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/ygvofjhz
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
Engineering reviewers 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 Boards (TWDB) mission by ensuring that TWDB-funded projects comply with engineering and construction-related requirements, Board rules, and state and federal regulations. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, engineering reviewers help to guide political subdivisions and other eligible entities through the various programmatic requirements to help ensure the success of TWDB-funded water, wastewater, stormwater, and flood projects. As part of a regional team in RWPD, engineering reviewers represent the agency at meetings and engagements with stakeholders. Projects financed by the TWDB range from small grants for disadvantaged water systems to large-scale regional projects, including one of the largest water infrastructure projects currently underway in the country.
This work involves routine to moderately complex (journey-level) technical analysis and evaluation of engineering reports, facility plans, construction plans and specifications, schedules, budgets, contracts, change orders and other required project and program documents. Works under moderate to general supervision, with limited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works under guidance from the teams Senior Engineer. Reports to the Manager of RWPD, Team 1 Department.
Essential Job Functions
- Reviews applications for financial assistance and advises applicant on TWDB requirements according to the different funding programs.
- Assists in developing relevant engineering information needed for Board consideration of the funding request and makes recommendations on the feasibility of the proposed project/application.
- Coordinates with various federal and state agencies regarding projects and programs.
- Performs technical review and evaluation of engineering related financial assistance documents based upon established guidelines providing 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.
- Performs routine contract management duties for all assigned TWDB contracts, such as review of contract requirements, terms, and conditions; review and approval of payment requests and their eligibility; and monitoring of contract schedules.
- May conduct on site observations to monitors the progress of the construction of water and wastewater treatment systems for compliance with TWDB rules and specifications.
- Assists owners with problem resolution.
- Identifies and participates in internal and external job-related contract management trainings.
- 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.
- Maintains current information in TWDBs projects database (TxWise).
- Remains 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 confidential and sensitive information.
- Ensures individual and team files (electronic and hard versions) are appropriately maintained and timely disposed of in accordance with the agencys 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.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in engineering or related field OR applicants currently working toward a bachelors degree that will be obtained by June 2021.
- Relevant experience and education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Civil or Environmental Engineering.
- One to two years of experience in the project review or engineering review field.
- 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 Divsion; and of the principles and practices of public administration.
- Knowledge of water, wastewater, and/or stormwater systems.
- Knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, and procedures.
- 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 comprehending technical material, implementation planning, identifying problems and causes.
- Skills in the use of logic to assess options.
- 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 drivers 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 train others.
- Ability to exercise sound judgement and make critical decisions.
- Ability to analyze complex information.
- Ability to develop plans to address identified issues.
- Ability to demonstrate negotiation and facilitation skills.
- Ability to identify project risks.
- Ability to prepare reports.