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Dam Safety Engineer - Achitect/Engineer II - Position #00993 - Closes 7/31/2015

Closes On:  07/31/2015

Dam Safety Engineer serves as the principal staff for performing Dam Break Inundation Studies in accordance with § 10.1-606.2 and for simplified inundation studies pursuant to § 10.1-604.1. Dam Break Inundation Studies and simplified mapping for Low Hazard Dams shall utilize various hydrologic and hydraulic software such as the Army Corps of Engineers HEC-HMS or HEC-1 program, HEC-RAS, etc. The position will be the point of contact for dam owners and localities on mapping issues. The position will work with and advise the regional engineering team and management in determining best technologies for mapping and to keep strategies and techniques current and cost-effective. Provides oversight of technical staff assigned to the DamWatch program. The position will develop and implement strategies to advance dam owner and locality understanding of the need for accurate and up-to-date Dam Break Inundation Studies. The position may be required to assist regional dam safety engineers with their duties and may be required to review technical documents submitted by dam owners and their consulting engineers and to make recommendations for the issuance or denial of certificates and permits and other corrective action measure recommendations in accordance with sound engineering principles and the Virginia Dam Safety Act (§ 10.1-604 et seq.) and Impounding Structure Regulations (4 VAC 50-20).

Minimum Qualifications
Degree in Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, related engineering disciplines or a combination of training and experience to provide the needed knowledge and abilities in those fields. Current professional engineering (PE) license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Knowledge of engineering principles of hydrology, hydraulics, soils, foundations, dam design, construction and maintenance. Knowledge and thorough understanding of the Virginia Dam Safety Act and Impounding Structure Regulations is required. Experience working with hydraulics, hydrology, and development of dam breach parameters. Experience in performing Dam Break Inundation Studies with Army Corps of Engineers HEC-1/HEC-HMS. HEC-RAS. Ability to travel, work in physical field environment, and work effectively with minimum supervision. Must be proficient in Arc GIS and Microsoft office suite including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and power point presentations. Ability to travel, work in physical field environment, and work effectively with minimum supervision. Must work well with people, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, provide technical assistance, make sound engineering decisions and provide factual and sound engineering advice.

Preferred Qualifications
Surveying experience is preferred.

Hiring Range: $60,000 - $85,000

Complete the Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment on-line on the Recruitment Management System (RMS), at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applications that say, "see resume" will not be considered.

EEO/AA Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities Encouraged to Apply.