Kleinschmidt Group
  • 14-Jun-2022 to 14-Aug-2022 (EST)
  • Engineering - Analysis & Design
  • USA
  • Full Time

Kleinschmidt has a full-time opening for a Senior Fisheries Engineer to lead fish passage projects and manage people, projects, and client relationships. Our flexibility and core value of relationships allows us to offer employees the opportunity to work in an office, or remotely, based on their personal needs. We understand the concerns with COVID-19 and have policies in place to help keep our employees safe.

Who You Are

A licensed Professional Engineer with a BSCE or MS with a minimum of 10 years' experience in fisheries or a closely related field. Experience on fisheries projects is preferred, but candidates with a structural, civil, or hydraulic background who are interested in focusing on the fish passage and fish hatchery design fields would be considered.

If you are interested in using your engineering background to work on important projects that make a real difference, then this may be the job for you. An ideal candidate would enjoy the challenge of combining sound engineering fundamentals with creative thinking to solve unique problems. If you enjoy continuing to learn new things every day and are up for the challenge of one-of-a-kind projects without cookie cutter solutions, we would love to hear from you and explore how you could help our team continue to be a leader in the fisheries engineering field.

Knowledgeable: Knowledge of standards and codes applicable to fisheries engineering and related disciplines is required. The candidate should have experience working with clients, agencies, and contractors during planning and construction of projects. Familiarity with regulatory and permitting processes for fisheries engineering projects is a plus.

Project Manager: Experience with project management, business development, and client management including management of multiple projects concurrently is desirable. The successful candidate will have experience managing a project team that includes junior and senior-level staff, drafters and project coordinators. Experience with managing multi-discipline projects is a plus.

Relationship-Focused: Passion for mentoring junior-level staff and being part of a cohesive team. Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team while applying engineering skills from analysis and design through to construction.

Additional Requirements

  • Must possess permanent authorization to work in the United States and able to acquire authorization to work in Canada
  • Must be willing to travel and possess a valid driver's license

About the Position

Typical duties of this position include leading multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and scientists in delivery of fish passage projects and assisting in business development and client management activities. Tasks include performing and/or managing structural, civil, and hydraulic design tasks in support of fisheries engineering projects. The successful candidate will join a team of technical professionals working on fisheries, hydropower, renewable energy, and ecological restoration projects in the U.S. and Canada. The successful candidate will be supported and mentored by our senior engineering advisors and principal engineers in the fields of fish passage, fish hatcheries, and related facilities design while incorporating the skills of structural, civil, hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical engineering.

Who We Are

Kleinschmidt is one of the few employee-owned consulting firms in North America specializing in hydropower and we have been doing it for more than 50 years. We focus on developing engineering, regulatory, and environmental solutions that benefit our clients by lowering costs, shortening schedules, and improving regulatory relationships.

Our people are passionate, engaged, and enjoy learning from one another while working on unique and creative projects. Technical excellence is at the heart of our continued success, and we strongly encourage learning and continuous improvement to create professional growth and new opportunities for our employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus Program - Annual and quarterly
  • Comprehensive medical/dental/vision package
  • 401(k) with 4% match employer match and 100% immediate vesting
  • 10 Floating Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Ownership

Kleinschmidt is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. It is our company policy and culture to provide equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, disability status, national origin, veteran status, and all other dimensions of diversity.

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