Water Resources Practice Leader

Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers and Architects
Omaha, NE/Remote
Added: May 10, 2024
Wilson & Company is seeking a professional engineer with a minimum of 12 years of experience in the engineering consulting industry to serve as the Practice Leader for planning, design, and modeling support for a variety of projects related to surface water projects including flood control facilities, floodplain mapping, drainage infrastructure, land development site drainage, municipal and highway drainage design, and sediment transport analysis. The Practice Leader will lead the technical delivery, client management and business development, and personnel elements of the drainage/flood control team in Omaha, while develop strong working relationships with other drainage/flood control teams in the firm.

Desired Candidate Attributes

  • High level of confidence and strong work ethic, with proven teamwork and problem-solving abilities.
  • Inherent high degree of interpersonal and effective communication skills.
  • Desire to mentor, develop and work with younger professionals.
  • Superior written and spoken (English) language skills.
  • Technical and managerial competence to lead multi-disciplinary teams and manage a wide range of projects.
  • Ability to develop and manage business relationships with private and public clients.

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Perform appropriate hydrologic and hydraulic analysis to match project requirements.
  • Development of drainage reports, CLOMR/LOMRs, and flood certification letters.
  • Design storm sewers, culverts, detention/retention/water quality facilities, flood control and related drainage facilities.
  • Calculate quantities and prepare engineering estimates.
  • Develop scopes of work, and associated labor level-of-effort and fee estimates.
  • Lead and support the development of letter proposals, statement of qualifications, and letters of interest.
  • Complete erosion control and stormwater management plans.
  • Lead and assist with marketing and business development efforts.
  • Manage projects from inception through completion, including contracting, invoicing, and AR management.
  • Recruit, manage, develop, and mentor technical staff.
  • Produce high-quality work products, while adhering to appropriate QA/QC procedures.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and support services.
  • Travel occasionally as project work requires.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or related technical field in an ABET-accredited college or university. Master’s degree in a field directly relevant to surface water engineering is considered a plus.
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience in the field of surface water analysis, planning, and design consulting.
  • Active licensure in the State of Nebraska or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Strong background in surface water hydraulics and hydrology. Proficiency in the use standard industry modeling software, including but not limited to HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, PC/XP-SWMM, and FLO-2D.
  • Proficiency in the use of Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D for design plan production.
  • Working experience using ESRI software (GIS) and HEC-GeoRAS.

Please note that Wilson & Company is not currently sponsoring applicants for work visas.

Annual Salary Range: $85,000 - $152,000

About Us

Wilson & Company has a rich history in planning and design, and the right candidate will become part of our bright future. We provide multidisciplinary engineering, architecture, surveying, mapping, environmental, and planning services, and employ of 500 professionals throughout 15 offices in 9 states. The firm was founded in 1932 and provides services to a diverse client base including railroads; municipal, state, and federal agencies; energy, industrial, and commercial companies; and private developers. Our Phoenix office has been in operation since 1982, and currently the focus of a corporate growth initiative to bring multi-disciplinary professionals together to practice their craft, to create value, and to accomplish great things.

The cornerstone of our success is Higher Relationships, standards in Discipline, Intensity, Collaboration, Shared Ownership, and Solutions. Discipline is doing it right, with attention to details without exception. Intensity is doing what it takes to meet and exceed expectations. Collaboration is working together and bringing out the best in each other. Shared Ownership means we adopt the goals of others as our own. Finally, Solutions are achieved in a win-win environment. We value this commitment to Higher Relationships with our employees, clients, and the communities where we live and work. And for you, our culture intends to help you achieve personal and professional success. Come grow with us!

Wilson & Company provides a comprehensive benefits package that encourages employee health and well-being. We have several options to choose from for health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid time off, and retirement savings plan benefits. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment background checks.

Wilson & Company is a federal contractor and subject to various health and safety regulations enforced by federal, state, and local agencies, as well as health and safety requirements of our clients. Wilson & Company is committed to complying with all regulations and requirements, which could include, but are not limited to, vaccination requirements, testing requirements, masking requirements, and personal protective equipment requirements. All regulations and requirements are subject to change, which could impact Wilson & Company policy and requirements for employees.

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