The Davey Tree Expert Company

Senior Water Resources Engineer

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: n/a

Primary Locations: VA, Gainesville, 5300 Wellington Branch Drive, Suite 100, 20155 

Requisition ID: 197881

Position Overview


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey Company, is seeking a water resources engineering project manager with a passion for floodplains, streams, wetlands and dams. Projects will include floodplain studies, FEMA LOMC processing, hydrologic studies, hydraulic pipe and storm drain analysis, dam inspections, stream restoration, low impact development, and wetlands mitigation design.

Primary Duties


• Hydrologic watershed analysis
• Hydraulic analysis/design of open and closed drainage systems
• Floodplain development consulting, analysis
• Floodproofing and flood mitigation design
• FEMA map revision requests
• Storm drain analysis/design 
• SWM/LID/BMP design
• State and County dam inspections, dam safety compliance 
• Stream restoration design and management
• Stream assessment and monitoring
• Stream restoration construction oversight
• Wetlands mitigation design
• Project Management with client and public interaction
• Preparing presentations for meetings, hearings and client review
• Other civil and environmentally-related studies 
• Autodesk® computer aided design work
• Proposal writing 




• Bachelor’s degree in civil/water resources
• Minimum 6 to 10 years of relevant experience
• PE in Water Resources or Environmental Engineering
• Experience in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and TR-55



• Experience with floodplain modeling (2D a plus) and FEMA map revisions
• Experience with dam break studies and inundation mapping
• Experience with closed storm drain systems design and analysis
• Experience with Clean Water Act and Chesapeake Bay regulations
• Rosgen Levels I - IV (or equivalent) stream assessment and restoration training
• Experience working with a diverse client base in both the public and private sectors


Additional Information


What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Employee-owned company and discounted stock purchase options
  • Group Health Plan
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program:  Send-A-Friend
  • The Davey Tree Family Scholarship for children of employees
  • Charitable matching gift program

*All listed benefits available to eligible employees.

Company Overview

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee-owned companies in the nation! Davey has a unique culture that focuses on exchanging ideas, community partnership, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Virginia. The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: None 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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