Senior Environmental Project Engineer

Berthoud, Colorado
$91,832 - $123,240
Oct 03, 2021
Nov 02, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type


Northern Water seeks a highly capable and versatile Senior Environmental Project Engineer to contribute to the protection and improvement of water quality in Northeastern Colorado. This position leads multiple water quality improvement initiatives and projects and supports departmental activities through a team-centered approach to problem-solving. The successful candidate will have demonstrated outstanding project management experience in applied environmental engineering fields related to surface water quality, limnology, watershed management and restoration, or water treatment and must demonstrate collaborative problem-solving. This position facilitates the development and management of collaborative water quality stakeholder groups and implements science-based restoration and planning efforts to improve water quality. The Senior Environmental Project Engineer complements a robust and dynamic team of water quality engineers and scientists and interfaces with diverse stakeholders to understand and improve water quality in watersheds associated with Northern Water’s existing and future water supply projects.  

Northern Water is growing and we’re seeking employees who are passionately committed to helping us collect and deliver water to more than 1,021,000 people and about 615,000 acres of irrigated farmland. Since 1937 our strong and stable reputation has attracted employees to be a part of our mission. We offer competitive pay, exceptional benefits and a workplace environment that offers great culture and collaboration. With more than 150 employees, most are based at our beautiful Berthoud, Colo. headquarters, and about 20 are based in scenic Grand County on the West Slope of the Continental Divide.  

This is an exciting time to become a part of our organization as we embark on building two of the largest water storage projects in recent United States history. We’re proud of our reputation as a leading water delivery, conservation and management organization, not only in the western United States, but across the nation. Come join our team!


The Water Quality Department serves the Northern Water and Municipal Subdistrict, its allottees and constituents to monitor, assess, protect and improve water quality within the District boundaries.  Core responsibilities of the department include monitoring plan development, data management, reporting and assessment, involvement in regulatory issues, watershed/aquatic habitat restoration, and outreach efforts. The department also works with the Operations and Engineering Divisions to support multi stakeholder adaptive management processes to evaluate and implement operational controls to improve water quality, fisheries health, and recreation.