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Director of Business Development

Company:

Willowstick Technologies

Post Date:

June 22, 2017

Location:

Draper, UT

Groundwater is one of the most precious resources on the planet and yet it is one of the most difficult to find, map or characterize. Willowstick Technologies is in the business of helping clients identify and better understand their groundwater related issues. We show our clients how and where groundwater is preferentially flowing.

Willowstick Technologies is an up and coming company with an innovative technology and a proven track record. We have been in business for over 10 years and continue to work with some of the largest and most sophisticated companies in the world. We have clients in industries including mining, environmental, oil, gas, power generation and regulatory agencies. Nearly 80% of our clients are repeat customers.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build and manage pipeline including identifying and cold calling new prospects
  • Maintain and keep updated sales pipeline including weekly activity reports
  • Identify potential client needs, budget, urgency and fit with Willowstick
  • Write and deliver proposals
  • Manage client needs on a timely basis before, during and after project
  • Attend trade shows, conferences and seminars
  • Develop and manage partners

Requirements

  • Experience with building own pipeline from scratch as well as managing existing clients
  • Experience with environmental characterization and remediation solutions.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • 50% travel including some international
  • Experience selling to large engineering consulting firms
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, comfortable presenting to groups of 50+ people
  • Technical sales background (Hydrogeology, geophysics, physics) is a plus
  • Consulting background a plus

Minimum Education

  • 4 year college degree

Minimum Relevant Work Experience

  • 8-10 years business to business outside sales experience
  • Proven sales track record
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Director Business Development: Water and Wastewater Pipelines

Company:

Willowstick Technologies

Post Date:

June 22, 2017

Location:

Draper, UT

Company Description
Founded 2004, Willowstick Technologies can map, model, and predict, preferential pathways of groundwater and provide unprecedented insight into hydrogeologic conditions. The Willowstick Instrument for Leak Detection WILDTM is a product that uses the same technology to pinpoint the exact location and volume of water leaking through pipelines and tunnel.

Job Purpose
The purpose of this position (Business Development Directory: Water and Wastewater Pipelines) is to Introduce WILD to the tunnel / water and wastewater industry and develop relationship with key decision makers at municipalities and water utility districts.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain and keep updated sales pipeline including weekly activity reports
  • Identify potential client needs, budget, urgency and fit with Willowstick
  • Write and deliver proposals
  • Manage client needs on a timely basis before, during and after project
  • Attend trade shows, conferences and seminars
  • Develop and manage partners

Requirements

  • Maintain and keep updated sales pipeline including weekly activity reports
  • Experience with building own pipeline from scratch as well as managing existing clients
  • Experience with environmental characterization and remediation solutions
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong verbal and writing skills
  • 50% travel including some international
  • Experience selling to large engineering consulting firms
  • Strong communications and presentation skills, comfortable presenting to groups of 50+ people
  • Technical sales background (Hydrogeology, geophysics, physics)
  • Experience with hydroelectric plans, large sewers, treatment plants and large water intake systems
  • Experience with hydropower plants, water and wastewater transmission and distribution systems
  • Consulting background a plus

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Relevant Work Experience

  • 8-10 years’ business to business outside sales experience
  • 5-10 years’ experience in the tunnel / pipeline industry
  • Proven sales track record
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Principal Dam Safety Engineer – New Zealand

Company:

Dam Safety Intelligence Ltd

Post Date:

June 22, 2017

Location:

Wellington - New Zealand

While working explicitly to provide Dam Safety Intelligence (DSI) clients with services, your employment relationship is with Meridian Energy Limited. We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and health of everyone and as such has this as one of our core values, Safety is for Keeps.

The Principal Dam Safety Engineer is a key role in the Dam Safety Intelligence Team, responsible for dam surveillance and dam safety services to clients in New Zealand and offshore.

What you'll do:
This is a key leadership role within our small team, and will see you working with other Principals and other dam safety specialists to manage key dam safety risks, staff development, client relationships and proposition development. This is your opportunity to play a key role in the development of the business, working as part of a team involved in all aspects of the business service provision. You’ll be working with over 70 assets of diverse designs, settings and purposes (hydropower, water supply, water treatment, flood control, recreation, heritage).
DSI is a unique business internationally providing highly valued dam safety services on key strategic infrastructure of national importance, working with iconic assets throughout New Zealand.

What you'll need:
This is a senior role so you have a number years of dams experience, in construction, design and/or dam management. You have a relevant qualification in Engineering or Science and working experience in dam safety.
You will have a high level of inter-personal and presentation skills, demonstrate a high level of initiative, along with a strongly analytical and interpretative mind.

What do you get in return?

In addition to an attractive salary package, DSI offers a diverse and inclusive culture that provides benefits that are about making life better and easier, for you and your family. You get a great working environment, opportunities for professional development, and an effective organisation to work for.

For further information you can download the Job Description and officially apply from our careers website. https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/about-us/meridian-careers

For any queries please contact Belinda Lally, belinda.lally@meridianenergy.co.nz

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Project Manager Engineer - Dams

Company:

American Water

Post Date:

May 22, 2017

Location:

Mechanicsburg, PA

Reporting to the Project Delivery Manager, this position is responsible for managing (through a team as appropriate) all activities concerned with the delivery of several medium to small capital investment projects from inception to completion, the size and importance of which have a significant impact to Company objectives related to Production, Networks, and/or other water resource or operations systems.

Key Accountabilities

•Monitoring and managing budgets and schedules for several medium to small Capital Investment Projects and programs of moderate scope and complexity. (20%)
•Driving efficiency into project delivery through the monitoring of delivery metrics (unit costs, target costs vs. actual, etc.) and pursuit of more effective delivery and procurement approaches. (5%)
•Delivery of assigned Capital Projects in accordance with policies and procedures set for in the Capital Investment Management (CIM) system to meet asset needs. (15%)
•Asset Owner satisfaction in accordance with the scope of work agreed upon for each project. Interacts with Operations personnel to ensure project delivery program meets operations needs and is coordinated with operations personnel on operational impacts related to project delivery program. (20%)
•Interaction with Technical Services function regarding standards and requirements. Ensures compliance with established regulatory criteria, specifications and standards. (20%)
•Interacts with property group, technical services, and other internal groups and external governmental agencies to coordinate land acquisition, easements, rights of ways, permits, certificates, and other project approvals for assigned projects and programs. (20%)

Knowledge / Skills

•Experience in dam safety or design, hydraulics and hydrology, chapter 102 and 105 permitting, structural analysis and design, and/or geotechnical analysis and design related to water retention structures is preferred.
•Experience with dam safety inspections, emergency action plans, dam removal, dam safety evaluation, rehabilitation design, preparation of engineering drawings and technical specifications, as well as knowledge of local, state and federal permitting requirements for dam rehabilitation and removal projects.
•General knowledge of Engineering, Project Management and construction management practices related to planning, design, construction and operations for water resource management facilities, engineering and utility economics and contract administration and construction technology.
•Working knowledge of regulatory developments, new technology and current trends in water quality, water treatment, developer services and other related water resource management disciplines.
•Knowledge of applicable state and federal regulations.
•Knowledge of company procedures, policies and operations.
•Knowledge of employee relations, applicable safety and environmental regulations, federal and state water quality and design regulations and technical standards.
•Strong project management skills (e.g., planning, organizing, directing, monitoring and reporting on project activities).
•Ability to effectively interact with colleagues, governmental agencies, consultants and the general public.
•Project planning skills. Good verbal and written communication skills (e.g., presentation, listening, report writing.
•Strong interpersonal skills (tact/diplomacy, persuasion, cooperation and ability to motivate others)
•Computer literacy. Competent in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, flow-charting, project scheduling.
•Financial analysis skill, including budget management and basic accounting knowledge.

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Principal Geotechnical/Structural Engineer

Company:

Arcadis

Post Date:

May 11, 2017

Location:

Multiple locations: Southeast: Chattanooga TN/Atlanta GA - Northeast: New York/New Jersey - Southwest: Dallas TX

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated engineer to join our team locally with support from one of the best-qualified consulting firms in the country. The Principal Geotechnical/Structural Engineer will utilize their expertise and technical knowledge of Dams / Dam Safety and civil infrastructure design and construction to lead project teams in executing projects and developing project pursuits within the southeastern regional market, to help build and grow our practice. Projects may include work on various types of dams, hydropower and flood management projects, spillways, outlet works, locks, levees and floodwalls, gates, fish passage structures, and other heavy civil and earthen structures.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Supervising and scheduling geotechnical and structural engineering staff and providing technical direction and oversight.
• Project or task management of interdisciplinary teams of geotechnical, structural, hydrologic/hydraulic, and civil engineers; to include running project meetings, producing and managing project, schedules, budgets and quality objective, assignment of tasks, and professional development (mentoring) of more junior staff. Management of multiple concurrent projects/tasks.
• Conducting inspections and engineering assessments, Potential Failure Modes Analyses, risk assessments, feasibility studies, and evaluation of rehabilitation alternatives for dams, spillways, outlet works, and other hydraulic structures.
• Design and analyses of dams and other heavy civil and earthen structures and preparing design/bid packages for permitting/construction, and coordinating and overseeing construction administration, and inspection services.
• Designing installation and assess data for instrumentation at dams, levees, spillways, outlet works, and slopes.
• Coordinating field exploration and laboratory programs, performing geotechnical and/or structural analyses and design, preparing technical reports, and perform peer reviews and QA/QC of others work.
• Developing operations and maintenance plans and Emergency Action Plans for dams and flood management projects.
• Marketing and business development activities for Dams and the Heavy Civil business practice, including, but not limited to client meetings and presentations, preparation of SOQ materials, and preparation of proposals.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, or related field.
• Registered Professional Engineer.
• A minimum of 20+ years of experience as a demonstrated leader in the water resources field with special experience with dams and reservoirs, levees, locks, hydropower, flood management projects, and other heavy civil projects.
• Relevant experience with the current state-of-the-practice for remedial measures for existing dams, including anchor technology, grouting, cutoff walls, ground improvement, roller compacted concrete, spillway enlargement, and other similar techniques.
• Relevant geotechnical and/or structural experience working in heavy construction with meaningful exposure to the following: instrumentation, micropile/rock anchor Installation, drilled shafts, and piling, construction water diversion/management, and coffer dam construction.
• Detail oriented, with experience in preparing design calculations and drawings, and accustomed to producing high quality work.
• Experience with managing heavy civil projects and coordination of work with engineers of other disciplines, and providing technical review and oversight.
• Have “seller-doer” marketing and business development experience.
• Familiarity with the techniques for conducting Potential Failure Modes Analyses and Risk Assessments, and for estimating damages and life loss for use in risk assessments.
• Be knowledgeable of dam and levee safety guidelines utilized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, and other Federal agencies, as well as State Dam Safety agencies.
• Be familiar with hydrology and hydraulics for dams, especially for projects with large drainage areas that are greater than 1000 square miles.
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills to fluently communicate to clients and present technical information.
• US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or PHD preferred in Engineering such as: Civil, Geotechnical, Structural, or related field.
• Experience on dam safety consulting boards for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Natural Resource Conservation Service, or other Federal agencies.
• Experience as a FERC-approved Part 12B Independent Consultant and/or PFMA Facilitator.
• Hydropower and FERC permitting experience.

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Dam Safety Engineer

Company:

Brookfield Renewable

Post Date:

May 11, 2017

Location:

Queensbury, NY

Reporting to the Director, Asset Management, the Dam Safety Engineer will be responsible for providing technical direction, quality assurance, and expertise for matters concerning the Atlantic Region of Brookfield Renewable’s dams and related civil infrastructure including performing inspections, developing strategies, and implementing programs to ensure that dams and structures are safe and reliable.

Responsibilities
• Conduct inspections according to schedule and oversee the surveillance and monitoring program in order to maintain dam safety;
• Manage the timely review, and any necessary follow-up action as required, of all surveillance and monitoring data to assure the safety of the dams.
• Provide technical oversight and review analyses and design by third party consultants and internal engineering that relate to dam safety, including;
o Overseeing the preparation of routine dam safety technical studies and reports by engineering staff and consultants such as: Annual Surveillance data reports, 5-year survey data reports, and other monitoring reports (DSSMP & DSSMR), Part 12d inspection report, Dam Safety Assessments, and other periodic technical reports as required.
o Overseeing preparation of non-routine dam safety technical studies and reports by engineering staff and consultants, such as: stability analyses, Seismic analyses, structural analyses, dam breach and inundation studies, GIS inundation mapping initiatives, hydrology and hydraulics studies, etc.
• Review and approve of any modification to Brookfield Renewable’s dams or appurtenant facilities which might impact their safety.
• Identify and recommend 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;
• Direct changes to project operations if necessary to ensure the safety of Brookfield Renewable’s dams and appurtenant facilities under emergency circumstances.
• Provides regular reporting to the Director, Asset management, VP North American Operations, and the Chief Dam Safety Engineer on the status of the dam safety program implementation including identification of key areas of dam safety risk and actions being taken to mitigate the risk.
• Manage a variety of contract technical personnel to perform facility safety assessments, studies, and evaluations to ensure safe and reliable performance of Brookfield Renewable’s dams.
• Interface with federal (FERC), state, and provincial dam safety regulatory authorities as required.
• Conduct periodic dam safety training;
• Review and approval of Emergency Actions Plans;
• Participate in dam safety inspection by regulatory authorities;
• Participate in periodic dam safety audits conducted by the Chief Dam Safety Engineer
• Ability to develop practical and cost effective solutions to complex structural issues

Requirements
• Broad knowledge and experience with civil/structural engineering and design codes, standards and practices to perform complex projects on both concrete and steel construction (experience in dam repair and rehabilitation is an asset)
• Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics related to water-retaining structures, including dam stabilization analysis, dam instrumentation, flow control structures
• Be knowledgeable of best practices, 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 strong communication skills
• Excellent problem solving skills and capable of leading a team of external consultants and contractors;
• 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 computer skills as well as excellent written and oral communication skills;

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering;
• Professional Engineer (PE) License in a state where Company has operating assets preferred
• Minimum five (5) years’ of relevant experience in the civil-structural design of hydroelectric project facilities or structures is an asset
• Knowledge of and experience with Dam Safety Programs, including FERC Part 12 Dam Safety requirements, DSSMPs, FERC Engineering Guidelines, FERC Security requirements is an asset

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Geotechnical Engineer 6

Company:

CDM Smith

Post Date:

March 28, 2017

Location:

Raleigh, North Carolina

As a member of our geotechnical team, you would contribute to CDM Smith's mission by:

•Maintaining liaison with individuals and units within or outside organization
•Acting independently on technical matters pertaining to your specialty field
•Visualizing and assuming responsibility for new business development activities within your areas of expertise
•Expanding dams-related geotechnical business to complement the other South and North Carolina business lines
•Working as a recognized leader of technical and professional staff
•Acting as mentor for lower-level employees
•Planning, developing, coordinating, and directing a number of large and important projects or a project of major scope and complexity
•Directing the work of a staff of up to 5 engineers and technicians
•Evaluating progress and results obtained, and recommending major changes to achieve overall objectives
•Serving as the technical specialist in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes for an assigned responsibility area such as subject matter, function, type of facility or equipment, or product
•Keeping abreast of new methods and developments affecting CDM Smith in order to recommend changes to current programs, or new programs warranted by such developments

*Minimum Qualifications
•10 - 13 minimum years of experience since B.S.
•Registration as Professional Engineer in South and North Carolina is a requirement.
•Master’s degree in geotechnical engineering is strongly preferred.
•Significant experience with dam and levee inspection, analysis, design, and construction is strongly preferred.
•Experience with transportation, landfills, seismic design, and trenchless technology is preferred.
•Experience with water and wastewater projects with state, county and municipal agencies is preferred.
•Some experience outside South and North Carolina is a plus.
•Excellent communication and writing skills.

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Mid/Senior Level Water Resources Engineer

Company:

West Consultants

Post Date:

January 12, 2017

Location:

Portland, OR

WEST Consultants, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants for a Mid/Senior Level Water Resources Engineering position in our Portland, Oregon location.

Responsibilities may include:
• Hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, sediment transport, and water quality analysis
• Develop numerical models for hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment transport, and water quality studies
• Hydraulic structure design
• Flood hazard delineation
• Design of stormwater management facilities
• Environmental impact assessment and mitigation
• Prepare design and construction documents, figures, maps and graphics
• Prepare technical reports and documents
• Business development/marketing

Experience Requirements:
Minimum 5-10 years related experience.

Skill Requirements:
In addition to being enthusiastic about working in the field of water resources the successful candidate should have the following skills:
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work independently & manage time as well as work as part of a team
• Excellent problem solving abilities
• Familiarity with HEC numerical models

Educational Requirements:
MS or PhD in Civil or Environmental Engineering or water resources related field is required.
P.E. Registration required.

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