Sr. Coastal Engineer

Houston, United States of America

*Our salary range depends on a person's experience. We will entertain all candidate's salary request + an annual bonus*

Job title: Sr. Coastal Engineer (if someone is a Managing level or Principal level, we can also look at them as well)

Relevant Job Titles: Sr. Coastal Scientist, Coastal Planner, Geomorphologist

Job location: Houston, TX 77024 or Austin, TX 78746

Work week: Hybrid (high preference on someone who can commute to the office)

Travel: 10% - attend conferences, visiting project sites (all in Texas)

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 Coastal Engineer or Ocean Engineer, perhaps a Civil Engineer or Environmental Engineering degree with a Coastal focus.

Required Experience: 10+ years’ experience in Coastal Engineering field, at least 5 years living and working in the state of Texas.

Preferred Experience: P.E. if they are an engineer, a candidate that has experience in business development. Master’s degree in Coastal Engineering, Ocean Engineering, or Civil Engineering with focus in coastal work. Perhaps someone with experience working with Texas Parks and Wildlife or Texas General Land Office or Texas Water Development Board or Texas Commission on Environmental Quality or US Army Corps of Engineers. Someone with Coastal Planning experience or Coastal Design or Coastal Modeling or Environmental/Coastal Permitting experience.

Who Are We? 

We are an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that improves the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 400 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is 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 a senior level individual to support and contribute to our ongoing growth in Texas and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast. We are particularly interested in an individual who has experience in growing a coastal engineering practice, developing new clients, and executing coastal design projects. The individual will be part of a team that is a driving force behind the growth of our resources in the region. A primary focus of the individual will be to work with others to better position us to win and execute projects funded by hurricane recovery funds; coastal restoration, flood, and climate change resiliency funds at the federal, state, and local levels; ports; energy (petroleum and utilities) and industrial clients.


  • The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:
  • Interface with our leadership and staff to expand our coastal engineering practice in Texas
  • Work with others to develop new clients, identify project opportunities, prepare proposals, and capture new work
  • Plan, design, and execute coastal design and restoration projects
  • Establish the vision and author scopes of work, negotiate fees, develop project schedules, manage the technical and financial aspects of projects, communicate with clients and stakeholders, and coordinate subcontractors for complex design and construction projects
  • Identify strategic teaming partners, mentor junior level staff, and advocate for additional staffing needs when appropriate

What Are We Looking For?

  • Ideal candidates will have the following:
  • Master’s Degree in Coastal Engineering
  • 10 years of experience with more than 5 years of experience working directly in Texas
  • Professional Engineers license in Texas (other Gulf Coast states a plus)
  • Experience working on projects with the Texas General Land Office and other state agencies, US Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, ports, local municipalities, and industry.
  • A passion for planning and designing beneficial use of dredged material projects, coastal wetlands, bird islands, beaches, oyster reefs, living shorelines, flood risk management projects, and other projects that benefit the coast.
  • Experience with comprehensive feasibility analysis, including numerical and analytical modeling
  • Experience in project management and construction oversight
  • Proven experience in building partnerships
  • Active participation in Texas and national coastal zone management and protection organizations
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Self-motivation, drive, and ability to work independently

What Can You Expect?

We know that your skillset is in high demand. We go the extra mile to provide a collegial work environment; a competitive salary, bonus program, and excellent benefits, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability); a generous retirement plan match; and vacation/sick leave. In this role, you will be collaborating with a dynamic and successful team, while also having the flexibility to grow the work and clientele that you enjoy. As a mid-sized firm, you will get the support you need to focus on your best work, while also having the autonomy to expand your career, master your craft, and enhance the coast you love.

Sr. Coastal Engineer

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