Hydrologic & Hydraulic Engineer and/or Staff Engineer - Illinois State Water Survey/PRI (A1800137)
~~Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer and/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 one or more of the positions: Hydrologic and Hydraulic Engineer and/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 also coordinate with project team, engineers, and GIS Specialists; disseminate results. 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, data research/capture following applicable standards and data capture protocols. Will involve using a variety of software including, but not limited to: HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and ArcGIS. Projects may use both steady and unsteady computational modes.
- Prepare publication-ready profiles, tables, maps, reports and other modes to communicate technical results, data research, model development, and methodology meeting applicable standards.
- Perform Quality assurance checks of models, graphics and reports.
- Support activities associated with proposal preparation, including providing technical data and information.
- Coordinate activities with project team, engineers and GIS Specialists.
- Participate in meetings with team, agency staff, local officials, general public, and private consulting engineers.
- Other related duties as assigned and special projects as needed.
Staff Engineer-Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct and manage hydrologic and hydraulic studies using computer models, data research/capture following applicable standards and data capture protocols. Projects may use both steady and unsteady computational modes.
- 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 the work of H&H Engineers and/or student employees including task assignment,
- Provide technical support with proposal preparation, including estimating staff time and material needs.
- Use a variety of software including but not limited to: HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and ArcGIS.
- Organize and conduct meetings with local officials, private consulting engineers and other agency staff involved with the project.
- Coordinate with GIS team members and serve as a project lead, developing workflow, and protocols, as needed.
- Participate in team meetings and meetings with agency staff, local officials, and private consulting engineers.
- Perform other duties as assigned and special projects as needed.
Position Requirements and Qualifications:
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.
Required: H&H Engineer: Some work experience, a research assistant at a university, internship, or other position.
Staff Engineer: Minimum of one year professional work experience required. Experience using HEC-HMS and/or HEC-RAS or similar software required.
Preferred: H&H Engineer: Professional work experience using hydrologic and hydraulic models. ArcGIS Experience using data sets such hydrography, topography, DEMs.
Staff Engineer: ArcGIS experience using data sets such as hydrography, topography, and DEMs.
Required: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Must have passed the Fundamental of Engineering Exam and be an Engineer in training (EIT) in Illinois (Registration as a Professional Engineer expected as soon as practicable). Must attain Certification as Floodplain Manager within one year of employment.
Preferred: Registration Professional Engineer in Illinois. Registration as a Certified Floodplain Manager is very desirable.
Required: H&H Engineer: Must have solid understanding of the fundamentals of surface water hydrology and hydraulics. Effective communication, organizational, personal relations, technical writing skills. Demonstrated ability to perform in a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, under minimal supervision. An attention to detail. Proficiency in commonly-employed software and databases, such as Microsoft Office Suite.
Staff Engineer: Must have solid understanding of the fundamentals of surface water hydrology and hydraulics. Effective communication, organizational, personal relations, teamwork, and technical writing skills. Meticulous work habits. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, under minimal supervision.
Preferred: H&H Engineer and Staff Engineer: Knowledge of HEC-1, HEC-2, HEC-RAS, HEC-GeoRAS, HEC-HMS, HEC-GeoHMS, and/or SWMM helpful. 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 March 29, 2018. 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 protected].
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College Name or Administrative Unit: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Hydrologic & Hydraulic Engineer and/or Staff Engineer - Illinois State Water Survey/PRI (A1800137)
Open Date: 03/01/2018
Close Date: 03/29/2018
Organization Name: IL State Water Survey