SC Hydrology & Hydraulics Design Engineer

This position will be an active member of a team of hydraulic engineers. Assist with planning and design for a variety of projects including highway improvement projects, bridge rehabilitation and replacement, engineering services during construction, storm water conveyance projects, hydraulic modeling and a variety of other related services.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide project management on select hydraulic projects and/or task level management for complex roadway design projects that involve surface drainage.
  • Perform various tasks from developing hydrologic and hydraulic models, to preparing plans, specifications and estimates, data collection, and field work.
  • Perform roadway drainage design and calculations and related hydrologic design in support of transportation projects.
  • Work with design team, environmental staff and regulatory agencies to support the permitting process for various projects.
  • Prepare hydrological and hydraulic calculations and modeling, assist with preparing technical reports, and design drawings.
  • Conduct field work and field data collection, documentation, and data evaluation.
  • Prepare drainage designs and perform hydraulic and surface water modeling/ storm water management analyses considering control of water quality.
  • Use knowledge of regulatory requirements to delivery technically appropriate work necessary to successfully complete project.
  • Broad knowledge of all elements of the design of highway transportation facilities, including roadway elements, hydrology and hydraulics, structures, and traffic related items.
  • Provide technical assistance to designers related to hydraulic engineering design and detailing.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Conform in all respects with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and other orders and to all company policies, procedures and directives from supervisors.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by management.

Machines, Tools and Equipment:

  • Operate standard office equipment (i.e., personal computer, facsimile, copy machine, etc.)

Education, Training, Experience and Licensing/Certification Requirements:

  • 4-year Degree in Environmental or Civil Engineering or a closely related field.
  • Six years of experience in hydrology/hydraulic design preferred.
  • Familiarity with SCDOT’s Requirements for Hydraulic Design Studies and SCDOT design standards and requirements.
  • Desirable to have familiarity with NCDOT’s Guidelines for Drainage Studies and Hydraulic Design and NCDOT standards and requirements.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification, or the ability to achieve within six months of employment, is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be proficient in Microstation and Geopak Drainage.
  • Must be proficient in HEC-RAS one-dimensional modeling.
  • Desirable to be proficient in two-dimensional modeling.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to clients, regulators, and colleagues.
  • Must be highly detail oriented and possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks and deadlines as assigned.
  • Must be able to work independently and manage time wisely.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Talk, hear, use hands and fingers to handle or feel, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach.
  • Ability to lift/push/pull up to 15 pounds occasionally.

Working Conditions:

  • Work in indoor office environment 90% of the time.
  • Moderate noise level.
  • Travel via automobile on occasion as needed.
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