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Engineering Associate I
$97k-128k (estimate)
Full Time | Business Services 3 Months Ago

Alta Planning + Design, Inc. is Hiring an Engineering Associate I Near Oakland, CA

Alta is looking for a Civil Engineer to join and help grow and lead our practice across the country. This production-level position is a great opportunity for someone who believes in the importance of active, multimodal, and sustainable transportation and who is interested in growing their career as a transportation engineer professional. In this role, you'll work on the design of a variety of sustainable transportation and non-motorized recreation projects. This may include concept-level design efforts such as Complete Streets or greenway corridor studies, to development of construction documents, cost estimates, and specifications.
Specific project work may involve shared use path design and feasibility, on-street bikeway design, wayfinding signage design, streetscape design, and urban design. You will be challenged to think at a variety of scales from the systems-level down to specific sites or intersections. Engineers who enjoy working closely with other disciplines will appreciate Alta's multi-disciplinary approach that encourages collaboration with our planners, landscape architects, graphics designers, outreach specialists, and data analysts. If you are looking to join an innovative organization and do work that connects people to places while advancing social justice, safety, and environmental resilience, apply with Alta today!
About Alta
Alta Planning Design is a sustainable transportation company dedicated to creating active, healthy communities through planning, landscape architecture, engineering, and education/encouragement programs. Alta was founded in 1996 when communities were calling for safer streets for people walking and bicycling as the non-motorized transportation movement developed into a profession in the United States. We pioneered the field of active transportation, evolving our planning and design work into a visionary global practice that empowers people to live active, healthy lives and gets them to where they need to go.
Our core values and work bring about positive change by creating places that are geared toward moving people rather than cars, connecting community members to daily needs and human experience, and empowering every person to live an active healthy life. As a global leader in mobility innovation for over 26 years, we are dedicated to connecting people to places by working across disciplines and scale to address social justice, safety, and environmental resilience.
Employment Type
Full Time
Oakland, CA
Workplace type
$110,000 - $135,000 / year
This role's hiring manager:
Mike Repsch
Day to Day
The Engineering Associate I will be involved in helping foster livable communities in all parts of the country. A day in the life of an Associate Engineer could consist of:
  • Managing transportation projects at various levels of planning and design.
  • Prioritizing safety and multimodal transportation in planning, design, and overall decision-making.
  • Working with a diverse team of talented planners, engineers, and landscape architects to envision and produce designs that integrate safety, placemaking, and community-driven elements.
Alta's practice offers a diverse range of projects, including corridor planning studies, full design of active transportation facilities, creating design guidelines, and leading safety action plans and multimodal transportation plans. The Associate Engineer will join a dynamic and growing team of dedicated professionals who share the common goal of creating safer and diverse transportation options for communities.
  • 6 years of experience as a Transportation Engineer in a consulting environment or public entity.
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Professional Engineering (P.E.) license
  • Experience in, and knowledge of, the field of active, non-motorized transportation.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and experience preparing Plans, Specifications and Estimates packages for roadway projects and a detailed understanding of project management principles, methods and techniques.
  • Ability to guide staff members and manage internal team expectations.
  • Exhibits strong initiative and ability to capitalize on opportunities to enhance Alta's position in the marketplace.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities, multiple simultaneous projects involving cross-functional project teams within budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Strong initiative and the ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Excellent professional ethics, leadership skills, accountability, and decision-making capabilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and analytic skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Microstation, SimTraffic, BlueBeam or similar products.
  • Proficiency in an enterprise-wide resource planning and project management tool.
  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or a related field of study.
  • Experience managing large projects for both private and public clients.
  • Experience writing and/or presenting white papers and/or providing expert level presentations at conferences and other events promoting the field of sustainable infrastructure and active, non-motorized transportation.
  • Experience using Deltek Vision and/or MicroStation V8.
  • Active participation in industry-relevant professional associations and committees.
What We Offer
Flexible schedule
Alta offers a flexible, hybrid work schedule where most employees work from home three days per week. In-office days support our collaborative culture, one of our core values. Our downtown Oakland office located at the corner of 12th and Harrison is just three blocks from the 12th Street BART station. We have secure in-suite bicycle parking.
Our office strongly believes in a flexible culture that understands that beyond employees, we are people who may be parents, have hobbies, or need a hybrid schedule to mitigate long commutes. Our passion drives our dedication and commitment to do what we do.
CompensationThe pay range for this job is commensurate with experience and job location. Placement within the range is based upon experience, skill sets, and qualifications.
Alta offers comprehensive benefits to all full-time employees:
  • Medical: PPO or HSA medical plans, Alta pays 75% of the cost
  • Dental/Vision: PPO, Alta pays 90% of the cost
  • Life Insurance: Alta pays 100% of the premium for life and AD&D, equal to your base compensation
  • 401(k): Alta provides a safe harbor match up to 4%
  • PTO: 21 days accrued annually to start
  • Holidays: 11 total company paid holidays
  • Parental Leave/Short-Term Disability
  • Additional Benefits: Wellness reimbursement up to $800 annually, Alta Gets Around benefit of up to $900 annually, 5-year travel award, and professional development opportunities
About Alta Planning Design
Alta is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Alta Planning Design, Inc. is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants. It is our policy that decisions involving people are made on the basis of job-related criteria, independent of an individual's gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law. This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training, and company-sponsored programs. Alta Planning Design maintains formal employment policies, available online and by request.
Affirmative Action Plan
Alta Planning Design, Inc. is a federal contractor subject to affirmative action regulations requiring written Affirmative Action Plans (AAP's) for minorities and women, and for covered veterans and individuals with disabilities. We worked intensively with a local firm that specializes in Affirmative Action Plans to develop a program for our company that will not only satisfy our federal obligations but will be a living document. This means the plan is integrated into our recruiting and evaluation procedures and is revisited often in order to ensure we're doing everything we can to embrace and promote diversity within our company.
Alta requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Proof of vaccination or an approved exemption for new employees will be verified prior to the first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or receipt of an approved exemption will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.
Alta Planning Design is a proud and committed Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, gender, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability for which reasonable accommodation is available, and any other status protected by law.

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$97k-128k (estimate)









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