Engineer I – Water Resource Design – Houston, TX 77024

Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a professional consulting firm serving clients across the Southwest and Southeast United States. With sustainability in mind, Freese and Nichols plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects. It is the first engineering/architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. For more information about Freese and Nichols, visit

Primary Responsibilities:

Freese and Nichols’ Houston office is currently searching for an EIT with 0-2 years of experience to work with our Water Resource Design group. You will make the transition from learning to applying basic engineering principles, while contributing to project assignments. Become familiar with the engineering staff, methods, practices, and procedures of the firm.

The Water Resource Design Group generally provides professional consulting engineering services to a broad spectrum of public clients including: River Authorities, Water Districts, Flood Control and Drainage Districts, Counties and Municipalities. The types of projects typically performed consist of heavy civil infrastructure projects such as dams, levees, flood control channel stabilization.

The preferred candidate is one whom is inspired by earth sciences, large scale hydraulics, geotechnical, fluvial geomorphology, or structural engineering. The group’s ratio of studies to design is about 25%. Moderate to advanced communication skills (written and verbal) is considered a plus.

Primary Duties:

  • Perform specific and limited portions of broader assignments.
  • Apply generally accepted engineering and earth science standard practices and techniques in specific situations.
  • Collect, adjust, and correlate data and recognize discrepancies in results.
  • Become familiar with accepted criteria and methods.
  • Perform project assignments within the scope of work and guidelines defined by the Project Engineer and within the time and schedule allocations agreed upon by the Group Manager.
  • Perform site visits generally consisting, but not limited to day trips. Some overnight trips are likely.
  • Work under the direct supervision of a Texas Licensed Professional Engineer.

Required Qualifications:

  • Education (Minimum) – Bachelor’s degree in applicable engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Certification – None, must pass Fundamental of Engineering (FE) Exam within first year.
  • Professional Activities: Participate as member of professional and technical societies as agreed upon and approved by Group Manager.

Freese and Nichols is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.


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