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Full-time in-office (not eligible for remote work)

Water Resources Planner – Staff/Project

Woodland or Roseville, CA

About LSCE

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 and Roseville), the San Francisco Bay Area (Daly City), 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. Additional information about LSCE can be found on this website.

Position Summary

We are seeking a full-time Staff or Project-level water resource planner to work with our water resource, groundwater, and engineering team members in our Woodland or Roseville office. We are seeking water resource professionals who are enthusiastic and motivated about working on water resources projects and activities in a collaborative, mentored setting with other planners, engineers, and scientists. This position requires the successful applicant to work in an “in-office” setting and offers an excellent opportunity for career development and growth. This position will allow you to experience all aspects of a project in collaboration with other LSCE staff, with an emphasis on project elements involving planning, funding, administration, client outreach, and facilitation.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to)

  • Assisting with the development of SGMA compliance and GSP implementation activities, including long-term funding and fee projects, water resource planning support for groundwater recharge projects, assistance with regulatory compliance activities, and preparation of detailed cost estimates.
  • Preparing grant funding applications and related long-term funding strategy documents for SGMA and Integrated Water Resource Management (IRWM) planning.
  • Assisting with fee development projects, including long-term revenue projections, cost allocation analysis, fee options analysis, fee studies, and related deliverables.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects with different project managers with an ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Assisting with water rights, water availability, CEQA, and permitting requirements, as well as project costs and benefits analyses.
  • Assisting with technical reviews, permitting compliance, water resource and supply studies, analysis of alternatives, water supply and demand analysis, interpreting data, aligning water resource objectives with State and Federal policy, and preparing technical reports.
  • Attending meetings with clients, the project team, and the public in professional attire.
  • Assisting with the preparation of meeting presentation materials.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Environmental Science or Civil Engineering (Water Resources emphasis) or other related degree(s).
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in water resources planning in the consulting industry.
  • DWR urban water management and SWRCB water conservation-related planning and reporting protocols and requirements experience.
  • Ability to prepare and submit project funding applications to California funding agencies for funding water resources planning activities and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist clients in securing funding and executing funding agreements in a timely manner.
  • Experience developing long-term fee studies and related work, including preparation of fee reports and approval of proposed fees.
  • Proficient in financial analysis related to water resource planning for fee studies and project development.
  • Highly motivated, with strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail and takes pride in the development of high-quality deliverables.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, work ethic, and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with others.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task to meet critical grant program deadlines under the direction of multiple project managers.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • A high regard for integrity and dependability.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications; ability to learn new applications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • California water policy history and emerging developments and directions.
  • Knowledge of state and federal regulatory processes.
  • Water resource planning, including water portfolios, water supplies, conjunctive use concepts and practices, recharge concepts and practices, regulatory requirements, and policy compliance strategies.
  • California water resources, agricultural and urban water supply planning practices and principles, and drinking water regulations.
  • Ongoing California Integrated Resource Water Management and groundwater sustainability legislation and regulations.
  • Emerging California water conservation regulations and reporting requirements.
  • Familiarity with California funding programs to maximize benefits to clients.
  • Understanding of fee and rate development principles.
  • Independent professional judgment to anticipate problems and address them proactively.

Salary and Benefits

LSCE offers a competitive salary ($70,000 – $130,000 per year) and benefits package. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. LSCE benefits include health, dental, life, 401k, and profit-sharing retirement plans.

Application Process

Upload a cover letter, resume, and application using the link provided below.