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Designer I



RES is currently accepting applications for a Stream Designer in its Dallas, TX or Houston, TX office.
The mission: to support a growing, multi-disciplinary team of ecosystem restoration designers and engineers currently working on some of the nation’s largest rivers, streams, and wetland restoration projects! We take pride in the work that we do and we make appropriate decisions to produce a well-performing project, so we are looking for a SUSTAINABILITY ENTHUSIAST and an EFFECTIVE TEAM PLAYER, capable of contributing to this process.

What your day-to-day might look like?

30% of your time, you will be on the field, assisting with Geomorphic, biological, and ecological site assessments. You will be also assisting in mitigation crediting field protocols elaboration, and fluvial geomorphic/hydraulic surveys.
35% of the time, you will be supporting the team in Data Processing and issuing some pieces of Technical Writing! The team usually will need support on restoration design process documentation, written portions of proposals, regulatory permit applications, and post-construction monitoring reports related to restoration design and some mitigation crediting calculations. Be ready to showcase your communication skills during the interview, including providing a writing sample.
35% of your time, you will be designing! The team will need support on discharge selection design and development of design metrics into a 3-dimensional design with the Autodesk Civil 3D environment. You will be extensively using AutoCAD to produce plans and develop preliminary, final, and construction restoration plan sets, so AutoCAD Civil 3D experience is a valuable plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 5+ years’ experience in a natural resources design field (such as but not limited to: landscape architecture, civil engineering, environmental engineering, biological systems engineering, agricultural engineering, or water resources engineering) or a natural sciences field (such as but not limited to geology, geomorphology, environmental science, ecology, or biology).
  • Experience with AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, GIS, or Hydrologic / Hydraulic Modeling software (such as WinTR-55/TR-20, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, XPSWMM).
What will make you stand out?
  • On the job experience with stream restoration, field data collection, water resources engineering.
  • Experience with stream ecology, biology, and geomorphology.
  • Experience with watershed hydrology, stream hydraulics, and sediment transport.
  • Understanding of the use of regional regressions, regional curves, and reference data in stream restoration design.
  • Ability to evaluate design discharge, channel cross-section, profile, and planform using a variety of methods.
  • Ability to read and interpret ecological restoration construction plans.
  • Ability to interpret results from H&H models.
Who is RES: We are the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 525 stream miles and 62,000 wetland acres, in addition to conserving and preserving 15,000 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 20,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 280 tons of polluting nutrients. RES ecological solutions enable a balance of economic development and ecological sustainability.
Our culture: Working for RES means having a career that truly makes an impact and a job that helps make nature and communities better. Our people share a deep interest and passion for sustainability and ecological restoration. As an ever-growing company, we cultivate entrepreneurship, flexibility, and collaboration while taking a bold approach to project development. We foster a team environment while enriching individual growth.
Our people: explore our employees’ profiles here.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
RES is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.