JOB POSITION: Hydraulic Modeling Engineer (Engineer I-IV)
Starting salary range DOQ $60,372 - $97,086
Applicants must apply on-line at our website: www.westernvawater.org/careers
SUMMARY OF JOB
Assist with water and wastewater modeling and related technical services to support the
Authority’s planning, development and capital improvement initiatives. Leads in the
analysis of the Authority’s water storage, transmission, and distribution networks, and
sewer collection and conveyance networks as needed to support the Authority’s mission. Responsible for assessing alternatives and making recommendations on proposed
operational and capital improvements to Authority infrastructure. This position will work
with a variety of teams and Divisions within the Authority including operations, capital
project management, and asset management to enhance organizational understanding
of system performance and assist in developing plans to optimize system performance
and efficiency. This position will also provide technical support and assistance to external
stakeholders in the planning and review of proposed development plans, improvements,
and additions to Authority infrastructure.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned or scheduled.
Performs engineering work and technical analysis of water and wastewater
Computer modeling of infrastructure networks, including development, calibration,
and updating models.
Reviews existing and proposed system improvements and ensures appropriate
capacity, including sizing of gravity and pressure pipes, lift and pump stations, and
Preparation of deliverables associated with assigned tasks, reports, graphics,
presentations, technical memoranda, and cost analyses.
Reviews reports, studies, plans and other technical documents to prepare updated
plans and improvement recommendations.
Monitor, review, and analyze system components and data to identify hydraulic
anomalies such as flow and capacity constraints and develop recommendations to
investigate and mitigate.
Assist with system analysis and investigations related to I&I and non-revenue
water reduction initiatives.
Maintains accountability of assigned work based on meeting established schedule,
budget, and quality objectives as required.
Monitors and provides timely feedback on project status.
Assists management in the development and implementation of quality control
processes, programs, and procedures applicable to activities undertaken by the
Assists management in the preparation of design documents, request for
proposals for professional services and contract studies and reports.
Participates in and contributes to the Authority’s Asset Management Program
related to infrastructure maintenance, renewal/replacement and capital
Proficiently operates typical computer software applications including; asset
management, GIS, work order system(s), billing and financial systems, Microsoft
Office (Word, Excel, Access, etc.), and Authority–specific enterprise software
Reviews plans, specifications, and submittals for various projects, including site
and subdivision plans for development projects.
Conducts site visits and field inspections as necessary.
Evaluates new equipment, processes, methodologies and technologies related to
area of responsibility and makes recommendations to management, as
Assists in the formulation and administration of departmental policies, procedures,
standards, plans and programs.
Provides technical support and assistance to internal and external customers
relating to Authority facilities, infrastructure, and services.
Participates in various work teams as assigned.
May oversee the work of assigned employees. Assists responsible supervisor in
interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work;
appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints
and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to develop, review and recommend processes and procedures for assigned
area, identifying and discussing impact on assigned area, the Division and the
Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or
employees as necessary.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to analyze and solve difficult technical and administrative problems.
Ability to work safely and obey all safety rules.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to think logically and analyze data.
Ability to work alone or in a team environment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with coworkers,
other Authority departments, regulatory agencies, and the general public.
Ability to carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form.
Must possess and maintain a good work ethic with a strong emphasis on good
attendance, reporting to work on time, completing job assignments in a timely
manner, maintaining a good work attitude, performing all job duties as assigned
Ability to write reports, correspondence and procedures in a clear concise manner.
Ability to research technical issues and present information to project managers,
engineers, and senior staff.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specifications, and
Ability to read and interpret company policies, safety rules, operating and
procedure manuals, business periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures or government regulations.
Strong computer skills that extend into mapping, design and drafting applications,
including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Geographic Information Systems
(GIS), computer-aided design (CAD), surveying software, Microsoft office, and
Technical expertise obtaining, manipulating, and organizing information; defining,
planning, and implementing analyses, processes and projects.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in civil or
environmental engineering, or related field, plus two (2) or more years related
experience and/or training in engineering design, water resources, hydraulics, computer
modeling, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated
experience in executing water/sewer hydraulic modeling activities typical of a municipal
utility is required. Experience with Innovyze suite of software is preferred (InfoAsset ICM
and Infoworks WS), but other experience will also be considered (InfoWater,
WaterGEMS, WaterCAD, EPANET, InfoSewer, SewerGEMS, SewerCAD, InfoSWMM).
Experience with private firm specializing in design and construction of water and sewer
infrastructure or with a public utility serving a population greater than 50,000 is desired.
Experience with geographical information systems, computer aided design (CAD)
software packages, project management software and water/sewer network modeling
CERTIFICATE, LICENSE, REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license or have the ability to obtain one within
60 days of employment date. No more than six (6) demerit points on driving record if
required to drive Water Authority vehicles.
Possession of or ability to obtain by reciprocity within 90 days of employment a valid
professional engineer license from the Commonwealth of Virginia is preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by
an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk,
stand, and sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk
Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. If
corrective lenses are noted on driver’s license, the lenses must be worn when
operating Authority vehicles.
Repetitive movement using equipment is involved.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stoop,
kneel, crouch, bend, climb, balance or crawl.
Employee must be able to stand for an extended amount of time at the jobsite.
Employee must be physically able to walk several miles during the day.
Employee must be physically able to regularly reach overhead.
Employee must regularly lift, carry and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally
100 pounds. Assistance is required on weight amounts above those listed. Failure to
do so could result in injury and denied Worker's Compensation benefits.
WORK ENVIRONMENT ENCOUNTERED IN THIS JOB
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Employee will be regularly exposure to moderate or high noise level, extreme outside
weather conditions, uneven, steep, slippery terrain conditions, dusty conditions and
wet and/or humid conditions.
Employee will be subject to exposure to moving mechanical parts and heavy
Employees will be subject to roadway hazards, i.e. traffic.
Employee will be subject to outside hazards, i.e. poison ivy, bees, spiders, dirt,
Employee will be subject to confined areas, i.e. confined spaces, sewer manholes,
water vaults, wastewater pits, and/or protected trenches.
GENERAL STATEMENT AND SELECTION GUIDELINES
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work assigned to in this
job position. They should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties or tasks
performed by personnel so classified.
The following will identify the selection guidelines for job placement:
Rating of education, experience, training and qualifications
Interview with WVWA management team
Applicant must pass a pre-employment physical and drug/alcohol test
A criminal background check and social security number verification will be
performed. The results must match information provided by the applicant on the
Job related skills test may be required and would be administered to all applicants
applying for the position