Civil Project Engineer (All Levels)

Civil Project Engineer (All Levels)

  • Full Time
  • Truckee
  • $87,000 - $113,000 Annually USD / Year
12242 Business Park Drive, Suite 19, Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 583-9222
About JKAE

At JKAE, we believe that lifestyle and great design go hand-in-hand. With three offices in California (Auburn, Truckee and San Jose) and one office in Nevada (Reno), we are strategically grounded in locations that offer our team various levels of projects that challenge the intellect as well as provide opportunity to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. If you decide to practice the art of Engineering with JKAE, you will be joining an award-winning team while simultaneously enjoying the beautiful Sierra Nevada. We are community-oriented and family-focused. If you are looking to join a great firm, work with a staff that is energetic and motivated, and seek excellent benefits, JKAE is the place for you. We would be excited to review your qualifications if you feel you are a match for this position.


An immediate full-time position is open for a Project Engineer with a primary focus on civil engineering. This position currently resides in our Truckee office but could be based in our Reno office for the right individual. Candidates must be experienced in all aspects of Land Development from entitlements through construction. Our practice is very complicated in this highly regulated delicate environment that we work in. Environmental concerns affect all projects in this Alpine and Desert setting. The work is a varied and interesting mix of public and private sector projects. These include but are not limited to industrial and commercial sites, ski area projects, small and large residential subdivisions, multi-family projects, public recreation facilities, and public infrastructure projects. The technical skills needed include conceptual site designs, utility and roadway layouts, site grading, sanitary sewer and storm drain design, water supply and system analysis, hydrology and hydraulics analysis, agency processing and permitting, and technical report preparation. The best candidate would be very nimble and able to handle multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.


  • Provides civil engineering services for varying levels of projects.
  • Provides assistance to staff with training.
  • Prepares fee proposals with minimal oversight.
  • Handles projects with minimal oversight.
  • Coordination with clients, governing agencies, subconsultants, and contractors.
  • Conduct site and agency visits to ensure project timelines are met.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or other closely related field required
  • At least 4 years civil engineering experience
  • Professional Engineering (PE) licensure in either California or Nevada required, or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • Civil 3D skills required
  • SWPPP Preparation a plus
  • QSD/QSP Certification a plus
  • Adapt to changing situations on a frequent basis
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Precise verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, agencies, and contractors is required


Actual offered salary for this position varies, depending on candidate’s qualification, education, position knowledge, work experience, skills, ability, work location, and internal incumbent compensation for similar roles. We do not anticipate individuals hired into this position will start at or near the top half of the range listed; the decision will be based on each individual case. Salary range listed does not include other compensation elements such as discretionary bonus opportunities, paid time off, medical insurance, and other wage and benefit opportunities.



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