Looking for a place to expand your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with a team of professionals who are passionate about solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is seeking an experienced Water Resources Engineer for our team in San Diego, California.  You will work with a collaborative team of civil engineers & geologists who focus on water quality monitoring program design & implementation, water resources and sustainability planning, hydrologic/hydraulic analyses, water quality modeling, BMP design, post-fire hazard assessment and hydrology, erosion and sediment control, municipal, industrial, and construction site NPDES permitting support, and the preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates for construction.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.  Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service.  Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals?  Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Plan and design of water resources projects including watershed planning, drainage improvements, best management practices (BMPs), erosion and sediment control, and stream rehabilitation/restoration;
  • Lead special study monitoring projects, including program design, implementation, data analysis, and recommendation development;
  • Perform hydrology/hydraulic/water quality modeling for small and large watersheds using modeling software;
  • Prepare engineering computations and assist with general civil and environmental engineering projects;
  • Prepare technical documents including both writing and the creation of visual exhibits and maps;
  • Assist with stormwater permitting and regulatory compliance including MS4 Permits, as well as the IGP and CGP;
  • Assist with the development of construction documents, including engineering drawings and technical specifications; and
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients while working in concert with both senior professionals and technical staff.

Here are some other things you should know about a typical Water Resources Engineer position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, boater certification, defensive driving certification, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, all to be paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that encourage and support our professionals in continuing to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 25%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 25%

Your success is our success.  We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills.  Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental or civil engineering with emphasis on water resources or closely related discipline from an accredited college or university. (required)
  • Advanced degree in environmental or civil engineering. (preferred)
  • Licensure or the ability to obtain licensure as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or California Professional Engineer (PE). (required)


  • At least 5 years of directly related engineering experience, preferably in a consulting environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Strong technical writing, project management, and communication skills. (required)
  • Experience with modeling and design software tools such as GIS, EPA-SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, FLO-2D, HydroCAD, RUSLE2, and ArcGIS. (preferred)
  • Practical and/or applied research experience related to stormwater management, drainage design, NPDES/MS4 permitting, CGP and IGP compliance, erosion and sediment control BMPs, BMP design, and field experience. (preferred)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields.  We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality.  We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you.  You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits.

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