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Professional Skills and Abilities

At LRE, our goal is to find the right mix of people to build our business and serve our valued clients. Because we are dedicated to a system of core values, we specifically recruit professionals who are aligned with our needs and culture.

Generally, we hire professionals with five to ten years of water industry experience as an engineer, geologist or scientist. We want people who demonstrate a combination of technical, management, computer, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. If you feel your education, work experience, and skill sets match these requirements, we encourage you to send us a letter and resume expressing your interest. We take our review process seriously and highly value your interest in our firm.

LRE offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes a 401(k) retirement plan, health care benefits, career development opportunities, and an outstanding work environment. We designed our benefits program to provide staff with the opportunity to realize personal, professional, and financial growth.

If interested in joining our team, please send your resume to


Project Manager/Sr. PM - Water Rights/Water Resources (Denver, CO)

We are currently seeking a Water Resources Project Manager or Sr. Project Manager, with 10+ years of experience in water rights and water resource engineering.  Potential exists for company ownership and leadership positions.

Job Description:

  • Manage projects, budgets, and client relationships, and provide quality control review, for projects such as the following:
    • Technical support for Water Court applications (SWSPs, Augmentation Plans, etc.)
    • Water supply planning studies
    • Hydrologic and water rights yield investigations
    • Stream depletion analyses such as crop consumptive use, and stream depletions, and evaluation of potential injury to other water users
    • Water budget models for discrete systems and river basin modeling
  • Assist clients in identifying, understanding, and solving problems
  • Coordination with attorneys, water users, administrators, objectors, and colleagues
  • Preparation of scopes of work, technical reports, including expert disclosure reports
  • Expert testimony in Water Court
  • Ability to foster relationships that lead to new and repeat clients

We support and encourage ongoing professional development, and participation in relevant professional organizations in the community.


  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in water rights and water resource engineering, including a working knowledge of Colorado water rights and water administration
  • Strong technical skills, including skill in interpretation and understanding of water right decrees; administration guidelines; maps; and water supply, demand, and use data
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Professional registration preferred
  • Positive attitude
  • Independent, self-directed, motivated
  • Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision making skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel

If you meet the minimum requirements above and are interested in this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to  Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sr. Project Manager- Water Quality Regulatory & Permitting (Denver, CO)

Are you passionate about water quality and environmental compliance? Do you want to work for a growing company that provides ownership opportunities, supports staff development and believes in a healthy work/life balance? Do you enjoy working with well-known clients and on a variety of challenging projects?  Then we want you on our growing Environmental Management team at Leonard Rice Engineers.


LRE is an employee owned consulting engineering firm with a dedicated history of providing consulting services related to planning, managing, and developing water at the highest level of technical excellence that is professional, ethical, and profitable. The staff of Leonard Rice Engineers is proud of the exceptional way we serve our clients and the water community. Our work is essential in supporting healthy streams and aquifers and providing safe and reliable water supplies.

Core Values

  • Continuity: We value perpetuating the firm. Our long‐term relationships are based on mutual respect.
  • Integrity: We value ethical practices. We do what we say we will do.
  • Openness: We value honest communication. We are timely, open, and direct.
  • Community: We value a great place to work. We encourage creativity, adaptability, and dynamic balance. We contribute to our profession and community.
  • Excellence: We value self‐motivation and continuous improvement. We are committed to excellent individual, team, and company performance.

Position Description 

LRE is currently seeking a Sr. Project Manager to lead the Environmental Management team in Denver, CO.  This position will be responsible for providing expertise and guidance for a variety of complex water quality-related projects; and will ensure execution of projects from concept through completion. If you thrive on understanding and implementing complex water quality solutions, navigating environmental regulations, and developing dynamic partnerships, this is the position for you!


  • Provide regulatory and permitting expertise for water and wastewater projects. 
  • Oversee water quality projects from start to finish, including developing sampling and analysis plans, analyzing results, and assessing results in relation to water quality standards and permit limitations. 
  • Supervise projects related to water quality regulations, standards compliance, and reporting, including:
    • Review of data and submissions to the State of Colorado. 
    • Participation in Stakeholder workgroup meetings.
    • Participation in water quality Rulemaking hearings.
    • Facilitate stream temporary modification and/or discharger-specific variance related projects.
    • Conduct reviews of select 303(d) and M&E listings and be able to apply understanding of 303(d) listing methodology.
    • Provide guidance in developing use- attainability analyses.
  • Manage projects related to wastewater discharge permitting. 
    • Review of and comment on CDPS draft-action permits renewals and modifications.
    • Preparation of applications for permit renewals and permit modifications.
    • Provide assistance with achieving compliance schedule milestones.
    • Assist clients through enforcement actions, penalty calculations, and negotiations.
    • Provide whole effluent toxicity and pretreatment program guidance including program development, implementation, and negotiations.
    • Develop local limits and pretreatment ordinances.
  • Provided technical/regulatory guidance to junior level staff in the majority of the above topics.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of organizations that are charged with addressing water quality issues.
  • Identify emerging issues relevant to water quality and quantity and examining and exploring various approaches to address issues.
  • Develop regional opportunities for collaboration with water and wastewater treatment providers. 

Minimum qualifications for the successful candidate are:

    • Strong project management background and proven track record of successful project delivery.
    • Strong water quality regulatory, permitting, and compliance experience. 
    • Progressive direct staff supervision experience. 
    • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, natural resources, or a similar field of study. 


  • Successful marketing and business development experience.


Additional Preferred qualifications 


  • Master’s Degree.


  • Active presence in the Colorado water market.
  • Professional Engineering license in the state of Colorado.
  • PMP


Yes, we have more benefits!

Company ownership opportunity, Bonus potential, 401(K) with company match, Health, Vision & Dental Plans, Active Wellness Program, Life/AD&D and Disability Insurance, Vacation & Holiday Pay and much more…..

Marketing Manager (Denver, CO)

Are you a marketing professional in the professional services industry? Would you like to join a small, growing company with a great culture where you would have more autonomy and could run your own department? Are you tired of just coordinating proposals and would like to have an enterprise-wide marketing role, one where you get to work with a responsive and dedicated leadership group? If so, then the LRE Marketing Manager position is the perfect opportunity for you.

Job Description

The LRE Marketing Manager will provide strategic support to the company, helping to implement the firm’s growth strategies and maintain and evolve the firm’s branding and identity. This person will create visual design concepts for brochures, proposals, advertisements, magazines, presentations, reports, and other materials, which reflect LRE’s purpose and vision.  He/she will work directly with service channel leads on client development and positioning for opportunities, independently manage RFQ and RFP responses, and be responsible for the timely delivery of work products.  This is a full-time position based in our Denver office that reports to the Vice President of Business Development.

This position requires the ability to work independently, excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills, effective communication with a high level of professionalism, and exemplary client service and teamwork skills.

Core Responsibilities of LRE’s Marketing Manager

  • Proposal Coordination and Development
    • Assist staff to pre-position and respond to multiple concurrent pursuits
    • Manage responses to RFQs and RFPs (includes research, writing, graphics development, formatting, editing, and production)
    • Coordinate sub-consultant information
    • Track competitive pursuit KPIs
  • Business Development Support
    • Maintain CRM database
    • Maintain contracts/proposals database
    • Opportunity tracking
    • Develop and issue quarterly newsletter and other communications
    • Manage Company social media accounts
    • Ghost write or coordinate blog posts and other social media content
  • Conference Support and Collateral Development
    • Design and produce conference collateral
    • Coordinate conference attendance, speaking, registration, exhibits, etc.
    • Assist in abstract submittal as needed
  • Business Plan Implementation
    • Work with service channel leaders to develop their annual business plans
    • Meet quarterly with leaders to check on business plan implementation
    • Issue periodic reminders for business plan goal milestones
  • Additional Tasks May Include
    • Market research
    • Rebranding and refresh of website content
    • State and individual licensure
    • Edit/proofread client deliverables as needed
    • Assist with coordination of company activities

Experience and Skill Requirements

  • S or B.A in relevant field of study preferred (Communications, Marketing, Business, English, Journalism)
  • 5+ years of experience in a related role
  • Experience working with branch office employees
  • Experience with using a CRM system
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google products, Adobe software, and InDesign required
  • Ability to multi-task and manage concurrent time demands
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Persuasive writing and presentation ability
  • Experience in professional services a plus
  • CPSM certification a plus

About Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc.

Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. (LRE) is a private, 50-person water resource consulting firm based in Denver, CO, with branch offices/staff in Phoenix, Austin, Kansas City, and Minneapolis. LRE has been in business for nearly 50 years, and is rapidly growing its geographic footprint, service offerings, and clientele. Our culture embraces innovation, mutual respect, ownership, professionalism, and fun. LRE has a solid core of young leadership and a successful ownership transition in place.

If you meet the qualifications above and are interested in this position please submit your cover letter and resume to  Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.