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Senior Hydropower Project Manager

Company:

WSP USA

Post Date:

January 14, 2020

Location:

Portland, OR

Come join us in shaping the future of energy! Be a part of WSP’s rapidly-expanding Hydropower Team – solving our client’s complex challenges and helping them achieve their goals.

The WSP Hydropower Team of civil/structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineers provides services on a wide range of projects including dams and appurtenant structures, levees, gates, penstocks, powerhouses, instrumentation monitoring and evaluation, and licensing/permitting.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Project Management Engineer for the Hydropower Team in our Portland, OR office. The candidate will perform, manage and lead technical tasks, will interact directly with clients, potential clients and participate in industry events. Our ideal candidate has dam engineering experience with a strong background in the fields of civil/structural, geotechnical or hydraulic engineering. While the candidate will primarily be responsible for projects related to hydropower and water retaining structures, some workload will be dedicated to other types of energy projects (offshore wind, solar, traditional thermal generation and underground hydrocarbon storage).

JOB DESCRIPTION

Areas of Expertise

• Project Engineering:
Design elements of multidisciplinary projects for new construction and modifications to existing structures. This includes all phases of project development, from conceptual feasibility studies and cost analyses through permitting, construction, and post-construction monitoring. Perform field inspections at project facilities potentially located in remote areas with rugged unimproved terrain.

• Engineer of Record:
Stamp and certify engineering studies performed by the candidate, or performed by other WSP Hydropower staff working under the candidate’s direction.

• Project Management:
Manage budgets, schedules & deliverables and perform technical work associated with projects to ensure all client expectations are met. Supervise, develop, evaluate and assign work to other WSP Hydropower staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Work closely with project managers and lead engineers on Hydropower projects
o Preparation and review of design calculations, design criteria documents or studies
o Preparation and review of field work plans, construction activities, schedules, and cost estimates
o Preparation and review of construction and bid specifications
o Preparation and review of drawings and figures for meetings and reports
o Preparation and review of written reports, license and permit applications
• Other engineering tasks as needed to support project requirements
• Support multiple project teams
• Participate in site inspections and construction oversight of field work for a range of projects

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an accredited Engineering Program
• 10+ years of relevant experience
• Active registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the United States with the ability to acquire licensure in other states as needed within a year of being hired
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal/written/presentation)
• Ability to travel occasionally for business (approximately 10 – 25%)
• Possess strong analytical, collaborative and technical skills
• Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
• Possess a high level of energy and enthusiasm
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

• Existing standing in industry organizations
• Strong working knowledge and experience with hydroelectric facilities. Experience may include generation studies, working knowledge of the FERC & USACE process and guidelines, and engineering experience at such facilities
• Past participation in the FERC Part 12D inspection process, either as a participant or as a FERC approved Independent Consultant
• Additional knowledge of other energy generation facilities, including solar and fossil generation, is a bonus

ABOUT WSP USA

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With more than 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States

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Hydropower Engineer

Company:

WSP USA

Post Date:

January 14, 2020

Location:

Portland, OR

Come join us in shaping the future of energy! Be a part of WSP’s rapidly-expanding Hydropower Team – solving our client’s complex challenges and helping them achieve their goals.

The WSP Hydropower Team of civil/structural, geotechnical and hydraulic engineers provides services on a wide range of projects including dams and appurtenant structures, levees, gates, penstocks, powerhouses, instrumentation monitoring and evaluation, and licensing/permitting.

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Junior Level Engineer for the Hydropower Team in our Portland, Oregon office. The Junior Engineer will perform technical tasks, interact directly with clients, potential clients and participate in industry events. While the candidate will primarily be responsible for projects related to hydropower and water retaining structures, some workload will be dedicated to other types of energy projects (offshore wind, solar, traditional thermal generation and underground hydrocarbon storage). Our ideal candidate has dam engineering experience with a strong background in the fields of civil/structural, geotechnical or hydraulic engineering.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Duties and Responsibilities
• Produce hydraulic, geotechnical or structural calculations, design drawings and documents, project standards and specifications
• Perform field inspections with senior hydropower engineers, including routine dam safety inspections, construction quality assurance and construction progress documentation
• Develop quantity take-offs, engineering cost estimates for projects involving hydraulic structures
• Perform dam safety inspections and prepare reports in conformance with state or federal regulatory guidelines
• Review and supervise preparation of design calculations, modeling studies, drawings, reports, project standards and specifications
• Assist in proposal development, manage, execute and provide technical support on a variety of water-related as well as interdisciplinary projects
• Communicate with clients and regulators, establish goals and objectives for project teams, and schedule and coordinate resources to deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the performance expectations of the client
• Promote Hydropower team capabilities by presenting and attending meeting and conferences
• Apply regulatory knowledge with FERC, USACE, FEMA, USBR, and other local, state and federal agencies and regulators
• The candidate must be willing to participate in domestic and international travel, when necessary

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil and/or Structural Engineering, or related field
• 5+ years of experience, preferably with at least 3 years of related experience in dam engineering
• Demonstrated experience with dam stability analysis, seismicity issues, flood hydrology, geotechnical knowledge, dam monitoring and instrumentation, dam operations, and risk assessment preferred
• Strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task, prioritize, take direction, and provide direction to others
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (verbal/written/presentation)
• Ability to travel occasionally for business (approximately 10 – 25%)
• Possess strong analytical, collaborative and technical skills
• Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
• Possess a high level of energy and enthusiasm
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:
• PE License, or ability to obtain within 12 months
• Master’s Degree
• Experience with AutoCAD & Civil 3D, MicroStation and/or ArcGIS software
• Familiarity with HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, GeoSlope, ANSYS and/or STADD is a plus

ABOUT WSP USA

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With more than 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa

WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started?

WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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Senior Hydro Engineer - Civil/Structural

Company:

Xcel Energy

Post Date:

January 14, 2020

Location:

Henderson, CO

Are you an engineer who wants a challenging, rewarding career at a Fortune 500 company that’s committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship? Do you want to be part of shaping our energy future? An engineering position at Xcel Energy could be a great match for you.

Xcel Energy is seeking a Civil/Structural Engineer to support hydro operations. This position will be based in Henderson, CO but will require traveling up to 2 - 3 days per week to hydro plants within Colorado, and occasionally to Wisconsin. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in dam safety and regulations. 5 or more years of experience specifically supporting hydro generation is preferred.

Position Summary
Applies extensive technical expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines. Performs as a staff advisor and consultant in a technical specialty, a type of facility or equipment, or a program function. Carries out complex or innovative assignments requiring the development of new or improved techniques and procedures. Work is expected to result in the development of new/improved techniques and procedures or new/refined equipment, materials, processes, products, and/or scientific methods. Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on contracts and projects and interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination between organizations. Work is performed without appreciable direction and considerable latitude is exercised in determining technical objectives of assignment. Guidance relates largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts and policy matters. Completed work is reviewed from a relatively long- term perspective, for desired results. May assign tasks to and direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and administrative staff, including coordination and review of work assignments. Responsible for (and may lead) multiple projects of moderate to large size or portions of major projects.

Essential Responsibilities
a) Applies extensive technical expertise and has an understanding of the basic principals of other related disciplines. Fully demonstrates the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level by applying technical standards, principles, theories, concepts, and techniques to lead projects of moderate to large size, scope and complexity.
b) Largely self-directed work is expected to result in the development of new or improved techniques, procedures and standards. Supports the development of technical documentation (including but not limited to designs, testing, calculations, reports, standards, etc.)
c) Without appreciable direction exercises considerable latitude in determining ongoing technical support for project activities within areas such as Operations, Maintenance, Testing/diagnostics and Regulatory. Provides field engineering oversight and direction for activities such as support , testing, installation, inspections, commissioning etc.
d) Coordinates/leads multiple projects or portions of projects (including phases such as research, design, equipment selection, procurement, installation and commissioning). May lead more critical projects with oversight of a higher level engineer or supervisor.
e) Represents the organization as the prime technical contact in the bid/evaluation processes including preparation of bid documents, completion of technical evaluations for proposals and providing recommendations for selection. Interacts with senior external personnel on significant technical matters often requiring coordination with internal and external organizations.
f) Effectively and with precision resolves difficult technical/business matters both inter-organizationally and with outside customer/vendors with all formats of communication.
g) May assign tasks to and/or direct engineers, technicians, craft personnel and other support staff including coordination and review of work assignments. Provides guidance and mentoring to less experienced engineers. Responsible for continuous self development of technical skills and competencies.
h) Leads activities such as budgeting, estimating, forecasting, accounting, work order management, in support of engineering projects.

Minimum Requirements
Required
•Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum (or recognized equivalency)
•5+ years relevant engineering experience
•EIT/FE (Engineer in Training/Fundamentals of Engineering) required
•Ability to demonstrate the unique technical skills and core competencies for this engineering level established & documented by the organization.
Preferred
•PE (Professional Engineer) registration may be required depending on business need
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As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

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Dam Safety Engineer

Company:

Georgia Power

Post Date:

January 6, 2020

Location:

Atlanta, Georgia

SCG Hydro Services – Atlanta, GA

This position will serve as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting Southern Company’s dam safety program for Georgia Power hydroelectric generating plants. On occasion it may be required to assist in the inspection of storage ponds, ash ponds and other related dams at fossil plants and interaction with the Fossil Dam Safety Group in Birmingham, Alabama. The dam safety related activities include:

•Conduct regularly scheduled dam safety field inspections of soil, concrete, and steel structures associated with the dams and appurtenant structures.
•Monitor and plot dam safety instrumentation data such as piezometers, weirs, drains, and deformation monuments, and review and interpret the data.
•Track compliance with plant operating licenses associated with dam safety and inspection recommendations and other compliance issues.
•Interface with federal and state dam safety officials.
•Become familiar with and implement the requirements of the Southern Company Generation “Safety Procedure for Dams and Dikes at Hydroelectric Generation Plants”.
•Become familiar with and implement the requirements of the Southern Company Generation “Dam Safety Program for FERC Licensed Projects”.
•Become familiar with and implement the requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Engineering Guidelines and Title18 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter B, Part 12 - Safety of Water Power Projects and Project Works (Subparts A through E) as they pertain to the company’s dam hydroelectric projects.
•Prepare annual dam safety monitoring status reports for the FERC.
•Review engineering calculations of dam stability and hydrologic/hydraulics that are required to demonstrate compliance with the FERC dam safety Engineering Guidelines.
•Prepare, coordinate and review engineering analyses, designs, specifications, and requests for proposals as applicable.
•Assist the generating plants with oversight of any needed repairs at the dams associated with recommendations resulting from internal and external dam safety inspections.
•Coordinate and interface with independent dam safety consultants for the performance of FERC-mandated five-year inspection reports (Part 12D).
•Coordinate and interface with external dam safety consultants for the performance of technical investigations and analyses as required.
•Interface with external specialty contractors and engineering consultants for regularly scheduled spillway gate inspections and underwater inspections at regularly scheduled intervals (typically preceding the Part 12D inspection).
•Perform detailed review of engineering reports prepared by external consultants and contractors.
•Actively participate in internal and external assessments and audits of the company’s dam safety program.
•Participate in meetings and conference calls related to dam safety issues.
•Participate in Alabama Power dam safety inspections with our counterpart Hydro Services group in Birmingham, Alabama.

Other duties assigned may include assisting with hydro plant relicensing efforts, hydrology studies, hydraulics studies, slope stability analyses, seepage analyses, contract management, etc. depending on the needs of the subject facilities.

This position reports to the Dam Safety Supervisor in the Southern Company Generation Hydro Services group in Atlanta.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education:
•At a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering is required.

Experience:
•At least five (5) years of direct experience in the civil engineering field is required.
•At least one (1) year of experience interfacing with government regulators or other governmental agencies is preferred.
•One to two (1-2) years of experience working with dams (design, construction, inspection, analyses) is required.
•Experience in writing technical reports, letters and field inspection reports.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Basic understanding of the principles of concrete structures, soil mechanics, and hydraulics is required.
•Proven ability to develop excellent working relationships with clients is required.
•Strong observational skills are required.
•Strong organizational skills are required.
•Strong written communication skills are required. The successful candidate must have the ability to produce coherent documents that will withstand regulatory scrutiny.
•Strong oral communication skills are required. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively and to work constructively with other groups within Southern Company and with outside agencies and consultants.
•Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, are required.
•The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings is required.
•Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with government regulators is required.
•The proven ability to be a self-starter and to work harmoniously with multi-disciplinary teams is required.
•Leadership skills and enthusiastic attitude towards professional development are encouraged.
Essential Job Functions:
•Carry out all job requirements with strict adherence to Southern Company safety policies and procedures.
•Travel is required within Georgia (about 20-30% of the time), including some overnight travel, for site and dam safety field inspections and meetings at Georgia Power hydro dams and occasionally at GPC fossil plants dams, as needed.
•This position requires extensive walking along dams, including up and down earthen slopes and climbing up and down stairs and ladders at the hydro dams and powerhouses. This position may require safely accessing narrow concrete trenches, steep slopes, drainage galleries, spillways, and other difficult access areas to perform inspections.
•Occasional use of a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) and safety harness/fall arrest will be required depending on field inspection requirements.
•Routine dam safety field inspections and site visits would be approximately 20 to 30 percent of the job function. The frequency of these field inspections may increase for attending to unusual dam safety issues as they arise or when a dam safety construction projects underway.
•Office work is related to letter and report writing, preparation and review of engineering analyses, dam safety instrumentation data review, responding to plant inquiries for dam safety issues, interaction with regulatory agencies as noted in the Job Summary above.

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES
•Demonstrates Southern Company’s “Our Values” (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment).
•Self-starter, self-motivated.
•Ability to work independently on assigned projects under the overall direction of both the Hydro Services Dam Safety Principal Engineer and Supervisor.
•Diplomatic.
•Organized.
•Strong customer focus.
•Team player.
•Strong work ethic.
•Attention to details, accuracy and follow-up.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REQUESTED:
The following information will be requested of individuals selected for an interview:

•A report you have authored. (These may be redacted to obscure the client’s name and other identifying information if necessary.)
•A listing of any conference papers that you have presented.
•A listing of national or state professional organizations to which you belong and any leadership positions that you have held in them.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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Irrigation Engineering Program Analyst/Advisor

Company:

Sealaska

Post Date:

January 2, 2020

Location:

Lakewood, CO

Job ID 2019-2270

Overview

Managed Business Solutions is seeking a part-time or full-time water resource and water utility applied science and engineering professional with experience and aptitude for policy development, program reviews, technical briefing development, etc… This position will be responsible for the interaction of national federal programs including direct interface with and coordination of, onsite and offsite federal managers, contractors, tribal employees etc... This entails representing the BIA to itself, its colleagues and its tribal clientele.  This includes advising on federal policies, procedures with respect to a highly technical scientific and engineering niche. Additionally, coordinating nationwide schedules of individuals that are responsible for all of the nuance that the technical interplay of an irrigation and power organization requires given its separate programs, responsibilities and partners. This role relies heavily on the ability to provide technical content and advisement with high level writing skills on irrigation and power utility related issues.  Ideally, this candidate will have a technical background in the irrigation or power arena and experience with national federal clientele. The person who fits this role will have to work with our interdisciplinary onsite program team at the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)/Division of Water and Power (DWP) Office in Lakewood, CO and requires a US citizenship.

 

This role can be full-time or part-time and is fully funded and slated to begin as soon as possible. Seeking local candidates in the greater Denver area, no relocation.

For more information and to apply, click the link below.

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Senior Engineers Specialist

Company:

California Dept of Water Resources

Post Date:

December 26, 2019

Location:

Sacramento, CO

Job Description
Senior Engineers, Water Resources (Specialist)
Reference: SAP Position #50095551 and Job Control #JC-184598
This position is a Permanent Intermittent Position. Permanent Intermittent employees are paid hourly and are limited to 1500 hours per calendar year.To apply for this position please visit:https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Jobs/JobPosting.aspx?JobControlId=184598

This website contains addition information regarding the position and how to apply. You must apply through CalCareers. Applications submitted online through USSD NOT be considered.

Applications must be post marked or hand delivered by 1/06/2020

1416 Ninth Street, Room 320, Sacramento, California 95814

Please visit the website above for specific information on how to submit your application. Only complete applications will be considered.

Position Description:

Under the general direction of the Chief, Program and Project Delivery Branch, the incumbent serves as the specialist whose duties include developing business practices related to contract and project management by developing and continuously improving standard workflow procedures. Work requires consulting contract development and management, task order development and execution, and dam safety project management and coordination. Performing the duties requires knowledge related to dam operations, maintenance, surveillance, design, analysis, condition assessment, and repairs. Work requires managing dam safety engineering projects to meet regulatory compliance; and writing and maintaining regulatory compliance related correspondence with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Division of Safety of Dams.

We are seeking an individual that can work cooperatively with all professional levels; maintain regular, consistent, predictable attendance; analyze situations accurately; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and exercise good judgment. You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement located on the job posting in CalCareers.

In addition to submitting an application you must also take the corresponding Senior Engineer, Water Resources Exam

Please Visit the Exam Bulletin to apply online and for additional information:

Senior Engineer, Water Resources Exam:
https://www.jobs.ca.gov/CalHrPublic/Exams/Bulletin.aspx?examCD=8PB64

Requirements for Admittance to the Exam:

Possession of a valid certificate of registration as a civil engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. and Two years of experience performing the duties of an Engineer, Water Resources, Range D, or in comparable work.

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