Bridge Load Rating and Inspection Engineer (Transportation Engineer I, II, III or IV) - Bridge Division

Company

Texas Department of Transportation

Location

118 E Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas

Job Description

Performs advanced and complex engineering work in bridge inspections. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.

Job Requirements

  • Analyzes, performs, and checks bridge load ratings in accordance with TxDOT practice.

  • Ensures compliance with National Bridge Inspection Standards.

  • Researches and responds to technical and policy questions related to bridge inspection and maintains bridge inspection data; analyzes data and provides summaries.

  • Performs fracture critical member inspections and scour critical evaluations; travels statewide as required to perform this essential duty. Assists districts with bridge inspection-related matters.

  • Schedules, assigns and oversees bridge inspection activities.

  • Performs final review, prepares, evaluates and negotiates contracts with consultants for routine, fracture critical and underwater bridge inspections.

  • Develops standards in conjunction with TxDOT divisions and districts and the Federal Highway Administration and ensures compliance with National Bridge Inspection Standards.

  • May serve as a lead worker.

  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned.

Salary

$51,614.00 – $94,000.00

Contact Information

Apply here:
https://careers.txdot.gov/psc/pshcma1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=113588&PostingSeq=1&languageCd=ENG

Bridge Division - Bridge Inspection Engineer (Transportation Engineer II, III or IV)

Company

Texas Department of Transportation

Location

118 E Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas

Job Description

Performs advanced and complex bridge and structural engineering work in the functional area of bridge inspection. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.

Job Requirements

  • Assists districts with bridge inspection-related matters.

  • Coordinates and performs fracture critical member inspections and scour critical evaluations, underwater inspections; travels statewide as required to perform this essential duty.

  • Performs final review, prepares, evaluates and negotiates contracts with consultants for routine, fracture critical and underwater bridge inspections.

  • Serves as a primary help desk resource for routine technical and policy issues. Represents the district/division at technical meetings and public hearings at local, state, federal and international levels.

  • Answers technical and policy questions related to bridge inspection and maintains bridge inspection data; analyzes data and provides summaries.

  • Ensures compliance with National Bridge Inspection Standards.

  • Makes presentations and represents TxDOT and performs and documents in-house research studies.

  • Performs inspections, structural evaluations, rating, and analyses of bridges and related structures that have low appraisal and condition ratings or are recommended for closure.

  • Inspects structures for impact damage and construction problems and may design emergency shoring to prevent collapse of damaged structures.

  • Performs other job responsibilities as assigned

Salary

$55,184.00 – $91,627.25

Contact Information

Apply here:
https://careers.txdot.gov/psc/pshcma1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=113615&PostingSeq=1&languageCd=ENG

Bridge Inspection Quality Assurance Engineer (Transportation Engineer III or IV) - Bridge Division

Company

Texas Department of Transportation

Location

118 E Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas

Job Description

Performs advanced and complex transportation engineering work in bridge inspection. Ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws, policies, procedures, standards and guidelines. Work requires contact with governmental officials and private entities. Employees at this level establish their own work plan and priorities to meet set objectives. Issues are rarely referred to the supervisor but are handled at the occurrence.

Job Requirements

  • Structural engineering terminology, principles, practices and methods and the application of engineering theory

  • Applicable testing methods, processes and procedures

  • Computerized structural analysis techniques

  • Applicable laws, rules and regulations

  • Bridge inspection and appraisal methods and procedures

  • Applicable industry safety standards, guidelines and specification codes

  • Researching, analyzing and interpreting policies and state and federal laws and regulations

  • The use of personal computers and applicable programs, applications and systems

  • Contract development and oversight

  • Communicating complex ideas and information clearly, concisely, and effectively

Salary

$59,004.00 – $91,627.25

Contact Information

Apply here: https://careers.txdot.gov/psc/pshcma1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=113549&PostingSeq=1&languageCd=ENG&

Capital Program Consultant

Company

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Road

Job Description

This senior level position serves in a leadership role in the Capital Program Management Office (CPMO) of the Watershed Protection Department.

The CPMO provides programmatic support for the WPD Capital Improvement Program (CIP) project delivery teams in Watershed Engineering and Environmental Resource Management along with the department's Planning and Financial Management divisions. Objectives of the CPMO are accelerated delivery, increased output and quality of the department's CIP infrastructure projects. The CPMO's functions include process improvements and accountability for WPD's project delivery; QA/QC of CIP deliverables, CIP financial/resource needs evaluation, standards development and project delivery training and coaching for WPD staff. CPMO also leads the department's asset management planning program, facilitates the in-house project delivery process, and leads CIP coordination efforts with other City departments and external entities.

The Capital Program Consultant position will primarily focus on the capital project delivery functions and report directly to the manager of the CPMO. This position requires strong leadership and communication skills along with education and experience in project/program management of civil engineering projects or strongly related field in capital project delivery and management.ic Library Card

  • Medical and Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Account

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Longevity

Leave Benefits:

  • Vacation

  • Sick

  • City Holidays

Job Requirements

  • Graduate degree in Civil Engineering, Project/Program Management or closely related field

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

  • Experience with capital improvement project management and program management best practices

  • Experience with long-range capital improvement program planning and portfolio management

  • Demonstrated experience and success leading cross-functional multidisciplinary project delivery and process improvement teams

  • Experience in the design and construction of capital improvement infrastructure projects

  • Experience in implementing business process systems for project and program management

Salary

Commensurate

Contact Information

For additional information regarding this vacancy and to apply, please visit the City of Austin Employment webpage:

https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/74583

Engineer - Associate with Development Services

Company

City of Round Rock Development Services

Location

Round Rock, TX

Job Description

Description

The Engineer Associate is an entry-level civil engineer with the Planning and Development Services Department. Duties include: performing plan review, reviewing citizen requests, performing studies, and providing technical services to contractors and developers.

Examples of Duties

  • Responds to a broad range of requests for information, service, concerns, or complaints from citizens, businesses, government agencies, internal departments, and/or other interested parties regarding a variety of engineering-related issues. Gathers and analyzes data in order to respond to complaints from citizens. Makes recommendations to supervisor(s) for solutions based on research findings.

  • Coordinates and administers design construction bidding/permitting processes; reviews projects involving multiple disciplines and design criteria, which include reviewing complex projects and making recommendations for alternative design; and reviewing studies (flood, wastewater capacity, TIA's, etc.) with the assistance of the Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer; executes tasks as associate engineer by coordinating and setting meetings; coordinates with engineers, surveyors, and contractors; responds to technical project inquires; meets with internal staff and staff from other departments, and consultants regularly to discuss issues and provide advice related to regulations and identify potential problems and solutions by advising the Senior Engineer and Principal Engineer on project-related issues and code interpretations; recommends approval of payments/estimates of cost within established guidelines; ensures conformance with project/permit timelines and fiscal constraints; and/or, performs other related activities.

  • Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and/or task forces to provide technical engineering information based on assigned area of responsibility. Provides expertise by analyzing, reviewing, and critiquing development projects and plans.

  • Reviews engineering plans submitted from consultants (engineers, surveyors, designers, and/or other applicable parties) to provide stipulations, informational comments, technical comments, and recommendations, ensuring compliance with applicable design standards. Provides expertise by analyzing, reviewing, and critiquing design and plans.

  • Performs in-house design, detail, and drafting of capital projects.

  • Participates in amending, interpreting, and implementing city ordinances and policies to improve and provide an adequate degree of safety in response to the changing market demands in design and construction.

  • Creates, updates, and maintains numerous reference materials, manuals, and brochures, which may also include forms, checklists, plats, board packets, reports, and/or other related information.

  • Provides administrative technical assistance to applicable boards and/or commissions.

  • Reviews engineering plans in assigned area of responsibility. Responsible for conveying/incorporating review comments to/from internal departments.

Experience and Training

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering or a closely related field.

  • No experience required but one year of work experience is preferred.

  • Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Must have Engineering In Training (EIT) in the State of Texas within two (2) years of hire.

  • Valid Texas Driver's License or the ability to obtain one prior to employment.

The City of Round Rock recognizes that everyone is concerned about financial protection - both now and for the future. Recognizing that employees are essential in the operation of an organization, the City wants to help provide our employees and their families with a measure of security through our benefit program.

Benefits

Working toward that goal, the City offers security for the present and the future.

Security for the Present:

  • Health Plan

  • Dental Plan

  • Vision Plan

  • Additional Supplemental Plans (optional)

Security for the Future:

  • Retirement Plan

  • Deferred Compensation Plans

Additional Benefits:

  • Education Reimbursement Assistance

  • Clay Madsen Recreation Center Membership

  • Employee & Family Pool Pass (seasonal)

  • Round Rock Public Library Card

  • Medical and Dependent Day Care Reimbursement Account

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Longevity

Leave Benefits:

  • Vacation

  • Sick

  • City Holidays

Website
https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/planning-and-development-services/

Job Requirements

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Construction experience

  • Transportation knowledge

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Hydrology/Hydraulics knowledge

  • HEC-RAS/HEC-HMS knowledge

  • Geotechnical engineering knowledge

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Driven by results

Salary

$25.84 - $32.29 Hourly ($53,747.20 - $67,163.20 Annually)

Contact Information

Apply Here to Engineer - Associate listing, Job Number 201800286

https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/human-resources/jobs/

Associate Engineer (EIT)

Company

City of Hutto

Location

Hutto, TX

Job Description

The City of Hutto is experiencing phenomenal residential and commercial growth, which requires a team of passionate innovative, high-performing, capable professionals to negotiate the challenges that come with rapid growth. If you thrive in a collaborative, entrepreneurial, fast-paced business environment, and are energized by exceeding expectations and working for a higher purpose with goals and benchmarks, we hope you'll consider joining the trusted professionals at the City of Hutto.

If you want to be a part of keeping the small-town feel in Hutto while providing big-town opportunities, then consider joining our team.

Work for the City of Hutto. Passion. People. Purpose.

We are currently hiring an Associate Engineer!

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Associate Engineer is an entry-level engineer and is an Engineer in Training with the Utilities, Transportation, or Engineering and Public Works /Development Services Departments. Duties include: performing site development /construction plan review, Plat review, reviewing citizen requests, performing studies, and providing technical services to contractors and developers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment.

  • Responds to a broad range of requests for information, service, concerns, or complaints from citizens, businesses, government agencies, and/or other interested parties regarding a variety of civil engineering-related issues. Gathers and analyzes data in order to respond to complaints from citizens. Makes recommendations for solutions based on research findings.

  • Manages assigned projects, which includes: overseeing the design, bidding, and construction of projects; participating in the selection of design consultants; reviewing construction plans; coordinating and administering construction bidding processes; administering construction contracts; responding to technical project inquiries; approving payments within established guidelines; monitoring project budgets; ensuring conformance with project timelines and fiscal constraints; and/or, performing other related activities.

  • Participates in/on a variety of meetings, committees, and/or task forces to provide technical engineering information based on assigned area of responsibility. Provides expertise by analyzing, reviewing, and critiquing development projects and plans.

  • Reviews engineering plans submitted from consultants, surveyors, designers, and/or other applicable parties to provide stipulations, informational, technical, and recommendation comments, ensuring compliance with applicable City rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, and/or other applicable design standards.

  • Performs in-house design, detail, and drafting of capital improvement projects.

  • Prepares cost estimates and schedules for Capital improvement projects.

  • Participates in amending, interpreting, and implementing city ordinances and policies to improve and provide a reasonable degree of safety in response to the changing market demands in development.

  • Creates, updates, and maintains numerous reference materials, manuals, and brochures, which may also include forms, checklists, plats, board packets, reports, and/or other related information.

  • Provides administrative technical assistance to applicable boards.

  • Designs, draws, and prepares a variety of engineering plans in assigned area of responsibility.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Work experience and/or academic knowledge in Transportation and Traffic engineering, Drainage and Storm water Management, Water and Wastewater Utilities will be valuable and taken into consideration for selection process.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or equivalent engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited program from an accredited college or university.

  • Engineer In Training Certification in the State of Texas

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member of professional practice organization

Salary

$65,000-$80,000

Contact Information

jobs@huttotx.gov

E.I.T. / Assistant Project Manager

Company

The Rios Group, Inc.

Location

Round Rock, Texas

Job Description

The Engineer-in-Training (EIT) will apply basic engineering principles, under the direction of a Professional Engineer, to project assignments. The EIT will become familiar with the engineering staff, methods, practices, and procedures of the firm to provide Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) services. The position reports to the Senior Project Manager. It is a salaried, exempt from overtime position, and may require working more than 40 hours per week.

Essential Job Functions

  • Able to perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment under the direction of a Professional Engineer/ Project Manager.

  • Able to apply standard practices and techniques in specific situations.

  • Able to collect, adjust, and correlate data and recognize discrepancies in results.

  • Able to perform project assignments within the scope of work and guidelines defined by the Project Manager, and within the time and schedule allocations provided. These assignments will include, but are not limited to:

    • Obtaining permits as needed for project executions

    • Preparing engineering documents using AutoCAD and/or Microstation software platforms.
      o Reviewing and processing field data on assigned projects

    • Performing quantity take offs and assisting in development of client proposals

    • Preparing drawings for exhibits and reports

    • Preparing and assembling project deliverable packages

    • Contacting local, state and federal agencies and client personnel to request and check data, reports, and other material, at the direction of a Project Manager

  • Able to communicate clearly with other company personnel, including Project Managers, Field Staff, and Leadership via telephone, text and email.

  • Able to report to work on-time.

Job Requirements

  • Education (Minimum) - B.S. degree in Civil Engineering

  • Certification – EIT in Texas or ability to obtain within 6 months

  • Minimum previous Engineering experience required, however internships with Engineering firm a plus

  • Mastery of MS Office products, i.e.: MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is a plus

  • Must pass pre-employment drug & alcohol screenings

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Krystal Bybee
Business Manager
817-345-7500
kbybee@rios-group.com

19-19 Coastal Hydrologist (Hydrologist III or Engineer III)

Company

Texas Water Development Board

Location

1700 N. Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Job Description

Performs complex to highly complex (journey-level to senior-level) hydrologic analysis and modeling for the Bays and Estuaries Department in the Surface Water Division. Work involves maintaining and executing hydrologic models in support of freshwater inflow estimates as well as conducting scientific analyses of hydrologic data in support of environmental flows and water resources planning. Oversees and participates in the planning, execution, and summary of scientific studies, including assistance with field data collection. Serves as a liaison at public meetings; provides technical support to stakeholder and scientific committees; and, communicates analyses and results to general and technical audiences. May train others. Works under general to limited supervision, with moderate to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the Bays and Estuaries Department.

Essential Job Functions

  • Generates, maintains, and updates the coastal hydrology database of freshwater inflow estimates from rivers and coastal watersheds to Texas estuaries, including obtaining, processing, conducting quality assurance/quality control, and version control of data.
    • Calibrates, evaluates, and applies rainfall-runoff models (e.g., TxRR, HEC-HMS, NWM, HL-RDHM, SWAT, etc.) to coastal watersheds.

  • Plans and executes scientific studies to improve the representation of key hydrological components in coastal freshwater inflow estimations and to aid water resources planning.

  • Develops and implements new or improved methods for computing freshwater inflows.

  • Writes, executes, and maintains the Python, Linux, Fortran, and ArcGIS programs and scripts.

  • Conducts statistical or graphical analyses of hydrologic data to detect spatial/temporal patterns and trends and to inform environmental flow and water resources planning studies.

  • Maintains and posts updates of coastal hydrology data and technical memos to the agency website.

  • Writes, reviews, and evaluates technical memos, reports, work process, and policy documents.

  • Provides presentations and informational material to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Assists with field studies, including planning, on-site work, equipment installation, data acquisition, and data management.

  • Serves as liaison and provides technical support and information to stakeholder groups, scientific committees, and customers.

  • Seeks and supports opportunities to collaborate with academia, consulting firms, federal and state agencies, and other stakeholders to improve coastal hydrology datasets.

  • Serves as contract manager for research and monitoring contracts.

  • Maintains confidential and sensitive information.

  • Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agency’s records retention procedures and schedule.

  • Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position to include attending mandatory training courses.

  • May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes, including the transport and operation of boats and equipment.

  • Requires work outdoors, occasionally in small boats, possibly during inclement weather or under hot/cold temperatures.

  • Requires work days to occasionally exceed eight hours, including early mornings, late nights and weekends.

  • May travel up to 20% of the time.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the Bays and Estuaries Department, including water management and environmental flows in Texas, and of the principles and practices of public administration.

  • Knowledge of scientific, engineering, statistical, modeling, and hydrologic principles and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the practical application of hydrology, water quality, and water management technologies.

  • Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.

  • Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.

  • Skills in scientific data collection, management, and interpretation, particularly of hydrologic data.

  • Skills in using and applying models, particularly rainfall-runoff models, and statistical procedures.

  • Skills in programming/scripting languages, such as Python, Fortran, Matlab, or equivalent, for developing and modifying software and scripts for conducting analyses and to maintain automated processes.

  • Skills in spatial data analysis techniques (e.g., ArcGIS, etc.).

  • Skills in multivariate statistics or predictive modeling.

  • Ability to meet public/government officials to initiate studies and to request data pertinent to studies.

  • Ability to lead scientific studies/field operations and perform duties as assigned without direct supervision.

  • Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave, and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.

  • Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.

  • Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.

  • Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.

  • Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.

  • Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors.

  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment and accept assignments from multiple authorities.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and schedule work to maintain regular progress on assignments and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.

  • Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs. over varying terrain, carry equipment in varying weather, and to work in small boats.

  • Ability and willingness to travel 20% of the time, primarily within the State of Texas.

  • Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a driver’s license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.

  • Ability to operate and transport motorized boats up to 25-ft length safely, effectively, and independently or a willingness to learn.

  • Ability to work days that may exceed eight hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.

  • Ability to train others.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Hydrology, Geology, Oceanography, Civil Engineering, or related fields with emphasis in hydrology or water resources.

  • Five years of experience in applying hydrologic/hydraulic or geophysical models and analyzing hydrologic data for seasonal characteristics and trends to inform water resources applications.

  • Engineer III – Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas.

  • Education and experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree, or working towards completion of a graduate degree, from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Hydrology, Geology, Oceanography, or Water Resources.

  • Previous experience in conducting surface water hydrology studies.

  • Previous experience conducting quality assurance/quality control of scientific measurement data.

  • Previous experience accessing, processing, displaying, and analyzing large scientific datasets.

  • Previous experience in project management and project reporting.

  • Familiarity with the hydrology, climatology, and geology of Texas.

Salary

$4,023.17 - $5,239.00/MO *

Contact Information

IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MUST SUBMIT A COMPLETED STATE OF TEXAS APPLICATION. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DROP OFF AN APPLICATION AT OUR OFFICE.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR STATE OF TEXAS APPLICATION.

FOR APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/index.asp
APPLY VIA FAX (512) 463-7644; APPLY VIA HR email hr@twdb.texas.gov; APPLY VIA Work in Texas
Apply VIA MAIL/ HAND DELIVERY:
Texas Water Development Board
Stephen F. Austin Building,
1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670,
Austin, Texas 78701

A State of Texas Application for employment is required for each position in which you are interested. A resume and cover letter may be attached to the application form as supplemental information.
Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.