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Engineer III - Hydraulics
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Nebraska State Government
1526 K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, California 68508
United States
State of Nebraska
Nebraska State Government
1526 K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, CA 68508
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
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  • The Engineer Ill-Hydraulics Analyst will provide hydrologic and hydraulic technical support to the Roadway Design Division, Districts, Consultants hired by the Department, and other State and Federal Agencies. The Engineer Ill-Hydraulics Analyst will work in the Roadway Design Hydraulics and Environmental Section and will report directly to the Roadway Design Hydraulics & Environmental Liaison Section Head. The Hydraulics Analyst will provide hydrologic and hydraulic technical support to the Roadway Design Division, Districts, Consultants hired by the Department, and other State and Federal Agencies. Duties include: highway project drainage design when needed, but primarily as support staff; drainage studies of existing and future culverts and storm sewer systems; guidance and training of Roadway Design personnel and consultants; permit review and recommendations; floodplain analysis and certification; wetland studies and design; and hydraulic software investigation and support. This section provides support to the Roadway Design Division for hydrology, culvert and storm sewer hydraulics. Training and assistance is provided to designers/engineers that need help with rational method, NRCS, culvert hydraulics using HY-8, energy dissipation, and storm sewer hydraulics. This position would also be involved in assisting designers/engineers with stormwater treatment in MS4 communities. Drainage studies are performed analyzing existing conditions and conditions that occur after construction, or conditions that are proposed due to development. 

    Qualifications / Requirements

    REQUIREMENTS: Professional experience in an engineering field applicable to the employing agency AND must possess a Professional Engineer (P.E.) license at the time of application, and be licensed by the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects at the time of employment or be able to obtain such license within 90 days of employment. NOTE: If unable to fill at the Engineer III level, will consider applicants at the Engineer I/II level. Applicants are required to have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. Consideration will be given to applicants who will receive a Bachelor's degree within 120 days of application date. Possession of a FE/EIT Certificate is required OR the ability to obtain one within one year of employment. Applicants will also be expected to obtain their professional engineer's license at the first available opportunity that they are eligible to sit for the examination. 

    PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. Educational emphasis in Hydrology and/or Hydraulics Licensed Professional Engineer. Experience in Hydrology & Hydraulics 

    OTHER: Engineering degrees must be from an EAC/ABET-accredited program (or evaluated by NCEES as equivalent). Rare out of town travel with infrequent overnight stays. Ability to, when authorized, work extended hours. Requires a valid driver's license or ability to provide independent authorized transportation. 

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Knowledge of basic engineering principles related to the design and construction of highway projects. Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and public relations skills. Ability to work independently, or under the direct supervision of an engineer as part of a small design team. Working knowledge in the following computer programs: Microsoft Office Programs; Computer Aided Drafting Programs - MicroStation I GeoPak; ESRI GIS; Hydraulic Design Software - FlowMaster, HY-8, HY-22, TR-55, HEC-RAS, Hydraflow Hydrographs I Storm Sewers I Express, etc. Familiarity with NDOT's Roadway Design Manual, Drainage & Erosion Control Manual, and Standard Specifications. Familiarity with rational method and NRCS hydrology methodology. Regular and reliable attendance is required. 

    NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience. 

    At the Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), we reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. 

    We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.


    State of Nebraska Profile:
    Whether it's helping a vulnerable child, making highways safer or increasing corn production, the work that we do matters to the people of Nebraska.

    We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Nebraska. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Nebraska.

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