Alden’s hydraulic modeling group is seeking a senior hydraulic engineer for its Everett, WA office with a minimum of 10 years of experience in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and its application in water resources engineering including open channel flow, closed conduit flow, river mechanics, spillways, fish passage, pump stations and other civil hydraulic structures. The candidate must have strong leadership qualities and be comfortable working independently or as part of a team. The position will provide an opportunity to grow the hydraulic modeling practice in the Everett, WA office.
Day-to-day responsibilities for the position will include meeting/speaking with prospective clients to learn their needs and develop business opportunities; management and execution of modeling projects from start to finish (development of technical approaches and costing, model set up, grid generation, simulations, analysis of data, interpretation of results, hydraulic design); technical writing (proposals, memos, reports, presentations, conference papers); mentoring junior engineers; and attendance of industry conferences and trade shows.
Bachelor’s degree in Hydraulic, Civil, or Environmental Engineering
Professional Engineering license or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months
Proficiency using commercial software: FLOW-3D, STAR-CCM+, Fluent, Rhino, Tecplot, and CAD
Experience working as a consultant for both private and public sector clients in the field of civil hydraulic engineering
Fiscal and technical project management experience
A desire to network within the engineering community via technical publications, oral presentations, etc. to develop new business opportunities
Supervisory experience or an interest in mentoring junior engineers
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Alden Research Laboratory Inc.
Alden (Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.) is an internationally acclaimed leader in solving flow-related engineering and environmental problems. For 125 years, Alden has provided engineering, field, and laboratory technical assessments to address regulatory agency compliance and operational requirements. With laboratories in Massachusetts and Washington and office across the country, Alden provides engineering services, environmental services, physical and computational flow modeling, flow meter calibration, and field services. Founded in 1894, Alden is the oldest continuously operating hydraulic modeling and testing laboratory in North America.
Unusually large facilities (more than 125,000 square feet of enclosed space) and sophisticated data acquisition systems are available for each study. Approximately twenty buildings, located on thirty acres at our headquarters in Holden, Massachusetts are equipped with flow supplies and control systems for conducting hydraulic modeling, fish testing, air/gas flow modeling, and numerous other types of flow testing. In addition, Alden has a 10,000 square foot hydraulic modeling laboratory in Everett, Washington. Along with Alden’s laborator...y facilities on the east and west coasts, Alden offers hydraulic engineering and numerical modeling services to clients from offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Littleton, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon.
Alden maintains a wide variety of state-of-the-art numeric modeling programs and expertise, including several commercial CFD codes: ANSYS Fluent, FLOW-3D and STAR CCM+. Combining computational expertise with over a century's worth of experience in physical flow modeling gives Alden the unique ability to apply both in concert for cost-effective, practical solutions to our client’s flow problems.
We have extensive experience and conducted numerous evaluations and hydraulic model studies of fresh water intakes, flood control pumping stations, sewerage pumping plants, cooling water intakes, reactor containment sumps, pump storage intake structures, and other pump intakes, all of which have required observations of approach flow patterns, identification of vortices, and evaluation of swirling flow approaching pumps. Alden has also conducted considerable research in the area of vortex formation and suppressors, and scale effects on vortices in Froude models. Members of our staff have written chapters for various handbooks and manuals on pump intakes and swirling flow. Andy Johansson, Director of Hydraulic Modeling at Alden, currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Hydraulic Institute (HI) Intake Design Committee and actively participates on the HI Pump Piping Standards Committee.