Senior Coastal Engineer
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. Dewberry has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Coastal Engineer in our expanding coastal resilience practice. The successful candidate will provide technical and project management leadership for coastal engineering and flood resilience projects. The candidate will be primarily engaged in a strong backlog of compelling resilience projects, but will also support business development and further growth of the service area. The individual will engage with a diverse group of passionate water resources professionals to provide high-quality, integrated solutions to our clients. Project geography will primarily be along east coast Atlantic U.S and experience in those geographies is preferred; however, the position will also support project work across the U.S. coast as opportunities arise. Candidates should have proven project experience with coastal hydraulic modeling, structural design and evaluation of design alternatives with working knowledge of resilience concepts and integrated solutions. Other desired project experience required for this position includes: structural protection, coastal hazard and risks assessments, bank stabilization, scour analysis, levee analysis, artificial reefs, water control structures, dune restoration, shoreline protection, marsh creation, sediment diversions, and hydrologic diversions and restoration. Modeling experience with ADCIRC/SWAN, MIKE-21, Delft3D, etc. is highly preferred.
- Proven experience with project delivery for multiple Federal, State and local coastal agencies/clients, specific experience with USACE, FEMA, USGS, NOAA strongly preferredLead and support coastal planning, engineering, modeling, design, construction, marine structure, and resilience studies or projectsProvide technical leadership for coastal engineering and numerical modeling effortsManage projects and/or project teams on an as-needed basisLead and support business development for coastal engineering services with experience with strategic and tactical business planningKnowledgeable with coastal market trends, technical issues and leading industry subject matter expertsProvides technical guidance and mentorship to junior staffExperience establishing design wave and water level parameters for structural design
- M.S. or Ph.D. in coastal, ocean or marine engineering or related fieldExperience with publications in relevant industry journals preferredP.E., or ability to obtain P.E. within 12 months of hire 10-15 years practical experience in the fieldExperience with supervising staff preferredProven ability to lead and collaborate with project teamsCandidate must have exceptional writing and communication skillsClient focus, marketing and business development skills