Engineer IV

Position Summary:


Salary Range – $34.52 – $51.83/hr.


You will manage projects that further TRWD’s vision to enrich communities and improve the quality of life. Your main focus will be on projects that increase the reliability and resiliency of our system that delivers high-quality water at the lowest cost; but you may also manage or support projects that reduce flooding and create recreational opportunities for the community. You will evaluate, select, and adapt standard techniques for routine challenges and develop original solutions to unique challenges. You will work independently, and on multidisciplinary teams, made up of internal staff and external vendors, to design, or oversee the design of multiple projects.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Manage water transmission and chemical feed projects
  • Prepare scopes, budgets, and schedules
  • Develop requests to procure professional services, and other goods and services
  • Develop business cases to obtain funding for future engineering projects as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process
  • Instruct younger engineers and interns on tasks related to project work and software applications such as MS Office, GIS, CAD, modeling software, and technical procedures
  • Design modifications and new additions to existing water delivery infrastructure such as pumps, pipelines, valves, actuators, inlets, outfalls, cooling systems, and chemical feed systems
  • Prepare/direct preparation of complete project documents
  • Formulate and solve problems
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required


Required Experience:


  • Three (3) years of engineering design or management experience under a Professional Engineer


Desired Experience:


  • Managing multiple projects
  • Designing or operating aeration systems, chloramine and sodium hydroxide feed systems, and dechlorination systems to maintain water quality, control biofilm growth, control zebra mussel attachment
  • Procurement for engineering projects and construction management
  • Familiarity with asset management programs


Required Education/Certification/License:


  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in an applicable engineering discipline from an ABET/EAC accredited program
  • Licensed as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) by the State of Texas, or ability to acquire within six months if already licensed in another state
  • Valid Texas driver’s license


Desired Education/Certification/License:    


  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) or Master of Science (M.S.) in an applicable engineering discipline
  • Advanced credentials, including specialty certifications such as:
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)
    • Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
    • Certified Floodway Manager (CFM)
    • Institute of Asset Management (IAM) certification
    • Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) certifications


Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • Manage multiple projects
  • Develop innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Able to work independently on multiple projects and tasks
  • Able to collaborate with other departments, divisions, agencies, and vendors
  • Engage in life-long learning to maintain knowledge of contemporary issues and best practices


Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, and use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk or hear.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and will have field work that may expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The employee must be able to work long hours under stress in flood situations.


Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.40 550.00 -2.60
Benbrook 690.52 694.00 -3.48
Bridgeport 832.53 836.00 -3.47
Cedar Creek 319.51 322.00 -2.49
Eagle Mountain 646.50 649.10 -2.60
Lake Worth 592.02 594.00 -1.98
Richland-Chambers 312.06 315.00 -2.94
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

Check out the TRWD OneRain portal for a visualization of this information and more.

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