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Civil Water Engineer I - Water/Wastewater

Merrick & Company is seeking a Civil Engineer with experience in design and construction oversight of water and wastewater infrastructure to join our Water Group in our Coeur d’Alene, ID office.

Job Description

  • Perform assignments in the analysis and design of water and wastewater systems.
  • Prepare and review working drawings, details, layouts, cost estimates, studies, reports and work products. 
  • Position also involves providing construction support and oversight including administration and limited inspection, document review of designs by others for conformance of design standards and support to municipal water and sewer operations and maintenance.
  • Must be capable of performing independent design tasks, reviewing the designs of others, preparing bid documents including drawings and specifications, and organizing all drawings, reports, calculations, and associated project deliverables, after receiving initial instructions from project manager, while receiving limited supervision.  
  • Must become knowledgeable of Merrick procedures, understand them and be able to apply them when required. 
  • Candidate must be capable of making sound engineering decisions, exercise initiative, judgment and knowledge commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. 
  • The successful candidate must possess good interpersonal skills to effectively interface with clients and Local, State, and Federal government agencies and be capable to lead project progress meetings, make project presentations, and provide clear written communications.
  • Additional duties may involve project management for projects.
  • Some travel may be required.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering from an A.B.E.T. Accredited School.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • Zero (0) – four (4) years of experience in the design and construction oversight of water and/or wastewater systems.
  • Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D is a plus.
  • Experience with any of the following is a plus:
    • Water/Sanitary Sewer modeling
    • BioWin Modeling
    • GIS Systems and Programs
    • Water and wastewater systems
  • Public works design experience with local, State and Federal governments is a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver's license, a good driving record, and be insurable under Merrick’s insurance carrier.
  • Local candidates preferred 

Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
  • Be able to work in an environment with open discussions and visitors without getting distracted.
  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.
  • 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.

Additional information  

  • Apply online only. No e-mail, hard copy or third-party resumes accepted.
  • Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) opportunity, 401(k) options, and paid time off (PTO). This position is also eligible for annual performance and spot bonuses.
  • Typical salary range for this position is $67,000 - $80,000. The pay range listed in this posting indicates the position’s eligibility to work in the state of Colorado and is consistent with our offices there; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training as well as coaching and peer mentoring programs.
  • Merrick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.
  • Employment with Merrick is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen.