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!

Survey Instrument Operator

Posted: 11/2022

Fairfax Office - 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 210

Charles P. Johnson & Associates seeks qualified individuals, with at least 2-4 years’ experience, to fill the full-time position of Survey Instrument Operator. This career opportunity is located in Fairfax, VA.

Responsibilities 

The ideal candidate will have some conventional field surveying experience, including experience with Topcon, Carlson, and/or Trimble Instruments and GPS as well as Carlson SurvPC and/or Trimble Data Collector Software. This position will be expected to work as part of a crew with an experienced Party Chief, as well as work independently if needed. A candidate may have training and advancement opportunities to become a Survey Party Chief or, if interested in survey drafting and/or computation, may also have opportunities for training and advancement as a Survey Technician.


Required Skills and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s License with good driving record. Applicant may need to coordinate with Crew Chief to meet at or near locations of work being performed.

  • Minimum 2-4 years of field surveying experience (Construction stakeout, boundary, topographic, etc)

  • A basic understanding of Surveying Fundamentals and Methodology

  • Able to demonstrate competency with Topcon Robotic Total Stations, Topcon and/or Carlson GPS, and Carlson SurvPC.

  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office Applications

  • Able to lift at least 50 lbs.

*No relocation assistance available for this position.*

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

CAD Technician

Posted: 11/2022

Greenbelt, MD Office - 6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 710


Charles P. Johnson & Associates seeks an experienced CAD Technician who has broad exposure to AutoCAD and Civil 3D programs relating to the civil engineering field. This position is full-time, located in Greenbelt, MD and salary is commensurate with experience. We offer an online university of CAD tutorials and classes and an excellent benefits package.


Responsibilities

  • The ability to prepare civil engineering drawings during the planning, design, and construction stages and to provide a wide variety of detailed drawings including sketches, plans, specifications, and graphical displays.

  • The ideal candidate will work closely with project managers and engineers to ensure drawings are accurate and completed on time. 

  • Work in a team oriented and collaborative work environment.

Required Skills and Experience

  • 3-5 years minimum experience using Autodesk Civil 3D

  • 2-3 years minimum experience in civil engineering field.

  • Ability to read civil engineering plans and details.

  • Excellent technical skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Workload management skills.

  • Commitment to adhere to company CAD standards.

  • Experience in working with National CAD Standard is preferred but not required.

  • Experience using Autodesk Civil 3D 2019 and higher is preferred but not required.

  • Experience with Bentley MicroStation and ESRI ArcGIS is preferred but not required.

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

Mid-Level Planner/Landscape Architect

Posted:  01/2022

Silver Spring Office - 1751 Elton Road, Suite 300

CPJA is a multi-disciplinary firm looking for a mid-level Planner/Landscape Architect to join the Planning Division of the Silver Spring, MD office. 

Responsibilities

The applicant will be responsible for working on a wide range of large and small projects including residential, mixed use, commercial and institutional. The position includes direct mentorship of junior staff and working with staff to develop design drawings. Environmental assessments of sites and preparation of these plans for approval by the agencies would also be required. The position would include regular meetings with the clients and agencies and an understanding of development design, and the review and approval processes within the various local agencies is desired. The applicant will be working in a collaborative environment with other Landscape Architects, Engineers, Surveyors and CAD Technicians. We are looking for an applicant that will participate in organizations and activities related to the industry and contribute to the CPJA marketing effort.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture (PLA/RLA required).

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in site planning and landscape architectural design.

  • Graphic design presentation skills are required. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Oral presentation experience.

  • Grading ability required.

  • Civil3D experience is required.

  • Photoshop, Sketch-Up, or similar, is recommended.

  • Microsoft Office experience is recommended.

Please send resume to employment@cpja.com with a subject of Planner/Landscape Architect

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

Land Development Engineer

Posted: 05/2021
Silver Spring Office, MD  - 1751 Elton Road, Suite 300

Charles P. Johnson & Associates seeks a career driven, technology savvy, Land Development Engineer to join its Private Sector Division team in our Silver Spring, MD office. 

Responsibilities 

Prepare site and subdivision plans for residential, commercial and industrial projects in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, to include storm water management, storm drain 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. Assist clients with bonding and permitting procedures. Interact with county agency staff, clients, members of the public and elected and appointed officials. Possible attendance at night meetings. 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong skills in using AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Above average written and oral communication skills

  • Project organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering

  • 2+ years of experience in Maryland land development engineering 

  • EIT preferred

  • Experience Montgomery and Prince Georges County preferred 

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

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. 


Responsibilities

  • 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. 

Responsibilities

  • 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.