Local recruitment: Senior Project Engineer

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Concord, NH, USA 🇺🇸

Job Summary

  • Position: SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER
  • Occupation Category: 17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations
  • Employment Type:
  • Post Date: 03/25/2024
  • Salary: USD 33.470-45.720
  • Close Date: 04/25/2024
  • Location: US:NH:CONCORD

State of New Hampshire Job Posting

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

WATER DIVISION / DAM BUREAU

29 HAZEN DRIVE, CONCORD NH 03301

SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER

Position #18150

The State of New Hampshire, Department of Environmental Services, Water Division, Dam Bureau has a full time vacancy for a Senior Project Engineer. 

Summary:

Plans, evaluates and performs professional engineering functions in the reconstruction, repair, operation and maintenance of over 273 State-owned dams, to include conducting studies and design, preparing schedules and budgets, inspecting field work, preparing emergency action plans and managing contractors and construction crews.

YOUR EXPERIENCE COUNTS – Under a recent change to the rules, an applicant’s relevant experience now counts towards formal education degrees referenced below! See Per 405.1.

18 Months of additional relevant experience = Associate’s degree

36 Months of additional relevant experience = Bachelor’s degree

54 Months of additional relevant experience = Master’s degree

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in civil engineering, or possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in civil engineering and possession of a Master of Business Administration degree from an accredited institute of higher education.

Experience: One year of experience in civil engineering post Professional Engineer licensure; or five years of post baccalaureate experience in civil engineering.

OR

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in civil engineering.

Experience: Three years of experience in civil engineering post Professional Engineer licensure; or seven years of post baccalaureate experience in civil engineering.

OR

Education: Associate’s degree from an accredited institute of higher education with a major study in civil engineering or civil engineering technology.

Experience: Five years of experience in civil engineering post Professional Engineer licensure; or seven years of post baccalaureate experience in civil engineering, plus two additional years of experience in a position comparable to an Engineering Technician.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Must be a Registered Engineer in the State of New Hampshire or a Registered Engineer in another state and obtain registration in NH within one year of employment. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to transportation for use in statewide travel.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Familiarity with breach analysis and hydrology and hydraulic computer programs. Education and experience in the planning, engineering, design and construction of dams and other related structures and experience equivalent to managing multiple simultaneous construction projects, budgeting and project or program finances is desired.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to attend meetings after working hours.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists the essential functions of the position and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to the position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.

Responsibilities:

Develops and prepares engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, and bidding documents for dams and related facilities on a State-wide basis for State-owned dams.

Conducts complex studies of watersheds, utilizing specialized computer software to determine hydrologic events and dam breach analyses and produces detailed maps using technical software to delineate areas inundated by a dam failure for emergency action plans (EAPs or community evacuation planning).

Conducts engineering design utilizing currently accepted techniques and technical software for structural design of concrete structures and earth parameters for earthen structures. Finalizes the design on plans for construction and permitting purposes utilizing highly technical software.

Manages concurrently multiple multi-phased engineering and construction projects State-wide for dam and facility reconstruction and repair to ensure that these projects are planned, designed and built in accordance with engineering standards and schedules and budgets established by this position.

Conducts field inspections of ongoing construction projects to ensure compliance with engineering plans and specifications and design standards, and, when unexpected conditions occur, evaluates problems and develops alternative solutions consistent with engineering standards.

Plans, develops, and implements a program to collect and analyze engineering data on State-owned dams based on field inspections, field tests and operating records to evaluate the structural integrity and safety of dams.

Develops recommendations, cost estimates, budgets and priorities for dam repair and reconstruction based on engineering standards, data obtained from field inspections and historical records.

Manages and administers contracts regularly with dam facility construction contractors and, on occasion, with engineering consultants related to reconstruction and repair of State-owned dams and dam facilities in accordance with engineering standards.

Researches and recommends technical standards for the design, operation and construction of State-owned dams and other regulated dams, while also continually seeking to improve practices to add quality and value in support of the Department’s mission while identifying and eliminating unnecessary or redundant actions.

Makes continuous and important contacts with other federal, State and local officials, contractors and the general public requiring explanation and interpretation of highly technical matters for the purpose of securing approval, acceptance, cooperation and support for various dam reconstruction, repair and maintenance projects and operating procedures.

Criminal background and driving record review required.

For further information please contact Charlie Krautmann, Civil Engineer at charlie.s.krautmann@des.nh.gov or at 603-271-8871. 

*TOTAL COMPENSATION INFORMATION

The State of NH total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits, including:

HMO or POS Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits:

The actual value of State-paid health benefits is based on the employee’s union status, and employee per pay period health benefit contributions will vary depending on the type of plan selected.

See this link for details on State-paid health benefits:

https://www.das.nh.gov/hr/benefits.aspx

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement: 13.85% of pay

Other Benefits:

* Dental Plan at minimal cost for employees and their families ($500-$1800 value)

* Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts

*State defined benefit retirement plan and Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan

*Work/life balance flexible schedules, paid holidays and generous leave plan

*$50,000 state-paid life insurance plus additional low-cost group life insurance

*Incentive-based Wellness Program (ability to earn up to $500)

Total Compensation Statement Worksheet:

https://www.das.nh.gov/jobsearch/compensation-calculator.aspx

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website:

https://www.das.nh.gov/hr/documents/BenefitBrochure.pdf

https://www.das.nh.gov/hr/index.aspx

EOE

TDD Access: Relay NH 1-800-735-2964


POSITION TYPE

ORGANIZATION TYPE

EXPERIENCE-LEVEL

DEGREE REQUIRED

IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development