Water Resources Engineer I

Resource Environmental Solutions LLC

Richmond, Virginia

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive salary plus benefits package kicking from the first day on the job
Required Experience 0 - 1 years


Are you interested in a career that truly makes an impact? Do you want your job to help make nature and communities better with each project you touch?

At RES, we believe that human progress and the restoration of nature’s resources can go hand in hand. Our belief made us what we are today - the nation’s leading ecological restoration company, with over 300 stream miles restored and conserved, 20,000,000 trees planted, and 15,000 acres of special-status species habitat established. We restore our land and waters with integrity and innovation, one community at a time.

Do you want to be part of a team whose talent and dedication are unmatched in the industry? RES is currently accepting applications for an Entry-Level Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience or equivalent academic background to join a growing, multi-disciplinary team of ecosystem restoration designers and engineers currently working on the erosion and sediment control and stormwater management projects. The position will be based out of Richmond, VA. 


The candidate’s responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:


  • Geomorphic, biological, and ecological site assessments
  • General site access and existing site reconnaissance
  • Mitigation crediting field protocols
  • Applied fluvial geomorphic / hydraulic survey
  • Construction oversight
  • Post construction monitoring

Data Processing and Technical Writing:

  • Assist with mitigation crediting calculations
  • Basic data entry and analysis
  • Develop project design reports
  • Complete County & State permit applications


  • Complete drainage area delineations and stormwater calculations
  • Develop erosion and sediment control plans
  • Develop 3-dimensional restoration and grading designs within the AutoCAD Civil 3D environment.
  • Assist in AutoCAD plan production to develop preliminary, final, and construction plan sets



  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3+ years’ experience in a natural resources design field (such as, but not limited to, civil engineering, biological systems engineering, agricultural engineering, or water resources engineering) or a natural sciences field (such as, but not limited to, geology, geomorphology, environmental science, ecology or biology).
  • Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.) with attention to detail. 
  • Ability to effectively focus on a variety of tasks to produce quality results within project deadlines.
  • Ability to travel to sites as needed. Overnight stays are required occasionally.
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs.


  • On the job experience with stream restoration, field data collection, water resources engineering, and hydraulic and hydrology investigations and / or construction oversight.
  • EIT or Ability to obtain EIT
  • Knowledge of watershed hydrology and stream hydraulics
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D, GIS, HEC-RAS or other hydrologic and hydraulic software

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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