2023-05-16 2023-06-20

Infrastructure Reliability Engineer II

Tarrant Regional Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85898
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    Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 85898
  • Organization Website

Salary: $56,014 – $84,011 annualized

Location: Fort Worth

Position Summary:
The Infrastructure Reliability Engineer II will manage projects and complete tasks that further TRWD’s vision to enrich communities and improve the quality of life. This role will work on projects that increase the reliability and resiliency of our system that delivers high-quality water at the lowest cost. They will evaluate, select, and adapt standard techniques for routine challenges and develop original solutions to unique challenges.

This role also has a responsibility in many asset management efforts associated with TRWD’s water transmission system that include performance evaluation of pumps and other related assets. The Infrastructure Reliability Engineer II will also conduct a variety of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) and root cause analysis tasks, identifying potential risks to our operations and developing corrective actions. They will contribute to our continual improvement process and help strengthen the overall viability of our company. This position will work independently, and on multidisciplinary teams, made up of internal staff and external vendors, to propose design, or oversee the design of multiple projects.

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 Infrastructure Reliability Engineer II role has a particular responsibility in asset management efforts associated with TRWD’s water transmission pumps and other related “vertical” assets. Responsibilities include:

  • Active participation in the asset management program for vertical assets, including the following responsibilities:

    • Coordinates with operations and others as part of the multi-departmental Asset Management Group
    • Performs SCADA data analysis of pump performance to incorporate pump efficiency and other condition assessment parameters into risk scoring from which prioritization of pump rehabilitation is derived
    • Performs cost benefit analysis to help determine pace of rotating machinery renewal program
    • Incorporates such analysis and other related analysis for vertical assets such as flow meters into the Water Transmission Vertical Asset Management Plan (VAMP)
    • Provides technical review analysis of other vertical equipment condition analysis reports and makes recommendations
    • Works along with Asset Management Program Lead – Engineering Budget Planner to recommend actions and implementation steps associated with the VAMP
    • Verifies, compiles, and presents condition assessment results
    • Reviews facility O&M manuals every 5 years and incorporate any changes
    • Reviews combined record drawings every 5 years and incorporate any changes
    • Actively works with Infrastructure Integrity Manager and geospatial services team to keep any 2D/3D facility data up to date
    • Helps ensure links to shop drawings/record drawings are up to date in Maximo

Desktop Analysis and Dashboards

  • Works with SCADA operators and data management team in creating and maintaining real-time dashboards, such as pump performance
  • Works with infrastructure engineering team to maintain the pipeline dashboard to monitor the water quality
  • Work towards automating the flow meter monitoring system in real time.
  • Documents all aspects of the pump monitoring program, including data quality checks, instrumentation periodic maintenance, calibration of instruments, and purchase of new equipment
  • Takes the initiative in applying new tools to support pumping operations

As Infrastructure Reliability Engineer II:

  • Performs routine work which involves conventional types of plans, investigations, surveys, structures, or equipment with relatively few complex features for which there are precedents
  • Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes
  • Prepares meeting agendas, in addition to preparing meeting minutes
  • Uses prescribed methods to perform specific but limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced Engineer
  • Employs knowledge of standard software applications and technical procedures to produce graphics backed by data and scaled measurements for the purpose of design and/or analysis
  • Coordinates with technicians and administrative staff to gather project or site specific information and briefs the project manager in regards to the information gathered
  • Receives close supervision on unusual or difficult analysis and general review of all aspects of work
  • Assists on tasks such as preparation of permit applications, materials testing, drawings, and computer aided (CAD or GIS) activities
  • Exercises limited judgment on details of work and in application of standard methods for conventional work
  • Assists in estimating project costs for budgeting
  • Adopts professional and ethical responsibilities
  • Capable of performing essential functions and responsibilities of lower level Engineering positions, or successfully assisting with, leading and/or directing others to do so
  • Assists in coordinating work of interns and/or administrative staff
  • Trains Engineers I, technicians, and interns in software applications such as MS Office, GIS, CAD, modeling software, and technical procedures
  • Aids other departments in technical problems
  • Provide Envision support to infrastructure engineering team
  • Participates in professional societies and makes presentations as necessary
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Promotes continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Experience:

  • One (1) years of engineering experience as an Infrastructure Reliability Engineer I or related number of years of engineering experience
  • Good leadership and project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point and SharePoint

Desired Experience:

  • Engineering Intern
  • Working knowledge of pump hydraulics, machinery, and pipeline infrastructure
  • Prior work experience in sustainable infrastructure projects
  • Prior experience working with operations and maintenance staff
  • Ability to successfully coordinate TRWD engineering and inter-departmental projects
  • Proficient in PowerBI, Esri products, and AutoDesk products

Required Education/Certification/License:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering/related field
  • Valid Texas driver’s license

Desired Education/Certification/License:

  • Engineer in Training (EIT)
  • Advanced credentials, including specialty certifications such as:

    • Hydraulic Institute Pump Assessment Certification
    • Asset management certification from the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) or equivalent
    • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENVSP) Certification from ISI

    Apply online: www.trwd.com/careers

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