Dewberry Senior Water Resource Engineer in Fairfax, Virginia

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is currently seeking a Senior Water Resources Engineer to act as a Technical Subject Matter Expert in our Fairfax, VA Headquarters. The Senior Water Resources Engineer will be responsible for the technical review of hydraulic and hydrologic (H&H) engineering studies, client liaison with communities involved in flood hazard risk assessment and other water resources related projects. This position will support water resource projects including flood hazard, risk analyses and production efforts in support of FEMA Flood Insurance Studies/Risk MAP projects, stormwater and Green Infrastructure related projects. Candidates will be working with Federal, state, local municipalities and other governmental agencies providing a wide variety of engineering support tasks and development of resilience solutions.

The Senior Water Resources Engineer will act as a resource and mentor for more junior staff working to constantly improve the overall quality of Dewberry deliverables. The Senior Water Resources Engineer will also be expected to be an active participant in the flood management community, working to enhance Dewberry’s reputation, and solidify our place as a market leader.

This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual to join a team of professionals while working in a multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm. The position offers great potential for professional growth and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to flood studies and water resource projects.

  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, modeling, floodplain mapping, stormwater and Green Infrastructure;

  • Act as a Technical Leader and Subject Matter Expert for Water Resources Engineering;

  • Mentoring more junior staff to continuously improve the quality of Dewberry’s deliverables and development of innovative solutions;

  • Production of Flood Insurance Studies and Risk MAP products and updating related geospatial databases;

  • Developing flood risk products and performing flood risk assessments;

  • Assisting assigned Project Manager with developing innovative and technical solutions for successful delivery of engineering projects; and,

  • Coordinating with the project team, project managers, clients, local communities, and other contractors to compile all data necessary to produce the most up-to-date product.

  • A Masters degree in Surface water modeling or similar discipline, a PhD is highly preferred.

  • 10 - 20+ years of experience in hydraulic and hydrologic (H&H) modeling/ Water Resources engineering (preferably with FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, USACE IWR, and EPA).

  • A Professional Engineer license (PE)

  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

  • Experience with the FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program, including Flood Study Reviews preferred

  • Experience Mentoring Junior Engineering staff

  • A track record of active participation in the flood management or water resources community including published papers, presentations, and active organizational membership.

  • Proficiency with at least 3 of the following engineering modelling programs; FESWMS, RMA-2, FEQ, SWMM, XP-SWMM, HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, TR20, WinTR55, HY8 required.

  • Proficiency with MATLAB, HEC-FDA, HEC-ResSim, Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP), Visual Basic, is preferred.

  • Proficiency in MS Office software.

  • Innovation, enthusiasm, and creativity - ability to develop new ideas and to chart a path

  • Ability to effectively juggle multiple tasks concurrently

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience / knowledge in geospatial programming using Python.

  • Experience with MATLAB, HEC-FDA, HEC-ResSim, Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP), Visual Basic, is preferred.

  • Experience developing for the ESRI platform (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcObjects, ArcSDE, Arc Engine).

  • Knowledge of USACE, EPA, NOAA, USGS and other Federal Agencies as it relates to Water Resources programs and activities.

  • Knowledge of Resilience and Sustainability as related to Water Resources.

  • Knowledge of Climate Change,

  • Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program is preferred

  • Knowledge of Watershed Planning a plus

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

ID: 4698

Relocation Bonus Eligible: No