Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is an environmental science, planning, and design consulting firm committed to the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and the promotion of outstanding decision making and sustainability. As a 100-percent employee-owned company with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida, continuing to meet the needs of our clients as well as the strategic aspirations of our employee-owners requires that we look to add the very best professional talent throughout our practices and offices. Specializing in project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural and cultural resources management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance, ESA’s scientists, historians, planners, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking and in-depth analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and the creation of enduring multi-objective solutions. Joining ESA means becoming part of a family of environmental professionals for whom every day involves growing your career, learning, creativity, fun, and the satisfaction knowing that you’ve contributed to outstanding iconic projects, improved environmental stewardship, and a more sustainable future for our communities and wild places.
About the Position:
We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic mid-level civil engineer/hydrologist to work with our existing team of hydrologists, geomorphologists, civil engineers, scientists and water quality specialists in our Los Angeles or San Diego offices. Responsibilities of this position include hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, quantitative analysis of physical processes; watershed/drainage analysis; report writing and field surveys in support of multi-objective shoreline, wetland and creek enhancement and restoration designs; and natural resource and watershed management. Typical tasks may include: modeling estuarine, creek and stormwater hydrology and water quality; flood studies and inundation modeling; collecting field data; analyzing sediment transport and sedimentation and erosion rates; mapping erosion and flood hazard zones; preparing report text and graphics; contributing to designs for wetland and creek restoration; lagoon inlet management plans; watershed and water resource plans; and shoreline realignment.
This position includes both performing technical tasks and managing projects. Thus, important to the position are organizational and management skills and interest in growth in this area. Some experience in managing projects or tasks is desired.
Candidates should have a Master of Science or higher degree in civil/environmental engineering, water resources engineering, physical sciences, or a closely related field with a strong technical foundation in hydrology, hydraulics, stormwater management and/or geomorphology. A Bachelor of Science degree with appropriate experience will be considered. Required technical skills include proficiency in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis. A minimum of four years of relevant work experience is required. Specific experience in creek/fluvial hydrology/hydraulics, stormwater modeling and analysis, coastal processes, field data collection, Matlab programming, AutoCAD, and/or GIS is preferred. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills are essential including the demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and clients. The ideal candidate will have a passion for natural systems and processes.
ESA is a team-oriented consulting firm; candidates must thrive in this environment.
While most work for this position will be within Southern California, ESA has projects throughout the West and beyond; some travel is required, but would be typically limited to the Southern California region.
Internal Number: SC-111418-BB-01
About Environmental Science Associates
Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is a 400-person environmental consulting firm with a national reputation as an industry leader with offices located in California, Washington, Oregon and Florida. We currently have strategic growth trajectory expected within the next 5 years that will increase our staffing numbers and office locations. ESA specializes in all aspects of project planning, environmental analysis and assessment, natural resource management, environmental restoration and design, and regulatory compliance. For more than 45 years, our scientists and technical specialists have provided critical thinking and measured analysis to guide successful policy development, project planning, and enduring solutions. Our skilled managers, scientists, planners and engineers provide the kind of critical thinking, objectivity, dedication and responsiveness that is essential to a sustainable future and good environmental stewardship. ESA was founded on the principles of sound science, technical excellence, integrity, and credibility.