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Experienced Water Resources Dam Engineer

Experienced Water Resources Dam Engineer

Geosyntec has an exciting opportunity for an Experienced Water Resources Dam Engineer based in Chicago, IL, St Louis, MO, Kansas City, MO, Ann Arbor, MI, Cincinnati, OH, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Milwaukee, WI, or any of our other Central Region office locations. The position will directly support and lead the expansion of our hydraulic engineering capabilities in the dams and levees market, leveraging existing staff resources, and collaborating with other senior dam and levee practitioners across the firm. Projects span hydraulic modeling of various complexities; hydraulic structure evaluation and design (e.g. spillways); supporting probabilistic risk analysis; hydraulic and hydrologic modeling for large riverine systems; flood modeling; and dam breach consequence assessment studies.

Geosyntec is an innovative, international engineering and consulting firm serving private and public-sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Our engineers, scientists, technical and project employees serve our clients from offices across the world. Ranked by ENR as one of the top environmental engineering design firms, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service.


We invest in our people.  Each employee is unique, and your career at Geosyntec will be too. 

We offer competitive pay and benefits and well-being programs to support you and your family.

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  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to expand the hydraulic engineering practice within Geosyntec’s Dams and Levees business line;
  • Work on rehabilitation and design of existing and new spillways, outlet works, and other appurtenant dam and levee hydraulic structures;
  • Downstream hazard assessment and dam breach modeling for inundation mapping and support of direct and indirect economic consequence estimation;
  • Inspections of existing hydraulic structures and dam safety review of previous analyses and studies against the current state of the practice and design criteria;
  • Flood hazard studies, reservoir routing and stage-discharge frequency analyses in support of semi-quantitative and fully quantitative risk assessments;
  • 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 in lead generation, business development, staff development, and mentoring;
  • Help broaden our reputation and visibility via publishing and presenting at prominent industry conferences such as US Society on Dams, Association of State Dam Safety;
  • Task and project management, including planning and directing staff, budgeting and budget management, adherence to schedule, quality, client satisfaction, and profitability;
  • Recruiting, supervising, and mentoring junior staff; and
  • Preparing technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, presentations, and proposals.


  • At least 7 years (8+ preferred) of direct engineering consulting experience working on water resource projects with a focus on dams and levees; or an equivalent combination of education and experience working on the types of projects described above. (required)
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary project teams. (required)
  • Experience with project management and business development. (preferred)
  • Excellent leadership and detail oriented. (required)
  • Experience performing hydrologic studies for dams and specific experience performing probabilistic flood hazard analyses. (preferred)
  • Experience with modeling tools such as platforms like HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS (1-D and 2-D), or similar (required).  CFD or other 3-D models (preferred). HEC-LifeSim, HEC-FIA, DAMRAE or similar. (preferred)
  • Team player who enjoys networking, exceptional oral and written communication skills. (required)
  • Ability and willingness to perform fieldwork and travel for site visits, inspections, and other business-related meetings or conferences. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

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