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Entry- Level Coastal Engineer
Moffatt & Nichol | San Diego, California
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Job Description

Moffatt & Nichol is actively searching for a civil or coastal engineer who specializes in coastal projects. This is a general civil/coastal engineering and production position. The primary role is to work on a variety of projects - including large and small coastal projects across the state, throughout the US, and potentially outside the US. This position will be a part of meeting various civil and coastal engineering job requirements and will be given opportunities as a client-facing team member, as appropriate.

Duties and responsibilities:

* Perform preliminary engineering design tasks for coastal and waterfront projects
* Prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates, in support of final bid packages
* Prepare sea level rise/climate change vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning
* Ability to establish effective working relationships with team members and project managers
* Draft design plans, including but not limited to implementation and knowledge of cross sections, traffic control, drainage, quantity calculations, and signing and pavement markings plans
* Participate in design activities and meetings between design staff, subcontractors, and client managers
* Participate in project decisions regarding technical approaches, feasibility, cost, construction approaches, and scheduling performance
* Participate in identifying schedule and cost variances, and developing and implementing recommendations for corrective action
* Prepares written and graphic reports and makes presentations
* Prepares various draft documents under direction, including reports, memoranda, and poster
* Requires occasional travel to local clients

Other duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


* 1-4 years' engineering experience possessing a broad knowledge of coastal and waterfront infrastructure projects, permitting, and a wide range of civil engineering project production.
* Bachelor's degree in Civil or Coastal Engineering (or other closely related discipline) required; Master's degree preferred
* EIT preferred
* Strong technical report writing skills required
* Familiarity with standard coastal numerical models for waves, hydrodynamics and sediment transport processes
* Experience in water resources, hydraulics and hydrology would be a plus
* MicroStation, Autocad and Civil 3D design software experience required
* GIS experience required
* Data management and program skills such as Matlab desired
* Familiarity with project management such as schedule management and financial project management desired
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills required

Working conditions:

All staff are encouraged to grow and thrive in their own personal career tracks. Our leaders provide consistent mentoring and opportunities to expand your area of expertise to meet our current and future clients' needs.

Our Southern California offices work collaboratively on projects. Staff may sit in anyone of our growing regional offices. The general environment is an office role with occasional extended hours or weekend work to meet client deliverables may be required. Travel is not required, but some projects may require travel to support field work and job site visits.

Moffatt & Nichol is a global infrastructure advisory firm of 700+ employees in 37 offices and 7 countries. We provide practical solutions to clients in the marine terminal, transportation, energy, environmental, federal, and urban development markets around the world. We are a multidiscipline professional services firm with specialized expertise in structural, coastal, and civil engineering; environmental sciences; economics analysis; inspection and rehabilitation; and program management solutions.

Moffatt & Nichol's EEO Statement

As a global business, Moffatt & Nichol relies on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goal of Creative People, Practical solutions serving our client needs, and ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964. We continuously seek talented, qualified employees in our world-wide operations regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Moffatt & Nichol is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer/ Federal Contractor desiring priority referrals of all protected veterans for job openings.

About Moffatt & Nichol

Moffatt & Nichol was founded in 1945 to provide design engineering services to the evolving maritime infrastructure on the west coast of the United States. Early successes in port facility planning and coastal structures design earned the firm a reputation for innovation and creativity. By the next decade, Moffatt & Nichol's practice had expanded to support the larger demands of the goods movement industry in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Latin America. Today the firm provides clients worldwide with customized service and a level of excellence that have become Moffatt & Nichol's hallmark. Moffatt & Nichol offers clients a comprehensive project view, with core practices that reflect the unique interrelationship between place and project, providing breadth of vision from planning through design as idea becomes infrastructure.

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