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The following job posts are related to the dams and levees industry.

Dam Safety Engineer

Company:

Washington State Department of Ecology

Post Date:

May 19, 2022

Location:

Lacey, WA

Job Description: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 (Download PDF reader), Washington State employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process, prior to their start date. Requests for medical and religious exemptions will be considered. If you have questions, please contact Careers@ecy.wa.gov with “COVID-19 vaccination” in the subject line.

Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen

The Water Resources (WR) program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Dam Safety Engineer (Environmental Engineer 3) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA.

The Ecology Dam Safety Office has built a legacy on the shoulders of two engineers having over 25 years with the section together with the contributions from many others. Ecology promotes a healthy work-life balance. The Dam Safety Office has had low attrition and high job satisfaction due to the challenging engineering analysis, the travel to beautiful reservoirs, and a long culture of work-life balance. There is an opportunity to learn from career experts and highly credentialed staff (Ph.D.). The section welcomes contributions from a new colleague that brings an interest in emerging technology.

The mission of the Water Resources (WR) program is to manage water resources to meet the current and future needs of the natural environment and Washington's communities.

The Dam Safety Section relies on professional self-directed staff and cross discipline collaboration within a supportive team of helpful experts. Life safety is our mission - the section has a rich history of constructive discussion. The team embraces a diversity of professional opinion so that we can understand and mitigate risk.

Protecting Washington State's environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. Join a team that is highly effective and collaborative, with leadership that embraces the value of people.

Ecology cares deeply about employee wellness; we go beyond traditional benefits, proudly offering:

A healthy life/work balance by offering flexible schedules and telework options for most positions.

An Infants at Work Program that is based on the long-term health values of infant-parent bonding and breastfeeding newborns.

Continuous growth and development opportunities.

A wellness program that offers education, fitness classes, and an agency-wide fondness for outdoor meetings.

Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) are core values central to Ecology’s work. We strive to be a workplace where we are esteemed for sharing our authentic identities, while advancing our individual professional goals and collaborating to protect, preserve, and enhance the environment for current and future generations.

Diversity: We celebrate and appreciate diversity; our unique perspectives and abilities enrich us all and lead to innovative approaches and solutions.

Equity: We champion equity, recognizing that each of us need different things to thrive.

Inclusion: We intentionally create and hold space so that we all have meaningful opportunities to participate and contribute to Ecology’s work.

Respect: We treat each other with respect and dignity, acknowledging the inherent worth of our diverse perspectives and lived experiences, even in times of uncertainty and disagreement.

We believe that DEIR is both a goal and an action. We are on a journey, honoring our shared humanity and taking steps to demonstrate our commitment to a vision where each of us is heard, seen, and valued.

During Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery, employees are working a combination of in-office and/or telework based on position and business need. You will be required to work in the office approximately three days a week for the first year for the purpose of orientation and training. The Section Manager will consider alternate arrangements to achieve the same objectives. Ecology is following current state guidance regarding mask requirements, health screening questions before entry, and social distancing.

Application Timeline: This position will remain open until filled, the next screening date is June 2, 2022. In order to be considered for the next screening, please submit an application on or before June 1, 2022. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date.

Duties

What makes this role unique? The Dam Safety Office (DSO) has a unique mission that combines regulatory, engineering, and public safety. As a Dam Safety Engineer, you will be applying engineering expertise and analysis within a regulatory framework. You will be using risk-based methodology to help establish engineering design parameters or assisting engineers outside of the DSO to accomplish the task.

What you will do: This position serves as a licensed Professional Engineer in the Dam Safety Office (DSO) in the Dam Safety and Wells Section within the Water Resources Program. This position protects public health and safety by ensuring that dams and other impounding structures are properly designed, constructed, operated, and maintained. Specifically, this position applies specialized expertise in surface water hydrologic and hydraulic engineering using a risk-based methodology.

 Key duties for this position: Periodic Inspections of Existing Dams: Conducts and assists with inspections of existing dams to find, and determine the seriousness of, any deficiencies. Prepares reports documenting inspection findings. Inspections typically include hydrologic and hydraulic evaluations at varying levels of detail.

Plan Review and Construction Inspection of New and Existing Dams: Reviews engineering design reports, construction plans and specifications. Conducts construction inspections of dams to ensure they are built in accordance with approved plans and specifications.

Compliance: Provides assistance with compliance activities relating to past dam inspections.  This may be by direct contact with the dam owner, as well as providing assistance to the DSO’s compliance coordinator. Occasionally communicates with the public to answer questions or take complaints.

Emergency Activities: Supports DSO emergency planning, preparedness and response activities.

Consult with engineering specialists in the DSO to obtain their input on hydrologic, geotechnical and structural issues.

Apply specialized expertise in surface water hydrologic and hydraulic engineering using risk-based methodology.

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Senior Civil Engineer - RIDM Branch

Company:

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Post Date:

May 19, 2022

Location:

Negotiable within the United States

Job Description: As a Senior Civil Engineer in the Division of Dam Safety & Inspections, some of your typical work assignments may include:

Serving as a team leader, engineering consultant, advisor, trainer, mentor, and authoritative source of information with specific recognized expert knowledge and experience in dam safety engineering and risk analysis and assessment procedures using related tools, knowledge, methodologies, and policies.

Continuously evaluating the RIDM program and recommends changes that may need to be made in RIDM processes, products, and decisions to reflect the latest state-of-the-art practices, guidelines, and policies; provides national RIDM policy guidance and interpretation to staff, licensees, consultants, other federal agencies, and non-Federal agencies.

Representing staff in meetings with the nation’s top engineering consultants and presents and/or defends the staff technical position on the most difficult, complex or controversial civil, hydrologic, hydraulic, structural, or geotechnical engineering matters.

Preparing engineering reports to establish and document the dam safety, public safety, and environmental and license compliance of the hydroelectric project.

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Dam Design Engineer

Company:

Schnabel Engineering, Inc.

Post Date:

May 9, 2022

Location:

Austin, TX

Job Description: Are you looking for interesting and meaningful work, a relaxed atmosphere, and opportunities to learn, grow, and excel? If so, then welcome to Schnabel! We approach problems with creativity and innovation.  The Austin, Texas office is seeking a Dam Design Engineer with relevant experience (>5-yrs) in one or more disciplines related to dam engineering (i.e. hydrology, hydraulics; geotechnical engineering; or structural engineering) to support our growing business.  We are seeking experienced, motivated candidates with attention to detail, a passion to continue to develop as a professional, and a desire to be part of a strong team.

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Senior Dam Engineer

Company:

Schnabel Engineering, Inc.

Post Date:

May 9, 2022

Location:

Dallas and north TX

Job Description: Are you looking for interesting and meaningful work, a relaxed atmosphere, and opportunities to learn, grow, and excel? If so, then welcome to Schnabel! We approach problems with creativity and innovation.  Schnabel Engineering is seeking a Senior Level Dam Engineer with expertise and practical experience (>10-yrs) in one or more disciplines related to dam engineering (i.e. hydrology, hydraulics; geotechnical engineering; or structural engineering) to support our growing business in Dallas and north Texas.  We are seeking experienced, motivated candidates with attention to detail, a passion to continue to develop as a professional, and a desire to be part of a strong team.

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Staff Dam Engineer

Company:

Schnabel Engineering, Inc.

Post Date:

May 3, 2022

Location:

Austin, TX

Job Description: Are you looking for interesting and meaningful work, a fun and flexible atmosphere, and opportunities to learn, grow, and excel? If so, then welcome to Schnabel! We approach problems with creativity and innovation.  The Austin, Texas office is seeking an engineer with a background in hydrology, hydraulics, or water resources engineering; geotechnical engineering; or structural engineering for a staff level position to support our growing dam engineering business.  We are looking for a motivated candidate with attention to detail, a passion to continue to develop as a professional, and a desire to be part of a strong team.

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Dams/Geotechnical Senior Engineer

Company:

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc.

Post Date:

April 21, 2022

Location:

Fairfield, NJ

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is actively growing its dams, levee and water resource practice in the Mid-Atlantic area.   We are currently seeking a Dams/Geotechnical Senior Engineer for our Fairfield, NJ office but who will also work closely with our Manhattan, New York office. The position offers great potential for professional growth in an exciting working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technologies to our dam/levee-related projects. The qualified candidate must have strong leadership and project management experience and direct business development experience during their career, with the ability to generate project leads and build client relationships. A strong background in dam and/or levee engineering is preferred.

This position that requires direct interaction with clients and the ability to manage and mentor GZA staff level engineers. The role will also require collaboration with GZA’s current dams/levees/water resources practice leaders on expanding our market presence in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Key Duties:

Conducting dam and/or levee safety inspections.

Supervising fieldwork including test borings and instrumentation installations and construction monitoring for dam and levee rehabilitation projects.

Providing data analysis, organization, and interpretation in support of dam/levee inspections, evaluations, and rehabilitations projects.

Executing and/or supervising engineering analyses including seepage and slope stability analyses of embankment dams and levees, toe drain and filter designs, gravity dam stability analyses.

Writing field reports, inspection/engineering reports, and permit applications.

Preparing construction plans and technical specifications.

Performing cost/quantity estimates and project scheduling.

Communicating effectively and efficiently with team members, clients and contractors.

Providing leadership/mentoring to technical staff.

Interacting with clients and regulatory agencies.

Executing project management duties including managing and tracking budgets, invoicing, assessing staffing requirements.

Preparing technical and cost proposals.

Qualifications:

B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field of practice is required. Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical focus is a plus.

Professional Engineer license in NJ is required with the ability to obtain PE in NY and PA.

An ideal candidate will have at least 10 to 15 years of experience in civil – geotechnical engineering, with direct involvement in dam safety inspections, condition assessments, subsurface exploration programs, engineering analyses, dam rehabilitation design, and regulatory permitting.

Direct experience completing projects with public sector/municipal agencies in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania is highly preferred.

Proven experience with design and development of engineering technical specifications, cost estimating and other related bidding documents.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to speak publicly.

Solid project financial management skills; knowledge of production support systems and personal computer proficiency are all required competencies.

Experience in providing technical and project leadership to staff-level or junior engineers.

A strong background using various geotechnical computer software such as SEEP/W, SLOPE/W, and finite element analysis software such as PLAXIS are preferred.

Proven experience with and directing staff with AutoCAD and ArcView-GIS is considered essential for this position.

Occasional out-of-town travel will be required. Candidate must have consistent means of transportation to/from project sites.

About GZA:

Professional development and enrichment

Stable work environment

Generous, company-subsidized benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and 401K retirement plan

GZA is an employee-owned multidisciplinary environmental consulting, geotechnical engineering, geo-civil engineering, construction management and environmental remediation firm.  We are an ENR Top 500 Design firm focused on geotechnical, environmental, water, ecological, and construction management services. With a staff of interrelated professionals dedicated to providing high-level expertise on complex projects above, below and at ground-level, GZA’s experts provide seamless integration across practice areas, client type, and location.

GZA values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.

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Senior Construction Manager

Company:

GEI Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

April 20, 2022

Location:

Carlsbad, Pasadena, Oakland and Sacramento, CA

GEI a Way of Life

When you’re doing what you enjoy and working with great people, work becomes less like a job, and more like a way of life. Here at GEI we have been fostering growth and creativity for nearly 50 years. Our culture of collaboration, support and empowerment creates long-term, trusting and successful relationships for our employee-owners and our clients alike. We’re also proud to offer flexible working arrangements that focus on our employee-owners’ health and well-being. If you are passionate about your field, excited about learning, and interested in pushing the limits of achievement, we’d love to have you join the GEI family.

Who are we?

GEI is an employee-owned, leading consulting engineering, environmental and construction management firm ranked #84 in the ENR top 500 (2020). We partner with hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. We are sought out for our ideas, our creativity, and most of all, for the quality and character of our people. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Construction Manager/ Resident Engineer to support our growing construction management practice in California. This position will lead construction management teams in the execution of CM projects, support our design teams with constructability reviews, and support our business development teams in winning new CM work. Location flexible; office locations in Carlsbad, Pasadena, Oakland and Sacramento.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Serve as Lead Construction Manager or Resident Engineer on large construction projects with construction costs over $100M including, but not limited to, dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, and groundwater recharge facilities.
  • Lead and be responsible for project-specific CM teams including, GEI staff and sub-consultants, with functions including, but not limited to, Resident Engineering, Office Engineering, Construction Quality Assurance, Construction Inspection, Surveying, Materials Testing, Contact Administration, Change Management, Cost and Schedule Analysis, Document Control, Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Public Outreach.
  • Be based on-site full-time during project execution, or as appropriate for project and Client needs.
  • Develop and implement Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Health and Safety Plans as required by GEI and Client policies.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other project participants including Client, Designer, Contractor and Regulators to expeditiously resolve construction-related issues including, but not limited to, cost overruns, schedule delays, procurement delays, quality deficiencies, regulatory non-compliance, environmental non-compliance, permit non-compliance, change orders, operational impacts and public complaints.
  • Be Client-facing during project execution, reporting to the Client on progress and receiving feedback, and communicating and coordinating additional Client needs to appropriate GEI staff.
  • Supervise and provide feedback on staff performance during project execution.
  • Mentor and guide GEI staff to develop their CM skills during project execution.
  • Develop scopes, schedules, levels-of-effort and fees for CM work.
  • Lead additional CM services as needed including, but not limited to, Risk Management, Dispute Resolution and Claims Analysis.
  • Support engineering and design teams as needed including, but not limited to, feasibility reviews of planning-level studies, constructability review of design plans and specifications, biddability review of contract documents, input to construction methods and sequencing, input to construction cost estimates and schedules, contractor prequalification and review of contractor bids.
  • Support internal CM training programs.
  • Support hiring efforts including review of candidate resumes and participation in candidate interviews.
  • Support GEI marketing and business development efforts including, but not limited to, strategy workshops, proposal and fee development, proposal interviews, Client outreach and participation at industry events.
  • Support GEI administrative and operations teams with project and reporting and invoicing.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 25 years or more of previous related professional experience.
  • Experience with Construction Management of water resources projects in California, such as dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, W/WW treatment facilities and/ or groundwater recharge facilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, team leadership, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong capability to work remotely and independently while maintaining productivity and motivation.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, MS Project, Primavera P6, and other typical construction management related software.
  • Ability to take and pass all GEI required construction safety related training courses.
  • Physically able to participate or perform construction site inspections.
  • Willing to travel to jobsites. Total travel up to 60% time.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering or related discipline
  • Qualified as Professional Engineer (PE) in California
  • Qualified as Certified Construction Manager (CCM)

Benefits

  • Market-competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Flexible arrangements for remote working
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Participation in employee-ownership of a top-ranked private company
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
  • And More…

GEI is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability employee

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Program Manager

Company:

GEI Consultants, Inc.

Post Date:

April 20, 2022

Location:

Rancho Cordova / Oakland, CA

GEI a Way of Life

When you’re doing what you love and working with great people, work becomes less like a job, and more like a way of life. Here at GEI Consultants, Inc. (GEI) we have been fostering growth and creativity for nearly 50 years. Our culture of collaboration, support and empowerment creates long-term, trusting and successful relationships for our employee-owners and our clients alike. We’re also proud to offer flexible working arrangements that focus on our employee-owners’ health and well-being. If you are passionate about your field, excited about learning, and constantly looking for ways to innovate, we’d love to have you join the GEI family.

Who are we?

GEI is an employee-owned, leading consulting engineering, environmental and construction management firm ranked #88 in the ENR top 500 (2020). We partner with hundreds of government, energy, industry and institutional clients, and have completed 50,000 project engagements throughout the United States, Canada, and more than 20 other countries. We are sought out for our ideas, our creativity, and most of all, for the quality and character of our people. Get to know us better by visiting GEI’s career site here.

Job Description

We are seeking a Program Manager to work in our program management practice area and other assigned practice area(s) and foster collaboration within the region and across regions.  The position will lead effective teams to serve clients on water resources projects and/or programs in California.  The types of projects include but are not limited to, dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, and groundwater recharge facilities.  This position reports to the Program Management Practice Leader (PMPL) and may report to any of our California offices.

This successful job candidate will have entrepreneurial skills and abilities that are aligned with the GEI’s Strategic Plan.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support PMPL with identifying and attracting business development opportunities within practice areas; identify key clients / business areas, growth strategy, and capture strategy.
  • Support GEI marketing and business development efforts including, but not limited to, Program Management branding and strategy workshops, proposal and fee development, proposal interviews, Client relations and participation at industry events.
  • Develop scopes, schedules, levels-of-effort, and fees for PM work.
  • Support hiring efforts including review of candidate resumes and participation in candidate interviews.
  • Support GEI administrative and operations teams with project reporting and invoicing.
  • Assist the PMPL with developing processes and procedures to support client needs within the Program Management area.
  • Assist PMPL with monitoring and predicting emerging trends within practice and their potential impacts on client, staffing, training, and business needs.
  • Lead and be responsible for project-specific Program Management teams including, GEI staff and sub-consultants, with functions including, but not limited to, overall Program Management, Project Controls and Reporting, Change Management, Cost and Schedule Analysis, Document Control, Administration, PM Standards, Procedures and Tools, Cost Estimating, Risk Management support, Safety Compliance Audits, Constructability Reviews, Value Engineering, Operation and Maintenance Reviews, Construction Administration, Environmental Compliance, Grant Writing, and Final Facility Documents and training.
  • Supervise and provide feedback on staff performance during project execution.
  • Mentor and guide GEI staff to develop their Program Management skills during project execution.
  • Be Client-facing during project execution, reporting to the Client on progress and receiving feedback, and communicating and coordinating additional Client needs to appropriate GEI staff.
  • Develop and implement Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and Health and Safety Plans as required by GEI and Client policies.
  • Communicate and coordinate with other project participants including Client, Designer, Construction Manager, Contractor and Regulators to expeditiously resolve project related issues including, but not limited to, cost overruns, schedule delays, procurement delays, quality deficiencies, regulatory, environmental and permit issues, land and easement acquisition issues, non-compliance, permit non-compliance, change orders, operational impacts, and public affairs concerns.
  • Responsible for assigned programs’ / projects’ scopes, budgets, and schedules.
  • Actively participate in professional, industry, and policy group(s) within practice.
  • Seek out opportunities to author or co-author professional publications within practice.
  • Overnight travel is required; approximately 10 to 20%.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.S. degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering or related field.
  • 8+ year’s progressively responsible experience in water resources planning, engineering and/or construction services with at least 5+ years in a program / project management role.
  • Recognized for technical excellence and development of creative and practical solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to support Federal, State, and local agencies in the western United States.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex projects/programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing, team leadership, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong capability to work remotely and independently while maintaining productivity and motivation.
  • Familiarity with MS Office, MS Project, Primavera P6, and other typical program management related software.
  • Willing to travel to and work at client offices as needed.
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Program Management services for water resources projects in California, such as dams, spillways, levees, pipelines, pump stations, canals, wells, Water/Wastewater treatment facilities and/or groundwater recharge facilities.
  • Project Manager Professional Certification and/or advanced management degree.

Benefits

  • Market-Competitive Compensation
  • Comprehensive Benefits Program, including Medical, Dental, Vision and More
  • Continuing Education Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development and Opportunities for Advancement
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • GEI-Funded Profit Sharing and 401(k)
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Dam and Levee Safety Project Manager

Company:

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.

Post Date:

April 18, 2022

Location:

Norwood, MA

GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (GZA) is currently seeking an experienced Dam and Levee Safety Project Manager to join our team located in Norwood, Massachusetts. The position offers great potential for professional growth in an exciting working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technologies to our dam/levee/hydropower-related projects. A strong passion to work on dams and levees is essential for this position. The qualified candidate must have a strong civil, geotechnical, or structural engineering background, demonstrated project management skills, and experience working on dams and/or levees.

Key Responsibilities:

-Performing/managing dam and/or levee safety inspections.

-Coordinating and supervising fieldwork activities including subsurface explorations and instrumentation installations, topographic survey work, and underwater inspections.

-Oversight and management of resident engineering/construction monitoring for dam and levee rehabilitation projects and dam removal projects.

-Supervising geotechnical data collection, organization, and interpretation in support of dam/levee inspections, engineering evaluations, and dam/levee rehabilitation projects and dam removal projects.

-Supervising and reviewing engineering analyses including seepage and slope stability analyses of embankment dams and levees, toe drain and filter designs, and gravity dam stability analyses.

-Coordinating with GZA’s water resource engineers performing hydrologic and hydraulic analyses for spillway capacity evaluations, dam break analyses, and developing Emergency Action Plans.

-Performing/managing FERC Part 12 Dam Inspections, updating DSSMPs/DSSMRs, and STIDs.

-Participation in Potential Failure Mode Analysis sessions.

-Writing inspection/engineering reports and assisting in preparing permit applications.

-Designing dam rehabilitation projects including stability improvements, overtopping protection, seepage control, etc.

-Preparing construction plans and technical specifications.

-Performing cost/quantity estimates and project scheduling.

-Performing construction administration Tasks including supervising resident engineers, reviewing submittals, and responding to RFI’s.

-Communicating effectively and efficiently with team members, clients, and contractors.

-Providing leadership/mentoring to technical staff.

-Preparing technical proposals, developing scopes of work, and developing and managing budgets.

-Working with GZA Principals and interacting with clients and regulatory agencies.

-Executing project management duties including developing and managing a project schedule, managing and tracking budgets, preparing monthly invoices, scheduling staff, preparing subcontracts and managing subcontractors, and coordinating with clients.

-Occasional out-of-town travel will be required. Candidate must have consistent means of transportation to/from project sites.

Qualifications:

-B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field of practice is required.

-M.S. in Civil Engineering with a geotechnical or structural focus is preferred.

-Professional Engineer license in MA is required with the ability to obtain PE in CT and NY.

-An ideal candidate will have at least 6 to 10 years of experience in dam/levee safety engineering, with direct involvement in dam/levee safety inspections, condition assessments, subsurface exploration programs, engineering analyses, dam rehabilitation/dam removal design, and dam safety and environmental permitting.

-Direct experience completing dam and levee safety projects for public sector/municipal agencies in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York is highly preferred.

-Strong financial, schedule, and subcontractor management skills are required.

-Strong interpersonal skills and ability to speak publicly.

-Demonstrated ability to mentor and manage junior staff.

-Experience with geotechnical software packages such as GeoStudio will be a plus.

-Experience with finite element analyses using 2D and 3D PLAXIS will be a plus.

-Experience with FERC Relicensing work will be a plus.

-Project experience with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or the New York City Department of Environmental Protection will be a plus.

GZA’s Dam and Levee Safety Group is made up predominately by geotechnical engineers focused on dam and levee safety work. Typical project teams include hydrologic and hydraulic engineers from our Water Resources Group and ecological professionals from our Natural Resource Group. GZA’s Norwood Dam and Levee Safety Group routinely executes projects in the Northeast US, Mid-Atlantic States, Midwest, and occasionally in other areas of the country.

GZA is a leader in providing quality engineering consulting services to a diverse and exciting client base. We attract experienced professionals who understand proactive client service, safety, risk management and loss prevention practices, quality control, teamwork, and mentoring of younger staff. We seek employees who enjoy their work, desire continuous opportunities for learning, and want to contribute to the vision and growth of a quality, employee-owned, professional firm.

GZA values diversity and is committed to providing an accepting and inclusive work environment for all employees.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.  GZA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, marital or veteran status, age or other protected status.

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Senior Project Engineer - Dams

Company:

Mott MacDonald

Post Date:

April 8, 2022

Location:

San Ramon, CA; San Jose, CA

Mott MacDonald is a leading provider of dam engineering services with a growing portfolio of projects worldwide. Dam engineering has been a fundamental part of our business since the 1920s when we designed and delivered one of the biggest projects of its day, the heightening of the Aswan dam in Egypt. Throughout our history we have been engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of dams and barrages, from diversion weirs to hydropower dams – as well as associated river engineering, tunnels, and power plants – and have delivered reservoir and hydropower projects in 45 countries worldwide. We have a strong global professional practice network made up of engineers and specialists experienced in dams, irrigation, potable and industrial water supply schemes, hydroelectric generation, mining, flood control and groundwater recharge schemes.

Mott MacDonald is actively growing its dams and levees practice in North America. We are currently seeking a dams and rivers senior engineer for our West USA region. This position will be based at one of our offices in the California Bay Area. You will be tasked with supporting opportunities and project execution of dam related projects in our water and energy sectors. The position offers great potential for professional growth and the opportunity to collaborate with our water resources, geotechnical, energy and structural professionals on dam and levee-related projects. The qualified candidate must have design and project management experience and ability to build client relationships, support business development and support project execution.

This position will require interaction with clients and the ability to manage and work with other Mott MacDonald professionals. The role will require help in the coordination of Mott MacDonald’s supporting technical disciplines including water resources, geotechnical, environmental, risk management, structural and permitting services; and, specialty sub-consultants.

Your key responsibilities will include:

-Complete preliminary and detailed engineering design and associated documents on a variety of dam related projects -Management or support to projects that may include:

-Dam and/or levee safety related projects including structures within the purview of the DSOD and/or FERC regulations, -Geotechnical investigations including test borings, instrumentation systems, and evaluation of monitoring and testing data -Data analysis, organization, and interpretation in support of dam/levee design, and inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation projects -Geotechnical calculations including seepage and slope stability analyses, toe drain and filter designs, and gravity dam stability analyses -Structural investigations and condition assessments -Hydraulic and water impoundment and flood routing analysis and spillway modelling and design -Construction management -Perform preliminary engineering by analyzing data, performing design calculations in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines and evaluating options to develop the best solution -Prepare planning and design documents, cost estimates, calculations, project drawings, and technical specifications in coordination with project managers, project engineers, CAD staff and other engineering disciplines -Conform to client and company standards for document and drawing preparation.

-Conduct internal coordination meetings and provide substantial support for client meetings -Work with team to ensure deliverables are executed with technical accuracy, on time and within budget -Ensure formal QA/QC reviews are performed for each project one is responsible for -Perform engineering assessments of existing dams and associated facilities -Client contact and business development

Candidate Specification :

We invite applications from candidates with the following experience:

-BS in Civil Engineering is required. Master’s Degree or PhD is a plus.

-Professional Engineer licensed in CA is required with the ability to obtain a professional engineering license in other states, as required -An ideal candidate will have 10+ years of experience in geotechnical, hydrology, or civil engineering related to the tasks described above -Ability to work well within a project team is required.

-Direct experience working on projects that involve the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) of the California Department of Water Resources and/or Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would be a plus -Desired computer skills: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, Microsoft Office Suite. GeoStudio (SEEP/W and SLOPE/W), HEC-HMS would be a plus -Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills including technical report writing -Enthusiastic, dependable, self-starter, who is organized and able to work effectively with minimal supervision -Occasional out-of-town travel will be required

Candidates who meet most, but not all, of these experience requirements are encouraged to apply.

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Project Engineer - Dams

Company:

Mott MacDonald

Post Date:

April 8, 2022

Location:

San Ramon, CA; San Jose, CA

Mott MacDonald is a leading provider of dam engineering services with a growing portfolio of projects worldwide. Dam engineering has been a fundamental part of our business since the 1920s when we designed and delivered one of the biggest projects of its day, the heightening of the Aswan dam in Egypt. Throughout our history we have been engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of dams and barrages, from diversion weirs to hydropower dams – as well as associated river engineering, tunnels and power plants – and have delivered reservoir and hydropower projects in 45 countries worldwide.  We have a strong global professional practice network made up of engineers and specialists experienced in dams, irrigation, potable and industrial water supply schemes, hydroelectric generation, mining, flood control and groundwater recharge schemes.

Mott MacDonald is actively growing its dams and levees practice in North America. We are currently seeking a dams and rivers project engineer for our West USA region. This position will be based at one of our offices in the California Bay Area. You will be tasked with supporting opportunities and project execution of dam related projects in our water and energy sectors. The position offers great potential for professional growth and the opportunity to collaborate with our water resources, geotechnical, energy and structural professionals on dam and levee-related projects.

This position will require interaction and work with other Mott MacDonald professionals. The role will require help in the coordination of Mott MacDonald’s supporting technical disciplines including water resources, geotechnical, environmental, risk management, structural and permitting services; and, specialty sub-consultants.

Your key responsibilities will include:

-Support preliminary and detailed engineering design and associated documents on a variety of dam related projects -Support to projects that may include:

-Dam and/or levee safety related projects including structures within the purview of the DSOD and/or FERC regulations, -Geotechnical investigations including test borings, instrumentation systems, and evaluation of monitoring and testing data.

-Data analysis, organization, and interpretation in support of dam/levee design, and inspection, evaluation, and rehabilitation projects, -Geotechnical calculations including seepage and slope stability analyses, toe drain and filter designs, and gravity dam stability analyses -Structural investigations and condition assessments -Hydraulic and water impoundment and flood routing analysis and spillway modelling and design -Construction assessments and/or inspections -Performing preliminary engineering by analyzing data, performing design calculations in accordance with regulatory requirements and guidelines and evaluating options to develop the best solution -Support the development of planning and design documents, cost estimates, calculations, project drawings, and technical specifications in coordination with project managers, project engineers, CAD staff and other engineering disciplines -Conform to client and company standards for document and drawing preparation -Work with team to ensure deliverables are executed with technical accuracy, on time and within budget -Perform engineering assessments of existing dams and associated facilities

Candidate Specification :

We invite applications from candidates with the following experience:

-BS in Civil Engineering is required. Master’s Degree or PhD is a plus -Engineer-in-Training required. Professional Engineer licensed in CA is preferred -An ideal candidate will have at least 3-5 years of experience in geotechnical, hydrology, or civil engineering related to the tasks described above -Ability to work well within a project team is required -Direct experience working on projects that involve the Division of Safety of Dams (DSOD) of the California Department of Water Resources and/or Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would be a plus -Desired computer skills: AutoCAD, Civil 3D, MicroStation, Microsoft Office Suite.  GeoStudio (SEEP/W and SLOPE/W), HEC-HMS would be a plus -Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills -Enthusiastic, dependable, self-starter, who is organized and able to work effectively with minimal supervision -Candidates who meet most, but not all, of these experience requirements are encouraged to apply.

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