Water Resources Engineer (Remote) - Phoenix, AZ, United States


Michael Baker International is a leading provider of architectural, engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, environmental, construction and program management. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions to support U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients. Michael Baker’s more than 3,000 employees across nearly 100 locations are committed to a culture of innovation, collaboration and technological advancement to help solve challenges for clients and communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit


Michael Baker International’s Water Group provides innovative consulting, planning and engineering solutions for the entire spectrum of the water cycle. We have proven experience in providing a full range of professional services from scientific and technical analysis, concept through design, and construction support services. Protection and management of water resources starts at the watershed level and follows the movement of water through urban and agricultural areas, streams, lakes and reservoirs, water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and water/wastewater treatment plants.


Michael Baker International is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in a high energy and fast-paced team. As a part of our Water team, the Water Resources Design Engineer will assist Project Managers with tasks such as stormwater master planning, design of stormwater systems, culverts & bridges, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, river restoration, and stream mechanics and geomorphology in order to assist state, regional (ex. FCDMC), and municipal clients. We are searching for candidates that have the ability to be a role model among peers, that are people and client-focused, and those that seek to be impactful and decisive.

  • The majority of your day would be spent on a team performing various tasks for projects in the following disciplines: watershed assessments, watershed planning studies, water supply planning, storm water/drainage way master plans, storm drainage design, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, floodplain mapping studies, and flood control.
  • You will work with Project Engineers and Managers who will guide you in the development of deliverables.
  • Feel a sense of pride in knowing that you an important part of the organization and are contributing to success of your clients, your organization and yourself!
  • Developing and applying scripts and tools to optimize large-scale watershed analyses
  • Exploring and developing workflows for engineering studies


  • Bachelor's degree in civil or environmental engineering
  • 3-7 years of related work experience
  • Fundamental understanding of hydrology and hydraulics
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ownership and accountability for quality deliverables
  • Ability to be flexible and have self-initiative
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license


  • FLO-2D and RAZ-2D experience strongly preferred
  • Basic knowledge of industry standard computer software for the position (examples include software such as ArcMap, and Hydrologic/Hydraulic models like HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS)
  • Experience preparing engineering related calculations and analyses, analyze data in spreadsheets and programming tools, and prepare visual aids
  • Experience preparing plans and specifications for storm water design and stream channel restoration design projects
  • Experience in 2D and unsteady H&H modeling
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as exceptional organizational skills


The approximate compensation range for this position is $85,000-115,000. This compensation range is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Actual compensation is dependent upon factors such as education, qualifications, experience, skillset, and physical work location.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:  

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance  
  • 401K Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability  
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off  
  • Commuter and wellness benefits  

Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

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Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Job Profile


North America


United States


Commuter and wellness benefits Generous paid time off Professional and personal development


ArcMap Communication Construction Design Engineering Engineering studies HEC-HMS HEC-RAS Hydraulics Hydrology Organizational Planning Program Management

  • Design of stormwater systems
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling
  • Modeling
  • Organizational
  • River restoration
  • Stormwater master planning
  • Stream mechanics and geomorphology

3-7 years


Bachelor's degree Bachelor's degree in civil engineering Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering Engineering Planning


Must possess a valid driver’s license


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