Summit Design and Engineering Services
  • Raleigh, NC, USA
  • Full Time

Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability insurance, HSA, medical and dependent care FSAs, 401(k), student loan assistance, paid volunteer/community service leave and tuition reimbursement.

Hydraulic Designer

Summit Design and Engineering is seeking a qualified individual to assist in hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design. The position will work within our Civil Engineering Design Department in our Raleigh office. Projects will primarily involve hydrologic and hydraulic engineering for roadway/highway, municipal street, and pedestrian (greenways, multi-use trails) projects.


  • Assist with hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design.
  • Perform design calculations and organize technical reports.
  • Prepare construction drawings.
  • Work on multiple project tasks prioritizing responsibilities.
  • Actively assist in the Quality Control.
  • Participate in pre-construction field work.
  • Interface with clients as required including periodically updating project status.

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
  • EI Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software and design principles.
  • Proficiency in Microstation, Open Roads Designer, Civil3D or other CAD software.
  • Strong engineering analysis skills and judgment, proactive attitude, and excellent communication (written and verbal).
  • Knowledge of basic hydraulic design requirements and principles.
  • Ability to have effective, constructive, and cooperative working relationships with Summit employees, clients, and reviewers.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • 1 - 3 years of progressive hydrologic analysis and hydraulic design experience.
  • Experience in drainage and erosion control design.
  • Microstation experience
  • Knowledge of and experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling with step backwater programs (HEC-RAS).
  • DOT (any state) design experience.

Company Overview

Summit Design and Engineering Services is a multi-disciplined design and engineering firm. Established in 1997 and operating as Summit since 2004, we are structured to adapt quickly and offer clients the most current technology, innovative design solutions and comprehensive project management for turn-key delivery. We are passionate about what we do and always pursue excellence for our clients. We are headquartered in Hillsborough, North Carolina and have other offices throughout North Carolina as well as Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Colorado.

Why Work for Summit?

At Summit, we encourage and support each other in our endeavors. We welcome different perspectives and ensure everyone's voice is heard. We act with integrity and transparency, lead with purpose, and embrace diversity. We promote individual growth and share success with our team and partners. We strive to be integral to the success of the communities we build and invest in community and company events that help our employees and their families feel connected.

We are devoted to developing Summit team members to be the best in the industry because we are passionate about our pursuit of excellence. We offer flexibility and encourage people to have a strong work life balance. We value hard work, having fun, and enjoy spending time together.

We seek individuals that want to help us build a more diverse and inclusive engineering and design community. If you want take your career to the next level, please apply.

Summit Design and Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action. E-verify.

A background check, including a criminal and driving record check, will be performed. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify a candidate. Many factors will be considered when a conviction is present.

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