Civil/Water Resources Engineer-Entry Level

Philadelphia, PA posted on March 26

Duffield is looking for qualified Civil/Water Resources Engineer candidate to join our team in the Philadelphia, PA office.

Duffield Associates, Inc. is an award-winning engineering and science consulting firm specializing in civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering, construction consulting and testing services. Established in 1976, Duffield has grown to include a professional and technical staff of over 100 individuals. The firm’s headquarters is located in a historic barn and farmhouse in Pike Creek Valley outside of Wilmington, Delaware. We have regional offices in Georgetown and Dover, Delaware, Center City Philadelphia and Carlisle, Pennsylvania, West Deptford, New Jersey, and Bel Air, Maryland.

Duffield Associates is proud to offer a wide variety of benefits to our eligible employees. Each eligible employee receives a Benefit Contribution (enough to, potentially, cover 100% of a single employee's medical coverage) to spend as he/she pleases on plans such as:

  • 5 choices of medical plans
  • Several choices of dental and vision insurance
  • Ancillary benefits such as: Life Insurance, critical illness, accident insurance, Teledoc, Pet insurance, Legal assistance.

Additional benefits:

  • Company provided Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • 401k and Roth 401k with company match of 50% of employee contribution up to 6%.
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Minimum of 80 hours of vacation plus 40 hours of sick time.
  • Outreach activities such as blood drives, adopt-a-highway, American Heart Associations Awareness activities, etc.



Duffield seeks to hire an entry level (0-2 years of experience) civil/water resources engineer with a strong technical background, good communication skills, and commitment to environmentally sustainable engineering, to assist Project Managers with civil, water resources and green stormwater infrastructure design. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated critical thinker that is willing to work both collaboratively and independently. The candidate will perform technical engineering work associated with green stormwater infrastructure design, water resources engineering, and sustainable development/redevelopment projects. Responsibilities may include the following:

  • Preparation of stormwater management design plans in AutoCAD
  • Engineering calculations and H&H models
  • Erosion and sediment control design
  • Preparation of plans and reports for agency/municipal review
  • Completion of land development and environmental permit applications
  • Attendance at meetings with municipal officials, engineers, developers, and contractors


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or relevant discipline from an ABET accredited institution with emphasis and/or significant coursework in water resources.
  • 0-2 years of experience in water resources, civil-site, or land development engineering.
  • Understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic engineering principles
  • Experience with green stormwater infrastructure practices.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling software, and ArcGIS
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to sustainable engineering and design

Qualified candidates, please submit a resume and cover letter with your salary requirements.