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Civil Water Engineer I – Surface Water/Stormwater

Merrick & Company is seeking a Civil Engineer I in our Surface Water/Stormwater Engineering Infrastructure team. The position will be located in our Coeur d’Alene, ID location and will include some travel to other Merrick offices to support the growing practice.

Job Description

Perform assignments in the analysis and design of river, drainageway, and urban stormwater systems.

Prepare and review working drawings, details, layouts, cost estimates, studies, reports and work products. 

Perform design tasks, prepare bid documents including drawings and specifications, and organizing all drawings, reports, calculations, and associated project deliverables, with supervision from project managers and senior staff.  

Must become knowledgeable of Merrick procedures, understand them and be able to apply them when required. 

Candidate must be capable of making sound engineering decisions, exercise initiative, judgment and knowledge commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. 

The successful candidate must possess good interpersonal skills to effectively interface with clients and Local, State, and Federal government agencies and be capable to lead project progress meetings, make project presentations, and provide clear written communications.

Additional duties may involve project management for projects.

Some travel may be required.

Field/construction activities may be required. 

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • Zero (0) - Four (4) years minimum experience in the design and construction oversight of surface water and urban stormwater systems, or in land development, or related field of civil engineering.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • CADD and HEC-RAS experience desired.
  • Experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or GIS Systems preferred.
  • Public works design experience with local, State and Federal governments preferred.
  • Land development experience a plus. 
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Kayak and rafting experience preferred to support our specialized whitewater recreation team.
  • Ability to produce well-coordinated civil design documents. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license, a good driving record, and be insurable under Merrick’s insurance carrier.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
  • Be able to work in an environment with open discussions and visitors without getting distracted.
  • May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Additional information  

  • Apply online only. No e-mail, hard copy or third-party resumes accepted.
  • Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) opportunity, 401(k) options, and paid time off (PTO). This position is also eligible for annual performance and spot bonuses.
  • Typical salary range for this position is $67,000 - $80,000. The pay range listed in this posting indicates the position’s eligibility to work in the state of Colorado and is consistent with our offices there; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
  • We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training as well as coaching and peer mentoring programs.
  • Merrick is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets.
  • Employment with Merrick is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen.