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Dam Safety Engineer


Brookfield Renewable

Post Date:

May 11, 2020


Safe Harbor, PA and Montgomery, WV

Reporting to the Regional Dam Safety Engineer (RDSE), the Dam Safety Engineer will be responsible for providing technical support, quality assurance, and expertise for matters concerning Brookfield Renewable’s Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Louisiana, and California dams and related civil infrastructure including performing inspections, developing technical reports, and supporting the implementation of programs to ensure that dams and structures are safe and reliable.


· Supports the RDSE by conducting inspections and developing reports and administers the surveillance and monitoring program in order to maintain dam safety;
· Performs the timely review, and any necessary follow-up action as required, of all surveillance and monitoring data to assure the safety of the dams;
· Identifies and recommends improvements to existing civil infrastructure to ensure public safety and extend the useful life of the facilities including participating in periodic reviews of the Dam Safety Action Plan;
· Recommends to the RDSE changes to project operations if necessary to ensure the safety of Brookfield Renewable’s dams and appurtenant facilities during emergency circumstances;
· Provides periodic reporting to the RDSE on dam safety matters including instrumentation and monitoring efforts and field observations.
· Interfaces with federal (FERC) and state dam safety regulatory authorities as required;
· Conducts periodic dam safety training;
· Assists with the updating of Emergency Actions Plans;
· Participates in dam safety inspections by regulatory authorities;
· Participates in periodic dam safety audits conducted by the Chief Dam Safety Engineer.

Required Skills

· Experience with civil/structural engineering and design codes, standards and practices;
· Knowledge of hydrology and hydraulics related to water-retaining structures, including dam stabilization analysis, dam instrumentation, and flow control structures;
· Be familiar with codes, and government regulations related to the design, construction, analysis and maintenance of dams and other hydraulic and conveyance structures;
· Strong engineering process skills, as well as effective communication skills;
· Excellent problem-solving skills;
· Strong analytical skills and capable of solving problems and using sound judgment;
· Effective and developed organizational skills, including the ability to independently prioritize and plan work and manage competing deadlines;
· Be innovative, self-directed and able to work and contribute in a team environment;
· Possess strong conviction as it relates to their expertise;
· Excellent written and oral communication skills;
· Travel is required;
· This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver's license. A motor vehicle report (MVR) that shows driving history, including information about your driver's license, will be required if you are selected as the successful candidate.

Required Experience

· Bachelor’s degree in civil or geotechnical engineering;
· Working towards or possessing Professional Engineer (PE) License in a state where Brookfield has operating assets;
· Relevant experience in reviewing instrumentation and monitoring data; experience with trouble shooting instruments such as piezometers, inclinometers, etc.;
· Knowledge of and experience with FERC dam safety programs;
· Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

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Senior Hydraulic or Water Resource Engineer


Schnabel Engineering

Post Date:

May 7, 2020


Chadds Ford, PA (Philadelphia Area)

Job Description
Schnabel is an employee-owned, professional consulting firm that focuses on solving problems related to the earth and environment through specialization in dam, geotechnical, geostructural, and tunnel engineering. Schnabel’s high standards for quality, business ethics, and concern for the communities they live in and support, are a vital part of who they are and what they offer. Founded in 1956, Schnabel has experienced tremendous success and growth through its dedication to excellence in client service, high quality, and value-added solutions. Schnabel is an ENR Top 500 Design Firm and Top 10 Dams and Reservoirs Design Firm with 400 employees in 22 offices throughout the United States.

Recognized by CE News as one of the Best Engineering Firms to Work for, Schnabel provides employees with a competitive benefits package, including health, dental, life and disability. Engagement in Schnabel’s wellness program offers incentives for employees to pursue a healthy lifestyle, and the firm rewards employees through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

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 Philadelphia Area office is seeking a Senior Hydraulic or Water Resource Engineer to join our growing practice. Schnabel Engineering provides a broad range of professional services related to Dams, Levees, and Water and Wastewater infrastructure to private-sector and public-sector clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. 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.

Job Responsibilities:

• Provide hydrology, hydraulic, and water resource engineering expertise to the Philadelphia Area office and firm-wide Dam Engineering Group.
• Review design drawings, calculations, and technical reports for compliance with the current state of the practice.
• Manage dam evaluation and design projects.
• Develop engineering proposals.
• Advance Schnabel’s dam engineering practice through sound designs, conference presentations, publishing of technical papers, participation in pertinent technical committees, and research and development of innovative or advanced analysis and software.
• Proactively market dam engineering and other services offered by Schnabel.
• Guide junior staff in the development of engineering recommendations and writing of technical reports.
• Perform project management activities including communicating resource needs, planning and delegating work, management of project budgets, invoicing and backlog reporting.
• Manage client relationships and business development opportunities.
• Manage, teach, and mentor junior staff, commensurate with experience level.

Required Skills/Experience:

• A Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET-accredited program with an emphasis in Hydraulics, Hydrology, or Water Resources.
• A current Professional Engineering license.
• Experience with engineering software commonly used to evaluate watersheds, dams and hydraulic structures: HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, SITES, WinDAM. Experience with 3D CFD or numerical modeling is preferred.
• Experience developing detailed design drawings and specifications.
• Familiarity with potential failure modes analysis (PFMA), risk assessments (qualitative, semi-quantitative or quantitative), and risk informed decision making (RIDM).
• A strong work ethic and the desire to perform professionally at a high level.
• Effective time management, written communication skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team, efficiently balance multiple concurrent tasks, responsibilities, and commitments.
• Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and must undergo a background check that may include criminal history, motor vehicle record and credit checks, plus a drug screen.

Other Requirements:

• Ability to pass a pre-employment screening.
• U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status is required. No visa sponsorship will be provided.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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Civil (Geotechnical) Engineer - Dam Safety


Eugene Water & Electric Board

Post Date:

April 20, 2020


Eugene, OR

Posting open until filled. First review of applications begins May 1st, 2020.
The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) seeks a civil engineer with a strong geotechnical engineering background to provide support to EWEB's dam safety program. The position will perform engineering and project management functions in all aspects of dam safety and engineering for the EWEB hydroelectric projects.EWEB intends to fill one opening, but is posting at the Engineering Associate and Staff Engineer levels. On the supplemental questionnaire, please select the level that most closely matches your education and experience.

The following are typical assignments and areas of responsibility. It is not intended to be inclusive and actual work assignments may vary from time to time within the dam safety program. The level of responsibility differs between entry and staff positions in assignment complexity and direct supervision.

Provide engineering support to the dam safety monitoring and surveillance program. Work with field crews in monitoring procedure, data collection and validation, and reporting. Maintain inventories of dam safety monitoring instruments for the EWEB hydro projects. Evaluate and upgrade instrumentation systems as necessary, which typically include instruments for monitoring groundwater, seepage, deformation, landslide, flow, and movement etc.
Conduct engineering inspections on embankments, slopes, spillway structures, intakes, penstocks, canals, power tunnels, gates, control structures, and other dam appurtenance of hydroelectric projects. Prepare inspection reports, make recommendations, and take follow-up actions.
Investigate problems and issues that could cause dam safety concerns. Conduct engineering analyses and write recommendation reports to address the problems. Specific assignments may involve detailed engineering calculations and designs in seepage analysis, internal erosion, foundation, slope and embankment, structural stability, erosion and scour, channel flow, hydrology and hydraulics. Participate in potential failure modes analyses following regulatory guidelines.
Prepare dam safety monitoring and surveillance report required by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Draft regulatory compliance correspondences. Participate in regulatory inspections.
Manage projects and tasks to support dam safety program functions, including preparing scope, budget, and schedule; hiring consultant; and administering construction activities. Coordinate activities to address regulatory concerns, operation reliability issues and public safety risks.
Update dam safety emergency action plans (EAP) and coordinate with stakeholders for EAP exercises and emergency preparedness activities.
Perform other duties to support the Owner's Dam Safety Program to meet regulatory requirements.

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

Engineering Associate I: $60,554.37 - $75.692.97

Engineering Associate II: $70,101.69 - $87,627.22

Engineering Associate III/Staff Engineer: $81,240.15 - $101,550.24

EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

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


Associate I: No experience required.

Associate II: Requires three (3) years of relevant experience and FE/EIT certification. A working knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of engineering, project management and construction is required, including methods, materials, equipment, techniques, technical software, schedules, specifications and contract documents. Competent to perform engineering design and analysis in an engineering specialty within a discipline.

Associate III: Requires seven (7) years of relevant experience and FE/EIT certification.

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

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

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