Job Opportunities

Job Type: Full-time with benefits

Job Title: Water Resources Engineer

Fill Date: June 20, 2022

Applications Due By: May 13, 2022

Job Description: This position provides project management, technical expertise and engineering support for water resources related projects undertaken by Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District (UCSWCD). Primary duties include stream restoration design and review, engineering approval and construction oversight of stream stabilization/restoration projects and road-stream crossings. The position will also help manage the work of consultants and contractors performing design work on behalf of UCSWCD.

Major duties include:
• Stream restoration design development and review
• Hydraulic modeling including coordination of staff in collecting field measurements and analysis to support hydrologic and hydraulic computations and modeling for project design
• Coordinate and supervise construction activities during implementation of stream restoration and BMP designs, including construction staging, regulatory compliance, survey control, project layout and record drawings
• Measure, analyze, interpret and report on data utilizing a variety of engineering survey techniques and standards, modeling, professional judgment and experience
• Provide technical support for landowners, local municipalities and highway managers in planning, designing, and maintaining BMPs on public and private lands
• Develop monitoring plans for stream restoration projects to evaluate performance of designs and methods and development of monitoring reports for program partners and fulfilling permit requirements
• Attend, participate in and/or conduct public meetings
• Provide oversight and training of staff in assisting with project management, project design, construction supervision, and data collection and analysis methods

Required skills:
• Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and theories of environmental and water resources engineering, particularly in stream management applications
• Expertise in hydrologic modeling using HEC-HMS, TR-55, HydroCAD, and other methods
• Expertise in hydraulic modeling with HEC-RAS and experience with 2D modeling
• Proficient with design and mapping software such as AutoCAD, Civil3D and ArcGIS
• Proficient skills and knowledge in culvert/bridge hydraulic modeling, fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport, stream restoration and streambank stabilization including bioengineering techniques and natural channel design principles and applications.
• Ability to establish cooperative relationships with public officials, staff, contractors, consultants, landowners, and partner agencies
• Ability to communicate effectively on technical subjects (verbal and written) to a variety of audiences and communicate clearly on guidance and instructions to staff, contractors, and landowners

Agency/Program Description: The Water Resources Engineer will work as a team member with Ulster County Soil & Water Conservation District staff to develop and deliver stream restoration and bioengineering projects at the Ashokan Watershed Stream Management Program (AWSMP). The AWSMP is a cooperative program of Ulster County Soil and Water Conservation District, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The position is supervised by the UCSWCD Executive Director, there is direct oversight/supervision/collaboration with the UCSWCD Project Manager and the duty location is at the AWSMP office in Shokan, NY. For more information on AWSMP and the watershed programs visit and

Minimum Qualifications:
• BA/BS or MA/MS in relevant engineering discipline
• New York State License as a Professional Engineer
• 3-5 years’ work experience in natural resources, watershed management, stream restoration, environmental management, construction, engineering or related field

Salary Range: $85,000-$100,000/year, plus social security, medical/dental, retirement benefits and sick/vacation time

Fields of interest: Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Fluvial Geomorphology, Watershed Management

Other information/requirements: A valid NYS driver’s license or equivalent.

How to apply: Send, email, fax resume and cover letter
Contact: Adam Doan, Stream Project Manager
Address: PO Box 667, 3130 State Route 28, Shokan, NY 12481
Phone: 845-688-3047, x107
Fax: 845-688-3130