Civil Engineering and Land Surveying firm with expertise in residential and commercial industries

Design Engineer (Civil)

June 15, 2020

Adobe Associates, Inc. Hiring Entry Level Design Engineer for Civil Department!

Adobe Associates, Inc. needs an engineer! We have an immediate opening for a full-time Entry Level Engineer with the sound technical ability to assist our project managers and project engineers with many aspects of design in land development and municipal civil engineering.

This position will report to the Project Manager, receive direction from the Project Engineer, and provide direction to the Engineering Technician.

About the Employer

Adobe Associates is a well-established full-service civil engineering and land surveying firm located in Santa Rosa, California – in the heart of the world-renowned Sonoma Valley wine country. We have been in business since 1982, specializing in wineries, hospitality and resorts, residential and commercial, estates, subdivisions, vineyard planting, and municipal projects.

Adobe is a multi-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal “Best Places to Work” award. Our core values of client focus, integrity, respect, quality, teamwork, and family have defined our culture and continue to attract exceptional people to our firm. We value the contribution of every employee -mutual respect and professionalism are shared among all staff.

We offer excellent pay, generous benefits, ongoing training, and an interest in your professional development. There are also some “unofficial” benefits to working at Adobe.  Included are a dynamic and fun work environment, outstanding colleagues, great clients and projects, and a location that offers an excellent quality of life for you and your family.

Career, Culture & Benefits


Responsibilities for the entry level Design Engineer position include:

-Provide design solutions to civil engineering problems, direction, and assistance to our cad (computer-aided design) draftspersons and clients in a professional manner.

-Specifically assist in preparing grading, drainage, and utility plans for residential, commercial and industrial projects in the northern California region.

-Assist the project manager to design roads and driveways following various design codes and standards and prepare supplemental calculations related to the design.

-Perform hydrological analysis and hydraulic calculation to effectively route and size for storm drain networks.

-Assist in the design of project associated utility features like sanitary sewer drains, domestic and fire water systems.

-Analyze different waterline parameters for fire flow and domestic system using waterCAD.

-Perform engineering calculations and strategies to design for low impact development (lid) in order to mitigate negative water quality impacts due to development.

-Assist qualified SWPPP (storm water pollution prevention plans) practitioner to inspect site and in collecting site information before and during rain events to assure proper implementation of water quality practices at project site.

-Use of engineering and design software (AutoCAD), and technical equipment daily as essential tools for design work.

-Analyze reports (geotechnical reports, soil compaction reports, traffic analysis report), drawings and blueprints (pavement, concrete base, concrete streets, concrete bus pads, corner work, cross-sections, temp striping, road elevations, sewer, main water supply pipelines).

-Perform quantity estimates and cost calculations, based on analysis of collected data, applying experience and knowledge and techniques of engineering, codes and advanced mathematics.

-Prepares or direct preparation and modifications or reports, specifications, plans and construction scheduled (Microsoft Project) and budgets.

-Implement and oversee development of TCP (traffic control plans) for all stages of work.

-Participate in project meetings with public agencies and private clients.

-Communicate and coordinate with clients and inspectors to ensure project is progressing timely, and within established budgets.

-Participate in the collection and analysis of data and preparation of satisfactory designs.

-Anticipate and resolve issues associated with quality assurance and source inspection while maintaining standards, consistency, contract schedule, and contract cost.

-Builds productive relationships with organizations in and external to the engineering profession.

Salary from $80,621 per year / 40-hour week

Qualifications for Entry Level Design Engineer

The successful candidate will posses a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, or related, and 6 months or more of Civil Engineering Technician or related experience. Proficiency in AutoCAD/Civil 3D and WaterCAD required. In-depth knowledge in land development, hydrology & hydraulics, and a basic understanding of other Engineering disciplines. Engineer in Training (EIT) is preferred.

Ready to Join the Team?

Great! For interviews, please directly contact the employer via regular mail

Adobe Associates, Inc. ATTN: Recruitment Anita Moreno

1220 North Dutton Ave

Santa Rosa CA 95401


This job is being posted in connection with the filing of a permanent resident alien labor certification application.  Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application to:

               Certifying Officer

                                             Employment and Training Administration

                                             Division of Foreign Certification

                                             (Atlanta Processing Center)

                                             Harris Tower, 233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410

                                             Atlanta, GA 30303; FAX (404) 893-4642


No phone calls, please.  We look forward to hearing from you!