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Water Resources Engineer / Scientist, Colorado, 24-34-CO01

INTERA is seeking a highly motivated, team-oriented Water Resources Specialist to join our collaborative Colorado Water Resources team. Our ideal candidate will have a strong background in technical writing, water resources planning activities, Colorado water rights, and technical evaluations with a passion for protecting and managing water resources sustainably. This position is eligible to be full-time remote.

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In this position, you will be responsible for working closely with a collaborative team on a variety of engineering and water resources planning projects. Tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Technical Writing: Developing highly visible planning documents to a variety of audiences.  This includes documentation of technical analyses and water resources plans. 
  • Water Rights Support: all aspects of water rights including but not limited to augmentation plans, changes of water rights, historical consumptive use analyses and water rights due diligence
  • Water Resources Modeling: utilizing a variety of modeling platforms in support of water resources planning projects
  • Data Processing: collection, management, and interpretation of large-scale datasets
  • GIS Support: Conducting spatial analyses and generating figures


Required Qualifications

  • BS in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or a water resources-related discipline
  • 2 – 6 years in the water resources, preferably in Colorado
  • Highly skilled in writing technical reports
  • Clear, well-rounded communication skills and the ability to maintain strong interpersonal relationships
  • Foundational understanding of Colorado water rights
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Experience with modeling applications including spreadsheet models (e.g. exchange potential, water supply/demand, water availability) 
  • Ability to collaborate across diverse, multidisciplinary teams
  • Desire to join or be actively involved in professional organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Hydrogeology, or a water resources-related discipline
  • Professional registration or the desire/ability to earn a professional registration (EIT or PE)
  • Experience with water resource modeling platforms (e.g. water rights point flow models, MODFLOW, GoldSim)


Expected salary range: $70,000 - $100,000 per year



Founded in 1974, INTERA has grown into an international geosciences and engineering consulting firm that helps clients make informed business decisions, mitigate risk, and drive optimal outcomes in a multitude of industries. Building and sustaining a strong company culture is at the heart of INTERA’s practice of good stewardship. We strive to foster an environment where people love the work that they do and the place that they work because we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employee-owned company, we are committed to investing in our people’s needs for security, health, and well-being with: 

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that includes a free health plan option for employee-only coverage
  • Paid parental leave – up to 12 weeks for birthing and non-birthing parents 
  • Group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term and long-term coverage – paid 100% by the company 
  • Paid holiday, vacation, and sick time 
  • Opportunities for stock ownership 
  • Performance-based bonuses and award programs for technical paper publication and employee referrals 
  • Career coaching instead of performance evaluations 
  • Tuition reimbursement, financial assistance for professional licensure and registration, and one paid membership to a professional society 
  • Pet insurance, LegalShield, IDShield, and more 

These are some of the reasons why many of our employees have spent 10 to 25 years at INTERA. We love what we do, and it shows.  


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