22-83 Engineer IV/Project Manager III (Water Resources Engineer)
Company: Texas Water Development Board
Posted on: September 23, 2022
*Licensed Engineering candidates external to TWDB will be
eligible to receive a $5,000 recruitment bonus if selected.
*Project Manager $5,258.67 - $6,416.67; Engineer $6,416.67 -
To apply for the following position, you must complete the STATE OF
TEXAS application via Work in Texas website, or send the completed
STATE OF TEXAS application to the email address:
A RESUME sent to the email address, INSTEAD OF, or in lieu of the
STATE OF TEXAS application, will not be accepted.
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Leading the state's efforts in ensuring a secure water future for
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Job Description Summary
The Flood Protection Planning Grant department in the Flood
Planning division of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is
seeking highly motivated individuals to join the team who will have
the opportunity to work with flood risk reduction efforts
throughout Texas. The work involves performing complex
(journey-level) project management work to advanced (senior-level)
technical analysis and engineering evaluation of watershed studies
reports, managing grant contracts, schedules, budgets, change
orders, and other required project and program documents for flood
control planning projects funded by the TWDB. The Flood Protection
Planning Grant (FPPG) project manager or senior engineer position
will serve as an advisor on engineering related matters and oversee
reviews conducted by engineering reviewers on the team. This role
is responsible for ensuring that TWDB financial assistance projects
comply with Board rules; make recommendations on eligibility for
funding and project approval; and ensure that projects comply with
engineering related program requirements.
This position will manage complex Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF)
Category 1 (CAT 1) and similar flood planning projects. The water
resources engineer position will ideally have knowledge of and
experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, mapping,
planning, design and construction of flood risk reduction projects.
They should be experienced, and skilled to ensure the grants are
utilized appropriately to facilitate identification of flood risk
and planning for appropriate flood risk reduction projects and that
the work done by contractors meets requirements and the purpose of
the program funding. They should have experience with developing
and managing contracts and contractors.
The position will represent TWDB at assigned meetings and
engagements, serve as an information source for team members and
other staff, and provide training for TWDB staff and applicants on
TWDB engineering processes. Works under general to minimal
supervision, with moderate to extensive latitude for the use of
initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the Manager of the
Flood Protection Planning Grant Department.
Essential Job FunctionsReviews applications for financial
assistance and advises applicants on TWDB requirements according to
the funding program.
Serves as an advisor on engineering related matters and, as
necessary, oversees applicable reviews conducted by other Project
Develops and manages grant and professional services contracts
including assisting in developing scopes of work and budgets and
negotiating contract amendments.
Develops relevant engineering information needed for Board
consideration of funding requests and makes final 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
documents; determines relevant deficiencies, options and
recommendations to ensure compliance with TWDB rules and
Monitors project schedules, budgets, and invoice costs and/or
released costs to identify potential issues or delays.
Serves as project manager, monitoring project schedules, budgets,
and requirements, and reviewing eligibility and approving payment
May conduct on site observations to monitor the progress of the
construction of TWDB-funded projects for compliance with TWDB rules
Assists owners with problem resolution, and ensures work is
completed in accordance with approved contract document.
Manages various aspects of projects, recommends course of action to
reduce delays, and documents project files on significant
Provides information and assistance to appropriate TWDB staff and
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
Provides support for Essential Job Functions described above for
additional flood planning teams due to temporary staffing
conditions as assigned by division director.
Assists the Discipline Lead and WSI management in identifying
process improvements and areas within FPPD that need improvement or
could be streamlined.
Assists the Discipline Lead in reviewing and preparing procedures
and guidelines and in conducting training as necessary.
Promotes an environment that encourages teamwork, accountability,
professional development, and improvement in performance.
Conducts outreach efforts, including public speaking.
Maintains current information in TWDB's projects database
May train and supervise the work of others.
May participate in reviewing Regional Flood Plans, developing the
State Flood Plan and related activities.
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 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
Performs other duties as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with
major coursework in Engineering or a related field.
Fourto seven years of work experience in engineering or a related
Project Manager III - Certified as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in
Texas oranother U.S. state and able to obtain an EIT certification
in Texaswithin six months of hire.
Engineer IV - Licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of
Relevant education and experience may be substituted on a
Graduate degree from an accredited college or university with major
course work in planning, civil/environmental engineering, or
Four years of progressively responsible professional work
experience managing projects/programs and supervising staff.
Experience developing and managing professional services contracts
including developing scopes of work, budgets, and negotiating
Knowledge of and experience with hydrologic and hydraulic modeling,
and mapping of flood risk.
Experience in planning, prioritization, design, and construction of
flood risk reduction projects including riverine flood control,
local flood control and costal flood control projects.
Experienced and skilled to ensure the flood control planning grants
are utilized appropriately to facilitate identification of flood
risk and planning for appropriate flood risk reduction projects and
that the work done by contractors meets requirements and the
purpose of the program funding.
Experience with regulations related to floodplain and flood
management, federal and state programs and permitting.
Certified Flood Plain Manager.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations
relevant to flood planning, floodplain management, flood risk
reduction; and of the principles and practices of public
Knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, and
Knowledge of project engineering development.
Knowledge of the design process.
Skills in using Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, and
Skills in use of internet, email, word processing, spreadsheet,
presentation, and database software.
Skills in comprehending technical material.
Skills in implementation 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
Ability to plan, design, and manage engineering projects.
Ability to use deductive, inductive, and mathematical
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, verbally and in
Ability to adhere to work schedules, follow procedures with respect
to leave and submit accurate timesheets by prescribed
Ability to make mature, objective decisions and identify areas of
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
Ability to complete assigned work, on time, neatly and with
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
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 15% 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.
Ability to train others.
Copy of required academic transcripts and/or licensures and driving
record must be submitted at the time of hire. Failure to provide
required documentation will result in no further consideration for
Important Notice: Otherwise qualified candidates who are ultimately
considered for potential employment with the Texas Water
Development Board may be the subject of a request for any criminal
history record information maintained by the Texas Department of
Public Safety (DPS). Evidence of a criminal conviction or other
relevant information obtained from the DPS shall not automatically
disqualify an individual from employment with the Texas Water
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