Engineer-in-Training

City of Houston | Houston, TX

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Posted Date 11/16/2022
Description

Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
 
Section: HW/DWO
Reporting Location: 611 Walker  
Workdays & Hours: M-F, 7am - 4pm
Subject to Change

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Assists in the evaluation of existing and proposed assets, policies, practices, standards, and future projects, as they relate to operations and maintenance (O&M) for the City’s potable water system.  Engages in plan reviews, meetings, contract management, coordination, water quality tracking, regulatory compliance, and special projects as needed.  Is highly self-motivated, and utilizes excellent engineering judgement in problem identification, assessment, and proposal of solutions.  Employs software and hardware as assigned in order to achieve efficiency in job duties.  Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders. Provides technical assistance in the administration and supervision of municipal Capital Improvement Projects. Assists with preparation and review of design/construction contracts, plans, specifications, technical reports, invoices and pay estimates, supplemental agreements/appropriations, change orders, requests for information and requests for council action.  Performs periodic inspections of construction work and reports on status of construction, potential problems and contract compliance.  Attends and participates in design/construction progress meetings.


 WORKING CONDITIONS   
The position is physically comfortable: the individual has some discretion about walking, standing, bending, lifting, etc.
 
This is a Houston Public Works Department position at the Tier II Level.   



Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
Requires graduation from an approved curriculum in engineering that is approved by the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers as of satisfactory standing, and possession of a valid Engineering-in-Training Certificate issued by the Board under the current requirements of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
No experience required.

LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Possession of a valid Engineering-in-Training Certificate issued by the Board under the current requirements of the Texas Engineering Practice Act.
Must obtain a Professional Engineer license from the State of Texas within seven years from hire date as an Engineer-In-Training with the City of Houston. 

PREFERENCES

Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of drinking water asset design, construction, maintenance, operations, water quality and regulatory parameters. Preference will also be given to those who have significant experience with Microsoft Suite software, ArcGIS programs, business analytical programs, and data management language.
 
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:   None
 However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.
 
 SAFETY IMPACT POSITION:   Yes
 If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
 
 SALARY INFORMATION
 Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

PAY GRADE 22
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov
 
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832-393-6002.
 
If you need special services or accommodations 832-393-6002 (TTY 7-1-1)
 
If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.
 
Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
 
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.  
 
EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
 
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

Agency
City of Houston
Address
ONLINE SUBMISSIONS REQUIRED

Houston, Texas, 77002
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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