Water Resources Engineer – Staff/Project

Woodland, CA


Luhdorff and Scalmanini, Consulting Engineers (LSCE) is a firm that provides engineering, hydrogeologic, and related water  resource-related services to municipalities, agricultural and urban water districts, and other public and private entities throughout California. LSCE is a recognized leader in groundwater resources investigation, planning, development, use, protection, and management. The firm was founded in 1980 and currently has offices located in the Sacramento area (Woodland), the San Francisco Bay Area (Daly City), Oakland, Fresno, and Chico California. Our water resources engineers provide a full range of services in water resources, including water system evaluations, consulting, design, and construction management.


We are seeking a Staff and Project-level Engineers to work with our Engineering team members. The ideal candidate will have up to three years (Staff level) or more (Project level) of experience in the water resources field and possess or be on track to obtain a Professional Engineer license through the State of California. We are seeking engineers who are enthusiastic and motivated about working on water resources engineering projects in a collaborative and mentoring setting with other engineers and scientists. This position offers an excellent opportunity for career development and growth. Our firm is involved in a variety of projects, including design and construction of water production, treatment and storage facilities; preparation of technical evaluations and planning studies of water systems; and guidance and consulting to water agencies for regulatory compliance and water supply planning. This position will allow you to experience all aspects of a project from the proposal phase through design and construction phases and interaction with clients, contractors, and regulators.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

  • Assisting with the development of civil and mechanical designs for municipal water infrastructure projects, preparing design plans, preparing construction specifications, and preparing detailed cost estimates.
  • Preparing engineering calculations and analysis of hydraulic systems for the design of well pumps, booster pumps, hydro-pneumatic tanks, storage reservoirs, chemical treatment systems, and process controls.
  • Incorporation of drinking water treatment systems including groundwater and surface water treatment into design plans and specifications.
  • Management of time and responsibilities for multiple projects and working under multiple project managers.
  • Assisting project-level and senior staff with construction management.
  • Conducting field inspections, data collection, and sampling, and keeping detailed notes.
  • Assisting with technical reviews, permitting compliance, water supply and treatment studies, analysis of alternatives, water supply and demand analysis, interpreting data, hydraulic modeling, and preparation of technical reports.
  • Attending meetings with clients and project team members, in professional attire and assisting with preparation of meeting presentation materials, as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering (Water Resources emphasis)  or other related engineering  degree
  • Engineer-in-Training certification in CA
  • Zero to three (Staff) or over three (Project) years of professional work experience in water resources
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, work ethic, and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with others
  • Highly motivated, with strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and takes pride in the development of high-quality deliverables
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, and Project)
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, or an interest in and ability to learn AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with, or the interest in and ability to learn, hydraulic modeling software for water distribution systems (e.g., InfoWater, H20NET, EPANet, etc.)
  • Excellent written and communication skills


  • Proficient in AutoCAD.
  • Proficient in hydraulic modeling software.
  • Background or knowledge with groundwater and surface water treatment, pump design, water distribution and storage, and municipal/potable drinking water standards.
  • Knowledge California water resources, drinking water permitting, and well design practices.
  • Knowledge of recent California groundwater sustainability legislation and regulations.
  • Knowledgeable about emerging water conservation regulations in California.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. LSCE is an equal opportunity employer.


LSCE offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.



Submit cover letter, resume, and application to Sheona Singh, Business Admin/HR Generalist at

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.