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Jacobs Senior Water Resources Engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

We are seeking a highly-motivated and experienced Senior Water Resources Engineer to join our Hydraulic Modeling and Optimization Team. You will help develop solutions to our client’s complex water management challenges considering a range of decision factors including hydraulics, cost, constructability, regulations, and public perception. Our team believes in going beyond business-as-usual hydraulic modeling by incorporating machine learning and data analytics. Strong collaboration amongst our team and technical innovation is a must in our fast-paced consulting environment.

As a Senior Water Resources Engineer, you will:

Build, apply, and manage hydrologic and hydraulic models of water distribution and collection systems

Improve traditional modeling workflows by applying advanced data analytics, machine learning and visualization tools

Support the development of junior staff and project delivery teams

Complete draft deliverables with minimal supervision

Coordinate and communicate with clients to define scope and present findings

Participate in sales pursuits, water market conferences, and professional organizations in order to build Jacobs industry recognition

At Jacobs, we’re partnering across the globe to create the best project outcomes by maximizing the design, digital technology, and support capabilities of our Global Integrated Delivery (GID) teammates. By joining Jacobs, you’ll commit to supporting and engaging with these teams, as we work to build a company like no other.

As an integral part of our team you will be helping to provide solutions that create a more sustainable world. Ready? Let’s get to work!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s in Civil or Environmental Engineering or similar field

  • At least 5 years of experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling

  • Strong proficiency with the following software - EPA-SWMM, Innovyze ICM, and ArcGIS

  • Excellent time management, personal accountability, verbal communication and technical writing

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

  • Additional progressive relevant experience

  • Master’s in Civil or Environmental Engineering or similar field

  • Professional Engineer license

  • Data analysis and visualization skills (e.g. Python, Power BI)

  • Experience applying optimization approach preferably with Optimatics Optimizer software

  • Knowledge and experience with project management


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws ( and supplemental language ( .

U.S. Government Executive Order on ensuring adequate COVID safety protocols:

As a federal contractor of the U.S. government, Jacobs is subject to the Executive Order requiring companies who support U.S. government contracts to ensure their covered employees are fully COVID-19 vaccinated or approved for a legally-entitled medical or religious accommodation.

Full vaccination is NOT required at this time for positions that are not covered by the federal contractor Executive Order, that do not require performance of work in a Jacobs office, and that do not have full vaccination as a client requirement where work is performed at a client site.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.