What You Will Love About Us!

CPJ is one of the fastest growing full Service Civil Engineering firms in the Washington DC Metro area! We offer our employees professional growth and a family-oriented environment where we take great pride in appreciating and valuing our staff!

We provide:

  • A Great Company Culture

  • A Genuine work/life balance

  • Health Benefits – CareFirst Medical/Dental/Vision, Disability, Life Insurance

  • Preparation for your future – 401(K) Retirement, Profit Sharing, Company Stock

  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Holiday Pay

  • Telework and flexible work schedules

  • Professional Growth – Educational and Professional Associations Reimbursements

  • Company Functions – Annual Company Picnic, Holiday Gatherings, Chili cook offs, Firm Breakfast and Luncheons, Potlucks and more!

Senior Land Development Engineer

Posted: 06/2021

Annapolis, MD Office - 45 Old Solomons Rd, Suite 204

Charles P. Johnson & Associates seeks a career driven, technology savvy, Senior Engineer to join our Annapolis, MD office. 

Job Duties 

Prepare site and subdivision plans for residential, commercial and industrial projects in Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, and the Maryland Eastern Shore, to include storm water management, storm sewer plans and profiles, outfall analysis, sanitary sewer plans and profiles, water line plans and profiles, water network analysis, public street design, erosion and sediment control plans, fire lane plans, pavement designs, pavement striping and signage plans, maintenance of traffic plans, bond estimates and bond reductions. Oversee and mentor Junior Engineers. Assist clients with bonding and permitting procedures.  Assist other company departments in the preparation of re-zonings, infill lot grading plans and preliminary plats.  Interact with County staff, clients, & members of the public. Possible attendance at night meetings.  Involvement with industry related associations/organizations will be encouraged.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 4+ years of experience in Maryland  land development engineering

  • PE license preferred but not required.

  • Above average written and oral communication skills

  • Project organizational and time management skills

  • Knowledgeable with AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office

  • Proficient with TR-55 & TR-20 hydrologic analysis methods

  • Familiar with MDE design regulations for stormwater management, & sediment & erosion control.

  • Permitting experience in Anne Arundel, and Maryland Eastern Shore 

Please send resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of AN Senior Land Development Engineer

Senior Drafting Technician

Posted: 11/2021

Annapolis, MD Office - 45 Old Solomons Rd, Suite 204

Job Duties

Charles P. Johnson and Associates is seeking a Full-Time tech savvy Senior Drafting Technician to join our Annapolis Office! This position will require the use of Autodesk Civil 3D and utilizing National Cad Standards (NCS) and existing company standards and templates to create base sheets and work with our Engineers, Planners, and Designers to assist them in creating finalized Civil Engineering drawings. The ideal candidate should have a thorough knowledge of Civil 3D and an understanding of Land Development and Civil Engineering plans.


  • Candidate will be responsible for taking rough designs from Engineers, Planners and Designers and complete the drafting requirements.

  • Must be able to coordinate with Engineers, Planners and Designers for the drafting requirements of the plans.

  • Candidate will use NCS CAD standards (or equivalent company standards), Civil 3D tools and techniques.

  • Candidate will use advanced Civil 3D tools such as surfaces, labeling, corridors, alignments and profiles, points, pipe networks to complete the drafting requirements.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience using AutoCAD 2018 or later.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience using Civil 3D 2018 or later.

  • Working knowledge of Bluebeam or Adobe.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office Products.

  • Ideal candidate will have 3+ years working in the Land Development and/or Civil Engineering industry.

  • Ideal candidate will be able to read Civil Engineering plans and understand grading and contours.

  • Ideal candidate will be tech-savvy, organized, able to multi-task, motivated, and deadline oriented.

  • Ideal candidate will be skilled in accurate drafting methods and have an eye for detail and drawing aesthetics.

Desired Skills and Responsibilities

  • Knowledge of pressure pipes, SSA, and earthworks a plus.

  • Able to mentor junior drafting technicians.

Please send resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of AN Junior Land Development Engineer

Survey Technician

Posted: 4/2021
Annpolis, MD Office - 45 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 204

Duties and Responsibilities
This is not an entry level position. The ideal candidate will already have some office and field surveying experience and will prepare boundary, topographic, and ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys surveys under the responsible charge of a licensed Professional land surveyor.

  • will prepare other special survey deliverables as needed.

  • will prepare descriptions of properties based on boundary survey efforts.

  • will perform various research efforts for deeds, plats, and property information such as Finder Online or Merlin.

  • will perform various research efforts of County and State databases for Geospatial data and plans.

  • will be required to work outside as needed to support all of our survey data collection efforts.

  • will be energetic, eager to learn, and able to work independently with direction.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Must be proficient with Autodesk Civil 3D with 2+ years of experience as well as a working knowledge the Microsoft Office programs. 

  • Should have the ability to review and process field data, including least squares traverse adjustment and importing points into CAD. 

  • Should have exposure with field to finish data collection coding.

  • Should have exposure using networked desktop computer systems.

  • Must have good math and communication skills.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and transportation.

Please send resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of Survey Technician.

3D Data Capture Survey Technician

Posted: 2/2021
Silver Spring, MD Office - 1751 Elton Road, Suite 300

Charles P. Johnson & Associates seeks qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of 3D Data Capture Survey Technician. This position will involve collecting bathymetric data either from a boat or from the shore using a hydrone, collecting ground-based scan data using Trimble SX-10 and TX-6 and mobile scanning with the MX-9, and collecting data on projects with UAV’s.


The ideal candidate will already have some conventional field surveying experience, will have worked with GPS and VRS networks; will have experience with boat operations on the water and trailering a boat; will have performed bathymetric surveys; will have experience with FAA part 107 and UAV operations, is experienced with using laptop and networked computers including Wi-Fi networks and wireless interfacing systems; be able to work independently with direction.

This position will require you to work with and learn from an experienced data capture specialist and Trimble Certified Trainer, be energetic and eager to learn, able to work long hours as needed, and be able to travel for jobs as needed in the mid-Atlantic region.

Required Skills and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s License and good driving record and a vehicle

  • Some Field survey experience

  • FAA Part 107 license is preferred but not required.

  • Proficient computer skills with MS software (Windows, Explorer, Excel, Outlook) experience with Trimble Business Center is a plus

  • Able to lift at least 70 lbs.

Please send resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of 3D Data Capture Survey Technician.

Senior Water Resources Engineer / Project Manager

Posted: 12/2020

Greenbelt, MD Office - 6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 710

Charles P. Johnson & Associates seeks a career driven Water Resources Engineer to join its Public Sector Division in our Greenbelt, MD office to manage and serve as a technical lead for all aspects of water resources projects. 


  • Complete complex hydrologic and hydraulic analyses

  • Design water resources improvements including stream restoration, dam improvements, and storm drain and stormwater management retrofits, prepare and obtain all approvals for all construction documents,

  • Handle client communications,

  • Manage construction observation and documentation efforts. 

  • Manage engineering/CAD technicians, surveyors, and sub-consultants

  • Oversee preparation of construction documents. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Professional engineer’s license in the state of Maryland (or the ability to obtain a Maryland license within three (3) months of hire.

  • Seven (7) years of water resources experience and must be able to demonstrate intimate knowledge of and experience in the execution of water resources projects including phases of feasibility, conceptual design, construction document preparation, permitting, and construction management and documentation. 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A familiarity with permitting processes of Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Howard Counties as well as the Maryland State Highway Administration and the Maryland Department of the Environment. 

  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Experience with Microsoft Project

  • Experience with ArcGIS 

  • Prince George’s County Resident

The Greenbelt Office offers the following:

  • Free access to office Gym

  • Shuttle service to both the Metro and MARC at Greenbelt

  • Close access to the Beltway and 50

Please send resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of Senior Water Resources Engineer / Project Manager.

Proposal Writer

Posted: 12/2020
Greenbelt, MD Office - 6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 710

Charles P. Johnson & Associates seeks a motivated and technology savvy Proposal Writer to join its Public Sector Division in our Greenbelt, MD office. 


  • Finding and qualifying RFPs, RFQ, etc. along with planning, scheduling, and coordinating the production of proposals, presentations, and statements of qualification.

  • You will be involved with competitive proposals and presentations for municipal, state, and federal government agencies.

  • The ideal candidate has experience in preparing proposal, writing and developing proposal documents, assisting with gathering and organizing sub-consultant information, conducting and coordinating meetings and other related proposal development and marketing-related activities.

  • In addition to proposal preparation, this position will be responsible for attending networking events and conferences representing the firm outside of normal duty hours to include occasional weekends.

  • The position will also be responsible for all marketing materials, including but not limited branded giveaways, branded apparel, and corporate gifts.

  • Ideally the candidate will be able to create graphics for booths, banners, other booth presentation materials and brochures.

  • The ideal candidate will also be responsible for the preparation and coordination of company-wide marketing conferences and events.

  • Has personal vehicle and is able to travel for business conferences and trade shows. Travel is 10% or less of regular duty hours.

  • Able to work outside normal duty hours for conferences, trade shows and networking events.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 2-3 years of experience with RFP's and RFQ's, including but not limited to gathering information for, preparing proposals, writing an preparing proposal documents etc., along with planning, scheduling, and coordinating the production of proposals, presentations, and statements of qualification. 

  • Team Player accustomed to working in a team environment with a wide range of technical professionals

  • Must be self-motivated to work and learn independently

  • Ability to prioritize work, multi-tasking on simultaneous hard deadlines

  • Ability to articulate proposal outline while conducting proposal meetings and driving schedules

  • Strong grammar/writing and proofreading skills, formatting, and production skills.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Experience in Microsoft Publisher and Project is a plus

  • Knowledge of graphics programs for the creation of proposals. Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator experience would be ideal but not necessary

  • Adobe Premiere and After Effect is a plus, but not necessary

  • Maintain database of marketing and proposal information

  • Assist with tracking and booking conferences and all conference logistics

  • Online market research to identify industry related RFP's and RFQ's and analysis support

  • Experience with Deltek Vision or Deltek Vantagepoint is a plus

The Greenbelt Office offers the following:

  • Free access to office Gym

  • Shuttle service to both the Metro and MARC at Greenbelt

  • Close access to the Beltway and 50

Please send resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of Proposal Writer.