Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center at UMass Amherst

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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: https://careers-swca.icims.com/jobs/9956/water-resource-engineer/job

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.

If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations[at]swca[dot]com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response. 

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


Freshwater Project Coordinator - The Nature Conservancy

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • 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

HOW TO APPLY

Please visit http://www.nature.org/careers 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.