Managing Water Resources Engineer

Seattle, United States of America

Job location: Ideally in Seattle, WA but could look at candidates in Pacific NW/Washington state. Willing to relocate.

Work week: Salaried – Monday through Friday. Flexibility to work remotely, desire to have someone have someone that would like to come in the office from time to time.

Travel: Some travel, most of it local within Washington state and a few times a month.

Benefits: Medical, Vision, Dental, Fitness Reimbursement, PTO401k with match, College Savings Plan, Company Paid Life & AD&D, Short-Long Term Disability, FSA, Commuter Reimbursement

Education / Certifications:  Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field. P.E. required

Required Experience: 10+ years of experience, previous project management experience and water resources experience. Demonstrated ability to bring in new business.

Preferred Experience: Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and/or Water Resources Engineering. Previous experience working with state, local government clients in Washington state in water resources management. Having planning and design experience. AutoCAD experience. Hydraulic and Hydrologic model experience.

Who Are We? 

We are an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that is focused on improving the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 350 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is for a growing company that is our clients’ first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees’ first choice as a company where they want to work. We believe engaged staff lead to great client service and to a financially strong company—in that order. Our work environment fosters personal and professional growth for employees by providing autonomy, a clear vision, and the ability to master their skill set.  

What’s the Opportunity?

We are seeking an experienced water resources engineer to help expand our water resources engineering practice in the Pacific Northwest. We are particularly interested in an individual who has a strong technical background coupled with proven project management, client management, and business development experience. The ideal candidate would be able to develop new water resources engineering project opportunities, delegate and manage technical work, perform technical work, including technical studies and engineering design work, and independently manage projects from planning through design and construction. The ideal candidate would bring new clients and opportunities to us and would help our water resources engineering team manage and develop projects for existing clients, with the goal of growing our water resources engineering practice.


  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Independently manage a wide range of water resources engineering projects from planning through design and construction.
  • Perform and/or oversee technical analyses for water resources management, water supply, water conveyance, water storage, habitat restoration, and stormwater management projects.
  • Oversee the preparation of written reports and technical studies.
  • Manage the development of engineering drawings, technical specifications, and opinions of probable cost.
  • Manage the successful completion of projects for our existing clients.
  • Work with other senior water resources staff to identify and develop new projects and clients, prepare proposals, and capture new work.
  • Develop scopes of work, budgets, and schedules for projects.

What Are We Looking For?

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree (preferred, but not required) in Civil or Water Resources Engineering (or equivalent).
  • Washington PE or ability to get reciprocity in Washington State.
  • More than 10 years of experience, including more than 5 years of experience as a project manager, independently managing water resources projects
  • Ability to bring in and develop new water resources clients and project opportunities.
  • Experience with a diverse range of hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling and design software packages.
  • Experience preparing and managing the development of engineering drawings, technical specifications, and opinions of probable cost for water resource projects.
  • Experience managing projects and interfacing with clients.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Self-motivation, drive, and ability to work independently.
  • A desire to help grow our water resources practice and take on a senior leadership role.

Managing Water Resources Engineer

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