Civil / Hydraulic Engineer, Water Power and Dams, Sacramento


Stantec is currently looking to

add a Civil / Hydraulic Engineer to support our Northern

California Waterpower and Dams practice. The ideal candidate will have a

strong background and/or interest in engineering design in the field of

Waterpower & Dams.

We encourage to apply if you

possess advanced knowledge of civil and hydraulic engineering principles

and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields, with specific

emphasis in large civil infrastructure related to dams and hydropower.

The candidate must have

familiarity with performing engineering problems and methods; and use advanced

analysis techniques including the modification and extension of theories,

precepts, and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines.

Applicant must be capable of working effectively with teams and clients, and be

willing to learn from peers and supervisors. Work products will include field

investigations and working on design of water conveyance and storage

facilities, dams, and hydropower projects.


  • Participanton multidisciplinary teams in an office environment as well as in virtual teamenvironment.
  • Performpreliminary and detailed civil and hydraulic analysis for hydraulic structuresand facilities for dams and other hydroelectric related projects, specificallyincluding: Spillways, Intake structures for dams and reservoirs withmulti-level gates, Penstocks and outlet conduits, Energy dissipation structuresand Powerhouse structures for hydro-power plants.
  • Preparationof studies, design criteria, design reports, plans and specifications, andquality assurance reviews of related designs and construction plans, andsupport of construction.
  • Organize,draft and coordinate production of various reports to ensure technicalconsistency and inclusion of appropriate documentation
  • Inspect constructionfor compliance with specifications; review and approve drawings; conduct fieldinspections; review progress versus schedule.
  • Supportmulti-disciplinary teams on civil and hydraulic engineering projects.
  • Evaluatealternatives and resolve technical questions.
  • Assistwith preparation of budgets and scopes of work.
  • Organize,draft and coordinate production of drawings and specifications to ensuretechnical accuracy.
  • Serveas civil and hydraulic engineer on small- to mid-sized projects and workon several projects concurrently.
  • Assistin project administration including writing reports, gathering information,drafting proposals, drafting correspondence, and completing progress reports.
  • Assisttechnical staff in field activities including site inspections, monitoring andother fieldwork.
  • Workin a manner to ensure your personal safety and that of fellow employees byfollowing company health and safety guideline and policies.
  • Master'sDegree preferred in Civil Engineering
  • PELicense or ability to obtain through reciprocity
  • Thesuccessful candidate will have strong organizational skills, multitaskingability, and excellent computer skills. The position also requires excellentverbal and written communication skills, report preparation, and the ability towork with engineering staff at all levels. Some travel may be required.
  • Minimumof 5 years' experience in the design and implementation of largeinfrastructures, specifically related to hydraulic analysis andevaluation.
  • Demonstratedexperience with working on and leading multi-disciplinary projects, assistingwith business development and proposal preparation.
  • Demonstratedleadership in the industry through successful execution on relevant damengineering projects, as well as publication and participation in theindustry (e.g. USSD, ICOLD) - Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Abilityto prepare complete, concise and organized engineering calculations andanalyses.
  • Youwill be based out of Walnut Creek, but requires willingness to work in avirtual team across offices and occasional project travel throughout NorthernCA and west coast. - Strong willingness to be a part of a large globalengineering company and to work with teams in other offices around the world.


Specifications: - Supervisory skills - Previous consultative work experience

Job: Civil Engineer

Primary Location: United States-California-Walnut Creek

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Req ID: MIG-34688

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