Principal Engineer, Water Resources (Market Leader)

  • Job Tracking ID: 20180615-1LAWAT
  • Job Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 19, 2018
  • Years of Experience: More Than 15 Years

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Job Description:

Take over the reins of our growing Civil/Water Resources Design team in Southern California! Enjoy established clientele, a healthy backlog of projects, and a cohesive team environment. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with CEO and other firm managers, develop, implement and monitor strategic plans, staffing plans and performance metrics for the Water Resources market sector.
  • In conjunction with Business Development Manager and other firm managers, establish contacts and build relationships with existing clients and prospective clients.
  • Serves as Project Manager and technical leader on Water Resources (including water, wastewater, and storm water) projects.
  • Uses creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving unprecedented problems.
  • Makes decisions and recommendations that are authoritative and have an important impact on extensive organizational activities.
  • Sets priorities and reconciles directions from competing interests.
  • Works on programs with complex features.
  • Develops standards and guidelines.
  • Supervises several organizational segments or teams.
  • Recommends facilities, personnel, and funds required to carry out programs.
  • Oversees the technical, legal, and financial issues of an entire program.
  • Determines program objectives and requirements.
  • Develops standards and guidelines.
  • Receives administrative supervision with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited program.
  • Registered Professional Engineer.
  • Advanced degree or specialty license preferred.
  • Engaged in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • Valid California Driver License is required.


  • 15 + years, Minimum experience of five (5) years as a Supervising Engineer


  • Possesses exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Routinely interacts with organization leaders, clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others.
  • Leads project meetings and makes presentations.
  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key engineers and officials or other organizations and companies and is skilled in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues.

We offer a competitive benefit package that includes 100% of each employee’s health, vision, dental and life insurance, a 401(k)-contribution match, the best short-term and long-term disability benefit allowed, tuition reimbursement (career path), and many other benefits.

We commit to improvement processes with the belief that our employees are our greatest resource. We nurture a culture where each individual’s abilities, experience and style are encouraged, rewarded, valued and shared in a way that strengthens the overall outcome of each discipline. On a personal level, we host annual events and encourage outside activities such as company-sponsored softball teams and other community events.

We strive to make a difference in people’s lives every day. Our commitment to steady growth has allowed us to confidently celebrate over 50 years of past service as we prepare for 50 more!

Inquiries into this position are welcome! Contact us at (805) 456-3512 or