Sr. Water Resource Engineer/Project Manager
Sacramento, CA 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

Join a global professional services leader. We are committed to solving the world's biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and urbanization.

GHD has an exciting opportunity for Senior Water Resource Engineer/Project Manager in our Sacramento Area offices. As a Senior Water Resource Engineer/Project Manager, you will have the opportunity to leverage your technical expertise, local relationships and knowledge on challenging projects that will offer an opportunity to grow your career.

As a Senior Engineer and Project Manager, you will oversee technical work and projects for municipal and community water engineering projects. As a part of the Integrated Water Management team, you also will support projects across North America to provide technical support as needed. The position will consist of managing projects and staff while supporting business development and client relationship management.

The successful candidate will have strong technical engineering, complex modeling, project management, and client management skills. Established client relationships and a proven track record with developing new business opportunities is a plus. We are seeking self-motivated and active networkers who value building credible relationships with clients and the community.

We offer a professional, friendly, and collaborative work environment based on our core values of Safety, Teamwork, Respect, and Integrity. We also provide professional development through the GHD Business School. Our focus is to work with our client to create lasting community benefits.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serving as technical lead to develop approach, implement projects, and present to clients and stakeholders
  • Preparing technical modeling and analysis, reports, and presentations
  • Mentoring staff on technical modeling
  • Serving as project manager, maintaining project budgets and schedules

The ideal candidate would have the following experience/skill set:

  • Proven experience preparing complex engineering analysis and modeling
  • Expertise in modeling in hydraulic, hydrology, water quality, and treatment process; Computational Fluid Dynamic model and data analytic experience
  • Experience using MODFLOW, SWMM, Powersim, and Stella, a plus
  • Mentor staff by providing direction, knowledge, and guidance
  • Experience in developing project scope, schedule, and budget
  • Strong technical writing skills; grant and proposal writing experience, a plus
  • Must be able to work on multiple assignments simultaneously; and have strong organizational, problem solving, communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Client management experience, a plus
  • Contribute to the continued growth of GHD's Northern California water group by expanding municipal water and wastewater engineering services
  • Deliver exceptional client service that exceeds expectations
  • Supporting technical proposal preparation efforts along with delivering client interviews


  • Master of Science in Engineering (Envrionmental, Civil, or similar); PhD preferred
  • Current California Civil PE License
  • 8 plus years of civil engineering experience with a focus on public water resources infrastructure planning, analysis including modeling, and engineering design projects
  • Project management experience working on planning and design projects
  • Business development experience
  • Experience working with client interface
  • Experience leading a team of engineers and technical staff
  • Experience in project delivery
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
8+ years
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