Junior Integrated Water Resources Engineer

Santa Fe, New Mexico
60,000-68,000 annual
Oct 13, 2021
Nov 12, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Junior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering

Biohabitats, a leading conservation planning, ecological restoration, regenerative design, and construction firm is seeking a Junior Water Resources Engineer to join our mission-driven, western team (working out of offices in Santa Fe, Denver and Portland). With Bioregional offices nationwide, Biohabitats works throughout the country and internationally with public, private, and non-profit organizations to restore the earth and inspire ecological stewardship. 

Applicants must not only be motivated and technically skilled, but also passionate about the environment and sincerely interested in integrating ecology and design. Projects will vary in type and scale but generally will focus on integrated water strategies for public, private, and institutions throughout the country. Project types may include master plans, water balance modeling, rainwater and greywater harvesting and reuse, wastewater treatment, particularly using constructed wetlands, and related aspects of high performance and sustainable design projects. 

The Water Resources Engineer will be responsible for design support and AutoCAD Drafting and preparation of construction documents (primary role), as well as assisting with specifications, and construction administration of projects involving integrated water strategies. Specific responsibilities include preparing design and construction documents (plans, specifications, and cost estimates) and assisting with construction administration services (field observation). The ideal candidate is highly organized, is flexible and can work on a variety of project tasks, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills, possesses mechanical aptitude, and is passionate about water. 

We provide outstanding benefits. Click on ‘Learn about our benefits’ on our Careers page to find out more. 

 Role & Responsibilities 

Supporting wide range of wastewater treatment (e.g., using natural systems) and integrated water strategy projects 

Supporting site-specific concept designs through construction documents 

Water budget modelling  

Preparing specifications and cost estimates 

Conducting field installations and observations 

Supporting stormwater management and green infrastructure design and retrofit projects 

Support for other technical project tasks 

Required Skills  

Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD for the development of design plans 

Utilization of Civil3D, GIS software and other environmental/hydrology software 

Sizing and specifying pumps, meters, piping systems, instrumentation, controls, etc. 

Design coordination between CAD/production staff and design engineer(s). 

Construction administration and construction observation activities. 

Cost estimating 

Experience with completing design and construction documents, including plans and specifications. 

Helpful Skills  

» Wastewater process engineering. 

» Technical writing experience 


» B.S. or M.S. in Environmental, Civil, Mechanical, Agricultural, Water Resource or related Engineering. 

» Technical training in Computer-Aided 2D and 3D design. 

» Engineer in Training (EIT) or ability to obtain 

Years of Experience  

1-3 Years experience with engineering services (some field experience strongly preferred) 


$60,000 - $68,000 

Key Benefits 

Medical, Dental, Vision, 4% 401K match, $1,200 HSA contribution, bonus program, flexible leave 


Flexible, but strongly prefer: Santa Fe/Alquerque NM; Denver, CO, or; Portland, OR 

To Apply  

Provide 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume in PDFs not to exceed 5MD. Applications without these components will not be considered. 

Biohabitats is a purpose-driven, performance oriented, and values led organization. We are a certified B-Corp™, meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. To ensure that you will thrive at Biohabitats, we highly encourage you to review our Mission, Values, and Approach before applying.