Colliers Engineering & Design

Senior Dam Safety Engineer

Job Location(s) US-NY-Buffalo
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings


Bergmann, an affiliate of Colliers Engineering & Design, is currently seeking a senior dam safety engineer to join our Water group. We are looking for engineers with a broad range of experience level. More experienced candidates are encouraged to respond. 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.
  • Manage or 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.
  • Lead and Mentor junior staff to further develop their understanding of dam and levee inspection, design, construction, and analysis.
  • Prepare construction documents (plans and specifications).
  • Perform cost/quantity estimates and project scheduling.
  • Manage construction oversight/monitoring for dam and levee rehabilitation and removal projects.
  • Depending on specific training and skill set:
    • Manage, 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.
    • Manage, perform, and review hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for spillway capacity evaluations, dam break analyses, and developing Emergency Action Plans.
    • Manage, perform, and review structural calculations for water retaining structures (e.g., steel gates, concrete walls, etc.).
  • Lead or participate in FERC Part 12 Dam Inspections and Potential Failure Mode Analysis Sessions.
  • Develop work scopes, technical proposals, and manage the design aspects of projects.
  • Opportunity for project management or technical concentration.


  • BS Degree in Civil Engineering or related field of practice required
  • MS Degree in Civil Engineering preferred
  • PE license in the state where office is located, or ability to obtain
  • 4 or more years of experience in dam safety or related field
  • Ability to become licensed in other states where work is located
  • Keen interest and passion in dams, levees and water retaining structures
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Desire to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Project experience with the US Army Corps of Engineers or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be a plus.

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.


This dedication begins with supporting a work life balance through a generous compensation package that includes: company paid medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid pregnancy disability leave; short- and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; a company-matched 401(k)/Roth; paid time off that includes parental and military leave; employee referral and professional license bonuses and a straight time policy that compensates exempt employees for billable hours worked in excess of 40 billable hours within a work week.


We have also 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.


Apply today to learn how you can join our team of professionals, so we can help you Accelerate Your Success!


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