Water Resource Engineer
Fully Remote

Must reside in one of the following cities to apply and be considered for the position. 

Job Location(s): Houston TX, Newark DE, Toledo OH, Columbia MD, Baltimore MD

Job Purpose

Straughan is currently seeking an Entry-Level Water Resources Engineer to join our Engineering Business Unit. Straughan is currently operating under a flexible, hybrid workplace strategy that allows employees to work primarily from home with official schedules approved by their supervisor. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability.

The main responsibility of a water resource engineer is to provide quality design and modeling support that advance sustainable and resilient communities while achieving project objectives. They will work with a diverse team to perform field assessments, develop mapping and design plans for construction, obtain permits, and perform computations and analyses for a variety of projects and clients.

Duties & Responsibilities

Collect and analyze data

Perform field assessments and site inspections

Perform calculations, analyses, and reporting

Present project details and technical information to colleagues and clients

Assist in the preparation of engineering documents plans, reports, cost estimates, and specification

Keeping up to date with changes in regulatory legislation and guidelines

Ability to use a variety of specialist computer applications/simulation software

Provide assistance to other team members and management to accomplish department goals and objectives




Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field


  • No experience required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with clients and co-workers

Desired Qualifications

  • Stormwater management design and permitting experience
  • Erosion and sediment control design and permitting experience
  • Stream restoration design including sediment transport modeling experience
  • Drainage system design experience
  • Hydrology & Hydraulics analyses
  • Geomorphic assessment experience
  • Shoreline protection design experience
  • Site design and LEED experience
  • Green infrastructure (GI), low impact development (LID), or environmental site design (ESD) experience
  • Environmental consulting and/or civil engineering practices (Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations/Wetland Impact Plates, Planting Plans, and similar environmental documents) experience
  • Active involvement in professional organizations
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) certified
  • MicroStation or AutoCAD experience
  • Experience with HEC-RAS
  • Experience with WIN TR-55
  • Experience with WIN TR-20
  • Experience with GEOPAK and/or INROADS
  • Experience with Pond Pack
  • Experience with ArcMAP/GIS

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position as required by applicable law.

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to traverse various types of terrain for extended periods of time
  • Physical ability to perform outdoor field work and in unpleasant field conditions
  • Physically able to conduct inspections and carry equipment used for inspections

As a condition of employment, Straughan employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 except those for whom are legally entitled to an accommodation. Proof of vaccination will need to be submitted as part of the interview/hiring process.

Straughan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status