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Job Description

  Who We AreDudek is a leading environmental, planning, and engineering firm that helps public and private clients achieve compliance, practicality, and innovation through our project work. Founded in 1980, Dudek has grown steadily to more than 800 professionals across the U.S. and received the Top Workplace Award for 2021.As a 100% employee-owned company, Dudek’s culture rewards smart, productive team members with ownership, professional development, and financial benefits. Our work communities are designed to encourage collaboration, sustainability, and connectivity with the surrounding communities.We invest in our Employees and communities through various initiatives that make Dudek a great place to work! Dudek makes it a priority to DuGood by giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and offer Dudekians the opportunity to take a paid volunteer day each year. Our experts are encouraged to eDUcate school groups about planning, engineering, and preserving the natural and built environments. We promote environmental sustainability through our DuGreen initiative by working to improve our environmental footprint. We also DuWell to educate our associates on their health and wellness. And our Du Something Fun team brings everyone at Dudek together to balance our hard work with exciting activities.At Dudek, we understand the best problem solving happens when diverse viewpoints and experiences are shared. We recognize that different perspectives, inclusivity, and trust build a stronger culture and add value to our firm. We celebrate our differences and strive to make meaningful progress toward becoming a more diverse company.Learn more about our culture. About The JobWe are seeking a talented and experienced Coastal Engineer to join our team as a Practice Director. We are looking for someone to shape, lead and manage our coastal engineering practice, with the ability and eagerness to work on both projects and business development efforts. You will collaborate with engineers, planners, and scientists to deliver innovative solutions for design, planning, implementation, and permitting challenges in the coastal zone. This is an excellent opportunity to design solutions, contribute to coastal policy development, and lead our engineering and coastal planning practices as well as collaborate with multiple internal practices.Learn more about the projects you will have the opportunity to shape. Who You AreTo thrive at Dudek, you should be comfortable with freedom and accountability. We value collaborative, resourceful, and independent thinkers. We look for curious, solution-focused people who are able to adapt quickly to an ever-changing industry. There is no single way to solve a problem, so we support your creative approaches to solve problems. Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and manage coastal engineering projects, serving as a technical specialist and project specialist and project director.
  • Conduct/oversee coastal engineering studies, including wave and sediment transport analysis, hydrodynamic modeling, and coastal erosion modeling to address various topics such as flooding, erosion, sea level rise, sediment management, and restoration. 
  • Conduct site inspections and field investigations to gather data necessary for project designs. 
  • Develop engineering design and contract documents, including plans, specifications, and cost estimates. 
  • Provide technical support during the construction phase of projects. 
  • Prepare/oversee reports, including impact assessments, feasibility studies, and engineering analyses, to support project design and implementation. 
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring that project milestones and deadlines are met. 
  • Provide technical guidance and present information to colleagues, clients, agency staff, teaming partners, and other project stakeholders. 
  • Support project pursuits, including proposal preparation, for coastal projects. 
  • Participate in professional organizations, conferences, and other industry events to stay informed about the latest trends, industry standards, and best practices in coastal engineering. 
  • Drive business development efforts, including the development of proposals, participation in interviews, and successful contract negotiations. 
  • Collaborate with experts across disciplines to promote multi-objective solutions. 
  • Mentor and support the professional development of other engineers. 

 Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural, Environmental, or Coastal Engineering 
  • Master's degree is required 
  • California Professional Engineers license in one of the above disciplines 
  • Minimum of 15 years of professional experience in coastal engineering. 
  • Strong experience with coastal analysis and hydrodynamic modeling software. 
  • In-depth knowledge of principles and practices of coastal engineering, including wave and sediment transport analysis, beach nourishment, and coastal protection. 
  • Proficiency in using engineering design software such as AutoCAD, Revit, and/or GIS. 
  • Strong marketing experience, including proposal development, participation in interviews, and successful contract negotiations. 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment. 
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member. 
  • Service-oriented, motivated self-starter with sound business practices. 
  • Understanding of the permitting needs of projects in the California Coastal Zone. 

This job description outlines the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. 

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have active personal automobile liability insurance by first day of employment

* As a federal contractor, successful candidates are required to pass the following pre-employment requirements prior to beginning employment: pre - employment drug test and background check.Physical RequirementsWorking Conditions:

  • This job operates in a remote or office-based environment and this role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, printers, etc.
  • This job requires occasional project site visits-based outdoors which can include excessive noise, uneven walking surfaces, extreme weather, moving vehicles and equipment.

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met in order to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

  • This job requires working on a computer, sitting or standing for long periods of time in an office or remote office setting.
  • This job requires attending meetings, both in person and virtually as well as speaking on the phone with peers, clients, etc. Speaking, hearing and listening are required.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Proposed Salary Range: $183,456-$248,196 annually **Final agreed upon compensation will be based on a variety of factors including but not limited to an individual’s related experience, education, certifications, skills, and work location. Perks of Being a DudekianNot only will Dudek provide you with a competitive salary, but we also strive to create an environment that promotes growth, career development, and a flexible work–life balance. Dudek offers an array of benefits, from your typical medical, dental, and vision coverage to the opportunity to share in Dudek’s success through discretionary bonuses, based on firmwide, divisional, and individual performance. We also offer a yearly merit review, an employee stock ownership program, and dog friendly offices! Since we encourage our colleagues to take time off when needed, Dudek also provides a generous vacation package. If you’re tired of an overly structured environment and decision-making process to get your job done, Dudek is a place where your ideas are heard and your initiative is rewarded. Speak with your recruiter to learn more about the great perks of being a Dudekian. Dudek is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable law.APPLY NOW