Surface Water Associate

Michael Baker International

Santa Ana, CA, US


Michael Baker International is a global leader in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting professionals dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world’s infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, Green Infrastructure, security management and intelligence solutions.


Michael Baker International’s Water Group provides innovative consulting, planning and engineering solutions for the entire spectrum of the water cycle. We have proven experience in providing a full range of professional services from scientific and technical analysis, concept through design, and construction support services. Protection and management of water resources starts at the watershed level and follows the movement of water through urban and agricultural areas, streams, lakes and reservoirs, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and water/wastewater treatment plants.


As a part of our Surface Water Team, you would assist both external and internal clients on a variety of projects. Your tasks will include hydrology and hydraulic modeling, design of flood control structures, development of project studies and technical reports, design of transportation drainage and storm drain analysis. You will be utilizing AutoCAD Civil 3D, Geographic Information System (GIS) and other specialized software in your daily work. You may also be involved with planning and data collection along with field work.

•Provide support for hydrology or hydraulics studies by delineating watersheds, completing As-Built review, providing CAD support, or completing a field investigation.

•Complete calculations to determine runoff volumes or flow rates.

•Summarize findings of a study in a report and create supporting exhibits.


•You’ll need a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.

•You should be capable of working in either an office or field environment, as needed.

•You’ll need excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office), as well as experience working some knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics software.

•EIT/FE certificate is preferred.


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. 

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