WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff Lead Water Resources Engineer (ID# 37391) in Seattle, Washington

Lead Water Resources Engineer (ID# 37391) Seattle, WA

Category: Engineering - Water

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 7 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

Be involved in projects with our Water and Environment Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently seeking an exceptional candidate for a full-time Lead Water Resources Engineer for our Seattle office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and overseeing stormwater analysis and roadway design projects, with an emphasis on water projects including stormwater and sanitary sewer design. Experience with utilizing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), low impact development (LID) techniques, bioretention and infiltration as design options, and understanding the advantages/limitations of each is desired. Previous project design experience with WSDOT Hydraulics Manual and WSDOT Highway Runoff Manual is desired.

Ability to work with other engineering disciplines, owner and design team to implement utility design in a manner that balances cost of construction, maintenance and effective use of right-of-way is essential. Acting as a specialist in providing technical guidance for complex and unique assignments requires an ability to apply diversified knowledge of water-related design principles and practices, as well as independent decision-making on significant technical problems or methods.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead design teams to plan and design municipal and transportation related stormwater drainage and water resources engineering projects;

  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic calculations and studies and design using simulation software;

  • Prepare documents including reports, plans, specifications, and anticipated construction costs;

  • Provide technical engineering direction and workload planning as needed to junior engineering staff to maintain project scope, schedule and budget for the projects you are assigned as the design lead.

Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion with you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Experience Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years of related post-graduate work as a Civil Engineer

  • Work-related experience in hydrologic and hydraulic design of stormwater systems, including water quality treatment and flow control facilities

  • Experience with developing and overseeing plans, specifications, and technical drainage reports for public roadway projects, while ensuring complete, accurate work in accordance with good engineering practice

  • Experience in the design of stormwater and sanitary conveyance systems

  • Experience with Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) and Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) projects and Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Local candidates preferred. Please note that there is no relocation or housing assistance associated with this job position.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Civil3D design software.

Education and Certifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) in Engineering, Civil Engineering, Hydraulics, Water Resources, or a related field from an ABET-accredited program

  • Current registration as a Professional Civil Engineer (P.E.) in Washington State.


WSP USA (formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff) is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender/ Minority/ Female/ Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation.