Job Description Professional Engineer position that provides engineering services and makes engineering decisions for a section that supports the success of one or more of the District's strategic programs. Engineering services and decisions are based on a comprehensive knowledge and consistent application of theories, precepts, concepts, and practices related to hydraulic and hydrologic engineering. The incumbent plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates detailed phases of moderate to complex engineering projects or processes.
Additionally, the incumbent performs work that requires the application of both conventional and innovative engineering practices. Receives direction from the supervisor for complex or unfamiliar problems and developments, and work products are reviewed to ensure the application of sound engineering judgment. The incumbent is responsible for keeping immediate supervisor current on the status of deliverables and assignments and for providing technical coaching to less seasoned engineering staff. May also represent the Hydrology and Hydraulics Bureau on resource area task-forces.
This position is responsible for conducting canal and structure capacity studies; performing level of service evaluations of watersheds; performing flow rating analyses of spillways, culverts and pumping stations; analyzing and evaluating hydraulic and hydrologic data; maintaining and enhancing the District’s FLOW program; developing computer programs for hydraulic and hydrologic engineering computations; preparing or reviewing the hydraulic designs of water control structures, impoundments, canals and pipelines; managing contracts for engineering services; and developing effective working relationships with team members.
Incumbent should be knowledgeable and experienced in the following: developing, calibrating, and maintaining flow rating equations for various types of water control facilities throughout the District (pumps, spillways, weirs, and culverts); extracting data from DBHydro, DCVP, and other SFWMD databases; resolving complex data verification and analysis problems; interpreting design and as-built drawings; reviewing the hydraulic and hydrologic designs of major water control structures; and developing, applying, and interpreting the results of hydrologic and hydraulic models that are based on standard software such as HECRAS, HECHMS, MIKE11, MIKESHE, etc. Familiarity with the operational protocol of major SFWMD and USACE structures is desirable.