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Regional Engineer - Rancho Cordova, CA

Regional Engineer - Rancho Cordova, CA

locationRancho Cordova, 2329 Benita Dr, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Full Time

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the world’s leading wetland and waterfowl conservation organization, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced civil engineer to join a team of highly motivated conservation biologists and engineers responsible for the planning, design, and construction of wetland and wild land restoration projects in the Central Valley of California. The engineer will be part of a larger team of conservation professionals headquartered out of the Ducks Unlimited Western Regional Office in Rancho Cordova, CA.


Candidates must have at minimum, a B.S in an engineering curriculum and be a registered civil engineer in the state of California. Desirable qualifications include GPS surveying, Civil3D, construction inspection and management, design of water control structures, soil science, hydraulics, agricultural engineering, and levee, canal, and/or pump station design. Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to work with and solve problems in close team-based relationships. Candidates must be able to perform field work that includes strenuous outdoor activity in difficult environmental conditions. Completion of safety training for small boat and all-terrain vehicle operation will be required.


Regional Engineers perform a full range of project planning, design, contracting, and construction management functions on wetland, riparian, and associated habitat restoration projects. Project delivery responsibilities include scoping and proposal development, topographic surveying, engineering design, project bidding, field inspection, and construction management. A close working relationship with local, state, and federal personnel, private landowners, and other conservation partners will be an important aspect of the job. The position will include travel throughout Northern California and southern Oregon.

Specific duties include:

  • Prepare proposal scope of work and budgets.
  • Develop topographic surveys and collect field survey data for design.
  • Prepare project plans, technical specifications, and cost estimates.
  • Conduct field inspection and perform construction management oversight.
  • Ensure that consultants and contractors adhere to project plans, specifications, and schedules.
  • Act as contracting officer: ensure contract compliance and manage project budgets.

Application Instructions:To apply, submit a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position and a resume highlighting your qualifications.   

Please direct any questions to DU Human Resources careers@ducks.org.

Salary: $80,000.00- $130,000.00 annually – Salary commensurate with education and experience. 

Benefits Package: We work hard to encourage everyone at Ducks Unlimited to bring their authentic selves to work every day.  DU offers an exceptional benefits package that includes comprehensive group medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance, including spouse and dependent coverage; minimum three weeks paid vacation to start; paid sick leave and 10 paid holidays; 401(k) plan (including partial employer match); and tuition reimbursement.


It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions),  sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.