Civil Engineer Project Manager Associate

RICK Engineering Company
San Luis Obispo, CA
Added: March 7, 2024
If you are looking for a place to grow your career and make a difference – RICK is the place for you!

As an Associate Project Manager for our Water Resources team in San Luis Obispo, CA you will have an opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary team on meaningful, landmark projects in the San Luis Obispo region. As a RICK team member, you will help clients and communities turn their dreams into reality. You will learn from and work alongside industry-leading experts and together shape the future of tomorrow. At RICK you will find an abundance of opportunities for mentorship, growth, and (of course) fun! Learn more by visiting


Candidate will have a BSCE degree, California Registration as a Professional Civil Engineer, plus a minimum of five (5) years of experience in water resources or the equivalent work experience of ten (10) years in this industry.

Candidate must have a minimum of two (2) years project management experience including supervising a design team, overseeing the work of designers, drafters, and subconsultants.

Candidate’s Experience Will Include

  • Ability to respond to RFP’s/SOQ’s
  • Prepare and deliver presentations
  • Participate in interviews for Public Works Projects
  • Significant experience in preparation of contracts, fee proposals, and scopes of work
  • Demonstrated experience with management of multiple coincident contracts
  • Ongoing management of project schedules, budgets, and billing/collections
  • Significant successful experience in client and public agency interactions
  • Must demonstrate good oral and written communication skills

Required Technical Skills

  • Proficiency with preparation of preliminary, final, and detention basin design, drainage studies, riverine hydraulic modeling, stream restoration, sediment transport modeling, floodplain mapping studies, FEMA compliance (including LOMCs), and Drainage Master Plans
  • Proficiency with LID design principals, HMP Compliance, Water Quality modeling, BMP design, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) programs
  • Proficiency in complying with regulatory requirements of the RWQCB and the SWRCB

Proficiency In The Following Software And Modeling Is Desired

  • SWMM
  • HEC-RAS (HEC-2)
  • ArcMAP v10+
  • HEC-HMS (HEC-1)
  • Geo-RAS/Geo-HMS
  • Microstation
  • AutoCAD/Civil 3D

Required Project Management Skills

  • Candidate must demonstrate strong independent thought, decision-making abilities
  • Possess demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills

Candidate’s Managerial Experience Must Include

  • Direct supervision of water resources design staff including personnel management, reviews, training, and QC review
  • Proven record of establishing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with clients/public-agency personnel and in-house staff.

The following skills / experience are a PLUS!

  • Recent professional experience specific to Central Coast California, Central Coast Post Construction Requirements (PCR’s)
  • MS in Civil Engineering or a related field
  • Programming skills
  • One or more of the following certifications
    • Certified Flood Plain Manager (CFM)
    • LEED
    • ENV-SP
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)
What We Offer

  • Additional compensation offered with overtime and bonus potential.
  • Generous Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing, 401K, and Life and Disability Insurance and Personal Leave
  • Company Events
  • Holiday Parties, Team Building Activities and Events

RICK Engineering Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

RICK employees are protected by laws designed to protect employees from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other non-merit based factor. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs. RICK employees are also protected against retaliation if they engage in a protected activity, whistleblowing, or the exercise of any appeal or grievance right provided by law.