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Project Civil Engineer

About Our Company:

Black Water is a Central Valley engineering firm that provides professional services in water, wastewater, storm drainage, and construction management. The company was established in 2012 and continually endeavors to maintain an excellent reputation for delivering responsive service, technical expertise, and value to our clients.

Our staff consists of experts in the study and design of water supply, treatment, and distribution systems; wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment works; and stormwater analysis and drainage facilities. We have a solid track record in regulatory compliance, permitting, and reporting requirements with state and local agencies. We are a positive, community‐focused work environment offering the potential for career growth and professional development. We have a better than competitive salary and benefits package.

Summary of Benefits:
  •  Health Insurance
  •  Dental and Vision Insurance
  •  Sick Leave and Vacation
  •  401k and Employer Match
  •  Profit Sharing
  •  Licensure and Professional Association Fees
  •  Education Assistance
  •  Paid Holidays
  •  Life Insurance
  •  Health Savings Account
  •  Health/Fitness Club Reimbursement
  •  Employee Assistance Program

Equal Opportunity Employer


We are looking for a project manager level water/wastewater Civil Engineer to join our team and provide leadership and management in Black Water’s Fresno, California office. The applicant should have the following experience and training:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience, preferably in the field of water and wastewater engineering.
  • A Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related engineering field.
  • A current Professional Engineer’s license, preferably issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers, or the ability to obtain a California license within a year.
  • Excellent technical and communication skills are a must as this position includes duties associated with project management, preparation of engineering plans and specifications, design, working independently and in teams, and client support and retention.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License.

Job Type:

Full‐time, salaried

Job Description:

Expected duties and other essential responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Professional engineer’s work in planning, report preparation, design, technical analysis, agency coordination, and client interaction for various water and wastewater projects.
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to work well with engineering staff with varying levels of experience.
  • Preparation of cost estimates for budget and construction planning.
  • Develop and monitor project schedules and budgets.
  • Consult with a variety of regulatory agencies, subconsultants, stakeholders, equipment vendors, and engineers.


Knowledge of the standard principles and practices of professional engineering with the following:
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Experience with hydraulic calculations, and chemical and biological processes.
  • Budget monitoring, safety management, and project management.
  • Relevant local, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, and rules, including CEQA regulations.
  • Current literature and sources of information regarding water and wastewater.
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives.
  • Establish schedules and methods for the performance of technical and professional engineering duties.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of assigned programs and project budgets.
Technology Skills:
  • Analytical or scientific software ‐ Innovyze Software (InfoWater, InfoSewer); Bentley Systems (SewerCAD/WaterCAD)
  • Map creation software ‐ ESRI ArcGIS software; MapInfo
  • Office suite software ‐ Microsoft Office
  • PDF software ‐ Adobe Acrobat Pro; Bluebeam


Better than competitive compensation for the position commensurate with education, experience, attitude, skills, and references.

Contact Information:

If you are qualified and want to join an outstanding team of engineers, and if you enjoy the challenge of growth and contributing to the success of our team in Fresno, please respond at the following email with a resume, cover letter, and references: reception@blackwater‐