Civil / Environmental Engineer

Pacific Watershed Associates Inc
McKinleyville, California
Jul 19, 2021
Aug 19, 2021
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Pacific Watershed Associates is seeking a Civil/Environmental Engineer (Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)) to serve as a member of our cross-disciplinary team performing watershed restoration planning, design, and construction projects throughout Northern and Central California.

Working in collaboration with PWA Principals, Senior Scientists and Project Managers, the Civil/Environmental Engineer will develop, design, and oversee construction of watershed restoration, water resources, water quality, transportation, and rural development projects.

Typical Projects Include:

  • Rural excavation and grading plans, erosion control plans and site remediation designs
  • Engineering soils reports and drainage plans
  • Hillslope, embankment, and stream channel stability assessments, designs and repairs
  • Ponds, reservoirs, and water catchment facility design
  • Low impact development designs and stormwater engineering
  • Bridges, culverts, and other stream crossing designs for rural roads
  • In-stream and off-channel aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement projects

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Assists Senior Engineer and other Engineering staff, Project Managers, and PWA professionals with civil and environmental engineering projects
  • Engineering project management, tracking, and budgeting
  • Hydraulic and CAD modeling and in-field feasibility review
  • Prepares construction specifications and cost estimates
  • Performs and assists in soil and groundwater investigations
  • Construction management and project inspection
  • Topographic surveying
  • Develops engineering designs per applicable standards, calculates engineering quantities, and prepares construction cost estimates and specifications
  • Reviews designs, plans, specifications, and estimates for completeness and accuracy
  • Authors and reviews technical documents, including basis of design reports
  • Helps to prepare applications for funding, permits, and other planning documents

Position Details

  • Full-time salaried position
  • Position available at the McKinleyville, CA or Petaluma, CA offices
  • Out-of-town work intermittently required (primarily Northern and Central California)
  • Benefits including paid time off, 401(k), term life insurance, and health insurance
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to Apply:

  • Please send cover letter, including description of work experience, requested salary range, and examples of past work (e.g., design drawings), and resume to:
  • Please write “Civil/Environmental Engineer” in the subject line.
  • Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • Position will remain open until filled.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

  • Licensure as a California Civil Engineer (CA PE)
  • BS or MS in engineering or physical sciences
  • 4+ years of engineering work experience
  • A passion for watershed/environmental conservation and restoration

Required Skills, Abilities and Experience

  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Preparation of design reports, construction plans, and contract specifications
  • Total station surveying
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • High level of organizational skills; strong verbal and written communicator
  • Ability to work independently, yet collaborates and works well with project team members
  • Self-starter/takes initiative; positive attitude/team player
  • Able to remain flexible with changing workload, timelines, and project requirements
  • Ability to work and hike on steep, uneven terrain in inclement weather
  • Ability to travel as needed (primarily Northern and Central California)
  • Current driver’s license and safe driving record

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • 1-D stream and floodplain hydraulic modeling experience including HEC-RAS
  • Stormwater projects, grading, and construction inspection and oversight

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