Utility Gas Engineer/Technician-Entry Level

Parsippany, NJ/Remote
Added: February 27, 2024

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) 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 .


NV5 has a need for an Entry Level Utility Engineer/Technician to join our Utility/Civil Department in our Parsippany, NJ office. Entry-level gas designers leverage their education, and any experience gained, in preparing construction drawings and other documents to design portions of projects, as assigned. Designers work with teams of drafters and engineers on developing construction-ready documents and plans for bidding, permitting, construction, and cost-estimating activities. The designer performs activities for underground utility infrastructure by following client, NV5, and industry standards, specifically working within AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or other applicable design applications.

This position may support multiple projects among remote offices, under direct supervision and guidance. This position provides an excellent opportunity for career growth while at the same time exploring the candidate’s utility engineering area of interest.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

Working under the supervision and mentoring of senior level engineering staff, assist in the following:

  • Perform entry-level utility/engineering design support applying the design and industry/client standards, procedures, and design criteria working on routine utility engineering tasks.
  • Conduct field visits to project sites to perform condition assessments and inventory of critical design elements with senior engineers/technicians.
  • Collaborate with multidiscipline design engineers and technicians.
  • Under the supervision of a senior engineer, support the advancement of designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, and final working drawings in conformance with the applicable standards and regulations. CAD as-built drawings.
  • Use computer-aided drafting tools such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Plant 3D, as well as technical handbooks, utility standards, tables, and calculators to create relevant drawings and 3D models.
  • Support in the preparation of utility route studies, incorporate field surveys, and document existing conditions.


  • Associates Degree or Technical Equivalent Degree in Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or relevant field. Candidates with experience working in the utility industry will be highly considered.
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of AutoCAD, MicroStation and/or AutoCAD Civil 3D and Plant 3D experience on utility related projects. Direct design and drafting work in the power-delivery field, with emphasis on natural gas work desired.
  • Familiarity of relevant industry standards for design and construction.
  • Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD Inventor, Solidworks, and/or CADWorx, a plus.

The pay range for this position is $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year; 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 the salary transparency provisions of the NJCHRL. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

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.