Reporting to the Regional Dam Safety Engineer (RDSE), the Dam Safety Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support, quality assurance, and expertise for matters concerning Brookfield Renewable’s Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana, and California dams and related civil infrastructure including performing inspections, developing technical reports, and supporting the implementation of programs to ensure that dams and structures are safe and reliable.
· Supports the RDSE by conducting inspections and developing reports and administers the surveillance and monitoring program in order to maintain dam safety;
· Performs the timely review, and any necessary follow-up action as required, of all surveillance and monitoring data to assure the safety of the dams;
· Identifies and recommends improvements to existing civil infrastructure to ensure public safety and extend the useful life of the facilities including participating in periodic reviews of the Dam Safety Action Plan;
· Recommends to the RDSE changes to project operations if necessary to ensure the safety of Brookfield Renewable’s dams and appurtenant facilities during emergency circumstances;
· Provides periodic reporting to the RDSE on dam safety matters including instrumentation and monitoring efforts and field observations.
· Interfaces with federal (FERC) and state dam safety regulatory authorities as required;
· Conducts periodic dam safety training;
· Assists with the updating of Emergency Actions Plans;
· Participates in dam safety inspections by regulatory authorities;
· Participates in periodic dam safety audits conducted by the Chief Dam Safety Engineer.
· Experience with civil/structural engineering and design codes, standards and practices;
· Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics related to water-retaining structures, including dam stabilization analysis, dam instrumentation, and flow control structures;
· Be familiar with codes, and government regulations related to the design, construction, analysis and maintenance of dams and other hydraulic and conveyance structures;
· Strong engineering process skills, as well as effective communication skills;
· Excellent problem-solving skills;
· Strong analytical skills and capable of solving problems and using sound judgment;
· Effective and developed organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize and plan work and manage competing deadlines;
· Be innovative, self-directed and able to work and contribute in a team environment;
· Possess strong conviction as it relates to their expertise;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills;
· Travel is required;
· This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver's license. A motor vehicle report (MVR) that shows driving history, including information about your driver's license, will be required if you are selected as the successful candidate.
· Bachelor’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering;
· Working towards or possessing Professional Engineer (PE) License in a state where Brookfield has operating assets;
· Relevant experience in reviewing instrumentation and monitoring data; experience with trouble shooting instruments such as piezometers, inclinometers, etc.;
· Knowledge of and experience with FERC dam safety programs;
· Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products.
Job Type: Full-time
- geotechnical engineer: 2 years (Preferred)
- civil engineer: 2 years (Preferred)
- Monday to Friday
- 8 hour shift