HYDROLOGIC AND HYDRAULIC ENGINEER or STAFF ENGINEER
Division of Illinois State Water Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a leader in the study of water resources for more than a century. Our research and service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment.
The Coordinated Hazardous Assessment Mapping Program (CHAMP) is looking to fill the vacancy of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer or Staff Engineer based upon duties, qualifications, and experience. The primary function of both will be to conduct and/or review hydrologic and hydraulic studies, communicate results, and prepare technical reports. The Staff Engineer will be required to manage projects and solicit external funding through proposal preparation in addition to what is listed above.
Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer-Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct hydrologic and hydraulic studies using computer models and data research/capture, following applicable standards and data capture protocols. Projects may use both steady and unsteady computational modes. Use a variety of software including, but not limited to, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and ArcGIS.
- Prepare publication-ready profiles, tables, maps, technical reports, and other modes to disseminate technical results, data research, model development, and methodology, meeting applicable standards.
- Coordinate the distribution of responsibilities with project team, engineers, and GIS Specialists.
- Interact with project team, agency staff, local officials, private consulting engineers, and the general public, including participation in and contribution of input to meetings regarding collaborative efforts.
- Other related duties as assigned and special projects to further the mission of the unit as needed.
Staff Engineer-Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct and manage hydrologic and hydraulic studies using computer models and data research/capture, following applicable standards and data capture protocols. Projects may use both steady and unsteady state computational models. Use a variety of software including, but not limited to, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and ArcGIS
- Prepare publication-ready profiles, tables, maps, and other mediums to communicate technical results, data research, model development, and methodology, meeting applicable standards.
- Prepare technical reports to document and disseminate scientific results
- Supervise assigned H&H Engineers and/or student employees, including task assignment, ongoing performance management and evaluation, mentoring, and leave/travel approval
- Contribute to proposals seeking external funding to conduct hydrologic and hydraulic modeling studies and related scientific areas, including estimating staff time and material needs
- Participate in and/or lead team meetings and meetings with agency staff, local officials, and private consulting engineers regarding collaborative efforts on studies/projects being conducted
- Coordinate with GIS team members and may serve as a project lead, developing workflow and protocols
- Organize and conduct meetings with local officials, private consulting engineers and other agency staff involved with the project
- Other duties as assigned and needed
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Education Required: Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Civil, Water Resources, Environmental or similar curriculum) with coursework in hydrology and hydraulics. Alternate degree fields will be considered/accepted depending upon the nature and depth of the experience as it relates to the position. Course work (or equivalent work experience) using HEC-HMS and/or HEC-RAS or similar software and familiarity with ArcGIS.
Preferred: Master of Science and additional coursework in GIS, urban storm water management; engineering economics, statistics.
Experience Required: H&H Engineer: Minimum of 1 year of applicable professional experience (or coursework equivalent). Staff Engineer: Minimum of two years applicable experience. Experience using HEC-HMS and/or HED-RAS or similar software required.
Preferred: H&H Engineer: Course work and/or work experience with ArcGIS and GIS data sets such as hydrography, topography, DEMs desirable. Staff Engineer: ArcGIS experience using data sets such as hydrography, topography, and DEMs.
Training Required: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Must have passed the Fundamental of Engineering Exam and be an Engineer in training (EIT) Illinois. Must attain Certification as Floodplain Manager within one year of employment.
Preferred: Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager is very desirable.
Knowledge Required: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Solid understanding of the fundamentals of surface water hydrology and hydraulics. Effective communication, organizational, personal relations, technical writing skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and a team member with minimal supervision. Ability to juggle multiple and changing priorities in a fastpaced environment. Staff Engineer: Familiarity with ArcGIS or similar software. Work effectively as team member/leader.
Preferred: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Knowledge of HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HECGeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and/or SWMM. Familiarity with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Studies, and technical guidelines helpful. Working knowledge of ArcGIS 10 or higher.
Proposed start date: as soon as possible after close, or until a suitable candidate is identified.
Salary: is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment status: full-time, grant/contract funded, benefits eligible, academic professional position. Application procedures: Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter, CV/resume, and the contact information for three professional references must be received by September 30, 2016. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.
For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Hannah Dorsey at (217) 333-4978 or email@example.com.
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Posted 9/26/16, Expires 10/26/16
Gewalt Hamilton Associates is looking for an experienced Civil Engineer. The Civil Engineer will perform engineering design, modeling and permitting tasks for site design, roadway, storm and sanitary sewer projects, water main improvements, stormwater management and water resource improvements.
In addition, the candidate shall:
- Be responsible for various engineering tasks related to project studies, designs and development of contract bid documents
- Assist in the preparation of reports, specifications, plans, construction schedules, and permits for projects.
- Prepare design computations and quantity estimates.
- Stormwater system design and analysis including detention, conveyance system and stormwater quality BMPs.
- Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and preparation of drainage/hydraulic reports related to site and roadway improvement projects.
- Perform computer drafting on projects with AutoCAD program.
- Coordinate project assignments with other engineers and technicians within the Division.
Required Knowledge, Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related field.
- 3 to 8 years of directly civil engineering, municipal engineering or design experience.
- Engineering Intern (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license in the State of Illinois.
- Proficiency with federal, state, and local stormwater and floodplain permitting and experience in obtaining various permits.
- Experience in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling and design of stormwater management systems.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the following engineering design and office software:
- AutoCAD or Microstation
- Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel)
- Demonstrated proficiency in stormwater modeling software such as:
- HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS
- PondPack or TR20
Required Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently with general supervision and as part of a larger team
- Self-starting, detail-oriented individual, with organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
- Ability to read and interpret technical documents.
- Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed oral instructions.
- A strong work ethic with the desire to learn and achieve.
- The ability to manage multiple projects.
- Strong sense of urgency and self-initiative to meet client deadlines.
Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and resume to
Posted 9/20/16, Expires 10/20/16