Straughan is currently seeking a highly motivated and versatile Senior Drainage/Water Resources Engineer to join our Engineering Business Unit who has the ability to be a leader, deliver quality projects, and grow Straughan’s presence near Houston, Texas. Straughan is currently operating under a flexible, hybrid workplace strategy that allows employees to work primarily from home with official schedules approved by their supervisor. The ideal candidate should have an interest in and understanding of current environmental issues and a shared vision for sustainability and resiliency.
Lead and design best management practices for stormwater management and erosion & sediment control projects; Obtain permits from State and local agencies
Manage multi-discipline projects and client relationships, delivering projects on time and within budget
Develop storm drain design and analysis reports.
Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses
Serve as a project manager for transportation projects
Perform Culvert and bridge hydraulic analysis, including scour analysis
Perform field work to evaluate field conditions
Communicate and collaborate with the project team, project managers, clients, and local communities.’
Conduct field investigations and scoping meetings
Support construction projects by reviewing submittals, answering RFI’s, and conducting field visits to ensure compliance with the contract drawings and specifications.
Mentor junior level engineers
Manage/Oversee the quality, timeliness, and financial aspects of projects including the development of scope, budgets and proposals necessary for contract negotiation
Skills and Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field
8+ years relevant work experience
PE registered in Texas or ability to have by reciprocity, additional state registration/experience desired
Stormwater management design and permitting experience
Erosion and sediment control design and permitting experience
Hydrology & hydraulic analyses
Drainage system design experience
Project management experience
Proposal and task order development experience
Business development capabilities - must be comfortable marketing technical services
Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with others
Work in a manner to protect the health and safety by following company guidelines and policies.
TX DOT Pre-certified
Ability to work on large tasks involving mass transit/transportation projects
Coastal Engineering and Modeling
Stream restoration design including sediment transport modeling experience
Geomorphic assessment experience
Shoreline protection design experience
Scour Analysis experience
2D Hydraulic modeling experience
Site design and LEED experience
Environmental consulting and/or civil engineering practices (Forest Conservation Plans, Wetland Delineations/Wetland Impact Plates, Planting Plans, and similar environmental documents) experience
Active involvement in professional organizations
Ability to obtain a security clearance
Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and Project) required.
GEOPAK and/or INROADS desired
Proficiency in MicroStation or AutoCAD desired
Application of numerical modeling tools for simulating circulation, waves, water quality, sediment transport, or mixing (e.g. ADCIRC, Delft3D, SWAN, Mike, CORMIX) desired.
Founded in 1995, Straughan has grown into a leading multi-disciplinary engineering and environmental firm. Our incredibly talented and passionate team of engineers, planners, and scientists believe in a better process to achieve project development goals while protecting the environment. With a mission to advance sustainable and resilient communities, we provide analysis, planning, engineering, and construction management services to provide better outcomes for the environments and communities that we serve.