Stream Designer II-III
RES is currently accepting applications for a stream restoration practitioner in the Midwest Region (IL, WI, IN, IA, MN, MO) to join a growing, multi-disciplinary team of ecosystem restoration designers and engineers currently working on the nation’s largest river, stream and wetland restoration projects.
What your day-to-day might look like?
The desired candidate’s responsibilities would include, but are not limited to:
- Geomorphic, biological, and ecological site assessments
- Mitigation crediting field protocols
- Applied fluvial geomorphic / hydraulic survey
- Construction oversight
- Post construction monitoring
- Data Processing and Technical Writing
- Document restoration design process
- Provide written portions of proposals, regulatory permit applications and post construction monitoring reports related to restoration design
- Complete mitigation crediting calculations
- Restoration Design
- Restoration design development including design discharge selection and development of design metrics
- Develop design metrics and parameters into a 3-dimensional design with the Autodesk Civil 3D environment
- Assist in AutoCad plan production to develop preliminary, final, and construction restoration plan sets
- Assist in the development of cost estimates and construction specifications
- Bachelor’s degree and 7-10+ years’ experience in a natural resources design field (such as, but not limited to; landscape architecture, civil engineering, environmental 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).
- Extensive experience with design and implementation of stream restoration projects from initial site assessment through final construction
- 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. Anticipated travel up to 25% of the time.
- A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs.
- Current industry-related registration or the ability to obtain registration upon employment (such as Professional Engineer, Certified Environmental Restoration Practitioner, Professional Geologist, etc.)
- Certifications or training in a variety of stream design disciplines, such as natural channel design, function-based framework, process-based design, etc.
- Comprehensive expertise in the various disciplines involved in stream restoration including geomorphology, hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport, ecology, biology, and botany.
- Experience leading stream field assessments and exposure to leading methods such as geomorphic assessment, Stream Quantification Tool, Rapid Biological Assessment Protocols, etc.
- Ability to evaluate design discharge using a variety of methods, such as regional regressions/curves, modeling, and/or field assessment.
- Expertise in developing proposed channel planform, profile, and cross section as well as prescribing and locating specific bank treatments and in-stream structures.
- Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D, ArcGIS, Hydraulic and Hydrologic modeling software (such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, HydroCAD, TR-55/20, EPA SWMM, XPSWMM, etc.).
- Exposure to CWA Section 404 Compensatory Mitigation and a variety of state mitigation/crediting methods.
- Proven experience in the development of construction project plans and technical specifications.
- Familiarity with Clean Water Act, state, and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes.