Water Resource Engineer

Jacobs Engineering

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 8 months ago

Location: Houston, TX
Category: Water
Job ID: SOU0001S6

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we’re integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow. 

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:


Water is playing an essential role in our health and well-being, now more than ever.  At Jacobs, we believe in dreaming big while keeping our feet planted firmly on the ground. If you are interested in bringing a different way of thinking to everything you do, then Jacobs is where you belong.  We are looking for a passionate and dedicated Water Resources Engineer in Houston to support local and regional drainage projects in planning, data analysis, reporting, data management, and design.


As a key member of our team, you’ll work on technically challenging problems involving drainage, floodplain/floodway delineation, detention pond design, reservoir routing, levee design, urban drainage systems design, sheet flow analysis and flood mitigation. You’ll have the opportunity to mentor EITs and designers. You’ll work under the guidance of Project Managers and Senior. Engineers as you perform design calculations, draw sketches, and make technical comparisons. We’ll rely on you to research codes and design approaches and to conduct contractor, client and peer drawing reviews. By doing so you’ll help us achieve our clients’ goals. 


Join us and we’ll continue to develop your skills as you explore all that you can do across our global company, with opportunities to share your knowledge along the way.  





Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license 
  • Project engineering experience related to performance of water resources, drainage, hydrology and hydraulics design related projects
  • Professional engineering design experience on civil/site energy projects and/or land development projects
  • Knowledge and proficient use of Microsoft Excel, SharePoint, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Experience with HEC programs, XP-SWMM, ICM
Ideally, You’ll Also Have:
  • Master’s degree with emphasis in hydrology/hydraulics, water resources 

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.


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Job Features

Job CategoryDevelopment Services - Planning, Analytical, Data Management, Design/Drafting, Engineering, Hydrology/Hydraulics, Project Management, Research Development, Water Resources

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