Careers

Princeton Hydro welcomes individuals with expertise in natural resource management who are capable of creative problem-solving within a collaborative atmosphere. We are always looking for opportunities to team-up with people who vary in experience from recent college graduates to established professionals.  

Our staffing interests include civil engineers (with a water resource focus), geotechnical engineers, coastal engineers and geologists, terrestrial and aquatic ecologists, geologists/hydrogeologists, limnologists, GIS professionals, planners, invasive species control technicians and professionals, construction inspection personnel, landscape architects, and more! Even if a specific position is not listed below, there may still be opportunities within the company for the right people with the right skillset.

We encourage you to submit a resume and cover letter if you're interested in working with us. 

INTERNSHIPS AND CO-OPS

Princeton Hydro is always in search of individuals who have a passion for ecological restoration, natural resources, and/or water resources and geotechnical engineering. Most of all, we love it when we find those “out-of-the-box” thinkers, future leaders, and problem solvers who are interested in helping us reach our mission of improving the human and natural world. Our firm provides hands-on, real-world experience to help you prepare for your full time career, and learn from some very clever and talented environmental and engineering professionals. And, of course, if you decide to later apply for full time employment with us, you will have the advantage of experience with our firm and industry.

Internships offer opportunities to work on actual designs, learn or build upon your CAD skills, complete analysis and mathematical methods, work with experienced professionals, get out into the field to see firsthand how data is collected and projects are built, understand the business of environmental and engineering consulting, and shadow our experts in a number of practice areas in the firm.

We encourage those students in their second through fifth (for five year programs) year at the undergraduate level, or those pursuing higher degrees to send us your resume or curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter of interest. Your cover letter should state the dates of availability and duration desired. Our application process is on a rolling basis.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit a digital resume and cover letter of interest to , with subject line either matching the listed position below, or one of other positions that are included in the above list of professional types.  For full-time positions, please send materials to hire@princetonhydro.com.  For internships, please send materials to intern@princetonhydro.com.

Princeton Hydro is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and offers competitive salary packages commensurate with experience. Details of the Princeton Hydro benefit package will be shared with qualified candidates. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. No phone calls or third parties, please.

Updated November 6, 2017

CURRENTLY SEEKING:  

FULL-TIME

Internships

Senior and Junior project managers - federal projects  

Princeton Hydro, LLC is looking for Engineering Managers with technical expertise in water resources, civil engineering and/or geotechnical/structural engineering with a solid overall understanding of civil and environmental engineering disciplines and proven ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects. Varied, significant, and direct US Army Corps of Engineers and other Federal agency experience strongly preferred for these positions.

Qualifications in several of the following disciplines is desired: water resources management, ecosystem restoration, flood risk management, coastal protection, navigation projects, dam safety, geotechnical/structural analysis and design, experience preparing design/Project Documentation Reports, preparation of complex comprehensive federal agency design submissions (i.e., plans, specifications, basis of design documents, studies, etc.). Additionally, the ideal candidate for the Senior Project Manager position will have routine experience managing projects with design fees upwards of one million dollars, serving as the direct point-of-contact with the client, and having overall or progressive responsibility for all aspects of the project. The position will be based in either the Company's Ringoes or Sicklerville, NJ offices to support the growth of the firm’s growing business with Federal agencies. 

The successful candidate will be passionate, energetic and possess high-level experience in the areas of project/program management and engineering.  This position requires regular interaction with engineers, scientists, ecologists, regulators, contractors and clients, focusing primarily on the analysis, modeling, design, permitting and construction oversight for a variety of civil engineering projects. This is an exciting and highly rewarding career opportunity.

Qualified candidates must be willing to live our firm’s basic core values of 1) integrity, 2) creativity, 3) endeavoring to be the best, 4) fostering human potential, and 5) a positive working atmosphere.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Environmental, or Bioenvironmental Engineering from ABET accredited university
  • The ability to obtain a professional engineering license (for Senior PM candidates, EIT for Junior SPM candidates) in the states of NY, NJ, PA, and/or MD in a relatively short period of time.
  • Ability to manage specific projects/tasks at the direction of Princeton Hydro’s Director of Engineering Services and/or Practice Area Leads 
  • 5-years’ experience for Junior PMs and 10-years’ experience for Senior PMs with US Army Corps of Engineers policies and practices, with a minimum of expertise of one of the tools listed below under desired skills for Federal A/E design.
  • Ability to work on proposals, concept plans, and general cost estimates for planned future work
  • Ability to oversee engineering project managers and junior engineering staff, including QA/QC of work products and day-to-day schedule management/timesheet review
  • Scheduling in Microsoft Project
  • Direct experience in the NEPA process
  • Knowledge of state, federal and regional regulatory compliance related to aquatic ecosystem restoration throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region is a plus
  • Strong organizational, research and technical writing skills are required
  • Ability to work in team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • Ensuring the highest level of services for our clients is a must.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Multiple skills to complete Federal A/E design, including MicroStation CAD standards, MACACES (MII) cost estimating, levee design standards, Dr. Checks, quality control standards, and Engineering Manual standards
  • AutoCAD, including Civil 3D
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • H&H computer models, including HydroCAD, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS
  • Experience in Total Station and/or GPS surveying
To apply for this position, please send resumes to hire@princetonhydro.com
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Entry to junior level water resource engineers    

Princeton Hydro, LLC is looking for entry to junior level water resource engineers that are available to work primarily at the Company's Ringoes, NJ Office.  Qualified applicants must be able to start immediately.

Applicants should have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with a concentration (or extra course work) in water resources.    

The ideal candidate will love to work on surface water projects, including stormwater management, river and stream restoration, dam removals, hydrologic & hydraulic modeling, lake restoration, flood risk management, wetlands creation and mitigation, and coastal resiliency projects.   

Our staff has a love for the outdoors, environmental issues, working on teams, and helping our clients solve their water resource related challenges. The ideal candidate will possess a positive pro-active attitude, the ability to work closely with, be mentored by, and effectively communicate with other technical staff, have a strong desire to develop technical abilities, professionally interact with subcontractors, clients, and contractors, appropriately perform, document, and discuss various types of field activities, apply engineering principles, take pride and have a sense of ownership of their work, and perform travel to various job sites (as needed, primarily during normal business hours). This is a diverse, dynamic, progressive, and truly exciting job opportunity for the qualified candidate.

The level of experience can vary, but the person must be willing to live our firm’s basic core values of 1) integrity, 2) creativity, 3) endeavoring to be the best, 4) fostering human potential, and 5) a positive working atmosphere.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Environmental, Bioenvironmental, or other related BS/BE degree;
  • 0-5 years of applicable progressive work experience;
  • Preference will be for candidates who possess a current Engineering-in-Training (EIT) certificate;
  • Evidence of successful responsibility both in terms of increasing project complexity and project role;
  • Ability to independently solve engineering problems, concerns, or conflicts and take-on a project ownership role; 
  • Basic to moderate experience preparing project design plans, technical specifications, engineer’s estimates, and complete critical-path project schedules;
  • Strong technical writing and oral communication skills; 
  • Organized; 
  • Possess willingness to learn, be mentored, and develop professionally; 
  • Work both independently and as a key component of our team; 
  • AutoCAD experience preferred;
  • Willingness to perform various field work as needed to collect data, provide construction observation services, and assist in implementation of projects for our field services practice area; 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

To apply for this position, please send resumes to hire@princetonhydro.com

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Drafting and CADD Professionals    

Princeton Hydro, LLC seeks a qualified Drafting and CADD Professionals for our New Jersey office locations.

Candidates should have at least 5 continuous years of technical drafting experience for the preparation of engineering plans and details, working with CADD systems of standardization, and US Army Corps of Engineers and NJDOT CADD standards.  Candidates should, at a minimum, possess an Associate Degree in technical drawing, and have a basic understanding of engineering standards and theory.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Associate degree in technical drafting, engineering technology or similar education
  • 5+ years continuous experience in drafting
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to produce high-quality engineering plans and specifications
  • Expert in AutoCAD and Microstation (expertise in both is a must)
  • Ability to travel for periods of a few days between offices as needed for projects
  • Must enjoy working in team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in team settings and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
  • Have a passion for and devotion to the profession 

Princeton Hydro, LLC is an award-winning water resources consulting firm that specializes in all areas of water and wetland resource management and geotechnical engineering.  Since 1998, Princeton Hydro, LLC has provided unparalleled consulting services in the assessment, restoration, and management of our important natural resources. The expertise of our highly-experienced staff is reflected in our ability to deliver innovative, comprehensive ecosystem-based solutions.  Princeton Hydro has offices in NJ, PA, CT, and MD. The company provides ecological, environmental, and engineering services in the private, commercial and government sectors within the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. 

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter, resume and a few drawing examples to hire@princetonhydro.com.


PROJECT MANAGER - WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING   

Princeton Hydro, LLC is looking for immediate hire, an enthusiastic and diversely experienced Water Resources Engineer who is highly-qualified in the design of natural systems and available to work in the Company's Annapolis, MD office. 

The successful candidate will be passionate, energetic and possess experience in the areas of project/program management, engineering design with an emphasis on stream and wetland restoration, regulatory compliance and permitting for restoration projects, fluvial geomorphology, and construction estimating.

This position requires interaction with engineers, scientists, ecologists, regulators, contractors and clients, focusing primarily on the analysis, modeling, design, permitting and construction oversight for a variety of water resource projects. This is an exciting and highly rewarding career opportunity.

Qualified candidates must be willing to live our firm’s basic core values of 1) integrity, 2) creativity, 3) endeavoring to be the best, 4) fostering human potential, and 5) a positive working atmosphere.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Environmental or Bioenvironmental Engineering from ABET accredited university
  • Engineering-in-Training or Fundamentals-of-Engineering certification
  • Ability to manage specific projects/tasks at the direction of Princeton Hydro’s various Practice Area Leads; these projects and tasks will be closely coordinated between offices to ensure successful completion of the various deliverables
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively with our strategic business partners in the region to generate new business
  • Experience with and the ability to work on proposals, concept plans and general cost estimates for planned future work
  • Capability to oversee junior staff in the Maryland regional office, including QA/QC of work products and day-to-day schedule management/timesheet review
  • At least 5 years of design experience in ecosystem restoration with emphasis on identifying, planning, designing and permitting wetland and stream restoration projects
  • Green infrastructure and/or stormwater management design and implementation experience
  • Knowledge of state, federal and regional regulatory compliance related to aquatic ecosystem restoration, Forest Conservation, mitigation and/or TMDL/MS4 compliance (Maryland experience preferred)
  • Strong organizational, research and technical writing skills are required
  • Ability to work in challenging outdoor settings is mandatory
  • Must be able to work in team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • Ability to work in team settings and communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
  • A passion for and devotion to the profession   
DESIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • AutoCAD, including Civil 3D
  • MicroStation
  • H&H computer models, including HydroCAD, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS
  • Experience in Total Station and/or GPS surveying
To apply for this position, please send resumes to hire@princetonhydro.com

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Senior PROJECT MANAGER - WATER RESOURCES ENGINEERING    

Princeton Hydro, LLC is looking for immediate hire, an enthusiastic and diversely experienced Water Resources Engineer who is highly-qualified in the design of natural systems and available to work in the Company's Ringoes, NJ office.

The successful candidate will be passionate, energetic and possess high-level experience in the areas of project/program management, engineering design with an emphasis on stream and wetland restoration, regulatory compliance and permitting for restoration projects, fluvial geomorphology, and construction estimating.

This position requires regular interaction with engineers, scientists, ecologists, regulators, contractors and clients, focusing primarily on the analysis, modeling, design, permitting and construction oversight for a variety of water resource projects. This is an exciting and highly rewarding career opportunity.

Qualified candidates must be willing to live our firm’s basic core values of 1) integrity, 2) creativity, 3) endeavoring to be the best, 4) fostering human potential, and 5) a positive working atmosphere.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil, Environmental, or Bioenvironmental Engineering from ABET accredited university
  • Licensed to practice professional engineering in NJ or the ability to obtain reciprocity licensing in a reasonable timeframe
  • Ability to manage specific projects/tasks at the direction of Princeton Hydro’s Director of Engineering Services in the practice area of dams, urban streams, wetlands and wastewater
  • Ability to develop proposals and grant applications for existing and potential clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region – business development focus will be primarily on new client leads and some client maintenance
  • Ability to multi-task and work on projects requiring close coordination between offices to ensure successful completion of the various deliverables
  • Ability to work on proposals, concept plans, and general cost estimates for planned future work
  • Ability to oversee engineering project managers and junior engineering staff in the Ringoes office, including QA/QC of work products and day-to-day schedule management/timesheet review
  • Day-to-day schedule management for all projects and tasks assigned
  • 5 to 10 years of design experience in ecosystem restoration with emphasis on identifying, planning, designing and permitting wetland and stream restoration projects
  • Green infrastructure and/or stormwater management design and implementation experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of state, federal and regional regulatory compliance related to aquatic ecosystem restoration throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region is a plus
  • Strong organizational, research and technical writing skills are required
  • Ability to work in team settings as well as independently with minimal supervision and direction
  • A passion for and devotion to the profession
DESIRED EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • AutoCAD, including Civil 3D
  • MicroStation
  • H&H computer models, including HydroCAD, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS
  • Experience in Total Station and/or GPS surveying
  • Ability to provide expert testimony at Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustment/Hearing Boards, as well as for litigation efforts
To apply for this position, please send resumes to hire@princetonhydro.com
WATER RESOURCES INTERN 

Are you a problem solver who is passionate about stormwater and green infrastructure, river restoration, hydrologic modeling, wetland design, dam removals and restoration, or other types of water resource infrastructure projects? Consider an internship in Princeton Hydro’s Water Resources Engineering department working with our team of experts to review, design, and implement innovative projects across the Northeast. Candidate must be a team player enrolled in an accredited program pursuing a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or a Master degree in a related field. Knowledge of GIS, AutoCAD, water quality modeling, floodplain delineation, stormwater management, NEPA, and regulatory issues is helpful.

This position would be for 20 or more hours per week, located in possibly in any one of our offices; and receive an hourly wage commiserate with experience. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to intern@princetonhydro.com. Your cover letter should state the dates of availability and duration desired.

gEOTECHNICAL INTERN 

Are you a forward-thinker who enjoys field work and is zealous about soil and rock mechanics? Consider an internship with Princeton Hydro’s Geotechnical Engineering discipline working with our licensed P.E. Project Managers to design and perform comprehensive, cost-effective evaluations for a diversity of clients in the northeastern region. Interns can also gain knowledge of numerous soil properties utilized for design in our "in-house" AASHTO and USACE accredited soils testing facility. Additional opportunities exist assisting with geoscience related multidisciplinary projects (e.g., levees, dams, shoreline protection, etc.) of which Princeton Hydro is the prime design consultant. Candidate must be a team player enrolled in an ABET accredited engineering program pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Civil, Structural, Construction Management or Environmental Engineering. Knowledge of GIS, AutoCAD, MicroStation, construction oversight, materials testing, soils testing, northeastern U.S. geology and geography, NEPA, and regulatory issues is preferred.

Both part-time and full-time paid internships are available at our Sicklerville, NJ office (20 mins east of Philadelphia). To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to intern@princetonhydro.com. Your cover letter should indicate the dates of availability and duration desired.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE INTERN 

Are you an energetic team player who is enthusiastic about wetlands and watersheds? Consider an internship in Princeton Hydro’s Natural Resource Management department working with our expert ecologists and biologists to inventory, research, and review environmental impact assessments, ecological risk assessments, and regulatory compliance for ecosystem restorations and enhancements. Candidate must be a team player pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Environmental Science, Soil Science, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, Natural Resources, Ornithology or a related field.  Knowledge of EIS, EA, risk assessments, permitting, T&E species surveys, northeastern U.S. flora and fauna, wetland ecology, GIS, AutoCAD, and MicroStation is highly recommended.

This position would be for 20 or more hours per week, located in our Ringoes, NJ office and receive an hourly wage commiserate with experience. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to intern@princetonhydro.com. Your cover letter should state the dates of availability and duration desired. 

cOMMUNICATIONS INTERN 

Are you a talented storyteller who is passionate about ecosystem restoration, green infrastructure, and climate change solutions? Consider an internship in Princeton Hydro’s Marketing Department. The ideal candidate would thrive at promoting Princeton Hydro’s successes and services through blog posts, proposals, marketing materials and social media channels. Attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks is a must. Candidate must be a team player pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree in Communications, Marketing, Environmental Studies, Environmental Management, or a related field. Knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Tweetdeck, Constant Contact, Wordpress, HTML, Microsoft Office Suite, and graphic design is highly recommended.

This position would be for 20 or more hours per week, located in our Sicklerville, NJ office and receive an hourly wage commiserate with experience. To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to intern@princetonhydro.com. Your cover letter should state the dates of availability and duration desired.

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