Open Project Engineer Position

Job Description and Requirements


The Project Engineer position is a technical project position primarily in water rights and water resources.  The position may include tasks relating to hydrologic analyses of streamflow conditions, construction of hydrologic models, preparation of engineering reports and/or raw water master plans, review of water court decrees, development and maintenance of water accounting forms, review of and conducting historical consumptive use analyses, water rights valuations, engineering of augmentation plans, preparation of expert reports in support of Colorado Water Court cases, support to engineering expert witnesses in Colorado Water Court, and diligence on water rights acquisitions and conditional water rights. The majority of the work will be performed in the office; however, occasional out-of-office opportunities arise which include: surface water sampling; site visits to diversion structures, farms, ranches, and storage and/or recharge facilities; interviewing farmers or other knowledgeable persons on water use; and attending meetings and professional development forums. 

The employee will work on multiple projects under the supervision of senior staff, which will vary depending on the project and task, independently and in teams with other staff. 

Standard software used includes the Microsoft Office Suite, ArcMap, IDS AWAS, State CU, and Adobe Acrobat. Programming experience is a plus.

This is a full-time or part-time position with a well-established, specialty company. Travel is minimal, generally within a day-trip of our Golden, Colorado office.  Occasional field projects or trial support require out-of-town stays. 

Education and Experience

  • Three to seven years of experience in Colorado water rights, surface water, water resources engineering, or agricultural engineering
  • Bachelors decree or higher in engineering, especially suited to candidates with a Masters decree
  • Licensed professional engineer or ability to obtain Professional Engineer license is preferred

skills AND abilities

  • Ability to analyze problems and identify solutions on both small and large scales.
  • Ability to analyze, organize, and interpret information in both statistical and narrative form.
  • Ability to handle multiple demands and projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in order to ask questions, facilitate professional growth, and prioritize workload and projects.
  • Ability to work independently and in a group.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Good working knowledge of Word, Excel, and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Programming skills are helpful and should be highlighted in the cover letter.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

To Apply


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