Land Development Assistant Engineer

Carlsbad, CA/Remote
Added: February 27, 2024

NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives .


The Cary, NC office is seeking a full-time Land Development Assistant Engineer for our Cary, NC office. The Assistant Engineer will provide engineering design assistance and review of commercial, residential, and/or institutional land development projects including municipal water/sewer/storm water design or relocation projects. The most frequent and essential work activities include:

  • Provide engineering and design of land development and utility projects.
  • Coordinate work with project managers, engineers, and designers.
  • Remain familiar with the review procedures and permitting processes of state and local public entities.
  • Utilize CAD software (either AutoCAD/Land Development Desktop or MicroStation/GeoPak) to prepare drawings.
  • Correspond with clients (written and verbal) under the direction of the Project Manager.
  • Ensure quality control procedures are implemented.
  • Complete project tasks within deadlines and work within allotted project budgets.


  • BS degree in Civil Engineering
  • 0 to 4 years of civil/site related work experience
  • EI certification
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills
  • Knowledge of MicroStation/GeoPak or AutoCAD/Land Development Desktop a plus
  • Must be willing to travel on occasion
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license prior to employment-preferred

Work Environment and Physical Demands

The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. When properly requested and when feasible (without undue hardship to the organization), reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

  • Work will primarily be in the office setting with limited opportunities to be exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Work will be primarily working with fingers by picking, pinching, typing and grasping often with repetitive motion.
  • Must have visual acuity for viewing a computer screen, the ability to talk, hear and sit for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to carry, lift and push/pull up to 10 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Additional physical duties may be required as necessary.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.