Rick Engineering Company Offers a Broad Range of Career Experiences!

Looking for a work environment where you feel recognized and rewarded for your contribution? If so, we may have the perfect career opportunity for you and it comes with an excellent benefits package.

Rick Engineering Company offers a broad range of career experiences. Employment opportunities include urban design and planning, utility design, hydrology, transportation and traffic engineering, photogrammetry, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), computer-assisted design and drafting, accounting, and administration.

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Employment Opportunities

San Diego, California

Rick Engineering Company's San Diego office has the following job openings:


    • Project Delivery: Partner with project managers to ensure that all projects meet internal performance requirements in areas such as budget, contract, billing, documentation, communication, and quality control. Have a thorough understanding of the overall scope of work for each project assigned. Work with project managers, quality reviewers, and accounting staff to review project labor charges, invoicing and workload forecasting.
    • Budget/Financial: Work with project managers to establish budgets. Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of overall project budget and financial status. Review financial reports. Monitor labor charges, expenses, subcontractor invoices, and other costs. Work closely with the accounting department to expedite the client invoicing process. Act as point of contact for any client, subcontractor or internal team member on questions related to project finances.
    • Project Setup and Closeout: Draft contracts/subcontracts and amendments, draft contact lists, set up and manage project files (electronic and paper), and request certificates of insurance. Upon project closeout, collect remaining materials from the project team to incorporate into master project file. Manage/coordinate the archiving process for both paper and electronic project files.
    • General Project Support: Assist with daily project needs as assigned by the project manager and technical staff. Coordinate/attend meetings and take meeting minutes. Perform extensive formatting and editing of project documents, including reports and technical specifications, to ensure consistency with strict formatting requirements, along with merging/combining comments from multiple file versions.

    • Minimum 5 years of experience in a professional office setting required; experience in project management/coordination in the A&E and construction industry preferred.
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Adobe Acrobat.
    • Be comfortable working directly with senior managers and technical staff.
    • Strong communication skills (written and verbal) are essential in order to interface with clients, public agencies, and engineers.
    • Excellent organizational skills required. Must be detail oriented and possess a proven record of follow-through.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment required.
    (Job #1110)


    Candidate must have 1 year of technical survey training, plus 1 year of experience or equivalent work experience of 2 years. That experience must include construction staking such as: grade staking, underground utilities, surface improvements, preliminary surveys, traverse & aerial control. Must be able to perform basic survey calculations using programmable calculators and field data collectors. Must be familiar with use and maintenance of conventional survey equipment including Total Stations and GPS systems.

    Position requires the ability to lift 50 lbs., stand for 8 to 10 hours per day and swing an 8 lb. sledge-hammer.

    Candidate must be dependable and display the ability to work well with others as they will be on a survey team. Good driving record is a must.

    (Job #1116)


    This position supervises a GIS team, manages schedules, budgets, recruitment, staff training and contracts for external clients comprised of local governments, higher education, school districts, and utility companies/districts. The position has significant client interaction and business development responsibilities.

    Candidate will have a BA/BS degree in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science, Geography or related field, plus a minimum of 7 years GIS experience or the equivalent work experience of twelve (12) years in this industry. MA/MS degree and experience with proposal development, strategic planning, and federal/state/local government contract administration is preferred.

    Candidate must have a minimum of 3-years project management experience including supervising a GIS team, overseeing the work of GIS analysts, programmers, and technicians for a local government or as a consultant performing local government projects.

    Required Technical Skills:
    Candidate’s technical experience must include proficiency with the following: preparation of user needs assessments, system design and development, user interface development and application integration, GIS data development and conversion, relational database design and implementation, web application design and development, documentation, and extensive knowledge of ESRI platform.

    Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.

    Experience with the following software/hardware is a must: ESRI ArcGIS platform, AM/FM, SDE, RDMS, VB.Net, Python, JavaScript, CAD(AutoCAD/Microstation), Microsoft Office Suite, Windows Server Operating Systems, virtual server environment, mobile platforms, and GPS.

    Required Project Management Skills:
    Candidate for this position must demonstrate strong independent thought and decision-making abilities along with leadership and supervisory skills. Candidate’s managerial experience shall also include the following: Direct supervision of GIS staff including personnel management, performance reviews, staff training, and QC review.

    Proven record of establishing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with clients/public-agency personnel and in-house staff.

    Must have significant experience in preparation of contracts, fee proposals, and scopes of work management of multiple coincident contracts, ongoing management of project schedules, budgets, and billing/collections.

    Candidate’s experience should include the ability to respond to RFP’s, SOQ’s, prepare and deliver presentations and interviews for Public Works Projects.

    Candidate must be active and maintain ties with GIS liaison groups and professional geographic organizations.

    Good driving record is a must.

    (Job #1117)


    Candidate will have a BSCE, California PE Registration, plus a minimum of five (5) years of public works experience or the equivalent of ten (10) years of total work experience.

    Candidates for this position must demonstrate independent thought and decision-making abilities, possess management and supervisory skills, and be adept in establishing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with clients and public agency personnel as well as in-house professional peers.

    Candidates experience must include the following: supervision of engineering designers (including daily assignments of work, review of work, and quality control), management of project schedules and budgets, preparation of contracts, fee proposals, and scopes of work, and significant experience in client and public-agency interactions.

    Candidates technical experience must include the following: public agencies, capital improvement projects, design-build projects, pipeline projects, preliminary engineering design studies (incorporating assessment and consideration of site constraints and potential regulatory issues), preparation/processing of public works, improvement plans and specifications, development/preparation/processing of design-build documents for contractor clients and public agency owners.

    Position generally requires extensive experience and demonstrated engineering abilities in all aspects of public works infrastructure projects and in interacting comfortably and productively with clients and public agencies.

    (Job #1084)

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