Water Resources – Senior Civil Engineer

Woodland, CA


Luhdorff and Scalmanini, Consulting Engineers (LSCE) is a small to mid-sized firm that provides a work culture and environment that thrives on being innovative, nimble, and responsive to the needs of our clients. LSCE provides engineering, hydrogeologic, and related groundwater services to municipalities, 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 approximately 50 experienced professionals in offices located in Woodland, Daly City, Chico, and Fresno California. Our water resource engineers provide a full range of services in water resources, including water system evaluations, consulting, well and pump design, and design and construction management for municipal drinking water.

The work location for this position is in our main office in Woodland, California.


The position is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional in the consulting engineering profession with a demonstrated record of success to make a difference to a growing firm. We are seeking someone with a solid background in water resources engineering, project management, and business development. The successful candidate must strive to solve problems and provide sound guidance to clients. LSCE’s current team includes senior, project, and staff engineers that work together on many projects; the successful candidate will be integrated into current project teams and help lead the engineering group. Our engineers enjoy the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects, including all aspects from proposals to client interaction, design, permitting compliance, and construction management.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

  • Oversee and be in responsible charge of water resources engineering projects and business development.
  • Seek business development opportunities including networking, grant funding opportunities, proposal writing, preparing scopes of work, project budgets, project management, and schedules.
  • Prepare civil and mechanical designs for municipal drinking water infrastructure, agricultural water systems, and other water supply or injection systems.
  • Prepare engineering designs, calculations and analysis of hydraulic systems for the design of well pumps, booster pumps, hydropneumatics tanks, storage reservoirs, groundwater/surface water treatment and process controls.
  • Perform construction management, including meetings with contractors and clients, project schedule and budget management, requests for information and submittals, and conducting inspections.
  • Perform well rehabilitation, including evaluation and diagnosis of water well problems, evaluation of well and pump efficiency, and a wide variety of rehabilitation programs to address such problems as sand production, biofouling, and adverse water quality impacts.
  • Project management, project development and oversight, including technical review of work by others, mentoring and providing clear direction to support staff, collaboration with other professionals, and managing scopes, budgets and schedules across multiple projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or another appropriate engineering degree.
  • Professional Civil Engineering License in California.
  • Minimum 20 years of professional engineering experience in water resources and consulting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge and background in water resources, fluid and porous media mechanics, well design and rehabilitation, and consulting.
  • Ability to manage staff, competing priorities, and project deadlines.
  • Proven record of business development in both competitive and non-competitive settings.
  • Highly motivated, possesses strong critical thought and management skills.


  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, or another appropriate engineering degree.
  • Proficient in hydraulic modeling software.
  • Strong background in groundwater and surface water treatment, pump design, and municipal drinking water standards.
  • Knowledgeable of California water resources drinking water permitting, groundwater sustainability legislation, and regulations.
  • Professional experience with a focus in California.
  • Ability to identify and obtain grant funding as part of business development.


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


Submit cover letter and resume to Sheona Singh/HR Generalist. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Sheona Singh

Business Admin/HR Generalist

Luhdorff and Scalmanini, Consulting Engineers

500 First Street, Woodland, CA  95695