Project or Senior Hydrotechnical Engineer
Milwaukee, WI  / Houston, TX 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

If you're looking for a place to grow your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic innovative firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals - Geosyntec is the place for you! We're looking for a Project Professional Hydrotechnical Engineer with at least 7 years of experience to join our geohazard management practice in the Pacific Northwest or Midwest. Apply your hydrotechnical and water resource engineering skills to projects involving pipeline systems, dams, dikes, mines, and infrastructure while further developing the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting


Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

  • Field and office work associated with site evaluation of hydrotechnical risks;
  • Familiarity with classification of riverine systems and fluvial morphology (e.g. Rosgen);
  • Development of construction drawing packages and contractor specifications for river stabilization and restoration;
  • Evaluation of lateral migration potential and scour and erosion potential for riverine environments;
  • Use of remote sensing data (i.e., LiDAR, aerial imagery,) to identify, characterize, and monitor hydrotechnical hazards to infrastructure;
  • Mapping and management of hydrotechnical/geohazard data in ArcGIS databases;
  • Develop 1D and 2D Hydraulic Flow Models and modeling and channel flow dynamics;
  • Report writing and figure preparation;
  • Development, installation, and management of instrumentation monitoring systems;
  • Assisting in the development of proposals and other business development activities; and
  • Supporting other diverse project opportunities including work in the fields of environmental, geotechnical, stormwater, and sediment transport.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntec's culture, as you kick start your career. Here are some other things you should know this position:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 30%
  • Overnight travel: Varies based on assignments.

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


  • Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering, or geological engineering. (required)
  • Advanced degree in civil engineering, environmental engineering geological engineering, or geology/geosciences with emphasis on water resource engineering or fluvial geomorphology. (preferred)
  • Ability to obtain P.E. registration within one to two years of employment. (preferred)


  • At least 7 years (8+ preferred) of related experience in engineering consulting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Strong fundamentals in engineering, stream morphology, hydrology, and hydraulics theory and practice. (required)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. (required)
  • Knowledge of applied software (e.g., HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, TUFLOW, AutoCAD Civil3D, ArcGIS, etc.). and/or numerical methods using spreadsheets. (preferred)
  • Ability to work independently and manage time and project responsibilities.
  • Ability to work with technically and geographically diverse team.
  • Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork and travel. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver's license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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