Engineer C (Corrections Engineer), Austin, Texas

Created 10/18/2020
Reference 381528
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Texas
City Austin
Minimum Qualifications
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.

Licenses or Certifications:

Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas.

Notes to Applicants

Position Overview
Provide engineering and technical review, advice, and approval for site plan corrections with regard to water and wastewater pipeline construction design plans (for mains and appurtenances):
  • Review and evaluate previously approved construction plans.
  • Review and analyze the impact and consequences of proposed modifications to the previously approved construction plans.
  • Verify field conditions as necessary.
  • Resolve construction conflicts arising from changed or unanticipated field conditions.
  • Review engineered plans to ensure compliance with City and State design criteria, standards, specifications, rules and regulations.
  • Communicate, negotiate, and coordinate with customers, customer representatives/agents, and City staff.
  • Document decisions and respond verbally and in writing to plan deficiencies, and customer concerns and inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Evaluate waiver requests to applicable City design criteria, standards, and specifications; waive such as necessary.
Provide recommendations and technical justification for proposed modifications to Austin Water's design criteria, standards, and specifications based upon experiences. Monitor proposed changes through the rules processes.
Represent Austin Water for City-wide engineering and development-related issues as assigned.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.

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  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
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  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.


If you are selected to interview:
Your skill level in some of the competency areas for this job will be evaluated through a written assessment.

If you are selected as a top candidate:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.


Travel:
If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite - including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range
$37.12 - $49.18

Hours
  • Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, with some flexibility.
  • Other hours as required to meet the needs of 24/7 utility operations.

Job Close Date
11/02/2020
Type of Posting
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. Austin, Texas 78752
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree or higher in Civil Engineering
  • Knowledge of City of Austin and State of Texas water and wastewater design criteria, standards, specifications, rules, and regulations
  • Experience with the City of Austin's development processes including the permitting and plan review processes
  • Experience coordinating technical and engineering teams for duties related to preparing, reviewing and approving plans for water and wastewater infrastructure in which dry and other wet utilities already exist
  • Extensive field experience with site plans and site plan corrections involving water, wastewater, electric, telecommunications, gas, and drainage facilities
  • Experience interacting effectively with the public to resolve challenging and highly technical engineering and customer issues
  • Strong technical writing, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to Travel to multiple locations

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Approves, processes, and seals plans/specifications/construction documents by applying engineering standardization of practices and principles of highly technical and complex calculations for applied discipline within the local and state regulatory requirements.
Manages engineering projects that are technically complex, highly visible, priority projects or programs. These projects require a high level of technical proficiency as well as coordinative and administrative responsibility. May require the ability to coordinate the efforts of a multi-discipline, multi-agency project team to complete a defined assignment or CIP .
Identifies, evaluates, and provides improvement recommendations with preliminary and final designs and design criteria for assigned program or projects that may be complex and non routine. Provides assistance in the preparation of preliminary and long-range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detailed final plans, specifications, special conditions, and agreements. Provides technical oversight of project progress from design through completion.
Develops cost estimates, tracks expenditures, and prepares cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports and studies for projects. Prepares and/or provides assistance with preliminary contract documents, specifications and plans. Prepares final plans, specifications, special conditions, and agreements and coordinates and oversees work of contractors, affected public agencies, and utilities. Writes complex technical specifications for construction contracts.
Reviews plans and approves permits by applying complex engineering standardization of practices and principles for applied discipline within Local and State regulatory requirements.
Inspects and monitors projects for legal compliance by reviewing work completed by contractors and ensuring compliance to specifications by completing complex calculations that are used to further provide analysis of preliminary results of a project.
Develops cost estimates/track expenditures by reviewing and writing contract change orders in the area of technical expertise negotiates and recommends financial arrangements for changes to contract.
Leads, as necessary, activities of a design team in the preparation of preliminary and long range plans, schedules, estimates, budgets, detail final construction plans, specifications, and agreements.
Conducts field inspections of work done by contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications. Drafts and recommends approval of contract change orders.
Researches and performs statistical analysis for validation of reports and publication of results in various communication formats.
Develops standard operating procedures, policies, and ordinances for various contracts and/or projects. May provide analysis and recommendation of performance of various personnel assigned by contract or projects.
Bears responsibility for designing and maintain database systems for project and/or program areas.
Prepares and delivers presentations to public, City Council, or customers.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships, and utilize such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems.
  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry.
  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical and/or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.
  • Knowledge of City of Austin purchasing and contract policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods.
  • Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.
  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements within the local and state ordinances and laws.
  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports.
  • Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution.
  • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry, rapidly and accurately.
  • Ability to interpret and explain maps and other related documents.
  • Ability to interpret and make decisions not within established policies and practices.
  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel.
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost effective solutions.
  • Ability to observe, compare, or monitor objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
  • Ability to use graphic instructions, such as blue prints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.
  • Ability to use a personal computer, engineering applications, and data management software.


Criminal Background Investigation This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation
EEO/ADA
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
* The minimum qualifications for this position are graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8) years engineering experience acquired either before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Do you meet these qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
* In what state(s) do you have a Professional Engineer License?
  • Texas
  • Texas and other states
  • Other states (not Texas)
  • None of the above
* How many years of engineering experience do you have?
  • Less than 8 years
  • 8 years to less than 10 years
  • 10 years to less than 12 years
  • 12 years or more
* Do you have a bachelor degree or higher in Civil Engineering?
  • Yes
  • No
* Briefly summarize your knowledge of and experience with City of Austin and State of Texas water and wastewater utility design criteria, standards, specifications, rules, and regulations.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly summarize your experience with the City of Austin's development processes including the permitting and plan review processes.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly describe your experience coordinating technical and engineering teams for duties related to preparing, reviewing and approving plans for water and wastewater infrastructure in an area which dry and other wet utilities already exist.
(Open Ended Question)
* How many years of field experience do you have with site plans and site plan corrections involving water, wastewater, electric, telecommunications, gas, and/or drainage facilities?
  • None
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 - 3 years
  • 3 - 6 years
  • Over 6 years
* Briefly describe your experience with site plans and site plan corrections involving water, wastewater, electric, telecommunications, gas, and/or drainage facilities.
(Open Ended Question)
* Describe your experience interacting effectively with the public to resolve challenging and highly technical engineering and customer issues in a fast paced and high stakes environment.
(Open Ended Question)
* Briefly summarize your experience with preparing technical documents and presentations as well as delivering presentations and communicating to the public.
(Open Ended Question)
* Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
* Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide employee's full name.
(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
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Employer City of Austin, TX

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