Junior Water Resource Engineer - FEMA

    • Wilbur Smith Associates
  • Denver, CO
  • Posted 48 days ago | Updated 8 hours ago


On Site
Full Time


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Job Details

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Job Description

Under direct supervision, perform basic complexity calculations, modeling, and data analysis for water resources projects with a particular focus on riverine and coastal floodplain analyses though hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, risk assessment, and/or hazard mitigation.

As a member of the Water Resources team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by: Performing a variety of routine technical tasks that will provide experience and familiarization with CDM Smith's engineering methods, practices, standards, and company programs; Using prescribed methods to perform specific and limited portions of broader assignments; Working under close supervision, receiving specific and detailed instructions as to required tasks and expected results.

Job duties will involve handling tasks associated with floodplain mapping and floodplain management, hydrology and hydraulics, and project reviews associated with FEMA Letter of Map Revisions (LOMRs). Tasks will include:
- Review LOMR case requests for both riverine and coastal sources to determine if they meet all FEMA criteria justifying a change to published flood hazard data
- Review hydrologic and hydraulic models for technical accuracy
- Verify compliance with FEMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) standards and FEMA Guidelines and Specifications
- Preparation of all appropriate FEMA documentation and correspondence
- Verbal and written communication skills will be utilized on a daily basis to interact directly with the client (FEMA) and LOMR requesters
- Resolution of floodplain mapping issues related to LOMRs
- Oversight and guidance of third party LOMR preparations

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Environmental, Civil, Coastal or Chemical Engineering or related discipline. 0 years. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands. Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Skills and Abilities

Familiarity with water resources issues related to floodplain modeling and management, hydraulic modeling, and in-stream and civil design. Data management and analysis skills using standard platforms. Some familiarity with 1D/2D HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, and ArcGIS software, and design platforms such as AutoCAD, preferred.

Excellent writing and communication skills desired.

EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Additional Compensation

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.
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