Mid-Level Water Resources Engineer

at Sargent & Lundy in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


As a valued member of our dynamic team, you’ll collaborate closely with team lead(s) to contribute to the execution of water resources deliverables and site development engineering tasks. Your role will involve participating in project teams alongside fellow engineers, focusing on designing, modifying, and analyzing power plant sites. Responsibilities may encompass:

+ Determining flood levels for rainfall events spanning 100-year, 500-year, and 1000-year occurrences.

+ Utilizing ArcGIS, StreamStats, and DEM data for watershed delineation.

+ Conducting extreme value analysis on stream and rainfall gauges.

+ Crafting H&H models with HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS.

+ Performing dam failure analysis.

+ Estimating IDF curves based on rainfall gauge data.

+ Extracting probable maximum precipitation (PMP) data from existing publications.

+ Designing storm drains, open channel drainage systems, and stormwater ponds.

+ Developing site layout, grading plans, and drainage designs.

+ Designing roads and trackwork for optimal functionality.

This position is based on a hybrid work schedule and will require in-office work 3 days per week.


We do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position. Essential skills and experience:

+ Hold an MSCE in Civil Engineering, specializing in Water Resources, from an ABET Engineering program, with a solid academic foundation and relevant coursework.

+ Possess 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience in hydrologic and hydraulic design and analysis, including expertise in assessing floods and droughts for streams and rivers.

+ Strong course work in hydrology and hydraulics.

+ Experience in various areas of civil engineering, such as site grading, drainage, and stormwater management systems.

+ Experienced in report preparation.

+ Experienced in analyzing raw data from existing rainfall gages and stream stations.

+ Showcase mastery with multiple design tools, including HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS (1D, 2D), RAS Mapper, QGIS, Global Mapper, TR-55, GIS software, Civil3D, and AutoCAD.

+ Have familiarity with programming languages like MATLAB, Python, R, or VBScript.

+ Exhibit strong teamwork skills, able to collaborate effectively within a team environment.

+ Be prepared for occasional travel as part of the job requirements.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

+ PE license.

Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.

Award Winning Compensation & Benefits

At Sargent & Lundy, we care about the health and well-being of our employees. Our commitment extends beyond the workplace, offering comprehensive healthcare plans and generous paid time off to support our team members in every aspect of their lives. We understand the importance of work-life balance, which is why we are proud to provide competitive, award-winning benefits. Our dedication to employee satisfaction has earned us the prestigious Top Workplaces Culture Excellence Award for compensation and benefits in 2022, 2023, and 2024. Health & Wellness Financial Benefits Work-Life Balance

+ Health Plans: Medical, Dental, Vision

+ Life & Accident Insurance

+ Disability Coverage

+ Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

+ Back-Up Daycare


+ 401(k)

+ Pre-Tax Commuter Account

+ Merit Scholarship Program

+ Employee Discount Program

+ Corporate Charitable Giving Program

+ Tuition Assistance

+ First Professional Licensure Bonus

+ Employee Referral Bonus

+ Paid Annual Personal/Sick Time (PST)

+ Paid Vacation

+ Paid Holidays

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Paid Bereavement Leave

+ Flexible Work Arrangements

Awards & Recognition



CountryUnited States

Area of InterestEngineering

TypeFull Time – Regular

Job ID2024-11253

Business GroupEnergy & Industrial Group

DepartmentCivil Engineering Support Services

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Job Posting: JC260810744

Posted On: Jun 05, 2024

Updated On: Jul 22, 2024

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