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Water Resources Civil Design Engineer

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Are you looking for a chance to build your career with a company that is Leading with Science? Are you interested in working with a group of talented women and men who drive innovation and celebrate the global community? We are currently seeking a Water Resources Civil Design Engineer to work in our Irvine, California office.

We are in search of a highly motivated team member to join our team of engineers and scientists who has a strong quantitative skillset to support municipal, state, federal, and private projects in the southwest and throughout the nation. In this position, you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world flooding and stormwater problems, while learning the skills needed to be a successful consultant. This is an engaging and high-impact position in which you will work closely with national industry leaders to support clients with flood risk management, stormwater management, and coastal projects. In this role, you will work as part of a team. Your work will involve routine and non-routine assignments related to water resources projects of substantial variety and complexity.  

Candidates with experience in Land Development and Civil Design are often very successful in this role. If you have Land Development and/or Civil Design experience, good writing skills, like working with details, and are looking for a change, we would like to talk with you.

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.


Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.


Your Role:

  • Provide planning and design support for all aspects of water resources projects, including flood risk projects, stormwater projects, and coastal projects. 
  • Able to work in the field to perform field investigations and inspections of facilities. 
  • Conduct hydrologic, hydraulic, and sediment transport analysis.
  • Perform various types of water quantity and quality modeling.
  • Analyze watershed data using GIS and statistical techniques.
  • Provide support for stormwater management projects focused on stormwater quality, GI, and LID.
  • Perform design analyses through application of quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques and effectively link engineering and modeling to regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare construction drawings, details, specifications, calculations, and engineers estimate of probable construction costs.
  • Develop or prepare descriptive charts, figures/maps, and tables/matrices.
  • Perform writing assignments to contribute to project documentation such as memos and reports.
  • Support cost-benefit analyses. 
  • Assist with quality control and assurance.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from an Accredited College or University
  • EIT certification and up to 3 years of relevant civil engineering experience. 
  • Professional Engineer licensed or attempting to acquire. 
  • Experience with design in AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or MicroStation (earthwork grading, profiles, and surface development), modeling programs, and ArcGIS. 
  • Experience with preparing construction plans and detailed drawings. 
  • Demonstrated educational and relevant work experience showing strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Background or training in river mechanics and/or watershed management. 
  • Desire to learn other design software programs. 
  • Computer literate; knowledge of MS Word and Excel. 
  • Able to juggle multiple projects from various Project Managers. 
  • Time management and organizational skills. 

What We Can Offer You:

  • Excellence and Achievement awards for our highest performers. 
  • Flexibility that allows our employees to balance quality work and their personal lives. 
  • Competitive benefits package and learning and development opportunities. 
  • Office location near great restaurants, banks, airport, etc.
  • Company-provided on-site parking. 
  • Easy access to I-405 and I-55.

The salary range for this position is approximately $70-80k depending on education, qualifications, experience, and work location.


About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 470 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—22,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:


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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


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