Stantec is a place where you can apply your passions and collaborate with top talent on water management work that is impactful to our clients, our communities, and the industry at large. We see water in California a bit differently here—as a single, holistic system rather than disconnected networks split by jurisdictional and socio-economic boundaries. Our one-water perspective spans the life cycle of capture, use, reuse, and discharge, optimizing every facet of water management to sustainability serve the needs of people, agriculture, industry, and the environment.
Our Water Business Line partners with our clients at federal, state, and local levels to plan and design implementable solutions that address our communities’ unique water needs, now and into the future. Our experts lead in their fields and guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for long-term sustainability.
Do you want to be part of a collaborative team that puts people first, lives its corporate values, and works on some of the most challenging water projects in the world? Join us.
Our Sacramento, California, office is seeking an entry-level Water Resources Engineer/Planner to join our multi-disciplinary team of integrated water management professionals, each committed to delivering sound and strategic consulting services to a range of local, regional, state, and federal clients. The position is for someone who enjoys engaging with clients and stakeholders to find viable solutions, collaborating across diverse teams, and helping to shape the future of water policy and management in California.
Your Key Responsibilities
Through teamwork and collaboration, you will support all aspects of consulting: winning, doing, and managing by:
- Applying and growing experience in California water resources including river systems/water-related infrastructure, applicable laws/policies/regulations, and understanding of operations of the Central Valley Project and State Water Project.
- Leading and participating in multi-disciplinary teams on water resources projects throughout California and the western U.S.
- Conduct technical evaluations supporting planning and design of water supply, flood control, and environmental restoration projects.
- Coordinating with project managers, project engineers and staff, clients, regulatory agencies, and subcontractors.
- Performing project administration including preparing reports, gathering information, drafting proposals, drafting correspondence, completing progress reports, and conducting project management.
- Supporting business development and marketing efforts to grow Stantec’s water resources planning and management services throughout California.
Your Capabilities and Credentials
- Knowledge of California water policies, programs, and regulations.
- In-depth understanding of issues related to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, CVP/SWP operations, and/or the operation of reservoirs and other water management facilities in California.
- Familiarity with state and federal planning processes and requirements, such as federal feasibility studies consistent with PR&G.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to convey complex issues to a variety of audiences.
- Geographically based in Northern California or willingness to relocate
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental engineering, water resources engineering, hydrology, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
- At least 2 years of experience in the execution of water resources planning and management projects, in areas such as:
- Water supply reliability studies, water transfers, demand management and shortage policies, water conservation, conjunctive use and water banking, flood management, seepage, salt management, hydropower resources, drainage, river restoration, habitat restoration and fish passage, etc.
- Incorporating NEPA/CEQA or other regulatory compliance processes into traditional planning processes and contributing to the preparation of environmental review documents.
- Using analytical tools and/or interpretation of outputs (CALSIM/WRIMS, WEAP, MODFLOW, HEC-suite, MicroFEM, IMPLAN, @RISK, etc.). Familiarity with analytical methods and/or decision-making frameworks to support water resources evaluations.
- Successfully working with local, state, and federal agency staff. Experience working with stakeholders, the environmental community, and the public preferred.