Senior or Principal Agricultural Water Resources Engineer

Pay Range: $106,000 – $187,000/ annually


Senior Engineer represents achievement beyond associate-level in technical expertise, design, project planning, project engineering, management, client relations and/or business development. Performance of each of these responsibilities is expected to be at a higher level and with minimal supervision. The Senior Engineer is either doing the tasks or directing the work of others. Senior Engineer requires little or no supervision.

To be considered for the position candidates must demonstrate they are willing and able to be part of a dedicated team of engineering professionals who specialize in serving agricultural entities and irrigation districts throughout California’s Central Valley. Candidates must show an understanding of water resources engineering and be able to apply their knowledge in a practical manner.

Occasional field work and overnight travel are required.


We expect candidates to have a thorough understanding, interest and broad experience in areas such as: irrigation district operations, system modernization, groundwater management, recharge and banking, environmental compliance issues, project funding, water rights, developing feasibility studies, project planning and design, public works construction contracts, water transfers and exchanges.

  • Must hold an active CA PE license or licensed in another state and be willing to sit for CA license within 18 months of hire;
  • 10 years experience leading and directing work teams in studies, investigations, and designs bringing positive results;
  • Demonstrated business development success and project management experience required;
  • Experience with irrigation districts and knowledge of California water rights and water systems preferred.

Position Details


Senior, Principal


Los Banos; Clovis; Modesto; Sacramento; Visalia; Bakersfield; Chico



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