Careers with Crawford & Associates
Crawford & Associates actively pursues entry-level and skilled engineers to join our growing solar design team.
We provide a work environment that allows for professional growth and experience while understanding the importance of life/work balance and the desire to contribute to a better future. Our salaries are competitive and our benefits offering includes individual health coverage, 401K plan, education reimbursement, insurances, and more.
Our main office is located in historic Hudson, New York, in Columbia County – within the Hudson River Valley. A National Heritage Area, it boasts a unique combination of historic significance, natural resources, and cultural assets including historic residences, museums, performing arts centers, boating, fishing and a host of community events. Residential choices include cities, towns, villages and the rural countryside, all within a short distance to the river, railroad, and highways. We are also a convenient 2-hour train trip from NYC.
Founded in 1992, Crawford & Associates is a team of engineers, planners and designers who have a wide range of expertise and depth of experience that allows us to move a project – even the most complicated or unusual – from concept to reality. We pride ourselves on being problem solvers and innovators who comfortably move across the traditional lines between disciplines to achieve our clients’ goals.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Crawford & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. C&A does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If you are interested in joining our team, please take the time to view our open positions below, fill out the short form below, then hit the “submit” button. If your skills and background meet our qualifications, a member of the team will reach out to you to discuss the next steps of your application.
- Summer Internship
- Survey Technician
- Civil AutoCad Drafter
- Early Career Civil/Site Design Engineer
- Solar Design Engineer
- Survey Field Person
Summer Intern – Civil/Environmental Engineer
C&A is looking to hire 2-3 summer interns to help with our workload. Local engineering students, please fill out an application below.
We are looking for a survey technician with GPS skills to join the growing survey team in our Hudson, Columbia County office. Crawford & Associates’ Land Surveying Division specializes in boundary and topographic surveys, subdivisions, ALTA surveys, aerial ground control and construction layout.
The Survey Technician position requires a combination of field work in various weather and site conditions and office work including deed research and analysis, processing of raw field data, survey calculations and mapping. The ideal candidate will have had exposure, either through work related experience or classroom instruction to GPS surveying, traditional surveying methods, boundary analysis and cad drafting. An Associates’ degree in survey technology is preferred but not required. The ideal candidate will also be team oriented; have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Crawford & Associates would welcome and support anyone working towards their LS license.
Civil AutoCad Drafter
We have openings for a Civil AutoCad Drafter to join our team to work with engineers and designers in developing project plans for a wide variety of projects including site development, solar development and building structural and HVAC system design. The ideal candidate will be proficient in AutoCad through education and/or experience. The ideal candidate will be diligent, self-disciplined, demonstrate a high attention to detail. The ideal candidate will also consistently work to understand task requirements through direct communication with team members. The position offers the opportunity for increasing levels of responsibility in project execution.
Proficiency in Autocad
Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience
Familiarity with the civil engineering/construction industry a plus
Early Career Civil/Site Design Engineer
What We Offer
Entry to real-world engineering in a welcoming, supportive environment
Opportunity to develop a diverse skillset while working on interesting and engaging projects including those in Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Renewable Energy Site Planning and Design, Stormwater Systems and Green Infrastructure.
In-office and hybrid work arrangement (after 6 months).
Support for work/life balance and community engagement.
$55,000 to $68,000 starting salary.
PTO, fully paid health benefits, vacation time.
Yearly budget for individual professional education.
Opportunities for field work.
Support for your career development.
A collegial, friendly work environment of about 30 other professionals
What We Need From You
Have a BS or MS in Civil Engineering and 0-5 years experience.
Willingness to learn AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
Diligence and attention to detail.
Willingness to ask questions for clarification and understanding.
Ability to effectively collaborate with Team members and also focus on individual contribution.
What You Will Do
Typical assignments may include site inspections and assessments, project strategizing and problem solving, engineering calculations and analysis, drawing development using AutoCAD and Civil 3D, project correspondence including email, letter and report writing and construction observation.
Typical areas of assignments include site development including grading, stormwater management, water and wastewater planning and design, environmental permitting and environmental analysis and more.
How You Will Grow
You will be mentored by experienced Project Managers and Team Members.
You will be given a diversity of assignments that broaden your skill-set.
You will gain professional judgement by being exposed to the whole scope of a project rather than just your individual task.
You will be provided increasing levels of responsibility as you gain. confidence, maturity and your engineering and professional skills advance.
You will be provided a yearly training budget of time and money to be spent on your professional development.
You will learn with the entire team through periodic lunch-n-learns.
How We All Succeed
We firmly believe that we can only be successful when our people are successful.
We believe in organic growth through the growth of our staff. Many of our staff began as early career engineers and have been with us for more than 5 years. Three of our five Project Managers and two of our four Shareholders began their careers with C&A.
Solar Design Engineer
Entry Level or 1 – 2 Years of experience with BS Degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on power
Strong interest in the solar energy field and motivation for self-learning
Good communication skills
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and juggle multiple tasks
Familiarity with AutoCAD (a plus but not required)
Ability to work both independently and cooperatively with others
Desire to grow technically and professionally and continually expand beyond one’s zone of comfort
Willingness to relocate
The successful engineering candidate will join our Civil/Electrical Engineering department to support low to medium voltage electrical design of community and utility scale solar energy systems. The new employee will work directly with civil and electrical engineers in laying out solar arrays, specifying electrical equipment and conducting cost-benefit analyses for a variety of solar developer clients. Our solar projects are generally located on greenfields and brownfields throughout the United States. Our work typically supports developers in the site selection, design, permitting and construction of solar energy systems. Specific tasks may include calculating energy yields using PVSyst; creation of engineering drawings and single line diagrams of system designs using AutoCAD; and review of RFIs during construction.
Experienced personnel will provide the training, instruction and support necessary for a new team member’s growth and success.
The position will allow for the right individual to gain the experience and skills to make a significant contribution to the transition to the renewable energy future. Staff at C&A are given the opportunity to develop a solid and varied skill set perfectly suited to support those with the goal of becoming a Professional Engineer (PE). Staff additionally progress in terms of responsibility from task ownership to project ownership including interacting with clients and regulatory agencies based on skill development, communication skills and growth in professional maturity.
Survey Field Person
Do you love being outdoors? Are you looking for a job where you get to hike outdoors as you measure various parcels of land throughout the area? A job where you learn new skills that can put you on the path to a career as a respected professional? Ever consider a land surveying job?
Would you like to work for a company that provides a dependable salary, paid healthcare, 401K plan, paid time off and vacation time and that is willing to invest in your training?
If all that is of interest to you and you are hard-working, dependable, willing to work as part of a team, have a clean driving record, and are respectful and courteous, then please apply.