Colliers Engineering & Design

Entry-Level Dam Safety Engineer

Job Location(s) US-NJ-Montvale
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings


Bergmann, an affiliate of Colliers Engineering & Design, is currently seeking an Entry-Level Dam Safety Engineer to join our Water group in Montvale, NJ! Our Water Discipline is growing, and we have exciting projects to engage motivated engineers who enjoy working on a variety of projects on or near the water.  Our projects are unique designs and provide a diverse array of interesting work to keep our staff challenged and engaged. Our upcoming project portfolio includes jobs on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the country. Our dam and levee safety work backlog is strong and we are seeking engineers with an interest and expertise in all aspects of dam safety.

Join our Water team and build your career alongside the best our industry has to offer. Whether designing a new water control structure, upgrading a hydropower dam, or assessing the safety of a dam or levee, joining the Colliers Engineering & Design Team will accelerate YOUR success!


  • Develop project rehabilitation designs for dam, levees and other water retaining structures.
  • Conduct dam and levee safety inspections and surveys for condition evaluation or in support of design efforts – investigate variables, obtain measurements, photographs, videos, and take notes; write reports.
  • Research and develop design options and document findings for project engineer/manager.
  • Evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques and procedures, using own judgement to make adaptations and modifications to existing designs.
  • Assist Project Engineers and leaders as needed in the creation of proposals, client information, and designs.
  • Mentor under more senior staff to further develop understanding of dam and levee inspection, design, construction, and analysis.
  • Prepare construction documents (plans and specifications).
  • Perform/manage cost/quantity estimates and project scheduling.
  • Construction oversight/monitoring for dam and levee rehabilitation and removal projects.
  • Depending on specific training and skill set:
    • Perform and review engineering analyses including seepage and slope stability analyses of embankment dams and levees, toe drain and filter designs, and gravity dam stability analyses.
    • Perform and review hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for spillway capacity evaluations, dam break analyses, and developing Emergency Action Plans.
    • Perform and review structural calculations for water retaining structures (e.g., steel gates, concrete walls, etc.).


  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or related field of practice required
  • MS Degree in Civil Engineering preferred
  • EIT candidates preferred
  • Interest in dams, levees and water retaining structures
  • Desire to learn from other experts as well as from self-study
  • CAD skills are a plus
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to work collaboratively in a team environment

What We Offer

At Colliers Engineering & Design, our people are our most important resource. That’s why we are committed to providing all our employees with a safe, comfortable work environment, potential for career advancement, and the ability to impact society through their projects as well as Company sponsored activities.


Our interns are given opportunities to learn in a variety of settings. Multidisciplinary engineering, surveying, and architectural design projects provide interns an opportunity to see the work in real-life settings, working side by side with other professionals in their chosen field.  They are also able to participate in educational opportunities that build a variety of transferrable skills valuable in every career. Our Career Exploration Series provides interns with chances to network and learn from the professionals doing the work and growing our business. Interns also complete a series of reflections, problem solving activities, contests, drawings, and create end of summer presentations which help showcase their learning and experiences.  Additional networking and trainings specific to the students' areas of study are also made available to students throughout the Summer Internship program. 


Our internship program is designed to help grow our organization organically with talented individuals starting their careers all over the country. On average, we make full-time, permanent offers to students approaching graduation within a year more than 50% of the time. We want great talent to start their careers with Colliers Engineering & Design and its affiliates!  

We have created an internal culture that provides the resources and technology needed to encourage personal and professional growth opportunities through reimbursement for education; a free in-house resource for hundreds of educational and self-enrichment courses; mentorship program; wellness program; Women’s Organization and ongoing philanthropic opportunities. We make as many of these opportunities available to our interns, as well as our regular employees as possible. 


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