This position is with the Water Resource Operations Branch. The position involves activities related to hydrologic assessment, hydrologic modeling, flooding, reservoir operations, and climate change.
Specific duties of the Water Resources Engineer include:
Support of modeling efforts related to flow management operations and their effects on storage and river flows under current and future climate, land use and demand scenarios.
Development and quality assurance of large time-series data sets for use in hydrologic, flood and reservoir operations models.
Statistical analyses of input and output datasets from hydrologic, flood and reservoir operations models, (experience with R is desirable).
Design of reservoir releases, based on current and predicted conditions, to meet instream flow needs.
Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on hydrologic conditions in real-time and in summary format for internal and external stakeholders.
Participation in, and reporting about, Advisory Committee and other meetings.
Activities related to flood loss reduction activities, including GIS analyses, interaction with the public, state and federal agencies regarding flood loss reduction
Maintenance of Water Resources Operations library and creating an archive of historical analytical documents and analyses.
Provision of hydrologic information to the Public Information Office or to the public as needed, including oral presentations, responses to inquiries and development of content for dissemination.
Support of other branches as assigned to meet Commission goals and objectives.
Other activities as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an accredited institution. A Master’s degree in engineering, hydrology, or water resources including course work in hydrology, GIS, water resources modeling and statistics is preferred. A professional engineering license is preferable, but not required.
Experience: This is an early career position open to graduates with a Bachelors or Masters degree related to water resource engineering and science. The individual selected for the position will develop an understanding of hydrologic modeling, hydrologic data analysis, reservoir operations modeling, and flood loss reduction. Desirable Candidates will have 1-2 years of experience, but new graduates will be considered. Participation in a cooperative education program may be included as part of work experience. Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills are required. Knowledge of python, R, or other programming languages is desirable.
Applicant must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States without sponsorship.
The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) is a federal-interstate agency created in 1961 by compact legislation signed into law by President John F. Kennedy and the governors of the four basin states with land draining to the Delaware River. DRBC programs focus on the subjects of water supply, water conservation, water quality, flow/drought management, flood loss reduction, project review, and planning.