Groundwater Modeling Project Engineer

| California, USA | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 80,000-136,000 Annually
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Woodard & Curran is a national engineering, science, and operations firm with a simple vision for clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. As an employee-owned company, we strive to cultivate diverse teams and encourage collaboration in an equitable and inclusive culture. We seek talented individuals from all backgrounds to help us address a broad range of water and environmental issues. We prioritize our people, offering opportunities for professional growth, ownership, and flexibility. That’s how we make a difference to our clients, people, and the planet.

What’s in it for you: Work with a diverse team of groundwater modelers on projects to manage our precious groundwater resources, being on the cutting edge with respect to both technology and policy.


Who are we looking for:

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a groundwater modeler interested in developing innovative solutions to challenging water-related projects and managing successful project teams. The location for this opportunity is flexible, California preferred, but open to other locations. The selected candidate will have experience in the water resources field, exceptional communication skills, and the ability to interact with clients, stakeholder groups, and project teams.

What You Will Be Doing at Woodard & Curran:

  • Developing hydrologic and groundwater models
  • Developing code to support and analyze modeling projects
  • Interpreting model results to support policy and regulatory processes
  • Performing data analysis and management with an emphasis on water resources
  • Performing groundwater management and planning activities, including scenario evaluations and water use analyses for both the agricultural and urban sector

What You Will Need to Succeed:

  • 5 + years of professional engineering experience 
  • BS in Water Resources Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Geology, Environmental Science, or a related field; MS and/or Ph.D. preferred
  • Experience with DWR’s Integrated Water Resources Model (IWFM) or USGS’s MODFLOW model
  • Experience with Python, VBA, RStudio, Fortran, or other programing languages to automate data processing, model development, and/or visualization
  • Experience with GIS software to perform mapping and data processing tasks
  • Experience working on, or familiarity with, California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) and its implementation
  • Experience working on water resources and/or closely related projects, including the successful management of local, regional, and watershed-scale planning projects
  • Experience with water quality and land subsidence modeling is a plus
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

Benefits & Wellbeing

Retirement Savings:

• 401(k) Pre-tax or Roth Contributions: Company will match equal to 100% of the first 3% of salary contributed, All employees are eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan and are 100% vested in the value of own contributions and any employer matching contributions.

Time away from work:

• Vacation time is provided to full and part-time regular employees. Vacation is accrued, based on number of hours worked per week as well as prior years of experience.

• Woodard & Curran offers paid sick time to eligible employees who are absent due to their own non-work related, illness, injury, or medical procedure.

• Woodard & Curran provides up to 80 hours of Paid Parental Leave for child bonding in a 12-month period.

• Company-paid short- and long-term disability insurance from Sun Life to assist with replacing a portion of your income in the event of non-job-related illness or injury. Eligible employees are automatically enrolled and eligible immediately.

Coverage and support for your needs and wellbeing:

Personal and Family health: Company offers three medical plan options based on geography; plus HSA and PSA plans are available based on eligibility, additional options include dental and vision plans.

Company provides basic employee group life insurance and AD&D benefits; additional voluntary life insurance for employee and family are available through Sun Life.

WayForward powered by Dario: EAP Program combined with personalized mental health and wellbeing coaching.

LiveWell wellbeing program: credit incentive is available, up to $600 annually – nutrition and fitness reimbursement, and access to the Virgin Pulse wellness platform.

Education: Tuition assistance offers eligible employees up to 100% reimbursement of tuition, books and fees up to $5250 per year, for courses related to the employee’s job or planned career development.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are committed to ensuring our employment practices are non-discriminatory and based solely on job-related factors. To read our entire Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement, click here. To view the Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal poster and supplement, click here.

If you have a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact Beth Sweitzer.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We value diversity, equity and inclusion and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

Woodard & Curran believes that complex teams working together in an equitable, inclusive space provides the best opportunity for achieving our vision of clean water, a safe environment, healthy communities, and happy people. Our success is tied to a culture that embraces our differences so that everyone can bring their whole, authentic selves to work. When our people are supported to reach their full potential, we provide the most innovative, sound, and effective solutions.

More Information on Woodard & Curran
Woodard & Curran operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Portland, Maine . Woodard & Curran was founded in 1979. It has 1041 total employees. To see all 43 open jobs at Woodard & Curran, click here.
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