Sep 12, 2020

Water Resources Engineer

  • RS&H
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
Full time Engineering

Job Description

RS&H is seeking self-motivated, progressive and well-versed Water Resources Engineer to help airports meet regulatory requirements and complex engineering challenges. 


The Ask 

Are you ready to make an impact on a growing organization? Are you seeking to work in a dynamic environment for progressive clients that value triple-bottom-line benefits? Are you the individual that can help lead a team of water resources professionals in development of sustainable water resources solutions at airports across the United States? Do you enjoy sharing your experiences at trade association meetings?  If the answer is YES, this is the opportunity for you! We need multiple Water Resource Engineers in any of our offices in Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Illinois.


The Opportunity

Multiple positions are available and each individual will report directly to the Vice President of Environmental Stewardship and Resiliency (ESR) with future opportunities to become a key leader within the ESR group. As a leader in the ESR group, you will be integral to the development of internal and external client relationships and business development activities; expand relationships within the existing RS&H aviation network; maintain thought leadership through industry trade organizations; and develop new aviation client relationships.


You will be responsible for directing and completing the planning, permitting and design of stormwater management facilities for airports around the United States. As stormwater projects are fully integrated with other large infrastructure improvements (e.g., runways, ramps, terminals, etc.), you will be the liaison between the regulator, the RS&H infrastructure design team and the client, facilitating the development of compatible best management practices, leading stormwater master plans and modeling studies, preparation of permitting documentation (e.g., wetland impacts, floodplain loss determination, construction, industrial stormwater discharge criteria, etc.), development of deicer runoff management systems, evaluating climate change impacts and adaptation plans and all other activities associated with planning, designing and constructing the recommended stormwater improvements.



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an ABET accredited college or university
  • Professional Engineering Registration (home state) with ability to gain in multiple states
  • 8+ years of water resources engineering experience (planning, modeling and/or design)

Modeling/Design Software Knowledge:

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • AutoDesk (Civil 3D, SSA, Hydraflow)
  • ArcGIS (extensions including 3D Analyst, Spatial Analyst, ArcHydro a plus)
  • SWMM (EPA, XP, PC)
  • HEC Software (RAS, HMS, etc)
  • ICPR
  • Water Quality models (e.g. SWMM, QUAL2K, WASP, etc)
  • HY-8

Core Competencies:


In addition to the position’s skills, education and experience requirements, the following RS&H competencies are considered foundational to understanding performance, now and in the future.



Change Oriented



Client Focus


If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an innovative, forward-thinking team, please apply.


The Team

Our aviation experts are recognized industry leaders who provide cutting-edge solutions shaping the future of aviation in five service areas: airfields, buildings, planning, environmental planning, and environmental stewardship and resiliency. From the largest hubs to the smallest general aviation airports, commercial to private, you can assist aviation systems that serve communities around the world. Recognizing that water resources engineering is an essential element of sustainability and resiliency, you will have the opportunity to improve how airports interact with the environment and their surrounding community. All of this while working closely with our highly skilled team of airfield and terminal planners and designers who work side-by-side with our airport clients to create a stronger, more resilient aviation system.

The Company

RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. We are committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. With a tradition of excellence that began in 1941, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s top 100 design firms. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, quality service, business success and valuing associates.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We will consider candidates that require VISA transfer/sponsorship for this position.


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