Northern Water is seeking a Senior Water Quality Engineer to provide a leadership role for the water quality department through technical expertise. This person should be capable of identifying, assessing, and resolving complex water quality issues associated with Northern Water’s projects. Work assignments will primarily include leading advanced water quality modeling and analysis of lentic and lotic environments. Additional responsibilities include designing, performing, and reporting on special studies, watershed and mechanistic modeling, statistical and other data analysis. This position is also responsible for overseeing, directing, and mentoring other team members.
This position identifies, assesses, and resolves complex water quality issues associated with Northern Water’s projects. Work assignments will primarily include leading advanced water quality modeling and analysis of lentic and lotic environments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Acts as the subject matter expert on water quality issues;
Designs and performs special studies, analyzes complex datasets and reports findings of water quality investigations;
Reviews and designs monitoring programs;
Develops scopes of work and proposals;
Prepares detailed technical reports and analyses;
Reviews work from others (staff, consultants and partner agencies);
Performs applied watershed and mechanistic water quality modeling including setting up models for scenario simulations, input preparation, processing of model outputs, model validation, documentation of results and performing model upgrades as needed;
Performs statistical and other data analyses;
Prepares graphical and tabular data summaries;
Develops new tools and methods to enhance the reporting and assessment capabilities of the Water Quality Department;
Represents Northern Water at water quality meetings;
Presents findings and water quality information to a variety of audiences (staff, Board, consultants, constituents and partner agencies);
Project and/or Task Lead: provides oversight, direction, and review for the work of others;
Provide a leadership role for the water quality department through technical expertise in the area of water quality;
Mentors other team members;
Performs other duties as assigned.
Experience and Education Requirements
Master’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Environmental or Biosystems) with an emphasis on water resources, or Master’s degree in Watershed Science or a related field; course work in the watershed and environmental sciences (e.g. hydrology, aquatic ecology, limnology, wetlands, soils, biogeochemistry, water quality modeling, water, and wastewater treatment, etc.). D. preferred.
Minimum of ten years’ experience in watershed and water quality management, statistical analysis, preparing technical reports, work experience in a lab or field environment, experience with water quality modeling, etc., or consultant work in a water or environment-related field.
About Northern Water
Northern Water is a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the federal government to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The C-BT Project collects water west of the Continental Divide and delivers it to Northeastern Colorado for agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial uses. Northern Water and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation jointly operate and maintain the C-BT Project.