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Senior Specialist, Dam Safety Policy - 509564

Company:

Tennessee Valley Authority

Post Date:

November 6, 2019

Location:

Chattanooga Office Complex

Job Description
POSITION PURPOSE:
Serves as a senior dam safety policy lead for all 121 TVA dams. Works independently or leads teams to develop dam safety policies, procedures and engineering instructions or other regulatory criteria relating to the TVA Dam Safety Program. Provides guidance, training, and direction on TVA Dam Safety requirements and the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety to TVA dam-owning organizations. Analyzes industry, federal, and state agency trends and conducts research on industry best practices. Leads Dam Safety programmatic and engineering assessments on TVA dam owners for compliance with procedures and best practice. Prepares recurring and special reports required under TVA-SPP-27.0, including biennial FEMA report, assessment reports, and quarterly metrics reports to the EVP, Operations. Manages TVA’s Dam Safety Independent Review Board and TVA’s Dam Safety Steering Committee, tracks actions/activities, and prepares input for the TVA Dam Safety Executive Oversight Committee.JOB DIMENSIONS:
Supervisory Responsibility — Indirect: Sets and maintains dam safety standards for all TVA; provides programmatic oversight and direction for TVA dam-owning organizations, interfacing with executives, managers, engineering professionals, specialists, and/or program administrators relative to implementation of and compliance with TVA-SPP-27 series procedures.

Budget Responsibility — Indirect: Technical and programmatic oversight, evaluations and recommendations related to the TVA Dam Safety Program have the potential to impact budget decisions and budget allocations in multiple TVA organizations; this impact can result in influencing budget decisions upwards of a billion dollars.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Leads development and implementation of Dam Safety policies and tools as required to ensure TVA alignment with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety through TVA-SPP-27 series procedures. Assesses BU tier-down procedures for compliance with TVA-level procedures and tracks multiple BU actions and initiatives.
2. Leads continuous and process improvement initiatives and activities for the TVA Dam Safety Program and develops compliance requirements and measures, and tracks and analyzes metrics associated with dam Asset Owner compliance.
3. Develops and issues programmatic guidance and technical instructions to TVA Dam Asset Owners relative to Dam Safety (multiple organizations).
4. Serves as the Agency point of contact for reporting TVA dam safety data to FEMA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
5. Manages, plans, prepares for, conducts, reports, and tracks the activities and actions of the TVA Dam Safety Independent Review Board including overseeing the review and selection of Board members and their contracts.
6. Develops dam safety engineering training standards to foster and maintain the knowledge and skills of engineering and other personnel to support effective and continuous functioning of TVA’s Dam Safety programs; working directly with Technical Training.
7. Conducts industry and best-practices benchmarking analysis, determines applicability and adapts to TVA’s Dam Safety Program, and leads development of meaningful metrics, and arranges periodic independent reviews of TVA’s Dam Safety Governance & Oversight and dam Asset Owner compliance with Governance requirements.
8. Leads/participates in the development and maintenance of the TVA Dam Safety Risk program including managing the TVA Dam Safety Steering Committee.
9. Serves as Agency Lead in industry associations and federal interagency committees; attends dam safety industry workshops, seminars, and conferences, and presents TVA policies and practices to other utilities and agencies.
10. Promotes a culture of safety first and strong teamwork among all TVA organizations involved with Dam Safety.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education — Bachelor degree in civil engineering or related field from an accredited College or University, graduate degree highly desirable. A PE or other professional licensing is highly desirable.

Experience — A minimum of 10 years of engineering or related experience is required. Familiarity with dam design, and performance, hydrology, dam safety program management and risk assessment are highly desired.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Must have demonstrated effective communication and teamwork skills plus strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills. Knowledge of compliance concepts, internal controls, program measurement and reporting, and quality assurance are desired. Knowledge of Corps of Engineers, FERC, or FEMA related rules and regulations on programmatic dam safety issues is desired. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.

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Entry Level Water Resources Staff Engineer

Company:

WEST Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

October 21, 2019

Location:

Tempe, AZ; San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas, TX; Bellevue, WA

Job Description
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 office locations in Tempe, AZ; San Diego, CA; Salem, OR; Dallas, TX; and Bellevue, WA.

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 seven offices located in Oregon, Washington, Texas, 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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Senior Engineer/Project Manager - Water Resources Engineer

Company:

WEST Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

October 21, 2019

Location:

San Diego, CA; Bellevue, WA

Job Description
WEST Consultants, Inc., a premier firm in water resources engineering, is seeking energetic and ambitious applicants qualified to apply for senior/project manager level engineer positions in our San Diego, CA and Bellevue, WA locations.

Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
-Conduct hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, sediment transport, and water quality analyses.
-Develop numerical models for hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment transport, and water quality studies.
-Design hydraulic structures.
-Delineate flood hazards.
-Design stormwater management facilities.
-Prepare technical reports and documents.
-Participate in business development/marketing.
-Participate in the creation/review of office proposals, project schedules, budgets, project milestones.
-Coordinate and communicate with internal and external clients.

Experience Requirements:
Minimum 10-25 years related experience.

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

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

How to Apply:
If you meet the qualifications and requirements listed above, and want to be a part of this respected company, please submit your resume and cover letter to hrm@westconsultants.com.

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WEST Consultants, Inc. is a small business firm providing water resources engineering consulting services from our seven offices located in Oregon, Washington, Texas, 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 Consultants, Inc. 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 Consultants, Inc. participates in E-Verify to validate the employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Senior Project Manager - Water Resources Engineer

Company:

WEST Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

October 21, 2019

Location:

Folsom, CA

Job Description
WEST Consultants, Inc., a premier firm in water resources engineering, is seeking energetic and ambitious applicants qualified to apply for a Water Resources Engineering Senior Project Manager position in Folsom, CA.

Responsibilities:
This position will be responsible for assisting the Office Manager with the operations of a busy office of 4-5 staff; providing project management and technical expertise; actively participating in marketing, client relations, and firm visibility development efforts; and providing general staff leadership and office administration assistance. Core duties and responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
-Conduct hydrologic, hydraulic, geomorphic, sediment transport, and water quality analyses.
-Develop numerical models for hydrologic, hydraulic, sediment transport, and water quality studies.
-Design hydraulic structures.
-Design and develop flood forecast and warning systems.
-Delineate flood hazards.
-Design stormwater management facilities.
-Prepare technical reports and documents.
-Participate in business development/marketing.
-Participate in the creation/review of office proposals, project schedules, budgets, project milestones.
-Coordinate and communicate with internal and external clients.
-Provide quality assurance/quality control for office work products.
-Develop and monitor workload and staffing requirements.
-Provide guidance to staff to assist in their technical and professional development.

Experience Requirements:
Minimum 10-25 years related experience.

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

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

How to Apply: If you meet the qualifications and requirements listed above, and want to be a part of this respected company, please submit your resume and cover letter to hrm@westconsultants.com.

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WEST Consultants, Inc. is a small business firm providing water resources engineering consulting services from our seven offices located in Oregon, Washington, Texas, California, and Arizona. Over the past 31 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 Consultants, Inc. 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 Consultants, Inc. participates in E-Verify to validate the employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Civil Engineer

Company:

Eugene Water & Electric Board

Post Date:

September 27, 2019

Location:

Eugene, OR

Job Description
EWEB seeks a skilled Civil Engineer (Staff or Senior) to support EWEB's Owner's Dam Safety Program (ODSP). This position is part of the dam safety program and provides engineering and technical support, and project management functions on all dam safety aspects of the projects to ensure regulatory compliance, operation reliability, and public safety.

The ideal candidate for the position will have experience in geotechnical engineering or other areas of expertise related to dam engineering. The following are typical work responsibilities for the position:

-Performs engineering assessments and analyses, and/or reviews designs in the area of dam safety for the EWEB-owned hydroelectric projects, including canal embankments, slopes, dams and appurtenant structures.
-Manages projects for dam safety improvements and upgrades to address regulatory concerns, operation reliability issues and public risks, including coordination with key stakeholders, consultants, and regulators.
-Conducts dam safety inspections, and provides technical supports and dam safety training to operators and field crews.
-Writes and reviews engineering and technical documents and dam safety reports following regulatory guidelines.
-Reviews, updates, or implements instrumentation and early warning systems for monitoring the EWEB canal embankments and dams.
-Responds to dam emergencies and provides support in emergency preparedness and emergency action plans.

EWEB intends to fill one opening, but is posting at the both the Staff and Senior levels. Preference will be given to candidates at the Senior level, but may fill at the Staff level.

Staff Engineer: $79,320.59 - $99,150.79 Annually
Senior Engineer: $91,835.95 – $114,794.99 Annually

EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage
Health Reimbursement Account and Flexible Spending Accounts
Wellness Programs & Employee Assistance Program
Oregon PERS Pension Plan
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Life Insurance
Disability Insurance
Employee Credit Union
Vacation, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, and floating holiday leave.
Relocation Expense Reimbursement

Additional information regarding EWEB's benefit package can be found here (Download PDF reader).

PLEASE NOTE: This recruitment is open until filled and may close at any time without prior notice in order to proceed in the selection processes. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible. First review of applications will occur on October 11th, 2019.

Why This Job
EWEB is Oregon's largest customer-owned utility providing water and electricity to the Eugene community. EWEB owns or co-owns four hydroelectric projects, which are licensed and regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The projects consist of over nine miles of canals with earth embankments, five concrete and earth dams, four power plants with associated tunnels, penstocks, fish facilities and other appurtenant structures.

EWEB offers employees a progressive working culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union.

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