Water Resources Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Civil Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Professional & Technical

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc. (Wood) is seeking a Water Resources Engineer to join our Transportation Group in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and able to work on projects involving multidisciplinary teams. The position is in support of project assignments related to drainage engineering, stormwater management, and surface water modeling for transportation/traffic, site development, and water/wastewater infrastructure.


Are you looking for an opportunity to work with an established engineering consulting firm that values its employee’s enthusiasm and technical contributions?  We encourage you to apply for this opportunity.  We are dedicated to providing the atmosphere to allow individuals to grow their career.  We offer a varied and interesting diversity of clients and projects. We’d love you to join our team of friendly, hard-working, dedicated and collaborative professionals. Our ideal candidate is seeking challenging work and is committed to quality


Key Responsibilities:


  • Work on simple and complex hydrologic, hydraulic, infrastructure and water resources designs and analyses
  • Oversee and conduct the collection, management, evaluation and interpretation of data from the natural and built environment
  • Design, develop, calibrate, apply and document hydrologic and hydraulic models to analyze river systems, storm water systems, wastewater systems, dams, levees, bridges and culverts primarily for transportation projects
  • Prepare technical reports that summarize analyses and recommendations
  • Prepare design documents and construction drawings for civil engineering projects
  • Coordinate and manage water resources, utility design and/or storm water management projects
  • Work collaboratively with other Wood offices, clients, environmental regulators on project related work
  • Work with our team to identify and develop hydrologic and hydraulic business opportunities including Flood Control, Storm Water Management, Natural Stream Restoration, Wastewater Collection / Management and Sustainable Green Infrastructure
  • Coordinate with project management teams and other discipline leads to manage project deliverables, ensuring schedule and budget are achieve
  • Assist in proposal preparation including innovative technical approaches and competitive pricing
  • Prepare and perform client presentations
  • Follow Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Policies, Procedures, Standards and Guidelines in the execution of all work

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Civil, Environmental, Water Resources, or related engineering degree
  • Illinois Professional Engineer
  • 7 + years relevant engineering experience (10 + preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in task management including budget, schedule and deliverable performance
  • Demonstrated experience working with state agencies, municipalities, water utilities and other water agencies
  • Degree coursework focused on Hydrology and Hydraulics, Fluvial Geomorphology, River Morphology, Watershed Management, and Stream Restoration
  • Experience in Hydraulic Engineering, FEMA studies including LOMR / CLOMR; Natural Channel Design, Stormwater Management, Stream Stabilization, Bridge Scour, and Hydraulic Design (Levee / Dam Breach, 2D/3D Hydrodynamic Modeling, and Programming is a plus)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and technical writing experience is mandatory
  • Proficiency with HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, TR-20 and SWMM models, Excel, Word, PowerPoint required
  • Experience with ARC-GIS, MicroStation, AutoCAD Civil 3D, a plus
  • Knowledge of Illinois and Chicago, six county area stormwater policy and associated regulatory permitting
  • Must pass drug test, background check and must have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Company's driving (MVR) policy


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

Diversity Statement

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


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