2023-05-16 2023-06-20

Engineer/Hydrologist II

Tarrant Regional Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85901
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    Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85901
  • Organization Website

Salary: $56,014.40 – $84,011.20 annualized

Location: Fort Worth

Position Summary:
The level II Engineer/Hydrologist acquires basic knowledge of the District Engineering Department standards, practices, and infrastructure facility operations. The level II Engineer applies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria to assigned tasks as part of a broader assignment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.

The work performed will be under the direct supervision of or reviewed by a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), and includes all essential functions of an Engineer I with the addition of the following:

  • Perform H&H related tasks using standard software, including but not limited to: MS Excel, Power BI, HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, HEC-MetVue, HEC-ResSim, HEC-DSS Vue, HEC-SSP, Riverware, ESRI ArcMap/ArcGIS Pro, etc. (Fluency in all listed platforms is not required but is a plus)

  • Serve on the TRWD Flood Team with duties including but not limited to:

    • Reservoir and riverine flood monitoring
    • Execution and calibration of the District’s real-time flood forecasting software
    • Development and presentation of reservoir flood discharge operation alternatives based on District guidelines for approval by supervisor
    • Development of text and/or graphic communications to keep District personnel and the public informed of flood conditions
    • Communication with the public on questions or concerns regarding flood conditions over the phone
    • Communication with partner agencies and communities regarding flood conditions
    • Maintenance and updates of District’s Flood Manual

  • Assist in the development and review of H&H studies and/or calculations
  • Assist in operations planning and monitoring of the District’s Water Supply/Transmission System using a combination of in-house and off-the-shelf applications
  • Perform various data related tasks, including but not limited to:

    • Data gathering, entry, and validation
    • Data analysis using Excel, Power BI, HEC-DSS Vue, etc.
    • Data gathering and sharing for internal and external customers

  • Prepare meeting agendas and meeting minutes
  • Prepare documentation of processes used by District personnel
  • Produce graphics to convey information to internal and external audiences regarding hydrologic or climatic conditions and their impact on the TRWD system
  • Use of standard engineering methods to perform specific but limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced Engineer, while receiving close supervision on unusual or difficult tasks
  • Assist in the management of consultant work on TRWD projects
  • Adopt professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Train Engineer I in software applications and technical procedures
  • Aid other departments in solving technical problems
  • Participate in professional societies and make presentations as appropriate
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required
Required Experience:

  • One (1) year of engineering experience working under a PE

Desired Experience:

  • Engineering Intern
  • Background in hydrology and hydraulics (H&H)
  • Professional or academic use of HEC-RAS and/or HEC-HMS software

Required Education/Certification/License:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S) degree in an applicable engineering discipline from an ABET/EAC accredited program
  • Valid Texas driver’s license

Desired Education/Certification/License:

  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT) or Hydrologist-in-Training (HIT)
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Apply online: www.trwd.com/careers

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