Senior Dam Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

We are Olsson, a team-based, purpose-driven engineering and design firm. Our solutions improve communities and our people make it possible.

Our most meaningful asset is our people, and we are dedicated to providing an environment where they can continue to learn, grow, and thrive. Our entrepreneurial spirit is what has allowed us — and will continue to allow us — to grow. The result? Inspired people, amazing designs, and projects with purpose.

Job Description

We are in search of an experienced Senior Civil/Geotechnical Engineer with 15+ years of experience in water resources engineering-related disciplines (such as hydrology, hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, or structural engineering). This role is integral to our expanding business. If you're dedicated to making an impact, enjoy collaborating with a driven team, and aspire to advance your career, we invite you to be part of our journey.


  • Provide technical leadership, engineering expertise, and overall project management for water resources projects, involving tasks such as inspection, investigation, evaluation, design, and construction of both existing and new dams, reservoirs, levees, and hydraulic structures.
  • Ensure project excellence through diligent project management, maintaining high quality and adherence to industry standards.
  • Conduct senior-level review of construction documents, including calculations, plans, and specifications.
  • Contribute actively to business development by participating in proposal creation and engaging with clients.
  • Foster robust client relationships and identify potential business prospects within the water resources space.
  • Develop and review design calculations, engineering reports, construction drawings, and technical specifications.
  • Collaborate effectively with multiple offices to equitably distribute workloads and optimize resource utilization.
  • Represent our firm at industry events, conferences, and seminars, fortifying our reputation and expanding our network.

We have one current opening. Candidate could sit out of any Olsson location. 


You are passionate about:

  • Working collaboratively with others.
  • Having ownership in the work you do.
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities.

You bring to the team:

  • Strong communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related field from an ABET-accredited program.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensure in one or more states.
  • 15+ years of experience in hydrology, hydraulics, geotechnical, and/or structural engineering.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in evaluating construction drawings and technical specifications.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of pertinent state and federal dam safety design methodologies, policies, and regulations.
  • Strong work ethic and a commitment to delivering high-level performance.
  • Proven track record in both project management and client engagement.
  • Experience in business development and proposals.

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements

Olsson is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status.