EKI Environment & Water, Inc.

Position Title: Water Resources Engineer or Hydrogeologist
Location: CA: San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area, or Orange County / WA: Seattle
Number of openings: 1 to 3
Position Closing: When filled

EKI is an employee-owned, full-service, engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm, serving private and public-sector clients throughout the United States. If you are interested in making an impact in the quality of life and the environment and advance your career, then EKI is the place for you.

We are currently seeking Water Resources Engineers and Hydrogeologists for water-related projects in our Daly City, Davis, Irvine, and Oakland offices and in the Greater Seattle area. The ideal candidate will support ongoing projects with clients throughout California and Washington from initial project planning through feasibility analyses, design, implementation, and completion. Projects include Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) compliance and implementation, groundwater basin characterization, water budgets and water accounting frameworks, groundwater-flow and constituent transport modeling, water transfer support, water supply planning, production well design, indirect and direct potable reuse planning, litigation support, and more.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, working with a team of engineers and scientists to:

  • Develop and/or implement hydrogeologic conceptual models, water balances, and numerical models.
  • Prepare reports and studies, including SGMA-compliant groundwater sustainability plans; water supply assessments and urban water management plans; and/or water supply strategies, integrated plans, water transfers, and water conservation programs.
  • Prepare well-written documents and effective presentations that communicate complex technical problems in an effective and efficient manner to a broad audience.
  • Support project managers and senior staff with the preparation of project schedules and tracking of budgets, deliverables, and progress reports.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Strong technical knowledge in numerical groundwater modeling, water resources planning, data management and visualization, and technical writing.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience, with 5 or more years desirable, as an engineer, planner, or hydrogeologist for water resources projects.
  • Knowledge of California groundwater and water planning regulations, including SGMA, Urban Water Management Planning Act, and/or Senate Bill 610 requirements.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to multi-task, stay organized, work independently and collaborate with various project teams.
  • BS and/or MS (preferred) in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Geology, Earth Sciences, or related field.
  • Experience with ArcGIS, MODFLOW, Python, R, MODFLOW6, IWFM, and PEST and Microsoft Access preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • A strong desire to grow personally as well as professionally.

As an ESOP firm, EKI offers a unique company culture with a corporate commitment to maintaining a positive work/life experience. EKI provides excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits packages, including career advancement opportunities, outstanding training opportunities, incentive compensation, retirement benefits through ESOP and 401(k) profit sharing contributions, and group medical, vision, and dental benefits. The expected compensation range for this position is $72,000 – $105,000 annually depending upon skills, experience, education, and geographical location. If this is the career path of your choice, please submit your resume to career@ekiconsult.com.

EKI is an Equal Opportunity employer. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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