Project Water Resources Engineer or Scientist
Kennesaw, GA 
Posted 7 days ago
Job Description

If you're looking for a place to kick-start 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 a Project Water Resources Engineer or Scientist in our Natural Systems Engineering and Restoration practice in Kennesaw, Georgia, you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations while solving our clients' water and natural resources challenges in ecosystem restoration, riverine engineering, coastal resiliency, and water supply. This work is intimately conducted to meet Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements under Section 404, Rivers and Harbors Act Section 10, and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to meet our client's objectives, while also learning 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


  • Directing multi-disciplinary project teams;
  • Performing and overseeing detailed fluvial geomorphic, sediment transport, biological, hydrologic, and hydraulic studies;
  • Developing innovative riverine infrastructure protection solutions for oil and gas pipeline companies across the United States, including phased hydrotechnical analyses from desktop assessment to field investigation to detailed engineering;
  • Applying knowledge of CWA mitigation regulations and standard operation procedures (SOPs) for the establishment of stream and wetland mitigation banks within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah, Mobile, Charleston, Wilmington, and Nashville Districts;
  • Leading and conducting field investigations and providing construction support services;
  • Developing construction documents, including engineering drawings and technical specifications;
  • Applying and/or directing innovative hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software, from 1-D to 3-D hydrologic, sediment transport and/or morphodynamic models;
  • 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 30%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 30%

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 geology, natural resources science, hydrotechnical or civil engineering, with emphasis on water resources or closely related discipline. (required)
  • Advanced degree in geology, natural resources science, environmental or civil 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 in fluvial geomorphology, ecological restoration (riverine/wetland/riparian systems), and natural resources remote sensing, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
  • Experience planning, conducting field and desktop data collection, data analysis, and application in an engineering context to restore degraded stream/riverine and wetland systems (e.g., developing engineering plans for construction execution). (required)
  • Significant experience with conducting fluvial geomorphologic assessments in streams and riverine systems (including the various methodologies that can be employed) and using remote sensing GIS toolsets for related analysis. (preferred)
  • Experience in geospatial data collection, processing, and analysis, including LIDAR and photogrammetry. (preferred)
  • Experience with remote sensing/modeling/design tools such as ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Hydro, coding in Python (or other code languages), HEC-RAS (1D & 2D), groundwater flow (riparian zones) models, HydroCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D. (preferred)
  • Experience with a variety of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for geospatial data collection (e.g., LIDAR, imagery, etc.) and possessing an FAA remote pilot license (Part 107) or willingness to attain and maintain license. (preferred)
  • Experience with the application of the theory of machine learning and/or artificial intelligence (AI) methods to natural resource data analysis and solution generation. (preferred)
  • Strong oral and technical writing 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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