Water Resources Project Engineer
Bellevue, WA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

DEAis currently hiring for an experiencedWater Resources Project Engineerto support major projects in thePuget Soundregion. This position will support DEA projects that focus on improving and enhancing the environment, primarily fish passage. This position will also focus on key long-term programs that require dedicated staff to lead multiple design efforts expected to extend to the year 2030. This position is located in our Bellevue, WA office. The primary focus for this position will be as a Task Lead or Project Managerfor a wide variety of Water Resources Projects. This position will require the candidate to utilize their expertise in water resources engineering related projects, including, but not limited to, stormwater facilities design; surface water hydrology and hydraulic analysis and design; floodplain management; culvert and bridge hydraulics; stream, wetland and habitat restoration analysis and design; assist in preparation of feasibility studies and master plans; preparation of engineering and construction plans, specifications and estimates; and coordination with regulatory agencies for project permitting. It will be the responsibility of the position to perform engineering design and to provide a high-quality product to DEA's current and future clients.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work in a highly flexible, team-oriented environment and contribute to the growth of our Water Resources group.
  • Responsible for planning and design of a wide range of water resources systems and facilities including hydraulicanalysis for stream crossings and evaluating for fish passage and scour. Responsibilities also include evaluation and design for stormwater and surface water management systems. Sanitary and or potable water design is a plus, but not required.
  • As a stormwater management task lead and engineer of record, collaborate with a team of support professionals, including but not limited to drafters, EIT's, GIS technicians, and technical editors. Responsibilities also include active management of Task specific scope, schedule and budget. Project management experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal stormwater management designs standards.
  • Opportunity to coach and mentor entry level staff.
  • Interface with clients and public agencies on an as-needed basis.
  • Assistance in Business Development efforts (e.g. engagement in professional organizations and visibility efforts), preparing proposals and participating in interviews as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS inCivil Engineering with emphasis in stormwater management and or water resource design.
  • Registered professional Engineer in Washington.
  • 6+years of experience as a hydrology and hydraulic design engineer with general civil and water resource design experience.
  • Strongwritten and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiaritywith AutoCAD/Civ3D, and or Microstation/Inroads.
  • Proficiency with stormwater management design software including HEC-RAS knowledge/experience.
  • Technical memorandum and report writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8-10years of experience as a hydrology and hydraulic design engineer with general civil and water resource design experience.
  • WSDOT, stream restoration, and fish passage experience.
  • Registered Engineer in Oregon, Idaho, or California.
  • Familiarity with GIS.
  • Storm and surface water master planning is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microstation Inroads Storm and Sanitary, CivilStorm, StormShed, MGSFlood, SWMM, HSPF, SRH2D, FLO2D, HEC-RAS (1D and 2D), and HY-8
  • Obtained WSDOT's HRM certification


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings and Lifestyle Spending Account with employer contribution
  • Support for continuing education and training opportunities
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)/Holiday Pay
  • 401k and Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Flexible 9/80 (every other Friday off) work schedule
  • Holistic Wellbeing Program with a focus on physical, emotional, financial, career and community health
  • Opportunity for growth with support and mentoring to help with professional goals

DEA Inc. is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.


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