for land development projects
  • Ability to prepare Plans, Specifications, and Estimates (PS&E) for public infrastructure improvement plans, such as street, sewer, and storm drains.
  • Site assessment, the ability to perform engineering design studies (incorporating infrastructure requirements and potential regulatory issues)
  • Preparation/processing of regulatory plans
  • Ability to prepare/process plans through Los Angeles and Ventura County Public Works.
  • Ability to perform constructability reviews
  • Experience with a range of construction support services

Must Have Knowledge Of

  • Jurisdictional codes, standards & procedures, preferably in the Los Angeles County and Ventura County areas.

Additional Skills

AutoCAD and Bluebeam experience is required.

  • Exhibits a thorough understanding of jurisdictional processing
  • Accepts and responds appropriately to constructive feedback from others and applies seasoned time management
  • Relates well and maintains a high level of respect and confidence from co-workers in public agencies
  • Demonstrates a high level of competence in written and oral communication
  • Ability to prepare exhibits, studies, and final plans

What We Offer

  • Generous Benefits package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing, 401K, and Life and Disability Insurance and Personal Leave
  • Alternative Work Schedule
  • Holiday Parties, Team Building Activities and Events

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RICK Engineering Company (RICK) is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

RICK employees are protected by laws designed to protect employees from discrimination based on race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit-based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs. RICK employees are also protected against retaliation if they engage in a protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law.