Join the Center for Watershed Protection (CWP) team and use your skills to make a substantial difference in watershed practices across the nation. We are looking for a water resources engineer with a strong technical foundation and excellent communication skills. This engineer’s main role will be to help CWP provide stormwater site plan reviews and manage other stormwater research, training, and policy work in Washington, DC. In addition, there will be opportunities on a wide variety of other CWP projects that include:
Designing innovative systems of structural and non-structural stormwater practices to improve water quality.
Writing national and state guidance manuals to build more effective local storm water programs and design more effective stormwater practices.
Working with local governments to develop watershed plans that protect sensitive natural resources.
Conducting literature reviews and research on stormwater and watershed questions.
Teaching your skills to others at conferences, presentations, and workshops.
This full-time permanent position is primarily a work-at-home position with periodic work in Washington, DC, CWP’s office in Fulton, MD, and occasional travel to Maryland, Pennsylvania, and other locations throughout the country for projects as needed. Actual travel is expected to be less than 10% per year.
The Center for Watershed Protection is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring and employment practices, and committed to providing employees with a positive work environment for all. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in civil or environmental engineering or related field. At least three years’ experience preferred. Strong writing and speaking skills essential, with demonstrated ability to translate complex engineering and science concepts into clear and understandable terms. Additional desirable skills and experience include:
Knowledge of stormwater regulations and design standards
Experience working with local or state governments
Understanding of stormwater BMP design
Experience in hydrologic and hydraulic theory and modeling
Familiarity with climate change impacts on stormwater and watershed management and adaptation strategies
Expertise with CAD and GIS software
Experience in project management
Due to the nature of our work and required team contact, all candidates must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19.
How to Apply: Interested in joining us? Please submit, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, a cover letter referencing your interest in working for CWP, salary requirements, and availability, along with a current resume by December 11, 2023.
The Center for Watershed Protection works to protect, restore, and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. We create viable solutions and partnerships for responsible land and water management so that every community has clean water and healthy natural resources to sustain diverse life.
At the Center for Watershed Protection, we want everybody to know that an integrated watershed approach is the key to ensuring a future of fresh, clean water, healthy natural resources, and ultimately, life on earth. Since 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection has been working in numerous communities to provide the solutions for clean water and healthy natural resources. Our work is based on sound scientific research and guided by a passion for advancing the state-of-the art, ensuring practitioners have the right tools, and promoting the widespread implementation of the most effective watershed management techniques.