Local recruitment: Geotechnical/Dam and Levee Safety Engineer IV

Tarrant Regional Water District

Fort Worth, TX, USA 🇺🇸

Salary: $71,801.60 – $107,806.40 annualized

Location: Fort Worth

Position Summary:

The level IV Engineer applies a broad knowledge of principles and practices and District Engineering Department standards, infrastructure facility operations, and skills in a specific practice area. The level IV Engineer uses independent evaluation and collaboration techniques to effectively function on multidisciplinary teams of engineers and other staff. Engineer IV works as the designer, oversees the design of elements, and manages multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

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 to this position.

Provides dam and levee safety engineering functions including:
Coordinate and/or participate in periodic dam and levee safety inspections by internal or external inspection teams
Monitor performance data from dam instrumentation though the collection, interpretation, and evaluation
Perform geotechnical engineering calculations & analyses to support general geotechnical related consulting
Perform technical reviews and oversights of field drilling/testing
Review studies and analyses performed by engineering consultants
Develop and/or maintenance emergency action plans for surface impoundments
Periodic travel (variable length and frequency) and field work at various project sites
Interface with federal and/or state dam safety regulatory authorities
Designs a complete project, system, component, or process
Prepares/directs preparation of complete project documents as required
Formulates and problem solves
Functions as an Assistant Project Manager or Project Manager to assign tasks to and direct engineers, technicians, and administrative staff on project work
Prepares scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments
Assists with development of proposals to procure professional services from a vendor
Assists with development of business cases to obtain funding for future engineering projects as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process
Designs and conducts experiments/studies, and analyzes and interprets data
Effectively instructs Engineer I-III and interns on tasks related to project work
Provides direction to Engineering staff in the absence of the Engineering Group Manager on a as needed basis
Trains Engineers I-III, technicians, and interns in software applications such as MS Office, GIS, CAD, modeling software, and technical procedures
Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service, continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
Perform other duties as required

Required Experience:

Four plus (4+) years of experience in engineering working under a Professional Engineer

Desired Experience:

Three plus (3+) years of related experience in Geotechnical/Civil Field
Knowledge of dam safety principles
Knowledge of dam safety monitoring instrumentation
Experience with data management/analytics
Advanced coursework and/or experience in embankments and dams, including dam safety related inspections
Advanced coursework in foundations, soils, soil compaction and stabilization and/or geology
Slope stability and seepage analysis
Geotechnical software (Slope/W, Seep/W, HoleBASE, gINT)
Project Management
Construction Management

Required Education/Certification/License:

Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in an applicable engineering discipline from an ABET/EAC accredited program (preferred in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil with heavy geotechnical emphasis)
Licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) by the State of Texas, or ability to acquire said license within six months if already licensed in another state.
Valid Texas driver’s license

Desired Education/Certification/License:

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in Geotechnical Engineering
Advanced credentials, including specialty certifications such as:
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
Institute of Asset Management (IAM) certification

Success Factors/Job Competencies:

Repeated technical and professional competencies
Ability to work independently on multiple projects and tasks
Successful collaboration with other Departments and Divisions
Engages in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues and best practices
Excellent oral and written communication skills at a professional level
Computer proficiency

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and will have field work that may expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee must be able to work long hours under stress in flood situations.






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