Graduate Engineer A/B or Engineer A/B/C (Systems Planning - Wastewater)

Austin Water Utility | Austin, TX

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Posted Date 4/20/2023

Posting Title: Graduate Engineer A/B or Engineer A (Systems Planning - Wastewater)


Job Requisition Number: COA088840


Position Number: 114173


Job Type: Full-Time


Division Name: Systems Planning


Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:


Graduate Engineer A:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • None.


Graduate Engineer B:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a related field, plus two (2) years of experience in engineering.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Texas: Engineer – In Training Certification.


Engineer A:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus four (4) years engineering experience acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.


Position Overview and Duties:

  • Wastewater Collection & Decentralized Reclaimed Water System Planning – Hydraulic modeling, alternative analysis, troubleshooting, planning, prioritization of infrastructure projects.
  • Water Demand and Wastewater Flow Forecasts (potable/non-potable, indoor/outdoor, and spatial aspects) for Infrastructure Planning related to Water, Reclaimed Water, Wastewater, and Biosolids.
  • GIS Analysis – Use GIS for system analysis and mapping. Integrate AW databases with hydraulic models and transportation project mapping to prepare and maintain planning databases.
  • Long Range Plan – Perform Planning Analysis and prepare planning documents for future infrastructure.
  • Capacity Planning for Facilities (Wastewater Treatment Plants, Lift Stations, Water and Reclaimed Water Pump Stations & Reservoirs).
  • Assisting with Hydraulic Model Updates for Wastewater and Water Modeling team.


This position will be filled at one of the following levels depending upon candidate qualifications:

  • Graduate Engineer A: $31.65 to $39.56 per hour
  • Graduate Engineer B: $32.89 to $41.93 per hour
  • Engineer A: $34.86 to $44.45 per hour


Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, training opportunities and more. Please click HERE for more information.


When completing a City of Austin employment application:

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • A detailed, complete employment application is required. It helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Be sure to provide job titles and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required, but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Please include contact information from previous employers.


If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution and proof of your professional licenses or certifications.
  • If you are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.


Travel: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.


Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lots, garages or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.


Pay Range: Please see “Notes to Applicants” section


Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, with some flexibility.

Hybrid opportunities available.


Job Close Date: 05/15/2023


Type of Posting: External


Department: Austin Water Utility


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Grant Funded or Pooled Position: Not Applicable


Category: Professional


Location: Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St., Austin, 78701


Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Environmental, or Water Resources Engineering.
  • Experience with Wastewater Collection System and/or Water Distribution analysis and modeling.
  • Experience with Wastewater Collection and/or Water Distribution Systems Related Planning and Analysis.
  • Strong understanding and comprehension of fluid hydraulics, pumping, and treatment processes as they relate to wastewater system analysis.
  • Strong technical writing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Experience working with large data sets.
  • Experience with GIS.
  • Ability to travel to more than one work location. 


Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: This position is posted at multiple levels. For Duties, Functions and Responsibilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position is posted at multiple levels. For Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, please select the appropriate job description below. Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


Criminal Background Investigation: This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation


EEO/ADA: City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.


The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.


Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Engineering or in a field related to the job. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * How many years of engineering experience do you have?
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 years to less than 4 years
  • 4 years to less than 6 years
  • 6 years or more
  1. * What is your professional engineering certification or license?
  • State of Texas Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
  • Other state Engineer-In-Training (E.I.T) certification
  • State of Texas registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • Other state registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) license
  • No engineering certification or license
  1. * Describe your experience related to hydraulic modeling and planning of wastewater collection and water distribution and systems?
  2. (Open Ended Question)
  3. * How many years of experience do you have performing GIS analysis? Please briefly describe your experience.
  4. (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Please describe your experience with analyzing large and complex data sets.
  6. (Open Ended Question)
  7. * Do you have the ability to travel to multiple sites as part of the regular job duties?
  • Yes
  • No
  1. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide the employee’s full name.
  2. (Open Ended Question)


Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume


Optional Documents


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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