Civil Engineer – Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, has exciting opportunities for civil engineers. Two positions are sought to join a highly-motivated conservation team of biologists and engineers responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland restoration and water delivery infrastructure projects headquartered out of the Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA. Positions are open in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Valley and San Francisco Bay areas.

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City of Sacramento, California
Assistant City Manager – Municipal Services

The City of Sacramento is seeking a collaborative, innovative, results-driven executive with well-honed leadership and communication skills to serve as the Assistant City Manager – Municipal Services (ACM). With the responsibility of strategically aligning progressive and innovative solutions within the broad area of engineering, public works, and capital projects, the ACM will not only provide oversight of technical areas, but will also drive change and move projects through to fruition in an accelerated, dynamic, and highly visible environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in engineering, public works, and/or capital projects with the majority of experience gained in a large metropolitan jurisdiction. This position requires seven years or more of public sector, senior management experience that includes significant participation in budgetary development/administration, strategic planning, policy/procedure development and implementation, and personnel management. Additionally, a Bachelor’s degree is required; graduate degree is preferred. Three years of experience as a city department head with full executive responsibility for budgeting, strategic planning, policy/procedure development and implementation, and personnel management may substitute for the required experience. The salary range for this position is $150,715 to $226,072 DOQ. Additionally, the City offers an excellent benefits package including CalPERS retirement.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to by Monday, December 31, 2018. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

Geotechnical Lead – ARUP

Clients with complex projects come to Arup for our innovative spirit, a spirit that compels us to express our ingenuity in unique ways that strengthen their businesses —developing many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects.

Owner’s and investor’s rely on the creative minds of Arup’s 14,000 engineers, planners and consultants to bring our collaborative and empathetic thinking to creating sustainable outcomes. These outcomes immediately set their businesses apart from the competition and prepare their organizations for the future.

Our geotechnical team has delivered some of the most technically challenging subsurface designs undertaken around the world. Our San Francisco and Los Angeles geotechnical teams have provided geotechnical design for:

• Salesforce Tower and the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco
• The Central Valley segments of the California High Speed Rail line currently under construction
• The soon to open Crenshaw Line in Los Angeles
• The new Mexico City Airport under construction as is
• The Gerald Desmond Bridge
• Highway, Bridge and Rail projects in Panama and Colombia.

Arup seeks a geotechnical lead for our teams in San Francisco and Los Angeles. The successful candidate will have experience that demonstrates the capability of leading geotechnical design teams supporting complex projects in California, the US and internationally and as well as an ability to grow the teams through business development, staff development and strategic hiring.

•Maintaining Arup’s high standards for technical excellence, client care, and the appropriate quality of our deliverables
• Interfacing with internal and external clients and stakeholders
• Inspiring, motivating and training of team members Working closely with Office, Regional and Global Businesses to enhance and implement business plans that expand Arup’s market
• Working closely with our other North American offices and geotechnical teams, and liaising with our overseas offices on international projects.
• Staff resourcing and financial performance of projects managed within the Geotechnical Group and the geotechnical portion of projects for other Arup businesses
• Recruiting geotechnical staff at all levels in response to the business needs
• Develop business opportunities both for projects lead by the Geotechnical Group and for projects lead by other Arup businesses and practices

• Bachelors/Masters Degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
• CA PE and GE (preferred)
• Extensive design experience in the areas of geotechnical design for infrastructure and buildings
• Ability to communicate and coordinate work within an integrated multidisciplinary team.
• Understanding of relevant construction techniques available both locally and internationally
• Working knowledge of numerical analysis tools
• Working knowledge of seismic analysis and codes
• Experience of managing site investigations and laboratory testing.
• High level of self-motivation and of the ability to motivate others
• Comfortable taking the initiative and make decisions
• Strong communication skills with internal and external clients
• Sound understanding of commercial and financial issues
• Language skills – English (required) and Spanish (preferred)
• This role may require travelling within North America and overseas, typically for short periods, to support the delivery of our work.

Share your passion and experience in a global culture that believes your potential to achieve is endless. This is your opportunity to shine.

Arup is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.