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Senior Water Resources Engineer

Company: Terracon
Location: Pittsburgh
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

See Terracon’s Safety Response to Covid-19 below

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Skelly & Loy, Inc. , a Terracon company is growing and hiring a Senior Engineer to support our Pittsburgh, PA office! If your passion lies in working on projects that help your community , and if you're interested in belonging to an employee-owned organization that allows us to set our course together and benefit when our hard work creates financial success, then Terracon is your kind of company! We share your passion.

The Senior Engineer role will be responsible for technical investigation and analysis of various detailed studies and preparing deliverables related to green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), MS4 programming/permitting, stormwater and sewer piping design, environmental site design, stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, permitting and plan review, and construction inspection and oversight for public and private clients. This role will also be responsible for developing and executing business development, strategic and operational initiatives, and growth strategies within the Pittsburgh Office Engineering Service Group. The Senior Engineer will oversee project management, budget management, and all technical aspects of project/work assignments. This person will also work with and will be accountable to the Vice President of Engineering Services for compliance with corporate engineering standards, quality assurance & quality control (QAQC), and coordination with engineering and engineering support staff across the corporation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Lead the design and/or implementation of a variety of water resources programs and strategies for public and private clients with the principal specialized focus on GSI systems, and MS4 programming and permitting. Assist the Regional Business Development Coordinator with business development efforts including positioning, pursuits, and client satisfaction for the Pittsburgh Engineering Service Group.

Apply expertise in MS4 programming and permitting.

Develop best management practices strategies for stormwater runoff, watershed management, conservation goals, and regulatory compliance with clean water laws and regulations.

Analyze stormwater systems to identify opportunities for improvements.

Perform various calculations related to the sizing and/or operation of stormwater infrastructure.

Conduct technical studies for water resources on topics such as pollutants and water treatment options.

Conduct cost-benefit studies for watershed improvement projects or water management alternatives.

Develop and prepare technical design drawings.

Communicate project results and findings by means of technical reports, oral discussions, and presentations.

Implement engineering policies and procedures to support company growth and enhanced integration of engineering services.

Develop scope, person-hour estimates and project/task budgets.

Manage budgets and all technical aspects of projects/task assignments in compliance with corporate engineering policies, procedures, principles and goals.

Perform QAQC and supervise additional engineering staff.

Provide technical engineering direction and workload planning to junior engineering staff.

Perform and manage engineering projects/tasks using knowledge of applicable local, state, federal laws, regulations, guidelines, standards and best practices regarding water resources engineering.

Obtain and maintain professional education and training requirements.

Develop and execute strategic and operational initiatives, and strategies, related to engineering services for the Pittsburgh Engineering Service Group.

Develop and implement innovative growth strategies, initiatives and programs.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field.

Active Professional Engineer (PE) license in Pennsylvania.

10+ years of project management experience in managing engineering.

Experience in business development and marketing of engineering services.

Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Valid driver’s license.

Preferred knowledge and skills: Strong technical knowledge of stormwater and GSI design and MS4programming/permitting.

Ability to identify, design, coordinate and implement engineering projects.

Business Development skills including knowledge of strategic planning and marketing, resource allocation and client relations management.

Strong project management skills with the ability to develop, maintain and monitor project/task and design schedules and budgets.

Ability to perform calculations for engineering design in areas including but not limited to stormwater management, ecological restoration, stream and wetland restoration and environmental permitting requirements.

Strong technical writing and digital drafting skills (AutoCAD or MicroStation).

Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite programs, Outlook, PowerPoint, and other database software as well as the ability to learn new software systems quickly.

Ability to utilize GIS software.

Ability to communicate ideas and technical information accurately, clearly and concisely to team members and clients.

Ability to understand, interpret and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to manage, develop and provide leadership to engineering staff as well as facilitate teamwork.

Ability to self-motivate and work independently.

Ability to organize and prioritize work in a manner which ensures timely processing and completion of work within available resources.

Ability to use good judgment, logic, and reasoning in decision making and to identify and solve problems.

Ability to balance multiple commitments simultaneously.

Ability to provide excellent customer service, both externally and internally.

Excellent verbal, written, and active listening communication skills.

Excellent interpersonal communications, persuasive negotiation, and conflict resolution skills, including ability to resolve disputes and observe confidentiality.

#LI-JW1 Terracon’s Safety Response to COVID-19

Committed to Our Employee Safety!

Terracon is passionate about your safety before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic. As Terracon continues to move forward and grow through this time, we are continuing to take every precaution to ensure the safety of our employee-owners. If you are as committed to your success as we are committed to your safety, then Terracon is the company for you!

Our goal has not changed. For Terracon, our guiding principle has been and will continue to be the safety of our employee-owners. It’s that simple. We want our employees to be able to work safely in every situation and go home safely each night. As we continue our vision of being “Best at People,” here are some of the things Terracon is doing to safeguard every employee-owner:

On-going communication with ALL employee-owners on a dedicated COVID Response page, and a portal for their families to have access to resources as well

Requiring specific COVID-19 Pre-Task Safety Planning Protocols for all tasks and projects

Empowering employees to speak up and say “no” to working in unsafe conditions

Providing an additional 40 hours of sick leave to anyone impacted by COVID-19, including those impacted by daycare and school closures

Offering voluntary reduced work schedule for anyone needing extra time to care for others

Load leveling work assignments across regions to maintain high productivity and chargeability

Ensuring proper PPE and sanitation on all project sites by providing field employee-owners with mobile hand washing stations and supplies, masks, and sanitizing kits

Utilizing technology for more remote work opportunities and innovation using everything from video conferencing to drones

Following all CDC guidelines including social distancing on job sites, in offices, and in our labs

Implementing a stand-by leave program to ensure our employees continue service and health insurance benefits during regional work shortages

If your passion lies in working with a company that truly cares for your safety, and if you’re interested in belonging to a 100% employee-owned organization that will help you grow and quickly progress in your career, consider Terracon and apply today! About Terracon

Terracon is a 100 percent employee-owned consulting engineering firm providing quality services to clients. Since 1965, Terracon has evolved into a successful multi-discipline firm specializing in environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services. Terracon currently has more than 5,000 employees in more than 150 offices with services available in all 50 states. Terracon’s growth is due to valued employees exceeding expectations in client service and growing their careers with new and exciting opportunities in the marketplace.

Terracon offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. EEO Statement

Terracon is an EEO employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We do not discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, disability, age, or military status. Apply

“I work with a really great team. I enjoy the work that I do and being able to assist others as our office succeeds and grows. Terracon is a solid company with a great foundation that will afford you opportunity to grow.”

“Terracon believes in being the best at people. Because of this I have had the opportunity to grow as a professional but also as a person by getting involved in some amazing community outreach programs our office has organized.” Smriti , Geotechnical Staff Engineer, Charlotte, NC

“The most satisfying aspect of my work at Terracon is the amazing people that I get to work with every day. What sets Terracon apart from other organizations is its focus on our people and helping them deliver the very best experience to their clients.”

“It is like working for a family company. Everyone – from our materials department to the employees working in the office – is like family.” Shamar , Engineering Technician, Charleston, SC

“We have the best of both worlds. We work in a place where we are surrounded by great people, in a family environment where we really care about each other. Plus, we have the support and resources of a large company.” Lori , Office Manager, Charleston, SC

“The safety mindset is in every aspect of the workday, focused around making sure our employees go home safe to their loved ones, each and every night.”

“Working at Terracon has allowed me to gain a wide range of experience on a variety of projects that will be enormously beneficial for my career.” Chelsea , Field Environmental Engineer, Denver, CO

“If you want a career and workplace where you look forward to waking up every day and going to work, and you want to surround yourself with people who are fun and energetic in an atmosphere that builds self-confidence, Terracon is the company for you.”

“I work with a really great team. I enjoy the work that I do and being able to assist others as our office succeeds and grows. Terracon is a solid company with a great foundation that will afford you opportunity to grow.”

“Terracon believes in being the best at people. Because of this I have had the opportunity to grow as a professional but also as a person by getting involved in some amazing community outreach programs our office has organized.” Smriti , Geotechnical Staff Engineer, Charlotte, NC

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