Education & Experience We Seek

In all employment categories, we look for talented, energetic people with strong verbal and written communications skills. We value hard working employees with "can-do" attitudes.


Most of our engineers come from a civil engineering background.

College level engineering courses that are most applicable to our work are:

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Hydrology/Hydraulics/Fluid Mechanics
  • Water Resources/Environmental Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Drafting: AutoCAD / Civil 3D
  • Engineering Economics
  • Construction Management / Project Management

Software programs used by our engineers include:

  • AutoCAD / Civil 3D
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project)
  • BAHM (Bay Area Hydrology Model)
  • Storm CAD / SewerCAD / WaterCAD


Our planners frequently have backgrounds in landscape architecture, urban planning or city and regional planning. We look for creative planners who like to stay abreast of current trends in the industry and can turn those ideas into practical designs. Understanding geometry is an important skill. Being able to use AutoCAD and Photoshop software is very valuable, but being able to draw without the use of a computer is still important. Strong communication skills are essential.

Software programs used by our planners include:

  • AutoCAD / Civil 3D
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)


Our office surveyors often have technical education in geomatics and other survey curriculum. We have found that field experience with boundary surveys, control work and construction surveys is a tremendous asset for our office surveyors. Understanding the California Subdivision Map Act and the legalities of subdividing land is important. Our surveyors are strong in geometry, coordinate systems, and related mathematics. Other valuable skills include Global Positioning Systems, photogrammetry, title work, and the ability to read and write property descriptions.

Software programs used by our surveyors include:

  • AutoCAD / Civil 3D
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Starnet / LegalAid

Computer Technicians

We employ many people who come from a computer based background to support and assist with our projects. These people all are proficient with AutoCAD. Capabilities with the following software programs is valuable:

Software programs used by our engineers include:

  • AutoCAD / Civil 3D
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • GIS Database / ArcCAD

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MacKay & Somps
Attn: Personnel
1552 Eureka Road, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661-2040

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