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State of Montana Civil Engineering Project Manager-50501 in Helena, Montana

The DNRC is actively seeking a Dam Engineer to provide engineering inspection, design and contract management services for Department owned State Water Projects. The State of Montana, specifically DNRC Water Resource Division’s State Water Projects Bureau, administers the operation, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of 18 Water Storage Projects including 23 dams and over 250 miles of irrigation canals. This position is within the Bureau’s Project Rehabilitation Section and is focused on operating, maintaining, repairing, and rehabilitating existing dams and appurtenant structures. Work Unit Overview:/ /The principal function of the State Water Projects Bureau is to operate and maintain state-owned water projects that provide water storage, irrigation water delivery, flood control, recreation, and other natural resource and public benefits. The Project Rehabilitation Section provides for the continued safe operation of state-owned water storage infrastructure by identifying and facilitating rehabilitation projects, performing engineering inspections, implementing repairs, coordinating operation and maintenance activities, and collaborating with water users’ associations. Job Overview/: /Personnel in this positionprovide civil engineering expertise and project management for the Project Rehabilitation Section within the State Water Projects Bureau. This position requires licensure as a Montana Professional Engineer. Engineering disciplines that are inherent to the position include geotechnical, hydrological, hydraulic, mechanical, structural, and economics. Experience in surveying, technical writing, and construction is preferred. Knowledge in these disciplines is used to identify and document operational issues, develop rehabilitation and repair alternatives, identify and pursue financial resources, contract and manage consulting engineers and construction contractors, and work with various private, state and federal entities. Managing state water project rehabilitation design work requires the incumbent to possess and apply a strong engineering background including formal education, specialized training, and extensive design experience specifically related to dams and water conveyance systems. The incumbent relies on their knowledge of engineering concepts and theories as well as experience in applying them with management authority in the design of complex structures and systems. Designs often require a creative, customized approach due to the unique nature characterizing each water project. Duties of this position include: * Engineering Inspection o Conduct annual and regulatory five-year inspections of dams and associated structures. o Identify, prioritize, design, and implement recommendations for operation, maintenance, and repairs. o Coordinate maintenance and repair efforts with water user associations and other stake holders. * Engineering Project Management o Develop scopes, schedules, and budgets for dam repair and rehabilitation efforts. o Manage consulting engineers through feasibility, design, and construction administration for rehabilitation projects. o Review and approve project submittals that may include elements of geotechnical, hydrological, hydraulic, structural, mechanical, environmental, and economic engineering. * Construction Project Management o Develop and manage construction contracts on projects ranging from several thousand to tens of millions of dollars. o Provide part- or full-time construction oversight on a variety of construction projects. o Review and provide recommendations for construction documentation including schedules, payments, change orders, claims, inspections, and project closeout. * Engineering Design and Technical Analysis o Coordinate and direct the collection of field data and other information necessary to assess project performance and develop engineering designs. o Complete feasibility analyses to develop scope, schedule, and cost information related to dam repair activities. o Develop design and specification information for project repairs. * Field Work o Field work is required approximately 15% of the time. o Field work may be conducted in various climatic and physical conditions and may occur during or outside of scheduled work hours. o Physical conditions include climbing ladders, traversing sloped earthen embankments and concrete spillways, and entering confined spaces including manholes and conduits. The above job functions are the essential duties of the position and are not all-inclusive of all the duties that may be assigned to the incumbent. For a complete job description please contact Kellie Richetti at Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify. Application and Selection Process:The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance. REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR THIS POSITION ARE: * Resume * Cover Letter * Supplemental Questions SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: In a separate document please answer the following 4 supplemental questions: 1. Describe your education, work experience and any specialized training in geotechnical, hydrological, hydraulic, mechanical, structural, and economic engineering as it relates to dams or other water impoundment structures. 2. Describe your work experience inspecting, analyzing, repairing, and rehabilitating concrete and earthen structures and any involvement in preparing technical engineering inspection reports. Include any pertinent specialized training, certifications, and techniques or equipment that you have used to perform inspections and analysis. 3. Summarize your experience preparing and managing construction and consultant contracts, including subsequent project oversight and contract administration duties. 4. State water project management and rehabilitation requires working with a variety of individuals and groups that often have differing points of view. Describe your experience working with controversial projects, resolving conflicts, and effectively implementing changes in work priorities and delivery schedules. HELPFUL HINT: You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. * If you have any questions regarding this position, please email Kellie Richetti at *Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): * A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering that meets Accreditation Board of Engineering & Technology (ABET) standards, or another relevant field of engineering such as Environmental or Geological from an ABET accredited program. * Licensure as a Professional Engineer. Licensure in Montana as a Professional Engineer is required within 6-months of hire. * A minimum of 2-years of applicable post- professional engineer licensure experience. * Expertise in a specialty area of civil engineering that is applicable to dams (e.g., geotechnical, hydrology, hydraulic, structural). This may be either specialized education (e.g., a master’s degree, graduate coursework, or an undergraduate focus in a relevant specialty area of civil engineering), or specialized experience. Required knowledge, Skills:The required knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering; specialized training in water project designs, construction methods and materials; and at least two years of experience directly related to water resources design and construction or water project operation and maintenance. Knowledge: * Thorough knowledge of civil engineering fundamentals with specialization in water project structural design and construction, hydraulics, hydrology, soil mechanics, and water resources is required. * Considerable knowledge of surveying, contracts and agreements, design and construction practices, economics, computers, engineering software, and technical writing is desirable. Skills: * Strong oral and written communication skills. * Must be skilled in the use of computers. * Experience with word processing, spreadsheets, CAD, GIS, hydraulic analysis programs, water measurements instruments, surveying instruments, and soils and concrete testing equipment is desirable. SPECIAL INFORMATION: * * Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. * Applicants must be able to climb ladders, traverse sloped embankments, walk on uneven surfaces for up to a mile, and enter confined spaces such as manholes, conduits, and gate towers. * Selected candidate may be eligible to receive relocating expenses per DNRC Moving and Relocation policy. *ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: *In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". Title: *Civil Engineering Project Manager-50501 Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23140868