Engineer/Data Scientist

Company: Davids Engineering, Inc.

Job Summary

Will consider other work arrangements (e.g., remote work) on a case-by-case basis.

We are seeking exceptionally qualified and motivated candidates with experience in water resources engineering, water systems modeling, and data science to join our expanding team.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategic project planning, workflow development, technical analyses, and project/task management and delivery.
  • Synthesis of water systems-related data, engineering principles, and project-specific information into models, databases, reports, studies, specifications, andother technical deliverables.
  • Most working hours will be at a desk in front of a computer. Position may occasionally require travel, off-site field visits, and overnight stays.



  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, data science, environmental sciences, or another related field.
  • 2-5 years of experience in water resources engineering, water systems modeling, and data science.
  • Pursuit of a graduate degree will be considered as years of experience.
  • Proficiency with Excel and other Microsoft Office Suite programs required. Proficiency with Python and/or SQL a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and motivation to collaborate and proactively communicate with a diverse project team and colleagues in both in-person and virtual settings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially relating engineering topics and analyses.
  • Experience with (or connection to) irrigated agriculture. Experience with irrigated agriculture in California a plus.

Water Resources Engineering

  • Proficiency with water budget approaches, including understanding measurement principles and methods for typical flows in the surface water system (e.g., stream flows, diversions, precipitation, evapotranspiration)
  • Experience with water use efficiency and water conservation studies.
  • Experience with water management planning, such as Groundwater Sustainability Plans or Agricultural Water Management Plans.

Water Systems Modeling and Data Science

  • Theory and practice of at least one of the following: finite element (e.g., DWR Integrated Water Flow Model (IWFM)), finite difference (e.g., MODFLOW), hydrodynamic (e.g., HEC-RAS), and rainfall-runoff (e.g., HEC-HMS) modeling.
  • Experience with data assembly, QA/QC, analysis, visualization, statistics, and reporting.

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Davids Engineering, Inc.

Position Type: Other
City: Davis or Chico
State: CA
Employment Type: Full Time