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

Austin Water Utility | Austin, TX

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Posted Date 10/19/2023

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

Job Requisition Number: COA090208

Position Number: 118382

Job Type: Full-Time

Division Name: Systems Planning

Minimum Qualifications: This position is posted at multiple levels. For Minimum Qualifications, please select the appropriate job description below.

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

  • Graduate Engineer A: $33.05 to $42.14 per hour
  • Graduate Engineer B: $35.04 to $44.67 per hour
  • Engineer A: $38.97 to $50.67per hour
  • Engineer B: $41.70 to $54.21 per hour
  • Engineer C: $44.62 to $58.01 per hour

Position Overview

This Engineer position is in Austin Water’s Systems Planning Division. This position will be responsible for hydraulic modeling and analysis, planning, and system analysis of the water and reclaimed water systems.

Major Responsibilities May Include:

  • Water Distribution System Hydraulic Analysis and Planning – Hydraulic Modeling, analysis, troubleshooting, planning, prioritization of water and reclaimed water infrastructure projects
  • GIS Analysis – Use GIS for system analysis and mapping. Integrate AW databases with hydraulic models and prepare and maintain planning databases
  • Review Service Extension Requests, Engineering Reports and Construction Documents
  • System Analysis and Troubleshooting – Use hydraulic models and technical skills to optimize water and reclaimed water distribution system operation
  • Long Range Plan – Perform Planning Analysis and prepare planning documents for future water and reclaimed water infrastructure

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.


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 through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with some flexibility. Hybrid opportunities available.

Job Close Date: 10/27/2023

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 Qualifications:

  • Experience with Water or Reclaimed Water Distribution System Hydraulic Modeling
  • Experience with Water or Reclaimed Water Distribution Systems Related Planning and Analysis
  • Strong understanding and comprehension of fluid hydraulics, pumping, and treatment processes as they relate to water and wastewater system analysis
  • Experience using ArcGIS software
  • Strong technical writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • 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 these requirements?
  • Yes
  • No
  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. * How many years of experience do you have performing hydraulic modeling for water distribution systems?
  • None
  • Academic Only
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 - 2 years
  • 2 - 4 years
  • Over 4 years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have with water distribution system related planning?
  • None
  • Academic Only
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 - 2 years
  • 2 - 4 years
  • Over 4 years
  1. * How many years of experience do you have with GIS, including ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro?
  • None
  • Academic Only
  • Less than 1 year
  • 1 - 2 years
  • 2 - 4 years
  • Over 4 years
  1. * Which of the following best describes your proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook?
  • No experience
  • Basic: Can create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and emails
  • Intermediate: Can create/edit a variety of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and emails; integrate features such as color, font style and size of text, margins; filter/sort data fields; use design features, graphics; create calendar events and Quick
  • Advanced: Can create/edit complex documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and emails; integrate features such as auto-populating and macro fields, data/mail merge; formulas for tables, charts, data trends; imbed videos and graphics; encrypt, delay deliver
  1. * 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)

Required Documents

  1. Resume
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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