Water Resources Department Manager

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/20/2023 8:35 AM)
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Water Resources
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Job Description

Dewberry is seeking a Department Manager for our growing water resources practice within our Raleigh, NC office. This is an opportunity for an individual with technical experience and business acumen to become part of a renowned team of professionals working in a great environment and applying the latest technology to a wide variety of water resource related projects. This position will encompass responsibility for all aspects of water resources services including personnel and project management, quality control, marketing and client interface. 


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Assist the project managers to manage all facets of projects from start to finish and ensure our services meet a high standard of quality.
  • Assist the project managers to manage contracts, project scope, progress reporting, schedule, resources, and budget. Train, coach and mentor water resources staff.
  • Lead business development with local client base and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Assist Business Unit Manager in achieving annual office marketing goals including proposals, presentations and market development for assigned market sector(s).
  • Assist Water Resources Service Line Lead in achieving annual marketing goals including proposals, presentations and market development. Support other water resources, disaster, emergency management, and mitigation planning projects, as assigned.
  • Effectively interface with clients and manage sub-consultants.
  • Lead all interaction with sub-consultants for water resources projects.
  • Perform technical review of water resources department staff.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in civil engineering, environmental sciences, geography or related field.
  • PE License in North Carolina, or the ability to obtain within six months, is required.
  • 10+ years of escalating professional experience in water resources engineering, flood studies, and GIS.
  • Project Management expertise in local, state and federal level contracts.
  • High competency levels in multiple disciplines including hydrology, hydraulics, floodplain management, dam safety, master planning, GIS, stormwater design, steady state and dynamic modeling, water quality modeling, watershed assessment, stormwater utility development, infrastructure inventory, and stream restoration design.
  • Proven ability to effectively achieve positive results in marketing and business development including experience preparing proposals (technical and cost) for municipal and private clients.
  • Experience managing a team of professionals with a wide array water resources skills sets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Floodplain Manager Certification (CFM) is a plus.
  • LEED accreditation is a plus.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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