Careers

Company Overview

Founded in 1956, JVA, Inc. is a Structural, Civil, and Environmental engineering firm with offices in the downtown communities of Boulder, Fort Collins, Winter Park, Glenwood Springs, and Denver, Colorado. We specialize in site civil, infrastructure, environmental, water/ wastewater engineering, structural and historic preservation for public and private entities across the state. 

We pride ourselves on our company values. Here are a few that make us a unique and collaborative engineering firm:

  • Caring Company: Support co-workers, clients, families, and community. Maintain excellent relationships with co-workers and clients.
  • Integrity: JVA demonstrates honest, respectful and ethical behavior with both employees and clients.
  • Respect: Foster a culture of respect, collaboration, diversity, and accountability internally and with clients.
  • Employee Retention: Hire and retain outstanding individuals for the long term. Professional and personal development of individuals is key to retention by providing mentorship, peer advisement, annual reviews and career planning while maintaining a rich social atmosphere.
  • Innovative: Provide education, up-to-date technology, and tools to keep JVA on the leading edge of our industry.
Individuals from historically marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. JVA is legally required to verify all new hires with E-Verify. 

Working at jva

One JVA

JVA views all departments and all five offices as a singular team. 

Integrity

JVA demonstrates honest, respectful and ethical behavior with both employees and clients.

Open Company

JVA facilitates the free flow of information through our open-door and open-book culture.

Empowerment

JVA encourage all employees to feel empowered, initiate change, and make decisions.

Professional Collaboration

JVA creates a work environment across all departments founded on teamwork and camaraderie.

Employee Resource Groups

JVA's four ERGs include Women’s Impact Network, Young Professionals, LGBTQ+, and Racial Awareness & Cultural Equity

Social Atmosphere

JVA promotes a variety of fun social events throughout the year including a holiday party, ski day, golf day, cookouts, and family outings.

Leadership

JVA serves as a resource and provides mentorship to allow every employee the opportunity for direct contact with company leadership.

Employee Retention

JVA hires and retains outstanding individuals for the long term. JVA provides mentorship, peer advisement, annual performance reviews, career planning, and personal skill training. 

Competitive Benefits

Annual Salary Raises

Bonuses

Medical and Dental Insurance

Parental Leave

Life Insurance

Short- and Long-Term Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance

Flexible Spending Account

401K Plan

Stock Bonus Plan

RTD EcoPass (Boulder and Denver Locations)

Annual Salary Raises

Bonuses

Medical and Dental Insurance

Parental Leave

Life Insurance

Short- and Long-Term Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance

Flexible Spending Account

401K Plan

Stock Bonus Plan

RTD EcoPass (Boulder and Denver Locations)

Structural Job openings

Our Structural Department works on custom and multi-family residential homes across the front range and mountains. We foster a small company atmosphere of trust and understanding. We support flexible schedules to make time and take advantage of Colorado’s beautiful days.

STRUCTURAL SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Salary Range: $92,000 – $102,000
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

JVA is seeking a full-time Senior Project Engineer to join our Structural Engineering team in our Fort Collins office. Successful candidates will be capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of structural engineering principles and practices in broad areas. Senior project engineers work in tandem with senior staff to plan, schedule, and coordinate detailed phases of the engineering work on projects of moderate scope or on a portion of a major project.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Plan, coordinate, and direct small to mid-size projects.
  • Supervise engineering tasks of Design Engineers.
  • Complete project-specific detailing.
  • Create building analysis models using RAM or RISA.
  • Assist Senior Project Manager or Principal with client and staff management on large projects.
  • Coordinate Construction Administration services with Project Manager.
  • Independently conduct site visits and prepare field observation reports.
  • Review and approve invoices.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain Colorado PE License within six months of hire: Have the required combination of education and engineering experience to be able to obtain a Colorado civil PE license within six months of hire.
  • Ability to design and detail composite steel structural systems with reinforced concrete foundations.
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaboration: Successfully work within a team environment.
  • Prioritize and Pivot: Produce high quality results while balancing multiple projects and deadlines.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Masonry experience: Ability to design and detail CMU bearing and shear walls.
  • Software Utilization: Ability to produce structural plans and details in REVIT. Experience creating structural building models in RISA or RAM.
  • Initiative: Self-motivated to think ahead and proactively solve problems.
STRUCTURAL RESIDENTIAL PROJECT ENGINEER
Location: Winter Park, CO
Salary Range: $78,000 – $88,000
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

JVA is seeking a full-time Residential Project Engineer to join our Structural Engineering team in our Winter Park office to design custom single-family and multi-family residential projects across Colorado and the Mountain West.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Assist Project Manager or Principal with architect and contractor design consultations.
  • Complete engineering calculations and drawings for custom home.
  • Assist Senior Project Manager or Principal with client and staff management.
  • Coordinate Construction Administration services with Project Manager.
  • Review shop drawings and RFIs.
  • Conduct framing and foundation site visits and prepare field observation reports.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain Colorado PE License within six months of hire: Have the required combination of education and engineering experience to be able to obtain a Colorado civil PE license within six months of hire.
  • Engineering Principles: Experience tracking loads through structures and designing primary structural components. Familiarity with wood design and construction concepts.
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaboration: Successfully work within a team environment.
  • Prioritize and Pivot: Produce high quality results while balancing multiple projects and deadlines.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Residential Light-Framed Wood Design: Ability to complete the primary structural design and detailing of a light-framed wood custom home.
  • Software Utilization: Ability to produce structural plans and details in REVIT.
  • Initiative: Self-motivated to think ahead and proactively solve problems.
STRUCTURAL PROJECT MANAGER
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Salary Range: $103,000-$113,000
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

JVA is seeking a full-time Project Manager to join our Structural Engineering team in our Fort Collins office. Successful candidates will be capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of structural engineering principles and practices in broad areas. Supervision received is mostly administrative, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Plan, develop, coordinate, and direct K-12, healthcare, and commercial projects of various sizes.
  • Take lead role in project budgeting and staffing needs.
  • Interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate assignments.
  • Supervise engineering and support personnel.
  • Complete project-specific detailing and specialized engineering tasks.
  • Review and edit project specifications.
  • Complete QC reviews and conduct constructability reviews for engineering projects managed by peers.
  • Coordinate Construction Administration services with Project Engineer and or/Design Engineer.
  • Manage select clients and develop new clients in area of expertise.
  • Coordinate marketing activities with a Principal or Senior Project Manager.
  • Assist with proposal preparation and fee negotiation for potential projects.
  • Review billing and assist in accounts receivable collection.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain Colorado PE License within six months of hire: Have the required combination of education and engineering experience to be able to obtain a Colorado civil PE license within six months of hire.
  • Ability to design and detail composite steel structural systems with reinforced concrete foundations.
  • Communication: Clearly communicate project progress to internal and external team members.
  • Collaboration: Successfully work within a team environment.
  • Project Management: Establish project priorities, supervise engineering and support personnel, and delegate design and modeling tasks.
  • Prioritize and Pivot: Produce high quality results while balancing multiple projects and deadlines.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Masonry experience: Ability to design and detail CMU bearing and shear walls.
  • Software Utilization: Ability to review structural, architectural, and mechanical plans and details in REVIT. Experience creating structural building models in RISA or RAM.
  • Initiative: Self-motivated to think ahead and proactively solve problems.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION ENGINEER​
Location: Boulder, Denver, or Fort Collins
Salary Range: $90,000 – $105,000 annually DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

JVA is seeking a full-time historic preservation engineer to join our employee-centric team. Successful candidates will have experience writing technical assessments and experience in wood and masonry design. Our historic preservation studio provides forensic, stabilization, renovation, and preservation services on a large variety of historic structures ranging from dilapidated barns and mining cabins to high profile buildings with Historic Register listings in Colorado and across the country.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering
  • 8-12 years of experience
  • Registration as a Professional or Structural Engineer
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience assessing historic structures and existing buildings and designing repairs and alterations
  • Experience in steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and seismic design
STRUCTURAL RESIDENTIAL PROJECT MANAGER​
Location: Winter Park, CO
Salary Range: $103,000 – $113,000 annually DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

JVA is seeking a full-time Residential Project Manager to join our Structural Engineering team in our Winter Park office. Successful candidates will be capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of structural engineering principles and practices in broad areas. Supervision received is mostly administrative, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Take projects from conceptual design through construction administration while meeting budget and schedule milestones.
  • Lead design consultation with residential owners, architects, and contractors.
  • Review engineering calculations and details prepared by Design Engineers.
  • Complete project-specific detailing and specialized engineering tasks.
  • Review shop drawings, RFIs, project reports, and technical specifications.
  • Conduct framing and foundation site visits and prepare field observation reports.
  • Manage select clients and develop new clients in area of expertise.
  • Coordinate marketing activities with a Principal or Senior Project Manager.
  • Prepare proposals and develop strategic client relationships.
  • Review billing and assist in accounts receivable collection.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain Colorado PE License within six months of hire: Have the required combination of education and engineering experience to be able to obtain a Colorado civil PE license within six months of hire.
  • Residential Light-Framed Wood Design: Ability to independently complete the structural design and detailing of a light-framed wood custom home.
  • Cognitive Ability: Apply knowledge of complex engineering elements to creatively solve project-specific design and construction problems.
  • Communication: Successfully communicate with team members across multiple offices to coordinate project tasks, budgets, and schedules.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the contractor and architect to resolve issues in the field, creating alternative solutions to problems.
  • Prioritize and Pivot: Produce high-quality results while balancing multiple projects and deadlines.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Project Management: Establish project priorities, supervise engineering and support personnel, and delegate design and modeling tasks.
  • Software Utilization: Ability to review structural and architectural plans and details in REVIT.
  • Initiative: Self-motivated to organize own time and to pursue projects.

Civil Job openings

Our Civil Department offers a diversity of projects with emphasis on community-centric projects such as parks, municipal and infrastructure services, and schools and other institutional buildings. Our group works with a close sense of teamwork and comradery on every project fostering individuality and personal relationships.

CIVIL PROJECT MANAGER
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Salary Range: $105,000-$115,000
Closing Date: Open until filled

The Civil Project Manager has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating civil engineering related project assignments. This role manages a team of talented engineers to develop designs and solutions for projects with unique site challenges. This involves exploration of design opportunities, scope definition and selection of problems for investigation to develop novel concepts and approaches. Work at this level typically requires approximately 10 to 15 years of extensive, practical, and progressive experience with grading and drainage, utility and roadway design and municipal review processes in Colorado. Supervision received is mostly project-based, with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

• In a supervisory capacity, the Project Manager plans, develops, coordinates, and directs a number of civil engineering related projects of various sizes.
• Directs the project engineering design and details.
• In a team environment, supervises engineering and support personnel; assigns and schedules project work; establishes project priorities and standards; organizes project team meetings.
• Coordinates schedules and resources with other Project Managers.
• Takes lead role in project budgeting and staffing needs.
• Generates and completes contracts with clients for projects under their responsibility.
• Reviews billing and assists in accounts receivable collection.
• Promotes and enforces JVA’s Quality Assurance/Quality Control culture. Will be responsible for following the policy and procedures of the QA/QC policy manual.
• Responsible for QC reviews and conducts constructability reviews or assists in the design/planning/review of other engineering projects.
• Coordinates Construction Administration services with Project Engineer. Takes lead in reviewing Change Orders and responsible for coordinating with Principal.
• Leads agency reviews for project teams.
• Completes projects of considerable scope and complexity. Also serves as a technical specialist for the company with exceptional expertise in a particular area and as such keeps abreast of new methods and developments in this area for the purpose of recommending changes to JVA.
• The Project Manager will manage select clients and develop new clients in area of expertise.
• Performs marketing activities and coordinates those efforts with a Principal or Discipline Manager.
• Prepares proposals with Principal for potential projects and in the negotiations of fees.
• Evaluates staff performance and assists department heads in annual reviews; makes recommendations for changes to achieve overall individual objectives.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute.
  • Leadership: Show a strong work ethic, dedication, and professionalism in your own work. Be punctual, organized, and demonstrate a positive attitude to motivate your team. Approach challenges with a proactive mindset, analyzing situations, and making informed decisions in a timely manner.
  • Supervision: Skillfully manage the project while also fostering a positive and productive work environment where team members feel supported, motivated, and empowered to achieve project success. Delegate tasks based on team members’ strengths, skills, and workload.
  • Coordination: Focus on details and big picture tasks while staying organized by maintaining up-to-date schedules, documentation, and records. Ability to be open to change and ready to adapt to evolving circumstances.
  • Communication: Express ideas and information clearly and concisely both written and verbally and practice active listening. Clearly define and communicate the roles, responsibilities, and expectations of each team member.
  • Initiative: Take proactive steps to drive projects and processes forward, identify opportunities for improvement, and follow through with commitments.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Software Utilization: Demonstrated expertise with overseeing construction drawing preparation with Bluebeam and MS Office software packages.
COLLEGE INTERNSHIP (CIVIL) – SUMMER 2024
Location: Boulder, Fort Collins
Salary Range: $22-$24 per hour
Closing Date: Open until filled

Priority deadline – 5:00 PM MST on Friday, February 23rd, 2024

JVA is looking for qualified candidates to apply for our 2024 Summer Internship Program. JVA’s engineers are actively involved in all phases of design. Our focus on sustainable site design, high-performance buildings, and innovative water and wastewater facilities is reflected through our projects. Interns will contribute to important design projects, learn about the consulting industry, and enjoy a beautiful summer in Colorado! The internship has a compensation of $22-$24 per hour depending on work experience and year in school.

Priority deadline – 5:00 PM MST on Friday, February 23rd, 2024

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Research and develop design options
  • Prepare reports, plans, and specifications
  • Review shop drawings
  • Attend relevant site visits
  • CAD support as capable

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Upper-level student pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in civil or environmental engineering
  • Exposure to Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources, and/or Hydrology courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • CAD skills encouraged
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
CIVIL DESIGNER
Location: Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins, Winter Park, Glenwood Springs
Salary Range: $68,000 – $79,000 annually DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled

The experienced Civil Designer independently performs project assignments with instructions from the Project Manager and Project Engineer on a wide range of site development and infrastructure projects.  Responsible for utilizing Autodesk Civil 3D and civil engineering principles to develop thoughtful, creative, clear and concise designs and plan sets for our owners, clients and contractors.  Demonstrates an eagerness for continued improvement around plan set aesthetics, design, integrity and cohesiveness.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Project setup, plan production and annotation using the most current CAD standards and best practices
  • Participate in project meetings, huddles and QA/QC protocols
  • Implement sound site design and modeling practices for grading, drainage, utilities and horizontal control
  • Assist with quantity takeoffs and bid tabulations
  • Apply and coordinate notes, legends and standard details as applicable
  • Support the other project team members including Principal, Project Manager, Project Engineer, Design Engineer, and others to achieve deliverable goals and meet the project deadlines

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute.
  • Knowledge of Engineering Principles: Competent with engineering elements including site design, grading and drainage, utility design, constructability reviews using creative problem solving for completion of engineering plan sets.
  • Prioritize and Pivot Effectively: Produce high quality results while balancing work on a variety of projects and priorities in order to support multiple project teams and deadlines.
  • Communication: Remains open and willing to receive and apply feedback to continually improve.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Software Utilization: Demonstrated expertise with preparing construction drawings with Autodesk Civil 3D and MS Office software packages.
CIVIL PROJECT ENGINEER
Location: Boulder, CO or Denver, CO
Salary Range: $82,000 – $90,000 annually DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

The Civil Project Engineer independently performs project assignments with instructions from the Project Manager on a wide range of site development and infrastructure projects across Colorado including rural towns, cities, and mountain projects. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects. Responsible for applying intensive and diversified knowledge of civil engineering principles and practices during planning, design, and construction of civil projects.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Design civil site and infrastructure projects to solve complex problems
  • Prepare written technical reports and project specifications to communicate the design details to the project owner and contractor
  • Participate in municipal agency review meetings for project permitting to support approval of site development projects
  • Collaborate during client review meetings during each phase of design to communicate and problem solve updated design details
  • Support the other project team members including Principal, Project Manager, Design Engineer, and others to achieve deliverable goals and meet the project deadlines
  • Provides on-site and in-office duties during the construction administration phase by providing construction observation reports, process change orders, and maintain shop drawing and RFI logs.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute.
  • Knowledge of Engineering Principles: Familiarity with complex engineering elements including site design, grading and drainage, utility design, report preparation, constructability reviews, and engineering estimates using creative problem solving for completion of engineering projects.
  • Prioritize and Pivot Effectively: Produce high quality results while balancing work on a variety of projects and priorities in order to support multiple project teams and deadlines.
  • Communication: Remains open and willing to receive and apply feedback to continually improve.
  • Delegation: Assign and train Design Engineers to produce high quality deliverables and enhance professional development.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain P.E. License within one year of hire: Have the required combination years of education and engineering experience to be able to obtain a P.E. License in the state of Colorado within one year of hire.
  • Software Utilization: Demonstrated expertise with preparing construction drawings, calculations, and reports with AutoCAD Civil3D and applicable civil engineering software packages.
  • Technical Reading and Writing: Research, comprehend, and communicate technical design criteria and details to project teams and clients.

Environmental Job openings

Our Environmental Department offers a diversity of projects with emphasis on district water/wastewater utility projects. The clients we serve include small to mid-sized towns, cities, special districts, and mountain communities. Our group works across all JVA offices to foster teamwork, professional development, and a variety of project types, clients, and teams. 

ELECTRICAL DESIGN ENGINEER
Location: Boulder or Denver
Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000
Closing Date: Open until filled

JVA, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Water and Wastewater Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls Design Engineer to join our growing Electrical Engineering team in either our Boulder or Denver offices. As part of JVA’s thriving Environmental Engineering Department, you will work with mindful, experienced engineers who are devoted to sensible and conscientious problem solving for a wide range of projects across Colorado.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Assist Senior Engineer in developing a narrative for the scope of work associated with electrical and instrumentation and controls system engineering design for various water and wastewater projects. 
  • Perform calculations for all electrical aspects of a project. 
  • Prepare electrical design drawing and specifications including: 
    • One-line diagrams 
    • Instrumentation diagrams 
    • Electrical site plans, power plans, lighting plans, and instrumentation and control plans for structures and water/wastewater processes 
    • Control Equipment Schematics 
    • Cable and conduit schedules 
    • Conductor sizing 
    • Lightning protection 
    • Lighting and power distribution 
    • Motor Starting equipment 
    • Service utility coordination 
    • Panel Schedules and layout 
    • UPS/Generator sizing 
    • PLC and associated components, SCADA, and HMI-based systems 
    • Control narratives for processes 
    • Radio telemetry SCADA systems using microwave, spread spectrum, licensed MAS, cellular or other radio technologies. 
    • Network overview 
    • ISA data sheets and instrument sites 
  • Prepare planning level technical memorandums and reports related to electrical, instrumentation, and controls for various water and wastewater projects. 
  • Interpret electrical codes (Building, NEC, etc.) for implementation in design drawings/specifications. 
  • Accurately designate hazardous area locations. 
  • Perform construction observation and administration for the electrical and controls scope. 
  • Follow the Mission & Vision Statement set forth by JVA, Inc. 
  • Positively contribute to JVA and local office culture.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute. 
  • Ability to obtain EIT Certificationwithin 1 year of hire: Have the required combination years of accredited education to be able to obtain an Engineer-in-Training Certification in the state of Colorado within six months of hire. 
  • Ability to obtain PE License within 5 years of hire: Shall have the required years of accredited education to be able to obtain an Electrical Professional Engineer License within 5 years of hire. 
  • Basic Understanding of Programmable Logic Control Systems: Ability to understand basic programming concepts and functionalities. 
  • Capability to read and understand technical engineering documents. 
  • Critical Thinking: Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality. 
  • Prioritize and Pivot Effectively: Produce high quality deliverables while balancing work on a variety of projects and priorities to support multiple project teams and deadlines. 
  • Collaboration: Successfully work within a group to complete a project collectively. 
  • Initiative: Self-motivated to think ahead and proactively support project teams to problem solve and meet deadlines. 
  • Travel: Ability to travel within Colorado as needed on a per project basis.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Software Utilization: Demonstrated expertise with preparing electrical and controls drawings in AutoCAD
  • Growth mindset: Able to approach new tasks with a focus on improvement and to continually evolve and develop.
COLLEGE INTERNSHIP (ENVIRONMENTAL) – SUMMER 2024
Location: Boulder, Fort Collins, Denver
Salary Range: $22-$24 per hour
Closing Date: Open until filled

Priority deadline – 5:00 PM MST on Friday, February 23rd, 2024

JVA is looking for qualified candidates to apply for our 2024 Summer Internship Program. JVA’s engineers are actively involved in all phases of design. Our focus on sustainable site design, high-performance buildings, and innovative water and wastewater facilities is reflected through our projects. Interns will contribute to important design projects, learn about the consulting industry, and enjoy a beautiful summer in Colorado! The internship has a compensation of $22-$24 per hour depending on work experience and year in school.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Research and develop design options
  • Prepare reports, plans, and specifications
  • Review shop drawings
  • Attend relevant site visits
  • CAD support as capable

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Upper-level student pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Civil or Environmental Engineering
  • Exposure to Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources, and/or Hydrology courses
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • CAD skills encouraged
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATOR OR CONSTRUCTION SERVICES MANAGER
Location: Any JVA Office – Hybrid Position (Field, Office, Home)
Salary Range: $65,000 – $120,000 annually DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

The primary responsibilities of the Construction Administrator are to represent JVA and the project owner on construction projects from construction commencement through final completion.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • On-site representative for two to three active construction projects, three to five days a week across Colorado.
  • Work with the engineering design team on processing RFIs, change orders, and other project contract changes during construction.
  • Verify construction work is completed in conformance with the contract documents.
  • Track daily unit price quantities installed during construction to support design team in pay application reviews.
  • Work from home, office, and/or construction site.
  • Create daily observation reports, including photos, for team, client, and contractor using JVA templates.
  • communication of construction issues to the JVA team and Owner.
  • Lead weekly construction meetings with Contractor and Owner.
  • Support, coach, and train engineering team members on construction administration.
  • Participate in constructability reviews during design development.
  • Prepare opinions of probable cost for construction.

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute.
  • Communication: Diplomatically communicate challenges to the design team and contractor using different forms of communication to easily connect and convey complex information.
  • Conflict Resolution: Ability to facilitate communication and guide difficult discussions between stakeholders to an agreeable and positive outcome.
  • Engineering Drawings and Specifications: Ability to read engineering drawings, maintain drawing revisions and as-constructed documentation. Ability to read, interpret construction specifications.
  • Travel: Ability to travel 3-5 days per week throughout Colorado.
  • Prioritize and Pivot Effectively: Produce high quality results while balancing work on a variety of projects and priorities in order to support multiple project teams and deadlines. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Follow-Through: Track issues and follow up to resolve issues to keep construction on schedule.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • People Management: Ability to motivate and lead a team of construction administration staff. Ability to coordinate with team of project managers and designers to progress construction administration needs.
  • Construction Contract Administration: Capable of managing and preparing bid documents, facilitating negotiations during CMAR and GMP development, and leading the pre-construction process. Manage construction administration project phase for multiple projects (submittal review, RFI responses, pay applications, site observations, etc…).
  • Knowledge of Funding Requirements: Ability to document compliance with Build America, Buy America, DavisBacon wage, and other funding requirements during a construction project
  • Engineering Principles: Familiar with simple civil, structural, hydraulic, and process concepts and fundamentals.
  • Constructability Reviews: Participate in constructability reviews during design development.

REQUIRED Credentials

  • Valid Driver’s License: Show proof of valid and current driver’s license and maintain a clean driving record

PREFERRED Credentials

  • OSHA Certification: Successfully completed the occupational safety certification program to ensure projects are in compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards.
ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ENGINEER – MUNICIPAL SERVICES
Location: Any JVA Office
Salary Range: $68,000 – $79,000 annually DOQ
Closing Date: Open until filled
Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@jvajva.com and fill out the candidate form to the right.

Gain an introduction to consulting services for Colorado municipalities and districts with design assignments focused on water, sewer, and stormwater infrastructure while providing engineering excellence for our communities. Our Design Engineers who are focused on Municipal Services support both the Environmental and Civil departments and collaborate with design teams on GIS mapping and data storage, water, sewer, and stormwater modeling, asset management, master planning, capacity studies, and repair/replacement/ or rehabilitation design projects and construction administration. Design Engineers receive technical guidance and supervisory review and approval from the project team with opportunities to participate and influence creative and innovative solutions.

EXAMPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Design water distribution and sewer collection system improvements including Civil3D plan and profile drawings and technical specifications
  • Perform routine aspects of engineering assignments with frequent check-ins with senior team members for input and feedback
  • Work on task based assignments with clear and specific objectives
  • Set up framework for project deliverables including reports, memos, technical specifications, and permit applications
  • Create GIS and/or CAD based schematics and mapping figures
  • Utilize GIS data management, CAD design, and hydraulic modeling
  • Apply standard practices and techniques to solve problems, research design alternatives, adjust and correlate data, and recognize discrepancies in results
  • After gaining sufficient experience independently evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria, using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications
  • Prepare grant and loan applications on behalf of clients to briefly describe the project needs and estimated costs to funding agencies
  • Support other project team members including the Principal, Managers, Engineers, and Designers to achieve deliverable goals and meet the project deadlines
  • Provide on-site and in-office duties during the construction administration phase to support the Project Engineer

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • Degree and Credential Requirements: NONE! We value candidates who can demonstrate capability and articulate how prior experiences will help them contribute.
  • Familiarity with Engineer Principles: Understand engineering elements of water, sewer, and storm utilities, engineering economics, and technical report components.
  • Prioritize and Pivot Effectively: Produce high quality results while balancing work on a variety of projects and priorities in order to support multiple project teams and deadlines.
  • Communication: Quickly adapt to others using different forms of communication to easily connect and convey information via phone, text, email, and or chat.
  • Active Listening: Give full attention to instructions provided, take time to understand points being made, and proactively ask questions to clarify as necessary.
  • Collaboration: Successfully work within a group to complete a project collectively.
  • Initiative: Self-motivated to think ahead and proactively support project teams to problem solve and meet deadlines.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  • Ability to obtain E.I. License within one year of hire: Have the required combination years of education and
    engineering experience to be able to obtain a E.I. License in the state of Colorado within one year of hire.
  • Software Utilization: Demonstrated expertise with preparing calculations and reports using MS Office (or similar
    software suite).
  • Growth mindset: Able to approach new tasks with a focus on improvement and to continually evolve and develop.

Administration Job openings

Our Administration Department supports JVA’s three engineering disciplines. Within the department are the Billing, Marketing, Human Resources, IT, and Facilities teams. 

The Administration team is based in Boulder. There are no current openings for the Admin team at this time, please check back later.

How To Apply

Internship applicants may send resumes to internships@jvajva.com.

All other applicants may send resumes to careers@jvajva.com.

In addition to sending resumes and cover letters to the above email addresses, please fill out the candidate form below.

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