Intermediate Coastal Engineer

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Baird & Associates

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Intermediate Coastal Engineer


Madison, WI 

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Job Description:

W.F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd. (Baird) provides professional engineering and technical services related to the design of coastal structures and facilities that interact with the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. Baird is recognized for the successful completion of innovative and practical projects throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

We provide a stimulating work environment, with opportunities for domestic and international travel, professional development, and ownership potential within the company. Baird is a 100-person engineering firm specializing in coastal, marine, and riverine engineering with offices in the U.S., Canada, Barbados, Chile, and Australia.  We are one of the only firms in the world dedicated exclusively to marine and coastal projects, and we encourage you to visit our website ( to gain additional insight into our company, capabilities, and experience.

W.F. Baird & Associates is seeking a motivated, dynamic, and personable Intermediate Coastal/Marine Engineer to complement and expand our existing team strengths in coastal and marine structures, navigation engineering & risk analysis, offshore wind, coastal protection and restoration, and port engineering.

Job Responsibilities:

- Perform a variety of assignments that require the application of moderate-to-advanced design engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria with limited guidance from senior engineers.
- Support planning, research, design, engineering, and preparation of plans and specifications.
- Lead the collection and analysis of data.
- Development of project manuals including plans and specifications.
- Assists in project management including client interaction, project budget and schedule control, and coordination of quality control procedures.
- Support the administration and on-site observation of marine construction projects.
- Participate in proposal preparation and interviews, attract new clients, and retain clients as necessary.
- Work across our different offices and time zones.

Minimum Qualifications:

- B.S. in Civil, Ocean, or Coastal Engineering or a closely related engineering category from an accredited University or College (M.S. preferred).
- Professional Credentials: either a Professional Engineering License or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
- Minimum of 5 years of coastal or marine engineering experience, in a consulting or contractor role.
- Demonstrated experience in project design or construction experience involving coastal and marine structures, ecosystem restoration or navigation & dredging.
- Flexible work style, with the ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment, meet challenging deadlines and client needs.


Nice to have Qualifications:

- Working knowledge of codes and standards relative to coastal engineering.
- Ability to clearly document the basis of design including the documentation of design codes and standards, data analysis, assumptions, calculations, and conclusions.
- Construction experience related to waterfront and coastal projects.
- Some domestic and international travel will be required to undertake the job duties described above. Travel may be planned or on an immediate basis and the candidate will need to be flexible in meeting project deadlines.



- Analytical Thinking – Ability to use various analytical techniques to break complex problems into component parts.
- Team Work – Act to promote good working relationships, and make sure that the team draws on one another’s knowledge and diversity to strengthen their product.
- Organization – Ability to execute duties in a timely, efficient manner with no errors.
- Communication – Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills (English).
- Initiative – Ability to develop, implement, and anticipate problems and find creative solutions to address them.

W.F. Baird & Associates is employee owned. We offer competitive compensation and benefits. Please forward your cover letter and résumé in confidence to “Intermediate Coastal/Marine Engineer– Madison” in the subject line.

W.F. Baird & Associates is an equal-opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against based on such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where Baird operates.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.

Disclaimer: The above information in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.