Performs hydraulic, hydrologic and engineering analyses, field inspections, planning, and design work under supervision or general direction towards the completion of Water Resources projects.  Works under direct supervision and mentorship from four senior engineers in the Oakland office. This position requires a strong passion for hydrology and hydraulics, an interest in performing field inspections, and proficiency in GIS and CAD software.  Key responsibilities may include conducting studies, modeling, and designing drainage infrastructure, or floodplain mapping. 

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Perform field inspections, condition assessments, flow/ stream gage installation, and field data collection.
  • Develop and use hydrologic/hydraulic simulation computer models to analyze rainfall/runoff transformations as well as closed conduit, open channel, pump station, reservoir, and floodplain flows.
  • Use GIS software to perform analytical tasks and database updates to support hydrologic and hydraulic studies.
  • Develop watershed and facility maps, technical reports, and presentations.
  • Prepare hydrologic studies and design hydraulic structures.
  • Tabulate and summarize statistical data and assist with the preparation of reports.
  • Support the planning and design of public works improvements and/or private land development improvements by assisting with plan preparation, profiles and cross-sections, and performing various other calculations and drawings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None

The Ante

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Coursework in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Concepts and Modeling
  • Minimum of 2 to 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office, with proficiency in GIS, ArcMap 10.4 (or latest update), familiarity with AutoCAD program and other software as applicable to the department
  • Able to clearly communicate technical information in both verbal and written forms.

What it takes

  • Able to perform intermediate-level open channel and floodplain hydraulic analyses using one-dimensional (ICM, HEC-RAS, SWMM, et. al) and two-dimensional modeling software (ICM, TUFLOW, DHI, HEC-RAS, et. al.).
  • Able to perform intermediate-level rainfall/runoff modeling using HEC-HMS or other comparable software to determine flood hydrograph timing and volume.
  • Able to assist in analyzing rainfall and stream flow gage data for depth/duration/frequency
  • AutoCAD programs, GIS, Arcmap 10.1 (or latest update) and other software as applicable to the department.
  • A fundamental understanding and demonstrated knowledge of general civil engineering practices in floodplain management analysis and design is necessary.

Things We’d Like to See

  • Knowledge of programming languages (Python, VBA, etc.)
  • Masters

We offer competitive compensation packages, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for professional development and growth.

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