Surface Water Associate

Michael Baker International

Rancho Cordova, CA, US


Supported by more than 3,000 employees in nearly 100 locations across the United States, we provide a full continuum of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management. Our clients include U.S. federal, state and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker is committed to delivering a standard of excellence that fosters a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve our clients’ complex challenges. 


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.