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Water Resource Engineer II

Site Design | Chicago, IL | Full Time

Job Description

An exciting opportunity is available to join Gewalt Hamilton Associates, an employee-owned, multi-faceted civil engineering and land surveying company that has built its reputation on civil engineering with a personal approach. We are seeking a mid-level Water Resources Engineer to join our growing team located in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

The responsibilities of the position include: 

•Stormwater management system design and analysis, including detention, conveyance system, and stormwater quality BMPs;

• Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, drainage investigation, and floodplain and floodway analyses;

• Preparation of drainage studies and hydraulic reports;

• Engineering design, plan preparation, specifications, and other related tasks for site developments, roadway improvements and flood control projects;

• Obtaining various regulatory permits.

Required Knowledge, Education, and Experience: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering;

• PE License and Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preferred;

• 4+ years of experience in civil engineering with an emphasis on stormwater management design and analysis;

• Experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software

• Working knowledge of GIS, AutoCAD and/or Microstation;

• Basic understanding of the federal, state, and local stormwater, floodplain, and floodway permitting requirements and experience in obtaining various permits;

• Valid driver’s license and registered insured personal vehicle.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision and as part of a larger team.
  • Self-starting, detail-oriented individual, with organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
  • A strong work ethic with the desire to learn and achieve.
  • The ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Strong self-initiative to meet client deadlines.  

GHA offers excellent benefit packages that include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Parental Leave, Additional Paid Time Off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401-K Retirement Plan, Profit Sharing and Tuition Reimbursement. To learn more, please visit us at

Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and an e-Verify employer. Minorities, females, disabled, and veterans are encouraged to apply.