Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. is seeking to fill a full-time opening for a senior irrigation engineer at its office in Fort Collins, Colorado. Position will provide technical support for projects related to water resources, irrigation, and water infrastructure.
Position requires a Ph.D. in Agricultural & Irrigation or Civil Engineering. Applicant must meet the following qualifications: - Understand irrigated production agriculture in the United States. - Experience with water transfers and western water rights. - Engineering skills to design and estimate costs of irrigation systems, including pipe and pumps sizing, determine required heads for gravity, gated pipe, sprinkler and drip systems, pressurized and surface irrigation systems, land leveling needs, canals, and ditches. - Understanding of water measurement, surface and groundwater hydrology. - Ability to conduct irrigation system evaluations. - Understanding and ability to assess canal operation and maintenance. - Understanding of GIS and mapping. - Ability to calculate crop and reference crop evapotranspiration, develop irrigation schedules, and estimate irrigation water demand. - Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. - Experience in budget management of projects and interaction with clients.
Equal opportunity employer. All individuals are encouraged to apply. EOE – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans. We participate in the E-Verify program.
About Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc.
In its third decade, Natural Resources Consulting Engineers (NRCE) boasts a staff with over two centuries of combined expertise for a wide variety of clients in virtually every aspect of civil, water resource and environmental engineering. Within the United States, our experience spans 11 states and roughly 75% of water rights cases involving Native American tribes in the western U.S. Our clients ...include government agencies, water utilities, irrigation districts, judiciary systems, communities, tribal councils, attorneys, and engineering firms from all civil, water, and environmental disciplines and specialties. Outside the U.S., NRCE’s experts have worked on four continents, most recently working in Senegal for USAID to achieve improvements in nutrition through investments in water, sanitation, and hygiene.