Senior Water Quality Manager


Fairfax, VA, US

Job Description

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Dewberry has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Water Quality Modeler in our expanding resilience practice in our Fairfax, VA office. The successful candidate will provide technical expertise for flood resilience projects and will engage with a diverse group of passionate water resources professionals to provide high-quality, integrated solutions to our clients.


Candidates should have proven project experience with watershed hydrology, water quality modeling, hydraulic and riparian vegetation modeling; 1D, 2D, and 3D surface water quality modeling; integrated watershed, receiving water body modeling and ecosystem assessment; and environmental risk assessment and modeling.  Modeling experience with EFDC, HECRAS, CEQUAL, SWAT, HSPF, HECHMS, BASINS, and MODFLOW, is preferred.  Proven experience with project delivery for multiple Federal, State and local coastal agencies/clients is also preferred.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Support coastal planning, engineering, water quality modeling, design, construction, marine structure, and resilience studies or projects
  • Provide technical expertise for water quality modeling efforts
  • Provides technical guidance and mentorship to junior staff
  • Ph.D. in environmental engineering or related field
  • Experience with publications in relevant industry journals preferred
  • 20+ years practical experience in the field
  • Proven ability to collaborate with project teams
  • Candidate must have exceptional writing and communication skills

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.