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Design Engineer II

Los Angeles, CA
Sherwood Design Engineers: Engineering + Ecology + Creativity
Sherwood is a site civil engineering practice committed to the optimal integration of ecology, infrastructure, and design. We were established in order to provide a new generation of infrastructure services focused on both planning and implementation. The firm has implemented net-zero green building projects, district infrastructure, new street standards, and many sustainable civil projects throughout the world. Sherwood has worked on over thirty award-winning projects and has seen its work published internationally.
We specialize in sustainable infrastructure, water management strategies, green building design, and urban planning. Important to our engineering practice is our ability to span building and landscape. Our focus is on the conservation and management of the consumption of all site resources— carbon, energy, water, and waste.  Sherwood works collaboratively with project teams to find ways to maximize efficiencies through an integrated and ecological approach that results in high performance buildings and landscapes recognized for function as well as aesthetics and user experience.
Are you ready to join the forefront of sustainable engineering? Sherwood Design Engineers is changing the way cities are built in the 21st Century. Help chart the course to a greener future as part of our dynamic, mission-driven Los Angeles team!
Design Engineer II
Essential Functions:
  • Work closely with internal project team in the development of Construction Documents for all scales of site development
  • Read, understand, and design topographic data sets
  • Work on projects at an independent level with little to no supervision
  • Develop illustratives, drawings and visual aids
  • Develop and implement innovative design techniques that enhances the productivity of the assignments within the company
  • Ensure engineering designs are in compliance with current applicable state & local regulations
  • Develop project specifications in CSI format
  • Lead a team of junior engineers in the development of project deliverables.
  • Work with a team of design engineers, CAD Designer to assure Quality Assurance and Quality Control through various phases of projects
  • Develop and implement innovative design techniques that enhances the productivity of the assignments within the company
  • Perform site grading analysis and earthwork calculations
  • Perform roadway design
  • Perform drainage design, calculations, and reports
  • Perform utility layout and sizing
  • Attend client meetings and project site visits
  • Write technical reports
  • Development of planning studies and exhibits
  • Development of construction plan sets and providing redlines for drafters
  • Prepare hand drawings and presentation materials
  • Assign tasks to and coordinate with technicians or administrative staff
Job Qualifications:
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to read, interpret and collect data documents
  • Maintains confidentiality and security of sensitive company and client information
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Works well and communicates effectively with others
  • Ability to prepare reports, correspondence, and memos
  • Maintains accurate and complete records
  • Works independently under general supervision, uses initiative and good business judgment
  • Ability to plan, organizes, and prioritize, multi-task and use time effectively
  • Ability to read and interpret written information, and follow instructions
  • Ability to perform in a high pressure, quick and dynamic environment
Skills and Experience:
  • 2-8 years of industry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program
  • EIT required
  • LEED Certification preferred
Engineering Skills:
  • Ability to apply prescribed techniques and procedures in accordance with established criteria to perform assigned tasks as a part of broader assignments
  • Has the ability to work with multiple site base files oriented in different coordinate frames and varying units
  • Experience in putting together plan set packages and providing redlines for drafters
  • Proficient in assembling and collating plan set packages
  • Construction Documentation experience on Commercial, Institutional, and Residential projects
Computer Skills:
  • Proficient in CAD
  • Working knowledge of Windows
  • Working knowledge of MS Office
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps
  • Knowledge of GIS and Adobe Creative Suite preferred
  • Knowledge of Civil programs preferred (Civil 3D, LDT, Hydro CAD, Flowmasters, Storm CAD, etc.)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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