Construction Materials Testing Engineer

Construction Materials Testing Engineer

10775 Pioneer Trail #213
(530) 587-5156
About NV5

Purpose of Position:

NV5 Truckee is looking for a Construction Materials Testing Engineer to manage construction materials testing and special inspections personnel and projects. The person must possess skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and must be steadfast in the execution of assigned duties. The successful candidate should be a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California, or capable of obtaining their CA PE. The person needs to be an effective leader and collaborator with an ability to manage a fleet of soil/concrete technicians, ICC Inspectors and coordinate with multiple NV5 laboratories.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities: Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Engineering Manager on DSA/HCAI projects.
  • Direct, review and monitor work performed by the materials testing and inspection personnel.
  • Review field and laboratory reports.
  • Review plans and specifications.
  • Prepare and/or review materials testing proposals.
  • Project Management: Manage projects from inception through completion and have primary responsibility for managing client expectations and ensuring that delivery meets expectations. Manage projects to meet client expectations for technical excellence, budget and schedule.
  • Participate in training and mentoring of staff.
  • Conduct annual and interim performance reviews. Monitor and assess progress toward performance goals.
  • Certifications: Assures that all accreditations and certifications of the laboratory and staff are maintained and up to date.
  • Maintaining client relationships and creating new project opportunities.
  • Position may require travel to work with other NV5 office locations.

Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil or Geotechnical Engineering
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with construction materials testing.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi discipline team, think creatively and problem solve.
  • Demonstrated experience with reviewing technical specifications and field/laboratory reports.
  • Extensive knowledge of building codes and construction industry standards. DSA, OSHPD experience is a preferred.
  • Experience with Caltrans, AASHTO, and ASTM test methods pertaining to construction materials including HMA, aggregate, soils, steel, masonry and concrete.
  • Experience reviewing concrete/asphalt mix designs.
  • Experience overseeing materials testing and inspections.
  • Thorough understanding of accreditation policies for all relevant agencies including Caltrans, DSA, AMRL, CCRL, HCAI, etc.
  • Proficiency in computer applications including MS Office.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and an insurable driving record.


  • Registered Civil Engineer (PE) in California

The pay range for this California position is $90,000.00 – $120,000.00 per year; however, base pay offered may be higher or lower depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. Restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the position offered. This information is provided per California Senate Bill 1162. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site.

NV5 (NASDAQ: NVEE) provides engineering and consulting services to public and private sectors, delivering solutions through five business verticals: Construction Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, Energy, Program Management, and Environmental. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.

As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.

NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, creed, citizenship status, ancestry, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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