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Senior Civil Engineer – Flood Control/Water Resources

Job Type: Full Time
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Minimum Experience: 8+
Required Education: Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or related field
Required Licensure: California professional civil engineer license, or able to obtain California license within six months


Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck Inc. (KSN) is seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Civil Engineer to join our team to help us fulfil our mission to be the trusted firm for delivering the right solutions for our clients’ water and wastewater needs. The successful candidate will be eligible for signing bonus of between $5,000 and $10,000 depending on experience and education.

Your impact to our team

As a Senior Civil Engineer focusing on Flood Control & Water Resources, you will be leading a team to support our clients in the Sacramento Valley, Central Valley, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta who operate and maintain State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) levees and non-project levees. The ideal candidate will be an energetic and proactive professional who can lead a team, multitask, and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. You will report directly to the company’s senior management team.

  • Working in flood control, environmental restoration, reclamation and project management to support State Plan of Flood Control (SPFC) and non-project levee clients in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and Central Valley regions.
  • Assisting in the design of projects, performing engineering studies, preparing construction documents and engineering calculations, and providing client support for various funding programs.
  • Assisting clients to comply with changing flood control operations and maintenance standards, in collaboration with our multi-disciplinary team.
  • Preparing detailed written memoranda and reports on technical assignments and presenting technical information to peers and clients, representing KSN and clients on multiple levels.
Skills and Experience
  • California PE required.
  • 8-plus years of experience including project management preferred
  • Self-motivated, technically competent, client- and solution-focused individual.
  • Able to be self-directing and self-starting.
  • Possesses advanced oral and written communication skills, including interpretation of complex technical and contractual language.
  • Aptitude and hands-on experience with computer applications used in Civil Engineering.
  • Experience developing construction plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates.
  • Experience in levee design, erosion control, and permitting.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions regarding complex issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, organize and analyze engineering data and make comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to lead project meetings and represent the organization in communications pertaining to broad aspects of engineering assignments.
About KSN

Kjeldsen, Sinnock & Neudeck, Inc. (KSN), is a dynamic civil engineering firm that specializes in providing innovative engineering solutions to a diverse range of clients. Since 1956, KSN has been providing award-winning solutions to our clients throughout the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. The firm devotes most of its professional staff to the resolution of complex water related issues and projects. In business for nearly 70 years and with offices in West Sacramento, Stockton, and Red Bluff, we are a team of over 60 professionals who are passionate about what we do and are dedicated to delivering excellent service to our clients. KSN promotes a collaborative work environment with a strong culture of professional excellence and development through ongoing coaching/mentoring relationships, continuing education, and embracing our company values.


This full-time regular position includes KNS’s full suite of benefits that include:

  • 401K with Discretionary Employer Contribution
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental Health Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • 125 Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave
  • Nine full Days and two half days of Paid Holiday Time Off
  • Paid Birthday Time Off

KSN team members enjoy other benefits including a tuition reimbursement program, employee candidate referral bonus, peer-to-peer recognition bonuses, as well as firm covering state license and eligible professional association fees.


Compensation package commensurate with experience, education, skill level, and other compensable factors.

Salary Range is $115,000-$150,000 per year.

The position of Senior Civil Engineer is an exempt position.

KSN is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Interested? Apply Today!