Junior Civil Engineer

Civil Engineering · Chico, California
Department Civil Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

NorthStar, a well-established and growing Chico, California company offers multi-disciplinary engineering, architecture, surveying, planning and environmental consulting services. We are looking for a Junior Civil Engineer to join the NorthStar team. Established in 1983, NorthStar is a certified small business with a team-centered approach to projects. We strive to enrich our team culture, build quality relationships, and provide responsive service.


Our team is close-knit and works together to create civil designs that have a positive impact on people in our community. We take a collaborative approach to finding amazing solutions to complex design issues.


If you would enjoy a professional position in a strong company, a beautiful area with excellent schools, varied outdoor activities and a livable pace, this could be your next opportunity!


The Junior Civil Engineer position is a full-time, permanent position here in our Chico, CA office. A Junior Civil Engineer has a degree from an accredited Civil Engineering program and has an EIT certification. The Junior Civil Engineer reports to the Civil Engineering Department Manager and is part of a fourteen-person department.

Position Responsibilities

  • Drafting in AutoCAD-Civil 3D will be a primary responsibility during the first year
  • Assist through all phases of civil design projects, including, but not limited to, grading, storm drain design, site layout, correspondence with agencies, plan checkers, contractors, and clients
  • Work with in-house team in preparation of plan documents
  • Prepare applications and documents
  • Research proposed construction techniques, materials, products, and details.
  • Job site visitations
  • In coordination with in-house experts, prepare erosion control plans and documents, including SWPPP


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • EIT Certification
  • Design experience in AutoCAD-Civil 3D
  • Desire to learn, accept direction, and be mentored 
  • Strong time management, prioritization, and organization skills
  • Ability to provide details on a minimum of 2 college projects that you have completed
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of an effective team
  • Possession of valid California Driver’s License and clear DMV Report




NorthStar offers competitive pay, based on relevant experience, and a full range of employee benefits. This is a full-time position with excellent total compensation package.


                                                       Equal Opportunity Employer

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  • Location
    Chico, California
  • Department
    Civil Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience