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San Antonio, TX, USA · Austin, TX, USA · Round Rock, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Hydrologist 2 - Water Resources Specialist

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a mid to senior-level Hydrologist to join our Water Resources team in Sacramento, CA. Candidates for the position should have experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis, with a focus on water supply modeling and climate change analyses. Our clients include local, state, and federal agencies.

Our team is growing and have a range of challenging and innovating projects. We work within multi-disciplinary teams on projects related to flood management, water supply, FERC relicensing, and ecological enhancements, providing hydrologic and reservoir operations modeling, including hydrology development and analysis; reservoir simulation, optimization and re-operation; climate change modeling; and ensemble and statistical analysis. The preferred candidate would have experience in a combination of these subject areas.

Skills such as scripting (such as VBA, R, Jython/Python) and GIS, HEC software (such as HEC-SSP, HEC-HMS, HEC-ResSim and both HEC-RAS 1D and 2D), climate change analytical tools and datasets (such as Global Climate Models and downscaling methods), water temperature modeling, linear programming and optimization would be considered beneficial.

The candidate is expected to be a key part of project delivery teams;

  • Mentor junior staff
  • Manage small- to medium-sized projects and effectively interact with clients and peers.
  • Able to work independently, but also enjoy working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Must have strong writing skills and good internal review processes.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Hydrologist 2, we'll count on you to:

  • Perform and oversee hydraulic/hydrologic investigations
  • Conduct analyses to develop design options or recommendations and prepare service deliverable documents
  • Perform other related duties as necessary

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, Hydrology, Civil Engineering, Water Resources or closely related field
  • Minimum 5 years related experience
  • Demonstrated working skills with GIS, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Statistical Analysis Software, Programming languages
  • Microsoft Office skills, Excel, Word
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and with a project team to completion of a task
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS degree
  • Experience with hydrologic analysis on watershed scale
  • Experience with water infrastructure planning studies, extreme hydrology, and/or consequence analysis
  • Experience with climate change analytical tools and datasets.
  • Experience with reservoir and system modeling.
  • Experience with risk-based planning and risk informed decision making.
  • Familiarity with integration of resiliency into the planning process


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

We provide a comprehensive benefits package that promotes employee ownership, employee health, performance, and success, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, an employee assistance program, paid time off, parental leave, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, employee referral bonuses and tuition reimbursement. The expected compensation range for this position is $72,688.00 - $118,000 annually depending upon skills, experience, education and geographical location.



Primary Location

: United States-California-Sacramento

Other Locations

: United States-California-Walnut Creek, United States-California-Folsom, United States-Idaho-Boise


: Full-time

Employee Status

: Regular

Job Posting

: Mar 20, 2024, 3:13:12 PM