2023-05-16 2023-06-20

Geotechnical/Dam and Levee Safety Engineer III

Tarrant Regional Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85895
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    Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85895
  • Organization Website

Salary: $63,315.20 – $94,910.40 annualized

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Position Summary:
The level III Engineer develops a broad knowledge of the District Engineering Department standards, practices, and infrastructure facility operations, as well as skills in a specific practice area. The level III Engineer uses collaboration to evaluate small projects or portions of larger project.

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.

  • Provides dam and levee safety engineering functions including:

    • Coordinate and/or participate in periodic dam and levee safety inspections by internal or external inspection teams
    • Monitor performance data from dam instrumentation though the collection, interpretation, and evaluation
    • Perform geotechnical engineering calculations & analyses to support general geotechnical related consulting
    • Perform technical reviews and oversights of field drilling/testing
    • Review studies and analyses performed by engineering consultants
    • Develop and/or maintenance emergency action plans for surface impoundments
    • Periodic travel (variable length and frequency) and field work at various project sites
    • Interface with federal and/or state dam safety regulatory authorities

  • Plans, schedules, conducts and/or coordinates detailed phases of engineering work in a part of a major field and all phases of engineering work in a moderate field
  • Prepares meeting agendas, reviews meeting minutes and action items from previous meeting, conducts meeting, and assigns or confirms action items at the conclusion of the meeting
  • Produces one or more of the following: equipment design and development, testing of materials, preparation of specifications, process study, research investigations, report preparations, and other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific narrow area of assignments
  • Applies a broad knowledge of precedents in the specific practice area and good knowledge of practices and procedures in related areas
  • Performs research, investigations, and analysis and shares information, results, or recommendations with supervisor or project manager
  • Collaboratively uses judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects of assignments
  • Estimates project costs for budgeting
  • Assists with writing business cases for future projects by researching, gathering, and presenting information in an orderly fashion for the expressed intent of informing executive management
  • Assists with customer, or official contacts and communication pertaining to specific assignments or meetings. Reviews action items from the previous meeting with meeting participants
  • Applies professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Assists with, lead and/or direct the work of lower level engineers
  • Effectively instructs Engineer I, II, and interns on tasks related to project work
  • Assists in coordinating work of interns and/or administrative staff
  • Aids other departments in technical problems
  • Participates in professional societies and makes presentations as necessary
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Experience:

  • Two (2) years of engineering experience as an Engineer II or
  • Three (3) years of engineering experience working under a Professional Engineer

Desired Experience:

  • One to three (1-3) years of related experience in Geotechnical/Civil Field
  • Knowledge of dam safety principles
  • Knowledge of dam safety monitoring instrumentation
  • Experience with data management/analytics
  • Advanced coursework and/or experience in embankments and dams, including dam safety related inspections
  • Advanced coursework in foundations, soils, soil compaction and stabilization and/or geology
  • Slope stability and seepage analysis
  • Site work and fill placement compaction
  • Soil classification
  • Laboratory soil interpretation
  • Geotechnical software (Slope/W, Seep/W, HoleBASE, gINT)

Required Education/Certification/License:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in an applicable engineering discipline (preferred in Geotechnical Engineering or Civil with heavy geotechnical emphasis)
  • Engineer-in-Training (EIT), or ability to obtain the EIT within12 months
  • Valid Texas driver’s license

Desired Education/Certification/License:

  • Master of Science (M.S.) or Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E) by the state of Texas, or ability to acquire said license within 12 months if already licensed in another state

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