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Engineer II (Buried Infrastructure)

Work Location: Irvine, California, San Diego, California
ID: 3202
Job Type: Full Time
Travel: 0-20%

For more than 70 years, Brown and Caldwell has been creating leading-edge environmental solutions for public agencies and private industry. We strive to be the environmental company of choice—to our clients, who benefit from our passion for delivering exceptional quality, and to our employees, present and future, who share our commitment to client service, collaboration and innovation. Join us, and you will find a home where you can do your best work, reach new levels of expertise and enjoy exceptional development opportunities. As a privately held firm with over 1,500 employee-owners in 50+ offices nationwide, the opportunity awaits for you to advance.


Brown and Caldwell, a national environmental engineering firm, has an exciting opportunity for an Engineer specializing in buried infrastructure to provide engineering support to our project managers and teams. We are seeking a motivated, achievement-oriented individual who can help us fulfill our commitment to deliver client success on each project we undertake.


*This role has flexibility to be located in Irvine or San Diego, CA


Job Expectations

You will work with and be mentored by nationally recognized, senior technical staff. The ideal candidate should have strong verbal and written communication skills, be highly organized and capable of working in a diverse team environment, capable of handling multiple tasks with competing priorities, and ability to implement data gathering techniques in a variety of field conditions

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with project managers, client service managers, technical advisors, project engineers, technical staff, marketing staff, and others
  • Assist in the development and preparation of technical documents including health and safety plans, condition assessment plans, technical memorandums, engineering reports, and electronic deliverables
  • Assist in the preparation of business development proposals and presentations
  • Communicate, coordinate and field check performance of subconsultants and subcontractors for conformity with inspection and condition assessment plans
  • Defect coding and assessment of water/wastewater pipeline systems and facilities


Desired Skills and Experience

  • BS Degree in Engineering (Civil, Environmental, etc.) or related field required
  • Candidates should either have a state of California PE license or be able to obtain one within 6 months of employment
  • Minimum 2 years of professional engineering experience desired
  • Experience in water/wastewater treatment and conveyance inspection and condition assessment strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with engineering plans, GIS mapping, conducting field inspections and reporting findings to senior technical staff
  • NASSCO PACP/MACP/LACP certified, or ability to become certified within 30-days of employment
  • NACE Institute General Corrosion (Corrosion Technician) or Pipeline Industry Program (Internal Corrosion Technologist) certified, or interest and ability to become trained and certified within 1-year of employment
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills and ability to work well independently and in team environments.
  • Highly attentive to detail, possess strong problem-solving skills, be teachable
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse local and virtual team environment
  • Capacity to successfully deliver on multiple tasks with competing priorities
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Proficient with computers, mobile technologies and apps, cloud based data storage and retrieval, GPS, and GIS
  • Ability to wear required personnel protection equipment including hard hats, safety toed boots, hi-vis vest, safety glasses, etc. at project sites
  • Ability to remain alert and vigilant while working around traffic and inspection equipment and able to walk swiftly for a short distance to clear an area where a potential hazard is identified
  • Agility to walk around project sites of varying size that may have areas of uneven, muddy, and/or rocky ground to perform inspections and take photographs, video and collect GPS data
  • Ability to stand for several hours observing and documenting inspection operations
  • Capability to work for short periods of time in extreme temperatures including heat and cold
  • Lift objects 30 pounds and less
  • Willing to work overtime, weekends, and nighttime hours, as necessary
  • Travel to project locations, as necessary
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required 



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Join, Grow, Have Fun

We’re growing and having fun while doing it. Brown and Caldwell provides a comprehensive benefits program and a culture that promotes employee performance and success. We recognize that you are looking for a career path with opportunities to grow personally and professionally. We have a strong focus on employee development and offer defined advancement through our Career Path Framework; tuition reimbursement; honorariums for papers and presentation as well as project management training (BC is a PMI Registered Education Provider). Our work environment promotes a flexible and collaborative culture, an extensive knowledge-sharing infrastructure and more. Our values of working hard and with integrity combined with learning, growing and having fun make Brown and Caldwell your employer of choice.

This position is subject to a pre-employment background check and a pre-employment drug test.

Brown and Caldwell is proud to be an EEO/AAP Employer-Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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