Team Lead - Coastal & Riverine Engineering and Modeling

Fairfax, Virginia
Mar 30, 2022
May 27, 2022
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Dewberry Engineers Inc. is seeking a Team Lead for the Coastal & Riverine Engineering and Modeling (CREM) Team within the Resilience Solutions Group. CREM supports a variety of different water resources projects including flood hazard modeling, flood risk assessment, and storm water management for Federal, state, local, and commercial clients across the United Sates. This position offers an excellent opportunity for mid-level water resources engineers looking to take the leap into a leadership role.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Manage a team of 8-12 water resources and coastal engineers
  • Assist in interviewing, hiring, training, and coaching interns and engineers
  • Oversee the skill development and career advancement of staff
  • Monitor progress against project scope, schedule, budget, and quality; allocate resources as required to meet milestones
  • Perform, review, manage, and oversee a variety of fluvial, pluvial and coastal hazard and risk analysis
  • Training, coaching, and mentoring junior staff
  • Developing innovative and technical solutions for successful delivery of engineering projects
  • Providing support in water resources and resiliency aspects of multi-disciplinary projects for integrated water resources and watershed master planning
  • Writing and reviewing technical reports and communicating results to clients
  • Contribute to business development, proposal writing and growing the coastal and riverine engineering practice

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Skills:

  • A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering
  • 5 - 10 years of experience in H&H analysis and modeling
  • Experience with FEMA's Risk MAP, and the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Experience in 1D and 2D, steady and unsteady H&H modeling
  • Proficient in GIS, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Experience in mentoring junior engineering staff

Desired Skills:

  • Proficiency in SWMM, PCSWMM, or XP-SWMM
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Masters or Ph.D. in water resources engineering
  • Experience in modeling levee/dam failure analysis
  • Experience in resilience analysis, sustainability and green infrastructure
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
  • Experience in water quality modeling
  • Experience in storm water management design
  • Experience in business development and proposal writing

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

*In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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