Graduate Engineer B, Engineer A or Engineer B (Creek Flood Risk Reduction Section)
City of Austin
Austin, TX

$31 - $46 an hour

EducationSkills
Minimum Qualifications

The position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon minimum qualifications:

Graduate Engineer B:
Education and/or Equivalent Experience: Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline with at least two (2) years of engineering experience.

Licenses or Certifications: State of Texas Engineer-In-Training Certification.
Salary Range: $31.33 – $40.73 per hour

Engineer A:
Education and/or Equivalent Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year 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 or Certifications: State of Texas Professional Engineer License.
Salary Range: $33.21 – $43.17 per hour

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 experiencein engineering, acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.

Licenses or Certifications: State of Texas Professional Engineer License.
Salary Range: $35.20 – $45.76 per hour

Notes to Applicants

A cover letter and resume are required to be considered for this position.

This position is a member of the Creek Flood Risk Reduction (CFRR) Section of the Watershed Engineering Division.

The goal of the CFRR section is to reduce the impacts of creek flooding to Austin’s residents. The CFRR section achieves this goal by identifying and prioritizing areas with risk of flooding, planning, and implementing flood risk reduction projects and activities throughout the City.

Essential functions and duties specific to this position:
1. Planning, design, and construction of small projects and capital improvement projects for flood risk reduction. Application of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling systems for creeks and enclosed storm drain systems, detention ponds, channel modifications, and levees/floodwalls.
2. Preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, cost estimates, budgets, special conditions and agreements. Monitor projects to assure they are completed as designed, on time, and within budget.
3. Identification and prioritization of flood hazard mitigation projects. In-house engineering assessments for potential projects. Evaluation and updates of information related to the City’s Watershed Masterplan.
4. Meet with City engineering, development review and legal staff, consulting engineers, contractors, developers, and private citizens on matters related to drainage, creek flooding, and flood risk reduction. Review of hydrologic and hydraulic modeling systems prepared by others. Review of proposed changes to code and criteria.
5. Periodic field work to perform site visits and creeks walks to evaluate problem areas and potential project sites.
6. Occasionally attend and participate in public meetings to present projects to neighborhood groups and other stakeholders. Meetings usually occur on weekday evenings or weekends.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION/LICENSE:
The Graduate Engineer B level requires a State of Texas Engineer-In-Training Certification. The Engineer A and Engineer B levels require a State of Texas Professional Engineer License.

TRAVEL:
If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards of 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.

ASSESSMENT:
A skills assessment(s) may be conducted as part of the interview process.

EDUCATION:
Verification of education will be conducted on the top candidate.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to carry/lift/push/pull up to 20 lbs. Ability to climb/sit/stand/bend/stoop/walk/squat/kneel/reach above shoulder level to conduct field work/site visits/creek walks/carrying survey equipment and flood reconnaissance kits.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:
Must be able to navigate in various types of weather conditions and terrains (e.g. performing site visits and creek walks).

ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION (Please read carefully):When completing the City of Austin Employment Application:
  • Include details on the application of prior or current work history with the City of Austin.
  • A resume must be submitted with the employment application, but does not substitute for a complete employment application.
  • A detailed and complete employment application will help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.
  • Include any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications and relevant experience.
  • Your work history must include employer name and address, job title, supervisor’s name and phone number, the month and year of employment and detailed description of the work you performed. We do not accept “See Resume” and your application will be considered incomplete.
  • Any relevant work history on the resume must be reflected in the employment application in order to be considered.
Pay Range

$31.33 – $45.76

Hours

40 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

May require working outside of normal business hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as dictated by business needs.

Job Close Date
12/15/2019
Type of Posting External
Department Watershed Protection
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 505 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas
Preferred Qualifications
Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of hydrologic and hydraulic analysis of open channel flow and closed system flow, including experience and proficiency with hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, StormCAD, PondPack, ICM, etc.

Experience and proficiency in GIS and engineering design software such as AutoCAD

Knowledge of and experience with the City’s Drainage Criteria Manual and Land Development Code

Certified Floodplain Manager

Hands-on experience with the design and implementation of small and large drainage projects, including preparing plans, permitting, and construction oversight

Well-developed technical, project management, and communication skills, including experience conducting public meetings

Ability to travel to more than one work location

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

This job is posted at multiple levels. For the Duties, Functions and Responsibilities of each level, please click the appropriate job description below:

Graduate Engineer B Job Description

Engineer A Job Description

Engineer B Job Description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

This job is posted at multiple levels. For the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of each level, please click the appropriate job description below:

Graduate Engineer B Job Description

Engineer A Job Description

Engineer B Job Description

Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American 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 TTY (512) 974-2445.

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.