Stormwater Biological Systems Engineer I (Civil Engineer I)

City of Roanoke Public Works | Roanoke, VA

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Posted Date 9/18/2019
Description

Salary: $50,057.28 - $80,092.22 Annually 

Stormwater Biological Systems Engineer I (Civil Engineer I)

Knowledgeable and passionate about sustainability and environmental challenges, specifically land-use changes that negatively affect water quality. Duties may include retrofit design of stormwater best management practices (BMPs), use of phytoremediation and ecological principles for stormwater CIP projects, outfall disconnection, curb cuts and extensions, and stream restoration project management. This position may also conduct Bank Erosion Hazard Index (BEHI), delineate MS4 outfalls and SW BMPs and manage projects included in Watershed Master Plans and/or TMDL Action Plans. Additionally, this position may conduct plan reviews for projects located in City's floodplain. The successful candidate will take initiative by identifying, researching and seeking out optimal design solutions and executing good follow-through. Bachelor's degree with environmental concentration, watershed science, or biological systems engineer from a four-year college or university recognized by ABET and/or the Commonwealth of Virginia Registration board for Architects and Engineers; at least one year professional experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in water quality/environmental science and environmental engineering. Recognition as an Engineer-in-training in the Commonwealth of Virginia preferred. Must possess a valid driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Preference given to candidates that are currently, or are able to become, a Certified Floodplain Manager. Preference given to candidates that are currently, or are able to become, Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) certified from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). Preference given to candidates that are currently, or are able to become, certified in natural channel design and assessment.

Examples of Duties

Performs work in the planning, scheduling, survey, design construction, inspection and maintenance of a variety of stormwater projects. · Provide engineering services for stormwater contract management and stormwater construction projects. · Prepares designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for assigned projects in areas of professional land survey, design, drafting, erosion and sediment control and stormwater management design.

Typical Qualifications

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
 Prepares designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for assigned projects in areas of professional land survey, design, drafting, erosion and sediment control and storm water management design. Manages architectural/engineering consultants in the preparation of designs, plans, specifications and cost estimates for assigned projects. Manages construction of assigned projects from bid evaluation through project close-out; reviews design plans and construction/installation schedules; attends planning and construction progress meetings and prepares meeting minutes; performs site inspections to assure compliance with project specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Meets with project coordinators, such as consulting engineers, City representatives, and contractors; determines projected needs/use levels according to established models; coordinates operations schedules; prepares progress reports. Maintains logs, tracking systems, and specialized databases; enters, retrieves, and analyzes data; prepares reports; enters routine, technical, and specialized data into department computer system; generates routine documents, such as correspondence, electronic mail, requisitions and purchase orders. Engages in engineering research.Other duties may be assigned.

Supplemental Information

LANGUAGE SKILLS 
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical journals, reports, and documents. Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints orally and in writing. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

REASONING ABILITY 
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 several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
Recognition as an Engineer-in-training in the Commonwealth of Virginia preferred.  Must possess a valid appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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 job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include 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 job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This is a job description and not an individualized position description. A job description defines the general character and scope of duties and responsibilities of all positions in a job classification, but it is not intended to describe and does not necessarily list the essential job functions for a given position in a classification.

 

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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