Water Resources Engineer


The Opportunity:

The successful applicant will manage and perform the engineering duties required for water resources projects, including modeling and design. The position includes “doing” as well as “managing”, and most of our projects support municipal clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Additionally, the successful applicant will assist in mentoring junior staff.

If you are a highly motivated individual, this is an opportunity to grow professionally and go as far as your ambition, dedication, and work ethic will take you.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to investigate resilience, storm drainage issues, floodplain studies, stream restoration, dam safety analyses, and stormwater management designs.
  • Assist with development of design drawings and specifications for stormwater facilities and drainage infrastructure projects.
  • Prepare client deliverables such as reports (including figures and tables), technical memoranda, cost estimates, and computer models.
  • Conduct background research on technical issues and contribute to reports and memoranda.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, with course work in water resources (including hydrology and hydraulics).
  • EIT (minimum) or Licensed Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia (preferred).
  • 3 to 8 years of professional experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and related design projects.
  • Proficiency with hydrologic and hydraulic software (e.g., SWMM, HEC-RAS)
  • Proficiency with mapping and data analysis using ArcGIS
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, ability to pass a DMV record check, and be insurable
  • Must be dependable, responsible, and have good communications skills
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


GKY offers competitive salary and benefits, including a 401(k) retirement plan, medical, disability, vision, dental, and life insurance, performance bonuses, vacation, holidays, and tuition reimbursement.

Qualified applicants should e-mail their qualifications to GKY Careers noting the job opening number in the subject line.

GKY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate 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, and a criminal background check. These screenings will be conducted by GKY’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.