Water Transmission Hydraulics Engineer V

Salary:  $88,800 – $133,200 annually


Location:  Fort Worth, TX



Position Summary:

Serves as a leadership position for the organization, such as a Group Manager, or as a water-sector recognized engineering or technical expert for the district. Independently applies extensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields, with specialized knowledge in water transmission hydraulics and operations.  Uses advanced techniques in the modification or extension of theories and practices of sciences and disciplines to complete assignments.  Works on a major project or several projects of moderate to complex scope with complex features.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a technical specialist for TRWD in the application of advanced concepts, principles, and methods in water transmission hydraulics, operations, modeling, and other broad engineering fields
  • Reviews complete project documents for conformity and quality assurance
  • Develops new techniques and/or improved processes, materials, or products
  • Assists upper level management and staff as a technical specialist or advisor
  • Can supervise a staff of engineers, technical specialists and technicians comprising an engineering team
  • Reviews and approves scopes, budgets, and schedules for assignments
  • Prepares proposals to provide professional services or obtain funding for engineering projects or programs
  • Capable of performing essential functions and responsibilities of lower level Engineering positions, or successfully assisting with, leading and/or directing others to do so
  • Provides direction to Engineering staff in the absence of the Engineering Director on an as needed basis
  • Identify training budget needs
  • Performance review alignment
  • Job description review
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required


Required Experience:

  • Six plus (6+) years of experience in engineering
  • Experience in water transmission hydraulic analysis, operations, and modeling


Desired Experience:

  • InfoWater modeling
  • Experience supervising a staff of engineers, technical specialists, and technicians comprising an engineering team


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 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


Success Factors/Job Competencies:

  • Receives supervision and guidance relating to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters
  • Receives direction on unusual conditions and developments
  • Possesses advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Represents the organization in communications and conferences pertaining to broad-aspects of engineering assignments


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; 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 may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.


(For HR Use Only: POS# 345)

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.77 550.00 -0.23
Benbrook 697.22 694.00 3.22
Bridgeport 826.96 836.00 -9.04
Cedar Creek 322.12 322.00 0.12
Eagle Mountain 649.25 649.10 0.15
Lake Worth 593.65 594.00 -0.35
Richland-Chambers 315.47 315.00 0.47
*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.
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