Water Resource Engineer - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary:

Apply your experience with assessing, planning, designing, and reviewing construction for watershed improvements, including; watershed assessment, site evaluation, stormwater management master plans/design/retrofit, water quality best management practices hydro-logic studies and hydraulic analysis.


  • Support environmental compliance programs to include Clean Water Act, Wastewater Discharge, NPDES permitting, and best management practices as they relate to stormwater compliance.
  • Assist in developing watershed management plans for new development and restoration projects. Work shall include recommendations for Low Impact Development (LID) strategies and other BMPs.
  • Assess opportunities in collaboration with other (Company) disciplines to provide holistic water quality/quantity and ecological improvement solutions.
  • Provide technical and quality control oversight of project-based assessments, designs, plans, reports, specifications, and construction documents.
  • Coordinate with permitting and construction colleagues to ensure constructability of designs, monitor timelines, and similar tasks.
  • Lead and participate in preparing permit applications and negotiating with regulatory agencies.
  • Act as a project manager for water resource projects to include invoicing, reporting, QA/QC, and related duties.
  • Collaborate on company business development activities including client relationship building and proposal preparation.


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • BS Civil Engineering, Water Resources, or Environmental Engineering or BS/BA degree in Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Hydrology or related disciplines. Master’s degree a plus. EIT or PE designation a plus.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the Clean Water Act and NPDES permitting.
  • Four or more years of experience in water resources engineering, environmental permitting, stormwater management, BMP retrofits, and ecological restoration design.
  • Understanding and applied experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of natural systems.
  • Knowledge and experience working with water resource models including HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, or TR55/20.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation.
  • Proficiency with GIS.
  • Experience with the environmental permitting process in the Mid-Atlantic region is required.
  • Understanding and experience with federal, state, and local stormwater and floodplain permitting and experience in negotiating and obtaining regulatory permits.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, public speaking ability, capable of leading and collaborating closely with others.

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