The Water Department's Engineering Planning section is seeking a highly-qualified and self-motivated professional engineer to work on water distribution and wastewater collection system hydraulic modeling. This individual will work closely with other staff engineers and operations staff to provide model results to support ongoing projects and future planning efforts. This position will also review all development-related water and wastewater studies.
The ideal candidate will have two or more years of experience in water distribution and wastewater collection hydraulic modeling. Some of the responsibilities are performing modeling tasks and model updates as needed using InfoWorks CS, InfoWorks ICM, and H2OMAP Water models, provides engineering support for development related studies and fireflow inquiries, works closely with the GIS department on data management, provides modeling support for operational staff, works on multiple, unique assignments simultaneously.
The ideal candidate should have strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills, strong reporting skills, both written and verbal. Additionally, the position will analyze and resolve planning/development-related problems in assigned areas; and gather data through research; recommend solutions; and monitor implementation. Other engineering duties are as assigned to support Water Department’s Planning and Development needs.
A Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering PLUS two years experience in distribution water modeling and wastewater modeling using InfoWorks CS, InfoWorks ICM, and H2OMAP software.
Possession of registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas. If licensed in another state, continued employment will be contingent upon obtaining registration as a Professional Engineer within the State of Texas within six months of employment.
Experience in water/wastewater master plan and impact fee are required. Field experience, project management experience including design, inspection and contract administration of infrastructure improvement would be a plus. Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and GIS edit skills are essential.
Exceptional customer service, time management, communication and writing skills are essential to address high volume of telephone, email, walk-in public inquiries. Organizational and detail-focused skills are required. Ability to work independently under the direction of the senior professional engineer is required. Understanding of local government policy and Fort Worth development process are beneficial.
Must possess valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
The Water Department is responsible for providing safe and reliable water and wastewater service with environmental integrity. The department is comprised of 949 employees and has an adopted FY 2016-17 operating budget of $434 million. Fort Worth has a total treatment capacity of 497 million gallons per day for drinking water and 166 million gallons per day for wastewater; with five water treatmen...t plants and one reclamation facility. There are more than 3,336 miles of pipe in the water distribution system and 3,266 miles in the collection system. The system serves more than 1.2 million people in Fort Worth and surrounding areas, which include 30 water wholesale customers, 23 wastewater wholesale customers and three reclaimed water wholesale customers.