Horsley Witten Group is seeking an experienced Coastal/ Marine Scientist with 3 plus years of experience and with specific expertise in coastal and estuarine hydrodynamic modeling and shoreline restoration. The office from which this position is based is not pre-determined.

Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Field data collection related to saltwater, freshwater, and estuarine wetlands, coastal dunes, banks, beaches and revetments, and associated resources
  • Analysis of coastal and estuarine conditions for erosive forces and methods and approaches for protection and restoration
  • Modeling of coastal impacts using Surface water Modeling System (SMS) and similar hydrodynamic models to quantify erosion forces and protection/restoration options
  • Support Design Team restoration plan production with design components and construction details
  • Prepare narrative and supporting calculations and figures for reports, permit applications, and/or assessments for coastal restoration projects
  • Present findings to clients, regulators and colleagues at public hearings, site visits, conferences, and meetings


  • Practical application of modeling coastal hydrodynamic/wave runup conditions
  • Analysis and design of green infrastructure and living shoreline systems
  • Developing materials for permits related to regulated resources
  • Construction support services for implementation of coastal restoration measures
  • The position will require good communication skills and the ability to work independently or in a team environment. Importantly, the ideal candidate will thrive working on varied and diverse projects across several ecoregions and a range of land uses and settings.


Horsley Witten Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or other protected class.