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Stantec Water Resources/Environmental Engineer in Iowa

Water Resources/Environmental Engineer - ( 2200026R )


Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec, is seeking a mid-level Water Resources/Environmental Engineer for our Fargo office who is highly motivated to join us in continuing to grow our reputation as a leader in environmental services throughout the Midwest and Great Plains. This position would be working with our Natural Resources team, assisting with design components of wetland and natural resources restoration. On a day-to-day basis, our natural resource team members also create databases and analyze field data, natural resource restoration plans, wetland mitigation plans, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, permit applications and other technical reports; evaluate data and create maps using ArcGIS; coordinate with local, state, federal agencies; agricultural producers, and communicate with our clients. Our team works on a variety of different projects, while specializing in their passion and building a well-rounded base of experience. Our variety of projects and clients is what keeps our work interesting and fulfilling, while being dedicated to serving our clients and our communities.

As a member of our team, you will be contributing to our existing services in the region focused on federal and state agencies, municipalities, private developers, and agricultural industries. With our strong client base in the regions in which we work, this is your opportunity to be an integral part of growing and expanding our services and assisting clients on a variety of projects. The preferred candidate will be able to periodically travel throughout this region, while maintaining their primary presence in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Field surveys

  • Data collection and analysis

  • Prepare technical reports and permit applications

  • Design, Develop and Review of Plan Sets using drafting software

  • Develop and Evaluate data and edit maps using ArcGIS or AutoCAD online software

  • Hydrology and Hydraulic Modeling

  • Coordinate with local, state and federal agencies on permits and approvals

  • Provide technical expertise and planning for wetland restoration projects

  • Internal and external client correspondence

Your Opportunity

The part time role of the Senior Water Resources Engineer is to work independently on small and large projects, as well as a team member for more complex and larger projects. The senior engineer should be able to evaluate, select, specify, and engineer systems or products for a project. You will perform a variety of tasks which may include calculations, field work, coordination of tasks and personnel, and mentoring junior staff. The projects assigned may have complex features that will require the application of mature knowledge and experience. You will lead the analysis of proposed projects to ensure structural reliability, resource efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage multiple projects. Responsible for large projects of high complexity.

  • Serves as Engineer-of-Record.

  • Provides technical leadership for civil related projects, including the management of existing client relationships and bringing in new clients.

  • Performs on technically complex projects and acts as a technical resource by providing guidance to other team members.

  • Supervises the work of other engineers, including setting the priorities for their scope of work, their budgets and their schedules for completing the work in conjunction with Project Manager(s).

  • May perform or assist Project Manager and/or Project Technical Lead with managing and monitoring financial performance of project budgets.

  • Review and conduct alternative analyses to support business case evaluations for making project decisions.

  • Evaluate, select, specify all civil engineered systems or products for a project.

  • Manage and lead others while working on projects and developing design; assigns, reviews and evaluates work for technical accuracy and completeness; advises on technical problems.

  • Lead project coordination meetings with internal team members and/or external consultants, owner and contractor, sub-contractors, and vendors.

  • Lead in client project requirement meetings, value analysis, and cost estimating.

  • Lead the preparation and coordination of project specifications with construction documents.

  • Participate in constructability reviews.

  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control on own projects and projects of peers.

  • Lead the development of new standards and specifications for the discipline.

  • Serve as the Project's point of contact with clients, agencies and others to obtain and determine project requirements and approvals.

  • Remain current on regulatory policy and rule changes and may establish working relationships with regulatory officials.

  • Engage in leadership in Professional organizations that align with expertise; write technical papers and delivers technical presentations for conference and symposia events.

  • Develop project scope, budgets, and design approach for all size projects, and support marketing and business development professionals in positioning for potential projects, writing technical portions of proposals, participating in client interviews and supporting negotiations for project contracts.

  • Assist and/or lead the development of proposals and contract negotiation.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Desire and ability to work efficiently

  • Oral communication skills sufficient to effectively communicate with internal and external clients

  • Ability to work in adverse weather and environmental conditions

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including databases, spreadsheets, and word processing

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team

  • Experienced with Civil3D or GEOPAK

  • Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software (HydroCAD, XPSWMM, etc.)

  • Strong analytical skills, and attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with both clients and project team members

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once and meet strict project deadlines.

  • Ability to travel regionally and locally as required

  • Driver’s license with clean driving record

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Water Resource, Agricultural/Biosystems or Environmental Engineering, or related field

  • 2-5 years work experience in an environmental engineering related field

  • Experience with hydraulic modeling and outlet structure design

  • Background in natural resources or wetland science preferred

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Periodic overnight travel (most frequently during May to October).

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Primary Location : United States-North Dakota-Fargo

Other Locations : United States-Wisconsin, United States-Iowa, United States-Montana, United States-Minnesota

Organization : BC-2277 Environmental Services-US North Central

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 20 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Aug 9, 2022, 9:06:06 PM

Req ID: 2200026R

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