OJB is an award-winning landscape architecture design practice with locations in Texas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and California and we are seeking a Civil Engineer to join our Solana Beach, CA office. We are seeking a driven and detail oriented Civil Engineer. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in all aspects of site design, including grading, erosion control, storm drainage, water and sewer utilities, and other related site improvements for complex landscape design projects across multiple typologies (urban open space, mixed use, corporate and educational campuses, etc.).
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related field from an accredited College/University.
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).
5 to 10 years of experience specifically related to site design.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Highly motivated to successfully interact with clients, regulators, the public and design team members.
Ability and desire to collaborate with designers, architects, clients, and regulatory agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform site design from conceptual through construction document phases utilizing AutoCAD software and Civil 3D.
Design and produce civil engineering plans, specifications, and contract documents for general civil, including site layouts, horizontal and vertical control, grading and drainage, paving, street improvements, site utilities, and associated civil engineering activities.
Prepare specifications and contract documents.
Perform complex assignments exercising judgment in evaluation, selection and modification or standard engineering techniques and procedures.
Function as technical specialist with the opportunity to manage projects as needed.
Perform design calculations (i.e., water, sewer and storm drainage hydraulic modeling, SCMs, erosion control, etc.) and prepare report figures and exhibits.
Perform review of drawings, specifications, calculations, and other engineering documents.
Generate correspondence, attend meetings, and serve as a point of contact for clients, review agencies, contractors, the public, and design team members.
Prepare, submit, and track required site and utility permits.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to understand and follow highly complex written and oral instructions.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering and utilities operations as applied to the development, design, and construction.
Knowledge of current codes and regulatory standards governing the state’s building construction industry.
Skill in operating various specialized software and office equipment, e.g., large format plotters, AutoCAD-Civil 3D, BIM, Hydra flow, Bentley Water CAD, Microsoft Office/Excel.
Experience developing engineering documents and specifications.
Experience in preparing SWPPP plans.
Experience using hydrology software, Preferably HydroCAD.
At OJB, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. OJB believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
OJB is a collective landscape and urban planning practice inspired to create beauty and find unexpected moments in the natural world.Founded in 1989 by James Burnett, FASLA in Houston and led today by Burnett and his partners in five offices across the country, OJB values the human condition and the importance of community. The work affirms the public realm as our shared responsibility and a place for discovery, engagement, and change.Transforming public spaces is central to our mission. The work weaves together ecology and play, celebrates discovery and delight in the landscape, and allows people to connect to the natural world in new ways. Our evidence-based approach to design respects natural ecologies and is an active learning model that continually informs our work. We strive for dynamic community input and feedback, and to express the special genus of each place.OJB has been recognized with more than one hundred significant national and international awards for projects, including three ULI Open Space Awards, a global competition of the best public spaces. OJB is the recipient of the 2020 national design award in landscape architecture from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Nati...onal Design Museum as well as the 2015 firm award from the American Society of Landscape Architecture.