Consulting Engineer (Value Engineering Team)


City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department


505 Barton Springs Road

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus 8 years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Must be a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. If licensed in another state, must obtain Texas P.E. within 6 months of hire date.

This position will serve as a member of the Watershed Protection Department’s Value Engineering team. Work includes review and evaluation of Capital Improvement Projects (scopes, Preliminary Engineering Reports, Design Plans, and Hydrologic & Hydraulic models), updates or revision of the City’s drainage and environmental design criteria manuals. The position will also evaluate business systems efficiency and effectiveness by identifying opportunities to maximize projects’ functions and values, minimize cost and adverse impact, and improve program service efficiency. The position will manage high-level technical and business improvement projects, may supervise engineering staff, and will perform special investigation and analysis to provide recommendations and high level of business strategic consulting services to department executives and City management.

Job Requirements

Twenty (20) or more years of engineering experience after graduating with a civil or an environmental engineering degree; Post graduate degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering; Certified Floodplain Manager; Five (5) or more years of experience in developing GIS-based hydrologic and hydraulic models; Ten (10) or more years of direct experience in engineering design and construction after obtaining a PE license with some of that experience related directly to water quality and creek erosion control design; Experience in budget development, monitoring, forecasting, and reporting, including municipal bond and/or CIP development, management, and program management experience; Demonstration of the ability to work in a politically sensitive environment and convey complex and technical information to elected officials, stakeholder groups, boards and commissions, and City staff, with a strong collaborative approach and strategic leadership; Familiarity with the City of Austin’s Land Development Code, Drainage and Environmental Criteria Manuals, watershed regulations, and other relevant state and federal regulations and design standards. For the essential duties and functions specific to this position and other requirements, please visit the City of Austin website:



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