Careers

Farr West is always looking for talented professionals to join our team. We provide a fun, challenging and safe workplace and would like to invite you to send us your resume if you’re interested in being on our team.
All employment requests should include both a resume and cover letter and should be submitted via email to resumes@farrwestengineering.com.

If we do not have a current opening for your qualifications, we will keep your resume on file and notify you if a position becomes available.

Who We Employ

Farr West Engineering has a very unique atmosphere with employees that like to work hard and play hard. We look for people whom are dedicated, self-motivated, and interested in developing a career in our industry. We share a common goal of working hard to satisfy our clients while maintaining a personal life balance, we strive for excellence in everything that we do, and we have respect for one another.

Farr West employs experts that are at the peak of their careers as well as young professionals that are just beginning theirs and we are always looking for new and innovative ideas to make our company and its people better.

We enjoy working as a team, collaborating on challenging projects or tasks, and learning from each other as well as our clients. Our focus is to provide excellent service, sound engineering, and value to every project that we work on and we are always looking for the right people to help us achieve this. Farr West believes in providing a superior and safe workplace for every employee.

Employee Benefits

Farr West Engineering understands that benefits are an important part of any overall compensation package. Each person’s career should be an important and fulfilling part of their life, but we understand this is only one piece of the pie.

We truly believe in creating a fun, healthy and pleasant work environment. Therefore, we provide our employees with a benefit package that is comprehensive, competitive, and continually adds to their work/life balance.

Health Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Accounts

Work / Life Balance

  • Flexible Hours
  • Paid Holidays
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Professional Development

Financial Protection

  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Retirement

  • Simple IRA with Match

Current Opportunities

Farr West is currently hiring for several positions.  Please click on the job description heading to the right for more information.

Please check back regularly for updates and feel free to submit your resume, for any position, at any time.

  • HR/Payroll Specialist

    HR/Payroll Specialist

    Human Resources and Payroll Specialist

    Farr West Engineering is looking to hire an experience human resources (HR) and payroll professional to work for both an engineering firm and general contractor/manufacturing company.

    • Payroll specialist will conduct bi-weekly payroll, including timekeeping and audit processes for all employees. An in-depth understanding of compliance with payroll taxation, garnishments and other pay benefits of part-time and full-time employees is required. An applicant must have experience with prevailing wage and certified payroll reporting for Nevada and California (Oregon and Idaho are preferred as well).  Applicant will be required to process payroll taxes and have a working knowledge of Nevada and California labor laws in addition to Federal labor laws.
    • HR specialist will assist with the hiring and termination process. New hire orientation, benefit enrollment for new employees and maintaining important data in our ERP system. This position will be responsible for the management of all CONFIDENTIAL employee records, files, projects, and related tasks. The HR specialist maintains and enhances the organization by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and HR policies, benefits, programs, and practices. The HR specialist will work alongside hiring managers to update job requirements and job descriptions for all positions. The HR specialist will ensure legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable HR Federal and State requirements, conducting investigations, maintaining records, and representing the organization at hearings.

    HR specialist must maintain confidentiality, display enthusiasm for the company, be team-oriented and possess a “can-do attitude”.  The position requires an extremely detail orientated applicant with superior communication skills.

    Applicants shall have experience in the following areas: Human Resources Management, Benefits Administration, Performance Management, Communication Processes, Compensation and Wage Structure, Supports Diversity, Classifying Employees, Employment Law, Laws Against Harassment

    All applicants MUST be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, LCP Tracker, DIR website, SharePoint, and possess experience in Project Management and Accounting Software.

    A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or related experience is required.

    A minimum of 3 years of experience is required.

    For over 15 years, Farr West Engineering (Farr West) has been building a reputation as a leader in municipal engineering and utility planning for local governments throughout Nevada and California. Farr West is a not only one of the largest and strongest utility engineering firms in Nevada, but we also offer one of the best work environments around. As you would expect, our employees are offered competitive salaries, a retirement plan, company sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance, optional benefits, paid time off, professional development, flexible work hours, and more. However, where our company stands apart is in our attention to employee growth, opportunity, and challenging project tasks in a group atmosphere that is like no other. Our team is truly made up of some of the brightest, hard-working and just plain fun professionals around. We work hard to ensure our company culture is maintained while we grow the company to the next level. Our management team reports directly to the company owner and president, Brent Farr. This means every employee and manager has a voice that is heard and the ability to make change happen – you are never just a number at Farr West. Brent is committed to growing our firm in a reasonable and responsible manner so that our employees can enjoy a long-lasting, stable career. Our clients are some of the best in the business and we focus on maintaining superior relationships with every client so the work that we do is enjoyable for all parties involved. Our engineering is top of the line and we train our staff to be efficient project managers that are capable of providing clients with innovative solutions and sound consulting advice.

    Farr West is dedicated to being the leading engineering firm in Nevada and northern California, while staying true to our core values of character, stewardship, and excellence. Our company embraces a culture of hard work, family, and play that keeps our employees happy, healthy, and loyal. We are always looking for ways to have a BBQ, friendly competition, holiday party, or root beer float on a hot afternoon in July. We employee several mothers, fathers, outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, community members, and young professionals. It is in our nature to foster long-term friendships and a family atmosphere so you do not feel that you are just an employee. Please look through our website for more information on the services we offer and the type of work we do. This will be the best way for you to understand how special our company is, and for us to get to know you and understand your skill set.

  • Senior Civil Engineer

    Senior Civil Engineer

    Farr West Engineering is a growing civil engineering firm with offices in Reno and Elko, Nevada that specialize in water and wastewater utilities and water resources. Farr West provides a friendly work environment and offers competitive compensation, which will be determined based on ability and experience.  Benefits include health insurance, a retirement plan, holidays and paid personal time off.  Please submit your resume to resumes@farrwestengineering.com.  Please specify the position you are interested in.

    Applicants should have approximately 10 years of experience, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or environmental engineering and be a licensed civil engineer. Prior employment with a civil engineering firm that specializes in water and wastewater projects is preferred.  Applicants should have previous experience with designing community water and sewer systems, pump stations, and water and wastewater treatment facilities.  Experience with utility master planning and utility hydraulic modeling is also preferred.

    Duties will include team leadership on multiple projects, design, bidding, and construction management of public works projects involving water and wastewater facilities.  Duties may also include supervision and mentoring of other engineers.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.

  • Elko Area Civil Engineer

    Elko Area Civil Engineer

    Farr West Engineering has an exciting opportunity to join its team in Elko, Nevada. This position has true leadership potential and will involve getting to know clients and working alongside the office’s leadership team to become prepared for client management and transition.  For over 15 years, Farr West Engineering (Farr West) has been building a reputation as a leader in municipal engineering and utility planning for local governments throughout Nevada and California. Farr West is a not only one of the largest and strongest utility engineering firms in Nevada, but we also offer one of the best work environments around. As you would expect, our employees are offered competitive salaries, a retirement plan, company sponsored medical, dental, and vision insurance, optional benefits, paid time off, professional development, flexible work hours, and more. However, where our company stands apart is in our attention to employee growth, opportunity, and challenging project tasks in a group atmosphere that is like no other. Our team is truly made up of some of the brightest, hard-working and just plain fun professionals around. We work hard to ensure our company culture is maintained while we grow the company to the next level. Our management team reports directly to the company owner and president, Brent Farr. This means every employee and manager has a voice that is heard and the ability to make change happen – you are never just a number at Farr West. Brent is committed to growing our firm in a reasonable and responsible manner so that our employees can enjoy a long-lasting, stable career. Our clients are some of the best in the business and we focus on maintaining superior relationships with every client so the work that we do is enjoyable for all parties involved. Our engineering is top of the line and we train our staff to be efficient project managers that are capable of providing clients with innovative solutions and sound consulting advice.

     

    Farr West is dedicated to being the leading engineering firm in Nevada and northern California, while staying true to our core values of character, stewardship, and excellence. Our company embraces a culture of hard work, family, and play that keeps our employees happy, healthy, and loyal. We are always looking for ways to have a BBQ, friendly competition, holiday party, or root beer float on a hot afternoon in July. We employee several mothers, fathers, outdoor enthusiasts, dog lovers, community members, and young professionals. It is in our nature to foster long-term friendships and a family atmosphere so you do not feel that you are just an employee. Please take a look at our website www.farrwestengineering.com for more information on the services we offer and the type of work we do. This will be the best way for you to understand how special our company is, and for us to get to know you and understand your skill set.

     

    Applicants should have 5-10 years of experience, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or environmental engineering and be a licensed civil engineer. Prior employment with a civil engineering firm that specializes in roadway engineering, highways/bridges, or utilities such as water and wastewater projects is preferred. Applicants should have previous experience with designing county roadways, NDOT roadways, transportation, community water and sewer systems, pump stations, and water and wastewater treatment facilities. Experience with pavement management, permitting, grading and drainage, utility master planning and utility hydraulic modeling is also preferred.

     

    Duties will include working on multiple projects, design, bidding, and construction management of public works projects involving roadways, water and wastewater facilities, and possible project management. Duties may also include supervision and mentoring of other engineers. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.