Local recruitment: Graduate Engineer A or B, Engineer A, B or C (Water/Wastewater Pipelines)

City of Austin

Austin, TX, USA 🇺🇸

Posting Title: Graduate Engineer A or B, Engineer A, B or C (Water/Wastewater Pipelines)

Job Requisition Number: COA090000

Position Number: 106287

Job Type: Full-Time

Division Name: Pipeline CIP Project Delivery

Minimum Qualifications: This position is being posted at multiple levels.

Graduate Engineer A-
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • None.

Graduate Engineer B-
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a related field, plus two (2) years of experience in engineering.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Texas: Engineer – In Training Certification.

Engineer A-
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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 four (4) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.

Engineer B-
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.

Engineer C-
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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.

Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.

Notes to Applicants:

Position Overview:

Austin Water currently has an opening for an engineer to sponsor and execute water and wastewater pipeline projects. This role coordinates with multiple teams and departments to plan, design, bid, and construct these projects successfully. This is an exciting opportunity to work on some of the largest and most complex pipeline projects in the City of Austin.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of benefits including medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information.

Secondary Employment:

  • All Austin Water employees are prohibited from accepting or engaging in any secondary employment that might conflict or interfere with an employee’s duty and responsibility to the Department.
  • AW must review all secondary employment.
  • Employees are required to submit a Secondary Employment Application for review and approval upon being hired with AWU, as well as current AWU employees considering Secondary employment

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please include contact information from previous employers.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.

If you are selected for hire:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) is required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization or institution. You must also provide proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are in the military or are a military veteran, you will need to provide a copy of the Member 4 page of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range: Commensurate

Hours:

  • Monday – Friday; 8:00a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • May work other hours as required with the option to tele-commute

Job Close Date: 10/08/2023

Type of Posting: External

Department: Austin Water Utility

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position: Not Applicable

Category: Professional

Location: Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th. Street, Austin, TX

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.
  • Experience in project management and sponsorship, overseeing projects related to design and construction of water and wastewater lines.
  • Experience in capital improvement project planning and management including project planning and management including project tracking, preparation of cost analysis, budgets, and schedules, negotiating proposals for implementation, and monitoring performance against goals.
  • Experience regularly interacting with different levels of personnel throughout an organization and adapting communication styles to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, and working with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities and collaborating effectively with other departments or units within an organization to meet business objectives.
  • Experience with communicating technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to traverse rugged terrain to reach pipeline components in remote areas with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: This position is posted at multiple levels. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position is posted at multiple levels. For Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Criminal Background Investigation: This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation

EEO/ADA: City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions:

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications for the Graduate Engineer A position are: 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. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your professional engineering certification or license?
    • No engineering certification or license
    • State of Texas Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
    • Other state Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
    • State of Texas registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
    • Other state registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in capital improvement project planning and management?
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years to less than 4 years
    • 4 years to less than 6 years
    • 6 years or more
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in the design and construction of water, reclaimed water, or wastewater pipeline projects?
    • Less than 2 years
    • 2 years to less than 4 years
    • 4 years to less than 6 years
    • 6 years or more
  5. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
    • No experience
    • Basic: Can create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and emails
    • Intermediate: Can create/edit a variety of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and emails; integrate features such as color, font style and size of text, margins; filter/sort data fields; use design features, graphics; create calendar events and Quick
    • Advanced: Can create/edit complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and emails; integrate features such as auto-populating and macro fields, data/mail merge; formulas for tables, charts, data trends; imbed videos and graphics; encrypt, delay deliver
  6. * Do you have the ability to traverse rugged terrain to reach pipeline components in remote locations with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee’s full name.
    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

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