FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Become A Senior Water Resources Engineer

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Senior Water Resources Engineer

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $94,437

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Water Resources Engineer Do

Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.

Duties

Natural sciences managers typically do the following:

  • Work with top executives to develop goals and strategies for researchers and developers
  • Budget resources for projects and programs by determining staffing, training, and equipment needs
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate scientists, technicians, and other staff members
  • Review staff members’ methodology and the accuracy of their research results
  • Ensure that laboratories are stocked with equipment and supplies
  • Monitor the progress of projects, review research performed, and draft operational reports
  • Provide technical assistance to scientists, technicians, and support staff
  • Establish and follow administrative procedures, policies, and standards
  • Communicate project proposals, research findings, and the status of projects to clients and top management

Natural sciences managers direct scientific research activities and direct and coordinate product development projects and production activities. The duties of natural sciences managers vary with the field of science (for example, biology or chemistry) or the industry they work in. Research projects may be aimed at improving manufacturing processes, advancing basic scientific knowledge, or developing new products.

Some natural sciences managers are former scientists and, after becoming managers, may continue to conduct their own research as well as oversee the work of others. These managers are sometimes called working managers and usually have smaller staffs, allowing them to do research in addition to carrying out their administrative duties.

Managers who are responsible for larger staffs may not have time to contribute to research and may spend all their time performing administrative duties.

Laboratory managers need to ensure that laboratories are fully supplied so that scientists can run their tests and experiments. Some specialize in the management of laboratory animals.

During all stages of a project, natural sciences managers coordinate the activities of their unit with those of other units or organizations. They work with higher levels of management; with financial, production, and marketing specialists; and with suppliers of equipment and materials.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Senior Water Resources Engineer

Natural sciences managers usually advance to management positions after years of employment as scientists. Natural sciences managers typically have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or a related field, such as engineering. Some managers may find it helpful to have an advanced management degree—for example, a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Education

Natural sciences managers typically begin their careers as scientists; therefore, most have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or a closely related field, such as engineering. Scientific and technical knowledge is essential for managers because they must be able to understand the work of their subordinates and provide technical assistance when needed. 

Natural sciences managers who are interested in acquiring postsecondary education in management should be able to find master’s degree or Ph.D. programs in a natural science that incorporate business management courses. A relatively new type of degree, called the Professional Science Master’s (PSM), blends advanced training in a particular science field with business skills, such as communications and program management, and policy. Those interested in acquiring general management skills may pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Public Administration (MPA). Some natural sciences managers will have studied psychology or some other management-related field to enter this occupation.

Sciences managers must continually upgrade their knowledge because of the rapid growth of scientific developments.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Natural sciences managers usually advance to management positions after years of employment as scientists. While employed as scientists, they typically are given more responsibility and independence in their work as they gain experience. Eventually, they may lead research teams and have control over the direction and content of projects before being promoted to an administrative position.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is not typically required to become a natural sciences manager, many relevant certifications are available. These certifications range from those related to specific scientific areas of study or practice, such as laboratory animal management, to general management topics, such as project management, and are useful to natural sciences managers regardless of the organization being managed.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to communicate clearly to a variety of audiences, such as scientists, policymakers, and the public. Both written and oral communication are important.

Critical-thinking skills. Natural sciences managers must carefully evaluate the work of others. They must determine if their staff’s methods and results are based on sound science.

Interpersonal skills. Natural sciences managers lead research teams and therefore need to work well with others in order to reach common goals. Managers routinely deal with conflict, which they must be able to turn into positive outcomes for their organization.

Leadership skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to organize, direct, and motivate others. They need to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their workers and create an environment in which the workers can succeed.

Problem-solving skills. Natural sciences managers use scientific observation and analysis to find solutions to complex technical questions.

Time-management skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to do multiple administrative, supervisory, and technical tasks while ensuring that projects remain on schedule.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Senior Water Resources Engineer?

Send To A Friend

Senior Water Resources Engineer Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Senior Water Resources Engineer Typical Career Paths

Do you work as a Senior Water Resources Engineer?

Senior Water Resources Engineer Demographics

Gender

Male

85.0%

Female

15.0%
Ethnicity

White

52.6%

Asian

24.2%

Hispanic or Latino

9.9%

Unknown

7.6%

Black or African American

5.6%
Show More

Senior Water Resources Engineer Education

Schools

Utah State University

16.7%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

11.1%

Villanova University

5.6%

San Francisco State University

5.6%

Regis University

5.6%

University of Wisconsin Extension

5.6%

Colorado State University

5.6%

Northwest University

5.6%

Oklahoma State University

5.6%

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

5.6%

University of New Hampshire

5.6%

Carnegie Mellon University

5.6%

University of Mississippi

5.6%

University of South Florida

5.6%

University of California - Berkeley

5.6%
Show More
Majors

Civil Engineering

50.0%

Environmental Science

10.0%

Engineering

10.0%

Soil Science

5.0%

Geology

5.0%

Engineering And Industrial Management

5.0%

Management

5.0%

Accounting

5.0%

Law

5.0%
Show More
Degrees

Masters

35.0%

Bachelors

25.0%

Doctorate

20.0%

Other

20.0%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

Real Senior Water Resources Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Water Resources Engineer Northwest Hydraulic Consultants Inc. Milton, MA Oct 01, 2011 $130,000 -
$150,000
Senior Water Resource Engineer Dewberry Consultants LLC Fairfax, VA May 31, 2014 $110,989
Senior Water Resources Engineer NMP Engineering Consultants, Inc. Huntingtown, MD May 29, 2015 $104,000
Senior Water Resources Engineer Ms Consultants, Inc. Columbus, OH Sep 05, 2016 $100,007
Senior Water Resources Engineer Riverside Technology, Inc. Fort Collins, CO Nov 16, 2015 $94,682 -
$113,000
Senior Water Resource Engineer Wood Rodgers, Inc. Sacramento, CA Jun 23, 2014 $93,915
Senior Water Resources Engineer Michael Baker Jr., Inc. Sacramento, CA Jul 10, 2009 $90,000
SR. Water Resources Engineer AIA Engineers, Ltd Houston, TX Aug 14, 2015 $87,568
Senior Water Resources Engineer NMP Engineering Consultants, Inc. Huntingtown, MD Jan 09, 2016 $82,410
Senior 1 Engineer-Water Resources AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. Chantilly, VA Feb 10, 2016 $77,397 -
$86,728
Senior 1 Engineer-Water Resources AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. Charlotte, NC Aug 12, 2015 $71,968
Senior Water Resources Engineer URS Corporation Herndon, VA Nov 30, 2009 $70,228
Senior 1 Engineer-Water Resources AMEC Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. Charlotte, NC Dec 18, 2015 $66,622 -
$81,107

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

Show More

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Senior Water Resources Engineer?

Have you worked as a Senior Water Resources Engineer? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Senior Water Resources Engineer.

How Would You Rate Working As a Senior Water Resources Engineer?

Are you working as a Senior Water Resources Engineer? Help us rate Senior Water Resources Engineer as a Career.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Senior Water Resources Engineers

  1. Massachusetts
  2. New Jersey
  3. Connecticut
  4. California
  5. Washington
  6. North Carolina
  7. Colorado
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Maryland
  10. Virginia
  • (120 jobs)
  • (76 jobs)
  • (35 jobs)
  • (444 jobs)
  • (88 jobs)
  • (89 jobs)
  • (83 jobs)
  • (108 jobs)
  • (62 jobs)
  • (113 jobs)

Top Senior Water Resources Engineer Employers

Jobs From Top Senior Water Resources Engineer Employers

Related to your recently viewed content