Lead Drainage Engineer / Lead Stormwater Engineer

ID 2024-6828
Job Locations
US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Laguna Hills | US-CA-Orcutt | US-CA-Cerritos | US-CA-Ontario | US-CA-Riverside | US-CA-San Diego
Position Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Snoqualmie Falls Hydropower Redevelopment



Step into Your New Role

Kleinfelder is currently seeking a Lead Drainage Engineer and/or Lead Stormwater Engineer to join our SoCal Design Team! The successful candidate will provide coordination of project execution and control on civil transportation projects to achieve project continuity within scope, budget, and time schedules from initial start-up through final design. In addition to championing technical excellence on projects, you’ll be a driving force behind cultivating relationships with key stakeholders internally, clients, and industry teaming partners.



  • Serve as lead drainage and/or lead stormwater technical liaison with client on project efforts.
  • Perform hydrology/hydraulic analysis for the design and construction of transportation facilities, public and private site development, solar facilities, and a wide variety of flood control projects. 
  • Drainage design, including, but not limited to the design of storm drains, pipe networks, storm sewers, culverts, detention/water quality facilities, bridge deck drainage, river hydraulics, bridge hydraulics and roadside ditches. Caltrans/highway experience a plus.
  • Stormwater design includes preparing agency-required documentation such as SWQMPs, Water Quality Technical Reports, SWPPPs, and other documents describing permanent and temporary erosion control measures such as ditches, channels, basins, silt fences, fiber rolls, and other CASQA-required devices.  Caltrans/highway experience a plus.
  • Coordinate efforts of assigned design team to ensure completeness and accuracy of design effort. 
  • Perform design and oversee preparation of plans and details using AutoCAD/Microstation and/or Civil-3D/InRoads/Openroads.
  • Prepare erosion control and/or stormwater management plans.
  • Development of specifications, technical report writing, quantities, cost estimating, and engineering support of construction.
  • Participate in the preparation of proposals and project interviews.
  • Mentoring of junior staff.



Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field is required.  Master's degree is a plus.

Professional Engineering registration in California is required. QSD and/or QISP a plus.


Required Experience:

  • 10+ years of civil engineering experience with an emphasis in drainage and/or stormwater design
  • Production experience in AutoCAD / Civil 3D /InRoads and(or) AutoCAD/Microstation.


Move Forward with Kleinfelder

Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients' transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 85 offices in the US, Canada, and Australia. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose - together, we deliver.


Progress with an Employer that Values You

Kleinfelder is an inclusive organization free from discrimination. We are a stronger organization when we are a diverse workforce and believe that through diversity, equity, and inclusion comes creativity, innovation, and unity. We are proud to offer the following:


Benefits: Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the California Pay Transparency Law.  Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Salary range: $98,000 - $143,000 


Career Development: We are committed to investing in the professional development of our staff, offering each employee every opportunity to grow, develop, and take control of their career paths. We support these efforts through reimbursements for continuing education as well as many of the expenses associated with trainings and certifications, and opportunities for career development through our internal Mentoring Program.


Equal Opportunity: Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)


This position may be required to work on projects requiring full vaccination from COVID-19, and you will be required to show proof of vaccination or an acceptable exemption in order to work on the project. 



Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder. 



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