Graduate Engineer A/B or Engineer A (Water Resources Analysis and Planning)

Austin Water Utility | Austin, TX

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Posted Date 5/01/2023

Posting Title: Graduate Engineer A/B or Engineer A (Water Resources Analysis and Planning)


Job Requisition Number: COA088938


Position Number: 118379


Job Type: Full-Time


Division Name: Systems Planning


Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate Engineer A

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • 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 of engineering experience acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) 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:

The Water Resources Team in the Systems Planning Division is responsible for managing the City’s water rights and water supply contracts, performing water supply analyses, leading the development and facilitating implementation of long range water resource plans (including Water Forward, Austin’s 100 year Integrated Water Resource Plan), participating in the regional water supply planning process, supporting the City’s partnership with the LCRA, and participating in a number of related efforts including climate resiliency initiatives, innovative water strategies, social equity and affordability efforts, and environmental stewardship initiatives.

Working as a part of the Water Resources Team, this position coordinates with the Systems Planning Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Infrastructure Planning Teams to develop planning deliverables like population and employment projections, future water and wastewater service areas, and future demand and flow forecasts. This position develops geospatially disaggregated data used for engineering analyses and uses engineering judgement to use this information to incorporate this information into water resources and water and wastewater infrastructure planning processes. This position coordinates with utility, City, and regional planning processes and provides technical advice, guidance, and support to various related initiatives including Imagine Austin comprehensive planning and land development code revisions, neighborhood planning, and jurisdictional mapping and coordination.


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 benefits including medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more! Click HERE for more information.


When completing the 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 helps us to better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for the position. Be sure to provide job title and employment dates for all jobs you wish to be considered.
  • A resume is required but will not substitute for a complete employment application. Do not use the phrase, “see résumé” to complete your employment application; that will be considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A cover letter is also required. In the cover letter candidates should describe, in concise detail, their interest in this position and highlight any prior experience that is relevant to this position.



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.


If you are selected for hire:

  • 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.
  • If you are in the military or are a military veteran, you will need to provide a copy of the Member 4 page of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.


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 lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.


Pay Range: Please see “notes to applicants”


Hours: Monday-Friday: 40 hours/week between 8:00am -5:00pm

Hybrid/Teleworking schedules available (Minimum one day per week In-Person)

May work other hours as required.


Job Close Date: 05/12/2023


Type of Posting: External


Department: Austin Water Utility


Regular/Temporary: Regular


Grant Funded or Pooled Position: Not Applicable


Category: Professional


Location: 625 E. 10th Street Austin, Tx 78701


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience using data and creating projections related to land use, development, population, employment, water demand, and/or wastewater flow.
  • Experience with quantitative data collection, cleaning, and analysis methods and tools.
  • Experience using ArcGIS for to create, edit, analyze, and visualize geospatial data.
  • Experience with water resources and water and wastewater infrastructure planning in the context of climate change adaptation, community resilience, racial equity, and environmental justice.
  • Experience building collaborative relationships with diverse individuals, groups, and work units for successful project or program implementation.
  • Strong ability to understand and communicate complex technical information to a diverse audience using a variety of methods including written reports, print and web content, formal and informal oral communication, and information visualization.
  • 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. * The minimum qualifications for the Graduate Engineer A position are: 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 minimum qualifications?
  • Yes
  • No
  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 employee’s full name.
  2. (Open Ended Question)


Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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