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Wright Water Engineers, Inc. (WWE) is a well-respected, employee-owned, stable consulting engineering firm that provides full-service water resources, environmental and civil engineering at offices in Denver, Glenwood Springs and Durango, Colorado. The firm was founded in 1961 and has a staff of approximately 45+ people who include senior level engineers, biologists, chemists, geologists, hydrogeologists, hydrologists, and scientists. WWE works throughout the United States and has an active client list of approximately 250 clients.  WWE offers a dynamic and challenging work environment with profit-sharing, significant bonuses and excellent benefits including medical and dental plans, flexible medical allowance, disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, and competitive salaries.   WWE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a drug-free workplace.

Full-time Positions

Junior CAD Specialist/Civil Designer  – Denver

WWE has an immediate opening for a Civil CAD Technician with preferably 1-2 years of engineering consulting experience to work on water engineering projects. Candidate will be responsible for drafting drawings and creating design sets of conventional and advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies for both industrial and municipal clients. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for process piping and equipment layouts, site and utilities layouts, grading, specification and drawing development.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and/or revise construction and planning documents as well as exhibits within company standards from redlines for a variety of civil/water/wastewater design projects.
  • Coordinate and communicate with project team in engineering, production, design and management to meet overall project objectives and deadlines.
  • Understand and use established company standards for drafting including layer names, line and character styles, drawings and window names, and file names for sheet layout.
  • Analyze sketches, notes and other input material to determine and plan the best approach to develop and complete drawings with minimal supervision.
  • Inform Project Managers of progress on assigned projects and request work when needed.
  • Maintain organized work area to allow access of project information by other team members.
  • Flexible in work assignments and team assignments.

Project work also includes site grading, drainage and site utilities

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum Associate of Applied Science or Engineering Technology in Computer Aided Drafting with a civil or mechanical specialization
  • 1-2 years of AutoCAD/Civil 3D experience required.
  • Proficiency MS Word, and Excel.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Self-starter and positive attitude.
  • Must be available to work 8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday, with occasional overtime.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

The successful candidate will work with a diverse staff of experienced engineers and hydrogeologists on a wide range of projects such as water and wastewater treatment process design/evaluation, potable/nonpotable/reuse/pipeline design, dam design, site grading, storm drainage design, dewatering/groundwater management design, aquifer recharge, permitting, water, wastewater, and pump station design and water source supply studies.

Please send resume to Kristine Thrush, Controller, at kthrush@wrightwater.com.

Civil/Design Engineer – Denver

WWE has an immediate opening for a civil engineering technician with 3-8 years consulting engineering experience to work on water engineering projects in our Denver office. The candidate will be responsible for engineering calculations and analysis for pipe and pump sizing, process piping design, hydraulic profile development, process equipment selection, specification and drawing development. In addition, candidate will be responsible for drafting drawings and creating design sets of conventional and advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies for both industrial and municipal clients.

Responsibilities:

• Prepare and/or revise construction and planning documents as well as exhibits from redlines for a variety of water/wastewater treatment plant projects, based on a combination or redlines and verbal directions.

• Coordinate and communicate with the Design Team and Project Managers to meet overall project objectives and deadlines.

• Understand and use established company standards for drafting including layer names, line and character styles, drawings and window names, and file names for sheet layout.

• Analyze sketches, notes and other input material to determine and plan the best approach to develop and complete drawings with minimal supervision.

• Flexible in work assignments and team assignments.

• Supports with water and wastewater facility design by completing calculations, drawings, specifications.

• Project work also includes site grading, drainage and site utilities.

Job Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or related field such as biological and agricultural engineering.

• Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D and Microsoft Office products.

• Detail oriented.

• Effective communication skills, both oral and written.

• Self-starter.

• Must be flexible to changes in work assignments on short notice and/or on a daily basis as changes occur in project needs.

• Must be available to work 8 am to 5 pm, Monday – Friday, with occasional overtime.

• Excellent design skills and prior experience in treatment design.

• 3-8 years of civil engineering experience preferred.

• Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

• Must have ability to recognize and re-prioritize direction and priorities from many different people.

Please send resume to Kristine Thrush, Controller, at kthrush@wrightwater.com.

Water Rights/Resource Engineer – Durango

WWE  is looking to hire an experienced water rights/water resources engineer, hydrologist or geologist for our Durango office.  The qualified individual will have achieved, at a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in an engineering, earth science or environmental program that emphasized water resources AND have 3+ years of water rights experience including the preparation of expert reports for water rights adjudications, water rights evaluations and due diligence. Individuals with or soon to be eligible for a Professional Engineering license are preferred. The successful candidate must demonstrate water supply planning and hydrology experience as well as excellent writing skills and an expertise in spreadsheets and Colorado Decision Support System (CDSS) tools.

WWE is looking for individuals with strong interpersonal, problem solving, communication, and critical thinking skills that can work both independently and in teams and with a desire to learn and grow professionally.  Excellent salary and benefits package.  Non-degreed or inexperienced individuals need not apply.

Please send resume to Kristine Thrush, Controller, at kthrush@wrightwater.com.

Internships

WWE typically hires two college–level engineering interns each summer to learn about water resources engineering and provide water resources engineering support services.    Our summer of 2019 internship positions are currently closed.  Interested candidates may check this site in the autumn of 2019 for instructions to apply for summer of 2020 internships.