ESP Associates, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Water Resources Engineer, located in our Raleigh, NC office.  This is a great opportunity to join a well-established Engineering, Surveying and Planning firm! 


  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic modeling in support of FEMA floodplain studies, risk and hazard analyses, and flood mitigation studies
  • GIS processing for H&H model creation and mapping product development
  • Technical review of studies/modeling submitted by others for DOT bridge replacements and FEMA Letter of Map Revisions (LOMRs)
  • DOT hydrologic and hydraulic design
  • Bridge scour assessments
  • Municipal stormwater design support


  • BS in Civil Engineering or related engineering degree
  • EI designation, PE is a plus.
  • 0-5 years of experience in water resources related work including hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, and stormwater management. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulics analysis.  
  • FEMA flood studies, floodplain analysis and hazards analysis experience preferred.  
  • DOT roadway drainage and/or bridge/culvert design with scour assessments is a plus.
  • Knowledge of stormwater management, NPDES permitting, and water quality modeling is a plus. 
  • Experience in performing surface water analysis using HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS (1-D and 2-D) and experience with ESRI ArcGIS software is highly preferred.  
  • Proficiency in basic Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel is required.
  • Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen, background check, and have a satisfactory driving record in accordance with the company’s driving (MVR) policy.  

Corporate Information: 

ESP is a multi-discipline engineering design and consulting firm providing our clients with civil engineering, surveying, planning/landscape architecture, geosciences, environmental, subsurface utility engineering, and construction engineering inspection.

Through years of dedicated service to our clients, ESP has received a designation of 280 on the 2021 ENR Top 500 Design Firm rankings. For the firm's primary territory, the ENR Southeast Top Design Firms, ESP received a 2021 ranking of 49.

ESP offers an excellent employee benefits package including: 

  • Health and Dental Insurance 
  • PTO (Paid Time Off) & Holidays 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • 401(k) Plan