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Experienced Coastal Engineer

Company: Geosyntec Consultants
Location: Austin
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Looking for a place to expand your career? A place where you can work with industry recognized professionals who are solving tough environmental problems? Geosyntec is the place for you! Geosyntec is seeking an experienced coastal engineer to help build and develop a coastal engineering practice in our Texas or Louisiana offices (Houston, Austin, or Baton Rouge). The ideal candidate must have at least 8 years of consulting or industry experience working on complex projects involving sea level rise, coastal protection, coastal resilience and restoration along the Gulf Coast and the Southeastern US.

Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Learn more by visiting


Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the experienced coastal engineer position may include:

* Performing numerical and physical modeling of coastal and riverine processes;

* Assessing and developing engineering solutions for hydraulic and hydrodynamic problems; using applied analytical and statistical techniques;

* Developing vulnerability assessments, sea level rise plans, and adaptation plans; using geostatistical methods to assess environmental datasets;

* Designing and providing oversight of field assessments and application of advanced field measurement methods; and

* Preparing data syntheses, technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, and specifications.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec's culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec's culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Based on your current level of experience, you'll likely be asked to take on task-level or project management responsibilities, along with business development, staff management, and mentoring tasks. Here are some other things you should know about a typical experienced coastal engineering professional position with Geosyntec:

* Training: We offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.

* Fieldwork: Up to 20%

* Overnight travel: Up to 25%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual's own performance and initiative.


* BS degree in civil or related engineering field. (required)

* Advanced degree in coastal engineering or ocean sciences (M.S. or Ph.D.). (preferred)

* At least 8 years of experience in the environmental or consulting industry. (preferred)

* Advanced experience with coastal and hydraulic modeling software (Mike21, Delft3D, SWAN, HEC-RAS, or similar), for hydrodynamics, waves, and sediment transport. (required)

* Experience with quantitative statistical methods and data visualization. (preferred)

* Experience with GIS and coastal flood, sea level rise, and hazard mapping. (preferred)

* Experience with scientific programming languages, such as Matlab and Python. (required)

* Exceptional oral and written-communication skills, as demonstrated by a record of conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications. (required)

* Ability and interest in obtaining a professional engineering license in Texas / Louisiana, or current active license. (required)

* Valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record. (required)


Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for hard working individuals with exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.


Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting


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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information..

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