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VHB Water Resources Project Engineer in Watertown, Massachusetts


VHB’s Water Resources group is growing across MA, and we're looking for a Water Resources Engineer/Designer to join its dynamic team. We are looking for an experienced water resources professional to work with our existing water resource group and support our work in the areas of stormwater management and design, hydrology and hydraulics analysis, culvert and bridge design, and resiliency efforts, among others. This person will help us assist our clients with developing strategic, cost-effective and forward thinking solutions to their water resource, ecological restoration, transportation and environmental projects.


  • Lead tasks under the supervision of the project manager on multi-disciplinary projects with hydrologic, hydraulic, stormwater design or water quality focus including interaction with staff and clients

  • Prepare and review stormwater management and natural system design drawings and specifications

  • Prepare technical reports, plans and specifications

  • Develop project proposals, scopes of work and fee estimates

  • Attend meetings with clients, regulatory agencies, and stakeholders to establish their needs and discuss design/permitting issues with them

  • Mentor junior staff in both technical and professional aspects

  • Responsible for project task management including task financial performance

Skills And Abilities

  • Performs task management of mid to large portions of projects

  • Demonstrate superior ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates

  • Be team-oriented with strong capability to motivate others

  • Have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Be self-motivated

  • Demonstrates attention to detail

  • Demonstrates the ability to think critically


  • BS in Civil/Environmental/Water Resources engineering or related discipline

  • 3+ years of professional water resources engineering and analysis experience

  • Experience preparing design plans & specifications, and preparing technical reports

  • Experience with task management and people management/mentoring

  • Experience with hydrologic/ hydraulic modeling and stormwater policy and permitting preferred

  • EIT/PE licensure preferred

  • Proficiency with relevant software including AutoCAD, ArcGIS, HydroCAD, StormCAD, Microsoft Word and Excel

We are VHB! We’re an inspired and innovative team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as federal, state, and local governments. Our work helps improve mobility, enhance communities, and contribute to economic vitality. We do this while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

Our people make us great! VHB provides a differentiating employee experience, which includes:

  • Diverse and inclusive culture of collaboration and innovation

  • Opportunity to work on complex, transformational projects

  • Community and social responsibility as sustainable stewards

  • Focus on learning, development, and career growth

  • Best-in-class benefits, including flexible, hybrid workplace

We are consistently rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast. We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

VHB is a proud Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. Since our founding, we have intentionally fostered a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion—supported by deep-rooted core values, one of which is diversity. All individuals receive consideration for employment based on their qualifications without discrimination for race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.


ID: 2023-3876

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Street: 101 Walnut Street

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