Company: Wood
Skills: Environmental Engineer
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: San Diego, California, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood's Resilient Environment Business Group is seeking a Senior Water Resources Engineer / Scientist to help manage our growing storm water consulting projects in San Diego, CA.

Bachelors or Master's Degree in natural or physical sciences or related engineering field is required, with a minimum of 8+ years of experience in surface water quality monitoring or a closely related field.

The ideal candidate will help maintain and grow our environmental consulting business and be passionate about the monitoring and implementation aspects of storm water management, TMDLs, indicator bacteria, water quality resources, environmental permitting, and municipal, commercial and industrial NPDES compliance.

Specifically, the ideal candidate should have experience in managing moderately complex stormwater monitoring projects. Successful candidates will have the ability and desire to implement the technical aspects of stormwater monitoring as well as provide the organizational and logistics oversight required for successful stormwater project management. The ideal candidate should have a comprehensive understanding of municipal MS4 permitting and similar water quality regulations, strong attention to detail and organizational skills, and comprehensive experience in generating high-quality data and reporting work products for clients. We are looking for a candidate who is excited about the opportunity to manage and mentor staff, promote excellence, and take part in our varied field activities, both rain and shine. We are a hard working team of flexible and reliable individuals who also find time to enjoy the best of our local area - don't be surprised if we ask you to join us on a hike for lunch, or to bring your board to hit the beach after work!

Key Responsibilities
  • Manage stormwater monitoring projects of varying size, including ensuring that project deliverables are met, quality is upheld, and schedule and budget expectations are adhered to
  • Provide technical leadership to ensure high quality stormwater project implementation
  • Lead field work and/or travel to project(s) as needed for the execution of project goals
  • Provide oversight, QA/QC, and mentoring of junior staff in technical aspects of monitoring implementation
  • Recruit and supervise junior staff: assign, direct, and evaluate their work
  • Coordinate and communicate project schedules and staffing requirements with other project managers
  • Maintain relationships with key client project managers
  • Participate with group leadership in developing strategic plan for Southern California
  • Support proposal preparation work and technical work scope development

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.S. in Water Resources Engineering or Science (or related field)
  • 8+ years relevant experience in the stormwater or surface water monitoring field, preferably in municipal permit compliance or a closely related area
  • Technical expertise in stormwater or surface water sample and data collection
  • Proven track record managing moderately complex stormwater or surface water monitoring projects and/or programs
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully track and meet budgets and schedules
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with, mentor, and direct junior engineers, scientists, and technicians

  • Experience in directly supervising or managing staff (or fulfilling a similar leadership role)
  • Knowledge of local (southern California) water resource market
  • M.S. in Water Resources Engineering or Science (or related field)

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.