21-08 Engineering Reviewer (Engineer I-III)
Only candidates who apply via email to (HR “at” TWDB.texas.gov) with an official State of Texas Application or through the WorkInTexas.com website will be considered for this position. View this position and apply at https://tinyurl.com/y4bnu7xt
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending, and flexible work hours so you can have a work/life balance! For more information about these benefits and more visit: http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/benefits.asp
Job Description Summary
Professional Engineers in the Regional Water Project Development Division (RWPD) of the office of Water Supply and Infrastructure play an essential role in advancing the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) mission by providing financial assistance for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. Projects financed by the TWDB range from small grants for small disadvantaged water systems to large-scale regional projects, including one of the largest water infrastructure projects currently underway in the country. Performs moderately to highly complex (journey-level) to highly complex (senior-level) technical analysis and engineering evaluation of reports, facility plans, construction plans and specifications, construction schedules, contracts, change orders and other required project and program documents associated with communities that borrow funds from TWDB for water, wastewater, and flood-related infrastructure projects. Responsible for working with potential borrowers to ensure that TWDB financial assistance projects comply with Board rules and design criteria. Makes recommendations on eligibility for funding and project approval for a variety of established and new funding programs that have already provided over $28 billion in state and federal financial assistance to communities. Ensures that borrowers’ projects comply with all engineering and construction related agency program requirements and that project files are accurate and complete. Represents the Regional Water Project Development (RWPD) team when working with local communities and at public events. May provide guidance to others. Works under limited supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the East Team Manager in the Regional Water Project Development Division.
Essential Job Functions
- Reviews applications for financial assistance and advises applicants on TWDB requirements according to the different funding programs. Approves reimbursements and payments to consultants and contractors.
- Develops relevant engineering information needed for Board consideration of funding requests and makes final recommendations on the feasibility of proposed project/applications.
- Coordinates with various federal and state agencies regarding project and programs; and conducts technical reviews and evaluations of engineering related financial assistance documents; determines relevant deficiencies, options and recommendations to ensure compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
- Serves as contract manager and monitors contract schedules, budgets, requirements, terms, and conditions.
- Conducts on-site observations to monitor the progress of the construction of water, wastewater, and flood-related systems for compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
- Assists owners with problem resolution, and ensures work is completed in accordance with approved plans and specifications.
- Manages various aspects of projects, recommends course of action to reduce delays, and documents project files on significant actions.
- Provides information and assistance to TWDB staff and clients.
- Stays informed of changes to pertinent laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, and instructions; and correctly applies them to assigned projects.
- Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
- Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and disposed of in accordance with the agency’s records retention procedures and schedule.
- Maintains required certifications and licenses and meets the continuing education needs and requirements of the position by participating in internal and external job-related trainings and mandatory courses.
- May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in civil or environmental engineering, or a related field.
- Three to five years of work experience in the project review or engineering review field for Engineer I.
- Five to seven years of work experience the project review or engineering review field for Engineer II.
- Seven or more years of work experience in the project review or engineering review field for Engineer III.
- Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas (or ability to obtain license within 6 months of starting).
- Relevant education and experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
- Experience in planning and/or design of water treatment, storage and distribution systems.
- Experience in planning and/or design of wastewater treatment plants and collection systems.
- Experience in planning and/or design of flood-related/stormwater management projects.
- Experience in construction related inspection, oversight or monitoring of water, wastewater, or flood projects.
- Experience with water laws and federal and state programs and permitting.
- Floodplain Manager Certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
- Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to RWPD Division; and of the principles and practices of public administration.
- Knowledge of project engineering development including engineering principles, practices, techniques, and procedures; applicable laws, regulations and rules for water, wastewater, and flood projects. Ability to read all types of maps and drawings, especially construction plans.
- Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
- Skills in comprehending technical material, and in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
- Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
- Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment; and to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately, neatly, and on-time with little or no supervision.
- Ability to provide prompt, courteous and accurate assistance and clear and concise communication to internal and external stakeholders both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work and cooperate with others in a team environment.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks.
- Ability to stand/sit/move with no physical limitations or aids to perform activities such as retrieve/replace files in a large file system for boxes up to 30 lbs.
- Ability and willingness to travel 10% of the time, primarily within the State of Texas.
- Ability to operate a vehicle (state or personal) for state business and maintain a driver’s license and driving record that complies with state and agency requirements.
- Ability to work days that may exceed 8 hours, including early mornings, nights, and weekends.
- Ability to provide guidance to or train others.