Stantec System

Civil Engineer / Dam Engineer

Location US-VA-Williamsburg | US-VA-Richmond
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/10/2017 4:45 PM)
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# of Openings Remaining
Experience (Years)
Environmental Services

Your Opportunity

2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Duties

Stantec has an immediate need for a Civil Engineer / Dam Engineer in either our Williamsburg or Richmond, VA offices. 



  • Support local clients and pursuits in Virginia.
  • Perform dam inspections.
  • Lead design for dam and spillway retrofits.
  • Support other studies and assessments on dams and lakes, including Dam Break Inundation Zone (DBIZ) modeling, and dam safety support.
  • Support stormwater master planning at a basin or community scale.
  • Lead the design and analysis of stormwater facilities.
  • Support field assessments for water quality studies, watershed walkovers, stream assessments, and other projects.
  • Support floodplain evaluations, including modeling and agency coordination.
  • Provide stormwater regulatory compliance and permit support.
  • Conduct peer and quality reviews on all applicable projects.
  • Provide superior client management.
  • Plan and manage tasks.
  • Support other Business Centers with water resources/drainage tasks.
  • Assist in business development and project/task pursuits for municipal water resources clients.
  • Assist in developing technical proposals.
  • Participate in industry and stakeholder groups for water resources issues.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by management.

Your Capabilities and Credentials


  • Bachelor of Science (minimum) in Civil or Water Resources Engineering or other closely related degree required.
  • Professional Licensure (P.E.) required.
  • Course work and experience in hydraulics, hydrology, water quality and stormwater management, and related subjects preferred.
  • Geotechnical Engineering course work or experience is a plus.
  • SWM and ESC certification(s) through the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a plus.


  • 5-10 years’ prior experience


  • Experience with dam safety, dam inspection, dam and spillway rehabilitation design, and dam break inundation zone (DBIZ) modeling.
  • Experience with intermediate to advanced civil and environmental engineering techniques.
  • Knowledge of stormwater planning and engineering.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics and hydrology analysis and modeling.
  • Knowledge of municipal procurement and contract standards.
  • Must have a high attention to detail.
  • Skill in hydrology and hydraulics software (e.g. HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SWMM, and Pond Pack) and Microsoft Office software.
  • Skill in schematic design and design development for dam and spillway rehabilitation and stormwater BMP projects.
  • Skill in final design and construction plan preparation for dam and spillway rehabilitation, and stormwater BMP projects.
  • Skill in preparation of technical specifications and bid documents.
  • Skill in technical writing and verbal communication.
  • Knowledge in floodplain studies.
  • Must have the ability to work in the field for long hours in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to walk 2-4 miles per day in rough terrain and lift up to 50 lbs.  
  • Ability to perform construction observation and coordinate with Contractors.
  • Ability to work in a highly automated design office environment.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner, both in writing and in person, with clients, employees and visitors.
  • Ability to prepare reports and conduct studies.
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate with clients and engineers.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license.
  • Prior to employment with Stantec, the candidate may be required to successfully pass drug/alcohol screening.

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