Careers

At SJLA we like the fact that all of our employees live within 30 miles of our office, most of them in Petaluma. We feel like we are invested in our local communities and neighboring counties as we help with growth and development. A full-time career with SJLA comes with the added benefits of paid vacations, paid holidays and health insurance. We offer a relaxed, flexible environment right in the heart of charming downtown Petaluma!

If you are interested in joining our team and are qualified for one of the openings listed below, please fill out the form and attach your resume.

Open Positions

AutoCAD Drafter

Qualified candidates must be AutoCAD proficient with a desire to learn about and work on civil engineering projects.  Position requires an attention to detail and an ability to carefully follow instructions given by others, then work independently.  Timing can be demanding so you need to perform under pressure.  If this sounds like you, contact us!

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

We have an immediate opening for a Civil AutoCad Technician with experience in residential, mixed use and commercial land development projects.

Applicants must have a comprehensive understanding and prior experience in all aspects of residential and commercial land development, AutoCad drafting/design including grading, drainage and erosion control, water and sanitary sewer systems, and roadways. The applicant must be proficient in the AutoCad LDD software platform and application in the civil design process. We are seeking dependable, highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills who will be responsive to the needs of our clients and be able to communicate with our staff, local jurisdictions, and consultants. The qualified applicant must be interested in growing with us in a fast paced, challenging environment and able to work well with others.

Duties and responsibilities will include certain aspects of design, drafting, and preparation of construction plans including roadways, storm sewer, grading & erosion control, water distribution, sanitary sewer, site plans, final maps, and other supporting documentation. Prior experience in horizontal and vertical design of streets, grading, and utilities is also required. The qualified applicant must be able to coordinate with CAD technicians and staff to ensure timely and accurate document and drawing preparation.

Computer Skills Required:

AutoCad LDD, Civil Design software (2000 or higher). Microsoft Word, Excel (2000 or higher).

3-5 years practical, related experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary negotiable based on experience.
Medical insurance, vacation, holidays, bonuses.

Send resume to jobs@sjla.com

CIVIL ENGINEER / CIVIL ENGINEERING DESIGNER

We have an immediate opening for a Civil Engineer/Civil Engineering Designer with experience in residential, mixed use and commercial land development projects.

Position Characteristics:

> Develop and/or Assist in the design and calculations for complex public and private land development    improvement projects.

Responsibilities include:

> Support staff in the management of project schedules and budgets.
> Preparation/processing of tentative and final subdivision plats, of regulatory site plans and development plans for commercial developments.
> Preparation/processing of final engineering plans (grading, streets, sewer/water, etc.) and the preparation and review of attendant hydrologic studies and drainage reports.
> Work with Land Surveying Department in survey scope specifications for civil engineering-related projects.

Skills:

> Civil Engineer: At minimum, a college degree in Civil Engineering up to an earned Certificate of Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California or the ability to obtain registration within one year. Prefer at least two years relevant work experience.
> Civil Engineering Designer: Minimum five years civil design experience.

Computer Skills Required:

> AutoCad LDD, Civil Design software (2000 or higher). Microsoft Word, Excel (2000 or higher).

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary negotiable based on experience.
Medical insurance, vacation, holidays, bonuses.

Send resume to jobs@sjla.com

LAND SURVEYOR TECHNICIAN

Qualifications

> 3+ years of experience in performing all aspects of acquiring, processing, analyzing and compiling data to prepare deliverables related to boundary, topographic, ALTA/NSPS, GPS, control, lot line adjustment and FEMA elevation certificate surveys
> Solid survey-related mathematical and research skills
> AutoCAD Land Desktop & MS Office Suite proficiency, AutoCAD Civil 3D a plus
> Diverse working knowledge of conventional and robotic field equipment and data collection and processing software (Leica TS12, Cloudworx, Cyclone; Topcon Hiper V, FC-5000 & Magnet, and Carlson Survey a plus)
> Construction staking experience
> Laser Scanning field and office software experience a plus
> Capable of working both collaboratively in field and solo

Certification as a California Land Surveyor in Training is preferable but not required.

Must possess a valid California driver’s license in good standing.

Compensation and Benefits

> Salary negotiable based on experience.
> Medical insurance, vacation, holidays, bonuses.

Send resume to jobs@sjla.com

 

 

Careers