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Higher Job Growth

Over 10-Year Period


Larger Retirement

Great Place to Work


Denver, CO


Full Time


Mid Level

RESPEC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, which includes equal pay for men and women. All information or testing, family and medical leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic is protected by law. Our Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are available upon request to any applicant during normal business hours. Pre-employment background check and drug screens are required for all positions.

Water Rights Engineer

Denver, CO - W-Water & Environment

Job Description: RESPEC, a nationally recognized engineering consulting company is seeking a talented and energetic Water Rights engineer specializing in water rights analysis and studies in the Denver, Colorado office.  This position is a hands-on position in a successful and continually growing company.  

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Bachelor or Master of Science degree in civil or water resource engineering and 5 to 12 years of consulting engineering experience.  The candidate must have proven interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.  An extensive background in water rights engineering is needed.

Additional desired qualifications include:

  • Professional Engineer
  • Water Rights Analysis
  • Consumptive Use and Augmentation Plans
  • Expert Testimony: Water Court
  • Water Rights Acquisitions
  • Substitute Water Supply Plans
  • Reuse Plans
  • Water Demands Analysis
  • Groundwater & Surface Water
  • Conjunctive Use Studies

Compensation: Typical salary range for this position is $75,000 to $110,000. Compensation for the role will depend on several factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. Compensation includes a comprehensive fringe-benefits package that consists of medical, vision, dental, holidays, paid leave, 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), continuing education, and professional societies. RESPEC is a 100% employee-owned company and employees are eligible for participation in the ESOP after a qualifying period.

Interviews: Interviews will be by appointment only.