Water Resources / Agricultural Engineer

Pay Range: Assistant – $32-$48/hr.; Associate – $42-$55/hr.


This position will actively participate in projects with a team of dedicated engineering that serve irrigation districts, groundwater sustainability agencies, and agricultural entities throughout California’s Central Valley. This position offers engineering professionals the opportunity to work directly with clients and manage innovative projects that meet today’s water management challenges, leading agriculture and surrounding communities to a more a sustainable future. Duties will involve project planning, engineering consulting and design, client contact and project management.

Candidates must show an understanding of water resources engineering and be able to apply their knowledge in a practical manner. Serious candidates must have an understanding, interest, and experience in areas such as:

  • Water Sustainability Studies and Solutions
  • Surface water conveyance and distribution
  • Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) and Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR)
  • Water Conservation
  • Irrigation District Operations
  • Groundwater Management, Recharge and Banking
  • Environmental Compliance Issues
  • Project Funding and Grants
  • Water Transfers and Exchanges
  • Water Rights
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Project Planning and Design
  • Public Works Construction Contracts


For Assistant level candidates:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field
  • 0-3 years of experience preparing engineering calculations and conducting research
  • Experience with AutoCAD, with Civil 3D is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

For Associate level candidates:

  • 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
  • 2-10 years’ experience working with teams in studies, investigations, and designs that delivered positive results
  • Candidate’s experience must show an increasing level of responsibility, skill and knowledge in water-related projects
  • Experience with irrigation districts and knowledge of California water rights and water systems preferred

Position Details


Assistant, Associate




Modesto, CA



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