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Principle Water Resources Engineer

Fort Myers, FL

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Opportunity: Experienced Hire Business Line: Water Business Plan: ENG Level: 131 Black & Veatch is a leader in watershed resource planning and management, offering expertise across the entire water cycle, from source water to receiving water. We understand the issues involved in providing integrated water resource planning efforts that include ground water, surface water and/ or reclaimed water. Knowledge of the latest technology and skill in the use of the most up-to-date tools u2013 including geographic information systems (GIS), demand management programs, groundwater models like MODFLOW, integrated decision support models like ICPR, GoldSim and STELLA, water quality models like WASP and EFDC, as well as an understanding of current and pending regulations u2013 enable us to offer complete services. Black & Veatch takes pride in our professionalsu2019 ability to see the entire water resource picture, often helping clients realize more water resource resiliency and overall long-term cost savings. With an integrated global workforce of highly skilled and experienced scientists, engineers and technicians, we are well-equipped to handle all water resource concerns. In addition to receiving top rankings in many engineering journals, the Water business has helped to shape regulatory approaches and develop innovative technologies, which further distinguish Black & Veatch from other engineering firms. Primary Purpose: Black & Veatch has an exciting opportunity for a Principal Water Resource Professional in Florida. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Our U.S. planning and water resources business has seen consistent growth driven by our clientsu2019 needs to address challenges stemming from water quality degradation, natural system impacts, water scarcity, drought resiliency, groundwater depletion, climate variability, sea level rise, salt water intrusion, water use issues, and evolving regulations. In Florida, we anticipate an increased demand for integrated water resource planning and design driven by population growth, sea level rise impacts on groundwater supplies, stormwater infrastructure, and natural systems, an increased regulatory focus on mitigating the eutrophication of springs and water bodies, and pressing water supply resiliency issues. This represents a strategic business opportunity for Black & Veatch, and the Principal Water Resource Professional is intended to help the company grow its market share in Florida by providing world-class planning and water resource services. Position Overview u2022Principal Water Resources Professional: Leverage and build relationships with key water resource planning leaders and decision makers throughout Florida and SE US u2022Lead and participate in scenario planning efforts for integrated water resource, water quality, and natural systems restoration projects throughout Florida and on strategic national and international opportunities u2022Support water supply assessment and planning efforts throughout the state u2022Lead minimum flows and levels (MFL) development for water bodies, streams, springs, and rivers throughout FL u2022Lead and participate in total maximum daily load (TMDL)/water quality restoration related support throughout FL and across the nation u2022Lead stream, wetland, lake, and estuary restoration and engineering design efforts throughout FL and the Southeast US u2022Provide water quality evaluations and lead associated restoration engineering design to support the Stateu2019s focus of mitigating the eutrophication and degradation of springs, rivers, lakes, and estuaries u2022Support watershed management planning and stormwater infrastructure design efforts u2022Develop innovative water management strategies (WMS) and assessments u2022Support reuse and alternative water supply master planning services u2022Provide technical leadership for innovative, holistic solutions for community resiliency and sustainability throughout FL u2022Provide expert testimony/litigation support for TMDL and MFL related issues u2022Participate in business development strategy formation and implementation throughout FL u2022Provide technical leadership for key client pursuits and proposals Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 8 years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations. Preferred Job Qualifications: u202215 years of water resource and planning work u2022Experience in a client-facing role u2022Experience leading the technical elements for project teams and executing water resource planning and design projects u2022Have proficiency with the applications and models such as: oVarious Hydrologic and Hydraulic modeling Software (e.g., HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Xp-SWMM, ICPR, InfoWorks ICM, etc.) oIntegrated modeling (e.g. MikeShe, ISGW, etc) oGoldSim/STELLA oMODFLOW oWater quality models such as EFDC, WASP, etc. oInstream habitat simulation models (PHABSIM, SEFA)

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