Associate Civil Engineer

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

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

Position Responsibilities:

Candidate must have civil design experience with a variety of commercial and municipal projects and varying levels of plan development, design, and project management responsibilities.  Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Project management and staff mentoring responsibilities
  • 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 (architect, structural designer, environmental permitting, and planner) in preparation of plan documents
  • Interpret and apply appropriate codes and regulations
  • Research proposed construction techniques, materials, products, and details
  • Prepare engineering reports and construction (working) drawings, details and documents including SWPPP
  • In coordination with in-house experts, prepare erosion control plans and documents


  • A minimum of 5 years' design experience in the preparation of civil design plans, details, and specifications for commercial, multifamily and/or municipal facilities, including street improvements, utilities, and site grading
  • Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and P.E. license
  • Design experience with AutoCAD and Civil 3D
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites including Outlook, Excel, and Word
  • Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to provide details on a minimum of 3 design projects that you have worked on that have been constructed
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License and clean DMV



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