Senior Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineer

Engineering · Portland, Oregon
Department Engineering
Employment Type Regular Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Title: Senior Hydraulic/Water Resources Engineer

Location:  This job may be located in California, Washington or Oregon


Who Are We?

Anchor QEA is an environmental science and engineering consulting firm that improves the environment and our communities by solving challenging problems. We employ more than 350 people in offices around the United States. Our vision is a growing company that is our clients’ first choice for solving their most challenging problems and our employees’ first choice as a company where they want to work. We believe engaged staff lead to great client service and to a financially strong company—in that order. Our work environment fosters personal and professional growth for employees by providing autonomy, a clear vision, and the ability to master their skills sets.






What’s the Opportunity?

Anchor QEA is seeking a senior hydraulic/water resources engineer to help with a growing workload of water resources projects. This position will support planning, analysis, and design of river, stream, estuary and coastal projects primarily in Washington, Oregon and California. The applicant should have 5+ years of progressive responsibility and experience providing hydrodynamic modeling using 2-D models. Experience with 3-D models and design of river and coastal projects would be ideal.






The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Perform and/or lead technical analyses for river, stream, estuary and coastal projects including hydrodynamic modeling, habitat restoration, fish passage, and water resources engineering.
  • Prepare written reports and technical studies.
  • Work with other senior water resources staff to identify and develop new projects and clients, prepare proposals, and capture new work.
  • Develop scopes of work, budgets, and schedules for projects.




What Are We Looking For?

Ideal candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in hydraulic, water resources or civil engineering, with a focus in hydraulic engineering projects on rivers, streams, estuaries and coasts
  • 5+ years’ experience with emphasis on 2-D modeling
  • Familiarity with hydraulic analysis for a diversity of water resource, fish passage and restoration projects in Washington, Oregon and California.
  • Self-motivation, drive, and ability to work independently.





What Can You Expect?

A collaborative work environment where we encourage everyone to bring their authentic self. We offer a competitive salary; bonus program; medical, dental and vision coverage, short- and long-term disability programs; flexible schedules; a retirement plan with company match; and paid time off.




How to Apply?

Apply online at and attach your resume and relevant documents that showcase your experience and fit for the opportunity.   Veterans are encouraged to apply.




Additional Information

We work hard to embrace diversity and inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Anchor QEA is committed to a diverse, multi-cultural work environment. Anchor QEA does not discriminate in employment based on age, race, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.

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  • Location
    Portland, Oregon
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience