Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst


Water Resource Engineer

SWCA Environmental Consulting seeks a qualified Water Resource Engineer to join our Amherst, Massachusetts office. Candidates must possess a Massachusetts Professional Engineer (PE) License. The Engineer should have a strong background in Stormwater Management/Green Infrastructure and Watershed Management to support our Natural Resources Group.

Link to apply:

What you will accomplish:
  • Developing stormwater management plans for a variety of scales (residential, commercial, watershed, and regional).
  • Preparing SWPPPs and preparing detailed erosion control and construction sequencing plans.

·         Providing designs and calculations for stormwater quality systems with a focus on Green Infrastructure.

·         Preparing construction documents, cost estimates, specifications, reports and proposals.

·         Preparing stormwater plans for permitting.

  • Performing stormwater inspections at construction sites.

·         Coordinating permit application materials with environmental staff and presenting engineering portions at public hearings.

·         Coordinating with agencies (Planning Boards, Conservation Commissions, etc) to revise submissions for approval and respond to/interact with Peer Reviewers as needed

·         Providing construction oversight and permit compliance monitoring.

·         Managing project budgets and coordinating project work.

·         Successful candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of a team and must be able to demonstrate leadership capabilities.

Experience and qualifications for success:

  • BS degree in Civil Engineering, MS preferred.
  • PE License (preference in water resource engineering).
  • Demonstrated experience and passionate interest in river and stream restoration design preferred.
  • Experience with hydrologic, open channel flow and sediment transport models.
  • Demonstrated ability in hydraulic/hydrologic analysis, modeling, culvert and bridge sizing, fish passage, floodplain determinations, ArcView, ArcMap, Civil 3-D drafting and analysis, MS Office, HECRAS Modeling, and Hydro CAD.
  • Ability to perform data synthesis and scientific report writing.
  • Experience with project management and the development of proposals, work scopes, and tracking of budgets and contracts.
  • General knowledge of the Northeast regulatory environment.
  • The ability to meet and work with diverse range of clients and generate new work.
  • Strong graphic skills from graphic presentation drawings through construction documentation.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written reports, specifications and oral presentations at hearings.
  • Demonstrated experience in MA DEP stormwater regulations, SWPPP preparation, project permitting, impact assessments, construction monitoring and environmental planning.
  • Ability to travel.

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

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EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Freshwater Project Coordinator - The Nature Conservancy


The Freshwater Project Coordinator develops, coordinates, and advances aquatic connectivity projects, including but not limited to helping municipalities install climate-resilient and fish-friendly road-stream crossing replacements. This position will contribute to building a model aquatic regional partnership in the Adirondack region of New York State that might be replicated in other geographies. The Freshwater Project Coordinator is a three-year full time position with the possibility of extension.


  • Coordinates the TNC Adirondack Chapter’s aquatic connectivity projects and partnerships.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert in at least one of the following: stream hydrology, geomorphology, aquatic ecology, engineering, transportation planning and design, or similar field.
  • Fosters effective partnerships with federal and state agencies, municipal transportation departments, conservation groups, citizen scientists, and other organizations to implement key strategies.
  • Performs tasks with minimal supervision and makes independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
  • Ensures program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances


Please visit to learn more. Submit your cover letter and resume (both required) for position number 45407 by 11:59PM ET on May 30, 2017. Please note that the position will be located in Keene Valley, NY. No phone calls please.