To view specific postings and to apply for an Engineering position, please visit the Texas Water Development Board’s (TWDB) career page at http://www.twdb.texas.gov/jobs/index.asp. Only candidates who apply via email to HR@TWDB.texas.gov with an official State of Texas Application or through the www.WorkInTexas.com will be considered. *Texas Licensed Engineering candidates external to TWDB will be eligible to receive a $5,000 recruitment bonus if selected.
Job Description Summary
Professional engineers (Engineers) in the Regional Water Project Development Division (RWPD) of the office of Water Supply and Infrastructure play an essential role in advancing TWDB’s 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. This work involves performing 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 for water, wastewater, storm water, and other eligible infrastructure projects funded by TWDB. RWPD’s Engineers are responsible for ensuring that TWDB financial assistance projects comply with Board rules and design criteria; make recommendations on eligibility for funding and project approval; and ensure that projects comply with all engineering and construction related program requirements. They ensure that project files are accurate and complete, represent the agency at assigned meetings and engagements, and may train others.
Essential Job Functions
Reviews applications for financial assistance and advises applicants on TWDB requirements according to the different funding programs.
Develops relevant engineering information needed for Board consideration of the funding request and make final recommendations on the feasibility of the proposed project/application.
Coordinates with various federal and state agencies regarding project and programs.
Performs technical review and evaluation of engineering related financial assistance documents; determines relevant deficiencies, options and recommendations to ensure compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
Monitors project schedules, budgets, and invoice costs and/or released costs to identify potential issues or delays.
Serves as project manager and monitor contract schedules, requirements, terms, and conditions; review eligibility and approve payment requests.
Conducts on-site observations to monitor the progress of the construction of water and wastewater treatment systems to for compliance with TWDB rules and regulations.
Assists owners with problem resolution, and verify 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 appropriate TWDB staff and clients.
Stays informed of changes to pertinent laws, regulations, guidelines, policies, and instructions and correctly applies them to assigned projects.
Identifies and participates in internal and external job-related trainings.
Maintains current information in TWDB’s projects database (TxWise).
Maintains confidential and sensitive information.
Ensure individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely 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 to include, attending mandatory training courses.
May be required to operate a state or personal vehicle for business purposes.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Engineering or a related field.
Experience in the project review or engineering review field is required. The amount of experience required will be determined by the classification level to which the candidate applies.
Must be licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
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 construction related inspection, oversight or monitoring of water and/or wastewater projects.
Experience with water laws, federal and state programs and permitting.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations relevant to RWPD; and of the principles and practices of public administration.
Knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, and procedures.
Knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and rules for water and wastewater projects.
Knowledge of project engineering development.
Knowledge of the design process.
Knowledge of research, test, inspection, and analysis methodologies.
Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Access.
Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
Skills in the use of computer-aided design techniques.
Skills in comprehending technical material, implementing planning.
Skills in the use of logic to assess options.
Skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Ability to train others.
Ability to exercise sound judgement and make critical decisions.
Ability to develop plans to address identified issues.
Ability to identify project risks.
Ability to prepare reports.
Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed deadlines.
Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of potential problems.
Ability to perform effectively and willingly when changes occur in scope and nature of the work and work environment.
Ability to perform routine and non-routine work assignments accurately and on-time with little or no supervision.
Ability to perform assigned duties and improve work habits and/or output.
Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with infrequent errors.
Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and regulations.
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.
About Texas Water Development Board
The mission of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is to provide leadership, information, education, and support for planning, financial assistance, and outreach for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas. Our mission is a vital part of Texas' overall vision and the state's mission and goals that relate to maintaining the viability of the state's natural resources, health, and economic development.
To accomplish our goals of planning for the state's water resources and providing affordable water and wastewater services, the TWDB provides water planning, data collection and dissemination, financial assistance, and technical assistance services to the citizens of Texas. The tremendous population growth that the state continues to experience and the recurrent threat of severe drought only intensify the need for the TWDB to accomplish its goals in an effective and efficient manner.