Design a world that sparks innovation
NCI hires the best and the brightest to uphold our high standards and commitment to excellence.
At NCI our motto is, “Engineering design solutions for tomorrow’s infrastructure.”
Engineers at NCI work as a team to come up with creative solutions to problems, and identify roadblocks ahead of time.
NCI is more than a job, its a career. We focus on a mentorship model and work to maximize the talents and skills of all our employees.
Where are we Located?
NCI is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm established by Ernest Ch’ang in 1985 and incorporated in Ohio. We have grown to four offices in the tri-state area, and maintain two offices statewide including facilities in both Northwest and Southwest Ohio.
Check out the figure to the right to see where our employees work!
- Toledo, OH
- Dayton, OH
- Canton, MI
- Indianapolis, IN
Meet the Team
Here is a little bit more about some of the outstanding employees working at NCI!
The Leader: Jon Drummond, PE
Bridge Department Manager
With over 22 years of bridge experience, 20 of those at NCI, Jon is no stranger to complex projects, and unique challenges. A PE in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, he has worked on over 160 projects involving the design of 200 bridges & culverts; preliminary engineering & scoping of 70 bridges; safety inspections of 300 bridges; and load rating of 120 structures!
The Talented Wolverine: Brett Merillat, PE
A University of Michigan graduate and 5 year veteran of NCI, Brett already has significant experience in design, proposal writing, and client management. A leader at NCI, Brett’s passion for engineering has led him to take on increasingly challenging projects and roles which have contributed to his rapid professional development. Along with his enthusiasm for bridge design, Brett also loves running, and has a talent for ordering amazing pizza combinations. He joined NCI because of the opportunity to advance and stays because of the support and amazing work environment.
Surveys and Design: Josh Mihelcic, PE, PS
Professional Land Surveyor & R/W Reviewer
As NCI’s leading professional surveyor in Ohio, Mr. Mihelcic is responsible for managing and coordinating survey and right-of-way activities. A graduate of the University of Dayton with over 14 years of experience, his dual engineering-survey background makes him a huge asset to the NCI team.
Why Northwest Consultants?
Engineering is not just our job, its our passion. At NCI, we are devoted to uncompromising quality for every one of our clients, and pride ourselves on unique design solutions which save time, money and lives. Not everyone has what it takes to be an NCI engineer, but if you have the drive and energy to give 100% to your work, NCI is the right place for you. Join our team, develop as a leader and thrive in your career!
- 15 to 25 paid days off per year
- At least 7 recognized annual paid holidays
- Medical/dental coverage
- Life insurance (at no cost to employee)
- Competitive salary
- 401(k) match
- Potential for bonuses
- Paid professional registration
- Annual company outings (e.g., golf, holiday party, etc.)
- Annual performance assessments
What Our Engineers are Saying
Don’t just take it from us, let our engineers do the talking!
Q: What should a potential employee know about NCI before deciding to work here?
A: “Know exactly what position you are being hired on for and what the duties of that position involve.”
Q: Hobbies/interests outside of work?
A:”Watching/Attending Sporting Events, TV Shows/Movies, Biking and Hiking.”Robert Rusnak, PE
Q: What do you like most about working at NCI?
A: “I most like the work environment and opportunity to advance. It is a good group of people to work with, people who work hard and help you grow as an engineer. Because the company is small, you get exposed to a lot of different things.”
Q: What should you know before coming to work at NCI?
A: “You should expect to do a lot of different things. You have to dip your toes into many facets of civil engineering depending upon the specific project you are working on (structural, geotech, hydraulics, etc.). Writing proposals and discussing projects with other engineers, contractors, and clients is also an important part of the job, so having strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.”Brett Merillat, PE
Q: Why do you stay at NCI?
A: “Having worked at another firm, I would say the people and atmosphere at NCI are a big draw; the people are welcoming, young, and friendly.”
Q: What do you like most about NCI?
A: “Friendly people. Company is flexible. We work together as a team on projects. Great benefits. Relaxed atmosphere. Varied, interesting projects. Family friendly.”Adam Moncznik, PE
The glass is not half-full – its two times too big!
The NCI team is a close-knit group of engineers with a knack for designing cutting-edge solutions, and having fun! Here are some photos of our engineers bonding outside of the office.
Find out why employees at our headquarters and hundreds of others consider Toledo one of the BEST places to live and work in the USA!
Frequently Asked Questions
What documents do I need to submit?
We are not currently hiring for any positions at this time. However, if you would like us to have your resume on file for when future openings arise, please feel free to send your resume and any other relevant documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How soon will I hear back?
We take time to thoroughly review every application that is sent to NCI. Incoming applications are processed daily by our hiring specialist, and our managers and hiring team meet a minimum of once a month to review all potential applicants. Because of the high number of applicants, we cannot reach out to everyone, but if we think you are a good fit, we will contact you to set up the next step in the process.
Do you offer Internships/Co-ops?
Yes! While not listed, we are always interested in having outstanding students join our team. This is a great way for us to learn more about you, and could lead to a job offer. To find out if there are any current openings, reach out to the office where you are interested in working through the information on our Contact page.
What is it like to live in Toledo?
Nothing short of AMAZING! Our headquarters offers the chance for big-city living, with a small-town atmosphere. With a vibrant nightlife, affordable housing, and short commutes, Toledo is the city of choice for young professionals.
How long do engineers typically work for NCI?
Career longevity is something we pride ourselves on at NCI. While many engineering firms tend to have a high turn-over rate, NCI focuses on bringing in new talent, and mentoring our professionals to reach their career goals. With unlimited opportunity for advancement, unyielding support, and a work environment which emphasizes a work-life balance, its no wonder that most of our engineers came to NCI as new graduates, and stayed their entire career.
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