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Golder Associates Senior Water Resources Engineer in ATLANTA, Georgia

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Water Resources Engineer to support our engineering and environmental projects in our Atlanta, Georgia office.

In this role, you will lead engineering projects under the supervision of senior staff and support from a talented team of engineers, geologists, and scientists. You will have the opportunity to work alongside consultants from various disciplines on exciting and challenging projects locally and around the world, primarily in the government, mining, and power sectors but also the manufacturing, oil & gas, and land development sectors as dictated by business needs. This role requires demonstrated experience and expertise in one or all of the following technical service areas:

  • Dam Engineering

  • Hydraulic Structure and Systems Design

  • Surface Water Management

  • Watershed Management

Candidates with multifaceted experience in other areas beyond water resources such as geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, waste management, and mining engineering are encouraged to apply.

This full-time position will suit someone with strong technical, analytical and modelling skills and an interest in applying scientific and engineering principles to a wide range of environmental and engineering projects.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Participating in a wide range of engineering projects, from conceptual water management planning to detailed design of water infrastructure and construction oversight.

  • Support the water resources engineering efforts, including environmental assessments, environmental permitting and engineering design projects by:

  • Performing site visits and other field activities to assess projects.

  • Conducting climatic, hydrological and hydraulic assessments, including fieldwork, data management, data analysis, and modelling.

  • Developing water management plans and completing conceptual design of water management infrastructure.

  • Developing erosion and sediment control plans and completing engineering design of the hydraulic infrastructure.

  • Completing water balance modelling to assess water management alternatives.

  • Preparing conceptual, preliminary, and detailed designs of water management infrastructure (e.g. open channels, sewers, culverts, spillways, energy dissipators, holding and settling ponds, pumping systems) including capital and operating cost estimates.

  • Conducting flood risk assessments, urban drainage design for land development projects.

  • Conducting water resources engineering designs for stream restoration projects.

  • Preparing design drawings, technical reports, regulatory permit documents, construction documents and technical specification.

  • Project-based travel and site work, both within the USA and internationally. The frequency and duration of this will depend on business and client needs.

  • Business Development (BD) activities including preparing or providing input to proposals, participating in trade shows and conferences.

  • Managing, Developing, and Mentoring junior staff.

  • A ‘safety first’ attitude, promoting positive health and safety, raising safety issues through the appropriate channels and adhering to Company health and safety policy and procedures.


  • Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field. with

  • 10 years of demonstrable experience in water resources related to hydrology, hydraulic structures, dams, erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, watershed management, stream restoration, or detailed design of water control and conveyance facilities.

  • Proficient with hydrologic and hydraulic modelling software (e.g. HEC-HMS, EPA or PC SWMM, HEC-RAS and/or ICPR), AutoCAD and ArcGIS software.

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions with input and review from senior staff.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (in English) with experience writing technical reports and project proposals.

  • Strong organizational skills with project management capabilities.

  • Confident in managing professional relationships including liaison with clients.

  • Positive approach to working as a mentor and in a team environment.


  • A Master’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or related field.

  • Professional Engineering certification or ability to obtain within one year.

  • Demonstrated experience in business development and client management

Additional Requirement:

  • Successful applicant must be able to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their start date or prior to December 8, 2021, whichever is later, or be granted an exemption based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief. If you cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability or a sincerely-held religious belief, you may submit an accommodation request ( to the Golder, A Member of WSP, Equal Employment Opportunity Office. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination here - .

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages

  • Opportunity to deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment.

  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects; and,

  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching.

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder, a member of WSP, is a leading global specialized engineering and consulting organization with over 60 years of successful service to its clients. By joining forces with WSP in 2021, Golder is now part of a 14,000-person strong earth and environment practice, providing engineering, remediation, regulatory & compliance, design, and environmental services on projects that span all seven continents. Our professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment, and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and power sectors.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Golder is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities or other characteristics protected by law. Golder is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


Title: Senior Water Resources Engineer

Location: GA-ATLANTA

Requisition ID: 21002544