Mid-Senior Level Water Resources Engineer

Chantilly, Virginia
Nov 09, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a Mid to Senior Level Water Resources Engineer to join our highly collaborative team in Chantilly, Virginia. This position offers potential for development in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to help our clients solve their most challenging problems. Typical projects involve helping local, state and federal client’s complete floodplain management, stormwater management and other watershed planning projects. This role includes personnel management for a group of 7 - 10 Water Resources Engineers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic modeling of riverine systems as part of the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Perform quality control reviews and oversee H&H analyses completed by junior engineers
  • Execute one dimensional and two-dimensional flood risk modeling software applications such as HEC - RAS, HEC - HMS, FLO - 2D, and SWMM
  • Support field investigations including the collection and analysis of data used to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Execute established procedures, perform routine calculations and process GIS data necessary to support hydrologic and hydraulic modeling efforts
  • Prepare floodplain and watershed studies in compliance with FEMA standards and specifications and assist with Quality Assurance and Quality Control for flood insurance study deliverables
  • Evaluate flood mitigation and flood control projects and their effectiveness
  • Efficiently work with ArcGIS software and extensions in support of flood risk modeling and mapping and other water resources project needs
  • Work with a team of GIS specialists supporting various planning and water resources, flood risk management and environmental restoration projects
  • Personnel management of a group of approximately 10 juniors to mid - level engineers

Skills / Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science in an accredited Civil Engineering Program
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • PE certification in VA
  • CFM certification
  • 5+ years’ experience in Hydrologic and Hydraulic Data Development in support of Risk MAP
  • Experience with HEC - RAS, HEC - HMS, and ArcGIS
  • Experience with FEMA’s Data Capture Standards
  • Experience with FEMA’s Mapping Information Platform
  • Experience with NFIP / Risk MAP
  • 2 - D hydraulic modeling experience
  • Experience with Bulletin 17C

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Stormwater Engineering Design Experience
  • PE Certification in WV, DE, MD, and / or DC
  • Experience with FEMA Region III Risk Analysis Branch
  • Pluvial modeling experience
  • Climate resilience experience

Diversity Statement (EEO)

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes 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, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.