Water Resources Engineer
Bismarck, ND  / Sioux Falls, SD  / Gillette, WY 
Posted 19 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR Engineering is looking for an Water Resources Engineer to join our growing team in Bismarck, ND.

Primary Responsibilities:

The primary duties of the Water Resources Engineer are to provide project engineering and task management.

  • Conduct difficult to complex hydraulic and hydrologic modeling
  • Conduct storm water collection systems modeling and design
  • Collect, assimilate, and present data in reports, memos and public forums
  • Lead production of design calculations and technical reports
  • Lead preparation of engineering plans and specifications for design of detention facilities, storm drains, flood control facilities, and other hydraulic structures.
  • Work independently as well as plan, organize, and assist groups of medium to large teams of professionals and technicians dependent on project/task.
  • Conduct water resources planning, plan formulation, concept development, and develop planning documentation.
  • Assist in water resources permitting efforts.



Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering required
  • 5+ years of experience required.
  • PE license required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference given to local candidates.
  • MS degree preferred
  • Experience with HEC-1, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, GEO-RAS, storm drain system analysis preferred.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-North Dakota-Bismarck
Other Locations: United States-South Dakota-Sioux Falls, United States-Wyoming-Gillette, United States-North Dakota-Fargo, United States-South Dakota-Rapid City, United States-Wyoming-Lander, United States-Wyoming-Cheyenne
Industry: Water
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Dams Levees Civil Works
Job Posting: Jan 22, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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