Employment

OMSBERG & PRESTON is a Eureka based engineering firm with over forty years’ experience in rural land development in our rural forested mountainous region of Northern California.  Omsberg & Preston's team of knowledgeable experts provides planning, civil engineering, land surveying, permit processing and project management services for various types of projects, both private and public, in and around Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity Counties.  Flexible work hours are possible, and our area offers a small-town experience with a great quality of life and low cost of living the dream on the California coast.

Omsberg & Preston offers a competitive pay and benefits package for the region including health insurance, holidays, vacation, sick leave and retirement (Simple IRA) with company matching contribution.
 
Area amenities include miles of beaches that offer fishing, surfing and diving.  Redwood National and State Parks for mountain biking, hiking, and backpacking is a mere 30-minute commute, while snow sports at Mt. Shasta or the Trinity Alps are within 3 hours.  Six rivers and numerous lakes surround our northern California community, and nearby Humboldt State University provides many recreational, educational and social benefits.

CIVIL ENGINEER - We are currently looking for a civil engineer with 3 to 5 years’ experience in engineering design, project management and plans preparation.  California PE desirable, but not required.  QSP/QSD certification a plus.  Applicant should have experience in land development, a desire to manage and supervise up to 3 engineering staff and possess strong organizational, communication and time management skills.
 
Duties include:
* Supervising & mentoring up to 3 junior staff engineers
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Job estimating, budgeting and contract preparation
* Work independently and as part of the team
* Meeting project timelines and requirements
* Strong client relation skills
 
Skills/knowledge requirements:
* Grading, Drainage & Erosion Control Plan preparation
* Low impact development design and stormwater engineering
* Construction Plan preparation
* Technical Report writing
* On-site sanitary sewer system and water testing and design
* Stream restoration associated with rural land development
* Design of bridges, culverts, and other stream crossing associated with rural roads
* Rural property site assessments (often on steep, uneven terrain) 
* Strong communication & writing skills
* Experience with design (including Civil3D) & modeling software tools
 
Salary Range: $72,000 to $93,000 per year, depending upon experience


LAND SURVEYOR – We are currently looking for a land surveyor with 2 years’ experience in rural land surveying, often on steep, uneven terrain.  California LS desirable, but not required, or have completed the LSIT with the desire to obtain professional licensure within one year.  AutoCAD, robotic total station and/or GPS experience a must.  Applicant should have experience in boundary and topographic surveying and mapping, a desire to manage the survey department and possess strong organizational, communication and time management skills.    
Duties include:
* Managing the survey department
* Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
* Job estimating, budgeting and contract preparation
* Work independently and as part of the team
* Meeting project timelines
* Strong client relation skills
 
Skills/knowledge requirements:
* Scheduling the field crew
* Strong field skills in corner search & recovery, topographic mapping, boundary surveying & construction staking
* Map & deed research
* Calculations & computations associated with boundary resolution
* Preparation of Maps, Records of Surveys, Corner Records, Flood Elevation Certificates, ALTAs and legal descriptions/plats
* Strong communication & writing skills
* Experience with AutoCAD or Traverse PC
 
Salary Range: $72,000 to $93,000 per year, depending upon experience
 
To join our team of engineers, planners and surveyors, send resume and cover letter to:
Omsberg & Preston
Attn: Kim Preston
402 E Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Email: kpreston@omsberg.com

We take great pride in the quality of our work and professionalism of our staff members. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, color, sex, religion, or handicap.