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Senior Water Resource Engineer

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Atlanta, GA, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Water Plant, Civil Engineering, Gis

Posted on
Jun 05,2019

Valid Through
Sep 18,2019

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Job Description
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 40 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\u2019re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you\u2019ll 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 \u201cDewberry at Work,\u201d that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.
Dewberry is currently seeking a Senior Water Resource Engineer for our Atlanta, GA office.  This position is for a senior level water resources engineer to support water resource projects including flood hazard, risk analyses and production efforts in support of FEMA Flood Insurance Studies/Risk MAP projects, and engineering support required on projects involving flood risk assessment, storm water management and development of resiliency solutions. 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. Tasks include riverine and coastal hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling with GeoHMS, GeoRAS, HECHMS, and HECRAS, as well as other H&H software, for FEMA Flood Insurance Studies to establish flood hazard engineering and mapping.  Candidates should have experience with Geographic Information Systems and the ESRI platform. 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.

Technical responsibilities include:

Hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for modeling and mapping floodplains and floodways in riverine and interior urban areas
Analysis, and modeling of urban drainage and stormwater infrastructure including LID BMPs and green infrastructure practices
Developing as a Technical Leader and Subject Matter Expert for Water Resources Engineering through performing engineering analysis and progressively building proficiency with complex projects
Mentoring more junior staff to continuously improve the quality of Dewberry\u2019s 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
Ability to assist on water resources and resiliency aspects of multi-disciplinary projects for integrated water resources planning and watershed master planning

Required Skills & Required Experience
Required Skills:

A Bachelor\u2019s degree in Civil Engineering
Minimum 15 years of experience in hydraulic and hydrologic (H&H) modeling/ Water Resources engineering (preferably with FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, and USACE)
Has a Professional Engineer license (PE)
Experience with the FEMA\u2019s 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
Knowledge of, hydrology and hydraulics modeling is necessary to perform expected duties
Knowledge of floodplain delineation, storm water management, culvert and bridge hydraulics, and drainage design, preferred
Familiarity with HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, GeoHMS, GeoRAS, WinTR20, WinTR55, 2D urban floodplain modeling experience using PCSWMM, XPSWMM, MIKE11, MIKE URBAN, is preferred
Proficiency in MS Office software
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 developing for the ESRI platform (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcObjects, ArcSDE, Arc Engine)
Knowledge of Resilience and Sustainability as related to Water Resources
Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program is preferred
CFM (Certified Floodplain Manager) is a strong plus
Knowledge of Watershed Planning a plus
Knowledge of stream channel and floodplain restoration is a plus
Innovation, enthusiasm, and creativity - ability to develop new ideas and to chart a path

*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\u2019s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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Imagine a professional services firm with vision beyond "the ordinary." A firm with deep subject-matter expertise as well as deep national resources. A firm committed to putting clients at the center of everything it does. That firm is Dewberry. And those qualities are among the pillars of what we call "Dewberry at Work"—a set of guiding principles and values that govern the way we've done business for more than a half-century. Our market-facing professionals—many of whom are internationally recognized authorities—offer a proven track record of providing award-winning services and solutions to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. We've built long-term, trusted relationships through unsurpassed client service and a dedication to solving the most complex challenges of today and tomorrow. In the process, we help our clients transform their communities and improve the quality of life. However, the true measure of Dewberry lies in the commitment and caliber of our people. We hope you'll take the opportunity to meet with us and experience Dewberry at Work first-hand.

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