Water Resources Engineer - Intermediate

Water Resources Engineer - Intermediate

Do you like working on dynamic projects all over the world? Are you interested in applying your skills, talents, and education to work at a company that has a strong history and is well known in the industry? Do you want to be part of a team that will inspire you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? If you said yes to these questions, then read on to learn more about Knight Piésold and the opportunities we have open.

Why Join Knight Piésold?

  • You will be joining a reputable, well established global consulting firm with 100 years of industry experience that specializes in Mining, Environmental, Hydropower and Water Resources.
  • We believe in the One Team approach, with everyone working together toward achieving a shared goal. Our engineers develop their skills through working on diverse projects, our knowledge-sharing culture, career mentoring program and collaborating with top professionals in the industry.
  • We offer unique opportunities to travel and take you on a career enhancing experience and adventure.

The Role: 

Intermediate Water Resources Engineer (4 – 10 years of experience). The successful applicant will become part of a dynamic water resources engineering team that works predominantly in the mining and hydropower industries. This position will focus on surface water related technical analyses and modeling, including water balance and dam breach studies. The applicant must have the ambition to expand the scope of his/her current expertise.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply and present a demonstrated knowledge of the mining, hydropower, and dams industries.
  • Apply and present a demonstrated knowledge of water resources and civil engineering to develop safe, economical, and innovative solutions to water management issues.
  • Participate as a productive and valued member of larger teams, including the internal Water Resources and Environmental Group, project-specific, and external client teams.
  • Complete surface water related technical analyses and modeling; including, but not limited to, climatic, hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment yield and transport, water balance, and dam breach evaluations. A robust understanding of, and personal experience with, the following software packages is preferred – FLO-2D, RiverFlow2D, GoldSim, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS.
  • Direct, oversee, and review technical analyses, calculations, and modeling by less experienced staff.
  • Be responsible for the development of civil designs of water management infrastructure.
  • Conduct technical and proposal writing and document preparation.
  • Conduct site visits for inspections and meetings. This will include travel to domestic and international destinations.
  • Assist management with the company’s marketing efforts, including maintaining existing clients and developing new clients through a team approach that is focused on networking and business development initiatives. Investigate, assess, and assist in securing work assignments.

An Ideal Candidate:

An Intermediate Water Resources Engineer with robust experience in the surface water related aspects of Water Resources and, specifically, mine water balance and dam breach studies; a B.S. and/or M.S. degree in Civil Engineering; Professional Engineer registration (or eligibility for registration); and 4 to 10 years of relevant engineering experience.

A robust understanding of, and personal experience with, the following software packages is preferred at a minimum – FLO-2D, RiverFlow2D, and GoldSim.

A strong ability to analyze and model complex systems then document and present the information in an organized, inclusive, and concise manner.

Work Environment:

This position will include work in both an office and field environment. Travel to domestic and international destinations will be required. Adherence to safety standards including those of Knight Piésold, MSHA, and OSHA is mandatory.

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In accordance with Colorado state law, the following Annual compensation range is applicable for the job and Colorado location associated with this requisition: $91,000 – 120,000/year. Actual compensation may vary from posted hiring range based upon compensable factors, including experience, education, and skill level.


Because our employees are our most important asset, we created a benefit program to support you and your family now and into the future.  Our benefits include: 401(k) / Roth 401(k) / Employer matching, Health insurance – including Prescription drugs, Dental insurance, Vision insurance,  Flexible spending account (health and dependent care reimbursement), Health Savings account (HSA), Short and long-term disability, Life insurance, Wellness and employee assistance programs, Flexible work schedule, Paid time off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday), Professional development assistance, Employee referral bonus, Transit benefit program, as well as a Discretionary annual bonus program.


Knight Piésold provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability,  genetic information,  service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances. 

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Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. If you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to Denver@knightpiesold.com  or please call us at 1-303-629-8788 between the hours of 8:00am – 5:00pm MST, Monday-Friday.


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