Water Infrastructure Project Engineer (California)

Walnut Creek, CA / San Diego, CA / San Francisco, CA / Sacramento, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Irvine, CA
Water – Water /
Full-time /
Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

What will you be doing at Woodard & Curran? 
Woodard & Curran is offering a unique opportunity to join our Water Infrastructure team to provide high-quality water, wastewater, and/or recycled water services to municipal clients across the firm’s geographies and core markets. The successful candidate will have technical expertise in the field of civil/environmental engineering and have an in-depth understanding of the engineering concepts associated with the assessment, design, and construction of horizontal wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. Specific experience includes sewer and drain pipeline inspection, risk assessment, rehabilitation, and understanding Sewer System Evaluation Survey (SSES) and municipal compliance. Design and construction experience should include projects that utilize open-cut sewer replacement, cured-in-place lining, slip lining, pipe bursting, and lateral rehabilitation. The candidate will have experience preparing engineering reports, and contract documents for construction, and overseeing the construction of their design. Knowledge of the State Revolving Fund Program is preferred. 

The successful candidate will report directly to Project Managers who provide leadership in the timely and high-quality delivery of services. The successful Project Engineer candidate will be capable of mentoring staff engineers in technical matters and professional conduct. 

Location: Northern California Preferred, Open to Southern California

What will you need to succeed:

    • 2-8 years of engineering experience. 
    • B.S. Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering. 
    • Experience using GIS as a design and asset management tool.
    • Knowledge of NASSCO, certification is a plus. 
    • Registered Professional Engineer is a plus. 
    • In addition, this position will require experience in the following supervisory and project engineering duties: 
    • Coordinating the work of engineers and developing and monitoring schedule and budget components of larger projects 
    • Experience leading the design team or specific design components.
    • Experience in Construction Administration, including bidding & award, submittal review, oversight of on-site engineers, and review of pay applications, change orders, and RFIs. 
    • Familiarity with AutoCAD software 
    • Making decisions independently on engineering problems and methods. 
    • Mentoring and directing staff on technical assignments, and reviewing technical work completed by engineers under supervision. 
    • Interacting with clients, and representing the firm in a professional manner. 
$95,000 - $125,000 a year
This position’s anticipated pay range is provided below; final exempt salary or non-exempt hourly pay will be dependent on experience level as well as considering a % based geographic differential based on where the final candidate will be working. Geographic differentials are used to recognize and reflect cost of labor differences between geographic markets.
Benefits & Wellbeing

Retirement Savings:
• 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

Time away from work:
• Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.
• Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.
• Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.
• Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people.  Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.