Northern Water Careers

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About Northern Water

With an inviting culture and long-standing history, Northern Water is committed to hiring and retaining the best employees to join its growing organization headquartered in beautiful Berthoud, Colo. Northern Water employs approximately 140 people, with about 20 employees based in scenic Grand Lake. The organization employs a variety of professions including engineers, IT professionals, accountants, construction and maintenance workers, administrative and more. There are few jobs at Northern Water; there are many careers. 
Northern Water was created as a public agency in 1937 to operate the Colorado-Big Thompson Project, which delivers water to portions of eight Northeastern Colorado counties. As a desired place to live, Northern Water's responsibilities are expanding due to the economic growth of its service area. In addition, the development of two new water supply projects, the Windy Gap Firming Project and the Northern Integrated Supply Project, will help meet the water needs of the region. 
Employees will enjoy a competitive compensation and excellent benefit package, while joining a team of motivated individuals who remain committed to helping Northern Water collect and deliver water to 1 million people and about 640,000 acres of irrigated agriculture. The agency 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.

Northern Water Benefits

Northern Water’s Benefits Guide 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. To apply for an opening at Northern Water, e-mail your resume and a cover letter indicating which position you are interested in to:

Enterprise Application Analyst

Seeking an experienced Enterprise Application Analyst to work in our Information Technology Department. This position is responsible for working with multiple teams to maintain Northern Water’s enterprise applications, such as a Document Management System, Asset Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Data Management System and SharePoint.

O&M Fieldman West Slope

Seeking an Operations and Maintenance Fieldman for our scenic Grand Lake, Colo. location. This position is responsible for operations and maintenance work on all facilities including preventative and regular maintenance, monitoring and operating reservoir and canal outlets, recording reservoir elevations, checking water flows, patrolling canals and more. Applicant should have sufficient knowledge of and ability to operate relevant tools and machinery, operate a motor vehicle for extended periods of time in varied conditions, perform routine maintenance on equipment, as well as the ability to work safely in, on and around water safely.


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.