Project Engineer – Water Resources (Dallas, Fort Worth and McKinney, TX)

LJA Engineering is accepting applications for a Project Engineer - Water Resources (Dallas, Fort Worth and McKinney, TX)



LJA is an employee-owned company, and our people carry pride into their projects and their workplaces. We have talented employees across the nation and are always looking for exceptional individuals to join the LJA team. With 40 office locations, LJA is growing and ready for talented people to help us build our future. We offer great benefits and are 100% employee owned.

LJA NTX Hydrology and Hydraulics Team has an opening for a Project Engineer.  In this position you will be involved in hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analyses supporting Land Development, Municipal, and Transportation projects. Specific project tasks will include drainage impact analyses for master planned developments, roadway drainage, stormwater masterplan analyses, Capital Improvement Program alternatives analyses, FEMA Letters of Map Change Requests, flood damage protection design, conveyance analyses, and dam breach analyses.  Aspects of the position include technical analysis and design with various client correspondence, team and mentoring leadership, budgeting, and planning.  The selected candidate will work from our Fort Worth, Dallas, or McKinney office.

 General Responsibilities:

  • Project Engineer will be responsible for providing technical analysis of large watershed engineering projects or a number of smaller projects with many complex drainage features.
  • Provide technical support with the help of a team to produce hydrologic and hydraulic analyses and reports with knowledge of municipal and federal requirements.
  • Use standard and advanced modeling techniques, theory, and practices in hydrology and hydraulics related disciplines.
  • Project Engineer will interact with the Client (internal and external) and must have good communication skills.
  • Knowledge in the development of construction cost estimates, design plans, and specifications.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) a plus

Required Experience:

  • 8+ years’ experience in hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, detention design, FEMA Letters of Map Change and Floodplain Fill Mitigation Plans.
  • Proficient in commonly used H&H software such as HEC-RAS (steady, Unsteady, and/or 2D), HEC-HMS, InfoWorks ICM, XP-SWMM or XP-STORM.
  • Working knowledge of GIS is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships

Physical Requirements:

Sit for extended periods of time working on a computer

Driving to and from various outside meetings and site visits

Organizational Relationships

This position reports to the Water Resources Team Leader and has the potential for advancement into Project Management or a Senior Project Engineering role.

LJA Engineering is an equal opportunity employer.


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