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Senior Water Resources Engineer in Fairfax, VA , at Gannett Fleming

Date Posted: 11/4/2017

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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.

Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.

Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


Gannett Fleming’s Fairfax Office looking for a dynamic and driven Senior Civil Engineer - Water Resources with a strong background leading stormwater management projects focused on planning, design and construction management in variety of projects in the Northern Virginia area to join our Fairfax office.

Responsibilities will include leading multiple project related tasks with state, local and municipal clients in the region. Successful candidates will collaborate with teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic to include Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina to successfully deliver projects and exceed client expectations.

Other areas of responsibility will include providing technical direction and guidance to ensure that quality management, design and technical services are provided to clients, while at the same time meeting performance targets. Leading civil and water resources related design projects including storm water management, storm drain, TMDL stormwater retrofits and designs, Low Impact Development, hydrologic/hydraulic modeling, dam studies, stream restoration, county and state permitting, and construction phase services. 

Job Requirements

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Environmental Science, Water Resources Engineering or related field of practice is required. Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Professional Engineer license in VA is required with the ability to obtain PE in MD and DC with reciprocity.
  • Candidates must possess 10 -15 years of experience plus in civil site design, with direct involvement in stormwater management design, hydrologic modeling, permitting and BMP retrofits.
  • Direct experience completing projects with public sector/municipal agencies in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area is required.
  • Experience in watershed water quality assessments, MS4 permitting and/or program development a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; good public speaking ability; strong project financial management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency are all required competencies.
  • Experience in providing technical and project leadership to staff-level or junior engineers.
  • A strong background using Auto CAD and/or Microstation is required.  Experience using ArcGIS, HEC-RAS or other Bentley-related modeling programs is a plus.
  • Experience or desire to market their skills and build relationships with local clients.

Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.

Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.