Civil Engineer

Employer: Little

1300 Dove Street Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Job Title: Civil Engineer

Job Description

Little, nationally recognized as a “Best Firm to Work For” and one of the nation’s most progressive design firms, is seeking an Experienced Civil Engineer with a positive, collaborative work style, for our Land Development Studio projects in our Newport Beach, CA office.

He / She will work directly with our internal engineers, landscape architects and architects on a variety of projects.  This individual will be responsible for performing site visits, preparing due diligence reports, preparing construction drawings – permitting through local jurisdictions and will be responsible for construction administration as well as assisting in directing staff in the office.  He / She will be responsible for assisting in preparing proposals and budgets, staying on budget and attending interviews and meetings with clients.  He / She will also be assisting in marketing to existing clients and expanding our services beyond our current client base.

You’re a candidate we’ll love if:

You are a talented designer with experience designing for a broad range of clients and are a resourceful and creative problem solver.
You’re good with people – you are an empathetic listener, genuinely interested in people, and are able to build consensus among clients and teammates, alike.
You’re a great communicator both verbally and graphically – you are great at simplifying complex ideas and relating them in a way that people understand, and you’re able to understand what other people are really saying. 
You have fun and enjoy what you do.
You enjoy doing research and documenting permit processes for new jurisdictions and can relate to permitting authorities.
You are passionate about design and have a strong attention to detail.

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This is a position you’ll love if:

You are organized and a good time manager
You are able to juggle multiple projects at one time
You enjoy working directly with clients and the project team for projects throughout southern California.
You desire to join a company that will allow to grow and make the most of your opportunities.
You desire to have a high degree of autonomy and responsibility.

Ideal candidates will have the following Qualifications:

Civil Engineer degree; Registered in California, Nevada or Arizona preferred;
5+ years of experience in the production of construction documents; and
You have excellent AutoCAD, Civil 3D, SketchUp, Photoshop and/or other design software skills.


Our culture is energetic, collaborative and open. We value people who have a positive impact on those around them. We are proud to offer outstanding benefits, compensation, and growth opportunities.

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Little is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, Little prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Little is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact [email protected] or a member of our HR Team.

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