Water Resources Engineer

  • Delaware River Basin Commission
  • West Trenton, Ewing Township, NJ, USA
  • May 13, 2019
Full time Climate Change/ Resiliency Environmental Science - Engineering Geoscience-Hydrogeology GIS - Remote Sensing Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater

Job Description


This position provides technical and administrative services to support Water Resource Operations Branch activities related to hydrologic assessment, hydrologic modeling, flood, reservoir operations, and climate change.

Specific duties of the Water Resources Engineer include:

  • Support of modeling efforts related to flow management operations and their effects on storage and river flows under current and future climate, land use, and demand scenarios;
  • Development and quality assurance of large time-series data sets for use in hydrologic, flood, and reservoir operations models;
  • Statistical analyses of input and output datasets from hydrologic, flood, and reservoir operations models (experience with R is desirable);
  • Design of reservoir releases, based on current and predicted conditions, to meet instream flow needs;
  • Monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on hydrologic conditions in real-time and in summary format for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Participation in, and reporting about, advisory committees and other meetings;
  • Activities related to flood loss reduction activities, including GIS analyses and interaction with the public, state, and federal agencies regarding flood loss reduction;
  • Maintenance of Water Resources Operations library and creating an archive of historical analytical documents and analyses;
  • Provision of hydrologic information to the Communications Office or to the public as needed, including oral presentations, responses to inquiries, and development of content for dissemination;
  • Support of other branches as assigned to meet Commission goals and objectives; and
  • Other activities as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution. A Master’s degree in engineering, hydrology, or water resources including course work in hydrology, GIS, water resources modeling, and statistics is preferred. A professional engineering license is preferable, but not required.

Experience: This is an early career position open to graduates with a Bachelors or Masters in engineering degree related to water resource engineering and science. The individual selected for the position will develop an understanding of hydrologic modeling, hydrologic data analysis, reservoir operations modeling, and flood loss reduction. Desirable Candidates will have 1-2 years of experience, but new graduates will be considered. Participation in a cooperative education program may be included as part of work experience. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are required. Knowledge of python, R, or other programming languages is desirable.

Applicant must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States without sponsorship.


Send resume via email to: jobs@drbc.nj.gov

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Government- State/Provincial


Salary Range: $49,800 - $74,800