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Sr. Project Engineer – Water Resources

Location: Fort Worth, REQ446

Job description:

At Dunaway, our mission is to foster a culture that attracts the finest employees and clients through our commitment to our Core Values and excellence in the delivery of our services.  This is what we call the Dunaway Difference. We take pride in our Core Values and are looking for a Sr Project Engineer – Water Resources to join our growing team that shares Dunaway’s values!

  • Respect
  • Honesty
  • Technical Excellence
  • Attitude of Service
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Responsiveness
  • Integrity


Work with the Project Manager to develop primarily non-routine and complex design and analysis concepts with regard to the engineering of civil infrastructure, primarily in specialty area of hydrology and hydraulics; may oversee the entire design process as a technical expert and also may oversee and review the technical work of other engineers; and assists the Project Manager in some aspects of managing large projects.


  • Assess the requirements of a prospective project, determine project tasks, and work with Project Manager to determine scope of work, budget, and staffing requirements
  • Assist the Project Manager / Senior Project Manager with resource planning and forecasting
  • Perform primarily complex hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for storm drain systems and open channel drainageways
  • Working knowledge of ArcMap GIS software
  • Prior experience with 2D flow simulation software; such as Infoworks or HEC-RAS 2D programs
  • Has primary responsibility for quality control of design, subject to review and approval of the Project Manager
  • Oversee and review the design work of engineers and technicians on the design team, including calculations
  • Complete design calculations and verifies for conformance with codes and manuals, and client expectations; also coordinates with review agencies during review/approval
  • Check progress of work of design team and communicate with Project manager of any change in scope or additional services
  • Coordinate all aspects of project/design document completion within company and other design professionals, but with the assistance and review of the Project Manager
  • Prepare draft cost opinions and may periodically report on construction activities, and pay estimates; also reviews shop drawings and submittals for compliance with design
  • Utilize AutoCAD Civil 3D software and other various software applications as design and analysis tools
  • Responsible for project schedules and timely completion of production portions of projects
  • Prepare and modify reports, specifications, plans, construction documents, studies, permits, and designs for various projects; assume the signing authority for those work products
  • Visit project sites occasionally to review general progress of construction and responds to request for site visits concerning elements of the design for which the firm is responsible
  • Attend and participate in client meetings, as appropriate and as needed
  • Make technical presentations as needed
  • Mentor and instruct project engineers and/or CADD production staff as needed
  • Maintain workload projections for themself and others on the design team
  • Ability to meet all working conditions, physical demands, and minimum requirements outlined in this job description with or without reasonable accommodation, as applicable under the ADA, and as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Texas
  • Eight years civil design or analysis experience in basic to complex infrastructure, primarily in the specialty area of hydrology and hydraulics
  • Prior experience with FEMA Letter of Map Change requests, as well as other requirements associated with floodplain management


  • In-depth knowledge of civil engineering processes, specifically in hydrology and hydraulics
  • Ability to develop design concepts for simple to complex hydrologic and hydraulic assignments
  • In-depth knowledge of and proficiency with HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS software
  • In-depth knowledge of and skills with AutoCAD Civil 3D software and any applicable software designed for specific area of expertise
  • Leadership (including training and mentoring) of less experienced engineers and technical staff
  • In-depth knowledge of and proficiency with MS Office and MS Project
  • Knowledge and ability to estimate costs associated with technical tasks and understanding of basic project financial data
  • In-depth document design skills, including decision-making skills, calculations and other project related design tasks
  • Knowledge of latest design tools available in area of expertise
  • Manage multiple assignments successfully through effective multi-tasking and prioritizing
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to work with a team or independently as needed
  • Ability to make effective formal verbal and written presentations
  • Ability to lead and teach less experienced engineers as well as designers and technicians
  • Involvement in professional or technical societies/organizations


  • Air conditioned office environment
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Exposure to extreme weather and various terrain during occasional site visits