Junior-Level Water Resources Engineer

Job Details


Looking for a place to advance your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are engaged with great staff like you to solve challenging water resources problems? If so, then Geosyntec is the place for you! As a junior-level water resources engineer or engineer-in-training in our water resources and engineering practice in Portland, OR; Seattle, WA or Denver, CO offices, you will apply your academic knowledge and practical experience to real-world situations related to surface water systems, water supply, regulatory compliance, resource management, and engineering analysis, planning, and design while also learning and expanding your business skills for a successful consulting career. We also engage our staff in industry leading national applied research efforts to help advance the state of our practice and continue to help build our tools and knowledge base to serve our clients.

Our clients continue to ask us to address their ongoing new ventures and challenges involving the environment, water and natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by Engineering News Record (ENR) in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical skill, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.



Some of the key responsibilities for the junior-level water resources engineer or engineer-in-training position may include:

  • Stormwater and surface water quality modeling;
  • Surface water modeling, including hydrodynamics, sediment transport and water quality modeling, including potentially using programming for custom applications and data manipulation;
  • Stormwater and surface water monitoring and pilot studies, including monitoring system instrumentation;
  • Design of drainage systems, stormwater control measures, and related hydraulic structures;
  • Hydrology and hydraulics [engineering calculations and modeling] of open channels and stream systems;
  • Stormwater permitting and regulatory compliance;
  • Statistical data analysis and data visualization;
  • Contribution to applied research and technical guidance in water resources topic areas;
  • Field investigations and construction support services;
  • Erosion and sediment control design and field implementation; and
  • Technical document preparation, including technical writing and creation of exhibits and maps

You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into our team and Geosyntec’s culture, as you expand your career. Here are some other things you should know about a typical junior-level water resources engineer position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.  We encourage and support our staff in submitting papers for technical conferences and have an active Water Resources practice that includes the ability to attend Geosyntec conferences.
  • Fieldwork:  Variable, typically 10 to 20%
  • Overnight travel:  Variable, typically 10% to 20%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on performance and initiative.


  • BS degree in environmental or civil engineering or MS in environmental science, with emphasis in water resources or closely related discipline. (required)
  • Advanced degree in environmental or civil engineering, with emphasis in water resources or closely related discipline. (preferred).
  • 2 – 5 years of related experience and/or highly relevant graduate study. (preferred)
  • Experience with statistical methods, data management, GIS, numerical modeling, design software and computer programming (Python, R, FORTRAN or others) is strongly preferred. Example software includes, but is not limited to, Excel, EPA-SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, CE-QUAL-W2, LSPC/HSPF, PRMS, EFDC, ArcGIS, and/or AutoCAD.
  • Ability to obtain P.E. (Professional Engineer) registration in Oregon, Washington, or Colorado, if applicable, within three years of employment. (strongly preferred)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork and travel (required)
  • Valid driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record (required).


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for productive candidates with exceptional interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities, and a passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek people with demonstrated passion for the practice of environmental consulting, technical excellence and quality, leadership potential, client development, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with the Firm. We especially appreciate staff who are driven to help solve our client’s challenges.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you’re looking for an exciting place to work, a place with rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees’ quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *