300 E. Mallard Dr. Suite 350 Boise, ID 83706

Who We Are

SPF Water Engineering is an employee-owned regional water, wastewater, and hydrogeologic consulting firm. We have numerous repeat clients due to our reputation for providing good value, quick turn around, and cost-effective solutions. SPF (along with its predecessor firm, Scanlan Engineering) has provided water resource engineering and consulting services since 1994.

MISSION

We seek to serve our growing client base with a high level of integrity, creative and cost-effective solutions, and high-quality service. We intend to always be an “employer of choice” in our industry. We will support and encourage efforts of our members and associates to build successful careers as engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs.

 
 

PROJECT LOCATIONS

Clients throughout the western United States, as well as the US territories of American Samoa and Puerto Rico, have called on SPF to assist them in solving their water resource and wastewater concerns. They know that SPF’s dedication to doing good work and delivering successful projects has no borders.


And the rest is... HISTORY
SPF Water Engineering traces its roots to the firm of Anderson & Kelly. Keith Anderson and Jack Kelly were consulting hydrogeologists (almost before there was such a thing) and engineers, working on ground-water projects throughout the western US. SPF’s “S” (Terry Scanlan) went to work for Anderson & Kelly, where he learned to apply his education in engineering and hydrogeology to practical problems. Terry eventually established Scanlan Engineering in 1994 to provide consulting services related to water resource engineering, wells, and water rights. Scanlan joined forces with two additional partners to form SPF in 2004. Christian Petrich (the "P" in SPF), previously the Associate Director of the Idaho Water Resources Research Institute (part of the University of Idaho), had conducted regional investigations of the Treasure Valley aquifer system and the Boise Front geothermal system just prior to co-founding SPF.
Since 2004, SPF has grown to be a leader in water and wastewater consulting in Idaho, and we are rapidly expanding, with clients and projects throughout the western United States. We strive every day to make decisions in the best interest of our clients and our staff. Our ability to do so is apparent in the fact that many of our clients have been working with us continuously for more than 20 years.

JOIN US

SPF Water Engineering provides general civil engineering, water resource consulting, water engineering, and wastewater engineering services.  We seek to serve our growing client base with a high level of integrity, creative and cost-effective solutions, and high-quality service.  We are committed to being an “employer of choice” in our industry by supporting and encouraging efforts of our members and associates to build successful careers as engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs. We provide professional growth opportunities in proportion to initiative, expertise, and success. 

HIRING CIVIL ENGINEER

SPF Water Engineering is seeking a highly motivated civil engineer for our Boise office.   This individual will be expected to create detailed designs for civil projects, including preparing plans and specifications, site layouts, grading and drainage, utility plans and profiles, and coordinating with CADD/BIM technicians and other disciplines for construction plan production.  This person will be required to mentor younger engineers and may function as a technical specialist and/or project manager on projects.  

Candidate will have at least 6 years of engineering experience with a B.S. or M.S. degree in civil engineering or a similar field, and the ability to obtain professional engineer registration in Idaho.   Excellent written and oral communication skills and AutoCAD Civil 3D proficiency are essential.  Licensure in other western states, such as California, Oregon, Washington, or others is a plus.  Other desired skills include:  GIS, Building Information Modeling (BIM), practical field experience, and/or a background in survey.  Position salary and title will be based on selected candidate’s level of experience.

SPF Water Engineering provides general civil engineering, water resource consulting, water engineering, and wastewater engineering services.  We are committed to being an “employer of choice” by supporting and encouraging efforts of our members and associates to build successful careers as engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs.  We are an employee-owned company offering a very competitive compensation plan, including ownership and advancement opportunities, bonus programs, and a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, pretax spending accounts, 401(k), and paid holidays).

Please submit a cover letter describing your skills and interests, a detailed resume, and a list of references to info@spfwater.com; refer to “Civil Engineer” in the subject heading. 

HIRING GROUNDWATER MODELING HYDROGEOLOGY POSITION

SPF Water Engineering is seeking a highly-motivated groundwater engineer or hydrogeologist skilled in groundwater modeling for water supply and environmental projects.  Primary responsibilities may include water supply planning and permitting, well and pump system design, aquifer testing, groundwater modeling, and water quality investigations.  Job duties will include modeling; analysis of geologic, hydrologic, and water quality data; field work; and report writing.  

Candidates will have 10 or more years of practical experience, and will have completed a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree in geological engineering, civil engineering, or similar field.  P.E. or P.G. registration is required, with the ability to obtain registration as both preferred.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, and ArcGIS and MODFLOW experience are required.  The person hired for this position will work closely with clients, manage projects, and must be capable of marketing and developing business opportunities.  Work will be conducted from SPF’s Boise office on projects located primarily in Idaho and surrounding states.

SPF Water Engineering provides general civil engineering, water resource consulting, water engineering, and wastewater engineering services.  We are committed to being an “employer of choice” by supporting and encouraging efforts of our members and associates to build successful careers as engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs.  We are an employee-owned company offering a very competitive compensation plan, including ownership and advancement opportunities, bonus programs, and a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, pretax spending accounts, 401(k), and paid holidays).

Please submit a cover letter describing your skills and interests, a detailed resume, and a list of references to info@spfwater.com; refer to “Hydrogeologist” in the subject heading.

PRINCIPAL HYDROLOGIST OR HYDROGEOLOGIST

SPF Water Engineering is seeking a highly-motivated principal hydrologist or hydrogeologist to support our growing practice in Boise, Idaho.  Depending on the individual, responsibilities could include:

  • Analysis of geologic, hydrologic, and water quality data, 
  • water supply planning and permitting, 
  • well and pump system design, 
  • groundwater and/or surface water modeling, 
  • water quality investigations, 
  • expert witness services,
  • report preparation, 
  • project management, and
  • marketing.

Demonstrated large- and small-project consulting experience in at least some of the above-listed areas is essential.  Experience with water rights, wastewater reuse, and irrigation is a plus.  

The successful candidate will be required to maintain client relationships, manage and mentor younger engineers/geologists, and function as a technical specialist and/or project manager.  Candidates will have 12 to 25 years of consulting experience, with an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in geological engineering, civil engineering, hydrology, or hydrogeology, and the ability to obtain P.G. and/or P.E. registration in Idaho.  Work experience and licensure in other western states such as California, Washington, Oregon, or Utah is a plus.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.  ArcGIS and MODFLOW experience is preferred.  Work will be conducted from SPF’s Boise office on projects located in Idaho and surrounding states.  International work opportunities may be available.

SPF Water Engineering provides general civil engineering, water resource consulting, water engineering, and wastewater engineering services.  We are committed to being an “employer of choice” by supporting and encouraging efforts of our members and associates to build successful careers as engineers, consultants, and entrepreneurs.  We are an employee-owned company offering a very competitive compensation plan, including ownership and advancement opportunities, bonus programs, and a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, pretax spending accounts, 401(k), and paid holidays). 

Please submit a cover letter describing your skills and interests, a detailed resume, and a list of references to info@spfwater.com; refer to “Principal Hydro” in the subject heading.