Project Water Resources Engineer or Scientist
Raleigh, NC 
Posted 1 month 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! As an Project Water Resources Engineer or Scientist in Raleigh, North Carolina, you will work on complex projects including dam and levee breach analysis, inundation studies, and downstream consequences estimation to support dam safety risk assessments, innovative urban stormwater management and natural surface water systems, sustainable green infrastructure planning studies, urban stormwater infrastructure design and infrastructure, flood mitigation practices, stream restoration, and surface water, watershed, and stormwater runoff monitoring.

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


  • Applying innovative hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling software;
  • Perform dam and levee breach analysis and inundation studies;
  • Developing innovative green infrastructure solutions for the urban environment;
  • Floodplain mapping and flood protection designs;
  • In-stream and urban stormwater water quality monitoring and modeling;
  • Developing construction documents, including engineering drawings and technical specifications;
  • Interacting with client representatives;
  • Task and project-level responsibility for scoping, performing, managing, and delivering multiple concurrent project assignments;
  • Consistent with our sell-manage-do business model, play a role supporting lead generation, business development, staff development, and mentoring; and
  • Help broaden our reputation via publishing and visibility at prominent industry conferences.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec's culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Based on your current level of experience, you may be asked to take on task-level or project management responsibilities, along with business development, and staff mentoring tasks.

Here are some other things you should know about a typical practitioner position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, boater certification, defensive driving certification, 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 5%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 10%

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 agricultural, biological, civil, or environmental engineering with emphasis on water resources or closely related discipline. (required)
  • Advanced degree in agricultural, biological, civil, or environmental engineering with emphasis on water resources or closely related discipline. (preferred)
  • Professional registration (i.e., P.E., P.G.). (required)


  • At least 7 years of research or related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Experience with modeling and design software tools such as EPA-SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, AutoCAD, and ArcGIS. (preferred)
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to perform problem-solving and develop innovative solutions to meet project needs. (required)
  • Exceptional social skills and outstanding oral and written communication skills. (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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