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DESCRIPTIONMichael Baker International is seeking a Dams/Surface Water Project Manager to join our team. This position can be worked via a hybrid work schedule within the Great Lakes region. The successful candidate will manage projects that may involve a broad range of project types, including inspection, assessment, remediation, and design of high hazard dam facilities as well as public and private drainage systems, BMP design, NPDES permitting, and H&H analysis. The Project Manager will act as the design task leader for dams and surface water projects; responsible for task budget and schedules, attending and actively participating in client meetings, and assisting in developing marketing proposals.  Ideal candidates will be expected to demonstrate experience in design and assessment of spillways, penstocks, and other dam structure components; stormwater collection and conveyance systems; natural channel design; and bridge hydraulics, scour, floodplain evaluation projects. Candidates should also be experienced with permitting processes through agencies such as dam safety, FERC, and Army Corps.

Other specific duties include:

  • Develop and manage projects and proposals to meet client and regulatory needs
  • Work closely with the clients and regulatory agencies as part of a multi-discipline team
  • Develop project scope of work documents and project plans that include an analysis of benefit, cost, work schedule, and any related risks
  • Lead design team in developing project drawings, technical specifications, schedule, and bid tabs
  • Monitor and communicate project related issues, scope changes variances and contingencies that may arise during the construction of projects
  • Develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to construction related conflicts and RFIs
  • Meet with and effectively communicate with project partners, project stakeholders and public to maintain strong relationships
  • Mentor junior staff
  • Assist in marketing for the surface water discipline, the office, and the Company


  • A four- year degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering degree
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in related dams and surface water design and management
  • Familiarity with basic hydrology and hydraulic design software
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Familiarity with permit application development and coordination for federal, state and local agencies
  • Previous experience working with projects that include planning & feasibility, assessments, design, grading, and detailing of dam and surface water facilities
  • FERC experience and certification experience is a plus

Workplace Flexibility: Whether you want to work in the office, at home, or in a hybrid model, we accommodate a variety of preferences. We recognize our employees face many factors when it comes to selecting the best work location, and we are passionate about providing options and flexibility.COMPENSATION
The salary range for this position is $82,804 - $172,523. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life, AD&D, short-term, and long-term disability
  • Professional and personal development
  • Generous paid time off
  • Commuter and wellness benefits


Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world’s most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

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.


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.