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.

Control Center Operator
The Control Center Operator position is responsible for the monitoring and operations of all pump plants, a hydropower plant, water control equipment and facilities, and reservoir elevations within Northern Water’s collection system area.

Help Desk Technician
The Help Desk Technician provides users with a broad range of technical support to related to computer systems, hardware (i.e. Macs and Window PCs, BYOD, printers, faxes, copiers, etc.) software, and other peripheral office equipment and accurate manner.

Water Resources Engineer II
The Water Resources Engineer II position provides engineering support and analysis for Northern Water and the Municipal Subdistrict focusing on water resources engineering, water resources planning modeling, and hydrologic modeling.


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.