The Davey Tree Expert Company

Water Resources Engineer

Gainesville, VA, US, 20155

Additional Locations: n/a

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

Requisition ID: 160061

Position Overview

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, is seeking a civil/environmental/water resources or biological engineer interested in wetlands, streams, and water resources. Projects will include stream restoration, hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, low impact development, wetlands mitigation design, dam inspections, FEMA map revisions, and floodplain studies.

Job Duties


Primary duties will include:

  • Stream restoration design, project drawings
  • Stream assessment and monitoring
  • Stream restoration construction oversight
  • Hydrologic watershed analysis
  • Hydraulic analysis of open and closed drainage systems
  • SWM/LID/BMP design
  • County and state dam inspections and dam safety consulting
  • Wetlands mitigation design, project drawings
  • FEMA map revision requests
  • Floodproofing and flood mitigation design
  • Floodplain studies
  • Clean Water Act permitting
  • Chesapeake Bay Critical Area delineation
  • Chesapeake Bay preservation studies and approvals
  • Preparing presentations for hearings and client review
  • Other civil and environmentally-related studies
  • Autodesk® computer aided design work




  • Bachelor’s degree in civil/environmental/water resources or biological engineering, or closely related discipline
  • EIT



  • Up to five years of relevant experience
  • Experience with stream restoration design
  • Experience with hydrologic and/or hydraulic modelling
  • Experience with dam break studies and inundation mapping
  • Experience with floodplain modelling and/or FEMA map revisions
  • Experience in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3D, SWMM, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, and TR-55
  • Master’s degree in civil/environmental or biological engineering, or closely related discipline

Additional Information


What We Offer:*

  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • 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

Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. is the leading environmental and cultural resources consultant in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our engineers, scientists, regulatory specialists, hazardous materials specialists, permit compliance specialists, arborists, archeologists, architectural historians, ecosystem & restoration specialists, surveyors, and geographic information specialists assist both the public and private sectors with the permitting process and create innovative solutions to environmental and water quality issues.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, 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. 


Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., a Davey company, provides a full range of natural and cultural resource consulting services and is based in Gainesville, Va. The Davey Tree Expert Company has U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces and provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee-owned for 40 years and has more than 10,000 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com


If you need any assistance at any time please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at Recruiting@davey.com.


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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Nearest Major Market: Washington DC