Only candidates who apply via email to (HR “at” TWDB.texas.gov) with an official State of Texas Application or through the WorkInTexas.com website will be considered for this position. View this position and apply at https://bit.ly/2It0nzI
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about these benefits and more visit: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/benefits.asp
Texas Licensed Engineering candidates external to TWDB will be eligible to receive a $5,000 recruitment bonus if selected.
Job Description Summary
Professional Engineers in the Regional Water Project Development Division (RWPD) of the office of Water Supply and Infrastructure play an essential role in advancing the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) mission by providing financial assistance for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. Projects financed by the TWDB range from small grants for small disadvantaged water systems to large-scale regional projects, including one of the largest water infrastructure projects currently underway in the country. This works involves performing routine (journey-level) to highly complex (senior-level) technical analysis and engineering evaluation of reports, facility plans, construction plans and specifications, construction schedules, contracts, change orders, and other required project and program documents for water, wastewater, stormwater, and other eligible infrastructure projects funded by TWDB. RWPD’s Engineers are responsible for ensuring that TWDB financial assistance projects comply with TWDB rules and design criteria; make recommendations on eligibility for funding and project approval; and ensure that projects comply with all engineering and construction related program requirements. They ensure that project files are accurate and complete, represent the agency at assigned meetings and engagements. May train others. Engineers in RWPD assist the senior engineers to advise on engineering related matters and oversee applicable reviews conducted by Team Project Reviewers. Works under general to limited supervision, with limited to moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the manager of the Regional Water Development Project Department.
Essential Job Functions
· Reviews applications for financial assistance and advises applicants on TWDB requirements according to the different funding programs.
· Develops relevant engineering information needed for Board consideration of the funding request and makes final recommendations on the feasibility of the proposed project/application.
· Coordinates with various federal and state agencies regarding project and programs.
· Performs technical review and evaluation of engineering related financial assistance documents; determines relevant deficiencies, options and recommendations to ensure compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
· Monitors project schedules, budgets, and invoice costs and/or released costs to identify potential issues or delays.
· Serves as project manager and monitors contract schedules, requirements, terms, and conditions; reviews eligibility and approves payment requests.
· Conducts on-site observations to monitor the progress of the construction of water and wastewater treatment systems to for compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
· Assists owners with problem resolution, and verify work is completed in accordance with approved plans and specifications.
· Manages various aspects of projects, recommends course of action to reduce delays, and documents project files on significant actions.
· Provides information and assistance to appropriate TWDB staff and clients.
· Stays informed of changes to pertinent laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, and instructions and correctly applies them to assigned projects.
· Identifies and participates in internal and external job-related trainings.
· Maintains current information in TWDB’s projects database (TxWise).
· 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.
· Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or a related field.
· Three to five years of work experience in the project review or engineering review field for Engineer I.
· Five to seven years of work experience the project review or engineering review field for Engineer II.
· Seven or more years of work experience in the project review or engineering review field for Engineer III.
· Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas (or ability to obtain license within six months of hire).
· Relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
· Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
· Four or more years of experience in the project review or engineering review field.
· Experience in planning and/or design of water treatment, storage and distribution systems.
· Experience in planning and/or design of wastewater treatment plants and collection systems.
· Experience in planning and/or design of stormwater management projects.
· Experience in construction related inspection, oversight or monitoring of water, wastewater, or stormwater projects.
· Experience with water laws, federal and state programs and permitting.
· Floodplain Manager Certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
· Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to RWPD; and of the principles and practices of public administration.
· Knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, and procedures.
· Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and rules for water and wastewater projects.
· Knowledge of project engineering development.
· Knowledge of the design process.
· Knowledge of research, testing, inspection, and analysis methodologies.
· 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 the use of computer-aided design techniques.
· Skills in comprehending technical material, implementing planning.
· Skills in the use of logic to assess options.
· Skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
· Ability to exercise sound judgement and make critical decisions.
· Ability to develop plans to address identified issues.
· Ability to identify project risks.
· Ability to prepare reports.
· Ability to train others.
· Ability to summarize complex technical information for a non-technical audience.
· 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 clear and concise communication 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.
· 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.
Please see complete job description at http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/index.asp
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $5,250.00 to $6,297.96 /month