McMillen, Inc.
  • Engineering / Environmental
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • 65000-90000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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McMillen is currently looking for a Fluvial Geomorphologist to join our growing organization. McMillen is growing its fluvial geomorphology expertise in both environmental and engineering projects. He or she will work with McMillen's current geomorphologist, hydraulic engineers, and Aquaculture and Fisheries engineers, and biologists to deliver various stream restoration projects, including restoration of natural processes and habitat conditions, erosion control and fish passage improvements, and facilitate infrastructure improvements.


  • Utilize scientific principles, theories, practices and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.
  • Collect and enter data and apply technical principles and theories.
  • Interpret and record data, conduct analyses, compare findings to relevant studies and local, state and federal regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Supporting 'Natural Channel Design' and stream restoration projects, completing geomorphic assessments on existing and proposed conditions to provide enhancement recommendations and design input.
  • Conducting detailed field investigations and assessments. Including sediment transport and scour analysis.
  • Analyzing and interpreting geomorphic and hydraulic data
  • Working collaboratively across offices and disciplines
  • Participate in meetings with clients and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree in relevant scientific or engineering discipline (e.g., geomorphology, river engineering, earth science). Master's level degree a plus.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated experience.
  • Knowledge of fluvial form, processes and functions - including their dependence on local physiography and their influence on ecological habitats
  • Experience with river and stream channel hydraulics and channel stability analysis.
  • Experience in environmental data collection, identification, investigation, data entry, and assessments.
  • Development of stream restoration and enhancement recommendations.
  • Familiarity with Natural Channel Design approaches, from concept development through to detailed design, construction implementation and monitoring
  • Use of GIS and hydraulic model applications in study design and data analysis experience preferred.
  • Experience building and running sediment transport models
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong detail-oriented work style
  • Ability to manage personal project workload and meet deadlines.

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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