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Associate Engineer/Engineer or Senior Engineering Specialist

Company:

Denver Water

Post Date:

January 18, 2019

Location:

Golden, Colorado

DENVER WATER
Limited-term Opportunity – see definition below
Associate Engineer/Engineer or Sr. Engineering Specialist
(One position, level will depend on qualifications of the selected candidate)
Gross Reservoir Expansion Program
Project Timeframe: 2019-2025

JOB POSTING:
Denver Water’s Gross Reservoir Expansion Program (Program) is currently seeking a qualified candidate to assist us as a LIMITED-TERM Associate Engineer, Engineer, or Sr. Engineering Specialist (One Position).

Project Timeframe: This position has a planned project timeframe of six years, with the opportunity to be extended additional years, depending on the project status update.

Hiring Salary Range – Dependent on position level
Associate Engineer
$29.38/hourly (min.) up to $35.82/hourly (mid.)
Engineer
$6,066.67/monthly (min.) up to $7645.74/monthly (mid.)
Sr. Engineering Specialist
$6,066.67/monthly (min.) up to $7645.74/monthly (mid.)

Title of Position: Associate Engineer/Engineer or Sr. Engineering Specialist
Project Timeframe: 2019-2025
Location of position: Denver West, Golden, Colorado

Opening Date: January 11, 2019
Closing Date: January 31, 2019 *Please read below

Candidates must submit a completed Denver Water application in order to be considered. Applications must include all of your relevant work experience as it is a legal document. Please do not use “see resume”. Cover Letters and resumes must be attached to the application as one (1) document.

*Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received. Denver Water reserves the right to either close or extend a posting.

Apply on-line by visiting www.denverwater.org/careers.

Project Description: The Gross Reservoir Expansion Program will deliver an additional 77,000 acre-feet of water storage by raising the existing Gross Dam by 131 feet to an ultimate height of 471 feet. The dam will be raised with roller compacted concrete (RCC) and is the largest concrete dam project currently planned in the United States. When complete the dam will be the tallest dam in Colorado, tallest RCC dam in the nation, and the highest RCC dam raise in the world.

The Program is currently seeking a qualified candidate to join the Program Management Team (PMT) to assist in the successful delivery of the Program and to backfill responsibilities currently performed by Denver Water’s Dam Safety Section staff also working in the Program.

The successful candidate will share the PMT’s values and passions in securing Denver’s water future through the successful execution of the Program. Specifically, the selected candidate will perform a wide range of project management duties, project coordination, business case studies, engineering evaluations, and other program tasks as they arise. Effective candidates will demonstrate good communication skills by understanding the PMT’s vision and direction and be able to turn that into written reports, memorandums, presentations, evaluations, and meeting notes with minimal direction. Additionally, the successful candidate will assist the PMT in development and management of the schedule, budget, and overall quality of the program elements. Secondary dam safety duties may include coordinating dam safety inspections and reports; collection, data management, and data analyses of dam safety instrumentation outputs; and assisting the team on dam safety related activities and projects.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, have a strong desire and a passion to assist Denver Water to become the “best water utility in the nation” by delivering the Program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Coordinate multiple activities and interfaces to support the program.
• Assist in development of project management documents (i.e. contracts, budget reports, insurance agreements, etc.).
• Create new reports and memorandums on a wide range of program topics.
• Create and give presentations on status of various project aspects.
• Represent Denver Water at meetings to resolve important questions, and to plan and coordinate work.
• Flexibility to work outside of technical expertise to assist the program where necessary.
• Support program permitting activities.
• Manage program assets such as vehicles, office resources, and site resources.
• Ensure preparation of a variety of technical reports, correspondence, calculations, and see that project records are maintained.
• Coordinate value engineering exercises between Denver Water, Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC), and Design Engineer.
• Coordinate site activities at the Gross Reservoir and Dam site.
• Coordinate with Gross Dam facility operators on design review and onsite activities.
• Research records and compile information.
• Design document review for compliance with Denver Water standards and support Denver Water design managers with submittal review, scheduling, and quality control.
• Apply Denver Water Engineering standards and project procedures to a wide variety of project circumstances.
• Coordinate, schedule, and attend various program meetings. Document key decisions and actions through meeting notes.
• Perform engineering-related and construction contract-related activities including construction management and inspection, contract administration, schedules, and payment estimates.
• Implement and manage communication, projects, and program meetings.
• Assist the dam safety program by coordinating inspections, producing inspection reports, instrumentation data collection management, evaluation, and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications
Associate Engineer
Education and Experience
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an accredited college or university in Engineering (specific discipline).
• No related work experience required.
• Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for the position.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications
• Fundamentals of Engineering Exam administered by the National Council for Engineering Examiners or obtain within 12 months of hire.
• Must be able to possess and maintain a valid Class ‘R’ Colorado driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Engineer
Education and Experience
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an accredited college or university in Engineering (specific discipline).
• Minimum 4 years of related work experience.
• Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for the position.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications
• Professional Engineer License in the State of Colorado or ability to obtain through reciprocity.
• Must be able to possess and maintain a valid Class ‘R’ Colorado driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Senior Engineering Specialist
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or a related field.
• Minimum 4 years of related work experience.
• Any equivalent combination of certifications, education, or experience that provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities for the position.

Licenses, Registration, and Certifications
• Must be able to possess and maintain a valid Class ‘R’ Colorado driver’s license and have a
satisfactory driving record.

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This Limited-term appointment is an appointment to the position of Associate Engineer or Engineer or Sr. Engineer Specialist within the competitive service. Limited-term regular employees have the same rights and privileges and are subject to the same requirements under the Personnel Policies as regular employees. Limited-term appointments are used to fill positions that are expected to take two or more years for completion, but which are clearly not continuing in nature and will terminate upon completion of the work. Denver Water also reserves the right to terminate the position if the Limited-term employee’s role on the project is completed or it is determined that there is no longer a need for the position on the project.

Individuals who are selected for Limited-term employment with Denver Water will be appointed for a pre-determined period of time depending on project needs, but that period may be shortened or extended depending on project needs. A limited-term appointment will end when the employee’s role on a project is completed or it is determined there is no longer a need for the limited-term position on the project.

The first six months of employment for a Limited-term employee is an introductory period. During this period, your employment can be terminated at any time, and are entitled to the same limited protection and procedures provided to introductory employees.

Eligibility for Benefits: Limited-term employees are eligible to participate in Denver Water Employees Health, Dental and Vision Benefits, as well as Paid Time Off, and after the six months introductory period, are eligible for Denver Water benefits that include a pension plan, a 401K Plan with 3% match, a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Life Insurance.

Compensation: Limited-term employees are eligible for within-grade increases through Denver Water’s Pay for Performance, Annual Merit Increase program. Limited-term employees are able to compete for other Limited-term or Regular status positions if seeking other opportunities.

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About Denver Water:
Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.4 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Denver Water aspires to be the best water utility in the nation. The organization is a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environment entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.
Denver Water is committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Smoking, including e-cigarettes, is prohibited on all Denver Water property.

A background check will be conducted to verify information submitted on application. Please be sure that all information on application is correct and complete the application fully, do not say “see resume”. If application is not fully completed, we (Denver Water), will not accept your application.

An offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a post-offer drug test. For a position of this type, Denver Water tests for the following: amphetamines, cocaine, marijuana (THC), opiates, phencyclidine (PCP), and alcohol.

All positions require a Worker’s Compensation Background check.

Denver Water is an equal opportunity employer. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, military status, or marital status in making employment or business decisions. It also prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace or in its dealings with the public. The organization encourages and welcomes diversity of backgrounds in its workforce. Denver Water complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).

Karen Hoppestad
1600 W. 12th Ave.
Denver, CO. 80204-3412
karen.hoppestad@denverwater.org
EOE/MF

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Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer

Company:

WEST Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

January 10, 2019

Location:

San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Bellevue, WA

If you are interested in working on some of the most challenging water resources issues of our time, WEST has a job opportunity for you. WEST Consultants, Inc., a premier firm in water resources engineering, is seeking energetic and ambitious applicants qualified to apply for an Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer position. Positions are being considered for our San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; and Bellevue, WA office locations.

Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following:
• Apply ingenuity and creativity to solve complex hydrologic and hydraulic engineering problems over a wide range of applications.
• Conduct water resources engineering evaluations and studies.
• Assess and evaluate complex water resource systems including watersheds receiving rain and snow.
• Analyze and perform hydraulic design of reservoirs, channels, and other hydraulic structures.
• Conduct riverine and estuarine hydraulic and sediment transport modeling using single and multi-dimensional numerical models.
• Use GIS tools to pre- and post-process data.
• Prepare figures, maps, and graphics.
• Organize, manipulate, and evaluate data using spreadsheets or other engineering software.
• Prepare technical reports and memoranda.
• Other duties may be assigned.

Experience Requirements:
0-10 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.
• Strong computer skills. Knowledge of programming languages such as Visual Basic and Python is a plus.
• Excellent problem solving abilities.
• Knowledge of HEC models such as HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS. Knowledge of other models, as well as GIS software, is a plus.

Educational Requirements:
Master’s Degree or higher in Civil or Environmental Engineering or water resources related field is required.

How to Apply:
If you meet the qualifications and requirements listed above and have a passion to help solve complex water resources problems, submit your resume and cover letter to hrm@westconsultants.com.

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WEST Consultants, Inc. (WEST) is a small business firm providing water resources engineering consulting services from our six offices located in Oregon, Washington, California, and Arizona. Over the past 30 years, WEST has built a superior reputation for providing quality water resources services to government and private clients. We offer a dynamic work environment where our talented teams are solving some of the most challenging projects in water resources engineering.

WEST is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
As a federal contractor, WEST participates in E-Verify to validate the employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Engineer - Dam Safety

Company:

Georgia Power

Post Date:

December 18, 2018

Location:

Corporate HQ - Atlanta, GA

Description

Engineer, Dam Safety (Hydro Services – Southern Company Generation)

This position will be filled at an exempt level 4-6 depending upon the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the successful candidate.

This position will serve as part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting Southern Company’s electric generating plants. This position is responsible for dam safety for Georgia Power hydroelectric projects. This work will include these activities:

Conduct periodic dam safety inspections of soil, concrete, and steel structures.
Monitor dam safety instrumentation such as piezometers, weirs, wells, and deformation monuments, and interpret the information.
Track compliance with plant operating licenses, inspection recommendations, and other compliance issues.
Interface with federal dam safety officials.
Prepare dam monitoring status reports for FERC.
Prepare engineering calculations of dam stability required to demonstrate compliance with FERC dam safety guidelines.
Conduct or coordinate analyses, designs, specifications, and requests for proposals.
Ensure the accomplishment of any needed repairs
Coordinate and interface with independent dam safety consultants for the performance of FERC five-year inspection reports.

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 and Surveillance Supervisor in the Southern Company Generation Hydro Services group in Atlanta.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education:

Master's or Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering is required
Experience:
At least five years of experience in civil engineering is required.
At least one year of experience interfacing with government regulators or other governmental entities is preferred.
Minimum of two years of experience working with dams (design, construction, inspection, analyses) is preferred.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
An understanding of the basic principles of structures, soil mechanics, and hydraulics is required.
The proven ability to develop an excellent working relationship 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.
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with MS Word and Excel, are required.
The ability to read and interpret engineering drawings is required.
Skill with AutoCAD and PowerPoint is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with government regulators is preferred.
The proven ability to work harmoniously with multi-disciplinary teams is preferred.
Leadership skills preferred

Other Requirements:
Extensive travel in Georgia including some overnight travel is required.
Extensive walking up and down earthen slopes and stairs is required

BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES

Demonstrates Southern Company’s “Our Values” (Safety First, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment)
Self directed, self motivated
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 or reports that 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.

A partial relocation subsidy may be made available at the discretion of the hiring manager*

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America-s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national 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 utilities in Fortune-s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

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.

Job Field: Engineering

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Southern Company Services

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):
Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)
241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: SCS2007857

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Project Engineer - Dams and Water Resources (Civil, Geotechnical, or Structural Engineer)

Company:

RIZZO International, Inc.

Post Date:

December 3, 2018

Location:

Tarrytown, NY; Denver, CO; or Pittsburgh, PA

POSITION SUMMARY
RIZZO International Inc. is seeking a project level civil, structural, or geotechnical engineer to support analysis and design work for new and existing dams and water resources facilities. The successful candidate will be involved in all phases of our various remedial and new dam design projects, from planning and feasibility studies to conceptual and final design.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform dam safety inspections;
• Conduct hydrologic, hydraulic, stability, seepage, bearing capacity, and settlement analyses for various types of dams (e.g., earthen, rockfill, concrete, etc.).
• Support the preparation of detailed design/construction drawings and specifications for dams and appurtenant structures;
• Assist in the selection and qualification of subcontractors for drilling and surveying and other project activities;
• Develop construction and engineering cost estimates for dam projects;
• Prepare or support the development of technical reports and proposals;
• Provide input to planning efforts, scheduling, and coordination of project tasks; and
• Domestic and international travel, as/if needed.

POSITION SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S. or M.S. degree (M.S. preferred) in civil, structural, or geotechnical engineering;
• Professional Engineers License; and
• 5+ years of experience in dam engineering design and analysis and safety inspections.

BACKGROUND

RIZZO International, Inc. (RIZZO) is a women-owned engineering and earth sciences consulting firm with expertise in specialty civil, geotechnical, and structural analysis and design, field and office-based geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis, construction management, and testing and inspection. For more than 30 years, our team has provided engineering services for technically challenging dams and water resources, infrastructure, and power generation projects throughout the United States and across much of the globe.

Our firm, originally founded in 1984 as Paul C. Rizzo Associates, employs a qualified staff of technical and design professionals, most with advanced engineering or geoscience degrees and corresponding professional licenses. Our staff collectively work to support projects coordinated from corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but also service clients and markets specific to our regional locations and our key collaborators.

EEOC Disclaimer: RIZZO International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer in that our policy, in accordance with Federal and State laws, prohibits employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, or disability except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.

Candidates need to submit their resume through our website for consideration: www.rizzointl.com
Placement is expected to be in either Tarrytown, NY, Denver, CO, or Pittsburgh, PA.

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Senior Dams and Water Resources Engineer

Company:

RIZZO International, Inc.

Post Date:

December 3, 2018

Location:

Tarrytown, NY; Denver, CO; or Pittsburgh, PA.

POSITION SUMMARY
RIZZO International Inc. is seeking a senior civil, structural, or geotechnical engineer to lead analysis and design work for new and existing dams and water resources facilities and appurtenant structures. The successful candidate will specifically supervise new and remedial designs, foundation improvements, structural analyses, and hydrologic and hydraulic studies, and will be responsible for engineering staff oversight, client and regulator interactions, and business development.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform dam safety inspections, including annual operation inspections and FERC Part 12D inspections;
• Conduct geotechnical/structural analytical functions including stability, seepage, bearing capacity, and settlement analysis;
• Complete new and remedial designs for earth and rockfill embankment dams, concrete gravity dams, and various other water-impounding structures;
• Oversee the preparation of detailed design/construction drawings and specifications;
• Assist in the selection and qualification of subcontractors (specifically for drilling and surveying activities);
• Develop construction and engineering cost estimates for dam projects;
• Prepare technical reports and proposals.
• Provide input to planning efforts and coordination of project tasks;
• Staff supervision; and
• Mentoring and training of project level engineers.

POSITION SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Civil, Structural, or Geotechnical Engineering (advanced degree preferred);
• Professional Engineers License;
• 15+ years of experience in dam safety evaluations, and dam engineering design and analysis.
• Experience in projects regulated by state and federal agencies.

Background

RIZZO International, Inc. (RIZZO) is a women-owned engineering and earth sciences consulting firm with expertise in specialty civil, geotechnical, and structural analysis and design, field and office-based geologic and hydrogeologic investigations, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and analysis, construction management, and testing and inspection. For more than 30 years, our team has provided engineering services for technically challenging dams and water resources, infrastructure, and power generation projects throughout the United States and across much of the globe.

Our firm, originally founded in 1984 as Paul C. Rizzo Associates, employs a qualified staff of technical and design professionals, most with advanced engineering or geoscience degrees and corresponding professional licenses. Our staff collectively work to support projects coordinated from corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but also service clients and markets specific to our regional locations and our key collaborators.

EEOC Disclaimer: RIZZO International, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer in that our policy, in accordance with Federal and State laws, prohibits employment discrimination solely on the basis of a person’s race, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, or disability except where a reasonable, bona fide occupational qualification exists.

Candidates need to submit their resume through our website for consideration: www.rizzointl.com
Placement is expected to be in either Tarrytown, NY, Denver, CO, or Pittsburgh, PA.

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