Regional Stormwater Lead | Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Posted on Jun 30, 2021

If you’re looking for a firm that encourages innovative thinking and challenges you every day, a career at Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Hanson) is right for you.  The belief in sustainability within our company’s practices creates a focus on client success and partnerships that are positively impacting our communities and our environment.  At the core of our water resources discipline is the desire to be good stewards of our waterways and the surrounding environment.  As engineering professionals, we plan, design, permit, and consult on the operation of water resources infrastructure across the U.S. and abroad.  Your work at Hanson will balance the societal benefits of the built environment with nature.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm of more than 400 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.  We are #2 in the medium employer category in the Best Places to Work in Illinois.

Hanson is actively seeking a Regional Stormwater Lead for our Midwest offices which include, Chicago (Lisle), Indianapolis, Peoria, Springfield, and St. Louis.  These offices serve DOTs, tollways, and local governments as well as rail, power, industry, and aviation clients.

Position Profile:  

This position will be responsible for developing and managing stormwater and water resources projects throughout the Midwest including northeastern Illinois.  Projects will include civil engineering projects, watershed studies, stormwater drainage systems, hydrologic modeling, stormwater management and water quality assessments, green infrastructure, permitting and plan production.  The ideal candidate has experience managing and mentoring staff, delivering successful projects and developing business.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities:

Performs analysis, design and review of stormwater management systems for roadway and site development projects; plan production, specifications, and bidding; culvert hydraulics, water quality protection features; best management practices (BMPs), preparation of technical reports, recruiting, managing and mentoring technical staff, preparing project capture plans and proposals, preparing scope and fee estimates, coordinating client relationship management (CRM) and business development activities for stormwater projects in the region


Technical Skills:

The ideal candidate will be experienced with the following software programs: StormCAD, HydroCAD, XP-SWMM, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, TR-55, HY8, AutoCAD, MicroStation, and ArcGIS.

Soft Skills:

The candidate must be able to work as a team member and independently, have the desire to learn new skills, be self-motivated, and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills


A bachelor's degree in civil or related engineering field is required. Advanced degrees, certification as a floodplain manager, or other water resources specialty certifications are desirable.

Experience with IDOT, INDOT, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, and Missouri DOT are desirable. 

Strong and demonstrated technical skills in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and stormwater engineering.

Minimum of 8 years of project experience

Illinois P.E. is required or ability to obtain within 6 months of starting.

Experience managing technical and administrative personnel is desirable.

Candidate must be willing to accept out-of-town travel assignments and to work overtime to meet project demands.

Candidate must be willing to participate in client interaction during and outside of normal working hours.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply.  To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.




Hanson offers a competitive compensation program and a comprehensive employee benefits package designed to meet your professional, personal and family needs. Highlights of our benefits include a 401(k) plan with matching contribution, an Employee Stock Ownership Trust plan and stock purchase program, comprehensive medical insurance, professional development, employee recognition, flexible scheduling and a wellness program.

A detailed summary of all of Hanson's employee benefits can be found here.


Midwest offices which include, Chicago (Lisle), Indianapolis, Peoria, Springfield, and St. Louis.
United States

How to apply

Apply by following the link below which can also be found on our website.

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