Northern Water Careers

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 has approximately 115 full-time employees. Most work out of Northern Water’s headquarters in Berthoud, CO; about 20 employees are based at the Farr Pump Plant on Lake Granby in Grand County, CO.

Northern Water is proud of its reputation as a leading water delivery, conservation and management organziation, 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. 

Northern Water’s benefits package includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance; retirement and long-term disability benefits; sick, holiday and vacation leaves; employee assistance; and tuition reimbursement, for eligible positions. Northern Water’s culture encourages continuing education at every level of the organization. 

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.

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.

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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.

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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 an Equal Opportunity Employer.