M3 Engineering Group is seeking a Water Resources Engineer for our rapidly growing Chicago Office. The primary duties of this role are to provide project engineering and task management, conduct hydraulic and hydrologic modeling for open-channel flow and pipe networks; and produce presentations, technical reports and engineering documents. The position will include client interaction through the life of projects, from studies, models and planning, through design, regulatory compliance and permitting, to construction, and post-implementation monitoring. Specific technical areas of emphasis are:

  • Hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of floodplains and floodways, including bridge and culvert crossings;
  • Analysis of flood problem areas to identify problems, develop alternative solutions, and design recommended alternatives;
  • Stormwater system analysis and design for municipal and roadway projects, including conveyance, storage, green infrastructure and stormwater quality best management practices;
  • Watershed studies, and streambank stabilization and restoration.

Periodic participation in a wide range of business development and proposal-writing activities as well as active engagement in professional society events is anticipated. Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Civil Engineering;
  • 4 – 8 years of water resources engineering experience;
  • Strong technical skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment on multidisciplinary projects;
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and professional development;
  • Proficiency with one or more of the following hydraulic analysis tools: XP-SWMM, InfoWorks, HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS, TR-55, TR-20, and FEQ;
  • Proficiency with design tools such as MathCad, ArcGIS, Microstation, and AutoCad;
  • Experience with regional, state and county drainage design criteria and stormwater permitting requirements including (for example, Illinois Department of Transportation, Cook County, DuPage County, Lake County, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago)
  • Illinois PE and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) are preferred.