Engineer IV

Position Summary:

TRWD enriches communities and improves the quality of life. We do this by delivering high quality water at the lowest cost, reducing flooding and creating recreational opportunities. As a member of our Infrastructure Engineering Team, you may solve any of the District’s engineering challenges but you will focus on maintaining and improving the reliability and resiliency of our water delivery system. This will require you to evaluate, select and adapt standard techniques for routine challenges; and to develop original solutions to unique challenges by applying principles and best practices from different engineering fields. You will work independently and on multidisciplinary teams made up of internal staff and external vendors to design, or oversee the design of, elements on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Designs a complete project, system, component, or process to modify existing, or build new, water delivery infrastructure (pumps, pipes/pipelines, valves/actuators, inlets and outlets, support systems such as cooling or chemical injection at pump stations)
    • Prepares/directs preparation of complete project documents as required
    • Designs and conducts experiments/studies, and analyzes and interprets data
    • Formulates and problem solves
    • Functions as an Assistant Project Manager to assign tasks to and direct engineers, technicians, and administrative staff on project work
    • Prepares scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments
    • Assists with development of proposals to procure professional services and other goods and services from vendors
    • Assists with development of business cases to obtain funding for future engineering projects as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process
    • Effectively instructs younger engineers and interns on tasks related to project work
    • Provides direction to Engineering staff in the absence of the Water Delivery Engineering Group Manager on an as needed basis
    • Trains younger engineers, technicians, and interns in software applications such as MS Office, GIS, CAD, modeling software, and technical procedures
    • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
    • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required



Required Experience:

  • At least four years of experience in engineering working under a Professional Engineer to design and manage projects


Desired Experience:

  • Troubleshooting, or an interest to troubleshoot, common pump and motor issues
  • Procurement for engineering projects and construction management
  • Asset management


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 said license 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)
  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM)
  • Certified Floodway Manager (CFM)
  • Institute of Asset Management (IAM) certification
  • NACE corrosion control (CP, Coatings) certifications
  • Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP)



Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Develop innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects and tasks
  • Successful collaboration with other Departments and Divisions
  • Engages 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.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.80 550.00 -0.20
Benbrook 703.31 694.00 9.31
Bridgeport 836.19 836.00 0.19
Cedar Creek 321.97 322.00 -0.03
Eagle Mountain 649.26 649.10 0.16
Lake Worth 594.01 594.00 0.01
Richland-Chambers 315.39 315.00 0.39
*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.

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