Entry-Level Engineer / Hydrologist
San Jose
hace 9 mins

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting delivering that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills, and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone.

We celebrate the differences age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

You are a recent graduate with some professional exposure to civil engineering analysis and calculations, application of hydraulic and hydrologic analysis and models, and / or the production of design plans, specifications and cost estimates.

You are interested in ecology, geomorphology and hydrology and have some education, training or work experience in one or more of these areas.

You hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and EIT certification (or the ability to obtain it within one year); or you have a related degree and directly relevant qualifications.

You are an effective team member with excellent oral and writing skills who can work independently and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment.

You can communicate basic technical information clearly and concisely to individuals and small groups.

What You Will Do for ESA

Support design and analysis for ecosystem restoration, flood management, fish passage, stormwater management, and other water resources and civil engineering projects under direct supervision of a more senior engineer or hydrologist.

Assist in the preparation of engineering analyses, design plans, reports, permit applications and other project documentation.

Apply hydrologic and hydraulic models, GIS, and other tools to evaluate runoff and flow conditions and process precipitation, streamflow, sediment, land use, and other data.

Have the opportunity to collect hydrographic, topographic and related field data to support engineering analysis and design.

Consistently demonstrate your solid writing and attentive listening skills, contributing to complex environmental reports and participating in meetings with ESA staff and with our clients.

Thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment and be able to balance multiple responsibilities and deadlines, while working on a team or independently.

The position is for any of our Northern California offices ( Sacramento, Petaluma, Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose ).

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals who contribute to outstanding projects, improve environmental stewardship, and advance a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance too by providing benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, an employee stock ownership program, and paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, to name a few.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition.

Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals, and we believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but will also benefit all ESA colleagues and clients.

Specific programs we offer include tuition reimbursement, professional development bonuses, and attendance at conferences.

What’s Special About Our Environmental Hydrology and Design Team in our Bay Area Offices

Our EH&D team includes engineers, engineers, hydrologists, geomorphologists and landscape architects. Much of our work is oriented toward the restoration of habitat and ecosystem function, often as part of multi-benefit projects.

As a highly-integrated team, we value creative thinking, teamwork, and multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary engagement and integration.

To read about some of our exciting projects, check out these links , , and .

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M / V / F / D)

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