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Water Resources Project Engineer

Company: Dowl, Llc
Location: Reno
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

DOWL is as an established, highly reputable, civil engineering firm, recognizing that the foundation of our past, present, and our future is our people. DOWL's foundation is built upon four core values: Inclusion, Integrity, Innovation, and Inspiration. These values are rooted in everything we do. As a valued partner on our engineering team, you will be one of the People Who Make It Happen!DOWL's recent integration with Farr West adds to the long history of specializing in water resource services for our Nevada and California based clients and are growing our services into multiple markets across the West. Our clients are primarily municipal utilities in northern Nevada and around Lake Tahoe.SummaryThis Senior (Civil) Water Resources Project Engineer is a full-time position to provide engineering project management to the Water Resource Practice Area. -Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in marketing the services of the Water Practice and other company service lines.
  • Prepare proposals for new projects and maintain client relations.
  • Mentor and supervise other engineers.
  • Planning and design for a variety of water resources projects.
  • Duties include field investigations, analysis of alternative solutions, cost estimating, technical report writing, and final design.
  • Perform hydrologic and hydraulic analyses related to the design of culverts, bridges, irrigation canals, dams, storm drainage systems, water distribution and sanitary collection systems and other hydraulic structures or facilities.
  • Conduct periodic visits to construction sites to monitor quality and progress of the work.
  • Coordination of support staff including word processors, surveyors, CADD drafters, GIS technicians, inspectors, and third-party vendors.
  • Provide timely answers to clients on diverse engineering matters.
  • Manage budgets and schedules and monitor project performance using DOWL Project Management procedures and tools.
  • Travel locally and occasionally out of state to project sites for meetings or field work.
  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in all work tasks.
  • Other engineering related duties as assigned.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesMay supervise technical and engineering project staff. May participate in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.QualificationsTo be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience
    • Minimum Baccalaureate degree from an ABET-accredited civil or bio-resource engineering program or the requisite years of progressive engineering experience and educational study, as prescribed by the local jurisdiction.
    • Requires at least 10 years of experience
    • Additional education may be applied in lieu of experience.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
      • Licensure as a Professional Engineer in the state of Nevada
      • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record.Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        • Leadership - exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
        • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; understands profitability; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.
        • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
        • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
        • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret scientific and technical subjects. Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from clients, co-workers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to clients, co-workers, and the public.
        • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
        • Must be able to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Project software.
        • Familiarity with Hydrologic and Hydraulic Analysis software. Experience with utility master planning and utility hydraulic modeling is also preferred.
        • Familiarity with AutoCAD Civil 3D, MicroStation, and ArcGIS is desirable.
        • Applicants should have previous experience with designing community water and sewer systems, pump stations, and water and wastewater treatment facilities.Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. -While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision and ability to adjust focus.Work Environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Geographic locations are taken into consideration for compensation.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Dowl, Llc, Reno , Water Resources Project Engineer, Engineering , Reno, Nevada

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