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Senior Coastal Engineer, Stantec, USA
2,500 Environmental Services staff. 20 technical specialties. 900 professional associations. An international team with local expertise. You could say we know a little something about the environment. Our passion for it drives our work. Grounded by safety, quality, and ethics, we come up with solutions that perfectly fit the site. We know what it takes to balance competing project interests with creativity and efficiency. We know what to look for. And, we know how to get the job done—the right way. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.
Position Summary:
Stantec Consulting Services Inc., seeks a Senior Coastal Engineer/Project Director in the rapidly growing Coastal Engineering Practice at its facilities located in the following locations – 1) Laurel, Maryland, 2) New York City, New York, New Orleans, Louisiana, and 3) Tampa, Florida. The Coastal Engineering Team leads and supports a wide variety of coastal work across the US. Team members are expected to be able to contribute in several areas of coastal engineering, and be an expert or developing expert in at least one of the following areas. These areas of expertise include:
·Natural Hazards and Coastal Risk
·Coastal Hydrodynamics and Morphology
·Design and Analysis of Coastal Structures, Ports, Harbours, and Waterways
·Coastal Management, Environmental Restoration, and Enhancement
·Field Measurements, Instrumentation, Remote-Sensing
Core Responsibilities:
·Demonstrated high level of understanding the principles and practices of coastal engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, wave theory, and sediment transport mechanics.
·Provide high level project management and leadership overseeing on-going projects throughout US.
·Demonstrated ability to complete complex engineering calculations and modeling for the design or analysis of projects located in coastal environments.
  • Provide coastal engineering leadership at a project and task level and working with other engineering staff to complete projects.
·Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the coastal engineering work in marine related projects.
·Performs coastal engineering design and modeling and/or reviews the design and drafting work of coastal engineers, designers or drafters.
·Prepares cost and project estimates, job budgets and schedules.
·Prepares or oversees the preparation of final plans and reports and submits them for approval.
·Preparation of proposals and marketing efforts.
·Conducts or oversees personnel involved in coastal engineering investigations and planning work.
·Coordinates work with other coastal engineers and professionals within and outside own discipline, and with support services staff.
·Plans, schedules and conducts or coordinates construction services on projects.
·Communicate effectively and apply with a high level of understanding the principles and practices of coastal engineering, coastal hydrodynamics, wave theory, and sediment transport mechanics.
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master of Science degree in Civil, Coastal, or Environmental Engineering with the subject matter focus on one of the areas of expertise listed above. OR
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil, Coastal, or Environmental Engineering with 10+ years of experience in one of the areas of expertise listed above.
Preferred Qualifications:
·Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to conduct effective client and agency presentations and written technical report preparation.
·Current registration as Licensed Professional Engineer (PE).
·ACOPNE Certification - Diplomat in Coastal Port, Ocean and/or Navigation Engineering.
·Demonstrated project experience through professional publications and presentations.
  • Demonstrated fieldwork, such as reconnaissance, measurements, construction inspection, or instrument handling and deployment.
  • Completing design calculations for coastal and civil engineering practice: including marine structures, rubble mound structures, geotechnical/foundation designs, hydrodynamics/fluid mechanics, drainage and flood control infrastructure, dredge/fill, and sediment disposal site designs.
  • Coastal engineering analysis in support of coastal flood hazard studies under a predefined framework, specifically wave runup/overtopping analysis, and wave overland propagation analysis.
  • Preparation of design plans and specifications for bidding and construction purposes.
  • Construction oversight and administration duties including shop drawing approval, review of contractor surveys/progress reports, and execution of final certification(s) upon project completion.
·Application of numerical modeling tools for simulating circulation, waves, water quality, sediment transport, or mixing (e.g. ADCIRC, Delft3D, SWAN)
Please send 1) cover letter and 2) resume to:
Jeff Tabar, PE, D.CE
Stantec Coastal Engineering Practice
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