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Civil Project Manager - Fish Hatcheries (Water Resources)

McMillen Jacobs Associates Seattle, WA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

McMillen Jacobs Associates has earned a reputation for outstanding Design/Build work with our customers around the world. The Civil Project Manager - Fish Hatcheries will work with our team of civil, mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and structural engineers on a variety of water resource and fisheries related projects. Experience with the design of upstream and downstream fish collection facilities, fish passage, fish screening, acclimation facilities, pump stations, and aquaculture water treatment is preferred. Project Managers are responsible for safely delivering projects within scope, budget, and schedule while maintaining professional and proactive communications with clients and other stakeholders. Ideal candidates will have 12-15 years of aquaculture engineering or hatchery design experience.


  • Perform civil engineering design with a focus on fisheries related infrastructure applications, including hatcheries, upstream and downstream fish passage, stream restoration, fish collection facilities and other water resource facilities.
  • Perform site investigations and/or inspections and provide detailed assessment reports of conditions.
  • Develop project plans, specifications, and construction documents.
  • Perform and/or supervise cost estimating on schematic, preliminary, and final design phases.
  • Support development of permit documents to meet federal, state and local permitting requirements.
  • Coordinate upland and bathymetric surveying and geotechnical investigations.
  • Develop design calculations, technical reports, design drawings, and technical specifications.
  • Coordinate with the design team, clients, subconsultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide construction engineering support and management.
  • Develop engineering fee proposals, track project budgets, and conduct monthly invoice review.
  • Support and provide guidance to CAD technicians as part of design drawing development.


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited University; Master's degree preferred.
  • 12+ years of experience in civil and/or hydraulic engineering, with demonstrated experience in aquaculture techniques (intensive, extensive, PRAS/RAS), hatchery operations and project management; fish health experience including appropriate treatment strategies is .
  • PE Required; NCEES registration preferred.
  • Considerable knowledge of hatchery facility construction and maintenance requirements and techniques.
  • Extensive experience with design, layout, and specifications related to aquaculture projects.
  • Considerable knowledge developing bio-programs, water and space requirements, and hatchery bio-security.
  • Demonstrated experience with cold water, cool water, warm water and recirculating aquaculture.
  • Understanding and experience with water resource infrastructure including fishery related projects, water conveyance, storm water networks, civil grading, water treatment, wastewater treatment and pump stations.
  • Experience developing individual or system-wide hatchery plans.
  • Some knowledge and demonstrated experience with invasive species and methods for excluding or minimizing aquatic invasive species impacts (i.e., Zebra Mussels, Asian carp).
  • Experience with Tribal, State and Federal fish and wildlife program managers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to create reports and prepare detailed calculation packages.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze complex data, calculate mathematical problems, produce technical reports and communicate technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of codes and standards related to civil design and fish passage.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Salary Based on Experience.
  • Full Benefits Program consisting of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, FSA, EAP, 401(k), ESOP program, stock program, and generous PTO.

Company Bio:

McMillen Jacobs Associates is a full-service environmental, engineering, and construction firm in the water resources, hydropower, fisheries, transportation, heavy civil underground, and mining markets. We are able to contribute to a project at the planning stage, navigate the regulatory requirements, develop a design, and self-perform construction, start-up, and commissioning.

Currently serving clients with over 500 staff members from 21 offices located in four countries, our superior technical skills include: geotechnical, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering; tunnel and underground project engineering; hydraulics and hydrology. We also have leading professionals in design and construction-related services for underground tunnels and stations, large-diameter wastewater and water tunnels and pipelines, heavy rail, light rail; fisheries; hydropower; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licensing and regulatory assistance; dam safety; spillway, intake, and water conveyance design and rehabilitation; as well as claims and dispute resolution.

EEO: McMillen Jacobs Associates is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and will make all employment related decisions without race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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