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Principal Dam Safety Engineer

Company:

Dam Safety Intelligence

Post Date:

July 28, 2021

Location:

Wellington, New Zealand

Company Description
Dam Safety Intelligence (DSI) is a dedicated group of engineers, scientists and geologists delivering dam management expertise to dam owners in New Zealand and internationally. We partner with our clients to manage risk and provide assurance of asset safety and longevity. We’re in a strong phase of growth and have an many exciting next few years ahead of us as we continue to expand our client base and service offerings.We’re a consulting subsidiary of Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest generator of energy from 100% renewable sources. At DSI, we place high value on relationships and understanding our clients’ needs to find develop solutions that fit for them.We collaborate, we create and innovate, and we take ownership.

Job Description
This is a great opportunity to add your wealth of dam safety management, dam surveillance and dam-break consequence assessment experience to DSI’s exciting business and growing value proposition. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Principal Dam Safety Engineer to join our team on a permanent basis.

As an industry expert, you’ll be providing technical leadership in dam safety, surveillance, dam-break consequence assessments, as well as conducting and reporting on dam safety reviews and inspections for our key clients. You’ll also be responsible for mentoring and supporting others in the team, reviewing work and identifying areas for technical improvement.

The role integrates many aspects of engineering and science including civil, water infrastructure, geotechnical, geological, structural, instrumentation, hydrological and hydraulics. You will bring high levels of skill through your interpersonal interaction, technical analysis, interpretation and report writing. You’ll work with over 100 assets of diverse designs, settings and purposes (hydropower, water supply, water treatment, flood control, recreation, and heritage). Delivering independent dam management expertise to dam owners both in NZ and globally, we help our clients manage risk and provide assurance of asset safety and longevity. Our support and specialist services are appropriate to each owner’s situation and needs, and we partner with our clients to operate as an extension of their teams.

We now have a rare opportunity for a Principal Dam Safety Engineer to join our team on a permanent basis. As an industry expert, you’ll be providing technical leadership in dam safety, surveillance, break consequence assessments as well as conducting and reporting on dam safety reviews and inspections for our key clients. You’ll also be responsible for mentoring and supporting others in the team, reviewing work and identifying areas for technical improvement.

Qualifications
You will possess specialist expertise in dam safety management, dam surveillance and dam-break consequence assessment. Dam design, construction, hydrology, instrumentation, emergency response and/or risk assessment experience are desirable. You’ll have an engineering, science or similar technical qualification/degree to back up your experience. As there is plenty of reporting, preparing proposals etcand collaborating with the team and our clients, we will be looking for you to have strong communication skills and relationship building skills will also be essential to your success.

Additional Information
As well as an attractive salary package, DSI offers a diverse and inclusive culture with benefits that are about making life better and easier, for you and your family, including flexible working practices.

You get a great working environment, opportunities for professional development, and an innovative organisation to work for. If you think you’re an awesome fit not only for this role but for DSI, apply today and tell us why!

If you require any more information, please email careers@meridianenergy.co.nz and we will get back to you.

Advertising closes on Monday 9 August (please note this is subject to change).

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Dam Safety Engineer (Senior or Staff) *Sign-On Bonus*

Company:

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Post Date:

July 26, 2021

Location:

Eugene, OR

Posting open until filled. First review of applications begins August 4, 2021. In addition to the annual salary, the selected candidate will be eligible to receive a sign-on bonus ($5,000 for a Staff Engineer, $10,000 for Senior Engineer). Bonus will be paid at the successful conclusion of a 6-month probationary period. Relocation reimbursement is also available to qualifying candidates.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) seeks an experienced civil engineer to provide support to EWEB's dam safety program. The ideal candidate for the position should have strong expertise in earth embankments (slope stability, seepage and internal erosion, seismic safety, and instrumentation), and experience in dam safety practices. Experience working with Federal Energy Regulatory Energy Commission (FERC) is desirable.

The position will be filled at either senior or staff level depending on qualifications. On the supplemental questionnaire, please select which position you are applying for with your education and experience.

The position is expected to work as part of the team on any assignments that are typical for an Owner’s Dam Safety Program. The level of responsibility differs between staff and senior positions in assignment complexity, decision-making, and leadership. The following lists a few typical areas of the responsibilities.

Performs engineering assessments, investigations, and analyses on reservoir embankments, power canals, dam foundations, seepage, and other appurtenant structures for hydroelectric projects. Reviews design drawings and engineering specifications for dam modifications and safety improvements, such as spillway modification, fish passage improvement projects, and gates and control structures construction.

Manages consultant contracts for engineering studies and evaluations, such as Part 12D dam safety evaluations and inspections required by regulation. Prepares scopes and approaches to address regulatory concerns, operation issues and public risks, including coordination with key stakeholders, consultants, and regulators.
Conducts field special inspections on embankments and structures as part of the Dam Safety Program team. Provides technical expertise necessary to support team members and field operation staff. Writes and reviews inspection reports, engineering documents, and correspondence letters, such as the annual dam safety surveillance and monitoring reports (DSSMR), construction quality control and inspection plans (QCIP) and FERC response letters.

Reviews, updates, or implements instrumentation programs for both dam long term performance monitoring and dam failure early warning systems. Review and update dam safety surveillance and monitoring plans (DSSMP). Responds to dam emergencies and provides support in emergency preparedness and emergency action plans.

The starting salary for this position varies depending on the level, commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position:

Staff Engineer: $82,661.85 - $103,327.37

Senior Engineer: $95,704.40- $119,630.56

EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
Employee Assistance Programs
Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Life Insurance
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate
Minimum Training and Experience Required:

Experience

Staff Engineer: Requires four (4) years of relevant experience and Professional Engineer (PE) certification.

Senior Engineer: Requires a minimum of nine (9) years relevant experience and Professional Engineer (PE) certification.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Dam / Hydraulic Structures - Structural Engineering Practice Lead

Company:

Geosyntec Consultants

Post Date:

July 19, 2021

Location:

Any of Geosyntec's US Locations

Are you looking for a home for the best years of your career? A place where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals? Geosyntec is the place for you! We’re are seeking an exceptional Senior-Level Structural Engineer who has at least 8 years of experience to help grow our national Dams and Hydraulic Structures Engineering practice and contribute to innovative and challenging projects involving heavy-civil works and hydraulic structures such as concrete dams, spillways, outlet works, conveyance systems, river navigation locks, flood walls, and powerhouses.

Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the civil infrastructure, natural resources, and the environment. Ranked by ENR in the top 50 design firms. Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.com.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. We operate under a sell-manage-do culture, and so we expect that you’d work on challenging technical projects while leveraging your existing knowledge and experience to help Geosyntec expand its current practices and capabilities through business development and client management. You may also be asked to take on project management responsibilities, along with staff management and development, and mentoring tasks. Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

Dam safety inspections of concrete dams and their appurtenances;
Stability analyses of concrete dams in accordance with Federal standards such as USACE, Reclamation, and FERC;
Analysis, design, and detailing of: rehabilitation schemes for dams and appurtenances; foundations and anchoring systems; reinforced concrete structures; roller-compacted concrete (RCC) dams; chute spillway structures; energy dissipation structures; aprons, and channels;
Instrumentation of dams and ancillary structures;
Structural evaluation and/or design of spillway gates, including seismic evaluations;
Dynamic structural analysis of dam-related structures (e.g., intake towers, surge tanks, spillway piers, etc.);
Preparing technical documents including reports, calculation packages, CAD drawings, and construction specifications;
Preparing specifications and concrete mix design for conventional concrete, RCC, and self-consolidating concrete (SCC) structures;
Potential failure modes analysis;
Risk and reliability analysis;
Structural value engineering, design review, and constructability review;
Design services during construction; and
Preparation of proposals and developing business with new and existing clients.
Here are some other things you should know about this position:

Training: This position requires OSHA/MSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including technical conferences, in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
Fieldwork: Up to 20%
Overnight travel: Up to 20%
Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (Structural). (required)
Advanced degree in Civil Engineering. (preferred)
Registered as a Professional Engineer in the U.S. or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire. (required)
NCEES Record for PE comity. (preferred)
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

At least 8 years of progressive experience in consulting industry, or equivalent combination of advanced education and experience. (required)
Knowledge of relevant structural engineering design and detailing software. (required)
Knowledge of CAD/VDC/BIM software. (preferred)
Knowledge of general numerical modeling tools. (preferred)
Knowledge of Risk-Informed-Decision-Making methodologies such as FERC, USACE, and Reclamation. (preferred)
Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)
CULTURE/EEO STATEMENT

Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.

Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/

We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting http://www.geosyntec.com/careers/employee-benefits

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Geotechnical Engineer

Company:

Ramboll

Post Date:

July 12, 2021

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

We invite you to bring your energy, experience, and professionalism into play as you contribute to innovative and high-quality design solutions. To succeed in this role, you must have the skills and requirements below. Are you our new Water - Geotechnical Engineer? Click the apply-button to send your application.

Inviting bright minds

Do you want to push the boundaries of your profession and develop your excellence in an open, collaborative and empowering culture? We work to create a sustainable future and our inspiring projects and innovative solutions strive to set the standard among our peers. You will join a global company that has been growing successfully since its founding in 1945. Together, we lead and leave a positive impact on societies, companies and people around the world.

You will join our Dams Group

As our new Geotechnical Engineer, you will provide an instrumental role in the support of dam safety, heavy civil and flood resiliency projects for the Ramboll team and its clients. This person will perform moderate to complex assignments, which require the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related design engineering tasks. Assignments involve some unusual or difficult problems requiring job knowledge and abilities beyond entry level. This candidate must be capable of collaborating and making evaluations and interpretations, exercising independent judgment in selecting and applying engineering standards.

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

Subsurface investigation and laboratory test program planning
Subsurface investigation oversight
Dam and levee inspections
Special construction inspections
Soil and rock strength characterization
Slope stability and seepage analyses
Reports of field condition evaluations and construction inspections
Foundation and dam rehab design
Dam/levee instrumentation system planning/design/evaluation
Excavation support system analysis and design
Geo-structural design in collaboration with structural engineers
Your starting point for constant growth

From the moment you join Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you grow with the company. For this role, we believe your starting point is:

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and 2-5 years of relevant geotechnical engineering experience
MS Degree and Dam and Levee experience a plus
Engineering geology skills a plus
Engineer-In-Training required, licensed PE Preferred
Strong technical analysis skills in geotechnical engineering
Proficiency in engineering fundamentals and in utilizing common geotechnical analysis software
Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include: Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills; strong technical writing skills; and the ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams

Welcome to our Water division

At Ramboll, a global team of bright water consultants support the development of sustainable societies, working with water projects on a global scale. We assist our clients on their most challenging water management issues, delivering solutions that enable people and nature to flourish. Our main service areas cover Climate Adaptation & Landscape Architecture, Water & Wastewater Treatment, Water Resource Management and Water & Wastewater Networks.

Ramboll in Americas

Ramboll has nearly 2,000 experts working across 50 offices in the Americas applying their passion to deliver innovative solutions within Environment & Health, Water, Energy and Planning & Urban Design. Founded in Denmark, Ramboll is a people company. We invite you to contribute to a sustainable future working in an open, collaborative and empowering culture.

How to apply

Apply online. Attach your CV, cover letter and relevant documents showcasing why you are the right fit for the role, and when you are available to start. We look forward to receiving your application.

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SENIOR DAM SAFETY ENGINEER/GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER

Company:

Gomez and Sullivan Engineers

Post Date:

July 9, 2021

Location:

Utica, NY preferred; other offices or remote with periodic office visits will be considered

Do you enjoy challenging work and project variety? Are you interested in applying your talents to design innovative solutions for the water resource and energy sectors?

If so, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers would like to hear from you. We have a growing regional practice in the Northeast and a national reputation for excellence in engineering relative to dams and hydropower projects. We are seeking motivated individuals committed to continuing this tradition.
Gomez and Sullivan is a growing, employee-owned engineering and environmental science company working at the intersection of renewable energy and environmental restoration. We plan to continue our sustainable growth for current and future generations of our employees. We are a multi-disciplined team of civil, water resources, and structural engineers as well as scientists, technicians, and support staff that promotes close coordination and team building. Our company is employee-focused and encourages an atmosphere of continued learning, exposure to a wide variety of project responsibilities, and frequent interaction with the firm’s principals. We firmly believe in treating our team members as well as we treat our clients, and we maintain a personable, positive work environment.
Our office locations offer reasonable costs of living, a variety of restaurants and shops, excellent schools and colleges, many cultural events, as well as great outdoor recreational opportunities nearby.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Our company has an immediate opening for a Senior Dam Safety Engineer at our Utica, NY office. The ideal candidate will be a Professional Engineer with a strong background in the geotechnical aspects of dam safety evaluations and design. Approval as a FERC Part 12 Independent Consultant or the requisite experience to qualify for approval is required. Experience conducting risk-based analyses for dam safety inspections is desirable. We are seeking a committed, detail-oriented individual to utilize their knowledge and experience for our clients’ immediate and future projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversee, coordinate, and direct design teams for FERC and state-regulated projects
• Perform dam safety evaluations and design, including FERC Part 12 inspections
• Perform earthen embankment design and geotechnical evaluation of earthen dams (large and small), as well as civil works projects
• Develop geotechnical monitoring and testing programs as well as analysis of results
• Develop and/or review construction sequencing, design plans and specifications, and permit applications for dam-related civil projects
• Lead technical discussions with regulators and clients as well as at public meetings
• Technical writing for project documents, as well as review of other engineers’ technical writing
• Technical guidance and mentoring for other engineers in their project work and professional development
• Marketing of professional services, proposal writing, cost estimating, and project scheduling

QUALIFICATIONS
• BS in civil or geotechnical engineering, or other appropriate field (MS preferred)
• Registered as a Professional Engineer and committed to maintaining registrations in multiple northeastern states to support our regional business practice
• Qualified to become a FERC Part 12 inspector immediately, if not already approved
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Training and/or experience in risk-based analysis desired
• 20+ years of experience preferred in the following areas:
- Project management
- Geotechnical engineering related to dams and water retaining structures
- Dam safety evaluations and design
- Development, implementation, and evaluation of geotechnical investigation, testing, and monitoring programs
- Evaluation of earthquake response of embankments
- Client interaction and staff mentoring
- Proposal development
- Familiarity with federal and state dam safety standards/guidelines desired
- Experience with other aspects of dam safety, such as grouting repairs, hydrology/hydraulics, and/or structural engineering a plus

BENEFITS
Gomez and Sullivan offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Competitive vacation benefits
• Paid sick leave for all employees, including ability to establish an extended medical leave account
• Education assistance programs
• 401K and profit sharing
• Long-term disability
Our offices are currently following a hybrid schedule to evaluate the beneficial aspects of both in-office and remote work.

COMPANY PROFILE
Gomez and Sullivan has been providing specialized engineering, environmental science, and data management solutions to the water resource and energy sectors since 1993. Our staff of approximately 50 individuals based in New York (Utica, Buffalo, Albany) and New Hampshire (Henniker) provides core services including dam safety, engineering, hydropower licensing, environmental studies, hydrology and hydraulics, fisheries and fish passage, stream and habitat restoration, and information management and geographic information systems.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability or marital status.

If you qualify and are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Leah Belanger.

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SENIOR WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER

Company:

Gomez and Sullivan Engineers

Post Date:

July 9, 2021

Location:

Utica, NY preferred; other offices or remote with periodic office visits will be considered.

Do you enjoy challenging work and project variety? Are you interested in applying your talents to formulate innovative solutions for the water resource and energy sectors?
If so, Gomez and Sullivan Engineers would like to hear from you. We are a small, growing water resources consulting firm with a national reputation for excellence. We are seeking motivated individuals committed to continuing this tradition.

Gomez and Sullivan is a growing, employee owned engineering and environmental science company working at the intersection of renewable energy and environmental restoration. We plan to continue our sustainable growth for current and future generations of our employees. We are a multi-disciplined team of engineers, scientists, technicians, and support staff that promotes close coordination and team building. Our company is employee-focused and encourages an atmosphere of continued learning, exposure to a wide variety of project responsibilities, and frequent interaction with the firm’s principals. We firmly believe in treating our team members as well as we treat our clients, and we maintain a personable, positive work environment.
Our office locations (Utica, Albany, Buffalo NY and Henniker, NH) offer reasonable costs of living, a variety of restaurants and shops, excellent schools and colleges, as well as great outdoor recreational opportunities nearby.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Our company has an immediate opening for a Senior Water Resources Engineer with extensive experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling for watershed, river, reservoir, and dam studies at our Utica, NY location. Hydrology and hydraulics are key elements of our nation’s renewable energy sector. The ideal candidate will lead projects and conduct complex analyses such as real-time flood forecasting, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling for hydraulic structures, large river basin runoff modeling, dam break analysis, and two-dimensional riverine hydraulic modeling. The selected candidate will also perform advanced modeling, including customizing models through scripts. We are seeking a committed, detail-oriented individual to utilize their knowledge and experience, as well as current software technologies, for our clients’ immediate and future projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Hydraulic modeling using 1D and 2D HEC-RAS, as well as FLOW-3D CFD models, for dam safety and rehabilitation studies/design, floodplain mapping, dam break analyses, river restoration, fish passage design, dam removal, and other projects
• Hydrologic modeling using HEC-HMS or similar to develop flows for hydraulic models
• Operations modeling and energy analyses using HEC-ResSim or similar for the development, upgrading, or relicensing of hydroelectric projects
• Scripting to support customization of models and data processing
• Leading technical discussions with regulators and clients as well as at public meetings
• Technical writing for project documents, as well as review of junior engineers’ technical writing
• Technical review, guidance, and mentoring for junior engineers in their project work and development
• Marketing of professional services, proposal writing, cost estimating, and project scheduling
• Project management

QUALIFICATIONS
• BS in civil engineering or other appropriate field (MS preferred)
• Registered as a Professional Engineer and committed to maintaining registrations in multiple northeast and mid-Atlantic states to support our regional business practice
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• 15+ years of experience preferred
• H&H technical background and extensive experience with:
- Hydrologic modeling software such as HEC-HMS, HydroCAD, TR-20, TR-55, or similar
- Hydraulic modeling software such as HEC-RAS, MIKE, River2D, FLOW-3D, or similar multidimensional analysis programs
- Operations modeling software such as HEC-ResSim, OASIS, CHEOPS, or similar
- Data visualization software such as ArcGIS, AutoCAD, ParaView, or similar
- Scripting in Python, Jython, Java, or similar programming languages
• Dam safety, hydropower, flood control, and/or fish passage experience required
• Additional experience with any of the following a plus:
- climate change
- sedimentation
- natural channel design
- streambank protection
- flood forecasting
- snowmelt
- meteorology
- storm drainage
- fluvial geomorphology
- survey and bathymetry
- natural sciences

BENEFITS
Gomez and Sullivan offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• Competitive vacation benefits
• Paid sick leave for all employees, including ability to establish an extended medical leave account
• Education assistance programs
• 401K and profit sharing
• Long-term disability
Our offices are currently following a hybrid schedule to evaluate the beneficial aspects of both in-office and remote work.

COMPANY PROFILE
Gomez and Sullivan has been providing specialized engineering, environmental science, and data management solutions to the water resource and energy sectors since 1993. Our staff of approximately 50 individuals based in New York (Utica, Buffalo, Albany) and New Hampshire (Henniker) provides core services including dam safety, engineering, hydropower licensing, environmental studies, hydrology and hydraulics, fisheries and fish passage, stream and habitat restoration, and information management and geographic information systems.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, or any other protected status.

If you qualify and are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter addressed to Leah Belanger.

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Power Generation Project Engineer (ESC) - Auberry (Civil - Dam Safety) Req#93220

Company:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Post Date:

July 1, 2021

Location:

Auberry, CA

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Position Summary

This is a journey-level Project Engineer job that requires mastery of the Associate level Project Engineer skills and duties and provides complete engineering & design, project management, and technical support to O&M staff for a wide range of moderately complex issues and multiple medium to large capital and expense improvements to power generation and infrastructure facilities. The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of job functions and proficiency in applying sound engineering and project management principals; recognition as a professionally licensed engineer; a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment; ability to develop and implement all aspects of multiple assigned projects; use of independent judgment; enhanced verbal and written communication skills; and ability to work with minimal supervision. Job duties will vary by assignment. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

Manages multiple moderately complex issues and projects and resolves problems of moderate scope. Supports more experienced engineers and project managers on more complex and large scope projects. Assignments can require standard solutions but may include a moderate level of innovation. Under limited general direction, independently plans work to meet assigned objectives; progress is reviewed periodically for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion.

External contacts primarily include directing project-related work and contract administration with contractors and vendors; and providing information, conducting limited discussions, and obtaining approvals from regulatory agencies. Internal contacts are primarily with Power Gen personnel, including O&M clients and project team members, and PG&E internal services organizations and typically include directing project-related work, discussing and reporting progress, exchanging and coordinating information, managing meetings and providing appropriate documentation. May partner with internal or external stakeholders to solve problems or explore alternative solutions.

This position is assigned to the dam safety program south.

Responsibilities:

Performs functions of Associate level Project Engineer, but for more complex and higher profile projects. Jobs duties will vary by assignment. In addition, job duties include, but are not limited to:
•Leads design and/or project management efforts for moderately complex generation projects that can be discipline specific, multi-discipline, or programmatic in nature.
•Provides broad and in-depth technical support to O&M as needed including incident investigation and development of corrective actions.
•Proactively controls scope, schedule, cost, and quality of designs and projects throughout project life cycle, including coordinating related activities of all project internal & external stakeholders.
•Performs and/or reviews engineering analyses and studies, detailed scope, viable alternatives, conceptual designs, and recommended fixes to ensure safe/reliable operation of generation assets.
•Collaboratively with supervisor and Project Manager, solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals, including EPC from engineering and/or project management consultants, equipment vendors, and construction firms, and directs resulting work. Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance.
•Interprets and applies applicable codes
•Approves and stamps technical reports, specifications, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects.
•Works with supervisors and others to represent PG&E to internal and external organizations as required
•Identifies gaps between current business practices and stated objectives and provides recommendations for process improvements to address gaps.
•Other job duties as assigned as related to Engineering and Project Management.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
•A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US is required.
•Current and active California PE license
•Mastery of the Associate level Project Engineer job duties and demonstrated leadership, knowledge, and ability to perform the job duties of the Journey level Project Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of three years of cumulative experience in project engineering, design, and construction.

Desired Qualifications:
•Project Management Certification
•Demonstrates knowledge and abilities required for the Associate level Project Engineer and also:
•Able to manage and complete several projects concurrently, depending on scope and complexity.
•Able to stamp and/or certify engineering drawings and documents.
•Has demonstrated a broad and in-depth knowledge of engineering and project management concepts, principals, practices, and design requirements for generation assets; ability to develop moderately complex design changes, project scopes, and project implementation plans; and provide more in-depth investigation & analysis support to O&M.
•Has a working knowledge of power generation industry including understanding of design, construction, and/or operation of rotating machines, and experience interpreting applicable codes, standards, regulations, and practices.
•Demonstrate informed judgment when making decisions and recommendations and use of technical & business judgment in applying engineering and project management principles and techniques to determine cost effective and practical solutions
•Able to function as a journey level project manager on projects with moderate scope and/or support more experienced project managers on larger or more complex projects.
•Track record of building consensus around moderately complex and controversial project issues and successfully persuading others to act on agreements reached; able to build upon foundation of technical and business knowledge to shape the opinions of others.
•Able to provide clear and effective technical direction and guidance to less experienced engineers, project managers, drafters, and analysts, and to provide training to these and other groups as needed.
•Able to independently provide technical and/or project oversight and direction to consultants, suppliers, and construction firms to meet moderately complex project needs; understands contracting principals and options; able to effectively manage moderately complex contracts and to negotiate and resolve contract disputes favorably.
•Track record of taking ownership of problems and their solutions.
•Able to identify gaps between current business practices and stated objectives and provide recommendations for process improvements to address gaps.
•Track record of working with senior engineers and project managers to further his or her own professional development.
•Proactively evolves engineering and project management skills and
•knowledge through industry associations & conferences, technical workshops, trade publications, and additional formal education.
•Background in Civil Engineering is preferred.
•Familiarity with dam safety industry best practices is a plus.
•Knowledge of dam safety FERC engineering guidelines and DSOD regulations is a plus.
•Demonstrated participation in dam safety organizations such as ASDSO and USSD is a plus.

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Power Generation Project Engineer (ESC) - Auburn (Civil - Dam Safety) Req#102320

Company:

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Post Date:

July 1, 2021

Location:

Auburn, CA

Department Overview

PG&E’s Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Position Summary

This is a journey-level Project Engineer job that requires mastery of the Associate level Project Engineer skills and duties and provides complete engineering & design, project management, and technical support to O&M staff for a wide range of moderately complex issues and multiple medium to large capital and expense improvements to power generation and infrastructure facilities. The position requires a comprehensive knowledge of job functions and proficiency in applying sound engineering and project management principals; recognition as a professionally licensed engineer; a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment; ability to develop and implement all aspects of multiple assigned projects; use of independent judgment; enhanced verbal and written communication skills; and ability to work with minimal supervision. Job duties will vary by assignment. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.

Manages multiple moderately complex issues and projects and resolves problems of moderate scope. Supports more experienced engineers and project managers on more complex and large scope projects. Assignments can require standard solutions but may include a moderate level of innovation. Under limited general direction, independently plans work to meet assigned objectives; progress is reviewed periodically for technical accuracy and adequacy in process and upon completion.

External contacts primarily include directing project-related work and contract administration with contractors and vendors; and providing information, conducting limited discussions, and obtaining approvals from regulatory agencies. Internal contacts are primarily with Power Gen personnel, including O&M clients and project team members, and PG&E internal services organizations and typically include directing project-related work, discussing and reporting progress, exchanging and coordinating information, managing meetings and providing appropriate documentation. May partner with internal or external stakeholders to solve problems or explore alternative solutions.

This position is assigned to the dam safety program south.

Responsibilities:

Performs functions of Associate level Project Engineer, but for more complex and higher profile projects. Jobs duties will vary by assignment. In addition, job duties include, but are not limited to:
•Leads design and/or project management efforts for moderately complex generation projects that can be discipline specific, multi-discipline, or programmatic in nature.
•Provides broad and in-depth technical support to O&M as needed including incident investigation and development of corrective actions.
•Proactively controls scope, schedule, cost, and quality of designs and projects throughout project life cycle, including coordinating related activities of all project internal & external stakeholders.
•Performs and/or reviews engineering analyses and studies, detailed scope, viable alternatives, conceptual designs, and recommended fixes to ensure safe/reliable operation of generation assets.
•Collaboratively with supervisor and Project Manager, solicits, prepares, and evaluates contracts and proposals, including EPC from engineering and/or project management consultants, equipment vendors, and construction firms, and directs resulting work. Reviews consultant contracts for technical compliance.
•Interprets and applies applicable codes
•Approves and stamps technical reports, specifications, new drawings, and revisions to existing drawings for projects.
•Works with supervisors and others to represent PG&E to internal and external organizations as required
•Identifies gaps between current business practices and stated objectives and provides recommendations for process improvements to address gaps.
•Other job duties as assigned as related to Engineering and Project Management.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
•A 4-year BS Degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US is required.
•Current and active California PE license
•Mastery of the Associate level Project Engineer job duties and demonstrated leadership, knowledge, and ability to perform the job duties of the Journey level Project Engineer. Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of three years of cumulative experience in project engineering, design, and construction.

Desired Qualifications:
•Project Management Certification
•Demonstrates knowledge and abilities required for the Associate level Project Engineer and also:
•Able to manage and complete several projects concurrently, depending on scope and complexity.
•Able to stamp and/or certify engineering drawings and documents.
•Has demonstrated a broad and in-depth knowledge of engineering and project management concepts, principals, practices, and design requirements for generation assets; ability to develop moderately complex design changes, project scopes, and project implementation plans; and provide more in-depth investigation & analysis support to O&M.
•Has a working knowledge of power generation industry including understanding of design, construction, and/or operation of rotating machines, and experience interpreting applicable codes, standards, regulations, and practices.
•Demonstrate informed judgment when making decisions and recommendations and use of technical & business judgment in applying engineering and project management principles and techniques to determine cost effective and practical solutions
•Able to function as a journey level project manager on projects with moderate scope and/or support more experienced project managers on larger or more complex projects.
•Track record of building consensus around moderately complex and controversial project issues and successfully persuading others to act on agreements reached; able to build upon foundation of technical and business knowledge to shape the opinions of others.
•Able to provide clear and effective technical direction and guidance to less experienced engineers, project managers, drafters, and analysts, and to provide training to these and other groups as needed.
•Able to independently provide technical and/or project oversight and direction to consultants, suppliers, and construction firms to meet moderately complex project needs; understands contracting principals and options; able to effectively manage moderately complex contracts and to negotiate and resolve contract disputes favorably.
•Track record of taking ownership of problems and their solutions.
•Able to identify gaps between current business practices and stated objectives and provide recommendations for process improvements to address gaps.
•Track record of working with senior engineers and project managers to further his or her own professional development.
•Proactively evolves engineering and project management skills and
•knowledge through industry associations & conferences, technical workshops, trade publications, and additional formal education.
•Background in Civil Engineering is preferred.
•Familiarity with dam safety industry best practices is a plus.
•Knowledge of dam safety FERC engineering guidelines and DSOD regulations is a plus.
•Demonstrated participation in dam safety organizations such as ASDSO and USSD is a plus

 

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Dam Safety Initiatives Program Manager

Company:

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Post Date:

June 29, 2021

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

The Dam Safety Initiatives Program Manager position will be responsible for comprehensive development and direction of critical activities related to the planning, design, and construction activities related to Metropolitan’s Dam Safety Initiatives Program. The position will work in concert with Metropolitans Safety of Dams team to ensure dam and reservoir infrastructure reliability and compliance with directives from the California Division of Safety of Dams. Areas of responsibility include providing programmatic leadership and industry expertise on this highly important program related to dam maintenance and safety, assessing technical challenges and opportunities within a broad collaborative internal and external framework; overseeing all aspects of program initiation and planning; design; budgeting and scheduling; strategically coordinating with various external agencies, elected officials, surrounding communities, the Board, media and regulators; environmental planning; permitting; and strategically integrating this special initiative or program within Metropolitan’s long-term system reliability program as well as the Capital Investment Plan structure.

The Dam Safety Initiatives Program Manager will have expert experience in inspection, condition assessment, and forensic evaluation of dams. They will have expert experience in strategizing, planning, implementing and managing major infrastructure rehabilitation programs. In addition, this position will have up-to-date knowledge of current dam safety guidelines and regulations, state-of-the-art dam analyses (e.g., seepage, slope stability, seismic deformation, etc.), state-of-the-practice dam design criteria and principles, and geotechnical field investigations including non-invasive and invasive field exploration and laboratory testing methods.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in the contact and coordination with State of California regulatory agencies (Division of Safety of Dams and Office of Emergency Services) and local agencies within dam inundation boundaries. The successful candidate will have demonstrated leadership in the introduction of new organizational policies, elements, and procedures pertaining to Dam Safety. They will initiate best practices and put into place new comprehensive dam safety policies that fully embrace a risk-informed approach.

Work Schedule: 9/80 Monday through Friday with alternating Fridays off

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a supervisory, project management, or lead position; or an advanced degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a supervisory, project management, or lead position.

Relevant Experience is defined as: inspecting and assessing dams, with responsibility for major infrastructure rehabilitation programs, and coordinating with regulatory agencies, while working within dam safety guidelines and regulations.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

License in good standing as a California Professional Engineer - Civil, Geotechnical or Structural. (Required at the time of application).

BENEFITS
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• On-site fitness center

ABOUT MWD
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: jobs@mwdh2o.com.

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PT on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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Area Dams, Levees and Civil Business Class Leader

Company:

HDR, Inc.

Post Date:

June 28, 2021

Location:

Phoenix, AZ

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The Business Class (BC) Lead for Dams, Levees and Civil Works is responsible for the direction, control and quality of work for the dam, levee, civil works and flood risk management projects in Arizona and New Mexico.
The duties of the Dams, Levees and Civil Works Business Class Lead are to plan, direct and oversee all aspects of large-scale multi-discipline and multi-benefit projects with a high degree of technical complexity. The position will build and maintain client relations and participate in project development and contract document preparation. The person will mentor mid- and junior-level staff across a variety of disciplines. The position will participate in and provide oversight of a variety of project types including planning, design, inspection and construction management of interior drainage and riverine flood risk management projects; dams and reservoirs; ecosystem restoration; drainage; and general site civil of major water management infrastructure.

The position will coordinate projects with inter-related disciplines such as hydrology, hydraulics, structural, geology, geotechnical, civil, mechanical, CADD and GIS. The position will also require coordination with HDR’s other regional and corporate business class technical leads and advisors. Keyword(s): dam, levee, reservoir, spillway, flood control, water, tidal, coastal, riverine.

As a Business Class Lead, you will participate in the corporate management of the dam, levee and civil works program. Work assignments may include technical and quality reviews of projects outside of your geographic area. HDR utilizes a robust workshare program and it is common and expected that work is shared across the HDR network between our operational areas.

Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor's degree in a civil, structural or geotechnical engineering
•10+ years of experience
•Committed to quality, improvement and HDR values
•Experience as a task lead and or project manager in a consulting business is preferred
•Applicants must be self-starters that are highly motivated and team oriented
•Excellent problem-solving and communication skills and the ability to assimilate data and put into a big picture context are essential
•Applicants must have extensive experience designing and directing large complex multi-discipline projects
•Strong technical writing abilities, solid engineering background, and effective presentation skills are necessary for this position
•Maintains a professional or engineering registration and has related technical experience experienced in development and management of diverse teams
•Works cooperatively with other area business class leaders, operations managers, technical directors and marketing managers on business class efforts
•An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must
Preferred Qualifications
•Master of Science preferred
•Actively engaged in professional or industry associations to enhance HDR technical expertise and brand

Why HDR

At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

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Water Resource Design Project Manager

Company:

Freese and Nichols

Post Date:

June 22, 2021

Location:

Dallas Fort Worth

At Freese and Nichols, everyone on our team gets to make a meaningful difference in our communities. For more than 125 years, we have been planning and designing the infrastructure our society needs: developing water supplies, designing roadways and bridges, preparing for natural disasters, and much more. We’ve built our business on long-term relationships with clients and employees alike, resulting in financial stability, career opportunities, and a nationally recognized workplace culture.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) matching, paid overtime for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement, and much more. Our unique culture creates an environment for professional growth where we focus on caring for our clients, coworkers, and the communities where we work. Join our team of 1,000 employees as we continue to expand our services throughout the United States. Learn more about working here at freese.com/careers

This position requires an experienced engineer to serve as a project manager in the field of water resources and heavy civil projects with an emphasis on dams and levees. Candidate will be responsible for leading the analysis, design, and preparation of technical reports, construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates. The Candidate will work independently as well as plan and supervise work of teams of professionals and technicians in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Interest and ability to supervise, coach and mentor staff is strongly desired. The position involves client interaction and a commitment to client service. The position also encompasses business development activities, including proposal preparation, client visits, and some marketing activities.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • 10+ Years’ Experience in engineering of dams, levees, and hydraulic structures.
  • Education - B.S. degree in Engineering (minimum); M.S. in Engineering or Business Management (preferred).
  • Excellent communication skills – both technical writing and oral.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and manage a project team and oversee excellent quality of work.
  • Registered with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers or capable of obtaining license in less than six months.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Project Manager for large complex projects. Direct and supervise studies, investigations, and designs. Define tasks to be conducted by others, and provide general supervision, review, and approval throughout each project to ensure continuity, consistency, and quality.
  • Maintain effective communications with client, client’s staff, and regulatory agencies.
  • Provide supervision of a multi-discipline team of engineers, CAD technicians, designers, drafters, scientist, etc., requiring intergroup and interoffice coordination and external consultant management. Keep the project team abreast of all project activities, responding promptly to needs, problems, or requests.
  • Evaluate and analyze design decisions to ensure objectivity, soundness of design, and impact of those decisions on schedule, budget, and needs. Responsible for collecting, correlating, and preparing recommendations and conclusions for reports.
  • Participate in the preparation and implementation of design contracts.
  • Track project financials and perform monthly reporting and preparation of status reports.
  • Develop and maintain the project schedule. Maintain timeliness and technical correctness of a project to ensure high-quality work that meets the client’s budget and expectations.
  • Remain up to date on applicable regulations and related technological advancements. Investigate new areas of technology or new applications of existing design and construction techniques.

Freese and Nichols is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.

We recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we strive to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. As a Federal Contractor, Freese and Nichols is an equal employment, affirmative action employer.

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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Company:

RIZZO International, Inc.

Post Date:

June 18, 2021

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

RIZZO International, Inc. is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join the Pittsburgh, PA office. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will assist in the completion of geotechnical projects within a wide variety of market sectors with a focus on dam safety and foundation engineering. 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. The Senior Geotechnical Engineer should have experience with the planning and execution of subsurface investigation programs, completion of various geotechnical analyses including seepage and slope stability of earthen embankments, shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures; and development of construction plans and specifications.

Responsibilities:
• Perform geotechnical calculations for various projects including but not limited to seepage and slope stability of earthen embankments, shallow and deep foundations, retaining structures, and tieback anchors.
• Prepare written reports and documentation, geotechnical correspondence, design and construction drawings and specifications.
• Plan subsurface explorations and laboratory testing investigations.
• Execute subsurface investigations in support of geotechnical design including site reconnaissance.
• Provide support during construction of various projects.
• Perform dam safety inspections.
• Travel requirement: approximately 15%

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
• Professional Engineering License.
• 8+ years of geotechnical experience including numerical modeling of geotechnical systems.
• Experience with basic packages such as GeoStudio, STABL, SLIDE, LPILE.
• Experience with development of geotechnical deliverables including calculation packages, reports, drawings, and specifications.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work both independently and within technical teams.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s with focus on geotechnics.
• Experience with FEM / FDM packages such as PLAXIS 3D, Midas 3D, FLAC3D or similar.
• Programming / Scripting skills.

BACKGROUND
RIZZO International, Inc. is a woman-owned, highly focused consulting firm specializing in all aspects of civil engineering, earth sciences, and field/testing services for dams, nuclear power plants, and other power-related markets. Our firm has worked around the world on unique, challenging, and technically demanding projects. We take pride in our commitment to providing personal and professional services in a responsive, high quality manner, and continually strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing innovative and economically smart solutions. To learn more about our global experience visit us at www.rizzointl.com.

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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.

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Health and Safety (HSE) Consultant Position

Company:

RIZZO International, Inc.

Post Date:

June 18, 2021

Location:

Brazil

RIZZO International, Inc. is seeking a Health and Safety (HSE) Consultant to work at a mine site project in Brazil. The HSE Consultant’s assignments/activities while assigned to this project will be under the direction of RIZZO’s Project Manager or assignee(s). RIZZO is providing oversight as an Independent Consultant, to ensure RIZZO’s Client is complying with the requirements to make “Emergency Preparation Activities” to protect the project workers and nearby communities.

Responsibility:
• Provide HSE support and perform rotations on two projects in Brazil
• Ensure that worker safety is at the forefront of the Client’s activities
• Emergency Preparation Activities are performed in accordance with the requirements of the client’s contract
• Ensure that the Client utilizes international best practices and construction standards in worker safety, and complies with their own Emergency Preparation Activities Plan, policies, procedures, and relevant regulations
• Reviewing, evaluating, and advising on the Client’s plans and procedures to protect worker’s safety
• Reviewing, evaluating, and advising the Client’s ability to evacuate workers who perform necessary “emergency activities” in or around the structures deemed to fail at any moment
• Provide comments on procedures regarding adequacy to meet intent of government’s worker safety laws, and international best practices regarding worker safety
• Observe emergency activities being performed by the Client and report on daily basis the activities observed
• Identify and report, on a daily basis, of any deficiencies in plans, operations, and activities conducted
• Communicate daily with the Client, General Contractor and Subcontractor

Required Skills:
• Bachelors of Science in Engineering, Health and Safety or equivalent work experience
• Required level (years of experience) of field work experience – between 5 – 10 years
• Experience as Lead HSE Consultant on heavy civil construction projects.
• Fluent in English
• Preferably fluent in Spanish, and/or Portuguese
• Strong communication skills to effectively interface with other departments and locations in resolving HSE related issues and implementing corrective actions
• Experience in tailings dams and/or safety audit programs for dams
• Self-confidence to challenge embedded behaviors and practices for continuous improvement
• Self-starter who can complete assigned tasks on time with little direct supervision
• Strong computer skills

RIZZO International, Inc. is a highly focused firm specializing in all aspects of the civil engineering and earth sciences fields for the dams, nuclear power plants, and tunneling markets. Our firm has worked around the world on unique, challenging, and technically demanding projects. We take pride in our commitment to providing personal and professional services in a responsive, high quality manner, and continually strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing innovative and economically smart solutions. To learn more about our global experience visit us at www.rizzointl.com.

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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.

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Senior Hydraulic & Hydrology Engineer

Company:

RIZZO International, Inc.

Post Date:

June 18, 2021

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

RIZZO is looking for a senior level hydrology and hydraulic modeler to provide technical supervision and oversight in the area of integrated water resources engineering modeling and hydraulic & hydrology analysis and modeling. The successful candidate should be able to perform flood frequency analysis, water availability and water balance analysis, dam break analysis, embankment erosion & sediment transport analysis for different type of projects, e.g. tailing dams, hydropower, flood control structures, levees and drainage system. The successful candidate will have a solid foundation in hydraulics, surface water hydrology, fluid mechanics & statistics. The successful candidate should also have several years of modeling experience for water related infrastructures. The candidate should be able to develop and run numerical models such Riverflow-2D, FLO-2D, FLOW-3D, HEC-RAS, HEC-HMS, ANSYS and OpenFOAM. The candidate should have the experience of working with GIS and CADD Software’s.

Additional duties will include, but are not limited to:
• Preparations of work plans, reports, and presentations
• Preparation of technical scopes of work for proposals
• Attendance and participation at client and regulatory meetings, both domestic and international
• Technical supervision of junior engineers
• Providing input on planning, budgets, scheduling, etc. primarily for modeling tasks of water resources projects.
Education Requirements: B.S. degree in Civil or Hydraulic Engineering. M.S.,M.Eng preferred.

Experience Requirements:
• 5+ years related experience
• P.E. license or ability to obtain P.E. licensure,
• Demonstrated project management experience and technical oversight of water resource projects,
• Numerical modeling experience is required.
• Coastal modeling and/or coastal engineering experience helpful but not required.

BACKGROUND
RIZZO International, Inc. is a woman-owned, highly focused consulting firm specializing in all aspects of civil engineering, earth sciences, and field/testing services for dams, nuclear power plants, and other power-related markets. Our firm has worked around the world on unique, challenging, and technically demanding projects. We take pride in our commitment to providing personal and professional services in a responsive, high quality manner, and continually strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing innovative and economically smart solutions. To learn more about our global experience visit us at www.rizzointl.com.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran
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.

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

Company:

RIZZO International Inc.

Post Date:

June 18, 2021

Location:

Pittsburgh, PA

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
• 8+ Years of experience in dam engineering design and analysis and safety inspections.

BACKGROUND
RIZZO International, Inc. is a woman-owned, highly focused consulting firm specializing in all aspects of civil engineering, earth sciences, and field/testing services for dams, nuclear power plants, and other power-related markets. Our firm has worked around the world on unique, challenging, and technically demanding projects. We take pride in our commitment to providing personal and professional services in a responsive, high quality manner, and continually strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing innovative and economically smart solutions. To learn more about our global experience visit us at www.rizzointl.com.

EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran
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.

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Water Resources Design Senior Project Manager

Company:

Freese and Nichols

Post Date:

April 7, 2021

Location:

Tampa, Florida

Still Actively Recruiting - updated 6/22/21

Freese and Nichols, everyone on our team gets to make a meaningful difference in our communities. For more than 125 years, we have been planning and designing the infrastructure our society needs: developing water supplies, designing roadways and bridges, preparing for natural disasters, and much more. We’ve built our business on long-term relationships with clients and employees alike, resulting in financial stability, career opportunities, and a nationally recognized workplace culture.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) matching, paid overtime for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement, and much more. Our unique culture creates an environment for professional growth where we focus on caring for our clients, coworkers, and the communities where we work. Join our team of 1,000 employees as we continue to expand our services throughout the United States. Learn more about working here at freese.com/careers.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

• 12+ Years’ Experience in engineering of dams, levees, and water conveyance structures.
• Education - B.S. degree in Engineering (minimum); M.S. in Engineering or Business Management (preferred).
• Excellent communication skills – both technical writing and oral.
• Ability to lead, motivate, and manage a project team and oversee excellent quality of work.
• Registered with the Florida Board of Professional Engineers or capable of obtaining license in less than six months.
• Familiar with analysis and design in accordance with federal guidelines by USACE, FEMA, NRCS

Functional Responsibilities:
• Serve as Project Manager for large complex projects that include geotechnical, structural, and hydraulic components. Direct and supervise studies, investigations, and designs. Define tasks to be conducted by others, and provide general supervision, review, and approval throughout each project to ensure continuity, consistency, and quality.
• Maintain effective communications with client, client’s staff, and regulatory agencies.
• Provide supervision of a multi-discipline team of engineers, CAD technicians, designers, drafters, scientist, etc., requiring intergroup and interoffice coordination and external consultant management. Keep the project team abreast of all project activities, responding promptly to needs, problems, or requests.
• Evaluate and analyze design decisions to ensure objectivity, soundness of design, and impact of those decisions on schedule, budget, and needs. Responsible for collecting, correlating, and preparing recommendations and conclusions for reports.
• Participate in the preparation and implementation of design contracts.
• Track project financials and perform monthly reporting and preparation of status reports.
• Develop and maintain a quality control plan for the engineering disciplines required to produce high quality deliverables.
• Develop and maintain the project schedule. Maintain timeliness and technical correctness of a project to ensure high-quality work that meets the client’s budget and expectations.
• Remain up to date on applicable regulations and related technological advancements. Investigate new areas of technology or new applications of existing design and construction techniques.

Freese and Nichols is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and prohibits employment discrimination for employees and applicants based on his or her age, race, color, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, citizenship, or because he or she is an individual with a disability, protected veteran or other status protected by federal, state, and local laws.
We recognize that our workforce reflects the increasingly diverse nature of our society, and we strive to take advantage of that diversity with both our external and internal customers. As a Federal Contractor, Freese and Nichols is an equal employment, affirmative action employer.

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Water Resources Design Project Manager

Company:

Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Post Date:

April 5, 2021

Location:

Austin or San Antonio, TX

Still Actively Recruiting - updated 6/22/21

At Freese and Nichols, everyone on our team gets to make a meaningful difference in our communities. For more than 125 years, we have been planning and designing the infrastructure our society needs: developing water supplies, designing roadways and bridges, preparing for natural disasters, and much more. We’ve built our business on long-term relationships with clients and employees alike, resulting in financial stability, career opportunities, and a nationally recognized workplace culture.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) matching, paid overtime for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement, and much more. Our unique culture creates an environment for professional growth where we focus on caring for our clients, coworkers, and the communities where we work. Join our team of 1,000 employees as we continue to expand our services throughout the United States. Learn more about working here at freese.com/careers.

Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) is currently searching for a highly motivated, well-rounded Project Manager in our Water Resources Design Division. This position requires an experienced engineer to serve as a project manager in the field of water resources and heavy civil projects with an emphasis on dams and levees. Candidate will be responsible for leading the analysis, design, and preparation of technical reports, construction plans, specifications, and cost estimates. The Candidate will work independently as well as plan and supervise work of teams of professionals and technicians in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Interest and ability to supervise, coach and mentor staff is strongly desired. The position involves client interaction and a commitment to client service. The position also encompasses business development activities, including proposal preparation, client visits, and marketing activities.

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