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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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Associate Geotechnical Engineer

Company:

W. W. Wheeler and Associates, Inc.

Post Date:

September 11, 2019

Location:

Englewood, CO

Job Description
W. W. Wheeler and Associates, Inc. (Wheeler) is seeking to hire an Associate Geotechnical Engineer or Engineering Geologist to work in our Englewood, Colorado office. The ideal candidate would be a registered professional engineer with at least 8 years of geotechnical engineering experience and at least 5 years experience with dam rehabilitation projects. An M.S. in civil engineering specializing in geotechnical engineering or comparable experience is preferred and experience using SlopeW and SeepW is required. This is a great opportunity to help develop an expanding geotechnical and dams engineering practice and there could be an opportunity for future management of the geotechnical engineering practice for the right candidate.

Wheeler is a small, established, well-respected, family-oriented, water resources and geotechnical engineering firm. An Associate Geotechnical Engineer is expected to be a self-starter who can supervise junior engineers and technicians and work with other project managers to complete geotechnical engineering projects and geotechnical work tasks for larger projects. Duties will include performing and reviewing engineering analysis, designs, data review, field work, report writing, drawing preparation, proposal preparation or other duties as required to complete our work.

Wheeler offers good salaries and benefits. Our smaller size allows our engineers the opportunity to gain a good mix of experience on a variety of water resources and geotechnical engineering projects with several different clients. Most of our work is within Colorado, but we also work on dam safety projects nationwide.

Please e-mail detailed cover letters and resumes to vicki.thompson@wwwheeler.com

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Supervising Dam Safety Engineer

Company:

Seattle Public Utilities

Post Date:

September 11, 2019

Location:

Seattle, WA

Job Description
This position will supervise three civil engineers and coordinate with at least 9 cross-disciplinary groups in support of dam operation and performance.

Duties include:

• Perform engineering and inspection tasks to ensure regulatory compliance for all of Seattle Public Utilities's (SPU) dams.
• Work closely with SPU Water Resource Planning in the development of priorities, projects, studies, and initiatives in support of the dam safety program.
• Serve as project engineer and team with project managers on capital improvement projects for SPU dams.
• Develop scopes, design, review and approve engineering plans and specifications, and make recommendations on dam operations.
• Develop scopes and contract with consultants for highly specialized work such as seismic analysis, inundation studies, geologic studies, etc.
• Lead the effort to deal with highly technical and analytical issues that arise related to dam safety monitoring and warning systems, dam structures, and associated assets.
• Oversee the development of monitoring plans for about 300 dam monitoring instruments, collect and analyze data, and prepare reports of monitoring systems and results for regulators
• Partner with Seattle City Light, licensee for the South Fork Tolt River Dam Project, in meeting FERC requirements for the Project.
• Serve as the SPU point of contact on all technical issues for regulatory compliance and correspondence with regulators.
• Be available on-call to respond to dam emergencies and dam warning system malfunctions
• Plan and lead inspections and evaluations of dam structures, foundations, pipelines, gates, and valves as required by FERC and WDOE, and perform follow up work after regulatory inspections.
• Participate on teams in the development of emergency action plans and exercises, including coordination with local police, fire, schools, local government, etc.
• Manage and promote community outreach and public education on dam failure warning systems and respond to public inquiries regarding dam safety. Perform public presentation of material related to dam safety to large external audiences
• Develop, update, and administer training programs for field crews and operators for implementation of dam safety procedures.

Required Qualifications:
Requires six years of professional civil engineering experience, including two years of supervisory experience or Project Management experience, and a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology, or other combinations of education and/or experience which provides preparation to do professional civil engineering work.

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.

Current Washington State Drivers License.

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Associate Water Resources Engineers & Water Resources Engineer

Company:

Monterey County Water Resources Agency

Post Date:

September 9, 2019

Location:

Salinas, CA

MCWRA is seeking qualified candidates to fill a Water Resources Engineer and three Associate Water Resource Engineers in Operations, Dam Safety and Engineering, and Environmental Resources. Ideal candidates for Dam Safety will possess experience in the following: design, hydraulic structures, erosion control, dam embankments, levees, pumps, pipelines, and wells. Ideal candidate for Environmental Resources should possess a complex degree of knowledge relating to environmental laws, regulations, policies, CEQA and NEPA. Ideal candidate for Operations will have a strong background in maintaining and operating various water resource related facilities such as wells, pipeline, valves, gates, pumps, culverts and earthen channels.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Water Resources, civil engineering, or a closely related discipline from an accredited college program is desired.

Valid California certificate of registration as a civil engineer, or engineer in training certificate in accordance with Section 6730 of the California Business and Professions Code, is desirable.

Supervises and performs a variety of professional civil engineering duties in the planning, design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of Agency's flood control, water quality, and water production, storage, treatment and distribution facilities and systems; ensures adherence to professional standards, codes and Agency specifications. Environmental review and construction permit principles, procedures, and documents.

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Dam Safety Engineer

Company:

Geosyntec Consultants

Post Date:

September 3, 2019

Location:

Johnson City, TN

We’re looking for a geologist or civil engineer with at least 2 years of dam-related experience who’s interested in supporting a multi-year project near Johnson City, Tennessee. This role entails collaborating with a team of client personnel, contractor representatives, and other Geosyntec personnel to monitor dam safety and other infrastructure throughout the life of one of the nation’s most urgent infrastructure projects.
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Experienced Geotechnical Engineer

Company:

Geosyntec Consultants

Post Date:

September 3, 2019

Location:

Johnson City, TN

Does construction excite you? Are you interested in working on a novel dam rehab project and experiencing the inner workings of a major seepage barrier installation? If so, this opportunity is for you! Geosyntec is looking for an experienced geotechnical engineer with at least five (5) years of experience to join our growing dams- and geotechnical-focused practice in Johnson City, TN. We are offering a highly-competitive compensation package and the opportunity to apply your engineering skills to projects involving dams, foundations, landslides, slope stability and stabilization, and other geotechnical systems while further developing the business skills needed for a successful consulting career.

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