Jan 01, 2022

Senior Engineer /Sacramento

  • Forsgren Associates Inc.
  • Rancho Cordova, CA, USA
Full time Engineering Civil Engineer

Job Description

Some moves require a giant leap of faith...

...this one only takes a small step.

Every now and again an opportunity comes along that is not just a “position”, but a career-defining move. You have a few years of experience ... you have your P.E. ... you’ve been working hard to help someone else build their practice...

Now you’d like to build something for yourself.

We’re seeking a talented engineer with an entrepreneurial spirit to step into a senior technical role that is primed for success. Our Sacramento practice is growing, with a steadily increasing client base and backlog of work. Our reputation is solid – built over 50 years of working in the West, including 30 years in the Sacramento region. We have a technical backstop of more than 100 engineers, scientists, and technicians. We have a strong ownership base, and proven ownership transition process. We encourage ownership, and help our people develop the skills and experience needed to become owners.

Are you ready to move to the next level?

Senior Engineer / Sacramento

As a Senior Engineer in our Sacramento office you will lead a variety of water, wastewater, and environmental initiatives for municipalities, special districts, utilities, and private companies, primarily in northern California. You’ll start by tackling projects we have in hand, working with our existing resources to see them through to completion. You’ll work with our team to help build relationships, and develop new business. As we grow, you’ll help to build and lead a team of professionals who plan, conceive, design, permit, and manage construction for a wide range of infrastructure projects related to our natural and built environments. Your specific responsibilities in this position will include the following:

  • Serve as technical lead through lifecycle of projects, including development of engineering plans, specifications, permit applications, etc.
  • Prepare, evaluate and approve engineering drawings, details, construction specifications, and contract documents; oversee bid phases; and oversee contractor procurement.
  • Work independently, and direct junior staff (including sub- consultants) on various design, permitting, and construction management tasks.
  • Coordinate with clients and regulatory agencies to fulfill various permit requirements.
  • Perform occasional field work and construction observation.
  • Develop and manage project scopes, schedules and budgets. Communicate effectively with client, project team, and subs to make changes when appropriate.
  • Support business development by working with Division Manager to meet with clients, identify and evaluate opportunities, and prepare proposals. Build into effective business development program.
  • Participate in development and implementation of business plans to maximize profitability, and help achieve overall corporate
  • Strengthen existing client relationships with technical and business solutions that integrate innovative approaches, value, and risk
  • Develop collaborative and productive relationships inspiring those around
  • Provide technical guidance and quality control, ensure sound engineering practices, ensure proper allocation of manpower and timely performance on
  • Grow office talent base to strengthen our presence, service offerings, and productivity with
  • Report to, and work seamlessly with the Division Manager in all of the above.

 Who We’re Looking For (Qualities and Qualifications)

We’re looking for someone with the following Qualities:

  • Great Attitude! ...and can maintain it under pressure.
  • Strong Aptitude for (and interest in) learning - about our work, and our business.
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Passion for solving problems, and engineering solutions.
  • Detail- and quality-oriented. Believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right!
  • Responsible – follows through on actions, meets deadlines, and communicates progress.
  • Adaptable – solves problems on the fly, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Team player – comfortable coordinating with team to ensure project needs are met.
  • Excellent communicator – knows how, what, and when to communicate.

At a minimum, you will need the following Qualifications:

  • S. in Civil Engineering (or related field),
  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration in California (or have the ability to obtain such a license within three months), and
  • 6-12 years of civil engineering



Forsgren Associates offers a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as the additional benefits of being an employee-owned company and sharing in the company’s success. We respect the personal needs of our employees, and actively promote a healthy work / life balance. Empowering our team members to succeed, we reward them for their success.


Who We Are

Forsgren Associates is an employee-owned, multi-discipline civil engineering and environmental consulting firm that provides planning, permitting, design, and construction management services for infrastructure improvement projects. Since 1962, we have been promoting responsible development by protecting and enhancing civil infrastructure... cost-effectively, promptly, and sustainably. As a result, over the past 57 years we have grown steadily to over 100 employees in 16 offices across 10 states. As we serve our growing list of clients throughout the western U.S., we continue to grow as a company. Join us. We are committed to engineering stronger communities. www.Forsgren.com


Title: Sr. Civil Engineer

Location(s): Sacramento, CA

Employment Type: Full-time / Exempt

Forsgren Job ID: SAC – CE6 – 011320

To apply:

Please submit a letter of introduction and resume to Succeed@Forsgren.com. Please reference the Job Title and Forsgren Job ID in the subject line.


Forsgren Associates will not accept unsolicited resumes from third party agencies or recruiters. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to hiring managers.


We thank all applicants; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. This position is subject to

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