Water Resources Project Engineer

Matrix Design Group, Inc.
Denver, CO
Added: March 18, 2024
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About Matrix: Matrix Design Group, Inc., an employee-owned planning, engineering, and environmental consulting firm is actively seeking a Water Resources Project Engineer in our Denver office. 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 problem-solving skills who desire to advance their talents and skills.

Salary Range: $65,000.00 to $82,000.00 Annually. Salary will be dependent upon experience.

Job Summary

Our Water Resources Group serves a diverse set of clients, requiring tailored approaches and unique skillsets for creative solutions to complex issues. Our projects often range in variety, but water is always our primary focus. The applicant would be responsible for the support and execution of water resources-related engineering design, construction and permitting projects. They would work with a variety of clients including local, regional, state, and federal agencies, non-profit organizations, and private landowners to achieve their goals.

Essential Functions

  • Project administration for small to mid-size projects from initial planning stages through construction administration.
  • Support the development of construction plans, specifications, and construction cost estimates for water resources projects.
  • Prepare construction specifications and drawings for various water resources projects including urban drainage systems, stream restoration corridors, and water quality improvements.
  • Analyze and model hydrology and hydraulic parameters in the application of FEMA floodplain mapping.
  • Perform statistical analysis for hydrology and water quality studies.
  • Work within defined scope, schedule, and budget parameters.
  • Implement appropriate quality assurance procedures.
  • Communicate as appropriate to project team concerning questions, concerns, progress, and results.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and locations as necessary.
  • Technical writing.
  • Assist with proposal writing, cost estimating, and client management as necessary.
  • As directed, perform business development activities and maintenance of positive client relationships.


  • Ability to take direction and work independently as well as effectively collaborate with teams.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, AutoCAD Civil 3D, and hydraulics/hydrology software.
  • Strong communication, presentation, interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledgeable of local, regional, state, and federal policies, programs, procedures, and criteria.
  • Strong industry relationships and an understanding of municipal, state and federal criteria

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May supervise the work of engineers and/or technical support personnel.

Education And Experience

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree from accredited program in civil or environmental engineering with an emphasis in Water Resources, Hydrology/Hydraulic engineering, or approved equivalent.
  • EIT Certificate or able to obtain EIT within one year
  • 1-4 years of progressive comprehensive water resources experience.
  • 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.

Matrix Design Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

The expected salary range for this position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. (specific to CO) The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location.

Any applicant with a qualifying physical or mental disability who believes s/he requires a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should contact us at 719-575-0100 for assistance.

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