Location: Birmingham, AL/Alexandria, VA
Title: Water Resources Program Director
Schedule (FT/PT): FT
Travel Required: As Needed
Clearance: Ability to Obtain

At LBYD Federal, “Large Firm Expertise, Small Firm Responsive”, is our motto we live by and practice each day. With the capability to produce high quality designs in a fun, supportive and exciting atmosphere, we recognize our employees are our greatest asset. We offer an exciting variety of opportunities for employees to develop and grow their careers, working alongside diverse and supportive team members to achieve success. We maintain our responsiveness to clients and partners by allowing our employees the autonomy to achieve success.

Along with a competitive benefits package and 401(k) matching, we strive to maintain a 98% employee retention rate, by providing our employees endless growth opportunities. Unique opportunities such as a formalized mentorship program, professional development through North Wind University, a wellness program, celebrating our employees time with us through our employee service awards program, and many others meant to enhance the employee experience ultimately led to high employee satisfaction. Additionally, we strive to support the communities we live, work, and enjoy by taking part in community fundraisers, and volunteering through local and national organizations.

We give you the flexibility to achieve your best work by offering hybrid working options, while fostering a culture of inclusivity, equity and diversity, creating a workplace we feel everyone can achieve success. We take pride in the impact our employees make as leaders, no matter the level within the organization. You will be connected with like-minded, high achieving individuals upon joining our organization leading and participating in the most challenging designs across the world.

Job Description

Position: Water Resource Program Director

North Wind is currently in search of a Water Resource Program Director who will oversee the management and execution of a diverse range of projects. As the Director, your responsibilities will include planning, organizing, and coordinating operations, as well as serving as a technical expert in the field of water resources engineering. The Director will also be responsible for identifying and mitigating risks, communicating project status and progress to stakeholders, and driving continuous improvement. You will be expected to collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to foster the growth of future leaders within the firm by providing coaching and participating in the recruitment of new talent.

If you have the necessary skills and experience, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


  • Direct a wide-ranging portfolio of water resource contracts that encompass engineering, investigations, assessments, flood studies, and more. Collaborate with federal, state and local agencies to effectively manage these contracts and ensure successful completion.
  • Manage multiple projects and multi-functional teams across various locations, prioritizing staff development and mentoring to enhance growth and provide technical guidance and support.
  • Oversee the implementation of special initiatives that align with the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Serve as the Program Director, for key contracts, responsible for managing all aspects of contract support activities and for ensuring that all activities are executed efficiently and meet the required standards.
  • Ensure client satisfaction for performance, safety, quality, and overall delivery of services.
  • Effectively engage and collaborate with diverse communities and states, navigating a wide range of situations with tact and adaptability.
  • Interact and manage multiple stakeholders (e.g., customer, regulatory, other contractors, local community, etc.) simultaneously, ensuring their diverse needs and expectations are addressed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering or a related field and 15+ years of experience managing complex technical water resources projects.
  • Master’s degree (preferred) in civil or structural engineering and 10+ years of experience managing complex technical water resources projects.
  • Experience serving as a Program Director of a single contract, or portfolio of contracts, totaling $15M+ annually within the past five years.
  • Recognized expertise in managing multiple projects and groups of personnel at multiple locations with a specialized focus on water resources.
  • Knowledge of federal and state regulations related to water resource projects.
  • Experience managing budgets and realization of cost savings to the client and/or significant life-cycle cost or liability reductions.
  • Experience setting strategic objectives, resolving problems, developing innovative approaches, and implementing changes with a track record of driving measurable results.
  • Experience overseeing an organization of multidisciplinary professionals (e.g., civil, structural, hydrology, geotechnical, water resource management, regulatory, environmental, etc.).
  • Experience with the various federal agencies such as FEMA, USGS, FHWA, DOI, DOD, etc. is strongly preferred.
  • PMP certification
  • Licensed P.E. or P.G.
  • Experienced in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing strategies to promote social responsibility, environmental sustainability and ethical governance.

    North Wind offers a competitive pay and benefits package to include health, life, and disability insurance benefits, 401(k) with company match, generous paid leave and tuition reimbursement for eligible employees. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, professional development, and work-life balance. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our people! For more information about our benefits or hiring philosophy, visit the North Wind Career Opportunities Page.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8718 or use the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form to get assistance.

    North Wind is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion, or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

    Proof of citizenship will be required as a condition of employment.

    Candidates may be required to obtain and hold a Secret or Higher US Government Clearance.