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POSTED 5-20-2022

Environmental / Civil Engineer – Pacific Watershed Associates (PWA) – California

PWA is seeking a licensed Environmental / Civil Engineer to serve as a member of our cross-disciplinary team performing watershed restoration planning, design, and construction projects throughout northern and central California.

 

PWA is a full service geologic and engineering consulting firm with offices in Humboldt and Sonoma counties. PWA specializes in science-based management solutions for the protection and restoration of watershed, forest, riverine, and coastal habitats, as well as rural development projects. Established in 1989, PWA includes a staff of 35 full-time geologists, engineers, geomorphologists, hydrologists, stormwater specialists, watershed scientists, biologists, and associated support personnel. PWA is committed to providing and maintaining a professional organization and environment for all our employees. Our aim is to continue to grow our established organization, and further develop our engineering capabilities, by working collaboratively with a common purpose and vision to provide the very best services to our clients and our community, and to conduct progressive, environmentally beneficial projects.

 

Working in collaboration with PWA Principals, Senior Scientists, and Project Managers, the Environmental / Civil Engineer will develop, design, and oversee construction of watershed restoration, water resources, water quality, transportation, and rural development projects.

 

Typical Projects Include

•             In-stream and off-channel aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement projects, particularly for imperiled salmonids

•             Rural excavation and grading plans, erosion control plans, and site remediation designs

•             Engineering soils reports and drainage plans

•             Hillslope, embankment, and stream channel stability assessments, designs and repairs

•             Ponds, reservoirs, and water catchment facility design

•             Low impact development designs and stormwater engineering

•             Bridges, culverts, and other stream crossing designs for rural roads

Typical Responsibilities

•             Assists Senior Engineer and other Engineering staff, Project Managers, and PWA professionals with civil and environmental engineering projects

•             Develops engineering designs per applicable standards, calculates engineering quantities, and prepares construction cost estimates and specifications

•             Manages and inspects construction projects to verify contactor performance and adherence to engineering contract specifications; provides in-field design changes during construction

•             Conducts hydraulic and CAD modeling and in-field feasibility review

•             Performs and assists in soil and groundwater investigations, and topographic surveying

•             Reviews designs, plans, specifications, and estimates for completeness and accuracy

•             Authors and reviews technical documents, including basis of design reports

•             Provides engineering-related assistance for preparation of grant funding applications, including permitting, engineering scope of work, budget estimates, and other planning documents

Required Qualifications

•             Licensure as a California Professional Civil Engineer (CA PE)

•             BS or MS in engineering or physical sciences

•             4+ years of applied engineering work experience

•             A passion for watershed/environmental conservation and restoration

Required Skills, Abilities and Experience

•             Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D

•             Preparation of design reports, construction plans, and contract specifications

•             Total station surveying for topography and AutoCAD project designs

•             Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

•             High level of organizational skills; strong verbal and written communicator

•             Ability to work independently, yet collaborates well with project team members

•             Self-starter that takes initiative, demonstrates a positive attitude, and acts as a constructive and supportive team player

•             Flexible with changing workload, timelines, and project requirements

•             Ability to occasionally work and hike on steep, uneven terrain in inclement weather

•             Current driver’s license and safe driving record

Preferred Skills and Abilities

•             1-D stream and floodplain hydraulic modeling experience including HEC-RAS

•             Stormwater projects, grading, and construction inspection and oversight

•             Rural road upgrading, including engineered road drainage and stream crossing designs

•             Designs for on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) and rural water supply systems

Position Details

•             Full-time salaried position

•             Position available at the McKinleyville or Petaluma, California offices

•             Reimbursement for relocation expenses negotiable

•             Out-of-town work intermittently required (primarily northern and central California)

•             Benefits including paid time off, 401(k), term life insurance, and health insurance

•             Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to Apply

•             Please send a cover letter, including description of work experience, requested salary range, and examples of past work (e.g., design drawings), and resume to: careers@pacificwatershed.com

•             Please write “Environmental / Civil Engineer” in the subject line

•             Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered

•             Position will remain open until filled

 

PWA is an equal opportunity employer. See our website for more information about the organization: www.pacificwatershed.com.

Date to remove from AEES website: 7-17-2022

POSTED 5-20-2022

Water Resources / Civil Engineer – Pacific Watershed Associates (PWA) – California

PWA is seeking a Water Resources / Civil Engineer (Licensed Civil PE) to serve as a member of our cross-disciplinary team performing environmental restoration and rural planning, design, and construction projects throughout northern and central California. The Water Resources / Civil Engineer will develop, design, and oversee construction of stream habitat restoration, water resources, water quality, transportation, and rural development projects.

 

PWA is a full service geologic and engineering consulting firm with offices in Humboldt and Sonoma counties of northern California. PWA specializes in science-based management solutions for the protection and restoration of watershed, forest, riverine and coastal habitats as well as rural development projects. PWA includes a staff of 35 full-time geologists, engineers, geomorphologists, hydrologists, stormwater specialists, watershed scientists, biologists, technicians, and associated support personnel. PWA is committed to providing and maintaining a professional organization and environment for all our employees, as well as supporting individual professional development and work-life balance. Our aim is to continue to grow our established organization, and further develop our engineering capabilities, by working collaboratively with a common purpose and vision to provide the very best services to our clients and our community and to conduct progressive, environmentally beneficial projects.

 

Typical Projects Include

•             In-stream and off-channel fish habitat restoration and enhancement projects, particularly for imperiled salmonids

•             Hillslope, embankment, and stream channel stability assessment/designs and repairs

•             Culvert replacement, roughened channel, stream simulation, and other fish passage designs

•             Bridge, culvert, and other stream crossing designs for rural roads

•             Rural excavation and grading plans, erosion control plans, and site remediation designs

•             Engineering soils reports and drainage plans

•             Ponds, reservoirs, and water catchment facility design

•             Low impact development designs and stormwater engineering

Key Responsibilities

•             Designs water resources engineering projects to enhance and restore anadromous fish habitat

•             Prepares plans, specifications, basis of design reports, and engineer’s estimates (PS&E)

•             Performs construction management and project inspection

•             Performs/oversees topographic surveying, hydraulic modeling, and in-field feasibility review

•             Assists project managers and staff scientists requiring civil and environmental engineering

•             Oversees and mentors staff engineers and engineers-in-training

•             Conducts engineering project management, tracking, and budgeting

•             Performs and assists in soil and groundwater investigations

•             Reviews designs, plans, specifications, and estimates for completeness and accuracy

•             Authors and reviews technical documents, including basis of design reports

•             Provides engineering-related assistance for preparation of grant funding applications, permitting, and other planning documents

Required Qualifications

•             Licensure as a California Professional Civil Engineer (CA PE), or if licensed outside of California, attainment of CA PE license within 6 months

•             4+ years of post-licensure experience as a water resources engineer

•             BS or MS in engineering or physical sciences

•             A passion for watershed, fisheries, and ecological restoration

Required Skills, Abilities, and Experience

•             Demonstrated experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D

•             1-D HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling of channels and floodplains

•             Total station surveying for topography, modeling, and AutoCAD project designs

•             Demonstrated design experience for in-stream and off-channel fish habitat restoration projects

•             Preparation of design reports, construction plans, and contract specifications

•             Hydraulic modeling, stormwater projects, grading, and construction inspection/oversight

•             Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

•             High level of organizational skills, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills

•             Works independently and collaboratively; self-starter as a supportive leader, mentor, and team player

•             Ability to occasionally work and hike on steep, uneven terrain in inclement weather

Preferred Skills and Abilities

•             2-D HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling

•             Large Woody Material (LWM) analysis and design for improving stream channel habitat

•             Biotechnical stream bank stabilization and restoration techniques

•             Process-based river and stream channel geomorphic analysis and restoration design

•             Management and oversight of small to large scale projects including scope development, budgeting, timeline, and task management

•             Stormwater projects, grading, and construction inspection and oversight

Position Details

•             Full-time salaried position

•             Position available at the McKinleyville or Petaluma, California offices

•             Reimbursement for relocation expenses negotiable

•             Out-of-town work intermittently required (primarily northern and central California)

•             Benefits include paid time off, 401(k), term life insurance, and health insurance

•             Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

How to Apply

•             Please email a cover letter, including description of work experience and requested salary range, as well as examples of past work (e.g., design drawings) and resume to careers@pacificwatershed.com

•             Write “Water Resources / Civil Engineer” in the subject line

•             Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered

•             Position will remain open until filled

 

PWA is an equal opportunity employer. See our website for more information about the organization: www.pacificwatershed.com.

Date to remove from AEES website: 7-17-2022

POSTED 4-13-2022

Assistant/Associate Professor of Biological and/or Agricultural Engineering - North Carolina A&T State University
Primary Purpose of the Position: 

The primary purpose of this position is to develop and teach courses in the areas of soil and water conservation engineering with an emphasis on water resources management, irrigation, and drainage engineering and watershed modeling, engineering properties of soil, physical properties of soils, principles of surveying, groundwater hydrology/engineering, conservation and efficient use of water, precision agriculture, etc. Teach and evaluate enrolled students in courses for academic credits as well as conduct academic advising.

Minimum Requirements:

An earned Ph.D. degree in Biological Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering or relevant field with an emphasis in soil and water engineering is required.
1 year of relevant experience for an assistant professor rank and 5 years of relevant experience for an associate professor rank.

Preferred Years of Experience, Skills, Training, Education:.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in water quality, watershed modeling, precision agriculture and remote sensing, and modeling packages such as SWAT, EPIC, WEPP, RUSLE, and DRAINMOD.
Preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in teaching and research in the implied areas and with some knowledge of the ABET Accreditation and review process. At least 1 year of relevant experience for an assistant professor and 5 years of relevant experience for an associate professor.

For complete information about this opportunity, please visit https://jobs.ncat.edu/postings/23965

Date to remove from AEES website: 5-31-2022

POSTED 3-31-2022

Mid-level Stream Restoration Professional - The Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC) (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

The Watershed Conservation Resource Center (WCRC), a non-profit organization located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has a full-time position open for a mid-level Stream Restoration Professional.  The Stream Restoration Professional will assist the WCRC to achieve its mission of protecting, conserving, and restoring natural resources using a watershed approach.  The selected candidate will help manage and design stream and wetland restoration projects using natural stream design principles and techniques.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform stream geomorphology surveys, analysis, and documentation

  • Develop and integrate reasonable design variables and parameters into 3-dimensional designs within the AutoCAD Civil 3D environment

  • Assist in AutoCAD plan production to develop preliminary, final, and construction restoration plan sets

  • Develop budgets and cost estimates for stream restoration projects

  • Develop construction bidding documents

  • Prepare and obtain approvals for required permitting including CWA Section 404, State, and Local permits

  • Conduct stream restoration project construction oversight

  • Manage construction observation and documentation efforts 

  • Provide Stream & Wetland Mitigation banking support

  • Conduct floodplain modeling using HEC-RAS and HEC Geo-RAS

  • Perform post-construction monitoring

  • Assist with office computing and networking infrastructure

  • Serve as a knowledge resource for WCRC staff and educate them on project administration and management, use of software for project design, advanced data collection tools, and progressive stream restoration design concepts

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of 2 years of stream morphology assessment and stream restoration experience

  • Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the implementation of stream restoration projects including survey planning and performance, conceptual design, construction document preparation, permitting, and construction management and documentation 

  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our non-profit mission

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and with a project team

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Environmental, or Ecological Engineering, Hydrology or another related science field with an emphasis on natural resources and ecological restoration

  • Masters of Science degree is preferred.  Exceptions to this requirement will be considered based on experience related to the position

  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling experience with software such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoHMS, HEC –GeoRAS, etc.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Training: Rosgen Training Levels I - IV preferred

  • Expertise in utilizing CAD software (i.e., Civil3D), ArcGIS, ArcPro, Rivermorph, etc. software to develop stream restoration designs and plans

  • Desire and willingness to work outside in various weather conditions and at construction sites

 

Additional Information

  • Work activities will consist of a mix of field and office work with a significant amount of project diversity. Work will be heavily concentrated on stream surveys, assessment of stream morphology, developing stream restoration designs and managing restoration implementation. 

  • The position will require full-time work from the WCRC office in Fayetteville, AR with the rest of the WCRC team.

  • This will be a salaried position based on education, skills/training, project experience, and the ability of the candidate to assist the WCRC in meeting its organizational mission.

 

Compensation

Salary for this position will depend on the qualifications and experience of the selected applicant.  Benefits include paid personal, sick, and holiday leave time, matching retirement contributions, and paid employee health/dental and long-term disability insurance.

 

Closing Date

This is an open call for candidates and will remain open until an ideal candidate has been selected and the position is filled. To request an application and send your resume, please contact Lori Linn at llinn@watershedconservation.org.

Date to remove from AEES website: 6-30-2022

POSTED 3-17-2022

Senior Restoration Designer  - Westervelt Ecological Services – Sacramento CA

Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) creates mitigation and conservation banks and provides environmental mitigation and habitat planning services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts. Our established industry leaders excel in the field of wetland and endangered species mitigation services, to create a nationwide habitat mitigation company.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Restoration Designer to join our team in our Sacramento office.  

The Senior Restoration Designer will lead the development of habitat restoration concepts and detailed construction plans for mitigation and conservation banks and permittee-responsible mitigation projects.   This is a key position that will coordinate closely with regional managers on design / constructability issues associated with acquisition, reconnaissance, ecology, land stewardship, and entitlement, as well as coordinating support of mid and junior designers. Understanding of environmental permitting and natural processes are key elements of this position.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide process oversight of restoration design and construction including prelim budgets and schedules.

  • Work collaboratively with Regional Managers with design process improvements following the GrowEx model.

  • Provide insight and leadership to the design and construction team and managers at each region of WES.

  • Visit potential project sites to provide design and constructability advise to the land reconnaissance team.

  • Provide quality assurance / quality control reviews for design plans and construction documents in all WES regions.

  • Provide quality assurance / quality control review of design and construction related budgets for mitigation banks, conservation banks, and project turn-key submittals.

  • Provide oversight for design and construction for WES mitigation banks, conservation banks, and turn-key projects.

  • Provide input to the design and construction process coordinator to ensure that ecological considerations are factored into habitat restoration.

  • Assist in the execution of service contracts that require design / construction expertise.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Landscape Architecture or Civil Engineering with specific habitat restoration experience

  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite Experience

  • Proficient in Civil 3D

  • Ability to design complex landscape forms informed by ecology, hydrology, soils and geomorphological constraints

  • Knowledge of pertinent regulatory permit requirements and effects on design/construction

  • Comprehensive knowledge of local landscapes and habitats

  • Ability to manage budgets and schedules

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Licensed Landscape Architect or Engineer

 

How to apply:

Upload resume and complete online form at westervelt.com/careers. For more information about this position, contact tegregoire@westervelt.com.

Date to remove from AEES website: 6-30-2022

POSTED 3-4-2022

Project Engineer II - Stormwater Management - Timmons Group

Company Description

Timmons Group is a multi-disciplined engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With more than a dozen offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms in the country, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and helping our clients achieve their vision resulting in shared success. For more information, visit www.timmons.com.

Job Description

We are currently seeking an experienced Project Engineer II to join our Stormwater Group in our Richmond, Virginia office location.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to investigate storm drainage issues and support stormwater management designs

  • Provide engineering assistance for the design of best management practices (BMPs), low impact development (LID) solutions, natural stream restoration, and other stormwater related projects

  • Understanding of stormwater management, erosion and sediment control.

  • Provide technical expertise and check accuracy of all completed work. Assure that a QA/QC review is completed at the appropriate stages of each project.

  • Prepare project specifications to include materials, installation, inspection and payment of items specific to a project

  • Conduct background research on technical issues and write clear reports and memorandums

  • Complete calculations using engineering formulas and skills and/or utilizes computers in order to solve problems

  • Assist in the preparation of engineering and construction cost estimates

  • Complete field observation, inspection and data collection duties as directed

  • Communicate with clients and internal design team as directed by the Project Manager

Qualifications

Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • B.S. degree in civil engineering or equivalent with work experience. EIT preferred

  • 3 to 6+ years’ experience in environmental/civil engineering including experience in stream and wetland restoration design

  • A demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time

  • Working knowledge of CADD software (Civil 3D preferred)

  • Must be dependable, responsible, and have good written/verbal communication skills

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Physical Demands

  • Ability to frequently walk over rough, uneven surfaces

  • Ability to sustain periods of strenuous physical exertion

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

  • Part of the job requirements and the physical demands are performed in outdoor weather conditions with frequent exposure to wet/humid conditions and extreme heat or cold. Other adverse factors may include exposure to ticks and poison ivy.

 

Additional Information

The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission, and Shared Values.

Timmons Group 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.

If you are interested in this position, please apply here.

Date to Remove from AEES Website: 6-30-2022