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Senior Coastal Engineer

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Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you\u2019re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you\u2019ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call \u201cDewberry at Work,\u201d that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.
Dewberry has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Coastal Engineer in our expanding coastal resilience practice. The successful candidate will provide technical and project management leadership for coastal engineering and flood resilience projects. The candidate will be primarily engaged in a strong backlog of compelling resilience projects, but will also support business development and further growth of the service area. The individual will engage with a diverse group of passionate water resources professionals to provide high-quality, integrated solutions to our clients. Project geography will primarily be along east coast Atlantic U.S and experience in those geographies is preferred; however, the position will also support project work across the U.S. coast as opportunities arise. 
Candidates should have proven project experience with coastal hydraulic modeling, structural design and evaluation of design alternatives with working knowledge of resilience concepts and integrated solutions. Other desired project experience required for this position includes: structural protection, coastal hazard and risks assessments, bank stabilization, scour analysis, levee analysis, artificial reefs, water control structures, dune restoration, shoreline protection, marsh creation, sediment diversions, and hydrologic diversions and restoration.  Modeling experience with ADCIRC/SWAN, MIKE-21, Delft3D, etc. is highly preferred.

Proven experience with project delivery for multiple Federal, State and local coastal agencies/clients, specific experience with USACE, FEMA, USGS, NOAA strongly preferred
Lead and support coastal planning, engineering, modeling, design, construction, marine structure, and resilience studies or projects
Provide technical leadership for coastal engineering and numerical modeling efforts
Manage projects and/or project teams on an as-needed basis
Lead and support business development for coastal engineering services with experience with strategic and tactical business planning
Knowledgeable with coastal market trends, technical issues and leading industry subject matter experts
Provides technical guidance and mentorship to junior staff
Experience establishing design wave and water level parameters for structural design

Required Skills & Required Experience

Bachelor's degree in coastal, ocean or marine engineering or related field
Experience with publications in relevant industry journals preferred
P.E., or ability to obtain P.E. within 12 months of hire
5-10 years practical experience in the field
Experience with supervising staff preferred
Proven ability to lead and collaborate with project teams
Candidate must have exceptional writing and communication skills
Client focus, marketing and business development skills

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.
*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.
*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry\u2019s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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Imagine a professional services firm with vision beyond "the ordinary." A firm with deep subject-matter expertise as well as deep national resources. A firm committed to putting clients at the center of everything it does. That firm is Dewberry. And those qualities are among the pillars of what we call "Dewberry at Work"—a set of guiding principles and values that govern the way we've done business for more than a half-century. Our market-facing professionals—many of whom are internationally recognized authorities—offer a proven track record of providing award-winning services and solutions to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. We've built long-term, trusted relationships through unsurpassed client service and a dedication to solving the most complex challenges of today and tomorrow. In the process, we help our clients transform their communities and improve the quality of life. However, the true measure of Dewberry lies in the commitment and caliber of our people. We hope you'll take the opportunity to meet with us and experience Dewberry at Work first-hand.

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