3P Partners

  • Director of Water Resources

    Job Locations US-CA-Fresno
    Job ID
    Environment, Health, Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Overview

    We are searching for a Director of Water Resources position for a reputable family-owned and diversified agricultural processor based in Fresno, CA. 


    Reporting directly to the VP, Business Operations, the Director of Water Resources is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising all water related functions. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a fast-paced, multi-entity and multicultural environment. 

    Job Function

    • Work closely with the Chief Executive Officer in managing the day-to-day water efforts by modeling future year needs, reporting current year and forecast to lenders, sourcing new surface water contracts-short term and long term; flood waters, sourcing new exchange opportunities and managing surface water.
    • Manage and coordinate water exchanges/movements in districts within the Central Valley, CA.
    • Collaborate with the Executive Management on identifying domestic and international growth opportunities through land, soil and water suitability assessments.
    • Responsible for short-term and long-term water modeling and preparing and presenting water models to CEO, VP of Operations and other key stakeholders.
    • Review water models for monthly position.  Develop, implement and monitor strategic water management plans.
    • Manage water associated with banking activities and prepare water sources and uses table for banks
    • Recommend annual and multiyear supply decisions (carryover, supplemental, pumping, purchases, sales, banking, etc.)
    • Optimize water costs based upon well usage and key purchases/sales of water.
    • Work alongside with field staff on establishing irrigation plans, including deficit irrigation if needed.
    • Ensure environmental and regulatory compliance with water districts.
    • Manage implementation of the SGMA and keep abreast of SGMA related matters.
    • Influence policies at water district and GSAs.
    • Develop a plan to mitigate risks associated with new groundwater regulations.
    • Establish contacts and build relationships with relevant water districts.
    • Secure, manage and maintain federal and state approvals to transfer water.


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