Managing Engineer (Capital Project Delivery and Asset Management Program)

Company

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas

Job Description

This position reports directly to the Department Director of the Watershed Protection Department (WPD). The Managing Engineer will provide programmatic oversight and management of the WPD capital project delivery process, programmatic oversight and management of the WPD in-house small project delivery process, and oversight of the Department’s Asset Management program. These functions span the Department’s three primary missions (flood risk reduction, stream restoration, and water quality protection) and require a high-degree of integration with business and service delivery processes across all parts of the organization, as well as with other City processes and departments.

Essential functions and duties specific to this position:
1. Implement and manage a programmatic approach to accelerate and improve deliver of large capital improvement projects, smaller in-house projects, and the Department’s Asset Management program. This will require a high degree of collaboration across the department with executives and senior managers, as well as with other City departments.
2. Develop and oversee the implementation of a rigorous QA/QC program for all capital improvement projects and for smaller in-house projects. Perform QA/QC and/or delegate as appropriate.
3. Perform special investigations and evaluations as assigned by the Department Director, and in collaboration as needed with internal and external stakeholders, to identify the causes or sources of an identified problem(s), concern, or complaint and recommend actions to resolve or mitigate the issue.
4. Assist, mentor, and coach internal capital project sponsors and in-house project design teams with project management processes and procedures.
5. Assist internal capital project sponsors and in-house design teams with inter-departmental processes and procedures (e.g. permitting, procurement, utility conflicts, etc.).
6. Undertake or oversee special projects as assigned to support the development and implementation of new policies or departmental initiatives (e.g., update of the City of Austin Drainage Criteria Manual).
7. Participate with other internal staff (e.g., Finance) with analyses of existing business processes and practices related to capital project delivery and evaluation and recommendation of process improvements.

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, eight (8) years experience in engineering, six (6) years of work experience must be acquired after licensing as a professional engineer and four (4) years of which were in a supervisory capacity
• A Masters Degree will substitute for up to one (1) year of work experience
• PhD degree will substitute for up to two (2) years of work experience

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas

Job Requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Ten (10) or more years of progressively advanced experience in civil/environmental engineering after licensing as a professional engineer, including the management and oversight of senior level engineering staff.

Masters or PhD degree in civil or environmental engineering preferred.

Extensive knowledge of and experience with capital project delivery processes – feasibility evaluation, preliminary engineering, engineering design, quality assurance/control, permitting, construction bid document preparation, and construction management.

Experience using common program and project management tools for work flow definition, resource-loaded scheduling, change control, record-keeping, etc.

Knowledge of the various types of capital projects included in the Department’s Capital Improvement Plan (e.g., creek flood risk reduction, storm drain system improvements, open channel stormwater conveyance, stream channel stabilization and restoration, stormwater detention, and stormwater treatment).

Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

Certification as a Project Management Professional (PM) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

For additional requirements, information and to APPLY for this vacancy, please visit the City of Austin Employment website: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/65298

Engineer III (EIT) - Civil Engineering/Commercial and Residential Land Development

Company

Pape-Dawson Engineers

Location

Austin, TX

Job Description

This position is involved in the practical application of engineering principles to design infrastructure for site or commercial and residential land development projects.


Responsibilities:

•Assist a Project Manager in the production of project plans, specifications and cost estimates
•Develop feasible design alternatives and compare significant parameters such as typical sections, horizontal and vertical alignments, right-of-way requirements and cost
•Identify and analyze the principle design features and major design alternatives that satisfy the project’s purpose and need
•Use computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents
•Prepare written technical reports and engineering studies using approved company format
•Direct production work of technicians
 

Job Requirements

•Bachelor of Science degree in civil or agricultural engineering from an ABET accredited college or university
•3 years' experience in civil design - site, commercial and/or residential design
•Familiar with engineering principles, techniques, and procedures
•Experience using computer aided design techniques
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, clients, and public agencies
•Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D and MS Office Suite
•Effective communication skills, both oral and written
•Must be able to work Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm with occasional overtime
•Must be reliable and dependable

Salary

Salary commensurate w/experience; Pape-Dawson offers an extremely competitive benefits package to eligible employees.

Contact Information

Please visit our website and search for Job ID 2018-1655 to apply:
http://www.pape-dawson.com/job-opportunities/

Project Manager - Water/Wastewater

Company

Pape-Dawson Engineers

Location

Austin, TX

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing all aspects of engineering for water/wastewater utility projects for public and private clients. In addition to leading a team of engineers and technical professionals, this position will also be actively involved in professional associations and community organizations as Pape-Dawson continues building partnerships within the community we serve in Austin.


Responsibilities:

•Prepare proposals, budgets and client agreements
•Lead and oversee design and technical aspects of the team(s) projects including detailed engineering design and calculations, report writing, permitting and presentations to clients
•Write responses to client Requests for Qualifications or Solicitations (RFQ's)
•Develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, public agency officials and community leaders
•Coordinate and monitor project tasks, budgets and schedules
•Responsible for the technical and professional development of project team(s)
•Participate in the development of company design and production standards
•Actively participate in professional associations and civic organizations within the community
 

Job Requirements

•Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited college or university
•Professional Engineer (P.E.) designation in the State of Texas
•6 or more years' experience managing substantial water and wastewater projects from conception to completion
•Extensive knowledge of design and construction practices for waterlines, storage tanks, pump stations, wastewater lines, lift stations and forcemains
•Some knowledge of water and wastewater treatment facility design and construction
•Proven ability to effectively communicate, both oral and written skills
•Proven ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with clients, public agency officials and community leaders
•Proven ability to lead a team of engineers and technical professionals
•Actively involved in professional associations and civic organizations
•Must be able to work 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday

Salary

Salary commensurate w/experience. Pape-Dawson Engineers offers an extremely competitive benefits package to eligible employees.

Contact Information

Please visit our website and search for Job ID 2018-1659 to apply:

http://www.pape-dawson.com/job-opportunities/

Engineer A

Company

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Road

Job Description

The position will serve as the primary contact for the City’s Regional Stormwater Management Program (RSMP); provide engineering modeling and design support for floodplain review, in-house floodplain and drainage studies and flood risk reduction designs; support the modeling and inundation mapping efforts of the City’s Flood Early Warning System (FEWS) program and serve as a FEWS support team member during activations for storm events.

As the primary contact for RSMP, the position will provide engineering analysis and review for the program. These duties will include: coordination with applicants; engineering analysis and research for projects; arrangement of discussions with applicants to determine the feasibility of participation; and tracking the progress of RSMP requests over the lives of the associated projects.

Some RSMP projects lead to the development of Public-Private Partnerships for the design and construction of drainage improvements. The position will participate in the design of such improvements and will coordinate with applicants, Watershed Engineering Division design team staff, Field Operations engineers, Field Operations crews, and inspection services to facilitate the design and construction of offsite improvements that provide regional stormwater management benefits.

Essential duties and responsibilities specific to this position:

1. Coordinate with applicants to the RSMP program to research projects for which participation is requested, arrange discussions to determine the feasibility of participation, provide engineering analysis as needed, and track the progress of RSMP requests over the lives of the associated projects.
2. Coordinate with Development Services Department drainage and water quality reviewers to ensure that calculations and plans submitted in support of RSMP applications are properly reviewed and that the review and approval process for RSMP fits into the overall development review timeline.
3. Work with applicants, Watershed Engineering Division Design Team staff, Field Operations engineers, Fidl Operations crews, and Inspection services to facilitate the design and construction of offsite improvements that provide regional stormwater management benefits through public-private partnership agreements developed through the RSMP.
4. Provide modeling review support for floodplain studies, perform floodplain review for development applications, and provide modeling and design support for in-house floodplain and drainage studies and flood risk reduction design projects.
5. Support the modeling and inundation mapping efforts of the FEWS program and serve as a FEWS support team member during activations for storm events.

Job Requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, particularly with the HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS and StormCAD packages or similar models.

Familiarity with the City of Austin’s land development code (particularly the drainage-related elements) and drainage criteria.

Experience in the analysis and design of storm drainage systems (open and closed), detention ponds, and projects focused on the design of solutions for flood risk reduction.

Experience with ArcGIS and with associated enterprise databases and database connectivity software (Oracle, SQL, etc.).

Experience with two-dimensional modeling and with distributed hydrologic models such as Vflo or Infoworks ICM.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Certification as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

For additional information and requirements for this position and to APPLY, please visit the City of Austin Employment site: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/65119.

17-56R Engineer V (Senior)

Company

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Location

Austin

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or a related field.
• Three years of professional engineering experience.
• Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas.

Preferred Qualifications
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
• Certified Associate in Project Management.
• Experience in planning and/or design of water treatment, storage and distribution systems.
• Experience in planning and/or design of wastewater treatment plants and collection systems.
• Experience in construction related inspection, oversight or monitoring of water and/or wastewater projects.
• Experience with water laws, federal and state programs and permitting.

Job Requirements

Performs advanced (senior-level) varied and complex technical analysis and engineering evaluation of reports, facility plans, construction plans and specifications, construction schedules, contracts, change orders and other required project and program documents to ensure that the TWDB financial assistance projects comply with Board rules and design criteria. Makes recommendations on eligibility for funding and project approval. Ensures that projects comply with all engineering and construction related program requirements and that project files are accurate and complete. Serves as an advisor on engineering related matters and oversees applicable reviews conducted by Team Project Reviewers to help ensure that TWDB funded projects comply with Board rules, design criteria and acceptable engineering practices. Represents the Regional Water Planning and Development at assigned meetings and engagements. May train others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the Regional Water Project Development Team 1.

Essential Job Functions
• Performs technical review and evaluation of engineering related financial assistance documents based upon established guidelines providing relevant deficiencies, options and recommendations to ensure compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
• Develops relevant engineering information needed for Board consideration of the funding request and make final recommendations on the feasibility of the proposed project/application.
• Reviews applications for financial assistance.
• Advises applicants on TWDB requirements according to the different funding programs.
• Provides guidance, oversight, and approval of reviews conducted by Project Reviewers.
• Coordinates with various federal and state agencies regarding project and programs.
• Monitors project schedules, budgets, and invoice costs and/or released costs to identify potential issues or delays.
• Serves as contract manager and monitors contract schedules, requirements, terms, and conditions; reviews eligibility and approves payment requests.
• May conduct on site observations to monitors the progress of the construction of water and wastewater treatment systems for compliance with TWDB rules and specifications.
• Assists owners with problem resolution, and ensures work is completed in accordance with approved plans and specifications.
• Manages various aspects of projects, recommends course of action to reduce delays, and documents project files on significant actions.
• Provides information and assistance to appropriate TWDB staff and clients.
• Stays informed of changes to pertinent laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, and instructions and correctly applies them to assigned projects.
• Identifies and participates in internal and external job-related trainings.
• Coordinates and assists the engineering discipline lead and RWPD Management Analyst as needed.
• Maintains current information in TxWise.
• 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 or the position to include, attending mandatory training courses.
• May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Salary

$5,258.67 - $5,417.00/M* Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Contact Information

Apply Via Mail/Hand Delivery: Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701, via facsimile (512) 463-7644, via email HR@twdb.texas.gov or via Work in Texas (www.workintexas.com). Refer to Human Resources (512) 475-2142.

Equal Opportunity Employer

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/index.asp

Engineer C (Local Flood Risk Reduction Section)

Company

City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Location

505 Barton Springs Road

Job Description

This position is a member of the Watershed Engineering Division (WED), Local Flood Risk Reduction (LFRR) section. Our mission is to protect life, property, and the environment from the effects of flooding. The work of the LFRR section includes the management of consultants and staff to complete projects that will reduce local flood hazards to 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.

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

Essential functions and duties specific to this position:
1. Assistance with the planning, design and construction of small projects and capital improvement projects for flood hazard mitigation. Application of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling systems for primarily storm drain systems, creeks, detention ponds, channel modifications, and levees/floodwalls.
2. Assistance with the 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. Assistance with identification and prioritization of flood hazard mitigation projects. Assist with and conduct in-house engineering assessments for potential projects. Assist with and conduct evaluations and updates of information related to the City’s Watershed Masterplan.
4. Perform field work (including topographic survey) and site visits for active and prospective project areas.
5. Meet with City engineering, development review and legal staff, consulting engineers, contractors, developers, and private citizens on matters related to drainage, flooding, and flood hazard mitigation. Review of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling systems prepared by others.

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

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.

ENGINEER C:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work 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. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:
This position requires a State of Texas Professional Engineer License or if licensed in another state, must obtain Texas P.E. within 6 months of hire date.

DRIVING REQUIREMENTS:
A valid Texas Driver’s License is required if driving on City business. If selected as the top candidate, your driving record will be evaluated. Job offer is contingent on meeting the City’s Driver Eligibility Standards which includes not exceeding the applicable Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) points or City Driver Points (CDP).

ASSESSMENT:
A skills assessment(s) may be conducted as part of the interview process.

EDUCATION:
Verification of education will be conducted on the top candidate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to carry/lift/push/pull up to 20 lbs. Ability to climb/sit/stand/bend/stoop/walk/squat/kneel/reach above shoulder level to conduct field work/site visits/creek walks/carrying survey equipment and flood reconnaissance kits in the field.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Must be able to navigate in various types of weather conditions and terrains (e.g. performing site visits and creek walks).

Job Requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree in Civil Engineering with emphasis in water resources.

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, Inforworks, 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 with experience

Contact Information

For additional requirements and information regarding this position and to APPLY, please visit the City of Austin Job site: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/64880. Job Requisition Number is COA077694.

Engineer I/ Job Posting 18-30, 18-31, 18-32 and 18-33

Company

Texas Water Development Board

Location

Austin

Job Description

Performs routine (journey-level) technical analysis and engineering evaluation of reports, facility plans, construction plans and specifications, construction schedules, contracts, change orders and other required project and program documents. Responsible for ensuring that TWDB financial assistance projects comply with Board rules and design criteria. Makes recommendations on eligibility for funding and project approval. Ensures that projects comply with all engineering and construction related program requirements and that project files are accurate and complete. Represents Regional Water Planning and Development (RWPD) at assigned meetings and engagements. May train others. Works under moderate supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the RWPD Department.

Job Requirements

Essential Job Functions
• Reviews applications for financial assistance.
• Advises applicants on TWDB requirements according to the different funding programs.
• Develops relevant engineering information needed for Board consideration of the funding request and make final recommendations on the feasibility of the proposed project/application.
• Coordinates with various federal and state agencies regarding project and programs.
• Performs technical review and evaluation of engineering related financial assistance documents; determines relevant deficiencies, options and recommendations to ensure compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
• Monitors project schedules, budgets, and invoice costs and/or released costs to identify potential issues or delays.
• Serves as contract manager and monitors contract schedules, requirements, terms, and conditions; reviews eligibility and approves payment requests.
• Conducts on-site observations to monitor the progress of the construction of water and wastewater treatment systems to for compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
• Assists owners with problem resolution, and ensures work is completed in accordance with approved plans and specifications.
• Manages various aspects of projects, recommends course of action to reduce delays, and documents project files on significant actions.
• Provides information and assistance to appropriate TWDB staff and clients.
• Stays informed of changes to pertinent laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, and instructions and correctly applies them to assigned projects.
• Identifies and participates in internal and external job-related trainings.
• Maintains current information in TxWise.
• 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.
• Performs other duties as assigned.                                                                                                • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or a related field.
• One to two years of engineering-related experience.
• Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas.
• Relevant education and experience can be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Salary

$4,125.00-$4,700.00/Monthly* Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Contact Information

Apply Via Mail/Hand Delivery: Texas Water Development Board
Stephen F. Austin Building, 1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701, via facsimile (512) 463-7644, via email HR@twdb.texas.gov or via Work in Texas (www.workintexas.com). Refer to Human Resources (512) 475-2142. Equal Opportunity Employer.

http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/