Project Engineer

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Position Summary

Waters Edge has a full-time opening for an experienced Project Engineer who will specialize in a range of aquatic projects. Our team is looking for a driven professional who enjoys their work and who has a strong, technically sound engineering and project management background. This position is responsible for the planning, design, construction administration, and overall oversight of aquatic project development. The Project Engineer will work with a team to create design drawings and will apply calculations and engineering design principles as they pertain to water recreation facilities, including creating, modifying, and or/refining engineering plans, drawings, and exhibits. Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

This list is intended to demonstrate the overall duties of the position and is not meant to be an all-inclusive list:

    • Provide design support for structures or systems included in water recreation facilities
    • Could provide, or assist with, creative conceptual design and spatial planning for water recreational features and amenities
    • Serves as liaison to client, reviews and approves drawings and specifications, and provides technical assistance to the team as required
    • Coordinates project activities with a wide variety of regulatory agencies as necessary
    • Reviews scope of project, engineering, and client requirements, and perform research necessary to determine critical elements of design
    • Evaluates existing facilities, prepares evaluation reports, master plans and feasibility studies
    • Conducts, or assists with public presentations and meetings as required to obtain client and community expectations and preferences
    • Receive client revisions and produces final design, drawings, specifications, and project costs
    • Coordinate a variety of project information and issues with clients, contractors, and sub-consultants as necessary
    • Conduct observational site visits to monitor progress and quality
    • Review contractor submittals, shop drawings, and RFI’s
    • Participate in industry events, associations, and conferences
    • Growth in position could include the following
    • Negotiates contracts, oversees project design, develops budgets, allocates resources to projects.
    • Explores and secures business prospects, including selection of project team and oversight of project submission and/or proposal

Qualifications & Experience

An ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in Civil, Structural, Architectural, or Mechanical Engineering. Required skills and abilities include:

  • Has a Professional Engineer’s license in Kansas, Missouri, and/or Iowa, or ability to obtain within 1-year
  • 3+ years of experience as a Professional Engineer and at least 2 years as a Project Engineer or Project Manager
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and other computer-based editing programs
  • Self-starter with critical thinking skills and close attention to detail
  • Positive attitude with a creative mindset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to write engineering reports and letters, including analysis, recommendations, and costing
  • Ability to apply standard engineering formulas, including hydraulic analysis for pools and civic water displays
  • Ability to design chemical systems, filter systems, and structures for pools and civic water displays
  • Ability to develop a set of design documents
  • Ability to work with internal and external staff on project development and coordination
  • Knowledge of state health department regulations, codes, etc.
  • Experience in hydraulic modeling, AutoCAD, and/or Revit preferred
  • Experience with community-based projects preferred

Application Requirements

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Work schedules are typically Monday – Friday
  • Some travel via car and aircraft and overnight stays required
  • Must be able to show examples of work product, including drawings, concepts, construction documents, etc.


  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & vision coverage
  • Employee life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability
  • Medical HSA account
  • Simple IRA plan
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick time (PTO)

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