Entry-Level Engineer
Tetra Tech
Albuquerque, NM

About $53,000 - $73,000 a year

EducationSkills
Are you looking for a chance to build your career with a company who is Leading with Science? Are you interested in working with a group of talented women and men who drive innovation and celebrate the global community? We are currently seeking a highly-motivated Entry-Level Civil/Hydraulic Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary water resources team in the Albuquerque, NM office. You will get the opportunity to develop your data collection skills out in the field sampling along the Rio Grande and bring the insight gained in the field to the office developing models to evaluate hydraulic and sediment transport conditions.

We are in search of a Civil/Hydraulic Engineer who has a strong emphasis on fieldwork and modeling skills to complete a wide variety of challenging and complex hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment transport analysis, and design projects. We emphasis that strong model development includes on the ground reconnaissance and data collection to understand the specifics of a site. Potential projects include 1-D and 2-D open channel hydraulic modeling, Fish passage design, Aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement, Hydraulic structure analysis and design, Flood hazard management, Dam and reservoir operations.

More About This Role:
Supports hydrologic and hydraulic modeling studies typically pertaining to river restoration, flood control, stream flow characteristics, water operations, fluvial geomorphology, water resource management and hydraulic structure design.
Develops, calibrates, validates and runs computerized models for design and analysis.
Participates in or leads field data collection activities pertaining to hydrographic surveys, geomorphic analysis, sediment transport, and habitat restoration.
Field duties may include, but not be limited to, river transect surveys, discharge measurements, bathymetric and topographic surveys, suspended sediment, bed load and bed material sampling.
Fieldwork is often in remote areas requiring 4-wheel drive or boat access. Back country, whitewater and first aid skills are a benefit.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred) in civil engineering (or related field)
1-3 years of professional engineering experience in hydrologic and hydraulic analysis and design
Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling tools including the ability to utilize CAD and/or GIS to develop model input.
Hydrologic analysis skills should include flood frequency analysis, rainfall-runoff modeling, and statistical analysis of streamflow records.
Hydraulic analysis skills include HEC-RAS backwater computations, culvert and pipe flow analysis, and hydraulic structures.
Two-dimensional and sediment transport modeling experience is highly desirable.
Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams of biologists, ecologists, geomorphologists and planners is desired.
Experience with survey grade GPS highly desirable. Field duties will include survey grade and mapping grade GPS surveys, hydrographic surveys, bed material sampling, discharge measurements, and water quality data collection.
Work assignments will include writing reports to explain procedures and results of the work; therefore, it is extremely important that the candidate have good writing skills.
Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record, with ability to operate 2wd and 4wd vehicles. Previous field experience, boat operation experience, and a willingness to travel within the US highly desirable.

About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.