Restoration Designer

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RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 180 stream miles and 40,400 wetland acres and conserved and preserved 6,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 11,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 240 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability.


RES is accepting applications for Restoration Engineers and Designers with minimum 3 years’ experience in our Raleigh, NC office. The desired candidate’s tasks will include, but are not limited to stream and wetland design, field data collection and survey, writing technical reports and approaches, feasibility and concept development for stream and wetland restoration plans, construction quantity take-offs and cost estimates, and construction assistance.



  • B.S. or higher in a civil engineering or related technical field
  • Knowledge of stream geomorphology, physicochemical processes, and aquatic ecology
  • Knowledge of watershed hydrology, stream hydraulics, and sediment transport
  • Ability to interpret results from H&H models
  • Understanding of the use of regional regressions, regional curves, and reference data in design
  • Ability to determine design discharge, channel cross section, profile and planform
  • Experience in AutoCAD design and plan production
  • Ability to observe construction, inspect work, and direct construction crews
  • Positive attitude and team-centered approach to problem solving

Preferred experience:


  • PE license in NC
  • Supplemental training such as Rosgen Level 1-4, NCSU River Courses, and other relevant coursework or training
  • Ability to develop quantity take-offs, and estimates of construction costs
  • Experience in a wide range of stream channels including urban, rural, coastal, piedmont, and mountains
  • Geomorphic survey, including sediment measurements
  • Conducting site assessments to identify reference conditions and to assess reach conditions
  • Rivermorph and/or Microstation proficiency
  • Direct experience with Federal/State/Local environmental regulations and staff is a plus
  • Candidates will have excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills




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