Engineer Diver / Dive Supervisor – Mid-Level

Moffatt & Nichol Engine
 Costa Mesa, CA

Moffatt & Nichol specializes in large complex waterfront infrastructure projects and is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in this field. We are actively seeking an experienced Structural Engineer Diver at our Long Beach (preferred) or Costa Mesa, CA office. As the successful Engineer Diver / Dive Supervisor, you will be working with a professional engineering dive team that provides consulting services to clients primarily in the Southern California area. Occasional travel to other areas throughout the U.S. and abroad will also be required. The principal function of this position is to be part of a team that evaluates bridges and marine structures through above and below water engineering inspections, follow-on report preparation and development of structural repair designs. The successful applicant will be required to assume increasingly responsible charge to function as Project Manager.

Moffatt & Nichol is a leading U.S.-based global infrastructure advisor specializing in the planning and design of facilities that shape and serve our coastlines, harbors and rivers, as well as an innovator in the transportation complexities associated with the movement of freight. The firm is currently ranked Engineering News Record #1 for Marine & Port Facilities and Top 20 for Transportation.

Moffatt & Nichol's professional staff includes engineers, planners, and scientists who serve our global client base from offices in Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim. The firm provides clients worldwide with customized service and a level of excellence that have become the firm’s hallmark in several primary practice areas – ports and harbors; coastal, environmental and water resources; urban waterfronts and marinas; transportation, bridges and rail; inspection and rehabilitation; and energy.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Team Leader and/or Dive Supervisor for site investigations of marine structures, bridges, etc.
  • Ensures that the scope of work is fulfilled and that the contracted deliverable is submitted on schedule and as budgeted
  • Works collaboratively with all members of the regional inspection team and of other engineering disciplines across the company
  • Analyzes deteriorated components of marine and/or bridge structures to assess load capacity
  • Prepares plans, specifications, cost estimates and supporting documentation
  • Assists in business development activities such as proposals and cost estimates for the Inspection & Rehabilitation Discipline in the Southern California area
  • Adheres to Moffatt & Nichol's Quality Management System
  • Performs other duties as required

Other duties:

Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Bachelor of Science in Civil or Structural Engineering from an accredited university
  • California Professional Engineer licensure or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire
  • Certified Commercial Diver - ADCI, HSE, DCBC, IMCA or ADAS
  • Certified Dive Supervisor
  • 5 to 10 years of related diving experience
  • NHI/NBIS bridge inspection certification 130055 preferred
  • Proven experience in performing above/below water engineering inspections
  • Possess a valid driver's license in good standing
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required. Most work is local/regional
  • Ability to obtain security clearances required by the US Navy strongly preferred
  • Possession of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC); or ability to obtain within a couple months of hire
  • First Aid, CPR, AED, and Oxygen Administration certification preferred
  • Experience and/or certification as a boat operator a plus
  • Selected candidate must consent to and a pass a post-offer/pre-employment drug screening
  • All new hires will be required to successfully complete and pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check in compliance with NIST 800-171
  • Moffatt & Nichol uses E-Verify and employment is contingent upon the legal ability to obtain employment in the U.S. and to present the required documentation at hire

Physical requirements:

This role requires the incumbent to be in excellent physical condition:

  • ADCI (or equivalent) diving requires specific physical conditioning and strength
  • Field work requires incumbent to carry diving and inspection equipment over unpaved, rural, and unmarked terrain
  • The incumbent must be able to lift, carry, climb, and navigate in a small boat

Base salary range:

$104,408 to $127,610 based on years of experience, level of education obtained, professional registration, and meeting required qualification in job description.

Base salary range only applicable for candidates who will be hired and working in the California market.

Moffatt & Nichol’s EEO Statement

As a global business, Moffatt & Nichol relies on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goal of Creative People, Practical Solutions® serving our client needs, and ensures nondiscrimination in all activities in accordance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We continuously seek talented, qualified employees in our world-wide operations regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Moffatt & Nichol is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer/ Federal Contractor desiring priority referrals of all protected veterans for job openings.

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