Join the Center for Watershed Protection team and use your skills to make a real difference in watershed practices across the nation. We are looking for a creative individual with the capability to perform and manage a wide range of technical projects, including stormwater practice design and implementation, site plan review of development plans, watershed protection and restoration plans, stormwater and watershed research, and writing of state-of-the-science stormwater guidance manuals. The ideal candidate will have 3-7 years’ experience in the watershed protection and stormwater management fields. Experience in delivering on-the-ground stormwater management and watershed restoration solutions is a plus. The individual must demonstrate an ability to effectively manage multiple projects from conception to completion while working in a fast-paced team environment. The Center’s watershed projects are both technical and geographically diverse, and may include such tasks as:
Developing concepts and engineering designs for innovative systems of structural and non-structural stormwater practices to improve water quality in urban, suburban, and rural watersheds.
Writing national and state guidance manuals to build more effective local storm water programs and design more effective stormwater practices.
Assisting various jurisdictions with review of development plans for compliance with stormwater regulations.
Working with local governments to develop watershed plans to protect sensitive resources in rural and suburban watersheds.
Conducting literature reviews and research; writing technical reports for both technical and lay audiences.
Teaching your watershed skills to others at conferences, presentations, and workshops.
This full-time permanent position will be based in Ellicott City, Maryland. Frequent regional travel to surrounding areas, including Washington, DC and/or Pennsylvania is expected. Periodic opportunities to work from home are also available.
How to Apply: Interested in joining us? Please submit a cover letter referencing your interest in working for the Center, salary requirements, and availability, along with a current resume and a short (less than 5 pages) technical writing sample by May 9, 2018. The Center for Watershed Protection is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualifications: Bachelors in civil or environmental engineering or related field, Masters preferred. Strong writing and speaking skills essential, with demonstrated ability to translate complex engineering and science concepts into clear and understandable terms. Additional desirable skills and experience include:
-Stormwater BMP Design Experience
-Familiarity with CAD Software
-Experience with Design-Bid-Build (and perhaps Design-Build) Process
-Experience with Plan Review/Environmental Permitting Process
Stormwater Management Program Planning
-Knowledge of NPDES Stormwater Regulations
Knowledge of stormwater regulations and design criteria and standards
General Watershed/Site Assessment
-Stream Corridor Assessments
-Water Quality Sampling and Analysis
Project management experience
Experience working with local or state governments
Experience in hydrologic and hydraulic theory and modeling
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: The Center offers the opportunity to work on a diverse range of watershed protection and restoration projects as part of a dedicated team with a national reputation for developing innovative solutions to challenging watershed problems. Add to that a casual dress code, work-from-home privileges, and fun colleagues. And, of course, the Center offers a comprehensive benefits package, including:
Medical and dental insurance for domestic partners and families
Short and long term disability insurance
Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts
401k and employer-contributed retirement plans
Paid time off for vacations and holidays
Credit union membership
About Center for Watershed Protection
The Center for Watershed Protection works to protect, restore, and enhance our streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and bays. We create viable solutions and partnerships for responsible land and water management so that every community has clean water and healthy natural resources to sustain diverse life.
At the Center for Watershed Protection, we want everybody to know that an integrated watershed approach is the key to ensuring a future of fresh, clean water, healthy natural resources, and ultimately, life on earth. Since 1992, the Center for Watershed Protection has been working in numerous communities to provide the solutions for clean water and healthy natural resources. Our work is based on sound scientific research and guided by a passion for advancing the state-of-the art, ensuring practitioners have the right tools, and promoting the widespread implementation of the most effective watershed management techniques.