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Graduate Engineer A/B or Engineer A/B/C (Renewing Austin)

Austin, TX

Job description

Posting Title: Graduate Engineer A/B or Engineer A/B/C (Renewing Austin)

Job Requisition Number: COA090986

Position Number: 108643

Job Type: Full-Time

Division Name: Pipeline CIP Project Delivery

Minimum Qualifications

Graduate Engineer A

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • None.


Graduate Engineer B

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a related field, plus two (2) years of experience in engineering.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Texas: Engineer – In Training Certification.


Engineer A

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus four (4) years of engineering experience acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.


Engineer B

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus six (6) years of experience in engineering acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.


Engineer C

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus eight (8) years of engineering experience acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.

Position Overview:


Since 1912, Austin Water has been committed to provide safe, reliable, high quality, sustainable and affordable water services to customers in the Austin area. In 2012, Austin Water launched the Renewing Austin Program focusing on replacing and upgrading water distribution infrastructure with history of multiple breaks to ensure the reliability and quality of Austin’s water supply. In addition, the program includes replacement of wastewater lines in need of replacement and coordinates the need for inclusion of storm sewer pipes in the projects.


Want to join this important and exciting team?


Austin Water currently has an opening for an engineer to serve in the role of an Austin Water Sponsor. AW assigns a Project Sponsor to every renewal project to provide assistance in management and coordination of the projects, and to oversee AW’s interests in the projects. AW Sponsors understand and navigate the CIP process which allows us to replace our infrastructure. AW has many CIP ongoing at the same time at various stages of planning, design, and construction. AW Sponsors work with different entities to ensure these projects are completed on time and within budget.


This position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon candidate qualifications:

  • Graduate Engineer A: $33.05 – $42.14
  • Graduate Engineer B: $35.04 – $44.67
  • Engineer A: $38.97 – $50.67
  • Engineer B: $41.70 – $54.21
  • Engineer C: $44.62 – $58.01


Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.


When completing a City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers. Do not use the phrase, “see résumé” to complete your employment application; that will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.


If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution. You must also provide proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.


Travel:

If you are selected for this position and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.


All Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free.

Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range: Please see “notes to applicant.”

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with some flexibility.

Some hybrid opportunities available. May work other hours to meet business needs

Job Close Date: 02/14/2024

Type of Posting: External

Department: Austin Water Utility

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position: Not Applicable

Category: Professional

Location: Waller Creek Center: 625 E. 10th Street

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge or experience in capital improvement project design or construction related to water and wastewater lines
  • Knowledge or experience in sponsoring or project management, budgeting, expenditure and implementation of capital improvement projects
  • Experience regularly interacting with different levels of personnel throughout an organization and adapting communication styles to meet the needs of internal and external customers
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, and working with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities and collaborating effectively with other departments or units within an organization to meet business objectives

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:

This position is posted at multiple levels. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

This position is posted at multiple levels. For Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Criminal Background Investigation:

This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation

EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.


The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The minimum qualifications for the Graduate Engineer A position are: Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Do you have a bachelor degree or higher in Civil Engineering?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * What is your professional engineering certification or license?
  • State of Texas Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
  • Other state Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
  • State of Texas registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • Other state registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • No engineering certification or license
  1. * How many years of experience do you have with capital improvement project planning and management related to water and wastewater lines?
  • None
  • 1-3 years
  • 3-5 years
  • 5-7 years
  • More than 7 years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have with project management/sponsorship, overseeing projects related to design, and in construction and rehabilitation of water and wastewater lines including reviewing and evaluating Requests for Information (RFI's) submitted by contractors?
  • None
  • 1-3 years
  • 3-5 years
  • 5-7 years
  • More than 7 years
  1. * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide employee’s full name.

(Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume


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