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SpaceX Civil Engineer (Site Development) in Brownsville, Texas

Civil Engineer (Site Development)

at SpaceX

Brownsville, TX, United States

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


The Civil Engineer will be responsible for various aspects of land development projects including site feasibility and conceptual planning, storm water management, grading, drainage and utility design, erosion and sediment control, permitting as needed, and more. You may also conduct permitting research, due diligence, write specifications and reports.


  • Develop and issue drawings, design documentation, and reports for aerospace, industrial, and commercial type land development projects

  • Prepare construction drawings, plans, and project specifications

  • Perform all calculations necessary for grading and drainage, stormwater control facilities, water quality, domestic water distribution, grading plan, street improvements and other underground utilities

  • Ensure technical accuracy, standard engineering practices, and inclusion of appropriate documentation on various plans, reports and design documents

  • Identify problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend solutions to peers and management

  • Collaborate with peers and management as necessary to complete work

  • Assist in performing basic storm water calculations and reporting

  • Plot and assemble civil engineering plans and reports

  • Assist other departments with engineering and technical support needs

  • Interact with contractors, fabricators, owners, and clients

  • Resolve design and construction conflicts in the field in real time


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering

  • 2+ years of site/civil land development experience


  • Knowledge of local city, county and state land use processes and regulations for Texas

  • Proficiency in technical skills in stormwater management, hydraulics, hydrological analysis, grading and other site development related designs

  • Civil 3D skills with the ability to design site layouts concept through completion

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical and judgment capabilities

  • Ability to work independently, as well as, in a team environment

  • EIT or Professional Engineering (PE) license

  • Previous experience with civil design software packages like StormCAD, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, AutoCAD, Civil3D

  • Understanding of other disciplines such as electrical, piping, geotechnical, and surveying

  • Experience with project management of construction projects including estimating, cost control, schedule, and contractor management

  • Knowledge of processes of governing permitting and/or environmental agencies

  • Ability to perform design and drafting of civil engineering structures such as equipment foundations or drainage systems using established criteria or specifications

  • Ability to perform structural analysis and design of site structure foundations

  • Ability to perform structural design and analysis for foundation design in accordance to IBC, ASCE, AISC standard codes


  • Willing to work extended hours and weekends as needed

  • Willing to work outdoors for extended periods of time


  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.