Civil Engineering EIT

Company

MWM DesignGroup

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

Great opportunity to join a group of dedicated professionals and have a hand in getting important public projects built throughout the Central Texas Area.  
 
MWM DesignGroup is looking for Civil Engineering EITs and PEs - you’ll get mentoring from experienced engineers in public infrastructure and site development, while also collaborating with other internal disciplines including architects, landscape architects, surveyors, and permit expeditors. If you enjoy working in a team environment and want to expand your horizons - then come join us at MWM DesignGroup! 

We offer a variety of project and client types, with a focus on public entities. Recent and ongoing projects include utilities, storm water modeling and infrastructure, roadway, sidewalks/trails, higher education, K-12, parks and recreational, civic, and transit. 

A few of the notable projects we’ve worked on include: US 183 Bergstrom Expressway, City of Bee Cave FM 2222 Expansion, City of Bastrop Downtown Streetscape and State Park Trail, CapMetro Downtown Station, UT Austin Player Development Center, UT Austin Applied Research Laboratory, ACC Highland Campus Phases I and II, Texas State University Health Professions Building, Austin ISD New Southwest Elementary School,  City of Austin MLK Boulevard Transit Oriented Development Stormwater Improvements, City of Austin Waller Creek Tunnel, Travis County Bee Creek Sports Complex, and Texas Parks & Wildlife Garner State Park. 

MWM DesignGroup outcompetes larger companies with an expert and enthusiastic team. Our focus on fun and enjoying our work as well as our industry leading talent further enhance our work environment. We promote and thrive in a culture of helpfulness and mentorship. A career at MWM DesignGroup is a place where your work will make a difference and where we will help you get to that next level of professional accomplishment.

Job Requirements

  • 1-5 years of experience in the office or in the field

  • Desire to work with others in a team-oriented culture

  • Experience with Civil 3D

  • Experience with Bentley StormCAD, HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS, or EPA SWMM

  • Desire to learn and excel

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Debbie Warner, debbiew@mwmdesigngroup.com

Civil Land Development Project Engineer

Company

MWM DesignGroup

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

Great opportunity to join a group of dedicated professionals and have a hand in getting important public projects built throughout the Central Texas Area.

MWM DesignGroup is looking for a Civil Engineering PE for our Land Development Group - you’ll get mentoring from experienced engineers in public site development, while also collaborating with other internal disciplines including architects, landscape architects, surveyors, and permit expeditors. If you enjoy working in a team environment and want to expand your horizons - then come join us at MWM DesignGroup!

We offer a variety of project and client types in both the private and public sector. Our projects include site development for parks/recreation, retail. office, schools, civic, transit, churches, and industrial facilities. We work directly with developers, owners, government entities, architectural firms as well as own internal team of architects to deliver these projects.

MWM DesignGroup outcompetes larger companies with an expert and enthusiastic team. Our focus on fun and enjoying our work as well as our industry leading talent further enhance our work environment. We promote and thrive in a culture of helpfulness and mentorship. A career at MWM DesignGroup is a place where your work will make a difference and where we will help you get to that next level of professional accomplishment.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience with land development engineering

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or related degree

  • Registered Texas Professional Engineer

  • Proficient: AutoCAD Civil 3D, StormCAD, HEC-HMS, PondPack, Microsoft Office and Project

  • Familiar with permitting process related to city, state, and federal regulations

  • Wide ranging knowledge of Temporary Traffic Control Planning, LEED/AEGB project certification, SWPPP, CLOMR/LOMR, , Structural Design (small retaining walls, etc.), Handicap Accessibility Design, Utility Design, H&H Modeling, Erosion/Sedimentation Control, Geometric Site Layout, Grading, and Stormwater Management (Detention and Water Quality)

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Debbie Warner, debbiew@mwmdesigngroup.com

Civil Infrastructure Project Engineer

Company

MWM DesignGroup

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

MWM DesignGroup is looking for an outstanding Civil Infrastructure Project Engineer!

We offer a variety of project and client types, with a focus on public entities. Recent and ongoing projects include utilities, storm water modeling and infrastructure, roadway, sidewalks/trails, and transit.

A few of the notable projects we’ve worked on include: US 183 Bergstrom Expressway, City of Bee Cave RR620 Trail, FM 2222 Expansion, City of Bastrop Downtown Streetscape and State Park Trail, Capital Metro Downtown Station, City of Austin MLK Boulevard Transit Oriented Development Stormwater Improvements, and City of Cedar Park Sidewalk Gaps Phases 2 and 3, and Cottonwood Wastewater Interceptor.

MWM DesignGroup outcompetes larger companies with an expert and enthusiastic team. Our focus on fun and enjoying our work as well as our industry leading talent further enhance our work environment. We promote and thrive in a culture of helpfulness and mentorship. A career at MWM DesignGroup is a place where your work will make a difference and where we will help you get to that next level of professional accomplishment.

You’ll get mentoring from experienced engineers and will also collaborate with other internal disciplines including architects, landscape architects, surveyors, and permit expeditors. If you enjoy working in a team environment and want to expand your horizons – then come join us at MWM DesignGroup!

Job Requirements

  • Texas PE license

  • 1-2 years of experience as a PE

  • Experience with Civil 3D

  • Experience with Bentley StormCAD, HEC-HMS, and HEC-RAS

  • Desire to learn, excel, and work with others in a team-oriented culture

Salary

Salary commensurate with experience

Contact Information

Debbie Warner, debbiew@mwmdesigngroup.com

Director of Flood Science & Community Assistance (Director III)

Company

Texas Water Development Board

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) work developing strategic direction for and administering daily operations and activities of the Texas Water Development Board’s newly created Flood Science & Community Assistance Division. Work involves (1) establishing a successful floodplain modeling and mapping program to support state flood planning efforts, (2) overseeing existing mapping activities supported through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) program, and (3) overseeing state and federal flood grants and outreach programs. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing technical guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating division activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. Recruits and hires qualified staff. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Deputy Executive Administrator of the Water Science and Conservation Office.

Essential Job Functions

  • Guides the creation of the Flood Science & Community Assistance Division and implementation of flood science programs to support regional and state flood planning.

  • Establishes, and oversees a state flood mapping program to inform stakeholders of flood risk and to support regional and state flood planning, including the development of technical standards and procedures for an internal floodplain mapping program.

  • Evaluates and oversees technical execution of floodplain models and data for mapping floodplains.

  • Oversees federal grants through the FEMA CTP program.

  • Oversees state and federal flood grants and outreach programs.

  • Provides effective leadership and management of staff, programs, and the division.

  • Encourages, develops, and maintains partnerships with federal, state, and local entities participating/seeking participation in state and federal flood mapping, mitigation, outreach, or grant programs.

  • Work closely with the Director of Flood Planning to ensure a singular agency vision and consistent approach to flood planning.

  • Reviews and evaluates technical reports for floodplain mapping and mitigation; provides presentations to technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Assists with review and analysis of legislation related to the duties of the division.

  • Presents agency and program information to external stakeholders and state, local, and federal entities, including providing testimony and serving as a resource witness to legislative staff and committees.

  • Oversees procurement, execution, and management of technical services contracts.

  • Manages all project activities within the division, providing technical direction and guidance.

  • Monitors and reports division work activities.

  • Authorizes division hiring, separations, disciplinary actions and employee performance rewards.

  • Assigns job duties, conducts performance evaluations, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and monitors and measures performance against goals.

  • Evaluates division performance and recommends and leads improvements.

  • Supports division administrative requirements related to organization, budget, and personnel.

  • Ensures the provision of quality customer service from the division to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manages the performance of direct reports, to include, timely completion of performance appraisals, and follow-through on disciplinary actions as needed.

  • 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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Physical/Natural/Environmental Sciences, or related field.

  • Five years of professional technical experience in flood-related work including: flood mitigation planning; flood risk studies; flood modelling and mapping; or other closely-related technical work.

  • Three years of progressively responsible professional work experience managing projects/programs and supervising staff (including multi-disciplinary teams).

  • Experience and graduate school education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Civil/Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Hydrologic/Hydraulic Modeling, Geographic Information Services, or related field.

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

  • Certified as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

  • More than five years of professional technical experience in flood-related work.

  • More than three years of progressively responsible professional work experience managing projects, programs, and staff (including multi-disciplinary teams).

  • Experience managing contracts and writing and producing technical reports.

  • Experience in using Geographical Information System technology to evaluate and present geospatial data.

  • Experience with hydrologic, hydraulic, hydrodynamic, or other computational/numerical models.

  • Experience with the FEMA and NFIP.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to state and federal flood programs and floodplain management in Texas, and to the principles and practices of public administration and management.

  • Knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic principles and procedures as applied to riverine and coastal systems.

  • Knowledge of relevant hydrologic/hydraulic/hydrodynamic models, including standard models and methods used to develop FEMA Base Level Engineering.

  • Knowledge of the NFIP, FEMA flood hazard mapping, Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), and floodplain management.

  • Possesses necessary skills and comprehensive knowledge to perform the job.

  • Skills in strategic and critical thinking, negotiation, and decision-making.

  • Skills in project management and grant/contract administration, including time-management and prioritization.

  • Skills in mediation and facilitation to assist customers and stakeholder groups throughout the state.

  • Skills in communicating with elected, local, state, and federal officials, stakeholders, and the media.

  • 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.

  • Ability to lead projects 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 in order with infrequent errors.

  • Ability to complete tasks and projects in a timely manner and persists until tasks are completed.

  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to agency staff, as well as to employees of other political entities and the public both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers, and others.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and schedule work in order 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 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 work days that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Ability to assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Salary

$6,999.25-9,418.50/ monthly

Contact Information

All interested candidates should apply via WorkInTexas.com
Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701
Please contact Human Resources for accommodation requests.
Phone: (512) 475-2142
Email: HR@twdb.texas.gov
Apply at: Work in Texas www.workintexas.com

19-64- Director of Flood Planning (Director III)

Company

Texas Water Development Board

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

Performs highly advanced (senior-level) work administering the daily operations and activities of the Texas Water Development Board’s new Flood Planning Division. Work involves: establishing a new, legislatively-mandated state flood planning program; directing the development of the first state flood plan; extensive stakeholder outreach and interaction; setting Division goals and objectives; developing technical and other guidance, internal procedures, policies, and agency rules; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating the newly created Flood Planning Division; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. Responsible for oversight of development, coordination, support, and review of multiple regional flood plans developed through contracts with regional flood planning regions and that will be the basis for the first state flood plan. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Deputy Executive Administrator of the Water Supply and Infrastructure Office.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for establishing and overseeing a new statewide flood planning program and preparing the first state flood plan including drafting related rules, developing technical and other guidance, and hiring and overseeing staff

  • Serves as a key flood planning technical resource in advising the Deputy Executive Administrator, in developing and overseeing the implementation of critical technical guidelines for flood planning, and in stakeholder interactions including with the legislature.

  • Supports and coordinates the development and adoption of guidance principles for the state and regional flood plans that reflect the public interest of the state.

  • Assists in establishing the initial regional flood planning areas and in identifying the initial membership of the regional flood planning groups.

  • Hires, trains, and manages Division staff who will support the regional flood planning groups and process including preparing materials/presentations to orient and guide staff and the regional flood planning groups in development of the first statewide, regional flood plans.

  • Develops the basis and approach for allocating legislatively appropriated funds for the development and management of the regional planning groups.

  • Oversees development and award of regional planning grant contracts including the associated scoping and guidance materials in support of regional flood plan development and coordination activities.

  • Develops internal procedures to support the regional flood planning and state flood plan development processes.

  • Determines the scope, content, and form of the regional flood plan contract documents, regional flood plans, and associated datasets.

  • Oversees the development of regional and state flood planning data collection and data management requirements.

  • Oversees all aspects of the regional flood planning process including extensive stakeholder coordination and outreach, development of supporting materials including data analyses, monitoring and providing administrative and technical support to the regional planning groups, agency review of draft and final regional flood plans and all regional flood planning data collection, synthetization and dissemination activities.

  • Provides effective leadership and management of the Flood Planning Division.

  • Work closely with the Director of Flood Science and Community Assistance to ensure a singular agency vision and consistent approach to flood planning.

  • Directs the development of the state flood plan including internal agency coordination, developing timelines and tasks, writing and overseeing the preparation of all related materials, including maps, to be contained in the plan. This work will be performed in parallel with the regional flood planning process that will produce plans on which much of the final state flood plan will be based.

  • Presents agency information on flood planning program to external stakeholders, including producing materials to support agency public education and outreach efforts.

  • Serves as a resource witness during legislative sessions or advisory committee hearings, other agencies (state and federal), with legislative staff or conferences.

  • Reviews results of special investigations, internal audits, research studies, forecasts and modeling exercises to provide direction and guidance.

  • Manages all project activities within the division, providing technical direction and guidance.

  • Monitors and reports division work activities.

  • Authorizes division hiring, separations, disciplinary actions and employee performance rewards.

  • Assigns job duties, conducts performance evaluations, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and monitors and measures performance against goals.

  • Evaluates division performance and recommends and leads improvements.

  • Supports division administrative requirements related to organization, budget and personnel.

  • Ensures the provision of quality customer service from the division to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manages the performance of direct reports, to include, timely completion of performance appraisals, and follow-through on disciplinary actions as needed.

  • 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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from accredited four-year college or university with a major in Planning, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Hydrology, Economics, Geography, Public Policy or Public Administration, or related field.

  • Five years of professional technical experience in flood-related work including: flood mitigation planning; flood risk studies; flood modelling and mapping; or other closely-related technical planning work.

  • Three years of progressively responsible professional work experience managing projects/programs and supervising staff.

  • Direct professional experience with and involvement in public stakeholder processes.

  • Experience and graduate school education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Planning, Civil/Environmental engineering, Hydrology, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography, Public Policy, or related field.

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

  • Certified as a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM).

  • More than five years of professional technical experience in flood-related work.

  • More than three years of progressively responsible professional work experience managing projects/programs and staff.

  • Experience managing contracts and writing and producing technical reports.

  • Experience in public administration of programs including regulation/rule-writing and public stakeholder relations.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of and close familiarity with flood issues and the principles related to flood risk mitigation and planning.

  • Knowledge of and close familiarity with flood modelling and mapping processes and GIS mapping in general.

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to flood planning; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.

  • Possesses necessary skills and comprehensive knowledge to perform the job.

  • 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.

  • Ability to quickly become conversant in flood-related federal, state and local laws and agencies, as well as associated flood programs, flood funding programs, policies, and regulations.

  • Ability to recognize, understand, and act on key interrelationships between science, data, policy, flood insurance, economics, finance, land use, water supply, infrastructure, governance, and public processes as they relate to evaluating and addressing flood risks at the regional and state levels.

  • Ability to coordinate with, convene, and work with numerous stakeholders including other agencies and institutions and technical experts.

  • Ability to successfully develop, deploy, and oversee contracts.

  • Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify and anticipate 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 complete assigned work, on time, neatly and in order with infrequent errors.

  • Ability to complete tasks and projects in a timely manner and persists until tasks are completed.

  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to agency staff, as well as to employees of other political entities and the public both verbally and in writing.

  • 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 in order with infrequent errors.

  • Ability to complete tasks and projects in a timely manner and persists until tasks are completed.

  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to agency staff, as well as to employees of other political entities and the public both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers, and others.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and schedule work in order 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 and willingness to travel 25% 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 work days that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Ability to assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Salary

$6,999.25-9,418.50/ monthly

Contact Information

All interested candidates should apply via WorkInTexas.com
Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701
Please contact Human Resources for accommodation requests.
Phone: (512) 475-2142
Email: HR@twdb.texas.gov
Apply at: Work in Texas www.workintexas.com

19-68- Coastal Modeler (Hydrologist III/Engineer III)

Company

Texas Water Development Board

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

Perform complex (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the Texas Water Development Board’s Groundwater Monitoring Department. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating department activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Director of the Groundwater Division.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides effective leadership and management of the Groundwater Monitoring Department.

  • Oversees the establishment of goals and objectives; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manage evaluation activities.

  • Develops and evaluates of the team’s budget requests, monitors budget expenditures, and makes adjustments.

  • Oversees the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and procedures; monitors compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Manages all project activities within the department, providing technical direction and guidance.

  • Monitors and reports department work activities.

  • Authorizes department hiring, separations, disciplinary actions and employee performance rewards.

  • Assigns job duties, conducts performance evaluations, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and monitors and measures performance against goals.

  • Evaluates department performance and recommends and leads improvements.

  • Supports department administrative requirements related to organization, budget and personnel.

  • Ensures the provision of quality customer service from the department to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manages the performance of direct reports, to include, timely completion of performance appraisals, and follow-through on disciplinary actions as needed.

  • 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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Geology, Oceanography, Water Resource or Environmental Engineering or a closely related field.

  • Five years of experience applying or running hydrodynamic, hydrologic, or other numerical models

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

  • Relevant 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 in a closely related field.

  • Experience with 2D or 3D Hydrodynamic Circulation Models such as ADCIRC, DELFT3D, EFDC, FVCOM, ROMS, SCHISM, SUNTANS, or other models.

  • Experience modeling river/estuary/shelf processes such as baroclinic tracer transport, storm surge, wind wave, coastal inundation, and water quality.

  • Experience using parallel computing (MPI or OpenMP) on High Performance Computing (HPC) systems.

  • Experience processing, analyzing, interpreting, and displaying large scientific data sets in different formats (ASCII, NetCDF, binary, etc.).

  • Experience using Unix/Linux operating systems and scripting/programming languages, such as Python, Fortran, Matlab, Perl, Bash, etc.

  • Experience using numerical/visualization tools, such as Matlab, Scipy/Numpy, Tecplot, Gnuplot, VisIT etc.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

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

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

  • Skills in written and oral communications.

  • 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 numerical models, particularly hydrodynamic and salinity transport models, and statistical procedures.

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

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

  • Skills with using mechanical and electrical equipment, including water quality, water velocity, and surveying tools, such as GPS systems, as well as boats and trailers.

  • 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 to communicate clearly and concisely to internal and external stakeholders, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment.

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

  • Ability to train others.

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

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

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

Salary

$4,023.17 - $5,551.88/ monthly

Contact Information

All interested candidates should apply via WorkInTexas.com
Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701
Please contact Human Resources for accommodation requests.
Phone: (512) 475-2142
Email: HR@twdb.texas.gov
Apply at: Work in Texas www.workintexas.com

Groundwater Monitoring Manager (Manager III)

Company

Texas Water Development Board

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

Perform complex (journey-level) managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of the Texas Water Development Board’s Groundwater Monitoring Department. Work involves establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating department activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Director of the Groundwater Division.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides effective leadership and management of the Groundwater Monitoring Department.

  • Oversees the establishment of goals and objectives; develops and approves schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manage evaluation activities.

  • Develops and evaluates of the team’s budget requests, monitors budget expenditures, and makes adjustments.

  • Oversees the planning, implementation, coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and procedures; monitors compliance with policies and procedures.

  • Manages all project activities within the department, providing technical direction and guidance.

  • Monitors and reports department work activities.

  • Authorizes department hiring, separations, disciplinary actions and employee performance rewards.

  • Assigns job duties, conducts performance evaluations, clarifies roles and responsibilities, and monitors and measures performance against goals.

  • Evaluates department performance and recommends and leads improvements.

  • Supports department administrative requirements related to organization, budget and personnel.

  • Ensures the provision of quality customer service from the department to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manages the performance of direct reports, to include, timely completion of performance appraisals, and follow-through on disciplinary actions as needed.

  • 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.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from accredited four-year college or university with a major in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Public Administration or related field.

  • Five years of professional work experience in management.

  • Experience in management and/or completion of a management training program relevant to the Groundwater Monitoring Department.

  • Licensed as Professional Geoscientist in Texas.

  • Previous experience with groundwater monitoring operations.

  • Previous experience with database applications.

  • Previous experience with preparing and writing technical reports.

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Natural Sciences, Engineering, Public Administration or related field.

  • Previous experience with groundwater resources of Texas.

  • Previous experience with major and minor aquifers of Texas.

  • Previous experience with public presentations.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to the Groundwater Monitoring Department; and of the principles and practices of public administration and management.

  • Possesses necessary skills and comprehensive knowledge to perform the job.

  • 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 understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

  • 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 in order with infrequent errors.

  • Ability to complete tasks and projects in a timely manner and persists until tasks are completed.

  • Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.

  • Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to agency staff, as well as to employees of other political entities and the public both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment and cooperate with supervisors, co-workers, and others.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and schedule work in order 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 and willingness to travel 10% 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 work days that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Ability to assign and/or supervise the work of others.

Salary

$4,917.00 - $6,500.00/ monthly

Contact Information

All interested candidates should apply via WorkInTexas.com
Texas Water Development Board, Stephen F. Austin Building
1700 North Congress Ave., Room 670, Austin, Texas 78701
Please contact Human Resources for accommodation requests.
Phone: (512) 475-2142
Email: HR@twdb.texas.gov
Apply at: Work in Texas www.workintexas.com

Engineer B and Engineer C

Company

City of Austin-Watershed Protection Department

Location

Austin, Texas

Job Description

This position is a member of the Watershed Engineering Division (WED), Local Flood Risk Reduction (LRRR) Section. We are looking for dynamic individuals to join our team to advance our mission of protecting life, property, and the environment from the effects of localized flooding. This position will be directly involved with and closely associate with our modeling team that develops 1D and 2D models for the City of Austin's storm drain infrastructure. The work of the LFRR section also 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 Capital Improvement Projects (CIPs) and in-house projects. This position is also responsible for assisting with efforts to identify and prioritize potential projects and activities for the section.

Job Requirements

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.

Salary

Commensurate

Contact Information

For additional requirements and information regarding this position and to apply, please visit the City of Austin website: https://www.austincityjobs.org/postings/76629

Reference: Requisition Number COA080351