Water Resources Engineer or Scientist
Fresno, CA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

If you're looking for a place to grow your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic innovative firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry-recognized professionals - Geosyntec is the place for you! As a Water Resources Engineer or Scientist in Fresno California, you will work in an area where managing water resources is critical to the public. You will have the opportunity to apply your skills to support complex projects involving innovative sustainable groundwater management, water markets, groundwater recharge facilities, water conveyance, sustainable green infrastructure, planning, studies, and urban stormwater management. Geosyntec will help you develop skills related to water quality sampling, data analysis, and reporting, while also learning the business aspects needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com


  • Developing water resource engineering and management studies, including groundwater recharge and water conveyance;
  • Evaluating data on hydrology, groundwater, water quality, and water demand in the context of water supply management;
  • Leading multi-disciplinary project teams for surface water and groundwater field investigations;
  • Reviewing state and federal regulations & permits pertaining to groundwater and surface water;
  • Performing and overseeing detailed hydrologic and hydraulic studies and preparing technical reports;
  • Supporting construction documents, including engineering drawings and technical specifications;
  • Consistent with our sell-manage-do business model, play a role supporting lead generation, business development, staff development, and mentoring; and
  • Help broaden our reputation via publishing and visibility at prominent industry conferences.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec's culture as you advance to this next stage of your career.

Here are some other things you should know about a typical practitioner position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, boater certification, defensive driving certification, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 30%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 20%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor's degree in environmental or civil engineering, natural resources science, or environmental science with an emphasis on water resources or a closely related discipline. (required)
  • Advanced degree in environmental or civil engineering, natural resources science, or environmental science, with emphasis on water resources or closely related discipline. (preferred)
  • Professional registration (i.e., P.E., P.G. CPESC, CPSWG). (preferred)


  • At least 5 years of experience in an environmental consulting environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • An outstanding track record in client management and technical leadership. (preferred)
  • Project experience involving water resources, SGMA, groundwater recharge, or water conveyance. (preferred)
  • Strong written communication skills. (required)
  • Experience with grant writing (preferred)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits

Below are the potential compensation ranges that we in good faith believe are applicable for this role at the time of this posting and are only applicable for jobs to be performed in the specified California locations below. The typical base salary range for this position is just one component of Geosyntec's total compensation package for employees. Actual compensation will be determined based on education, experience, skill set and location.

  • Minimum Salary: $68,875 / Maximum Salary: $107,465 (Fresno)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible employees.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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