Working Lands | Contract Engineer

Working Lands

Contract Engineer – Natural Channel Design, Stream Restoration, and Legacy Sediment

Job Purpose and Summary

We are looking for a Contract Engineer with expertise in Natural Channel Design, Stream Restoration, and Legacy Sediment management. In this role, you will work on a variety of projects related to the restoration, preservation, and enhancement of natural channels, streams, and watercourses. As a key member of our team, you will be responsible for providing technical expertise, design solutions, and project management for our clients, ensuring that we meet our goals of environmental conservation and sustainable water management.
Working Lands is committed to environmental stewardship, and we look forward to having you on board to make a positive impact on our natural ecosystems through your engineering expertise.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

– Conduct assessments and field investigations to understand the current state of natural channels, stream systems, and legacy sediment issues.
– Develop and implement natural channel design plans, stream restoration strategies, and legacy sediment management solutions to enhance ecological, hydrological, and geomorphic functions.
– Utilize hydraulic and hydrologic modeling to support design and analysis.
– Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to ensure the integration of ecological, geotechnical, and hydrological components in projects.
– Prepare engineering drawings, specifications, and project documentation.
– Manage projects from initiation to completion, ensuring adherence to project schedules and budgets.
– Maintain regular communication with clients, stakeholders, and regulatory agencies to ensure project compliance and approvals.
– Stay current with industry trends, best practices, and regulatory requirements related to natural channel design, stream restoration, and legacy sediment management.


– Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
– Professional Engineer (PE) license or eligibility to obtain one.
– Minimum of [X] years of experience in natural channel design, stream restoration, and legacy sediment management projects.
– Proficiency in hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software (e.g., HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS).
– Strong project management and organizational skills.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
– Understanding of environmental regulations and permitting processes.
– Passion for environmental conservation and sustainable engineering solutions.

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