Northern Water is expanding its Water Resources Department to address an increasing workload related to work on the planning and operation of the existing C-BT and Windy Gap Projects and the future Windy Gap Firming Project and NISP. Northern Water is currently seeking multiple Water Resources Engineer candidates at varying levels of experience. Successful candidates will provide engineering and analysis in the areas of operations model development, water resources planning studies, water rights investigations, and regulatory support. The level will be determined based on the selected candidates’ experience. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Northern Water is proud of its reputation as a leading water delivery, conservation and management organization, not only in the western United States, but across the nation.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities, may vary depending on position level
Execute water resources planning studies from concept to completion.
Analyze, gather and assemble data to assist in identifying engineering and planning problems.
Analyze routine and complex technical, engineering and operational problems.
Conduct analyses of project operations using water resource planning models and work collaboratively with other department staff in preparing models for planning studies and investigations.
Develop water resource planning and operation models.
Perform water rights investigations from water court filings to determine impacts to Northern Water and Subdistrict water rights and return flows, delineate terms and conditions to prevent injury to Northern Water and Subdistrict water rights, and integrate the appropriate terms and conditions into decrees and agreements.
Other duties as assigned.
We value our employees, and our compensation and benefits reflect a commitment to hiring and retaining the best.
B.S. in Agricultural, Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering. A Professional Engineering (PE) license in the State of Colorado may be required or ability to obtain, depending engineering level.
About Northern Water
Northern Water is a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the federal government to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project. The C-BT Project provides supplemental water to more than 640,000 acres of irrigated farm and ranch land and about 985,000 people in Northeastern Colorado.
Northern Water and the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation jointly operate and maintain the C-BT Project, which collects West Slope water and delivers it to portions of eight Northeastern Colorado counties. In addition, Northern Water collects, distributes and monitors weather and water quality data, tracks streamflows and reservoir levels, and provides water planning and water conservation information.