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Hydraulic Structures Engineer 6-Sacramento, CA

Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Rancho Cordova, CA, US Walnut Creek, CA, US

Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 103242 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : Yes 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes 

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

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The Opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Civil Engineer with strong technical skills in civil engineering to lead hydraulic structures projects for our hydropower clients in the Northwest, West Coast and Southwest regions.  In this position you will manage and mentor junior staff and develop an execution team capable of delivering a diverse variety of multi-discipline design projects.  

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

•    Lead projects involving dams, spillways, intakes and outlets, and other hydropower and hydraulic structure improvements  
•    Deliver innovative and high-quality design products, manage equipment procurement, and participate in construction processes for  municipal and hydropower clients
•    Collaborate with subject matter experts across a wide array of disciplines to deliver PS&E’s, technical analyses, etc.
•    Mentor and interact across disciplines with professionals in our hydropower and dams teams.

The Team

As part of BV Operations, your skills will be aligned to projects that support our 3 market sectors- Governments & Environment, Energy & Process Industries, and Connectivity & Commercial. In roles like Engineers, Technicians, and Skilled Specialists you will be engaged with exciting projects across the globe. From small community improvements to grand-scale Mega Projects, you will be Building a World of Difference through infrastructure growth and development while learning and focusing on your own individual development. The foundation of BV Operations provides the ability to move where your skills are needed and allows for a collaborative and innovative culture offering greater challenges and career development opportunities. 

This team has a portfolio of major civil works projects across the country that are moving the needle. They are seeking ownership-driven technical professional who thrives in a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and kindness that focuses on the goal to be the most innovative company in the civil consulting industry. 

Key Responsibilities

•    Communicating and working directly with client counterparts to understand key interests for developing technical solutions to their infrastructure challenges, providing ideas and strategies to deliver projects from concept to closeout.
•    Translating client direction into efficient workplans and coordinating with project team members to deliver high-quality work products.
•    Creating written technical documents, technical drawings, specifications, cost estimates, alternatives analyses, and other common engineering deliverables
•    Having familiarity with design guides, standards, systems, and applicable engineering codes relevant to the hydropower industry 
•    Demonstrating the ability to leverage knowledge of general engineering principles including hydraulics, civil/structural design, geotechnical considerations, and mechanical systems to generate unique,  engineered solutions.  
•    Preparing and overseeing the preparation of calculations and design documents.
•    Participating in equipment procurement and construction management processes.
•    Managing and mentoring junior engineers.
•    Providing support to business development teams for pursuit activities with the opportunity to lead projects that you pursue and acquire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with West Coast hydropower clients
  • Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or Business
  • Familiarity with state and federal regulatory requirements for dams and hydropower clients
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) License 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing.
  • Minimum of 11 years related work experience.
  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Active Professional Engineer (P.E.) License

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Hybrid Work Schedule (3 days in Office/2 days in Remote).

Typical office environment, typical construction environment, extreme weather conditions, high noise level, safety hazards (electric currents, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals), atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation).  Sitting, walking, talking, hearing, reading, writing, keyboarding, driving, filing, reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, standing for extended periods of time, lifting or carrying up to 40 pounds.

Salary Plan

ENG: Engineering

Job Grade



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In accordance with local law, the following  compensation range is applicable for the job and  location associated with this requisition: $122,023.00 - $203,368.00 

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento

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