Civil Engineer – Surface Water

at Michael Baker International
Location Temecula
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Through an integrated approach to all stages of land development, Michael Baker guides clients through the entire life cycle of a project, from due diligence, initial site planning, and entitlement approvals to final engineering, construction management and surveying. Engineering integrated with in-house planning and surveying excellence and combined with a commitment to achieving clients' strategic goals, results in quality service and project delivery in a timely and cost-effective manner. Michael Baker's skilled land development team engages with high-priority clients on a wide range of project types, including commercial and retail developments, industrial and office parks, educational and governmental facilities, housing developments, and public infrastructure.

The successful candidate will be joining our robust Land Development team in Temecula, California. This group consisting of youthful and seasoned professionals has a legacy of focus on thoughtful, innovative, and efficient solutions to design challenges that are applied on award-winning Commercial, Industrial and Residential land development projects throughout Southern California and beyond.

  • You will be involved working as part of a project team and being responsible for evaluations, calculations, design, presentations, and overall project development for a variety of surface water projects with focus in Private Land Development and Capital Improvement Projects.
  • Developing and running hydrologic and hydraulic models to evaluate surface water runoff and flow through hydraulic structures such as underground storm drains, channels, spillways, and culverts
  • Assisting with the preparation of design drawings, specifications, calculations, and associated regulatory permits
  • Conducting technical evaluations to support design efforts
  • Preparing and reviewing technical memoranda, reports, drawings, specifications, and miscellaneous contract documents
  • Performing construction administration duties, including reviewing and processing of contractor's submittals, responses to requests for information, and specialty inspections
  • Communicate effectively and coordinate with project team members including other disciplines (GIS, drafters, designers, and other engineers).


  • You'll need a bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
  • You'll have a minimum of 4-6 years of Storm Water experience with increasing levels of responsibility. A Master's degree may be substituted for up to 2 years of experience.
  • You'll have your Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of California(or other states with the ability to obtain reciprocity within 6 months).
  • Familiarized with CASQA and Flood Control requirements in Southern California.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD Civil 3D, WSPG, and civil design software or AES
  • Proficiency in surface water hydraulic modeling; ideal candidate will be proficient in HEC-1, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS modeling is a plus.
  • You'll need strong engineering judgment with strong background in Storm Water
  • Of course, excellent written and verbal communication skills, public speaking ability, and problem-solving skills are required
  • You'll also have the capability to work in a dynamic environment and conduct multi-tasking efforts


The salary range for this position is $72,000-$151,000. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

Workplace Flexibility: Whether you want to work in the office, at home, or in a hybrid model, we accommodate a variety of preferences. We recognize our employees face many factors when it comes to selecting the best work location, and we are passionate about providing options and flexibility.

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