Engineer C

Company

 City of Austin – Development Services Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX

Job Description

The Development Services Department (DSD) coordinates all private development reviews and inspections in cooperation with 12 other city departments and Travis County, all of which are involved in some aspect of the plan review and inspection process. Most new land development proposed in Austin must process an application with DSD from initial entitlement to detailed engineering plan approvals and final construction inspection. This “Gateway” for development in the City is critically important to both the quality and effective timely processing of new developments both large and small. DSD is staffed by specialists who focus on the myriad of city code regulations applicable to new development who have the expertise and capacity to process new development projects to assure conformance to Austin’s code, design standards, and environmental regulations.

The Land Use Review (LUR) Division is responsible for the review of development applications including zoning changes, site development permits, and subdivision applications for compliance with the City’s adopted code and criteria. This Engineer C position will perform Team Lead duties for 2-3 employees, and will serve as the Erosion Hazard Zone technical lead.

Purpose:

Under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, perform highly complex engineering functions that include: work in designing, planning, overseeing work in support of construction, maintenance, alteration of structures, facilities, processes, equipment, and systems. May plan, assign, and/or lead the work of others.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

* Approve, process, and seal plans/specifications/construction documents by applying engineering standardization of practices and principles of highly technical and complex calculations for applied discipline within the local and state regulatory requirements.

* Manage engineering projects that are technically complex, highly visible, priority projects or programs. These projects require a high level of technical proficiency as well as coordinative and administrative responsibility. May require the ability to coordinate the efforts of a multi-discipline, multi-agency project team to complete a defined assignment or CIP.

* Identify, evaluate, and provide improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects that may be complex and non routine. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Provide technical oversight of project progress from design through completion.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures prepare cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications and plans. Prepares final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements and coordinates and oversees work of contractors, affected public agencies and utilities. Writes complex technical specifications for construction contracts.

* Review plans and approve permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within local and state regulatory requirements.

* Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise negotiates and recommends financial arrangements for changes to contract.

* May lead activities of a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, and agreements.

* Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders.

* Research and perform statistical analysis for validation of reports and publication of results in various communication formats

* Develop standard operating procedures, policies, and ordinances for various contracts and/or projects. May provide analysis and recommendation of performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.

* Responsible for designing and maintain database systems for project and/or program areas.

* Prepare and deliver presentations to public, city council, or customers.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

* May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

* Identify, evaluate, and provide improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects that may be complex and non routine. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements. Provide technical oversight of project progress from design through completion.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures prepare cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications and plans. Prepares final plans, specifications, special conditions and agreements and coordinates and oversees work of contractors, affected public agencies and utilities. Writes complex technical specifications for construction contracts.

* Review plans and approve permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within local and state regulatory requirements.

* Inspect and monitor projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.

* Develop cost estimates/track expenditures by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise negotiates and recommends financial arrangements for changes to contract.

* May lead activities of a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, and agreements.

* Conduct field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders.

* Research and perform statistical analysis for validation of reports and publication of results in various communication formats

* Develop standard operating procedures, policies, and ordinances for various contracts and/or projects. May provide analysis and recommendation of performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.

* Responsible for designing and maintain database systems for project and/or program areas.

* Prepare and deliver presentations to public, city council, or customers.

Responsibilities - Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised:

* May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas


Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience with assessment of stream bank erosion.
* Experience with drainage analysis and knowledge of water quality controls.
* Demonstrated abilities to coach, develop, and train others.
* Demonstrated customer service and interpersonal skills.
* Experience with GIS.

Salary

Commensurate

Contact Information

To apply, please visit the City of Austin job portal for this position at:
https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/63746

Engineer or Senior Engineer

Company

Lower Colorado River Authority

Location

Austin, TX

Job Description

Under very limited supervision, perform review of proposed development and quarry/mine projects for compliance with the requirements of LCRA's Highland Lakes Watershed Ordinance. Perform field reconnaissance as necessary to verify compliance with the Ordinance. Interpret engineering drawings and specifications. Personally affix seal or communicate necessary changes to the responsible engineer for correction. Develop and/or recommend new and improved practices and procedures related to assigned area. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with LCRA employees and the public. Represent LCRA to the community and other outside engineering and development companies. Coordinate with area cities and counties to assist in the implementation of local watershed management programs. Additional duties may include, but are not limited to: 1) plan and design engineering projects, 2) perform engineering and design work 3) conduct field analysis, inspections, and performance tests, 4) record, compile, and report information.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 5-7 years experience in stormwater planning and design, including working knowledge of water quality best management practices, TCEQ stormwater requirements, hydrology and hydraulics. A license to practice as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas is required. Requires good communication skills, including report writing, customer and consultant interface, and coordination with members of the land development community. Requires a valid driver's license because some day travel is required.

Other: Prefer experience in public works design, land development design or stormwater utility operations. GIS Applications, Autocad, H&H software familiarity is preferred.

Salary

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Contact Information

navigate to www.lcra.org click "careers', then "view current job openings" and look for "engineer or senior engineer"

Proposal Coordinator (2017-1114)

Company

AGUIRRE & FIELDS, LP

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

Aguirre & Fields, LP is currently seeking a Proposal Coordinator to join our marketing team. The successful candidate will officed in our Austin, Texas location. The primary function of this position is: working with the firm’s Marketing Director, Business Development Manager, technical and managerial staff to create RFQ/RFP responses from initial lead tracking through the Statement of Qualifications (SOQ)/proposal development and production, and assisting in interview preparation. The role will include creating and maintaining project write-ups, personnel resumes, data documentation/tracking; assisting Aguirre & Fields personnel in becoming TxDOT pre-certified; organizing and maintaining the Marketing and Business Development network folders; completing forms for public and private entities; and scheduling reviews and debriefs on submitted solicitations. The Proposal Coordinator will work both independently and as a team. This position has opportunity for growth. Minimum travel may be required.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coordinates and produces proposals, Statements of Qualifications (SOQs), introductory packages, interview presentations and preparation, and general correspondence.
• Researches and monitors websites for Request for Proposals (RFP).
• Supports development of marketing strategy and business development activities.
• Assists in creation and dissemination of press releases.
• Coordinates yearly AFLP Calendar.
• Coordinates AFLP Football Schedule.
• Coordinates AFLP Social Media Posts.
• Maintains AFLP TxDOT Precertifications.
• Updates Aguirre & Fields Standard Forms (SF 330, CAP 254).
• Proposes and executes purchasing of marketing items for clients and recruits.
• Supports and maintains the morale, welfare, professional development, training and work-life balance of all assigned staff utilizing the Company’s Character Qualities.
• Complies with all Company policies, procedures, practices, and rules in a competent and professional manner.
• Serves as an example of proper conduct per Company Character Qualities.
• Performs the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.
• Assumes other duties as directed by the Director of Marketing.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

• 3 years of experience writing and editing proposals and presentations in the A/E/C industry.
• Degree in Technical Writing, English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Mass Media, Engineering or other related fields, or combination of education and relevant experience is preferred.
• Knowledge and familiarity with all industry standard forms.
• Strong layout, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
• Skilled in Microsoft Office.
• Ability to use Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop is preferred.

Salary

$3,750 - $5,000 / month

Contact Information

Lisa Olmeda, SHRM-CP, PHR
281-340-8900 (main)
281-207-2285 (direct)
OR
Jane Ellen M. Carter, EIT, AVS
512-610-8900 (main)
512-609-1513 (direct)

Civil Project Manager

Company

Luna Data Solutions/ City of Austin

Location

Austin TX

Job Description

We are looking for a Professional Civil Engineer for a contract Project Manager opportunity for our Austin, TX client.

Responsibilities:
- manage budgets and schedule projects from preliminary phase to construction phase
- initiate and manage review/design of engineering/architectural projects
- review, monitor and manage contracts and contractors to ensure compliance and contractual obligations

Requirements:
- knowledge of engineering estimates, design, practices and procedures
- knowledge of rules, laws, codes and regulations related to project
- ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers

-P.E. or PMP certification required

This is a contract opportunity in Austin, TX and no sponsorship can be provided. Luna Data Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Requirements

Knowledge of engineering and architectural design principles, practices and procedures, estimating techniques.
Knowledge of project accounting, architectural and construction methods and the principles, methods and practices of project management.
Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations and codes associate project assignment.
Knowledge of budget policies and principles.
Knowledge of contract policies and procedures.
Skill in adapting, interpreting and applying guidelines and standards.
Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers.
Skill in using available software packages.
Skill in evaluating contract agreements.
Skill in writing and interpreting legal descriptions of leases, real estate, easements and similar properties.
Skill in negotiating with various audiences to accomplish objectives.
Skill in written and oral communications including public presentations.
Skill in completing projects within the required scheduling, and the ability to make prompt decisions and develop new and relative ideas for providing a quality product and quality customer service with little or no supervision.
Ability to perform all facets of projects such as the coordination of demolition, inspection, security, title clearance, soil testing, site location, property management, preparation of files for Federal auditing with little or no supervision.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy in all public contacts.
Ability to communicate in oral or written format to a variety of audiences.

Salary

$45-$55/HR Long term contract

Contact Information

Michelle Esquibel
512-717-0763
michelle@lunadatasolutions.com

Instructor for UT Austin's Capstone Course in Design of Transportation Systems

Company

University of Texas at Austin

Location

ECJ Building (corner of Dean Keeton & San Jacinto, north side of UT campus)

Job Description

Substitute professor for Spring 2018 capstone course in transportation design, to teach about the design of ground-based transportation systems (including costs and impacts, geometry & CAD, and real-life independent projects). The adjunct instructor will have access to past lecture notes, homeworks, and exams, as well as a teaching assistant for 5 hours or more per week. Lectures are twice a week, from 3:30 to 5 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays, starting January 16 (through first week of May). TA will be in charge of most lab sessions, on Friday afternoons (3:30 to approx 5 pm). A syllabus for the course can be found at http://www.ce.utexas.edu/prof/kockelman/public_html/CE367391MSyllabus.pdf.

Job Requirements

MS in civil engineering with at least 10 years of practice in the domain of transportation design and PE license or PhD.

Salary

approx. $10,000

Contact Information

Prof Kara Kockelman, 512 471 0210, kkockelm@mail.utexas.edu

Structural Engineer

Company

P.E. Structural Consultants, Inc.

Location

Austin, TX

Job Description

Technical and managerial responsibilities will be dependent on experience level and will include but are not limited to:

• Produce detailed designs, plans, specifications, and cost estimates for bridges and other structures.
• Review construction documents for compliance with relevant codes and project directives.
• Coordinate with clients and owners.
• Mentor and train junior engineers.
• Familiar with all aspects of projects (develop project scope, fee, and schedule; coordinate design with CADD production; integrate structural design with other disciplines);

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Structural or Architectural Engineering; Master’s Degree preferred
• Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
• 10 years experience in bridge design (experience with building structural design a plus)
• Proficient in design according to AASHTO criteria using TxDOT tools and practices
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Attitude of taking initiative and enjoys working in a collaborative team environment

Salary

$90,000 - $130,000 (will vary depending on experience level & expertise)

Contact Information

Please send resumes to:
Karissa Polston
kpolston@pestructural.com

Senior Stormwater Engineer

Company

Freese and Nichols, Inc

Location

San Marcos, Texas or Austin, Texas

Job Description

Freese and Nichols is currently searching for a Senior Stormwater Engineer/Project Manager for our Austin or San Marcos offices. The candidate must have a strong background in the modeling and design of stormwater infrastructure projects and have excellent project management and written and oral communication skills. The preferred candidate will have experience with a diverse range of modeling and design software packages (HEC-HMS, 1D HEC-RAS, and StormCAD required), and be responsible for leading the analysis, design, and construction of municipal stormwater projects, including drainage master planning, flood mitigation, stream stabilization and restoration, closed conduit systems, and ponds. Experience with water quality analysis and design, large basin hydrologic/hydraulic modeling and mapping, and dams is a plus.


The candidate must have at least ten years’ experience in managing small to medium sized projects and be able to work independently as well as plan and supervise work of teams of professionals and technicians. The position includes client interaction and a commitment to client service. The role also encompasses business development activities, including proposal preparation, technical presentations, and marketing activities.


Qualified candidates will have at least a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, 10+ years related experience, and a Texas professional engineer registration (or the ability to become licensed in Texas within six months).
Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Requirements

The candidate must have at least ten years’ experience in managing small to medium sized projects and be able to work independently as well as plan and supervise work of teams of professionals and technicians. The position includes client interaction and a commitment to client service. The role also encompasses business development activities, including proposal preparation, technical presentations, and marketing activities.

Salary

$88,729- $133,094

Contact Information

Lauren Cowling
Lauren.Cowling@freese.com
817-735-7299

Engineering Specialist

Company

PUBLIC UTILITY COMMISSION OF TEXAS

Location

Austin, TX

Job Description

Perform moderately complex (journey-level) to highly complex (senior-level) engineering work on a broad range of electricity issues. Work involves applying engineering principles to evaluate engineering and technical issues to include identifying, analyzing, and providing recommendations or testimony regarding issues related to electric facility planning, construction, operations, and maintenance. Work may include assignments involving distribution system reliability, direct current (DC) ties, routing of new transmission lines, transmission planning, distributed generation, infrastructure costs, and other electrical infrastructure issues. Work under general to limited supervision with limited to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Job Requirements

Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor or post-graduate degree in engineering, business with coursework in engineering, or related field. Engineering Specialist III: Minimum of two (2) years of full-time work experience in engineering related activities, field and/or system operations, and/or planning. Engineering Specialist IV: Minimum of three (3) years of full-time work experience in engineering related activities, field and/or system operations, and/or planning.

Salary

$3,203.42 - $5,333.34/month

Contact Information

To view the full posting and how to apply for the position, please go www.puc.texas.gov

Engineer A or Engineer B (Creek Flood Hazard Mitigation)

Company

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Road

Job Description

This position will be filled at one of the following levels:

ENGINEER A:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus four (4) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

ENGINEER B:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus six (6) years experience in engineering, acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

This position is a member of the Creek Flood Hazard Mitigation (CFHM) Section of the Watershed Engineering Division (WED). One of the goals of the division is to reduce the impacts and risk of flooding to Austin’s residents. Staff in the CFHM section helps to achieve this goal by identifying, prioritizing, planning, and implementing flood hazard mitigation projects and activities throughout the City. The section also administers the funds collected through the Regional Stormwater Management Program, participates in code and criteria development, and provides technical assistance to other Watershed Protection Department (WPD) missions, City departments, and the development community. This position and the team are responsible for performing feasibility studies to assess potential solutions to flooding issues, identifying and designing small scale mitigation solutions, sponsoring final design and construction of CIP projects, providing technical assistance, and conducting reviews of development applications. This position is also essential to the project identification and prioritization activities of the section.

Essential functions and duties specific to this position:
1. Planning, design and construction of small projects and capital improvement projects for flood hazard mitigation. Application of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling systems for creeks and enclosed storm drain systems, detention ponds, channel modifications and levees/floodwalls.
2. Preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, cost estimates, budgets, special conditions and agreements. Monitor projects to assure they are completed as designed, on time and within budget.
3. Identification and prioritization of flood hazard mitigation projects. In-house engineering assessments for potential projects. Evaluations and updates of information related to the City’s Watershed Masterplan.
4. Meet with City engineering, development review and legal staff, consulting engineers, contractors, developers, and private citizens on matters related to drainage, creek flooding, and flood hazard mitigation. Review of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling systems prepared by others. Review of proposed changes to code and criteria.
5. Periodic field work to perform site visits and field investigations to evaluate problem areas and potential project sites.

For additional information and requirements specific to this position, please visit the City of Austin Employment website: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/62696
(https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/62696)

Job Requirements

Demonstrate knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of open channel flow and closed system flow, including experience and proficiency with hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, ICM, StormCAD, PondPack, etc.

Experience and proficiency in GIS and engineering design software such as AutoCAD.

Knowledge of the City's Drainage Criteria Manual and Land Development Code.

Certified Floodplain Manager

Experience with the hands-on design and implementation of small and large drainage projects, including preparing plans, permitting, and construction oversight.

Well-developed technical, project management, and communication skills, including experience conducting public meetings.

Salary

Commensurate

Contact Information

For additional requirements and information regarding this position and to APPLY, please visit the City of Austin Employment website: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/62696 (https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/62696)

This posting closes on October 22, 2017.

Engineer C (Local Flood Hazard Mitigation)

Company

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Road

Job Description

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Require a State of Texas Professional Engineer License or if licensed in another state, must obtain Texas P.E. within 6 months of hire date.

This position is a member of the Watershed Engineering Division (WED), and the team lead for the Local Flood Hazard Mitigation (LFHM) section. The work of this section includes the management of consultants and staff to complete projects that will reduce local flood hazards for houses, commercial buildings and roadways due to inadequate storm drain systems. This position is responsible for performing feasibility studies to assess potential solutions to flooding issues, identifying and implementing small scale mitigation solutions, developing stormdrain models, providing technical assistance and conducting reviews of development applications, and assisting other engineering staff with the final design and construction phases of CIP and small projects. This position is also responsible for assisting with efforts to identify and prioritize potential projects and activities for the section.

For additional information and requirements specific to this position, please visit the City of Austin Employment website: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/62440

Job Requirements

Degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in water resources, and ten (10) years engineering experience, two years of which is in a lead or supervisory capacity.

Knowledge and experience of hydrologic and hydraulic analysis including 1D and 2D modeling of primarily storm drain systems and open channels, including experience and proficiency with hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software such as StormCAD, Infoworks, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, etc.

Design experience preferably with storm drains and be able to demonstrate experience in and knowledge of engineering design software such as CivilStorm and AutoCAD.

Working knowledge of the City's Drainage Criteria Manual.

Possess well-developed oral and written technical communication skills.

Experience in and knowledge of GIS.

Experience performing topographic surveys (using GPS and Total Station equipment).

Salary

Commensurate

Contact Information

For additional requirements and information regarding this position and to APPLY, please visit the City of Austin Employment website: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/62440

This positing closes on October 1, 2017.