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Water Resources Principal Engineer
US-CA-Los Angeles
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Job Summary

Supports and manages projects for our water and wastewater clients in Southern and Central California. Prepares plan specifications and cost estimates related to water and wastewater infrastructure projects including: master planning and hydraulic modeling, distribution and collection system design including pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, hydraulic structures and water/wastewater treatment facilities. Mentors young engineers. Acts as the primary interface with clients on project coordination and design and follow-up to ensure quality standards are met, efficiency levels are maintained, and client satisfaction, respect and confidence are assured.

Job Duties

  • Serves as project manager for high-profile projects and clients.

  • Manages client communication and relationship development while meeting with and serving new clients.

  • Meets with clients, municipal officials, contractors, the public, and other related agents to review project needs and coordinate work.

  • Oversees the preparation of plans, designs, specifications, and contract documents for water and wastewater facilities.

  • Manages project budget, schedule, and deliverables in accordance to established QA/QC.

  • Prepares alternative analysis, feasibility reports, and water and sewer master plans.

  • Assists with creating complex water and sewer computer models.

  • Reviews designs and coordinates presentations.

  • In the areas of operations and maintenance:

    • Helps prepare process assessments

    • Develops recommendations for improvement, rehabilitation and/or replacement

    • Assists Instrumentation and Control Engineers with process control descriptions

    • Assists with development of GIS database systems for long-term asset management

  • Writes and presents plans and reports to clients, teammates, and agencies.

  • Acts as a technical resource in preparing master plans and designs for public infrastructure systems including water resources.

  • Manages and supervises engineering and technical staff to ensure that project deadlines and needs are being met timely and effectively.

  • Mentors, trains, and oversees young engineering staff.

  • Prepares project proposals from determined project scope, schedule, and fees.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Requires a BS Degree in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering.  An MS Degree in Water Resources or Environmental Engineering highly desirable. 

  • Requires a California P.E. license in Civil Engineering.

  • Requires 12+ years’ experience in water and/or wastewater engineering analysis, and design of water distributions and/or wastewater collection facilities. (Experience in water treatment and/or wastewater treatment considered a plus.)

  • Central and/or Southern California professional Water Resources network is strongly desired.

  • Experience in project management and managing strong client relations.

  • Experience in managing design teams with minimal supervision.

  • Experience with diverse hydraulic modeling software platforms such as Innovyze, BioWin, and Bentley.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Civil 3D, ArcGIS, and other design software.

  • Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual with a good sense of priority, and interpersonal and communication skills – both written and verbal.

*Relocation provided for California Residents. 

*Actively hiring during COVID-19. 

Cygnus Talent

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