Coastal Engineer

Fairfax, Virginia
Jun 05, 2023
Jul 20, 2023
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time
Dewberry has an excellent opportunity for a Mid-Senior level Coastal Engineer in our expanding coastal resilience practice in Fairfax, VA.

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.


Technical Responsibilities:

Roles and responsibilities will be dependent on experience level. Provide technical leadership and/or support in the following:
  • A diverse range of coastal planning and engineering projects for federal, state, and municipal clients
  • Multi-disciplinary projects that include both coastal, riverine, and water quality elements
  • Development and/or review of complex numerical models
  • Report, factsheet, and presentation development for non-technical and technical audiences
  • Mentoring and training junior staff

Required Skills & Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BA, M.S. or Ph.D. in coastal, ocean or marine engineering or sciences, or related field with demonstrated expertise
  • Experienced in using numerical models such as ADCIRC, DELFT3D, XBEACH, CSHORE, MIKE 21, SWAN, WHAFIS, BOUSS-2D, EFDC
  • At least 5 years of practical experience
  • Proficiency in GIS
  • Candidate must have exceptional writing and communication skills

Desired Skills:
  • Flood hazard modeling and statistical analyses
  • Modeling coastal systems to support design and evaluation of flood risk reduction projects
  • Modeling and/or evaluation of hazards and projects in the context of resiliency and climate change
  • Water quality modeling
  • Experience with design and modeling of nature-based solutions such as marsh restoration and living shorelines
  • Coastal processes and shoreline change analysis
  • Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)
  • P.E., or ability to obtain P.E.

Don't meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employee's. So if you're excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.

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

*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, or protected veteran status.

* 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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