Ecological Restoration Engineer

EnviroScience, Inc. (ES) is recognized as a leader in environmental consulting, ecological restoration, marine services, and biomonitoring in freshwater systems throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

Position Description

EnviroScience (ES) is seeking a skilled engineer with experience in stream restoration design and surface water hydrologic and open-channel hydraulic analysis and modeling.  A licensed professional engineer in the State of Ohio is a must and a candidate with other licensures in surrounding states is a plus.  Primary duties will include ecological restoration design, plan development, proposal support and assistance with project implementation.  Types of projects will included ecosystem restoration and enhancement projects, natural channel design/stream restoration, wetlands, and bank stabilizations.  The candidate must have a strong skill set in AutoCAD Civil 3D, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS software.

The ideal candidate will take an active role in a fast-paced environmental restoration team.  The position will include a range of tasks but will emphasize a leadership position within a team of biologists, CAD technicians and construction personnel.  The position will perform water resources assessments and analysis including: watershed hydrology, open-channel hydraulics, river and floodplain modelling/permitting.  The candidate will be responsible for assisting the team in keeping projects on schedule and on budget, quality control and oversight of engineering design, and development of construction plans in collaboration with design team and project manager.

Opportunities for field work include surveying natural stream and wetland systems as well as construction oversight.  On an annual basis work duties would be approximately 30% field and 70% office.  The position will entail travel and short-term overnight efforts to collect field data, oversee restoration projects, and meet with clients.

Candidates may be asked to demonstrate skill proficiency during the interview process.  At least 2 interviews are anticipated for successful award of the position.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate would be a creative, environmentally focused individual having a multidisciplinary background containing a mixture of surveying, design and plan development and construction implementation/oversight experience.  The individual should be an autonomous, highly motivated individual that can communicate effectively, document work activities, solve problems and troubleshoot in a fast-paced consulting environment.  A strong desire to improve the environment and passion for restoration should be at the core of the individual’s personality.  A creative design-minded individual that can operate in a design-build setting is desired.  The right personality coupled with excellent communication skills with ES personnel, construction laborers, operators and construction managers is a necessity.

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required, Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related degree preferred.
  • PE certification and 5 years’ post-Bachelor’s experience minimum
  • Experience developing stream restoration/natural channel design construction plans in the AutoCad Civil 3D environment
  • Completion of Rosgen NCD Levels I and II, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in surface water hydrology and open-channel hydraulics
  • Experience with AutoCad Civil 3D 2012, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel, and various other civil engineering software programs
  • Experience with floodplain permitting
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task regularly in a fast-paced environment with multiple changes; work under pressure & meet tight deadlines
  • Project Management Professional certification a plus



This is a full time, permanent position after a 30-day probationary period. Salary will be determined based on experience and qualifications. ES offers options for health insurance, 401K, bonus opportunities, and many other benefits.


Please send cover letter and CV/Resume to with Restoration Construction Management followed by your name in the subject line.  Cover letter should be the focus of your application with resume acting as supporting documentation.  Letter should be written in a manner that demonstrates why you feel that your qualifications will be fit the job description.  Applicants are encouraged to elaborate and provide examples of past work experience to demonstrate your qualifications.  We are looking to fill this position immediately but the job will remain posted until the position has been awarded.  ES reserves the right to cancel the job posting at any time without filling the position.  We encourage minority and veteran applicants, ES is an equal opportunity employer.

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