Stream Restoration Designer
 Dallas, TX


RES is the nation's largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 294 stream miles and 58,000 wetland acres, in addition to conserving and preserving 9,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 14,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 250 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a balance of economic development and ecological sustainability.


RES is currently accepting applications for a stream restoration practitioner in Dallas/Fort Worth or Houston, TX to join a growing, multi-disciplinary team of ecosystem restoration engineers and scientists currently working on the nation's largest river, stream and wetland restoration projects. The desired candidate's responsibilities would include, but are not limited to, performing all aspects of fieldwork (including planning and conducting geomphic site reviews, site assessments using a variety of regulatory methods, and geomorphic surveys), writing technical reports, collecting and organizing data, stream restoration design, and the review and/or creation of stream restoration plans. The ideal candidate will have experience in natural channel design, fluvial geomorphology, field survey and data collection techniques, and environmental regulations.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree and 5-10+ years' experience in a natural resources design field (such as, but not limited to; landscape architecture, civil engineering, biological systems engineering, agricultural engineering, or water resources engineering)or a natural sciences field (such as, but not limited to, geology, geomorphology, environmental science, ecology or biology).
  • Superior writing, communication, and computer skills (MS Word, Excel, etc.) with attention to detail. Must produce a writing example upon request.
  • Ability to effectively focus on a variety of tasks to produce quality results within project deadlines
  • Ability to travel to sites as needed. Overnight stays are required.
  • A flexible working style and the ability to work independently and with teams of specialists to meet client and project needs

Preferred qualifications:

  • On the job experience with stream restoration, field data collection, water resources engineering, and hydraulic and hydrology investigations
  • Current registration, or the ability to obtain registration upon employment, as a Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist
  • Knowledge of stream ecology, biology, and geomorphology
  • Knowledge of watershed hydrology, stream hydraulics, and sediment transport
  • Understanding of the use of regional regressions, regional curves, and reference data in stream restoration design
  • Ability to evaluate design discharge, channel cross section, profile and planform using a variety of methods
  • Ability to read and interpret ecological restoration construction plans
  • Ability to interpret results from H&H models
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D, GIS, HEC-RAS or other hydrologic and hydraulic software
  • Experience in construction document production
  • Clean Water Act, state, and federal environmental regulations and permitting processes

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RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.