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Job Description

  At Woodard & Curran, there’s nothing we love more than using creativity to solve water resources challenges. We are an integrated water engineering, planning and environmental firm with a focus on enhancing understanding of complex water system relationships and developing beneficial, implementable solutions for our clients. Our company was founded on a simple concept: provide a safe and enjoyable place to work with opportunity, integrity, and commitment, and we will attract talented people. Our people are at the heart of our firm.Overview:We currently have an opportunity in California for a Senior Water Resources Technical Manager with interest and experience in the areas of hydrology, supply and demand forecasting and management, supply vulnerability and risk analyses, water systems modeling, integrated planning and decision support. Our growing backlog of water resources work creates an opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that contribute to the development of solutions addressing key California water resources issues. Experience providing technical leadership on similar projects in California and/or the western United States is a requirement.Technical Projects Responsibilities:

  • Directs complex engineering, planning or scientific work for clients
  • Acts as a technical lead for water resources projects, including having substantial interaction related to all technical tasks associated with the project
  • Performs technical tasks of significant difficulty and complexity, working on challenging of projects
  • Oversees overall technical content and quality of project deliverables
  • Prepares and delivers technical presentations to internal and/or external clients
  • Ensures that current design and/or technical guidelines and standards are in place.
  • Develops expertise in water resources planning that will improve the efficiency and quality of project delivery

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic leadership internally to complete projects with diverse project teams
  • Participates in project teams to provide strategic advice and technical leadership
  • Supports Project Manager with and/or directly manages the financial and technical delivery of projects or tasks within the agreed upon scope, schedule and budget
  • Supports Project Manager in lessons learned/technical debrief as part of the closeout of a project
  • Performs QA/QC functions to ensure accuracy and adequacy of work products
  • Supports recruitment, staff development and retention

Thought Leadership/Client Visibility Responsibilities:

  • Maintains visibility internally and externally as a technical expert in water resources methods, strategies, projects and programs
  • Participates in local, regional, and/or national water resources-related professional and technical groups
  • Authors papers, presentations or articles annually
  • Disseminates technical delivery information to project managers and staff via informational emails and other appropriate channels.
  • Identifies need for, develops, and reviews Woodard & Curran technical and project delivery tools and models
  • Works with Water Resources Practice Leader to develop practice plans and lead/participate in key initiatives

Business Development/Marketing Responsibilities:

  • Fosters and maintains one-on-one relationships with key external clients
  • Provides significant skills leading to a competitive advantage for Woodard & Curran
  • Leads development of technical understanding and approach on project proposals
  • Develops, reviews, and/or evaluates proposals for water resources practice
  • Participates in interviews for new projects

Continuous Learning Responsibilities:

  • Obtains training to maintain or stay ahead of industry practices or to expand areas of technical expertise
  • Maintains professional licensure and continuing education requirements, as applicable
  • Engages in staff development and mentoring
  • Provides feedback/guidance on staff development if requested
  • Identifies technical gaps in our staff and assists in filling those gaps through both proactive recruiting and internal staff development
  • Provides mentoring in area(s) of expertise to staff
  • Conducts internal learning sessions (Roundtables, Project Profiles, training, etc) as appropriate
  • Lead development of internal Woodard & Curran technical standards

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, coordinates, and reviews the project work of technical staff and works to meet completion date.\
  • Leads discipline coordination on large, complex water resources projects
  • Provides technical QC on some or all project elements
  • Provides overall project QA if requested

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum of 12 years of professional work experience in a technical position or equivalent demonstrated competency
  • M.S. degree in applicable engineering or science field from an accredited college or university
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: hydrology, supply and demand forecasting and management, supply vulnerability and risk analyses, water systems modeling, integrated planning and decision support
  • Membership in respective professional societies
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical, and strong organization skills
  • Superior writing, communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to interface with co-workers, project staff, various clients and government agencies
  • Demonstrated skills and abilities required to partner with a project team to deliver a large, complex water resources project

Woodard & Curran is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.Woodard & Curran is a Drug Free Work Place.

Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.  

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