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Project Engineer (entry level)

Kier & Wright
Santa Clara, CA
  • Posted: March 14, 2023
  • Full-Time

Since 1972, Kier & Wright has provided both private and public sector clients with engineering and surveying work that is efficient, cost-effective and forward-thinking. We offer a full range of services to support land development and redevelopment projects throughout California. Learn more about our services at EEO

In this role, the Project Engineer provides engineering support to project teams. At this level, this individual is gaining experience and will be able to take on some tasks without supervision. The individual must understand, design and independently prepare technical engineering plans and effectively collaborate with technicians to complete technical design plans. The project engineer will provide assistance in all technical aspects of projects, conduct engineering research, assessments, and coordinate with private consultants and public agencies.


  • Carries out tasks assigned by the Project Lead and engineering team.
  • Develops working drawings for civil design plans in AutoCAD Civil 3D (grading, drainage, utility, stormwater management and street frontage improvements) from sketches.
  • Uses engineering judgment to perform duties and knows when to ask questions, seek assistance or perform independent research.
  • Manages personal time allotted to various tasks in order to meet obligations of one or more projects, including budget, quality and schedule.
  • Provide accurate design of on-site and off-site improvements for the planning and construction of commercial, industrial, and/or high-density residential projects that are ready for construction.
  • Can provide accurate design of grading, drainage, utilities and stormwater treatment with minimal input from engineer of record.
  • Performs civil engineering calculations, SWPPP's and other engineering reports.
  • Effectively interacts with peers, clients, and sub-consultants.

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or an equivalent level of experience (2022-2023 Graduates are welcome to apply)
  • 1-3 years of experience in land development
  • Engineering in training (EIT) or scheduled to sit for exam is preferred
  • General knowledge of computers, Microsoft office, Adobe, Internet applications, etc.
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D and Bluebeam, preferred
  • Additional software experience a plus, e.g., Agtek, Hydrology/Hydraulic Software

What we offer to our employees
  • Competitive Pay ($55,000 - $95,000 DOE, location, + work model i.e., remote, hybrid or in-office)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision 100% paid for by Kier & Wright
  • 401k and profit sharing
  • Paid Holidays
  • Generous PTO
  • Great company culture
  • Free office snacks
  • Much more!

Kier & Wright


Santa Clara, CA
95054 USA



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