Water Resources Engineer

Office Location US-TX-Houston
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Water Resources
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About the opportunity

SWCA Environmental Consultants seeks a qualified Water Resources Engineer to join our Houston, Texas office. The Engineer should have a strong background in Ecosystem Restoration, Stormwater Management/Green Infrastructure and Watershed Management to support our Natural Resources Group.

What you will accomplish

  • Performing stream and wetland field assessments and surveys
  • Developing stormwater management plans for a variety of scales (residential, commercial, watershed, and regional)
  • Preparation of ecosystem mitigation plans
  • Preparing construction documents, cost estimates, specifications, reports and proposals
  • Preparing stormwater plans for permitting
  • Providing construction oversight and permit compliance monitoring
  • Managing project budgets and coordinating project work
  • Successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team and must be able to demonstrate leadership capabilities

Experience and qualifications for success

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering or other similar engineering, MS preferred
  • Engineering Intern Certification, or the necessary qualifications and willingness to obtain, including engineering degree from an ABET accredited University
  • Demonstrated experience and passionate interest in river/stream and wetland assessment and restoration design preferred
  • Experience with hydrologic, open channel flow and sediment transport models
  • Demonstrated ability in hydraulic/hydrologic analysis, modeling, culvert and bridge sizing, fish passage, floodplain determinations, ArcView, ArcMap, Civil 3-D drafting and analysis, MS Office, HECRAS Modeling, and Hydro CAD
  • Ability to perform data synthesis and scientific report writing
  • General knowledge of the Clean Water Act regulatory environment
  • The ability to meet and work with diverse range of clients
  • Strong graphic skills from graphic presentation drawings through construction documentation
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports, specifications and oral presentations at project meetings
  • Ability to travel


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