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Water Resources Engineer

Company: McGill Associates, P.A.
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

McGill Associates provides a full array of engineering, land planning, and consulting services to public and private clients in eastern Tennessee, North Carolina, and southeast Virginia. McGill supports a healthy work/life balance and offers a variety of schedules and workplace options including hybrid and compressed schedules. *We are currently seeking highly motivated candidates for a Water Resources Engineer position in Raleigh, NC.*

We recognize that compensation, benefits, and paid time off can help our employees maintain a healthy work/life balance. McGill is proud to offer flexible and hybrid schedules, competitive salary and bonuses, health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, disability and group term life insurance, and a safe harbor 401(k) match. We also encourage our employee's professional development by paying for license renewals and professional fees or memberships, along with providing tuition assistance.

The Water Resources Engineer position is an experienced level position that requires a broad understanding of hydrology and hydraulics as it relates to civil engineering, how to interface with private and public clients, and how to manage water resources projects. This position has specialized knowledge and experience in four or more key practice areas and the ability to independently accomplish project level work with a moderate level of supervision. This position understands the flow of civil engineering projects across teams and the ability to integrate their knowledge and skills where needed to improve the project execution and meet schedule and budge. The PE has a strong working knowledge and experience in water resources modeling and design. They work independently and directly with the engineering, environmental, landscape architecture, and surveying groups within the firm to facilitate a broad range of projects. They report to the Director of the Water Resources team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be well versed in a broad range of water resources services and demonstrate proficiency in at least four practice areas.

    • Exhibit knowledge of local, State and Federal regulatory floodplain issues in NC, SC, VA, and TN.
    • Demonstrate a strong understanding of fluvial geomorphology principles and natural stream design.
    • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of stormwater management regulations and planning including WQ BMP design.
    • Demonstrate a high competency level in the following disciplines: hydrology, hydraulics, floodplain management, master planning, stormwater design, steady state and dynamic modeling.
    • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge in the application of AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS.
    • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge in HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS, SWMM, or similar modeling platforms.
    • Serves on Committees and Teams as requested by management.
    • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.


      • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree (MS preferred) and 4-6 years of experience in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or related field with focus on hydrology and hydraulics and a demonstrated proficiency in at least 4 of the key practice areas.
      • PE License in North Carolina or ability to obtain with 6 months.

        • Floodplain Manager Certification (CFM) is a plus.
        • Knowledge of FEMA or state level flood mapping considered a plus.
        • Demonstrated understanding of ecological principles with analytical skills to solve complex problems.
        • Demonstrated experience in lead role on water resources projects (e.g., decision making on modeling approach, establishing design criteria, developing workflow, etc.).
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports and oral presentations.
        • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to provide guidance to junior and entry level engineers.
        • Strong project management and time management skills with the ability to perform multiple simultaneous projects.
        • Ability to complete project tasks on time and within budget.
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS, GPS data collection.
        • Proficiency in HEC-RAS and HEC-HMS, SWMM, or similar modeling platforms.
        • Valid North Carolina driver's license.

          McGill Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. We conduct pre-employment drug screens and background, credit, and motor vehicle checks in accordance with all federal and state statutes. We will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. All McGill Associates' facilities comply with the American with Disabilities Act. Persons with hearing and/or speech impairments may contact McGill Associates by dialing 711 to access the State Relay Service for TTY/TDD. Candidates with limited English proficiency may discuss employment opportunities with the help of an interpreter by calling 828.252.0575.

          Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as needed to meet the ongoing needs of the firm.


Keywords: McGill Associates, P.A., Raleigh , Water Resources Engineer, Other , Raleigh, North Carolina

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