Drainage Engineer
Irvine, CA  / Riverside, CA  / Long Beach, CA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary duties of the Drainage Engineer are to provide project engineering with a focus on transportation projects and public transportation clients throughout the Southern California Region. Anticipated work tasks may include:

  • Conduct hydraulic and hydrologic modeling
  • Conduct stormwater collection systems modeling and design
  • Collect, assimilate, and present data in reports, memos and public forums
  • Production of design calculations and technical reports
  • Lead preparation of engineering plans and specifications for design of detention facilities, storm drains, flood control facilities, and other hydraulic structures.

Will work independently as well as assist groups of medium to large teams of professionals and technicians dependent on project/task. Will be involved in highway and railroad drainage design and plans production for Caltrans and Municipal clients, drainage analysis and documentation, and stormwater management design & permitting. #LI-JF1

Keyword(s): Drainage, engineer, storm water, roadway, railroad, hydrology, hydraulic modeling.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to local candidates.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
  • PE or ability to obtain within 12 months. Candidates hired without their PE will have the title of Drainage EIT and will be expected to obtain their PE for career progression

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience in roadway or railroad drainage engineering projects is preferred.
  • Previous work experience with Cal Trans projects (studies and design) is preferred.
  • Experience with MicroStation, InRoads, AutoCAD and Civil 3D storm drain system analysis preferred.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $77,763.00 - $111,090.00 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.

Primary Location: United States-California-Irvine
Other Locations: United States-California-Long Beach, United States-California-Riverside, United States-California-San Diego
Industry: Transit
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Transportation Hydraulics
Job Posting: Mar 22, 2023

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


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