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Fluvial Geomorphologist

Company: GEI Consultants Inc
Location: Denver
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

GEI Consultants Inc Fluvial Geomorphologist Denver, CO 80237
Your role at GEI.
GEI Consultants is seeking a Fluvial Geomorphologist or River Hydraulics Engineer in our Colorado offices (Denver or Fort Collins) to conduct project work, help manage projects, and help grow our river and wetland restoration practice in the Central Region. This position requires experience in stream surveys, open-channel hydraulics, restoration design and construction monitoring. Projects will involve fieldwork (stream surveys, including topography, bed and bank characterization, flow measurements, etc), technical work (hydraulic modeling and analysis, drafting, design, specs and bids) project management (if desired), and marketing/business development support (proposals, conferences, presentations, white papers).
The incumbent will be responsible for leading and supporting technical-based stream restoration projects; interfacing and maintaining strong relationships with GEI staff, clients, and teaming partners; and providing input to environmental and engineering project and proposal teams. We are seeking a stream professional with proven experience on small-, medium-, and large-scale projects to help seek, obtain, develop, and execute projects in stream, floodplain, and wetland restoration . The candidate will lead and assist with technical and sometimes complex projects focused primarily throughout the Rocky Mountain region, but often in other regions as well.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
Specific responsibilities and duties are not limited to but may include:
+ Data collection, management, analysis, and evaluation.
+ Interpretation and synthesis of topographic, hydrologic, vegetation, spatial, and environmental data.
+ Development and interpretation of empirical and numerical models.
+ Preparing technical reports and scientific manuscripts in conjunction with other staff.
+ Assist with preparation of technical reports.
+ Build client relationships with current and potential clients.
+ Perform internal trainings, as relevant, for development of channel and wetland restoration practice.
+ On occasion, may be required to spend 1-4 nights per week or more out of town working at remote locations.
The successful applicant will provide supporting roles in restoration work and projects. Projects will involve complex and technical analyses and investigations; innovative mitigation and conservation planning; multi-disciplinary teamwork with biologists, planners, restoration ecologists, landscape architects, engineers, and attorneys; and creative integration of natural resource analysis and project design. Exciting opportunities exist on projects involving aquatic habitat restoration and enhancement; fisheries and aquatic ecology; watershed assessment and management; aquatic bio assessment; large NEPA compliance documents for major water resources programs; flood control and levee setbacks; comprehensive natural resource planning for local, state, and federal agencies; water rights applications and other regulatory/permit proceedings; planning studies related to natural resources management, water supply, and flood management. Formal and informal staff collaboration and problem solving of complex restoration issues in a collegial environment are important components of this position.
Minimum Qualifications
+ Candidates must have expertise and training in relevant disciplines (hydrology, hydraulics, sediment transport principles, stream assessments and restoration, watershed processes, floodplain and environmental permitting support).
+ Candidates should be detail-oriented, excellent communicators (both verbal and written), and have the capability to understand and communicate complex technical, issues related to fluvial processes.
+ 5+ years of prior relevant consulting experience with experience in the Western U.S.
+ The candidate will have experience with 1D and 2D modeling.
+ The candidate will have experience with AutoCAD and Civil 3D software, with ability to analyze/convert surfaces to support H/H modeling program demands.
+ Bachelors degree in civil engineering, Hydrology, Watershed Science, or equivalent subject area;
+ Experience with technical report preparation
+ Positive, flexible, team-oriented approach, with the willingness and desire to work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team and mentor Jr.-level staff to foster professional development.
Desired Qualifications
+ Masters Degree in Fluvial Geomorphology or Hydraulic Engineering is preferred.
+ Relevant professional licensure (PE, PG, PH, CFM, PLS, etc) or the willingness to obtain one within two years.
+ Multidisciplinary background in watershed processes,(vegetation dynamics, river and groundwater hydraulics, geomorphology, and riparian ecology)
+ Effective time management and follow-through, with the ability to simultaneously work on and lead multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines.
+ Ability to work independently and with a diverse, multi-disciplinary team in a fast-paced work environment.
+ Experience with aquatic restoration/management projects and working at the intersection of river processes and ecology.
We are GEI.
Some of the worlds most pressing problems from climate change to sustainable development, to critical infrastructure and the future of our energy supply need our brightest and diverse minds working together to create safer, more resilient communities for tomorrow.
We are technical experts, collaborators, and entrepreneurs who draw from diverse backgrounds to solve our clients most complex challenges.
With more than 40 offices across North America, we offer a range of engineering, science, and technical consulting services. Our range of expertise, project types, and culture make us the choice for top talent in the AEC industry.
Employee-owned. Employee-focused.
As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees support our flat leadership structure, have a say in how our business operates and benefit from our financial success. We are committed to employee growth with career development opportunities, competitive total rewards, a well-being program, flexible work arrangements and more. Our company culture is driven by our 4 Cs we are Client-Centered, Curious, Collaborative, and Community Minded which support our focus on sustainability, safety, diversity, equity and inclusion. Get to know us better by visiting GEIs career site here ( .
GEIs Total Rewards Package
+ Market-Competitive Compensation, including Eligibility for an Annual Performance Bonus
+ Pay Range For This Position: $80,000.00-100,000.00/year
+ Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability and More
+ Well-Being Program and Paid Parental Leave
+ Commuter Benefits
+ Hybrid Work Schedules and Home Office and Cell Phone Stipends
+ GEI University (GEIU) with Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
+ Connecting Conversation Program with a Focus on Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
+ Support and Financial Rewards for Publication Awards, Professional Dues, and Professional Licenses
+ Paid Holidays and Generous Paid Time Off Program
+ Rewards and Recognition
+ GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
+ Opportunity to be an Owner and Shareholder (Learn more here ( )
+ A Vibrant Culture that is Focused on Partnership, Sustainability, Giving Back to Our Communities and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
+ And More
Physical Job Requirements
Activity Level Throughout Workday
Physical Activity Requirements
(0-35% of day)
(33-66% of day)
(67-100% of day)
Not Applicable
4-6 hrs
4-6 hrs
2-6 hrs
0-1 hrs
Lifting (floor to waist level) (in pounds)
0-30 lbs
Lifting (waist level and above) (in pounds)
0-10 lbs
Carrying objects
4-6 hrs
0-1 hrs
1-2 hrs
2-3 hrs
Reaching forward
2-3 hrs
Reaching overhead
1-2 hrs
2-4 hrs
Wrist position deviation
0-1 hrs
Pinching/fine motor skills
1-2 hrs
Keyboard use/repetitive motion
4-6 hrs
Taste or smell (taste=never)
0-1 hrs
Talk or hear
6-8 hrs
Accurate 20/40
Very Accurate 20/20
Not Applicable
Near Vision
Far Vision
Not Applicable
Color Vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
Sensory Requirements
Not Applicable
Depth perception
Environmental Requirements
Occupational Exposure Risk Potential
Reasonably Anticipated
Not Anticipated
Blood borne pathogens
Airborne communicable diseases
Extreme temperatures
Uneven surfaces or elevations
Extreme noise levels
Dust/particular matter
Other (exposure risks):
Usual workday hours:
Other work hours
GEI is an AA/equal opportunity employer, including disabled and veterans.
Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Talent Acquisition at Email: Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans. If you want to view the Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal poster, please choose your language: English ( Spanish ( Arabic ( - Chinese ( English Spanish ( Chinese ( If you want to view the Pay Transparency Policy Statement, please click the link: English (

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