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Water Resource Department Manager - Military Veterans

at Michael Baker International


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 is actively seeking a Water Resources Department Manager to join our San Antonio, TX office. The Department Manager will be a proven leader with demonstrated supervisory or management experience leading and developing a team of water professionals. These activities including supervising and monitoring projects in progress in the department to ensure that work is executed on time and in accordance with the client's requirements and within company policies, procedures and standards. If you're looking for the right opportunity to take the next step, this is the right growth opportunity. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead and grow a dynamic team of engineers and designers performing various tasks from developing complex hydrologic and hydraulic models for watershed studies to of plans, specifications/estimates development for drainage infrastructure design projects and performing data collection and field work.
  • Lead proposal strategies, content, etc. and participate in the business development process to grow the practice and remain a visible and an active member of the water resources community through professional organization involvement.
  • Attend and actively participate in client marketing and project meetings, assist in identifying new opportunities and assist with business development and development of marketing proposals.
  • Oversee the preparation of hydrological and hydraulic calculations, modeling, and preparation of technical reports, technical exhibits and design drawings for design-bid-build and design projects.
  • The successful candidate will oversee project delivery per agreed to plan, budget, program and quality objectives. They will lead, assign, and review work of the project delivery team and identify changes of scope and additional services.
  • Oversee departmental financial performance relative to plan metrics including revenue, project profitability, staff utilization and growth targets.
  • Staff mentorship and development is a responsibility, as well as the development and oversight of project budgets and schedules, and annual departmental budgets.
  • Provide strategic planning while building and maintaining relationships with key client decision makers, keeping ahead of upcoming project advertisements and changes in the clients' organizations.
  • Oversee project delivery including
    • Analysis and design of hydraulic structures and subsurface flow systems
    • Development of hydrologic and 1-D, unsteady and 2-D hydraulic models
    • Preparation of maps and technical reports
    • Development of drawings and specifications for design projects
    • Coordination of changes to drawings and specifications with project team leaders
    • Development of cost estimates and quantity takeoffs for design projects.

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or other engineering discipline with water resources engineering experience, Master's degree preferred
  • Professional Engineer (PE) licensed in the State of Texas or ability to obtain in six (6) months
  • 12-15 years industry experience
  • 10 plus years' experience in project management
  • Certified floodplain manager (CFM) is strongly encouraged.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong engineering judgment and solid background in water resources projects
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite and Oracle-based ERP Project Financial Reporting System

The approximate compensation range for this position is $109,311 to $162,602. 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.



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.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.


San Antonio, TX

Salary Range
$109,311 to $162,602
Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting has been partnering with communities since 1940 to solve their most complex infrastructure challenges with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, security management, systems integration and intelligence solutions. Our clients include federal, state, and municipal governments; foreign allied governments; and a wide range of private development and other commercial partners.


When Michael Baker Jr. first established his engineering firm in 1940, he envisioned a company that would serve as a property surveyor or designer of roads, bridges, buildings and sewage systems, and also as a trusted, long-term partner with local communities and distant nations. His employees strove to transform communities, companies, states and even nations, adopting dual roles as both caring neighbors and innovative nation builders. Baker instilled in his employees the drive to deliver improved quality of life and the desire to make a difference.


Baker built a lasting legacy that today forms the foundation on which we continue to serve and grow. Today, we continue to leverage our collective expertise and experience to make the communities we serve better. We strive to make them safer, more accessible, more environmentally sustainable and more livable. We facilitate their transformation supported by differentiating innovation, technologies and dedicated employees. We are change agents, leading our partners around the world into the future.


Our greatest differentiator, though, is our employees who demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. That’s why we engage our people, educate and train them, develop their careers, and invest in their futures. We give them opportunities around the world to exercise and expand their skills and expertise. We reward innovation and collaboration that lead to the best solutions for our clients. As a company, We Make a Difference.


To most effectively serve our clients, Michael Baker International is organized into three distinct business units: Engineering & Consulting; Sallyport Global Holdings; and SC3, which are described below.




The Engineering, Planning and Consulting business unit encompasses the complete life-cycle of planning, environmental assessment, engineering design, construction management, and facilities maintenance for projects in more than 38 countries on five continents. We provide a full continuum of solutions for a broad range of markets, including highways, bridges, airports, rail and mass transit systems, domestic and overseas government and commercial facilities, water and wastewater infrastructure, energy infrastructure and urban planning and development.


Professional Services – As part of Engineering, Planning and Consulting, this business unit provides high-value, differentiated engineering and professional services around the globe, including specialized construction services, cost management support and engineering support.

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