Northern Water Careers

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About Northern Water


Northern Water is a public agency created in 1937 to contract with the federal government to build the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.

The C-BT Project collects water west of the Continental Divide and delivers it to Northeastern Colorado for agricultural, municipal, domestic and industrial uses.

Northern Water and its Municipal Subdistrict are also in the process of permitting and designing two large-scale water storage projects to meet the future water needs of Northeastern Colorado. Learn more about the Windy Gap Firming Project and the Northern Integrated Supply Project.

Northern Water is proud of its reputation as a leading water delivery, conservation and management organization, not only in the western United States, but across the nation.

We value our employees, and our compensation and benefits reflect a commitment to hiring and retaining the best.

We employ a wide variety of professions: engineers, IT professionals, accountants, construction workers, as well as managerial, administrative and facility-oriented positions. There are few jobs at Northern Water; there are many careers. Learn more about Northern Water by watching short videos on our YouTube channel. 

Northern Water Benefits

Northern Water’s benefits package includes: medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement, long-term disability benefits, sick, holiday and vacation leave, employee assistance program and tuition reimbursements. Northern Water’s culture encourages continuing education at every level of the organization.

Applying for an Open Position

Northern Water will review resumes or applications only when there is a position available. Please check this page regularly for openings listed below.

Electronic Instrumentation Technician
The Electronic Instrumentation Technician installs, operates and maintains electronic data monitoring and telemetry equipment for the purpose of collecting time series data to support water resources and water quality programs.

Application Support Specialist
The Application Support Specialist is responsible for working with multiple teams to maintain Northern Water's enterprise application such as our Document Management System, Asset Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Data Management System and SharePoint.

Project Engineer
The Project Engineer is responsible for project engineering and project management of Capital Improvement projects for existing Northern Water storage and delivery facilities.

Communications Department Intern
The summer communications intern will assist members of the Communications Department in creating visual documentation and indexing of Northern Water project, events and personnel.

How to Apply

To apply for an opening at Northern Water, e-mail your resume and a cover letter indicating which position you are interested in to: careers@northernwater.org.

Northern Water is dedicated to the principle of equal employment opportunity in any term, condition or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, creed, ancestry, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.