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Engineer III (2 positions) | Open Until Filled

Engineer III (Grade 25)
Montgomery County Government
Department of Environmental Protection
2425 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

Salary Range: $73,173 to $117,424


The mission of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is to enhance the quality of life in our community by protecting and improving Montgomery County’s air, water, and land in a sustainable, innovative, inclusive, and industry-leading way while fostering smart growth, a thriving more sustainable economy and healthy communities. DEP is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and values diverse perspectives, lived experiences, and cultures. DEP encourages BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), immigrants, women, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

DEP is the lead agency in Montgomery County dedicated to improving stream health and water quality, and this position will support the implementation of the County’s Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit Program (MS4 permit) as it relates to the stormwater facility and stream restoration Capital Improvements Projects program. We are seeking an experienced Engineer III who will be responsible for the engineering and construction review and quality control of individual project designs, work order development and review of cost proposals. The position is also responsible for construction quality control and coordination with contract management and inspection staff. The individual will also support other programs within the Watershed Restoration Division including, watershed planning, stormwater facility maintenance planning and stream restoration maintenance.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and implement engineering and construction task orders for construction of stream restoration, stormwater management facility projects or repair and reconstruction of stormwater facilities, ensuring compliance with the task order scope of service and project schedule.
  • Develop engineering and construction task orders for construction in coordination with staff in the Stormwater BMP Inspection and Maintenance Section, who develop and oversee the program for inspection, monitoring, and routine maintenance of stream restoration projects that were constructed to provide water quality improvements and impervious treatment.
  • Coordinate public meetings with Watershed Planning staff, and make presentations to the residents, homeowners’ associations, property managers, etc. about capital improvement projects.
  • Provide engineering technical assistance to support compliance with the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System Permit Program (MS4 Permit).
  • Monitor and manage project, task order, and other expenses to keep in alignment with approved budget and project requirements.
  • Serve as Dam Operator for high or significant hazard dams as part of the Dam Emergency Response during major storm events.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Professional Engineering License or Registered Landscape Architecture License in the State of Maryland is preferred.

This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a County assigned vehicle to attend meetings, visit sites for existing conditions review, field investigations and conduct surveys, and/or observe or inspect construction sites, as well as attend meetings with homeowners and communities and perform other work at locations throughout Montgomery County not readily accessible by public transit. This position also will serve as an Emergency Action Plan participant which will require the ability to drive to high or significant hazard dams in the county.

The work involves physical effort such as occasional standing for long periods and/or walking over rough and uneven constructions sites, and occasional stooping, bending, reaching, and climbing at construction sites.

Occasional evening and/or weekend work outside of normal business hours may be required.

To ensure a positive workplace and to comply with federal, state and County laws, the incumbent is responsible for completing mandatory trainings within the first three to six months or within the specified timeframe.

For information about Montgomery County Government’s comprehensive benefits package, please visit the MCG Total Rewards webpage and check out our competitive benefits!


  • Experience: Three (3) years of experience in design, construction, and contract management of stormwater management, LID, and stream restoration projects.
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Civil, or Water Resources Engineering or related field. Registration as a Professional Engineer may substitute for the degree.
  • Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted, provided such combination includes at least sixty (60) accredited semester hours (or an equivalent amount of accredited professional training) in engineering or related courses appropriate to the assigned position.
  • License: Possession and maintenance at all times of a valid Class “C” (or equivalent) driver’s license from the applicant’s state of residence.
  • Medical Exam Protocol: Limited Core Exam

Montgomery County Government offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

How to Apply

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Read the full job description under the “General Professional” Job Category. Interested candidates must create an online account in order to apply.

The requisition number is IRC58978.

This Recruitment is Open Until Filled.

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Resume Preparation Tips listed under the “Career Resources” tab on the Office of Human Resource’s WORK4MCG webpage.