Senior Technical Lead - Water Resources

Matrix Design Group, Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO
Added: March 18, 2024
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Matrix Design Group, Inc., an employee-owned planning, engineering, and environmental consulting firm is actively seeking a Senior Technical Lead Water Resources . The position will be filled in our Colorado Springs office. As an employee-owned company we are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, respect, and excellence.

About Matrix: As an employee-owned company we are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, respect, and excellence. Our strengths of service, innovation, and skill are a result of that belief. We have a friendly, collegial, cooperative atmosphere and offer a full range of benefits including medical , dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; holiday, vacation, and sick leave; training and education ; 401(k) and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Matrix employees are encouraged to participate in employee wellness programs , social committees, and community outreach programs . We strive to employ highly motivated people with excellent communication and applied critical thinking skills who desire to advance their talents and skills.

Salary Range: $110,000 to $125,000 annually. Salary will be dependent upon experience.


Responsible for the management and execution of a variety of water resource related engineering design and permitting projects. Utilizing consulting expertise, prepares the scope, budget, and schedule for projects to ensure contract requirements are executed on-time and on-budget. Attend project meetings with internal staff and clients and make presentations concerning specific aspects of engineering projects and oversees the work of technical staff. Works with local, regional, or state-level clients to assist them in achieving their goals.

Essential Functions

  • Serves as the technical specialist in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods in an assigned area.
  • Develop project work plans and scopes of work.
  • Provide project oversight and schedule monitoring.
  • Prepare and review fee proposals.
  • Produce project deliverables including technical memoranda, design plans and specifications, and technical reports.
  • Execute and lead the implementation of Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plans.
  • Build upon our existing water resources client base through routine contact and networking.
  • Participate in various business development events and present at conferences as an industry leader and subject matter expert.
  • Partner with other Matrix practice leaders to assist on multi-disciplinary project pursuits.
  • Maintain effective communications with clients and project teams.
  • Technical Reporting and Presentations.
  • Ensure that the staff resources are deployed in a productive and profitable manner.
  • Conduct regular meetings to ensure that project needs are balanced with staff availability.
  • Keeps informed of new developments and requirements affecting the design approval process for the purpose of recommending changes in programs or applications.
  • Interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates assignments.


  • The ability to analyze and interpret technical data.
  • Self-directed practitioner with strong project delivery skills.
  • Experienced in supervising staff, bid projects, and develop project execution plans and technical deliverables.
  • Outstanding client and personnel skills and the ability to persuasively communicate at all levels.
  • Technical expert with outstanding team building, writing, cost estimating, and program execution skills.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team leader in a group environment and maintain positive relationships with team members and clients.
  • Organized and detail oriented with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication.
  • Subject matter expert in a subset of Water Resources (i.e. water/wastewater treatment, natural channel design, urban drainage planning and design, watershed planning, water rights, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, hydraulics/hydrology software, and other technically specific software packages.
  • Ability, and willingness to travel to project sites and other facility offices.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise, manage, direct, and provide oversight of tasks and responsibilities for engineering staff designers, and/or other technical support.
  • Mentor and train engineering staff as needed.
  • Reviews and approves scopes, budget, and schedules for assignments.

Education And Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited program in civil or environmental engineering with an emphasis in Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulic engineering, Geomorphology or relevant field.
  • Graduate degree in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive comprehensive water resources experience.
  • Colorado Professional Engineering (PE) licensure or ability to obtain CO PE within one year.
  • Strong industry relationships and an understanding of municipal, state, and federal criteria.
  • Significant experience and understanding of local, regional, state, and federal policies, programs, and procedures.
  • Valid driver's license, in conjunction with successfully passing the Company‚Äôs MVR.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.