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Water Resources Design Project Manager

Company:

Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Post Date:

November 15, 2018

Location:

Tulsa or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Freese and Nichols, Inc. (FNI) is currently searching for a highly-motivated, well-rounded Project Manager in our Water Resources Design Division. FNI is a well-known, award-winning professional consulting firm with an outstanding reputation and culture. We serve a variety of clients across the United States with emphasis in Central and Southeast. FNI is the first engineering/architecture firm to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and is Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Best Medium Workplaces – No. 10.

This position requires an experienced engineer to serve as a project manager in the field of water resources with emphasis on heavy civil projects including dams and levees. Candidate will be responsible for leading the analysis, design, and preparation of technical reports, plans, specifications and estimates. The Candidate will work independently as well as plan and supervise work of teams of professionals and technicians in Oklahoma, Texas, 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.

Functional Responsibilities:

Serve as Project Manager for large complex projects requiring intergroup skills and external consultant management.
Maintain effective communications with client, client’s staff, and regulatory agencies.
Provide supervision of multi-discipline team of engineers, engineering technicians, designers, drafting personnel, scientist, etc., assigned to projects. Coordinate assigned work to ensure continuity, consistency, and quality.
Direct and supervise complex studies and investigations. Investigate new areas of technology or new applications of existing techniques. Define tasks to be conducted by others, and provide general supervision, review, and approval. Responsible for collecting, correlating, and preparing recommendations and conclusions for reports.
Evaluate and analyze project decisions to ensure objectivity, soundness of design, and impact of those decisions on schedule, budget, and needs.
Track team and project financials including preparation of status reports.
Develop and maintain established schedule. Keep the Group Manager and/or project team abreast of all project activities, responding promptly to needs, problems, or requests associated with project design. Maintain timeliness and technical correctness of a project to ensure high-quality work that meets the client’s budget and expectations.
Remain state-of-the-art on existing and pending regulations and related technological advancements.
Participate in the administration, interpretation, and implementation of contracts.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

Experience between 8 to 15 years in engineering for dams, levees, and flood control 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 Oklahoma Board of Professional Engineers or capable of obtaining license in less than six months.
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.

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Civil Engineer

Company:

Gannett Fleming

Post Date:

November 13, 2018

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Job Description
Our Geotechnical, Dams, & Hydraulics Practice is currently seeking a staff level Civil Engineer to join the Jacksonville, FL office.

As a Civil Engineer, you will assist in the completion of projects within a wide variety of business sectors, with a focus in water resources and dam / levee engineering. You will also assist in civil / site design, grading and drainage plans, water, wastewater, and stormwater utility design.

Responsibilities:

Perform civil engineering calculations for various projects with respect to civil / site design; grading and drainage plans; water, wastewater, and stormwater utility design.
Develop erosion and sediment control plans and stormwater management plans, in compliance with local, state, and / or federal regulations and permit requirements.
Use hydrologic and hydraulic programs (HEC-1, HEC-RAS, etc.), water / wastewater programs (WaterCAD and SewerCAD), and civil / site programs (Civil 3D and InRoads).
Assist in the preparation of written reports and documentation, project correspondence, design and construction drawings and specifications for design, permitting, and construction.
Provide construction observation support during the construction phase of various projects.
Travel requirement: approximately 15-25%

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
Entry-level candidates with a M.S. degree will be considered
Passed Fundamentals of Engineering exam
1-10 years of civil / site design experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Strong leadership ability and personal initiative. The candidate is expected to have a genuine to learn and grow professionally.

Preferred Qualifications

M.S. Degree
Professional Engineering license
Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation

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Senior Civil Engineer

Company:

Gannett Fleming

Post Date:

November 13, 2018

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Job Description
Our Geotechnical, Dams, & Hydraulics Practice is currently seeking a Senior Civil Engineer to join the Jacksonville, FL office.

As a Senior Civil Engineer, you will assist in the completion of projects within a wide variety of business sectors, with a focus in water resources and dam / levee engineering. You will also assist in civil / site design, grading and drainage plans, water, wastewater, and stormwater utility design.

Responsibilities:

Perform civil engineering calculations for various projects with respect to civil / site design; grading and drainage plans; and water, wastewater, and stormwater utility design.
Develop erosion and sediment control plans and stormwater management plans, in compliance with local, state, and / or federal regulations and permit requirements. Meet with and respond to permitting agencies
Perform hydrologic and hydraulic engineering designs and models for dams, levees, and hydraulic structures.
Use hydrologic and hydraulic programs (HEC-1, HEC-RAS, etc.), water / wastewater programs (WaterCAD and SewerCAD), and civil / site programs (Civil 3D and InRoads).
Assist in the preparation of written reports and documentation, project correspondence, design and construction drawings and specifications for design, permitting, and construction.
Provide mentoring to junior civil engineers in the areas noted above.
Provide construction observation support during the construction phase of various projects.
Travel requirement: approximately 15-25%

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering.
Professional Engineering license.
10+ years of civil / site and hydrology / hydraulic design experience.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Experience with AutoCAD and / or MicroStation.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Strong leadership ability and personal initiative.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree
Experience with projects related to dams and / or levees

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Geotechnical Engineer

Company:

Gannett Fleming

Post Date:

November 13, 2018

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

Job Description
Our Geotechnical, Dams, & Hydraulics Practice is currently seeking a staff level Geotechnical Engineer to join the Jacksonville, FL office. The Geotechnical Engineer will assist in the completion of geotechnical projects within a wide variety of business sectors, with a focus in water resources, dam and levee engineering, and soil-structure interaction.

As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will assist in the planning and execution of subsurface investigation programs; completion of various geotechnical analyses and design including seepage and slope stability of earthen embankments, shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures; development of construction plans and specification deliverables; and performing dam and levee safety inspections.

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, tieback anchors, soil nails, slope stability design and/or stabilization.
Perform dam and levee safety inspections.
Assist in the preparation of written reports and documentation, geotechnical correspondence, design and construction drawings and specifications.
Assist in the planning of subsurface explorations and laboratory testing investigations.
Execute subsurface investigations in support of geotechnical design and evaluation efforts including test boring inspection, site reconnaissance, and other means of data collection as required.
Provide construction observation support during the construction phase of various projects.
Travel requirement: approximately 25%

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering is required
Entry-level candidates with a M.S. degree wlll be considered.
Passed Fundamentals of Engineering exam is required
1-10 years of geotechnical experience with an emphasis in subsurface exploration and/or design and development of geotechnical deliverables including reports, drawings, and specifications
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite is required
Strong analytical and report writing skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Strong leadership ability and personal initiative. The candidate is expected to have a genuine interest in geotechnical engineering and a desire to learn and grow professionally.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical focus preferred.
Professional Engineering license a plus.
Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation
Experience with common geotechnical software programs such as Geostudio, STABL, SLIDE, LPILE, GROUP, GRLWEAP, CRSP, and / or gINT
Geotechnical field experience including test boring inspection, test pit observation, geophysical collection, and geological reconnaissance
Experience with pavement design and/or development of Environmental Site Assessments

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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Company:

Gannett Fleming

Post Date:

November 13, 2018

Location:

Jacksonville, FL

 

Job Description
Our Geotechnical, Dams, & Hydraulics Practice is currently seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join the Jacksonville, FL office. The Senior Geotechncial Engineer will assist in the completion of geotechnical projects within a wide variety of business sectors, with a focus in water resources, dam and levee engineering, and soil-structure interaction.

As a Senior Geotechnical Engineer, you should possess experience with the planning and execution of subsurface investigation programs; completion of various geotechnical analyses and design including seepage and slope stability of earthen embankments, shallow and deep foundations, and retaining structures; development of construction plans and specification deliverables; and performing dam and levee safety inspections.

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, tieback anchors, soil nails, slope stability design and/or stabilization.
Perform dam and levee safety inspections.
Assist in the preparation of written reports and documentation, geotechnical correspondence, design and construction drawings and specifications.
Assist in the planning of subsurface explorations and laboratory testing investigations.
Execute subsurface investigations in support of geotechnical design and evaluation efforts including test boring inspection, site reconnaissance, and other means of data collection as required.
Provide construction observation support during the construction phase of various projects.
Travel requirement: approximately 25%

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering
Professional Engineering license
10+ years of geotechnical experience with an emphasis in subsurface exploration and/or design and development of geotechnical deliverables including reports, drawings, and specifications
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with common geotechnical software programs such as Geostudio, STABL, SLIDE, LPILE, GROUP, GRLWEAP, CRSP, and / or gINT
Geotechnical field experience including test boring inspection, test pit observation, geophysical collection, and geological reconnaissance
Strong analytical and report writing skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and within a team environment.
Strong leadership ability and personal initiative. The candidate is expected to have a genuine interest in geotechnical engineering and mentoring younger engineers.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree with a Geotechnical focus
Experience with AutoCAD and/or MicroStation
Field experience with construction observation activities, including deep and shallow foundations, retaining walls, heavy civil earthwork, and / or site dewatering
Experience with pavement design and/or development of Environmental Site Assessments

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Associate Engineer (Safety of Dams)

Company:

Post Date:

November 1, 2018

Location:

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER (Safety of Dams)

Metropolitan’s Engineering Services Group currently has one (1) opening for an Associate Engineer in the Safety of Dams Team. This position is located at our Headquarters Building in Los Angeles, CA.

This position will be involved with dam safety engineering, dam assessment and design, dam rehabilitation and instrumentation modernization, dam safety emergency action planning, and related geotechnical engineering activities. Responsibilities of the position include monitoring and evaluating the integrity and safety of existing dams and appurtenant structures; conducting site inspections and assessments of existing dam facilities; preparation of annual dam safety inspection and surveillance reports; organizing, reviewing, and analyzing dam safety surveillance and instrumentation data; planning, managing, and guiding field investigation programs, exploratory work, and laboratory testing; and geotechnical engineering activities related to the maintenance, design, and construction of water related facilities. Activities include data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation, and preparation of technical memoranda, reports and associated graphics.

This position requires knowledge of dam safety and design principles; dam safety regulations; dam instrumentation; techniques for field observations, inspections, and forensic evaluations; invasive and non-invasive field exploration and testing methods; geotechnical analysis methods for embankments, slopes, excavations, retaining structures, seepage, and foundations; and geotechnical laboratory testing methods. Candidates for this position must have the ability to work independently or with a project team; possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills; be proficient with the use of personal computers and automated data acquisition tools; conduct standard geotechnical analyses for embankments, slopes, excavations, retaining structures, seepage, and foundations; and prepare technical reports.

Positions at this level are fully competent and use judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The decision regarding what needs to be done depends upon the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves treating a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations in conformance with established criteria.

JOB DUTIES
GENERAL
1. Performs and may lead the planning, coordinating, conducting, and monitoring tests, studies, investigations.
2. May represent Metropolitan within area of responsibility with external entities.
3. Prepares technical documents and reports; prepares and may make presentations.
4. Assists with Developing and administering contracts and agreements; reviews the work of vendors, consultants and contractors.
5. Plans and coordinates project tasks within area of responsibility, including monitoring scope, quality, budget, and schedule.
6. Provides technical expertise within area of responsibility on projects and issues.
7. Assists on special assignments in support of Metropolitan initiatives.
8. Performs technical analyses and provides recommendations to support planning, design, construction, infrastructure reliability and/or operational issues.
9. Prepares and reviews design criteria, plans, specifications, submittals, cost estimates, and budgets.
10. Assists with developing standards, procedures, guidelines, and manuals.
11. May execute mathematical, statistical, and other models.
12. Performs site and construction inspections.
13. May perform emergency response duties.
14. Maintains official records, documents, and data.
15. May participate on a project team.

Work Schedule: 9/80; Monday–Friday (alternate Fridays off)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level; OR a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience which must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level.

Relevant experience is defined as experience in conducting safety inspections of existing dams or levees; analyzing and assessing the performance of existing dams or levees; preparing dam safety inspection and surveillance reports; and development, coordination, execution, monitoring, and reporting of geotechnical studies and investigations.

Related field of study is defined as an Engineering degree (Bachelors or higher) in Civil, Geotechnical, or Structural.

General Required Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices and applications in specific discipline; project schedules and budgets; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to area of responsibility; and current office technology and equipment.

General Required Skills and Abilities to: Analyze and interpret data; organize; project scheduling software; prepare technical reports and correspondence; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this position will be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:
• Engineer in Training (EIT) (Must have at time of application).
• Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment (Must have at time of application).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND VISION REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment: The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines, or irritant chemicals; etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

Job Related Selection Criteria:
35% Technical Knowledge (knowledge and skills in geotechnical engineering)
15% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
10% Customer Service
15% Written Communication Skills
5% Teamwork Skills
5% Interpersonal Skills
15% Oral Communication Skills
100% Total

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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Benefits:
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision
• Retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
• On-site fitness center
• Hub of public transportation: Rail, subway, buses and taxis

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/PDF_Careers/benefits.pdf

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to jobs@mwdh2o.com.

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.

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Senior Dams Practice Leader

Company:

GEI Consultants

Post Date:

September 27, 2018

Location:

Denver, CO

GEI Consultants, Inc. is a leading consulting engineering and environmental firm ranked #92 in the ENR top 500 (2018). We serve 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.

GEI, a privately held employee owned company, was founded nearly 50 years ago by five engineering pioneers. GEI now consists of over 800 employees in multiple offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our technical experts are involved in dozens of specialty services emanating from our core solutions in water, energy, buildings, infrastructure and industrial. Our technical experts are some of the most innovative and leading subject matter experts in their respective fields. We continue to grow and expand in our solutions, expertise and geography to ensure we can continue providing valuable solutions to our clients.

Our culture is one where we encourage employees to respectfully and thoughtfully challenge current practices for continual improvement. We believe this constructive engagement helps us evolve in an ever-changing business environment and will strengthen our organization in the future. Our practices reflect our commitment to a collaborative teaming approach, encouraging diverse perspectives which lead to innovation and value added solutions that fuel our success. Our committed employees work hard for our clients and in support of one another. In return we invest in a culture with engaging learning and career development opportunities, a competitive total rewards package, recognition, and the opportunity for some fun along the way.

Job Description

Reporting to the Branch or Regional Manager, this position will coordinate technical services and staff within the assigned practice to foster collaboration across the region. Manage projects and clients within the practice. Primary focus is on practice and regional needs rather than branch level needs.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties

Set the overall strategy and vision to reinforce and expand the Rocky Mountain Dams Practice
Identify, develop, pursue, and win opportunities with new and existing clients within Colorado, the Rocky Mountain region, and nationwide
Plan, coordinate, direct, and supervise design teams in the design of water infrastructure projects such as dams, spillways, outlet works, hydroelectric facilities, and fish passage facilities
Provide technical input and oversight in one or more of the following areas: structural design of concrete hydraulic structures, open channel/spillway hydraulics, embankment dam design, roller compacted concrete.
Resolve complex issues to benefit our clients
Manage local and national projects
May be responsible for Project teams that include 10 or more members often representing multiple business lines, working in remote locations and including subconsultants.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering required
20+ years’ experience in design, project management, and construction of dams and/or hydropower projects
Registered professional civil engineer in Colorado (other states a plus)
Ability to work with limited supervision; organized; energetic and enthusiastic; and ability to build productive working relationships within the firm and with project teams
Qualified applicants will have experience managing projects with $1M-$20M contract value (<$5M-$100M construction value)
Understanding of regulatory and permitting environment in Colorado, including work under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Office of the State Engineer Dam Safety Branch and other federal agencies (BIA, USACE, FERC, etc)
Strong communication skills
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in pursuing and winning opportunities for water clients in the Rocky Mountain region
Strong reputation in the Colorado market for dams and hydropower services
Over twenty years experience in Civil Engineering and Water Resources related fields.
We are seeking a civil engineer specializing in water resource engineering with strong analysis and design experience working on large civil works projects such as dams, pipelines, levees, canals, pump stations and related structures.
Ability to supervise and direct junior staff.
Experience with project management concepts and software. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Candidates should be thoroughly familiar with computerized applications including Microsoft software and structural and hydraulic engineering applications.
Knowledgeable of Colorado water institutions and issues is desirable, including the Colorado Division of Water Resources, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, and local water providers.
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)
And More…
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