Perform geotechnical and civil engineering design for embankment and concrete dams.
Participate as geotechnical engineer in risk assessments and inspections.
Lead, plan, manage, and perform geotechnical evaluations that typically consist of static stability, dynamic stability, internal erosion, and scour.
Perform geotechnical instrumentation evaluations and reviews.
Plan and manage design or maintenance projects, including scope, schedule, budget, and technical quality.
Mentor lower level engineers and interns.
Performs structural and civil engineering design, maintenance support and inspections for power generating plants and their auxiliaries, highways, railroads, locks and dams. Assignments generally involve conventional structural and civil engineering practice but may include more complex engineering and interpersonal issues which require mature judgment and innovative approaches. Ensures engineering quality through reviews and checks of the work of lower grade engineers and technicians.
Performs structural and civil engineering design calculations, prepares technical reports, develops design criteria, selects material and determines physical arrangements for structural and civil features; takes into account performance, cost, operability, maintainability and applicable codes and standards. Develops, reviews and interprets engineering drawings and data. Directs the preparation of engineering record drawings for equipment installation and maintenance. Prepares engineering cost estimates. Provides procurement support by preparation of requisitions, evaluating proposals, negotiating with offerors, reviewing vendor submittals and coordinating meetings with vendors. Provides field engineering including walk-downs, construction support, testing and startup.
May plan, develop, coordinate, lead and direct the performance of projects of moderate scope or parts of major projects. The incumbent is responsible for the business as well as the technical aspects of the entire project. Business responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget, schedule, cost analysis and forecasting, work planning, monitoring and controlling expenditures and change control. Leads a project team including all engineering disciplines, project controls, engineering consultants, the constructor, identified and satisfied, assists in the approval process, approves project change requests within approved project limits, allocates contingency, ensures that start-up and turnover are conducted satisfactorily and conducts lessons learned reviews at project completion.
Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives guidance on unusual or complex issues from higher level engineers or first-line manager.
Skills and Proficiencies (May be job or organization specific)
Steel and Concrete Structural Design; Site Design; Highway and Railroad Design; Foundation Engineering; Seismic analysis; Soils analysis; Environmental Permitting; Construction Processes; Communication and Interpersonal; Dam Safety Guidelines; Sound Knowledge of all Engineering disciplines; Project Management; Engineering Economy
Minimum Qualifications(Consistent with Classification Standard)
Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements
Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited program.
Full competence as a civil engineer as demonstrated by several years of progressive and developmental experience as a Civil Engineer, Design, engineer level.
License as a Professional Engineer is desirable (may be required in accordance with TVA Business Practice 15).
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