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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

KCI Technologies Sparks, MD

Sparks, MD
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



The successful candidate will lead monitoring tasks, perform client coordination, manage design tasks and mentor junior staff members. The position requires the candidate to work independently and within a team, working within established budgets, and performing crossover work when needed (e.g. watershed assessments and Natural Resource Inventory tasks). Support the development of multi-disciplinary watershed restoration planning efforts Chesapeake Bay pollutant reduction strategies.


KCI s Natural Resources Practice is seeking a talented and motivated stream restoration designer (scientist or engineer) to work in our Sparks, MD headquarters on projects throughout the Chesapeake Bay and Mid-Atlantic Region including stream and floodplain restoration, dam removal and fish passage, and Bay Pollutant reduction.

This position requires strong skills in site and problem assessment through knowledge and familiarity of Rosgen evaluation techniques, channel evolution model, and fluvial processes and influences including urban storm water, historic land use impacts, and physiographic provinces. Experience with channel restoration design and construction oversight is needed to fulfill this position.

If you have a strong work ethic, are team oriented, and share a passion for the assessment, restoration and preservation of our region's waterways and natural landscapes, our team may have a spot for you.

5-10 years of professional experience related to ecological restoration and stream assessment for natural and urban channels.

Applied knowledge of the principles of geomorphology and Hydrology & Hydraulics (H&H) is preferred. Experience with wetland delineation and natural resources assessments (wildlife, fisheries, aquatic biota, botanical), and environmental permitting a plus, but not required. Formal training in fluvial geomorphology preferred.


Strong understanding of fluvial geomorphology, Rosgen Stream Classification, fish passage design is required. Understanding of restoration methodologies for various land use and channel bed materials; familiarity with GIS analysis and basic drafting; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational and time management; strong task management skills; strong interpersonal skills; rigorous research and analysis skills; ability to learn quickly.


BS in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Environmental or Water Resource Engineering or equivalent (R). MS in relevant fields a plus (P).

Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) a plus (P).


Ability to work in a team environment, with individuals in other geographies a must. Overnight travel will be required on occasion.
Long field days and physically demanding efforts will be required for this position. Pre-employment drug testing is required as a condition of employment. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled

KCI is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. Minority, female, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional Benefits

Employee Stock Ownership
Tuition Assistance
Employee assistance

*Some Part Time positions are not eligble for benefits.

*Temporary positions are not eligible for benefits.


KCI is a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm serving clients throughout the eastern United States and beyond. Our multi-disciplined service offerings allow us to provide exceptional turnkey expertise to federal, state and local government agencies, as well as institutional and private-sector clients. More than 1,000 KCI employee-owners provide environmental, transportation, telecommunications, construction, facilities, and land development services from offices in 13 states—Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee,Texas, and Virginia—and the District of Columbia. With revenues of approximately $163 million in 2014, Engineering News-Record Magazine has placed KCI 77th among the top engineering firms in the country.

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1,001-5,000 Employees
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936 Ridgebrook Road
Sparks, MD 21152

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