The Board and staff of Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. (COCO) are dedicated to fulfilling our mission of fostering on-the-ground conservation efforts that protect and restore natural resources and local communities, by supporting coalition and collaborative groups who produce collective impacts through stakeholder-driven efforts. Incorporated in 2014, COCO was developed by staff and leadership from the Coalition for the Upper South Platte, a nationally recognized, place-based nonprofit that does boots-on-the-ground work to protect and restore ecosystems through a watershed based approach. We work with a variety of aligned nonprofit watershed groups and forest collaboratives to implement our mission.
We are seeking a professional water resources engineer for a wide range of projects, such as wetland and stream restoration; aquatic species passage projects; forest road and trail closures, reroutes, or development; post-fire/flood emergency response; water quality BMP projects; etc.
Our main office is located in Lake George, CO, (about one hour west of Colorado Springs and two hours southwest of the Denver Metro area in the mountains), however we have a satellite office in the Denver metro area. The individual should generally like to travel as we have projects spread out across a wide area of Colorado, and may have out of state projects in the future.
We seek an engineer with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The ideal candidate would be a hands-on person with a common-sense approach to day-to-day problem solving. He or she will work both at direct engineering and supervising project implementation, as well as overseeing external consultant teams. Responsibilities range from preliminary planning, to collection of field data, modeling, report writing, reviewing project designs and specifications, overseeing contractors, and finalizing project as-builts. Understanding of required permits, such as 404 and flood plain permitting, is essential.
The position will work closely with external partners, such as area water providers, counties, state agencies and federal agencies (particularly the US Forest Service, or the Natural Resources Conservation Service).
Tele-commuting, or part-time, may be negotiable for the right candidate. For example, a retired or retiring engineer interested in working on a flexible schedule with plenty of time off would be someone we would work with on a mutually beneficial relationship!
An engineering degree from an accredited engineering college and a CO PE license in Civil Engineering.
Strong work ethic and progressive experience.
You must have a valid driver’s license and suitable driving record for our consideration.
Good knowledge of basic office software, CAD, GIS, AutoDesk, and other similar software (and associated devices); as well as a strong understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software, such as HEC-RAS/HEC-HMS/TR-55, Geo- RAS, Hydraflow, HydroCAD, and/or similar software
A holistic approach to natural resource projects that marries best engineering practices with a strong appreciation of ecosystems and ecological principals.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Comparable, based on experience
About Coalitions & Collaboratives
Nonprofit group working with watershed coalitions and forest collaboratives