Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality


Senior Coastal Engineer
Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

ESS blends engineering with science to develop innovative and practical solutions that benefit our clients and the environment. Our engineers work closely with ESS scientists to design projects adapted to site conditions, resilient to potential hazards and protective of natural resources.

The Mission

Our Mission is to grow ESS’s existing coastal engineering and resilience service lines to increase the benefits we provide to the environment and our clients. Are you an experienced coastal engineer looking to take the next step in your career? This opportunity may be for you.

The Position

We are seeking a well-rounded professional engineer (PE) with expertise in the design of coastal infrastructure and natural resource restoration projects, and experience with modeling and other resiliency assessments to address waves, flooding and other dynamic coastal conditions. The successful candidate will also demonstrate leadership capabilities and the potential to advance into a management position that helps set operational and strategic directions of ESS.

Skills Needed to Achieve the Mission

To achieve the mission, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate their abilities and experience with the following.

  • Coastal engineering, project design, and permitting based on 10+ years’ experience.
  • Development of adaptive features for coastal resilience and natural resource restoration projects.
  • Coastal wave and flood hazard analysis.
  • Collaboration with regulatory professionals to incorporate environmental protection constraints into a successful project design.
  • Conceptual design and engineering plan development with AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Effective, concise communication with clients, regulators, the public, internal teams, and subconsultants.
  • Management of project budgets and schedules of various sizes and involving multiple disciplines.
  • Business Development for engineering consulting services based on 5+ years’ experience and a proven track record of securing new business and developing client relationships.
  • Leveraging a base of personal clients to secure short-term and long-term project bookings.
  • Preparing winning proposals for both private and public sector clients.
  • Mentoring and guiding younger engineering professionals.

Required Education and Professional Skills:

  • BS degree required; MS degree with concentration in coastal, marine, or ocean engineering/science a plus.
  • MA PE License required; PE in RI or other states a plus.
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) or Massachusetts Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) certification preferred.

Other Details:

  • The position will be based in our Waltham, MA office and will work collaboratively with our East Providence, RI based professionals.
  • Full Time salaried.
  • Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications (salary plus bonus potential)

Personal energy and intensity, and the ability to energize others will be essential to achieve the mission. Are you ready to help ESS grow our coastal infrastructure engineering, resilience, and restoration service lines through new bookings and project successes? If so, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Do you know someone who may be interested? Please let them know about the Mission and the Position and have them contact us.

ESS offers competitive salaries in a dynamic work environment with a comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, and Vision plans; Life and Disability Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care; 401K Plan; Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays; and a Profit Sharing Program. For more information about ESS Group, Inc., visit www.essgroup.com. Only applicants eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship or restrictions will be considered.

ESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Please e-mail your resume and a letter of interest to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “Senior Coastal Engineer” in the subject line.