Engineering Associate (Oakland, CA)

Alta Planning + Design is seeking an engineering professional in the field of transportation engineering for our Oakland, CA office. This is a unique opportunity for an engineering professional to take a key role working on high-profile active transportation projects in the office and be part of the growth of the California region.

As an Engineering Associate you’ll contribute to the production of high-quality, accurate and complete design documents, reports and analyses. You’ll solidify Alta’s reputation as a trusted advisor and expert, and be an integral part of the growth and leadership of Alta’s engineering team.

We’re seeking a professional who has knowledge of, and interest in, the field of active transportation, has a solid understanding of the engineering process, particular as it relates to transportation, and is looking for the next challenge in their career. As an Engineering Associate at Alta, you have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering; you’ve worked five – eight (5-8) years as a transportation engineer in a consulting environment or public entity, and three (3) years of project management experience, with experience preparing plans, specifications, and estimates. You will also an in-depth knowledge of NACTO, MUTCD, ADA and various DOT design requirements, and are proficient in MS Excel, Word, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Synchro/SimTraffic or similar.

Alta Planning + Design offers competitive salaries, great benefits including wellness and bike benefits, 21 days of paid time off to start, 10 paid holidays and a five year travel award, flexible work schedules, work-life balance, advancement opportunities and welcoming – and fun – work environments for our employees. Alta employees “walk the talk” and are passionate about creating livable and healthy communities. Our projects include cycletrack concept and design, bicycle and pedestrian master plans, corridor designs, transit projects, research, analysis, demand projections and safety planning.


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