Staff Water Resources Engineer


Seattle, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Redmond, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Tacoma, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Bellingham, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Portland, OR, USA 🇺🇸

Boise, ID, USA 🇺🇸

As a Staff Water Resources Engineer, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and play a key role in the design of water resource projects, which include river and habitat restoration, fish passage design, FEMA studies, natural channel conveyance design, and other water resource-related projects. This role can be based out of any of our Puget Sound offices (Seattle, Redmond, Tacoma, Bellingham), Boise ID or our Portland, OR office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

– Designing water resource projects, which include river and habitat restoration, fish passage design, FEMA studies, natural channel conveyance design, and other water resource-related projects.
– Collection of field data.
– Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling.
– Completion of engineering analyses and calculations.
– Support of natural channel restoration designs.
– Preparation of design drawings; support in developing plans, specifications, and engineers cost estimates.
– Technical report writing and providing construction observation services.
– Travel may be required and based on project needs.


– BS in Civil Engineering or equivalent with an emphasis in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, ecological, and/or natural systems engineering required; MS preferred.
– EIT required or obtained within 6 months of hire date.
– 1-3 years of related professional experience, preferably with prior consulting experience in the Pacific Northwest. MS degree, senior thesis, or relevant internships satisfies the experience qualification.
– Training and experience must include use of standard 1-dimensional hydraulic models (e.g., HEC-RAS), with preference for candidate with experience with 2-dimensional (2-D) hydraulic modeling experience (e.g. SRH-2D or HEC-RAS 2D).
– Experience or training with flow analysis, scour assessment and countermeasure design, and application of fish and wildlife habitat enhancement in channel design preferred.
– Experience with AutoCAD/Civil 3D, MicroStation/InRoads, ArcGIS, SMS/SRH-2D, and standard hydrologic data analysis software preferred.
– Basic knowledge of fluvial geomorphology, geology, and biology in the Pacific Northwest desired.
– Professional-level verbal and written communication skills.
– Valid driver’s license.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

– Ability to perform a wide range of physical activities and do heavy work including exerting up to 50 pounds of force on occasion.
– Able to perform consistent work on a PC.
– Ability to travel for short-term and long-term assignments as needed.
– All employees are responsible for conducting their work in a safe manner. This includes identifying potential safety hazards and reporting them to the designated project manager in a timely manner and participating in project safety briefings. This also includes wearing appropriate safety equipment when working in the field and completing all required health & safety training prior to beginning field work.

Our best estimate of the salary range for this position, located in Seattle, Redmond, Tacoma WA, is $66,666 – $85,793. Our best estimate of the salary range for this position, located in Portland OR, is $62,752 – $80,713. Our best estimate of the salary range for this position, located in Boise Idaho, is $56,437 – $72,578. Compensation offered will be based on a variety of individual factors, including education and experience, as well as internal equity. GeoEngineers’ salary ranges are reviewed and updated each year and employees are eligible for pay increases based on individual performance. As part of our competitive total rewards package, employees in this role may also be eligible for our annual year-end bonus offering, subject to program eligibility requirements.

At GeoEngineers, investing in our people is a top priority. In addition to competitive and equitable pay, we are proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including healthcare (with travel benefit for care not locally available), 401(k) with company match, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid vacation and sick time and paid holidays, among others. View our full listing of benefits here.

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GeoEngineers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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