Stormwater Project Manager Application

Salary Range:  $62,150 – $85,150, Full Time Equivalent   
Job Classification:  Regular, Exempt   
Benefits:  After meeting eligibility requirements – competitive benefits including vacation, sick and holiday leave, participation in medical, dental, and retirement plans, and other benefits.  
Minimum Hours Required:  32 Hours Per Week 
Supervisor:  Community Programs Manager 
Application Due Date:  Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm  

Position Information 
The Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership seeks a Stormwater Project Manager for its Community Programs Team to manage multiple existing stormwater projects, and to identify, develop, and implement new stormwater projects that help reduce and improve the water quality of stormwater runoff in lower Columbia River communities. The primary initial focus of the position is managing a large stormwater retrofit project in Ilwaco, Washington. Work will include developing and managing contracts with engineering and design consultants; communicating and developing agreements with project partners (primarily the City of Ilwaco and Port of Ilwaco); managing the project’s funding contract; overseeing development of design reports, construction documents, quality insurance plans, and bid documents; providing on-site construction oversight; and managing project closeout and final grant reporting. The Stormwater Project Manager will simultaneously manage a number of smaller stormwater related projects. The Stormwater Project Manager positions requires five years’ experience managing the implementation of stormwater retrofit projects, a thorough understanding of current stormwater retrofit best management practices and stormwater management manuals (i.e. Ecology’s Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington, the City of Portland Stormwater Management Manual), and an ability to work collaboratively with communities, consultants, and contractors. 

The position is normally based out of the Estuary Partnership Portland office, with a mixture of field work and traditional office hours, as well as occasional virtual and traditional meetings and events. Due to COVID-19, most employees are currently working remotely though some limited field activities continue. The position will require regular travel to Ilwaco in 2021 and 2022 and on-site construction oversight in Ilwaco during 2022 construction.  

View the entire job description as a pdf.


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Affirmation 
The Estuary Partnership is committed to increasing diversity in the environmental field by providing supportive career development opportunities for people of color. People from communities of color, underserved communities, and low-income communities are strongly encouraged to apply.  

Non-Discrimination Statement 
The Estuary Partnership is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identify expression, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin, age, disability, physical appearance or genetic information, cultural, socio-economic status, or military or veteran status. The Estuary Partnership is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and values the hiring of protected veterans or individuals with veteran status.  


Application Instructions 
To apply compile a cover letter, detailed resume, professional references, and answers to the questions below into a single PDF or Microsoft Word document and submit your materials here. If you have difficulty using the form, please contact

Applications must be received by Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST to be considered.   

  • Cover Letter:  Your letter should discuss your specific experience relevant to the job description.   

  • Detailed Resume:  Your resume should provide dates and specific duties of current and past employment. 

  • Professional References:  Provide the names, organizations, and titles of three professional references. References will not be contacted without your prior permission.  

  • Question Response:  Submit your answers to the following questions. Please use less than 400 words per question.  

  1. Describe the types of stormwater retrofit projects you have worked on and what your role was in identifying, designing, securing funding, and managing project implementation.  
  2. Describe the work have you done engaging community and diverse populations in stormwater management and stormwater retrofit projects.  
  3. Describe your experience working to foster community, regulatory, and agency support for stormwater management and stormwater retrofit projects.