PROJECT ENGINEER
Description

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt


PAY RANGE:  $58,983.00 - $98,305.00


REPORTS TO:  Engineering Director


WORK LOCATION:  Currently - Seguin, Texas; relocation to New Braunfels in 2023


SUMMARY

This position will primarily be responsible for technical review and oversight of projects related to water and wastewater utilities, but projects related to other infrastructure including dams, reservoirs, treatment plants, canals, wellfields, electrical systems, communication systems, and mechanical systems may also be assigned. The Project Engineer will manage all or certain aspects of projects including planning, scheduling, forecasting, overseeing technical activities, and managing contracts associated with assigned projects. The position requires a fundamental knowledge of water resource engineering including hydrology, hydraulics, water and wastewater treatment, and piping and pumping systems.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide effective project management      including scoping, scheduling, coordinating and monitoring the assigned      engineering projects 
  • Perform due diligence and research on      projects as required to provide the background information to start a new      project
  • Routinely interact with the Authority’s operators,      inspectors and customers to interpret their needs and requirements for      engineering projects 
  • Direct, lead, and support outside      consultants in managing and executing engineering studies as well as design      and construction of GBRA projects.  This will involve preparation of project      budgets and contracts 
  • Regularly track adherence to budget and      schedule, produce reporting on project status, conduct project meetings,      and keep all project documentation current
  • Provide timely review and comment on engineering      designs, construction plans, specifications, shop drawings and other      documents for technical accuracy, adherence to GBRA’s Standards and Design      Guidelines, and compliance with other applicable codes
  • Provide timely review and comment on      construction submittals including material submittals, requests for      information, change proposals, field orders, pay applications, and other      documents in accordance with the project specifications and coordination      with design engineer 
  • Coordinate with the regulatory agencies      to determine requirements, resolve comments on construction documents or      plans/permits, and seek final approval
  • Perform periodic site visits of construction projects to ensure compliance with contract documents, federal, state and local regulations
  • Perform hydraulic modeling to evaluate existing      system capacities and determine proposed improvements for GBRA’s water and      wastewater operations 
  • Routinely document observations and assessments in Technical Memorandums 
  • Provide      technical support for special projects assigned by the Executive Manager      of Engineering involving various activities such as water rights, water      supply, water conservation and drought contingency planning, erosion protection,      and flooding 
  • Provide QA/QC and other support on tasks      for projects managed by other team members
  • Provide technical support for GBRA’s water,      wastewater, and hydroelectric operations and support other divisions of      the Authority as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Requirements

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Must show initiative and the willingness to learn 
  • Cooperative      skills in working efficiently with a team are essential. Must take initiative on executing tasks,      coordinating with other members of the design team, and obtaining      necessary information 
  • Time      management and organization skills are essential. 
  • Understand      the project management process and apply appropriate tools and techniques      to projects assigned 
  • Must      be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Project. Experience with Microsoft Teams and      Sharepoint preferred. Advanced      knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a strong benefit for this position 
  • Excellent      written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking, email      etiquette, grammar, and networking
  • Solve      problems using sound professional judgment; think coherently and      logically; and employ deductive and inductive reasoning 
  • Working      knowledge of federal, state, and local design requirements related to      utility and water resources projects preferred. Must develop this understanding and stay      up to date on regulatory changes 
  • Understand      basic hydrology and hydraulics with some working knowledge of hydrologic computer      programs such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HM. 
  • Experience      or proficiency with Innovyze InfoWater and Innovyze InfoSewer preferred      for this position. Willingness to      develop mastery of these programs or similar hydraulic modeling software is      required  
  • Ability      to meet work schedules is essential

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS 

Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with a civil, water resources or environmental emphasis. Consideration will be given for other related degree plans with sufficient job-related experience.


REGISTRATIONS/LICENSES

· Valid Texas Driver’s License with acceptable MVR

· E.I.T. certification is required and P.E. certification is preferred

· Must obtain Professional Engineer’s License within 2 years from date of employment


EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

· Four or more years of progressively responsible engineering experience is desired for this position.

· Must be willing to work nights and weekends during high rainfall, inclement weather and flood events. Approximately 80% of work is indoors; 20% is outdoors and may be in inclement weather. Travel varies depending upon projects, but will occasionally involve overnight stay and long work hours.


MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

None.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Enter and work in confined spaces, as defined by OSHA. Climb up and down vertical ladders up to twenty feet in length. Walk up to two miles across rough terrain. Lift forty pounds to waist height. Store and retrieve files at least five feet from floor. Respond to worksite emergencies at any time without delay. Respond to visual and audible alarms.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary Description
PAY RANGE: $58,983.00 - $98,305.00