Ecological or Water Resources Engineer

Biohabitats Cleveland, OH
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Biohabitats, a leading conservation planning, ecological restoration, regenerative design, and construction firm is seeking an engineer with a solid foundation in the principles of ecological restoration and applied experience leading restoration projects from concepts through construction drawings and implementation. With Bioregion offices nationwide, Biohabitats works throughout the country and internationally with public, private, and non-profit organizations to restore the earth and inspire ecological stewardship.

This position will lead a variety of public, private, and institutional projects throughout the Great Lakes and Ohio River Bioregions, with an opportunity to collaborate on restoration projects being led out of other Bioregion offices. Projects will vary in type, scale, and complexity and may include ecological restoration master planning; stream, floodplain and wetland restoration; dam and fish passage; shoreline restoration; and stormwater management retrofitting.

Applicants must not only be motivated and technically skilled, but also passionate about the environment and sincerely interested in restoring the earth and inspiring ecological stewardship.

Roles:
Leading and supporting stream, floodplain and wetland restoration; dam removal and fish passage; shoreline restoration and stormwater management retrofitting projects.
Creating site-specific concept designs through construction documents.
Preparing specifications and cost estimates.
Providing construction phase services (e.g., bid support, construction observation).
Conducting natural resources and watershed inventories and field assessments.
Managing projects and coordinating project teams.

Required Skills:
Applied experience leading stream, floodplain, and wetland restoration projects from concept through construction drawings and implementation.
Client management and project management experience.
Proposal and task order development experience.
Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD for the development of design plans.
Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling methods, techniques, and analyses.
Ability to work both collaboratively in a team environment and independently.
Strong written and oral communication skills.

Helpful Skills:
Applied experience with dam removal, shoreline restoration and/or stormwater management retrofit projects.
Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling programs (e.g., TR-55/TR-20, StreamStats, WMS, HEC-RAS, SWMM, HydroCAD).
Experience with MicroStation and ArcGIS / ArcMap / ArcGIS Pro.
Geomorphic assessment knowledge/experience (e.g., cross-sections, longitudinal profiles, pebble counts, etc.).

Education:
B.S. or M.S. in relevant engineering field (e.g., Civil, Environmental, Ecological, Biosystems)

Years of Experience:
8+ years relevant engineering and ecological restoration experience

Salary Range:
Commensurate with experience

Professional Registration:
Ohio PE or ability to obtain through reciprocity within six months of hire date

Location:
Flexible, but strongly prefer Cleveland, Ohio

Biohabitats is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
 
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