Senior Water Resources Engineer - 24-19-US07

INTERA is searching for a creative and motivated Senior Water Resources Engineer with a strong understanding of water utility planning, engineering, operations, and regulations. In this position, you will collaborate with talented colleagues across the county to manage and support a wide variety of multi-disciplinary and leading-edge projects. You will be a key member of our team as we work towards growing INTERA’s services for the water utility market segment. Position responsibilities include managing key projects, supporting new business development, and implementing strategic initiatives.

If you have ideas, INTERA is the place for you. Join us today in delivering high-quality and innovative solutions to our clients as we navigate the future of their water resources.


Key Responsibilities

The mission of our water utilities team is to help water agencies achieve long-term resiliency and sustainability. Water agencies face numerous challenges including climate change, emerging contaminants, limited water supplies, evolving regulations, and water service affordability. Our goal is to find creative ways to integrate INTERA’s high level of technical expertise into novel approaches and innovative solutions for our clients so that they can make informed decisions and communicate effectively with stakeholders.

Candidates who wish to work remotely will be considered, but preference will be given to those who reside in California, Houston, Texas, Denver, Colorado, or Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Key responsibilities for the Senior Water Resources Engineer position include:

  • Effectively collaborating with INTERA’s strategic planning and business development teams to enhance the reach and value of our water utilities services
  • Working as a project manager or technical lead within multi-disciplinary teams to meet project objectives on schedule and within budget
  • Maintaining a current understanding of utility business drivers and challenges to anticipate client needs, and guiding them toward appropriate solutions
  • Developing complete and accurate scopes and budgets for proposed work
  • Completing preliminary/conceptual engineering design, cost estimating, and economic analysis for water supply infrastructure associated with planning studies and alternatives analysis
  • Presenting findings to clients, colleagues, and other interested parties
  • Reviewing reports and research done by other scientists and engineers
  • Mentoring junior staff


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in civil or water resources engineering, hydrogeology, or a related field
  • PE license and NCEES Record
  • 10+ years of experience including working closely with or at public and private water agencies
  • Previous experience with aspects of water utility planning, water supply development, water quality, water and wastewater treatment, utility infrastructure, operations, permitting, and regulation
  • Effective project management and client management skills
  • Clear, well-rounded communication skills and the ability to maintain strong interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to collaborate across diverse, multidisciplinary teams
  • Clear, concise technical and non-technical writing skills
  • Adept planning, time management, and organization skills
  • Willingness to travel to meet project and/or client needs



Founded in 1974, INTERA has grown into an international geosciences and engineering consulting firm that helps clients make informed business decisions, mitigate risk, and drive optimal outcomes in a multitude of industries. Building and sustaining a strong company culture is at the heart of INTERA’s practice of good stewardship. We strive to foster an environment where people love the work that they do and the place that they work because we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employee-owned company, we are committed to investing in our people’s needs for security, health, and well-being with: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that includes a free health plan option for employee-only coverage
  • Paid parental leave – up to 12 weeks for birthing and non-birthing parents 
  • Group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term and long-term coverage – paid 100% by the company 
  • Paid holiday, vacation, and sick time 
  • Opportunities for stock ownership 
  • Performance-based bonuses and award programs for technical paper publication and employee referrals 
  • Career coaching instead of performance evaluations 
  • Tuition reimbursement, financial assistance for professional licensure and registration, and one paid membership to a professional society 
  • Pet insurance, LegalShield, IDShield, and more 

These are some of the reasons why many of our employees have spent 10 to 25 years at INTERA. We love what we do, and it shows.  

INTERA Incorporated is an Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Females/Veterans/People with Disabilities

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