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Water is the life-blood of our nation and its valuable natural resources. At W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc., our professional practice is PRIMARILY focused on the water systems that are needed to sustain our nation’s human and wildlife populations and natural resources.  As stewards of this precious resource, responsible use and conservation of our limited water supply is a tremendous challenge.  Talented staff members utilize their education, experience, creative energy, and state-of-the-art analysis tools to help our clients develop innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions to their unique water resources challenges.

W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. is a small business specializing in professional engineering and project management to help our clients meet today’s water resources challenges. A full spectrum of engineering and project management services is provided to support our client’s projects from the planning and feasibility phases, through analysis and design, and on to construction administration and operation.  Established by W. W. (Pete) Wheeler in 1955, we have been intentional about remaining a small, specialty niche business that allows us to focus on responsive professional services for our clients.  Our business model allows us to attract and retain a dynamic, highly educated, and experienced staff that utilizes state-of-the-art analysis tools to help meet our clients' specific water resource needs.
States where W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. has completed projects
W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. is located in Englewood, Colorado.  From this centrally located office, we have served hundreds of clients and completed assignments in 35 different states.  We value engineering excellence, integrity, and client responsiveness, as well as the health and wellness of our employees, their families, and our clients.

WHEELER MISSION STATEMENT

W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. is a water resources and geotechnical engineering firm that values long-standing relationships with our clients, professional colleagues, and employees. We maintain a stable, dedicated staff that allows us to provide excellent, responsive, and innovative professional services needed by our clients to solve their unique water resources challenges. Providing a fair and friendly work environment allows our employees to have a healthy work/life balance that nurtures professional and personal growth.

PRINCIPALS AND SENIOR ENGINEERS

Key Staff Members

  • Bret Swigle, P.E.
  • Matthew Loose, P.E.
  • Douglas MacLaren, P.E.
  • John Treacy, P.E.
  • Danielle Tripp Hannes, P.E.
  • Trevor Mugele, P.E.
  • Christine Mugele, P.E.
  • Andrea Fasen, P.E.
  • Sean Moran, P.E.
  • Y.K. Choi, P.E., Ph.D.
  • Todd Lewis, P.E.
  • Todd Street, P.E.
  • Ryan Logan, P.E.
  • John Cox, E.I.
  • Jessie Reigle, E.I.
  • Vicki Thompson
  • Scott Albiani
  • Mim Gaines
  • Greg Demmin
  • Garrett Wright, E.I.
  • Amin Ghorbanpour, P.E.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. (Wheeler) is an established, well-respected, family-oriented, water resources and geotechnical engineering firm that specializes in water rights, water supply planning, water conveyance, dam engineering and geotechnical engineering. We are seeking to fill the following open positions in our Englewood, Colorado office.

>> Entry-Level Geotechnical Engineer for our Englewood, Colorado office. The ideal candidate would have, or be working towards, a M.S. in geotechnical engineering and have a B.S. in civil engineering, geology, or a related field. Experience with computer programs such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, SlopeW, and SeepW is desirable, but not required. Experience in the design and construction of dams; geotechnical field exploration; geologic mapping; geotechnical laboratory testing, or construction materials testing would be ideal, but not required. The entry-level engineer will work under the direction of more experienced engineers, and duties can include engineering analysis, design, data review, field work, report writing, drawing preparation, or other duties as required to support and complete Wheeler's work.

>> Entry-Level Water Resources Engineer for our Englewood, Colorado office. We would prefer a candidate with a B.S. and M.S. degree in civil engineering but will consider a strong candidate with a B.S. degree in civil engineering and some specialized coursework or experience in water resources. Experience with computer programs such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS, is desirable, but not required. Experience in the design and construction of dams, spillways, outlet works, or water conveyance and pumping systems; or experience with Colorado water rights would be ideal, but not required. The entry-level engineer will work under the direction of more experienced engineers, and duties can include engineering analysis, design, data review, field work, report writing, drawing preparation, or other duties as required to support and complete Wheeler's work.

>> Engineering Intern for our Englewood, Colorado office. The ideal candidate would have a B.S. in civil engineering and be working towards a M.S. degree in civil engineering specializing in geotechnical engineering or water resources engineering. However, we will consider a strong candidate working towards a B.S. degree in civil engineering with some specialized coursework or experience in either water resources or geotechnical engineering. Some experience with computer programs such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SlopeW, SeepW, is desirable, but not required. Also, construction experience would be ideal, but also not required. The engineering intern will work under the direction of more experienced engineers, and duties can include engineering analysis, design, data input and review, field work, report writing, drawing preparation, senior technician work, or other duties as required to support and complete Wheeler's work.

>>Geotechnical Project Engineer for our Englewood, Colorado office. The Project Engineer will be a self-starter who can perform engineering tasks as well as supervise junior engineers and work with other project managers to complete engineering projects. Duties will include performing and reviewing engineering analyses, data review, field work, report writing, or other duties as required to complete our work. The ideal candidate would meet the following qualifications:

  • - Registered Professional Engineer, required.
  • - Bachelor of Science degree in geotechnical or civil engineering, geology, or a related field. A Master of Science degree is preferred.
  • - Eight years of geotechnical engineering experience with five years focused on dam projects.
  • - Experience in slope stability, seepage, and deformation modeling analyses.
  • - Experience managing geotechnical field investigations; geologic mapping; geotechnical laboratory testing; and construction materials testing.
  • - Experience in developing design packages including drawings and technical specifications.
  • - Project management experience.
  • - Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • - Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience with Civil 3D is preferred.
  • - Experience managing engineering projects to remain within scope, budget, and schedule.
  • - Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

>>Water Resources Project Engineer for our Englewood, Colorado office. The Project Engineer will be a self-starter who can perform engineering tasks as well as supervise junior engineers and work with other project managers to complete engineering projects. Duties will include performing and reviewing engineering analyses, data review, field work, report writing, providing engineering support for Colorado Water Court cases, preparing water rights accounting, or other duties as required to complete our projects. The ideal candidate would meet the following qualifications:

  • - Registered Professional Engineer, required.
  • - Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in water resources. A Master of Science is preferred.
  • - Eight years of water resources engineering experience.
  • - Project management experience.
  • - Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • - Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience with GIS is preferred.
  • - Knowledge of Colorado water law and Colorado water rights administration.
  • - Experience providing engineering support for Colorado Water Court cases is preferred.
  • - Experience with developing, maintaining, and completing water rights accounting is preferred.
  • - Experience managing engineering projects to remain within scope, budget, and schedule.
  • - Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • - Experience with surface water or groundwater hydrology modeling.

We offer an excellent benefits package and our smaller size allows our staff engineers the opportunity to gain a good mix of experience on a variety of water resources and geotechnical engineering projects with several different clients. The majority of our work is within Colorado but we also work on dam safety projects nationwide.

Qualified resumes and cover letters should be sent to resumes@wwwheeler.com.

Water resources and geotechnical engineering is a constantly expanding profession. At W. W. Wheeler & Associates, Inc. we actively seek qualified individuals with the educational background, expertise, and experience to meet the needs of our clients.


Notable Projects and Awards

2017 - Build South Dakota Award for Spearfish Woodstave Penstock Replacement

2015 and 2010 - One of three firms awarded a National IDIQ Dam Safety Contract for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Dams

2012 - Ziegler Reservoir Enlargement Featured in a PBS Nova Special

2012 - Ziegler Reservoir Enlargement Featured in a National Geographic Magazine

2005 - Guanella Dam, Award of Excellence in the Constructed Project

2005 - Guanella Dam, American Public Works Association National Environmental Project of the Year, $2-$10 million

2005 - Guanella Dam, National American Consulting Engineers Council Engineering Excellence Award

2003 - Jackson Lake Dam, Colorado American Consulting Engineers Council Award of Merit

1997 - Golden City Council Water Resources Engineer Extraordinaire Award

1984 - Eagle Park Reservoir, Colorado American Consulting Engineers Council Engineering Excellence Award

Remembering Pete Wheeler

William W. "Pete" Wheeler left behind a legacy of engineering excellence from a 50-year William Wheelercareer that spanned all aspects of water resource engineering throughout Colorado. He received his degree in Civil and Irrigation Engineering from Colorado State University in 1934 and went on to a diverse career from water commissioner, to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to consulting engineer with R. J. Tipton & Associates, to the founding of W. W. Wheeler & Associates in 1955. Pete was a pioneer in the development of many of the engineering concepts that today form the basis for preventing injury to other water users, including the theory of balancing depletions, quantifying agricultural and municipal consumptive use, and the concepts that are now used as the basis for plans for augmentation.