This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. Salary is commensurate with experience.
2 openings available.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Water Resources Engineer Prairie Research Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Prairie Research Institute is seeking to hire a Watershed Resources Engineer (Official Title: Visiting Scientific Specialist, Water Resources Engineering) to administer research activities of the survey by developing, planning, directing, and conducting basic and applied research as it relates to water resources hydrologic modeling, water-energy nexus, and water supply planning in the Watershed Sciences Section of the Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS).
ISWS is part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment. Learn more at https://prairie.illinois.edu/
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Work with PI to prepare hydrologic modeling of water resources in Illinois and beyond Use hydrologic modeling to research water-energy nexus usage across the state Study water supply usage, drainage, and recharge within individual watersheds and relationship between watersheds in the region Research and test various water resources engineering platforms and modeling programs for optimum results Work closely with hydrologists to develop, calibrate, validate and maximize efficiency through hydrologic models to assist water supply studies
Perform other duties as needed in order to further the mission and goals of the Survey, PRI, and the University of Illinois. Keep abreast of developments in this discipline
Minimum Qualifications Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Agriculture, Earth Sciences/Engineering, or related field. Alternate degree fields will be considered depending on the nature and depth of the experience at it relates to this position. A minimum of 2 years experience programming with Python and/or other computer languages. Must have proficiency in watershed hydrologic modeling such as SWAT or HSPF models and the use/creation of databases. Experience with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and GIS tools. Valid Driver’s License
Preferred Qualifications Strong programming skills with Python and other computer languages. Strong quantitative and statistical analytical skills. Experience writing peer reviewed journal papers.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Effective communication, personal relations, collaboration, organizational, teamwork, and leadership skills. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities with stringent deadlines, under minimal supervision. Attention to detail, sound judgment, and strong conflict resolution skills. Proficiency in commonly-employed software and databases. Ability to apply analytical and scientific thinking to define and solve problems.
The Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS) is part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment. Learn more at go.illinois.edu/PRIjobs.