White Sands Water Engineers was established in 2013 by a small group of water resource engineering experts with over 50 years of combined experience.  We provide consulting engineering services to our clients in the areas of water resources development, water rights, and water supply planning and management.  We are an equal opportunity employer.  Our office is located in Golden, Colorado.

Water Resources Senior Project Manager

White Sands Water Engineers, Inc. has an immediate opportunity for a senior level water resources and water rights engineer with experience managing and executing planning studies, raw water supply analyses, and water allocation modeling studies; and providing engineering and expert opinions to support water rights applications and defend water rights. Experience testifying in Colorado Water Court is a plus. The successful candidate will have an essential role in supporting business and client connections, mentoring, and developing junior staff.  

Job Description

  • Water rights applications for new conditional water rights, augmentation plans, and changes of use, including expert reports, settlement assistance, and expert testimony

  • Review of others’ water rights applications and engineering, preparation of expert opposition reports, and expert testimony

  • Water demand modeling, both municipal and agricultural

  • Applications of surface water allocation models and data housed with the Colorado Decision Support System

  • Water supply planning and/or management projects

  • Groundwater resources including quantification of non-tributary supplies and surface water interactions for alluvial supplies

Job Expectations

  • Manage multidisciplinary engineering projects.

  • Preparation and completion of comprehensive expert reports and presentations.

  • Provide expert testimony in Colorado Water Court.

  • Effectively cultivate and maintain client relationships.

  • Coach and mentor junior technical staff.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • B.S. and/or M.S. degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Hydrology, Geohydrology, or Watershed Science.

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Colorado water resources and water rights.

  • Professional registration in the State of Colorado or the ability to obtain within 1 year.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to conduct effective presentations and prepare written reports and documents.


Salary Range

The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $100,000 - $130,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon education, skills and experience.

Benefits and Other Compensation

White Sands Water Engineers provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer match, and performance-based bonus eligibility.

Water Resources Engineer/Hydrologist/Hydrogeologist

WSWE is currently seeking for a mid to senior-level water resource engineer, hydrologist, or hydrogeologist to join our team.  This opportunity is open to candidates with 5 or more years of experience in water resource engineering, hydrology and/or hydrogeology.  Candidates should have experience in Colorado water law and water rights, consumptive use analyses, hydrology and/or ground water engineering.  Must be professionally licensed or have the ability to/desire to obtain license.  Position will be determined based on candidate experience level and qualifications.

Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, water resource engineering, environmental engineering, watershed science, hydrology, hydrogeology or similar engineering field from an accredited school.  They should have the following skills or qualifications:​

  • Experience managing multiple water resources projects, including projects within Colorado.

  • Strong communication, spreadsheet, and writing skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with clients and staff.

Water Resources Engineer

WSWE is currently seeking an engineer with 0 to 5 years of experience in water resources planning and management, water rights engineering, hydrology, or related fields.  The successful candidate will work under a professional engineer and assist with water rights investigations, yield analyses, historical use analyses, water accounting development, augmentation plan development, and support for water rights litigation.

Candidates should have a BS or MS degree in Engineering or Hydrology, and have the following skills or qualifications: 

  • Sound analytical skills,

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills,

  • Experience using GIS, and

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word and Excel.

Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to