Senior Water Resource Engineer


Poulsbo, WA, US


Sealaska Environmental Services (SES) has an outstanding career opportunity for Sr. Water Resource Engineer with 10+ years of experience to join our expanding team in Poulsbo, WA. This is a full time, salaried position with a full benefits package, generous compensation and paid leave.  The successful candidate will lead and manage water resource capital projects and play a key role in providing senior-level engineering services for our water resource practice. No third parties or agencies at this time, please.

Who We Are:

Sealaska Environmental Services (SES) was established in 2003 and is a subsidiary of our parent company Sealaska; an Alaska Native Owned Corporation founded in 1972.  SES is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm with offices in Poulsbo, Seattle, and Richland, WA as well as San Diego, CA.  We offer Engineering, Environmental Planning and Remediation services to a wide range of government agencies and private industry and have delivered over $300 million in technical service contracts since our inception.


Our headquarters are located along the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo and we offer a flexible and casual work environment with a growing staff of almost 50 individuals.  The Kitsap Peninsula provides an outstanding living environment with excellent schools, affordable housing and numerous dinning, shopping and cultural activities. With easy access to the Olympic National Forest and more than 200 miles of scenic shoreline the recreational opportunities are unparalleled.  Seattle is an easy ferry commute across the sound and Tacoma is less than an hour drive to the south.


The ideal candidate will be an experienced Professional Engineer with a background in water resource planning, design and construction.  Specific technical expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired.

  • Coastal Engineering including modeling of coastal, estuarine, and riverine systems, ocean wave and current analysis, shoreline and flood protection, beach nourishment and coastal restoration, sediment transport and dredging.
  • Hydraulic Engineering with an emphasis in fisheries, hatchery process and design, pumping systems, fish passage barriers, pipe networks and open channel hydraulics.
  • Waterfront Infrastructure related to marinas, harbors and ports including piles, piers, docking and launching facilities, seawalls, breakwaters, marine foundations, and coastal structures.
  • Waterfront Master Planning and Site Development including ferry terminals, public parks, harbors and corporate or industrial waterfront development.
  • Surface and Stormwater Management expertise that includes hydraulic and hydrologic analysis, watershed modeling, stormwater treatment systems, wetland and estuary restoration and enhancement.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of engineering project management experience. The ideal candidate will have a successful history of leading/reviewing engineering efforts and presentations, and with delivering project results while leading junior professional staff.  Although not required; established Washington client and agency relationships and public sector consulting experience is highly desired given our growing clientele. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Current registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) and ability to obtain WA PE within 3 months of hire.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience including at least 5 years of project management experience.
  • A proven track record of successfully managing engineering projects.
  • The ability to manage the work of others and mentor junior staff.

Additional Requirements:

Position is subject to satisfactory completion of a thorough background check and reference check. A valid driver’s license is also required for this position.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk, use hands to finger, handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; bending or crouching; talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift/carry and/or move up to 25 pounds safely. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions and other elements prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.
  • EOE M/F/D/V/SO

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