Manager (Water Resource Modeling)

Delaware River Basin Commission

West Trenton, NJ, United States 🇺🇸


As a member of the Science and Water Quality Management Branch, the manager supervises and directs the work of a professional staff of engineers and scientists
engaged in developing and evaluating hydrodynamic and water quality models of surface water and groundwater; planning and conducting water quality monitoring
studies in support of model development and calibration; and supporting planning and regulatory activities of the Commission that require models.

In this capacity, the manager will supervise and participate in the:

 Identification, establishment, maintenance and modification of complex point and nonpoint source water quality models (including the one-, two-, and three-dimensional models of the Delaware River and Estuary for conventional and toxic pollutants, stormwater models, hydrologic/hydraulic models, and the mixing zone models).

 Planning of field investigations to provide data to develop, calibrate and validate hydrodynamic and water quality models.

 Compilation, maintenance and analysis of databases on conventional and toxic pollutants, and data related to the modeling work, utilizing statistical programs to assess trends and address management issues.

 Review and respond to Annual Reports on Pollutant Minimization Plans (PMPs) submitted by NPDES permittees identified in the PCB TMDLs for the Delaware River Estuary and Bay.

 Develop policies and procedures for total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), WLAs, and LAs for impaired segments of the mainstem Delaware River and tributary watersheds, and associated strategies, schedules and supporting documentation.

 Provide modeling assistance to the Water Resource Management branch in the evaluation of docket applications and NPDES permits submitted to the Commission.

 Make presentations to advisory committees, the public, regulated community and government agencies on the modeling of conventional and toxic pollutants in the basin, and the development and implementation of Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).

 Manages analytical and professional services contracts in support of modeling and monitoring projects.

 Manages and administers the staff of the Water Resource Modeling section.

Assume other technical responsibilities as assigned by the Director, Science and Water Quality Management.


A minimum of: a Master’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or a related discipline; a Ph.D. in one the these disciplines is also preferred; and six (6) or more years of experience in the water resource field including experience in developing and applying hydrodynamic and water quality models in rivers and estuaries, water quality monitoring, water quality standards and TMDLs, statistics, data assessment and procurement practices. The individual should demonstrate strong leadership and supervisory capabilities, demonstrated ability in managing and completing complex projects, and a proficiency in oral presentations and writing ability. Graduate work beyond a Master’s Degree may be substituted for required experience up to two years on a year for year basis. The salary for the selected candidate will be based upon education and years of relevant experience.