Join Our Team

With an inviting culture and long-standing history, Northern Water is committed to hiring and retaining the best employees. Our organization is growing and we’re seeking employees who are passionately committed to helping Northern Water collect and deliver water to over 1 million people and about 615,000 acres of irrigated cropland. We employ 180 people, with the majority of them based at our beautiful Berthoud headquarters, and about 20 employees based in scenic Grand County on the West Slope of the Continental Divide. We employ a variety of professions including engineers, IT professionals, financial services, construction and maintenance workers, administrative and more.   

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. In addition, because of economic and population growth in our service area, we are working on two new water supply projects. Construction on the Chimney Hollow Reservoir Project began in August 2021. We also continue to develop the Northern Integrated Supply Project, which will help meet the growing water needs of the region for generations to come.  

Employees enjoy competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. It's an exciting time to become a part of Northern Water as we embark on building two of the largest water storage projects in recent United States history. 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.

Find a Career with Northern Water

Current Career Openings

How to Apply

  • To apply for an opening at Northern Water, email your resume and a cover letter indicating which position you’re interested in to Please include the position in which you're applying in the subject line.
  • Northern Water will only accept applications for current open positions.
  • Job openings can be removed at any time if sufficient resumes are received.  
  • All job offers are contingent on passing the appropriate background checks and position-specific post-offer testing.  
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At Northern Water we understand that your benefits are an integral part of your life. Northern Water provides the following benefits: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, long-term disability, sick, holiday and vacation leave, employee assistance program and tuition reimbursements to help employees at every level of our organization continue their education.    

Northern Water Benefits Guide
Benefit Machine-Readable Files

Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR and HealthSCOPE Benefits creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Northern Water. 

MRF Files - Transparency in Coverage
Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy 

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.

Northern Water Family and Medical Leave Act