Function as technically responsible engineer from a concrete materials aspect for analysis, design, rehabilitation and construction of a variety of complex concrete structures; including concrete gravity dams for flood risk management projects, concrete gravity dams for navigation structures, concrete lock walls for navigation structures, other miscellaneous mass concrete structures, including deep foundations drilled shafts, underwater (tremie) concrete, precast concrete and a variety of other concrete utilized in structural and geotechnical applications.
Serve as technical lead for analysis and design of fully exposed, submerged, partially submerged structural concrete and mass concrete structures including concrete materials, mixture proportioning and placement methods and their effect on construction and durability. Prepare construction contract documents including drawings and specifications for various features for challenging and complex civil engineering projects for river navigation systems and flood control reservoirs.
Perform or interpret analysis utilizing finite element and trial load methods as used for the design and analysis of mass concrete structures, thermal and cracking analyses using industry best practices, ACI procedures, and nonlinear incremental stress analysis (NISA).
Develop concrete mix designs to improve resistance to alkali silica reaction, alkali carbonate reaction, sulfate attack, D-cracking, F-T damage, pop-outs, etc. Analyze and evaluate engineering concrete materials for civil works structures, underwater concrete, Portland cement, fly ash, silica fume, ground granulated blast furnace slag, admixtures, water and aggregates as well as joint sealants, curing products, and other treatment and ancillary products and methods.
Coordinate concrete materials aspects of projects with multi-disciplined engineering team, Operations personnel and Construction Engineering personnel responsible for related specialized phases of the projects to arrive at functional designs and solutions to technical and operational problems.
Perform role of Project Engineer in design by coordinating the efforts of multi-disciplined teams, developing and tracking budgets, preparation of scopes of work, ensuring quality processes are followed, and ensuring contract documents are complete. In construction, the provides support to the Construction Engineering staff by coordinating the review of transmittals and RFI's by the engineering team and assisting with the resolution of construction issues.
Perform inspections and assessments of the District's infrastructure including mass concrete structures, reinforced concrete structures, and bridges; and develop memos and reports with recommendations based on field observations.
Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is an innovative, transformative organization providing engineering solutions to customers worldwide. Working at the Corps as a civilian employee means making a direct contribution to war fighters and their families; supporting overseas contingency operations; developing technology and systems that save the lives of soldiers and civilians; providing disaster relief; and protecting and enhancing the environment and the national economy.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as: Functioning as responsible technical concrete materials engineer for materials analysis and selection, concrete mix designs for underwater concrete (tremie concrete), rehabilitation and construction of mass concrete structures and reinforced concrete structures; functional knowledge and ability to perform or interpret NISA, performing inspections and assessments of structures including mass concrete structures, reinforced concrete structures, and/or bridges; independently preparing construction contract documents including drawings and specifications for various features for civil engineering projects; and developing memos and reports with recommendations based on experience and field observations. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
Professional Engineering (PE) Licensed is Required
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge in Material
Ability to Work Projects
Skill in Communication
Skill in Judgment
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Valid State Drivers License is Required.
Must complete the DAWIA Level II Certification within 24 months of employment.
Professional Engineering Registration License is required.
"Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest."
About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District
The Pittsburgh District is one of seven districts that comprise the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A civil works district, we have an Army colonel assigned as District Commander, but our technical chiefs, functional chiefs and most of our more than 600 employees are civilians.
Like all Corps civil works districts, the Pittsburgh District’s boundar...ies are defined by the watershed basins for which we are responsible. Pittsburgh’s 26,000 square miles include portions of western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, eastern Ohio, western Maryland and southwestern New York.
Our jurisdiction includes more than 328 miles of navigable waterways, 23 navigation locks and dams, 16 multi-purpose flood damage reduction reservoirs, 42 local flood damage reduction projects and other projects to protect and enhance water resources and wetlands.
With more than 140 years of experience, the Pittsburgh District has developed expertise to accomplish its varied civil works missions in the areas of navigation, flood damage reduction, recreation, environmental restoration, hydropower, storm damage reduction, regulatory, water supply and emergency response.
The Pittsburgh District is known as the Headwaters District because it includes the upper 127 miles of the Ohio River and the drainage basins of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers which join at the Point in Pittsburgh to form the Ohio Rivers. “Headwaters” also acknowledges Pittsburgh’s role as a district of engineering firsts within the Corps of Engineers.