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Water Resources Engineer

Water Resources Engineer

Requisition ID 
Work Location 
US-PA-Blue Bell
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Civil
Additional Work Location 
Position Type 
Staff / Permanent

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood seeks a highly motivated and detail oriented professional responsible for technical execution of projects primarily associated with complex hydrologic and hydraulic modeling; dams; levees and flood control facilities; flood risk assessments; floodplain mapping; green infrastructure planning and design; ecosystem/stream restoration; as well as any associated regulatory permitting. Representative client sectors include: Federal, State, and Municipal/Local Government, Electric Energy (including Nuclear), Commercial & Industrial, and Non-Governmental Organizations.  


Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as Technical Lead to ensure successful project delivery
  • Provide leadership/mentoring to engineers and technicians and support the management of civil/water resources projects
  • Develop 1D/2D hydrologic and hydraulic models to assess flood mitigation projects, impacts to floodplains, and storm water collection systems
  • Perform evaluations including spillway capacity and levee certification analyses
  • Develop design options, alternatives, or recommendations for dam rehabilitation
  • Compile and present results of engineering and planning studies
  • Communicate project results and findings by means of project reports, oral discussions, and presentations
  • Business development support for public and private sector clients, including proposal development, and marketing activities
  • Participate in local and regional civil/water resources related organizations

Skills / Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Civil or Water Resources Engineering
  • EIT certification (PE preferred)
  • Experience in civil/water resources engineering projects with directly related experience including:
    • 1D and 2D hydraulic modeling software (HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS 5.0, FLO-2D, SWMM)
    • ArcGIS (including 3D and Spatial Analyst)
    • AutoCAD and Civil 3D
    • Dam analysis and rehabilitation design
    • Levee certification evaluation
    • FEMA NFIP modeling and reporting
    • Stormwater/green infrastructure design
  • Working knowledge and/or experience of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Natural Resource and Conservation Service requirements for flood control projects
  • Experience with supporting the acquiring, performing, and managing of Federal, State, and Local Government and Private Sector client projects
  • Strong leadership and written/verbal communication skills
  • Able to work in teams and manage multiple complex tasks, project designs, and work plans in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in mentoring and staff development

Additional Desired Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software such as SITES, HydroCAD, Innovyze ICM, or RiverFlow2D
  • 3D CFD, and or physical modeling experience a plus
  • MATLAB and Python coding experience
  • PE license
  • PhD in Civil/ Water Resources Engineering or related engineering degree

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. 


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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