EKI Environment & Water, Inc.

Position Title: Water Resources Project Manager
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area, or Orange County, CA
Number of openings: 1
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 a Water Resources Project Manager for water-related projects in our Daly City, Davis, Irvine, and Oakland offices. The ideal candidate will manage completion of ongoing projects with clients through California from the initial project stages through 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:

  • Lead completion of reports and studies related to:
    • Hydrogeologic conceptual models, water balances, numerical model development, and 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.
  • Build and maintain client relationships.
  • Support preparation of proposals.
  • Manage technical work of junior staff to support project completion.
  • Communicate with clients on complicated technical problems in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Develop and manage project schedules and budgets.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, with 10 or more years desirable, as an engineer, planner, or hydrogeologist for water resources projects.
  • Experience leading projects related to numerical groundwater modeling, water resources planning, and/or groundwater well design, construction, and testing.
  • Experience implementing California groundwater and water planning regulations, including SGMA, Urban Water Management Planning Act, and/or Senate Bill 610 requirements.
  • Excellent client management skills with a proven ability to maintain long-term client relationships.
  • Proven track record of implementing new projects.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • 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 California driver’s license.
  • A clear California Civil Engineering PE license (preferred).
  • 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 $100,000 – $125,000 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.