Job Opportunities

This page is intended to share information about employment opportunities in our region related to flooding, dam safety, emergency management, resiliency, etc. If you have an employment opportunity you would like VFMA to share, please let us know!

Project and Staff Engineers (up to 2 positions) – Closes 12/21/2020

Eligible for remote hire from anywhere in the United States

Illinois State Water Survey (ISWS), part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

For more information and to apply for this position, click here.

Hiring Range: Determined by experience

ISWS is seeking to hire up to two individuals to join the Coordinated Hazard Assessment and Mapping Program (CHAMP) team. The initial focus for both positions is hydraulic modeling. Applicants will be considered for one of two open positions based on engineering experience and education. The Assistant Scientist, Project Engineer position requires a higher level of experience than the Senior Scientific Specialist, Staff Engineer position.

  • Senior Scientific Specialist, Staff Engineer  will  lead and administer research activities of the Survey by developing, planning, directing, initiating, and conducting basic and applied research, with an emphasis on conducting and/or reviewing hydrologic and hydraulic studies and communicating the scientific results. 
  • Assistant Scientist, Project Engineer will serve as Principal Investigator and / or manage projects and perform engineering analyses related to surface water resources and develop models of hydrologic and hydraulic processes.  

Major duties and responsibilities vary depending on position level. These positions are eligible for remote hire from within the United States.


Water Resources Engineer – Open Until Filled

Bridge & Stream Engineering, Inc.

For more information and to apply for this position, click here.

Hiring Range: Determined by experience

The job duties for this position would involve:

  • Hydrologic analysis of many diverse flood, climatic, and meteorological conditions across the United States.
  • Open channel hydraulic analysis using steady and unsteady modeling.
  • Hydraulic design of drainage structures.
  • Preparation of design plans using drafting software and drainage reports.
  • Coordination with clients and regulatory agencies.
  • Short-term travel to complete field work involving surveying tasks.