McMillen, Inc.
  • Engineering / Environmental
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • 110000-165000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, 401(k) and Match, 9 Paid Holidays, generous PTO, stock program, and Wellness Reimbursement

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McMillen is looking for a Senior Civil Engineer - Fish Hatcheries to work with our current team of civil, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and structural engineers on a variety of water resource and fisheries related projects. Experience with the design of upstream and downstream fish collection facilities, fish passage, fish screening, acclimation facilities, pump stations, and aquaculture water treatment is preferred. The Senior Civil Engineer will be responsible for the civil design of the facility. Senior Engineers are also responsible for safely delivering projects within scope, budget, and schedule while maintaining professional and proactive communications with clients, other stakeholders, and the design team. Ideal candidates will have 12-15 years of aquaculture engineering or hatchery design experience.

Please note: This listing is cross posted in several geographies. It is not necessary to apply to all listings.


  • Perform civil engineering design with a focus on fisheries related infrastructure applications, including hatcheries, upstream and downstream fish passage, stream restoration, fish collection facilities and other water resource facilities.
  • Lead a cross-discipline team of engineer to design fish hatcheries and water resources structures.
  • Perform site investigations and/or inspections and provide detailed assessment reports of conditions.
  • Develop construction documents (plans and specifications).
  • Perform and/or supervise cost estimating on schematic, preliminary, and final design phases.
  • Support development of permit documents to meet federal, state and local permitting requirements.
  • Coordinate upland and bathymetric surveying and geotechnical investigations.
  • Develop design calculations, technical memorandums, and design document reports.
  • Coordinate with clients, subconsultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide construction engineering support and management.
  • Develop engineering fee proposals, track project budgets, and conduct monthly invoice review.
  • Support and provide guidance to CAD technicians as part of design drawing development.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited University; Master's degree preferred.
  • 12+ years of experience in civil and hydraulic engineering, with demonstrated experience in aquaculture techniques, fish health issues and appropriate treatment strategies, hatchery operations and project management.
  • PE Required; NCEES registration preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of hatchery facility construction and maintenance requirements and techniques.
  • Extensive experience with design, layout, and specifications related to aquaculture projects.
  • Considerable knowledge developing bio-programs, water and space requirements, and hatchery bio-security.
  • Demonstrated experience with cold water, cool water, warm water and recirculating aquaculture.
  • Understanding and experience with water resource infrastructure including fishery related projects, water conveyance, storm water networks, civil grading, water treatment, wastewater treatment and pump stations.
  • Experience developing individual or system-wide hatchery plans.
  • Considerable knowledge and demonstrated experience with invasive species and methods for excluding or minimizing impacts: zebra mussels, Asian carp.
  • Experience with Tribal, State and Federal fish and wildlife program managers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to create reports and prepare detailed calculation packages.
  • AutoCAD civil 3D experience preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex data, calculate mathematical problems, produce technical reports and communicate technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards related to civil design.

Who We Are:

McMillen, Inc. (McMillen) is an engineering, environmental, and construction firm providing scalable, multi-disciplinary capabilities. We are a design and build firm providing clients with balanced perspective and realistic solutions. With experts in the United States, Canada, Australia, and France, our staff bring best practices from the water resources, energy, dams, infrastructure, fisheries, aquaculture, and restricted access markets.

We balance technical precision with collaborative delivery throughout all project phases. We have the resources and expertise to contribute to a project at the feasibility and planning stage, navigate the regulatory and permitting requirements, develop detailed designs, self-perform construction, and participate in startup, testing, and commissioning. We offer strategic planning, technical expertise, comprehensive project management, and integration of multi-disciplinary studies for traditional and alternative project delivery methods.

We want our employees to make a career doing what they love to do. We aren't looking for the complacent or the comfortable. We are looking for the highly technical, the creators, the manic obsessives, the outliers who know being the best is a journey, not a finish line. We support our employees' efforts to stay on the cutting edge of technology while fostering a great work-life balance.

Benefits: McMillen provides a full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, 401(k) and match, 9 Paid Holidays, generous PTO, opportunity for Stock Ownership and Wellness Reimbursement

EEO: McMillen is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Visa sponsorship, including renewal during employment, will not be provided for this position.

No recruiters, please.

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