Water Resources Project Manager

Job Locations US-TN-Franklin
Water Resources


At Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), every member of our team has a personal stake in ensuring the success of our clients.  As employee-owners of the firm, we are all personally accountable for building lasting relationships and delivering outstanding results.  We put people first, whether that’s our clients, our employees, or our community.  It’s why we listen more and work harder to understand the unique needs of our clients.  And it’s why we prioritize the career development of every individual on our team.  People are why we do this, and why we love what we do.  We are at our best when we work together.  That means bringing together a diverse team of talented, passionate, multidisciplinary experts to work closely alongside clients to create comprehensive solutions to complex problems.  We believe that by working together, no problem is insurmountable.


As a Water Resource Engineer for Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC), you'll have the opportunity to work collaboratively in an employee-owned company while interacting with clients, contractors, regulators, and local government officials. At CEC, you will provide services for projects of various complexities with opportunities in stormwater management & compliance, watershed management, floodplain management, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) permitting & map revisions, flood mitigation analyses, permitting & design, stream restoration & mitigation, dam safety engineering, waterways development, bridge & culvert designs, water resources & construction permitting, and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) services. Your involvement throughout the lifespan of projects will be from conception through construction as you contribute to the analysis, design, development of plans & specifications, permitting applications, bidding, and construction engineering. You will work collaboratively with our diverse team of talented, passionate, multidisciplinary experts as we provide unique solutions to meet our clients’ needs with innovation and a vision for growth. As your career at CEC progresses, your team will look to you as a technical expert as you share your knowledge through meetings, conferences, articles, and mentoring.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced engineering design tasks on complex water resource projects;
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses to support design and assessment of surface water systems and infrastructure;
  • Develop and review hydrologic and hydraulic models and perform simulations;
  • Develop detailed plans, specifications, cost estimates, calculations, and reports, along with permit application support;
  • Conduct quality assurance and quality control reviews on projects;
  • Provide mentoring, training, and oversight for staff;
  • Manage water resource related projects and tasks;
  • Pursue client management and business development opportunities.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil, Water Resources, or Biosystems Engineering (or related field);
  • Professional Engineer licensed in Tennessee or able to obtain a TN license;
  • 6+ years of water resources engineering experience;
  • Experience mentoring and managing staff.

Preferred Capabilities:

  • Excellent project management, time management, and organizational skills with a thorough understanding of task assignment and schedule, budgeting and efficient use of time and resources;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate via phone, email, technical writing, and in-person;
  • Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and to engage in creative and critical thought.
  • Experience with hydrologic and open-channel hydraulics processes and expertise in modeling these processes.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil 3D or Microstation, ArcGIS, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, EPA SWMM HydroCAD, or other water resources software.
  • Proficiency in Unsteady Flow and 2D Hydraulic Modeling preferred, but not required.

About Us

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) is consistently ranked as an Engineering News-Record Top 200 Design Firm, offering big firm opportunities with a small firm culture.  Not only will we help you develop professionally, but we will also provide you with the opportunity to become an owner of the firm and share in our success.  You will work on diverse projects while providing high quality service to our clients. 


In addition to offering company stock at all levels, we provide a matching 401(k), profit sharing, a performance bonus for all employees, medical dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability and tuition assistance.  Join our team where your contribution matters.


CEC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status), national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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