Water Resources Engineer
Fairbanks, AK

About $69,000 - $92,000 a year


This is an hourly position to provide engineering assistance to the Water Practice Area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Assist in marketing the services of the Water Practice and other company service lines.
Provide client management including active marketing, client communication, client visits, and pursuit of new clients and projects.
Development of proposals, scope, schedule and budget. Project execution in accordance with DOWL Operational Excellence procedures.
Mentor and provide quality control review for other engineers.
Planning and design for a variety of water, transportation and civil engineering projects.
Assist with the design of water supply distribution networks, storage tanks, pump stations, sanitary sewer collection systems and lift stations, development of preliminary engineering reports, storm drainage planning and design, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, transportation planning and design, and other related projects.
Perform field investigations, analysis of alternative solutions, cost estimating, development of construction plans and specifications, and technical report writing.
Coordination of support staff including word processors, surveyors, CADD drafters, GIS technicians, and inspectors.
Coordinate with funding and other government agencies, client staff, and other professionals to facilitate project execution.
Conduct periodic site visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of the work.
Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.
Other engineering related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities

May assist in the supervision and training of technical project staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with DOWL’s policies and applicable laws.


To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Minimum Baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited Civil, or Bioresource engineering program and at least 15 years prior experience in the water resources or civil engineering field is required. Additional education may be applied in lieu of experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Licensure as a Professional Engineer.

Must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Leadership – exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
Business Acumen – Understands business implications of decisions; understands profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing, project correspondence and presenting to large and diverse groups.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical materials. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to lead less experienced engineers and technicians.
Willingness and ability to travel to project sites or to client’s places of business.
Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Project software.
AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, and ArcGIS knowledge and experience is highly desirable.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.