Principal Civil Engineer

ID 2024-6830
Job Locations
US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Laguna Hills | US-CA-Orcutt | US-CA-Cerritos | US-CA-Ontario | US-CA-Riverside | US-CA-San Diego
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

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Take Your Delivery Management Career to the Next Level 

Do you have a passion for managing budgets, meeting deadlines, and exceeding client expectations? Our delivery management professionals are involved in project delivery from initiation and planning to execution, monitoring, and closeout. Each phase requires strong attention to detail while communicating to internal and external stakeholders. Do you have a proven track record in managing goals and objectives? Consider joining our team and work with peers who have vast industry knowledge and experience solving complex problems


Step into Your New Role 

Kleinfelder's Southern California Area is seeking an experienced Civil Engineer to join our team! This position has the option of a hybrid work schedule. This position will have the opportunity to manage a diverse project design team for transportation projects. This position will lead and deliver all phases of projects from proposal through construction and will work with our diverse team of resources located both locally and nationally, our teaming partners, and the client.  Experience with delivery mechanisms such as Design-Bid-Build, Design/Build, and engineering services during construction is preferred.


As Civil Lead Design Engineer with experience in the water, power and transportation markets, the successful candidate will be a seller-doer and provide sound delivery, mentoring to junior staff, and quality control on small to large civil design projects in support of local, state and federal clients.


This professional should possess minimum of 10 years of experience in civil engineering with strengths in rural and urban roadway design, site engineering, drainage and storm water management, preparation of construction documents, and the ability to work within a team of engineers in the local office and in offices throughout Kleinfelder, including field staff.


Typical Duties Overview

  • Prepare and oversee detailed civil engineering design that includes civil/site, roadway, drainage, stormwater management, utility design and coordination.
  • Generate professional plans, specifications, technical calculations, exhibits, and reports.
  • Perform material quantity take-offs and produce engineer’s construction cost estimates.
  • Coordination with several design disciplines as needed to complete project deliverables including in-house Architects, Environmental, Geotechnical, and Structural Professionals.
  • Coordination with outside consultants on the project team such as Surveyors, A-E Consultants, Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Structural Engineers, CEQA Environmental Consultants, and others.
  • Mentor junior staff and assist project managers with project staff resourcing.
  • Attend and lead project team and client meetings.
  • Support the development and management of project scopes, budgets and schedules.
  • Conduct site observations, existing conditions backchecking, and written field reports.  

Specific requirements include:

  • Experience with roadway design, storm water management, utilities and utility coordination, development of construction documents, and construction support services.
  • Ability to review and comment on traffic plans, pavement markings, signage, signals, and temporary traffic set-ups.
  • Stormwater modeling experience (HydroCAD, StormCAD) with Green Infrastructure capabilities is a plus.
  • Self-motivation with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with railroad and Caltrans projects is a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment.  

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • PE Registration in CA, PE in NV is a plus
  • 10+ years of progressive civil site, roadway, and stormwater design experience 

Move Forward with Kleinfelder 

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver. 


Progress with an Employer that Values You 

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following: 


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.  The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Washington Pay Transparency Law.  Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $112,000 - $174,000.

Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program. 


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 






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