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engineer  NHC Sacramento Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) is an international firm of consulting civil engineers and geoscientists providing specialist services for the development, management, and protection of water resources. Our Sacramento, California office has an opening for an engineer with a minimum of 5 years of experience. This position will work closely with Principals and Senior Engineers on a range of hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, restoration, and design projects. Typical assignments include: hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, engineering design, PS&E, instream hydraulic measurements, and development of basis of design reports.

Required Skills & Experience
  • B.S. degree in civil/water resources/environmental engineering with 5+ years of experience in the disciplines listed below.
  • Licensed professional engineer in California, or the ability to obtain license via testing or reciprocity within one year of NHC employment.
  • Understanding of the principles of hydraulic engineering for open channel systems.
  • Experience in engineering projects that include problem evaluation, alternatives analysis, planning, design, and construction.
  • Experience preparing construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates (PS&E).
  • Ability to lead on-site project work including field surveys, instream hydraulic measurements, and construction observation.
  • Strong technical writing background with demonstrated abilities to prepare written reports and communicate effectively.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to solve engineering problems and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively on project teams. The individual must be able to prioritize multiple tasks to meet tight deadlines.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in civil/water resources/environmental engineering.  
  • Specialized experience or training in hydraulic design, civil design, hydraulic modeling, construction management, sediment transport, or fish passage.
  • Experience applying hydrologic and hydraulic computer models. List the specific models in the employment application (either in the cover letter or your resume).
  • Experience completing civil construction design projects in riverine environments. Examples of such work include fish passage design, habitat enhancement, or bank protection design.
  • Experience reviewing construction submittals and responding to requests for information (RFI).
  • Project management experience that integrates multiple staff and subconsultants to meet project needs.
  • Proficiency in GIS and CAD software programs.

NHC offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including annual merit-based bonuses. Most importantly, NHC offers the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals in an independent and specialized firm on technically challenging projects.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume, and references to Debra Jensen. NHC is an equal opportunity employer and strives for workforce diversity. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.