Permit Coordinator

San Diego, 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 .

Permit Coordinators work with project teams to support the Power Delivery group. They develop a more nuanced understanding of project requirements as well as of the agencies with whom clients most frequently interact regarding permitting. This role performs assignments designed to process and submit permit packages to agencies.


  • Track permit requests for multiple projects across project lifespans
  • Helps with processing permit requests, including submittal of permit packages to agencies
  • Obtains updates on permits and traffic control plans and updates project team accordingly
  • Regularly disseminate information to team members on a timely basis
  • Track deliverables and advise appropriate team members of item status
  • Learn and apply new software tools or systems as needed
  • Download and upload documents and client deliverables



  • 1-3 years’ experience in the utility, electrical, or civil industry
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Ability to read and interpret variety of gas and electric design plans
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of agency requirements
  • Positive attitude, able to collaboratively work with others
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and other relevant software such as tracking software and database systems
  • Highly organized with good written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:


  • Evaluation is based, in part on the completion of timely, accurate work
  • Attends in-house seminars and educational opportunities outside of the offices

Physical Demands:

  • This position requires sitting for extensive periods of time
  • Must be able to visually interpret complex drawings

The pay range for this California position is $24.00- $30.00 per hour; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

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.