HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC MODELING ENGINEER, Fort Worth Texas - Storm Water Jobs


HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC MODELING ENGINEER

Date Posted
6/6/2017
Employer Name
Tarrant Regional Water District
Sector Name
Local Government
State
Texas
City
Fort Worth
Career Level
Mid Level

Description

HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC MODELING ENGINEER

About Company
For more than 90 years, the Tarrant Regional Water District has provided quality water to its customers, implemented vital flood control measures and created recreational opportunities for Tarrant County residents and communities. Today, TRWD is led by a publicly elected five-member board and owns/operates four major reservoirs, including Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake, Cedar Creek Lake and Richland-Chambers Lake. TRWD has also constructed more than 150 miles of water pipelines, 27 miles of floodway levees, more than 72 miles of Trinity River Trails and a 2,000 acre wetland water reuse project designed to increase future water supplies for the area.

Job Description
Position summary: 
The Engineer in Training (EIT), Engineer IV, or Hydrologist position develops a broad knowledge of the TRWD Water Resource Engineering Division standards, practices, and system operations, as well as skills in a specific practice area. Depending on years of experience and demonstrated skill, the EIT position may fall under an Engineer I through III level. Working under the supervision of a Professional Engineer, the EIT is expected to collaborate with other district staff to evaluate small projects or portions of larger project.  The Engineer IV classification requires a Texas Professional Engineering license or a Professional Engineering license from another state with the ability to obtain a Texas license within 6 months.  

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from ABET accredited curriculum or a Bachelor’s degree in Hydrology
  • Valid Texas Driver License
  Qualifications desired:
  • Engineer in Training (EIT), Professional Engineering license (PE), Professional Hydrologist certification, etc.
  • Prior years of experience working with hydrologic and hydraulic models such as HEC-HMS, HEC-RAS, Riverware, and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Water Availability Models (WAM).
  Essential functions and responsibilities:
  • Ability to perform engineering calculations and hydrologic studies.
  • Ability to organize, adjust, correlate, and utilize data to inform hydrologic and hydraulic modeling activities and recommend informed operational and planning decisions.
  • Experience with Riverware model and/or willingness to learn and a proven ability to modify, use, and understand water supply modeling software.
  • Ability to utilize hydrologic and hydraulic models for flood operations and water supply planning and decision support.
  • Ability to understand and maintain hydrologic and hydraulic models used for TRWD flood and water supply operations.
  • Compile and improve technical specifications for hydrologic and hydraulic modeling procurement projects.
  • Utilize Microsoft Word and Excel to perform calculations, tables of information, and written communication to share with other team members.
  • Work well in a team setting. Be able to perform tasks given on a project in order to meet deadlines.
  • Takes initiative to plan, schedule, conduct and/or coordinate detailed phases of engineering work in a part of a major field
  • Produces one or more of the following: process study, hydrologic and hydraulic modeling tools, research investigations, reports, presentations and other activities of limited scope requiring knowledge of principles and techniques commonly employed in the specific narrow area of assignments.
  • Collaboratively uses judgment to determine adaptations in methods for non-routine aspects of assignments.
  • Estimates project costs for budgeting.
  • Assists with client, customer, or official contacts and communication pertaining to specific assignments or meetings.
  • Applies professional and ethical responsibilities
  Nonessential functions, skills and experience:
  • Assists in coordinating work of interns and/or administrative staff
  • Trains other engineers, technicians, and hydrologists in software applications such as MS Office, GIS, hydrologic and hydraulic models, and technical procedures
  • Aids other departments in technical problems
  • Monitors flood levels and recommends actions to shift PE with authority for gate changes during flood operations
  • Participates in professional societies and makes presentations as necessary
  • Perform other job related duties
  Success factors/job competencies:
  • Oral and written communication, and collaboration skills at a professional level
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize, utilize, and assure the quality of data.
  • Problem solving, investigation, and analysis skills
  • Computer proficiency in engineering software products
  Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and will have field work that may expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee must be able to work long hours under stress in flood situations.

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